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    September 14, 2012 | 12:00 PM

    Balancing the (carbon) budget

    How best to achieve a balanced budget is a topic of fierce debate, of course. But people on both sides of the political aisle seem to generally agree that a balanced budget is a good thing — that spending more than you’re bringing in isn’t sustainable, and comes with consequences, like debt. The same logic should be applied to our carbon budget.
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    September 13, 2012 | 9:00 AM

    Will Obama and Romney debate climate change?

    I watched the conventions for both major political parties hoping to hear what they intend to do about climate change. Sadly, I didn't hear much that was real.
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    September 11, 2012 | 7:50 AM

    Preserving the Clean Development Mechanism, a global climate necessity

    The world faces an unprecedented triple threat in the fight to solve the climate crisis. The Earth’s climate is on a precipice, and it appears now that we could tumble out of control into catastrophic changes that we can never reverse. International efforts to negotiate a solution are falling far short of what is required to avoid this climate disaster. And on top of this, global carbon markets, a vital policy instrument to fight climate change, are collapsing.
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    September 10, 2012 | 12:00 PM

    100% Renewable — 100% Doable

    When Al Gore challenged the nation in his famous 2008 speech to achieve 100% renewable electricity within 10 years, Gordian Raacke listened. He picked up on Mr. Gore’s challenge and wondered whether Long Island could meet the electricity needs of its 3 million people with renewable energy technologies available today.
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    September 06, 2012 | 10:28 AM

    Why it’s urgent

    As climate activists, we feel it in our gut. Climate change is not only real, it is the challenge of our time. And it’s crucial that we act now — today, right this minute — to tackle it.
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    September 05, 2012 | 12:30 PM

    After Hurricane Isaac, flooding victims are too hot

    The weather in Louisiana isn’t cooperating with residents trying to deal with storm damage from Hurricane Isaac. It’s so hot and sticky that Louisiana’s Secretary of Health and Hospitals issued a stark warning about the heat: “This is a serious condition that can kill you.”
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    August 30, 2012 | 1:20 PM

    Is an oil rig afraid of climate change?

    As Hurricane Isaac exited the Gulf of Mexico and passed over Louisiana, more than 600,000 customers in the state lost power and tens of thousands of people were told to evacuate. This is a big storm, and many people are dealing with severe flooding and wind damage. But there’s another group with eyes glued to Isaac’s path: the fossil fuel industry.
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    August 29, 2012 | 11:27 AM

    Ready to lead

    Last week, we finished an inspiring three-day training for our Climate Reality Leadership Corps. After meeting so many remarkable people and experiencing their passion, I couldn't be more excited about what lies ahead. Roughly a thousand dedicated volunteers added to their skill sets and have returned home better trained and more engaged than ever to lead the fight to solve the climate crisis.
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    August 28, 2012 | 10:48 AM

    How climate change makes hurricanes more dangerous

    As the residents of New Orleans can tell you, it only takes one intense hurricane to cause years of grief. The best evidence suggests hurricanes will get more dangerous as the world warms and sea levels rise. And the more global warming pollution we put into the atmosphere, the worse things will get.
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    August 23, 2012 | 8:10 PM

    Everyone can tell a good story

    We’re here at the last day of the Climate Leaders training program, and boy are we going out with a bang! With two sessions exploring compelling presentation techniques and the elements of storytelling, Thursday morning was one of the best parts of the program.
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