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GUEST COMMENTARY: We need to face it: Global warming is a disaster – Columbia Missourian

The climate is not political. In many ways, global warming is an equal-opportunity catastrophe. In many other ways, global warming disproportionately strikes those among us least responsible for the problem and least able to rebound from its horrors. Now let’s…

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Guest Post: How you can help fight global warming – The Colorado Independent

Illustration credit: Mark Castillo with graphic elements from www.vecteezy.com This is about our own lives and the future of everyone and everything we care about. When I was in Washington, DC in June I witnessed a heartbreaking presentation by a…

The ‘war on coal’ myth

Posted on 2 August 2019 by Guest Author This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Karin Kirk Is environmental extremism causing the decline of the American coal industry? A look at the economics shows that coal has been beaten…

GOP Climate Hawk Rep. Rooney Introducing Carbon Tax Bill

CCD Editor: As noted previously here, a carbon tax hurts the poor disproportionately and are anathema to growing the economy. They also haven’t been shown to ‘slow sea-level rise’ or avert warming as Rooney purports. In fact, other countries that…

Letter: Don’t downplay threat of global warming – AberdeenNews.com

Columnist Rich Lowry downplays the threat posed by global warming. However, it’s important to note that 58 former U.S. national security leaders, including 35 admirals and generals, sent a letter on climate change to President Donald Trump. This extraordinary letter…

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Dear Billionaires, The Best Thing You Can Do For This Country Is To Employ Your Capital Productively

From Anthony Gill On June 24, 2019, nineteen billionaires released a letter to the media entitled “A Call to Action: A Letter in Support of a Wealth Tax.”  They urged potential presidential candidates to campaign for and, if elected, implement a new…

Which climate innovations will really limit global warming? – Horizon magazine

To help filter the most effective innovations to invest in, a global initiative has developed a new way to estimate their emissions-slashing potential. In the next year, it aims to identify 1,000 solutions with a combined potential to avoid more…

The mantis shrimp’s perfect shield

The shield-like tail segment, or telson, of the smasher mantis shrimp is a multiscale structure with ridges on the outside and a structure shaped like a spiral staircase on the inside. It’s inspiring a new class of lightweight, impact-resistant materials for helmets, cars, and more

Will Republican Climate Change Proposals Work? – Pacific Standard

As conservative opinion shifts, lawmakers like Matt Gaetz and Lamar Alexander have put forward solutions that focus on “innovation” at the expense of regulation. The Republican Party’s stance on climate change has been shifting. Prominent conservatives who once might have…