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Countdown to Copenhagen

In less than one month, world leaders and representatives from nearly 200 nations will gather with technical experts, business leaders, advocates and concerned citizens in Copenhagen, Denmark for the United Nations' 15th…

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What do a Rabbi, a Brew-pub Owner, a Mayor, an Economist, and a Reverend have in common?

...the belief that we have an economic, environmental and a moral imperative to protect our Southeastern coastal communities, natural resources and businesses from the perils of global warming. SACE Leads Diverse Coalition…

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Graphs to ponder - Temperature and global warming

Some polls suggest  the public seems to be cooling a bit to concern about global warming. For some reason, this graph comes to mind, and reminds me how remarkable it is that…

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Treasured Places in Peril South Carolina

This video tells the history and stories of places in South Carolina that are particularly vulnerable to the effects of global warming. Places such as Charleston and the Lowcountry’s coastal bays and…

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And the award goes to President Obama

Update:  read the President's acceptance speech with direct references to climate change action here. This morning, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced a surprise decision to honor President Barack Obama for his "extraordinary…

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Will the last one (to leave the Chamber of Commerce) turn off the lights?

Apple Computer is the latest in a long-line of American businesses leaving the Chamber of Commerce over climate policy. They resigned today with a letter stating: “We strongly object to the chamber’s…

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Senate unveils new climate and clean energy legislation

Today, Senators Kerry and Boxer kicks off the Senate's efforts to pass a comprehensive clean energy and climate bill by introducing the Clean Energy Jobs & American Power Act. Many climate advocates…

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The Road to Copenhagen with Climate Week in the USA and Beyond

As the name implies, global climate change is an issue impacting the entire planet.  While scientists have reached consensus about the importance of drastically reducing global warming pollution, government leaders have yet…

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Lessons from the Road in Coastal North Carolina

In late August, I embarked on a trip to coastal North Carolina to meet business-owners, citizens and local decision makers to involve them in the regional climate and energy work that we…

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Climate Change and Peak Oil, Two Problems with One Solution

While reading about peak oil recently, it became clear to me why peak oil advocates and climate action advocates should be natural allies.  While the challenges of peak oil may be different…