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The green new deal

Following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, climate change has caught the attention of many Americans. What’s your take? JS: The crisis of the moment and the question of the hour is whether this election will be the response that we need to the climate crisis. It took the storm of the century, an unprecedented storm, [...]


Are swing voters going green?

By Chris Mooney | October 2, 2012 It was quite the messaging turnaround. In his September 6 acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, President Obama—whose reticence about so much as mentioning global warming has flummoxed environmental activists—used the subject to launch an unexpected attack on his opponent. “Climate change is not a [...]


  If you’re a Republican and you believe in climate change, who do you vote for?

Virtually every GOP candidate has eschewed the science behind global warming. So if you’re green and you’re conservative, who do you vote for?


  Hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, floods: A preview of life under global warming?

As Hurricane Irene, first major hurricane of the season, threatens the Eastern seaboard, Need to Know investigates the links between extreme weather and climate change.


What’s happening with Hurricane Irene? Get updates throughout the weekend

The Climate Desk will be live-blogging Hurricane Irene as it nears landfall, in what some experts predict could be the most devastating storm to barrage the East Coast in history.


  The sea also rises: What climate change means for coastal communities

The city of Norfolk, Virginia, is already experiencing the effects of sea-level rise. We explore how one American city is dealing with a problem that may soon be on all our doorsteps.


  Twisted logic: What tornadoes don’t have to do with global warming

It’s been one of the deadliest tornado seasons on record. But meteorologist Harold Brooks of the National Severe Storms Laboratory warns: don’t blame it all on global warming.


  From allergies to deadly disease, feeling the effects of climate change

A rare but deadly fungal disease once known only in tropical climates is infecting people in the Pacific Northwest — and researchers say climate change may be why.


The science of truth

Writing for Mother Jones, Chris Mooney examines the rationalization of self-delusion.

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