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Sea Levels Rising Ever Faster

New research shows that sea levels are rising considerably faster than previously calculated. The study shows that children being born today can expect to see low-lying…

Worst Place to Hold a Climate Conference

It’s a bit like McDonalds hosting a conference on the obesity epidemic. You can’t help wondering who decided that the best location for what may be the world’s last-chance climate convention would be the fabulously wealthy Persian Gulf emirate of Qatar.

Mother Nature’s Extra Vote

Last week, Mother Nature cast an early vote, with Hurricane Sandy reminding us all that there’s just one overarching priority for the next administration and the next Congress. This week another storm is brewing.

Last night, when President Obama spoke to his supporters and to the nation, he laid out his priorities for the next four years:

Why Sandy Won’t Change Anything

A vast storm shuts down the largest population area of the United States. Millions of people are without power, transportation, even their homes. New York’s Gov. Cuomo says it seems like “we have a 100-year flood every two years now … We have a new reality when it comes to these weather patterns.”

So, do we now “get it” that huge changes are now taking place on our planet?

How the World Ends – in Silence

Proverbially, the world ends either with a bang or with a whimper. But last night we learned that it will end, instead, in silence.

In a debate that was all about how we relate to the rest of the world, neither President Obama nor Gov. Romney ever mentioned the global devastation being wrought by climate change, the mass extinctions that are unfolding, the multiple pandemics that can break loose at any moment, the poisoning of the land, the oceans and the air we breathe, or any of the other enormous threats we face.

Massive Heat Wave in South Korea

The current heat wave sweeping South Korea has claimed hundreds of thousands of domestic animals. At least 830,000 farm animals, including 786,000 chickens, 41,000 ducks and…