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Top Climate Stories of 2013: #10 More Weather on Steroids

December 19, 2013 | 1:36 pm |

10. More Weather on Steroids In 2013, extreme weather events picked up right where they left off in 2012, and the resulting picture wasn’t pretty. It wasn’t just Super Typhoon Haiyan leveling the city of Tacloban and other communities in the Philippines, leaving hundreds of thousands homeless and struggling to find food and water. It wasn’t just the 500-year floods inundating the cobbled streets and historic buildings of centuries-old towns in Germany, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic. Or the biblical rains—and infernal floods—that rewrote the map and destroyed thousands of homes in Colorado’s Front Range. Or another year of record-breaking temperatures in … Read More

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Your solutions

November 2, 2013 | 10:00 am |

We asked. You answered. We listened. Twelve months after Hurricane Sandy made the reality of climate change horrifically clear in a trail of splintered homes and flooded communities up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, many in Congress still refuse to learn its lessons or even accept the obvious truth. So much so that when President Obama announced a bold plan for the nation to tackle climate change in June, the fossil fuel industry and its Congressional allies immediately began repeating their tired old myths, spreading fears and doing everything they could to stop the plan before it even got … Read More

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A Day to Remember

October 29, 2013 | 9:00 am | , President & CEO, The Climate Reality Project

If you live in New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, or countless other communities on the Eastern Seaboard, you know exactly where you were twelve months ago when Sandy hit. You always will. For those who were lucky enough not to wake or return home in the days after October 29, 2012 to find their homes left in splinters, or basements still flooded, or the power still off for blocks, it’s time to pause and honor those who were not. And for all of us—both those of us who have been through their own Sandy experiences in the last decade and … Read More

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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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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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