Two new studies find that "strong measures to limit carbon emissions would have hardly any negative effect on economic growth, and might actually lead to faster growth," as Nobelist Paul Krugman puts it. Here's why.
Last month was the warmest August since records began being kept in 1880, NOAA reported Thursday. NOAA projections make clear that 2014 is going to be one of the very hottest years on record -- and possibly the hottest. Stay tuned. Mother nature is just getting warmed up -- thanks to human activity.
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Naomi Klein has a new book, “This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs. The Climate.” She argues that because we ignored scientists' warnings for 25 years, humanity faces a stark choice: The end of civilization as we know it or the end of capitalism as we know it. It shouldn't be a tough choice, right?
The International Energy Agency reports that the total benefits from energy efficiency upgrades equals -- and often exceeds -- the energy savings. The IEA finds that cost-effective efficiency investments have "the potential to boost cumulative economic output through 2035 by USD 18 trillion.”
Matt Ridley, arguably the most debunked and anti-scientific Wall Street Journal columnist in recent memory, is back from his hiatus. Ridley’s self-proclaimed pause as a Journal columnist turns out to be about as real as the supposed “pause” in global warming he touts.
If you thought you’d noticed deluges becoming more intense, you were right. Thanks to climate change, when it rains, it pours, literally. Some 70 percent more precipitation falls in the heaviest rain events now than it did in 1958. Here's why.