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  Skepticism vs. denial about climate change

A NASA climatologist helps separate fact from fiction.

Making sense of the climate impasse

All signs suggest that the planet is still hurtling headlong toward climatic disaster, yet still we fail to act. There are several reasons for this, and we should understand them in order to break today’s deadlock.


  How green is my country?

The race is on to develop sustainable solutions to climate change. Can the U.S. compete?


  Is the population bomb ever going to explode?

World Population day was July 11, 2010. Did you even know that? Environmentalists and human rights advocates regularly point to a growing world population as a potential source of strife. But one environmental author doesn’t agree. Fred Pearce is an environmental and investigative journalist. His books include “Confessions of an Eco Sinner” and “PeopleQuake,” in [...]


  The civil war over climate change

Why has it been so hard for America to come to grips with climate change? Why do so many people believe it isn’t really happening?

BP vs. Obama’s climate complacency

Rahm Emanuel persuaded the President to play it cool on
climate legislation. But post spill, can he bring some heat to the game?


  An island without oil

John Larson travels to Samso, population 4,000, to find out how its residents kicked their addiction to oil — and how the U.S. might follow their lead.


The grapes of wrath: Climate change and the wine industry

At a time when climate change is already making it harder for people in Bangladesh to find enough drinking water, it seems callous to fret about what might happen to premium wines. But there is much more to the question of wine and climate change than the character of pinot noir.


Can global warming give you kidney stones?

A new report calls global warming the biggest global health threat of our century, and it could result in higher health care costs.

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