Monthly Archives: September 2012

Addressing Climate Change Attracts Independent Voters – Polls

A national 2012 nonpartisan poll conducted by George Mason and Yale universities found that 72% of Americans think climate change should be a medium to very high priority for the president and Congress, reports Mark Clayton at the Christian Science … Continue reading

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FOX News, WSJ Opeds, Nearly Always Wrong on Climate Change – Report

Primetime coverage of global warming at Fox News and in the Wall Street Journal’s oped pages is overwhelmingly misleading, according to a new analysis, reports Stephanie Pappas at Live Science. The study, by the science-policy nonprofit Union of Concerned Scientists … Continue reading

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Climate Change Costing World Over $1 Trillion Yearly – Report

Climate change is already contributing to the deaths of nearly 400,000 people a year and costing the world more than $1.2 trillion, wiping 1.6% annually from global GDP or Gross Domestic Production, according to a new study, reports Fiona Harvey … Continue reading

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Oceans Acidifying at Unprecedented Rates – Conference

Oceans are now acidifying faster than anytime in the past 300 million years of Earth’s history, noted Bristol University scientist Daniela  Schmidt recently, at the Third International Symposium on the Ocean in a High- CO2 World, reports Allison Winter at … Continue reading

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Total Loss of Arctic Summer Ice Could Double Global Warming

The Arctic Sea Ice cap, which shields 2 percent of the Earth’s surface from summer sunlight up there, has shrunk 70% in its September volume in the last dozen years alone, reports Ramez Naam at Climate Progress via Scientific American. … Continue reading

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US Faith Groups Pledge to Make Climate Change Voting Issue

The National Climate Summit 2013 Coalition released a petition calling on both Presidential candidates to address rapidly accelerating climate change, reports Elizabeth Woodiwiss at Climate Progress. The statement, signed by over 1300 faith leaders, elected officials, civil rights groups, environmental … Continue reading

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Overpopulation Must Be Addressed to Slow Climate Change – Faith Group

Population growth, say Malawi faith groups, is a key ingredient to devastating climate change effects – calling for concerted multi-faith action to address the situation in the African country Malawi with haste, reports Patricia Masinga at the Nyasa Times. Faith … Continue reading

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Arctic Death Spiral From Fossil Fuel Mining

Local pollution in the Arctic from shipping and oil and gas industries, which have expanded in the region due to a thawing of sea ice caused by global warming, could further accelerate that thaw, experts say, reports Alister Doyle at … Continue reading

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Romney Energy Plan Ignores Planetary Emergency

Jeff Goodell reports at the RollingStone that Mitt Romney’s energy plan is basically this: Because of technological innovations like fracking, America is awash in gas and oil that we’re now able to reach. If we drill the heck out of … Continue reading

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Earth’s Air Conditioner Is Melting – Record Low Arctic Ice

Earth’s Air Conditioner Is Melting – Record Low Arctic Ice The drastic melting of Arctic sea ice has finally ended for the year, scientists announced, but not before demolishing the previous record — and setting off new warnings about the … Continue reading

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