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Climate - Oct 24

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US presidential debates' great unmentionable: climate change
Suzanne Goldenberg, The Guardain
No mention of global warming for the first time since Congress was briefed on the threat in 1988.

The Pentagon ranks it as a national security threat and, left unchecked, climate change is expected to cost the US economy billions of dollars every year – and yet it has proved the great unmentionable of this election campaign.

Amid unprecedented melting of the Arctic summer sea ice, new temperature records in the US and a historic drought, the last of three presidential debates wound up on Monday night without Barack Obama or Mitt Romney ever uttering the words climate change... 
(23 October 2012)

Energy & the Election

Climate One, The Commonwealth Club of California
High gasoline prices, hydraulic fracturing and the Keystone XL Pipeline have kept energy in the headlines. How will that play this election cycle? What national policies should be pursued to advance American competitiveness? How is natural gas changing energy politics in America? Are Democrats sanctimonious and Republicans delusional about climate change, or is this unfair stereotyping? South Carolina Representative Bob Inglis lost a 2010 primary election after saying his party needs to stop denying mainstream climate science. What lessons can be draw from that, and what does it augur for bipartisan action on carbon pollution? Join us for a conversation on powering America's future.

Donnie Fowler, Founder and CEO, Dogpatch Strategies
Bob Inglis, Former Republican U.S. Representative, South Carolina
Bill Reilly, Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Tom Steyer, Managing Partner, Farallon Capital
Greg Dalton, Founder of Climate One, moderator

(12 October 2012)

Ten Charts That Make Clear The Planet Just Keeps Warming

Joe Romm, Think Progress
Perhaps you thought that the whole “planet isn’t warming” meme was killed by this summer’s bombshell Koch-funded study. After all, it found ”global warming is real,” “on the high end” and “essentially all” due to carbon pollution.

Sadly, denial springs eternal. Long-debunked denier David Rose has an article in the Daily Mail, “Global warming stopped 16 years ago, reveals Met Office report quietly released...and here is the chart to prove it.”

The piece is so misleading, even the UK Met Office felt a need to instantly debunk it with a blog post that included this chart.

Since Rose managed to find one misleading chart to push his myth, I thought I would dig up ten serious ones that show the reverse, including the top chart from Skeptical Science, the great Australian blog, which is derived from the data in the Koch-funded study...
(15 October 2012)

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