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Overcome by heat and inertia

Temperature records continue to fall across the country.  In Washington D.C., which experienced it’s warmest June on record, Senators are picking up the debate on the climate change bill.  While temperatures warm, glaciers melt, and sea level rises, there is little hope of that the bill will receive the necessary votes to prevent it from

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Indoor living and the global greenhouse

Published on July 29, 2010 by in Causes, Science

Here’s a novel approach to reducing man’s energy footprint and thereby limiting climate warming. Let’s hope, however, that Mumbai isn’t air conditioned anytime soon.

 
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Stephen H. Schneider, Climatologist, is dead at 65

Published on July 29, 2010 by in Science

This death notice could give people an idea of what climatologists actually do, thereby taking some of the mystery out of what is to many an arcane, unknown world.

 
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Who cooked the planet?

Paul Krugman of the New York Times asks why the climate bill died. His answer: few legitimate doubts about the science remain, and the scientists and the economics weren’t to blame. Rather, greed and cowardice killed action on the climate change legislation. The whole world, he warns, will pay the price.

 
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Four ways to kill a climate bill

Writing in the New York Times, Lee Wasserman, the Rockefeller Family Fund head, ascribes failure of the cimate bill to four threads: focussing on green jobs rather than the climate; devising a bill for polluters, not the American people; making it too complicated; and failing to win people’s support for it.

 
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