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Why it’s urgent

September 6, 2012 | 12:28 pm | , Research Associate

As climate activists, we feel it in our gut. Climate change is not only real, it is the challenge of our time. And it’s crucial that we act now — today, right this minute — to tackle it.

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3 Ways Richard Muller is Wrong About Climate

August 16, 2012 | 2:57 pm | , Science and Solutions Director

Dr. Muller, a former climate skeptic, recently made headlines when he said the evidence is in and “global warming is real.” This is an important turn of events, but unfortunately Dr. Muller is still repeating a number of widely debunked myths about climate change. Here are just three that came up during a recent radio show.

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U.S. storms and heatwaves: a reminder that nature is powerful and we’re no match

July 10, 2012 | 5:34 pm | , Solutions Analyst

As severe weather events start taking a higher toll in the coming decades due to climate change, do you think we should bet on coping well, or should we face the sobering reality and do what we can to prevent and reduce carbon pollution so we don’t make matters worse to begin with?

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Dear George Will: Yes, it’s getting hotter

July 9, 2012 | 2:36 pm | , Chief Program and Advocacy Officer

This past Sunday, George Will had a classic “back in my day…” moment when he chastised people for raising concerns about the record-breaking heat that has swept across the country. According to George Will: “How do we explain the heat? One word: Summer.” Of course, what is so unusual is that nearly 2,300 daily high temperature records were broken in June alone; including in Illinois, which experienced its hottest spring on record.

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What do corporations really think about climate change?

June 4, 2012 | 1:45 am | , Research Director and Rapid Response Manager

Corporations talk about being “green” and caring about climate change more now than they ever have before. But how can you tell if a company is walking the walk when you hear them talk the talk? This week, the Union of Concerned Scientists put out a comprehensive report about how corporations have influenced the debate on climate change. It’s worth a read, and I’ll tell you why.

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A Climate Reality Billboard

May 18, 2012 | 1:00 pm | , President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project

Recently, the Heartland Institute put up — and just as quickly pulled down after a firestorm of criticism — a truly bizarre billboard in Chicago attempting to equate climate science with radicals and murderers. Since the billboard was suddenly and unexpectedly empty, we thought we would take the opportunity to remind Heartland who is really on the fringe here.

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