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Rand Paul Warns Climate Change Debate 'Should Not Be Dumbed Down' -- Then Dumbs It Down 24.4.2014 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said scientific debate should not be "dumbed down" by politics at an event at the University of Chicago Tuesday. He then proceeded to make a whole lot of inaccurate statements about the state of climate science. "Do you believe that climate change exists, and that it's a man-made problem?" former Obama adviser David Axelrod asked Paul at the event, which was held at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics ( via the Washington Post ). "I think that scientific debate should not be dumbed down to politics. I think this debate has become so dumbed down beyond belief," said Paul. "The Earth is 4.54 [billion] or 4.6 billion years old. Anybody who's ever studied any geology knows that over periods of time, long periods of time, that the climate changes, mmkay? I'm not sure anybody exactly knows why. But we have twenty-, thirty-, hundred-thousand sort of year cycles that go on with the climate. It has been much warmer than it is today. We have real data [for] about 100 years. So ...
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'Noah' Director Darren Aronofsky And Others Talk Faith And Environmentalism (LIVE VIDEO) 24.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
What can we learn about the intersection of faith and the environment?

Click on the video above at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday, April 23 for a special live event featuring "Noah" director Darren Aronofsky. He will be joined by Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune, Danielle Baussan, managing director of Energy Policy at the Center for American Progress and Jack Jenkins, a senior writer and researcher with the Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative at the Center for American Progress.

"There is a huge statement in ['Noah,'] a strong message about the coming flood from global warming," Aronofsky told The New Yorker in March.

Read more about Aronofsky and the live event at Mother Jones.
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'Green News Report' - April 22, 2014 23.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: It's our 500th episode of the Green News Report ...coincidentally on Earth Day! So, since every day is Earth Day for us, we thought we'd take a look back at the GNR's beginning and where it, and climate coverage has gone since then. For better or worse. All that and more in today's very special Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): Apple will now recycle your old products; Cowboys and Indians descend on Washington to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline; First Nations see no compromise on BC tar sands pipeline; Scientists discover way to generate solar power in the dark; Polluted Superfund site now home to solar panel farm; Environmental activist missing in Ecuador; Lead ...
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Noah: It's Time for Righteous Anger About the Silent Genocide of Species 23.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
I once was hiking in the Sahara desert and arrived at a mountaintop Berber village. A little boy approached me and opened his palm to show me something he had found in a cave in the upper reaches of the desert: to my wonder, it was a fossilized shell completely crystallized within. It had survived hundreds of millions of years since the time that this desert was an ocean. I keep that shell on my rabbi's desk. I show it to children to remind them of the Noah story and how we are on this earth to protect all life -- the interconnected life of every other species and our own. The recently released film Noah likewise is a call to all viewers to tread gently on the earth and to treat our environment with care, raising a moral parallel between the flood and the continuing onslaught of climate change on our earth. One of the most powerful moments in the film for me as a rabbi was when all the world's species were racing toward the ark. Each group of animals came with its own kind, from slithering reptiles, to ...
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The U.S. Has Gotten A Lot Hotter Since The First Earth Day (INTERACTIVE GRAPHIC) 22.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
This story originally appeared on Climate Central. It’s been 44 years since the first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, and since that time, average temperatures have been rising across the U.S. This Climate Central interactive graphic shows a state-by-state analysis of those temperature trends. Average temperatures across most of the continental U.S. have been rising gradually for more than a century, at a rate of about 0.127°F per decade between 1910-2012. That trend parallels an overall increase in average global temperatures, which is largely the result of human greenhouse gas emissions. While global warming isn’t uniform, and some regions are warming faster than others, since the 1970s, warming across the U.S. has accelerated, previously shown in our report The Heat is On . Since then, every state’s annual average temperature has risen accordingly. On average, temperatures in the contiguous 48 states have been warming at a rate of 0.48°F per decade since 1970, nearly twice the global ...
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The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External 22.4.2014 Commondreams.org Views
Naomi Klein "If the ideas that rule our culture are stopping us from saving ourselves," says author and activist, "then it is within our power to change those ideas." (Image, via The Nation)One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is ...
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A New Way to Celebrate This Earth Day 22.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Before the Environmental Protection Agency existed, before the Toxic Substances Control Act, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and long before any state had a renewable energy standard on the books, there was Earth Day. It was the precursor -- and one of the drivers -- for those efforts and much more. In 1970, the first Earth Day marked the beginning of a new consciousness of the toll human actions were having on the environment. Together 20 million people from all over the country gathered to protest pollution. The idea for Earth Day originated with Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson, who was thinking about how he could harness the energy of the anti-war movement and apply it to another growing problem -- cleaning up the environment. He said, "If we could tap into the environmental concerns of the general public and infuse the student anti-war energy into the environmental cause, we could generate a demonstration that would force the issue onto the national political agenda." Not ...
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Earth Week Message: Celebrate Trees 22.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Earth Week is a magnificent time to celebrate trees. Let me to tell you why trees are so remarkable. Trees are tremendous! Celebrate their importance to life on our planet with Earth Dr Reese Halter in this segment of SOS from Los Angeles, California. Every tree in the world participates in many biological processes, but the most notable one is photosynthesis. Tree leaves absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, mix it with water, convert it into sugar using the sun's energy and give off oxygen as a by-product. Carbon is stored in the wood during the process. In fact, trees are the greatest CO2 warehouses to have ever evolved on Earth. For every metric ton of wood created, 1.5 metric tons of CO2 is absorbed and 1 metric ton of oxygen is released. Imagine the most perfect tree on Earth: one that out does all others in magnificence, size, height, productivity, architecture, ability to draw thousands of gallons of water, yet marvelously resist drought, fire, insects, disease, mudslides, flooding, wind; ...
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This Is What Global Warming Looks Like -- 2013 Edition 22.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
After a long drought of media coverage about climate change, an ambitious series on Showtime, “ Years of Living Dangerously ,” is off to a tremendous start. I urge you to watch all nine hours focusing, as the creators say, on the biggest story of our time—told through the eyes of people experiencing the effects of our changing climate first hand. But if you have only two minutes, take a look at NRDC’s latest edition of “This is What Global Warming Looks Like.” NRDC’s first edition back in 2010 featured impacts far off for most Americans— the Pakistani flood and the Russian heat wave. By last year’s video , those impacts had hit home big time—with 25,000 broken heat records, drought, floods and storms in the United States. This year’s video shows how climate change is affecting everyone, everywhere. Welcome to the 2013 edition of This is What Global Warming Looks Like—a new video featuring extreme heat from America to Australia, punishing drought in the West, unhealthy wildfire smoke blanketing much of ...
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Wildfires in the Face of Climate Change: Increasing and Intensifying 18.4.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
View of the 91 Freeway Fire, California (Via Flickr / Eric Nielson / Creative Commons license)Over the past 30 years wildfires have consistently become larger and more frequent in the Western U.S.—increasing by a rate of seven fires each year, a problem that shows no sign of stopping any time soon, according to research ...
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Climate Change This Week: Super Cheap Solutions, and More! 18.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Apr 17 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide. Looking above at recent temperature anomalies, the jetstream once again looks like it's bringing cold deep into the US, while the North Pole and surroundings (that big orange spot) are experiencing much warmer than normal temperatures - not good news for our Arctic thermal shield of ice. California continues to dry, and hotter than usual temperatures continue to dominate human habitats. (Add 0.3-0.4 C to have these anomaly values calibrate with those of NASA.) Daily updates of can be seen here for both the temperature anomalies map, and the jetstream map. For real time animated US surface wind patterns, click here , and here , for the planet. (Clicking on "earth" ...
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New Jersey Residents Want To Reduce Coastal Risks, But They Don't Want To Pay 18.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
New Jersey residents support efforts to protect coastal communities from the hazards of storms and flooding, but they don't want to pay for them, a new research paper concludes from public opinion polling. The study by researchers at Rutgers University looks at polling that found a majority of New Jersey respondents support building and zoning changes that would help mitigate the effects of natural disasters. The polling showed 62.5 percent said they strongly agree that local governments should be allowed to "require housing in some areas to be built in ways highly resistant to natural disasters." Another 22 percent said they somewhat agree with that statement. The article will be published in the journal Risk Analysis, and was posted online this month . Sixty-one percent of respondents said they strongly agree that the federal and state governments should "identify the areas to not be developed" because they would provide natural buffers from storms. And 53 percent of respondents said that they strongly ...
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Reports Reveal Terrifying Climate Threat to Biodiversity 18.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
They're on the move, scrambling on paws and wings to find refuge from a planetary catastrophe. No, I'm not talking about the computer-generated birds and beasts fleeing the flood in the blockbuster movie Noah. As a scientist, I see many wonderful wildlife species in the real world -- from sea turtles whose nesting beaches are being flooded by rising seas to polar bears dying as sea ice vanishes -- struggling to survive man-made climate change. That danger to our global web of life is highlighted by two new reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, authored by hundreds of scientists around the world. The IPCC reports released over the past several weeks confirm that a large percentage of the world's species face an increased extinction risk unless we take bold action to reduce carbon pollution. And President Obama and other world leaders must shift very quickly to cleaner energy sources, the panel's experts say, because emissions of planet-warming pollutants have risen so sharply over ...
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'Green News Report' - April 17, 2014 18.4.2014 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: One year since the deadly West, TX fertilizer explosion: has anything changed?; New 'habitable' planet discovered!; Environmental justice: air pollution highest in minority neighborhoods; March 2014 was 4th warmest ever recorded; PLUS: 'Bombshell' study ties record CA drought, cool weather in East directly to human-caused global warming... All that and more in today's Green News Report! Listen online here, or Download MP3 (6 mins)... Link: Embed: Got comments, tips, love letters, hate mail? Drop us a line at GreenNews@BradBlog.com or right here at the comments link below. All GNRs are always archived at GreenNews.BradBlog.com . IN 'GREEN NEWS EXTRA' (see links below): UN climate report summary censored by governments around the world; Monsanto herbicide found in human breast milk; VT poised to label GMO foods; Methane leaks from natural gas wells up to 1000% higher than estimates; Transmission for renewable energy is cheaper than ...
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Weather throws a curve 16.4.2014 Agricultural and Biofuel News - ENN
Apparently the intense curve of the jet stream can predict the variability of an entire season and it is part of a 4,000 year pattern. Last winter's curvy jet stream in North America resulted in mild western temperatures and harsher cold temperatures in the east. University of Utah researchers reveal that a similar pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, suggesting that it may worsen as Earth's climate warms.
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Weather throws a curve 16.4.2014 Wildlife and Habitat Conservation News - ENN
Apparently the intense curve of the jet stream can predict the variability of an entire season and it is part of a 4,000 year pattern. Last winter's curvy jet stream in North America resulted in mild western temperatures and harsher cold temperatures in the east. University of Utah researchers reveal that a similar pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, suggesting that it may worsen as Earth's climate warms.
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Weather throws a curve 16.4.2014 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
Apparently the intense curve of the jet stream can predict the variability of an entire season and it is part of a 4,000 year pattern. Last winter's curvy jet stream in North America resulted in mild western temperatures and harsher cold temperatures in the east. University of Utah researchers reveal that a similar pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, suggesting that it may worsen as Earth's climate warms.
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Weather throws a curve 16.4.2014 Global Pollution and Prevention News - ENN
Apparently the intense curve of the jet stream can predict the variability of an entire season and it is part of a 4,000 year pattern. Last winter's curvy jet stream in North America resulted in mild western temperatures and harsher cold temperatures in the east. University of Utah researchers reveal that a similar pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, suggesting that it may worsen as Earth's climate warms.
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Weather throws a curve 16.4.2014 Climate Change News - ENN
Apparently the intense curve of the jet stream can predict the variability of an entire season and it is part of a 4,000 year pattern. Last winter's curvy jet stream in North America resulted in mild western temperatures and harsher cold temperatures in the east. University of Utah researchers reveal that a similar pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, suggesting that it may worsen as Earth's climate warms.
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Weather throws a curve 16.4.2014 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
Apparently the intense curve of the jet stream can predict the variability of an entire season and it is part of a 4,000 year pattern. Last winter's curvy jet stream in North America resulted in mild western temperatures and harsher cold temperatures in the east. University of Utah researchers reveal that a similar pattern became more pronounced 4,000 years ago, suggesting that it may worsen as Earth's climate warms.
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