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House Republicans now officially on record denying science behind climate change

House Republicans voted against a measure to adopt the scientific consensus that climate change is real. So here are a few other things they now officially don’t believe.


  Does Punxsutawney Phil believe in climate change?

In honor of Groundhog Day, Need to Know talks with one of Phil’s closest confidants about the secrets behind his prognostications, the mysteries of the “Inner Circle” and whether the world’s most famous weatherman believes in global warming.


The climate dilemma: How warm and when?

Scientists agree that greenhouse gases will warm the planet. But how much and when? Robert Fri explains the crux of the policy maker’s dilemma.


The life and death of climate legislation, in graphic form

There are lots of villains and no heroes in a comic strip about the short life and gritty death of the landmark climate change bill.


Climatespeak 2010: The year’s most outrageous quotes

Whether they be global warming deniers, green advocates or Beltway insiders, these people all had words of “wisdom” to share about global warming.


  What does the Bible have to say about climate change?

It depends on who you ask. In this Climate Desk podcast, we pose the question to a rabbi, a Muslim author, an evangelical pastor, and one of the founders of Ark Encounter, a Biblical theme park under development in Kentucky.

Cancun climate breakthrough

It isn’t perfect, but climate negotiators at the Cancun summit have struck a deal.


  WikiLeaks and climate change

Just as diplomats gathered to draft a new climate change accord, U.S. embassy cables released by WikiLeaks suggested that world leaders were largely pessimistic about the chances for success.


Turkey can be climate friendly; spinach, not so much

Though it might seem counterintuitive, turkeys can be climate friendly, while spinach can be as harmful for the planet as beef. In our holiday Climate Desk podcast, we look at how our food choices affect climate change — and vice versa.

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