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The Price of Carbon

March 26, 2013 | 7:35 pm | , President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project

It’s past time for a real conversation about carbon pollution, and how much we are already paying. We know what’s happening, and we know why. But when talk finally turns to solutions, we always hear the same refrain: We can’t afford to do anything about climate change. The reality is that what we really can’t afford to do is nothing.

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Dirty weather, dirty water

October 5, 2012 | 5:00 pm | , Solutions Fellow

Global climate disruption messes with our water. As sea levels rise, we get more water in the places we don’t want it. But what about the water we do need? Scientists are finding that the impacts of climate change make freshwater inhospitable for fish and wildlife.

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What’s the biggest dirty energy source of all?

October 5, 2012 | 4:00 pm | , Solutions Analyst

There are several manmade sources of the carbon pollution that’s warming our climate, from deforestation to animal agriculture. But let’s clear up one thing right away: Dirty Energy, the pollution from fossil fuels, is the single the biggest contributor to climate change. And the biggest Dirty Energy source is coal.

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A global crisis, state by state

September 19, 2012 | 4:30 pm | , Writer and Editor

What does global warming look like across the United States? Check out these eye-opening photos in the LA Times; Dramatic visual evidence that climate change isn’t just on its way in the future, it’s happening now.

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Is an oil rig afraid of climate change?

August 30, 2012 | 3:20 pm | , Research Director and Rapid Response Manager

As Hurricane Isaac exited the Gulf of Mexico and passed over Louisiana, more than 600,000 customers in the state lost power and tens of thousands of people were told to evacuate. This is a big storm, and many people are dealing with severe flooding and wind damage. But there’s another group with eyes glued to Isaac’s path: the fossil fuel industry.

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How climate change makes hurricanes more dangerous

August 28, 2012 | 12:48 pm | , Science and Solutions Director

As the residents of New Orleans can tell you, it only takes one intense hurricane to cause years of grief. The best evidence suggests hurricanes will get more dangerous as the world warms and sea levels rise. And the more global warming pollution we put into the atmosphere, the worse things will get.

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