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Rising sea levels and extreme weather could wreak havoc on energy plants: report

Rising sea levels, extremes of weather and an increase in the frequency of droughts and floods will all play havoc with the world’s energy systems as climate change takes hold, a new report has found. Energy companies are more often cited as part of the problem of climate change, generating the…

Coal’s share of global energy market at highest level since 1970

Use of coal for power generation and other purposes grew by 3% in 2013 – faster than any other fossil fuel Coal has reached its highest market share of global energy consumption for more than 40 years, figures reveal, despite fears that its high carbon emissions make it a prime…

Obama blasts climate change deniers in speech to UC Irvine graduates

Obama renews climate change push (via AFP) President Barack Obama renewed his campaign to curb carbon emissions Saturday, saying the debate over climate change is over. Obama, who made the battle against climate change a core promise of his 2008 election campaign, has been stymied at the federal…   [Image…

Why haven’t we encountered aliens yet? The answer could be climate change

By David Waltham, Royal Holloway Enrico Fermi, when asked about intelligent life on other planets, famously replied, “Where are they?” Any civilisation advanced enough to undertake interstellar travel would, he argued, in a brief period of cosmic time, populate its entire galaxy. Yet, we haven’t made any contact with such…

Major cities must unite against climate change: Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo

Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo urged the world's major cities to unite in the fight against climate change. Stressing that half the world's population is now urbanized, she noted that cities are already responsible for 80 percent of greenhouse gas emissions……

Texas Republican: ‘Obama thinks he can change the weather because he thinks he’s God’

A Texas state lawmaker running for lieutenant governor suggested President Barack Obama thinks he possesses godlike powers to control the weather. Republican State Sen. Dan Patrick made the remarks during a debate Tuesday night in Salado, reported the Texas Tribune, where an audience member asked whether the lawmaker supported the…

Climate change threatens fish living near the Equator

Lying in a hot bath may be a pleasant experience, because you can always get out when you’ve had enough. For some of the fish that swim in equatorial seas, though, that is not an option: climate change……

Activist arrested at PBS annual meeting for protesting Koch brother’s ties to Boston affiliate

A climate change activist was handcuffed and arrested at the PBS annual meeting after calling for the ouster of billionaire David Koch from the board of a Boston public TV station. Brant Olson, campaign director for Forecast the Facts, stepped to a microphone Tuesday morning after a panel discussion on…

This is what the United States looks like after a 10 foot sea level rise

What Does U.S. Look Like With 10 Feet of Sea Level Rise? (via Climate Central) By Ben Strauss New research indicates that climate change has already triggered an unstoppable decay of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The projected decay will lead to at least 4 feet of accelerating global sea…

Marco Rubio: ‘Human activity’ is not ‘causing these dramatic changes to our climate’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) asserted recently that there was nothing that humans could do to stop climate change because it was not caused by humans, and that any new laws would only “destroy our economy.” In an interview that aired on Sunday, ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked the Florida Republican if…

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