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UN Draft Report

I’m still reeling from the UN draft report on climate change.  It summarizes earlier reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, IPCC.  Reportedly, it is much more blunt.  That was Justin Gillis’s assessment in The New York Times last week.  His lead:  “Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political […]

Cartoonists Take on Climate Change

Slate has a terrific collection of cartoons culled from an international contest to draw–yes, pun intended–attention to environmental issues.  The impact of climate change on the oceans got its due this year.  The cartoons have a clearly serious side but there are smiles here, too.  Truly. Here’s the link: http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2014/06/12/niels_bugge_cartoon_award_entries_look_at_climate_change.html

Obama, Coal, and Perspective

So we heard from the White House this week about the President’s plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions from the country’s coal and gas-fired power plants. From the outset here, let’s accept that this is a step in the right direction, but let’s also recognize it for what it is: a baby step. The 30 […]

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