Monthly Archives: December 2013

Climate Change Is Helping Al Qaeda

Climate Change Is Helping Al Qaeda by increasing resource conflicts and displaced, desperate people in the Sahel, say experts, report Tristan McConnell and Nick Loomis at the Global Post. Islamic fundamentalists have been successful in channeling that desperation into anger … Continue reading

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Nearly 60 House Democrats Seek to Halt New Oil Leasing, Exploration in the Arctic

Nearly 60 House Democrats Seek to Halt New Oil Leasing, Exploration in the Arctic reports Laura Barron-Lopez at The Hill. They cited the drilling mishaps that have already happened there and the growing opposition to further disrupting the Arctic, which … Continue reading

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Midwest Wind Power Now as Cheap as Gas and Coal

Midwest Wind Power Now as Cheap as Gas and Coal says an energy researcher at Morgan Stanley, reports Conway irwin at GreenTechMedia. More efficient technologies, combined with low costs and strong wind resources, are making wind cost-competitive with some of … Continue reading

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Top US Scientists Propose Ambitious Plans To Prevent Devastating Climate Change

Top US Scientists Propose Ambitious Plans To Prevent Devastating Climate Change  reports Jeremy Hance at Mongabay. Even limiting temperatures to a 4 F degree rise would be a disastrous and tragic, given that we can prevent it, says ex US … Continue reading

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Gradual Climate Shifts Could Have Sudden Impacts

Gradual Climate Shifts Could Have Sudden Impacts says the US National Research Council, reports Brian Kahn at Climate Central.  Abrupt shifts in the climate have already begun, with more possible by the end of this century notes the new report. … Continue reading

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More Extreme Weather: Cold Records May Beat Warm in 2013

More Extreme Weather: Cold Records May Beat Warm in 2013, for the first time in 20 years, reports Andrew Freedman at Climate Central.  This  variability is to be expected, even as the planet continues to heat up under human driven … Continue reading

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China Doubles Pace Of Adding Renewables In 2013 To Cut Pollution

China Doubles Pace Of Adding Renwables In 2013 To  Cut Pollution reports Bloomberg News, adding 36 Gigawatts of capacity, mostly in the form of hydroelectric power, in the first 10 months, in a bid to cut ever worsening pollution in … Continue reading

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