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Tell the Senate to Price Carbon

Pricing carbon and returning a portion of the money to households is the strategy favored by economists worldwide to drop CO2 levels faster than anything else, but more importantly, to not burden low and middle income households. Senators are working on the Reconciliation Bill, with language to be finalized by August 10, so they […]

On Tuesday, enough ice melted in Greenland to cover Florida in two inches of water

On Tuesday, enough ice melted in Greenland to cover Florida in two inches of water Data from Danish government shows vast ice sheet lost 8.5bn tons of surface mass in a single day

Read in The Guardian: […]

The Vermont Climate Council Needs To Hear From You!

It’s Time For All Of Us To Speak Out

To Demand An Accurate Accounting Of Our GHG Emissions

The Global Warming Solutions Act, passed last year, requires the Vermont Climate Council (VCC) to create a Climate Action Plan that will reduce Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions to specific levels by three […]

Climate Scientists Meet As Floods, Fires, Droughts And Heat Waves Batter Countries

More than 200 of the world’s leading climate scientists will begin meeting today to finalize a landmark report summarizing how Earth’s climate has already changed, and what humans can expect for the rest of the century.

The report is the sixth edition of an assessment of the latest climate science from the Intergovernmental Panel on […]

About Those Killer Floods In Europe – We Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet!

Earth (NASA image)

This article is from CleanTechnica:

The Guardian and the New York Times are running big stories about how global heating may be playing a role in those “nobody alive has ever seen anything like this” floods that brought massive destruction and killed more than 150 people in Europe recently. Both publications […]

June 2021 Global Temperature Update

Fig. 1. June 2021 surface temperature anomaly (°C) relative to the 1951-1980 base period.

13 July 2021

James Hansen and Makiko Sato

Global temperature in June was +1.13°C (relative to the 1880-1920 base period, which is our best estimate of preindustrial temperature); it was +0.85°C relative to the 1951-1980 base […]

Don’t let Congress leave out climate action!


You may be aware that Congress is currently deliberating a jobs and infrastructure package in Washington. The legislation is in danger of being pushed through in a stripped-down form that fails to make critical investments in clean energy and green infrastructure. We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to pass the most important climate legislation […]

Global Problems Require a Global Solution

by James Hansen

Fig. 1. Global Public Square airs on CNN on Sundays at 10 AM and 1 PM U.S. East Coast time.

Fareed Zakaria attracts high level guests to his program because of its reach and objectivity. He lets his guests have the last word on their topic. Yet Zakaria’s interpretations of issues […]

Out of a Million Headlines, This Is the One I Find Most Frightening

George Harvey – Originally posted at Green Energy Times

Yes, I meant “a million.” It was not hyperbole.

Every day, I search the news for articles on energy and climate change. I gather news items, with links to the original articles, put them up in a […]

Climate Crisis and the Fossil Empire

The dreadful face of climate change shown by Australia’s wildfires in 2019 and 2020. {

Alan K. Betts

Australia is far away, but it has some climate lessons for us. The fire season in the dry southern summer of 2019-2020 was horrifying and bush fires scorched a record 46 million […]