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Kiribati president tours Arctic glaciers ahead of UN climate summit 20.9.2014 Star Tribune: World
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Krugman, IMF: Fighting Global Warming Is ‘Cheap’ And ‘Might Actually Lead To Faster Growth’ 19.9.2014 Think Progres

Two new studies find that "strong measures to limit carbon emissions would have hardly any negative effect on economic growth, and might actually lead to faster growth," as Nobelist Paul Krugman puts it. Here's why.

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California teachers fund pledges to more than double clean energy investments 19.9.2014 Star Tribune: Business
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Gov. Chris Christie On Regional Cap-And-Trade: It’s ‘A Completely Useless Plan’ 19.9.2014 Think Progres

The governor of the state threatened by up to 15 inches more sea level rise than the global average says he "would not think of rejoining" the nine-state cap-and-trade plan.

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Meet The Woman Who Just Won A ‘Genius’ Award For Setting Things On Fire 19.9.2014 Think Progres

Tami Bond plays with fire. And she's about to get a bunch of money to keep doing it.

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Twenty-six senators sign letter to People's Climate March organizers praising their effort 19.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
The People's Climate March got some unusual support Friday. Twenty-six senators signed a letter praising the march's organizers and participants for their call to action on global warming this coming Sunday in New York City. Led by the Committee on Environment and Public Works chairwoman Barbara Boxer of California and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, all signers are Democrats except for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats. Signers also include 19 of the 24 members of the Senate Climate Action Task Force established in January by Boxer and Whitehouse to make global warming a central focus in Congress. Organizers of the march predict a large turnout—at least 100,000 people—for a peaceful protest against the relentless foot-dragging over policy changes on climate. If marchers appear in such numbers, it would be the largest protest in the city since opposition to the U.S. invasion of Iraq brought at least 200,000 to the streets there on March 22, 2003. The largest ...
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The Self-Interest in Climate ‘Denial’ 19.9.2014 ConsortiumNews.com
The Self-Interest in Climate ‘Denial’
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Capitalism vs. the Climate: Naomi Klein on Need for New Economic Model to Address Ecological Crisis 19.9.2014 Truthout.com
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Monkey Cage: What type of climate treaty would people around the world support? 19.9.2014 Washington Post: Politics
On Tuesday, Sept. 23, policymakers from around the world will gather in New York at the United Nations to continue working toward reaching a global agreement in 2015 to address climate change. Leaders are looking for ways to encourage as many countries as possible to make significant commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the coming ...
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Abbreviated pundit roundup: Climate change, foreign policy, and more 19.9.2014 NewsTrust Yahoo Pipes Feed
We begin today with Paul Krugman who analyzes the economics of fighting climate change: This just in: Saving the planet would be cheap; it might even be free. But will anyone believe the good news? I’ve just been reading two new reports on the economics of fighting climate change: a big study by a blue-ribbon international group, the New Climate Economy Project, and a working paper from the International Monetary Fund. Both claim that strong measures to limit carbon emissions would have hardly any negative effect on economic growth, and might actually lead to faster growth. This may sound too good to be true, but it isn’t. These are serious, careful analyses. But you know that such assessments will be met with claims that it’s impossible to break the link between economic growth and ever-rising emissions of greenhouse gases, a position I think of as “climate despair.” The most dangerous proponents of climate despair are on the anti-environmentalist right. But they receive aid and comfort from other ...
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Why I’m Marching Against Climate Change 19.9.2014 Mother Jones
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. There have undoubtedly been stable periods in human history, but you and your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents never lived through one, and neither will any children or grandchildren you may have or come to have. Everything has been changing continuously, profoundly—from the role of women to the nature of agriculture. For the past couple of hundred years, change has been accelerating in both magnificent and nightmarish ways. Yet when we argue for change, notably changing our ways in response to climate change, we're arguing against people who claim we're disrupting a stable system. They insist that we're rocking the boat unnecessarily. I say: rock that boat. It's a lifeboat; maybe the people in it will wake up and start rowing. Those who think they're hanging onto a stable order are actually clinging to the wreckage of the old order, a ship already sinking, that we need to leave ...
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Greenhouse gases hit record as activists roll to U.N. climate summit. 19.9.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado environmentalists rode climate trains filled with ralliers from other states toward the U.
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Open thread for night owls. Civil rights hero's advice to global warming activists: Don't stop. 19.9.2014 Daily Kos
Brentin Mock at Grist, as part of a series initiated by the Pulitzer-winning investigative site Pro-Publica, writes— Civil rights heroes offer climate marchers a little wisdom : What can organizers of the upcoming People’s Climate March learn from organizers of some of the earlier, broad-scale demonstrations for justice in the U.S., like the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom? That’s the question I posed to Dorie and Joyce Ladner, 72 and 71 years old respectively, who helped coordinate many of the major civil rights protests of the early ’60s. Their credentials include the sit-ins to desegregate lunch counters, the Freedom Rides to do the same for buses, Freedom Summer for voting rights, the March on Washington, and countless others. Fifty years ago, the Ladners and the other coordinators of Freedom Summer faced the crucial decision of whether to enlist white people from the northern states in the upcoming civil rights and voting rights campaigns. Some of the Ladners’ colleagues feared that ...
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New York march seeks to be largest climate change event ever 19.9.2014 LA Times: Environment
Meaye Ndoye, a 34-year-old student from Brooklyn, volunteers frequently in his community, but he’s never participated in the type of public march that seems to occur on a weekly basis here, calling for an end to America’s military presence in Iraq or protesting the NYPD or...
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At UN summit, Obama to pressure foreign leaders to make bold commitments on climate change 19.9.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Watch Obama’s Top Science Advisor Repeatedly Shut Down Climate Deniers At House Climate Hearing 19.9.2014 Think Progres

Holdren had to explain to Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) why climate scientists don't always measure "global wobbling" when modeling temperature data.

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42 Climate Scientists To Rick Scott: Climate Change ‘Is Not A Hypothetical’ 19.9.2014 Think Progres

The scientists are responding to Scott's statements that he's "focused on solutions" to environmental problems.

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'Green News Report' - September 18, 2014 19.9.2014 BradBlog
  IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Leo DiCaprio takes on his most important role yet; Louisiana's Gov. Bobby Jindal plays his dumbest role yet; Fracking operations confirmed to contaminate water supplies -- again; Black lung coal disease on the rise -- again; PLUS: Polluter front group attacks scary actors and musicians for ...
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Naomi Klein On Why The Climate Change Deniers Are Right 18.9.2014 Crooks Liars
The first chapter in Naomi Klein's new book is "The Right is Right" about climate change. Not about the science -- which they're completely wrong about-- but the political implications such radical interventions in the economy would have, transforming how we live. AMY GOODMAN: That was Marc Morano of Climate Depot. Naomi Klein, in your book, This Changes Everything, you talk about him. In fact, you talk about a number of these groups. You open with them in a chapter called "The Right is Right." NAOMI KLEIN: OK, well, let’s be clear: They are not right about the science. They’re wrong about the science. But I think what the right understands, and it’s important to understand, that the climate change denier movement in the United States is entirely a product of the right-wing think tank infrastructure, the groups like Heritage Foundation, Cato Institute, American Enterprise Institute. The Heartland Institute, which people mostly only know in terms of the fact that it hosts these annual conferences of ...
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Beyond Divestment: Climate-Concerned Philanthropists Pledge to Move Billions to Wind and Solar 18.9.2014 Truthout.com
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