Climate Change

Hurricane Sandy Prompts Gov. Cuomo and Other Democrats to Speak Out on Climate Change

The horrendous impact of Hurricane Sandy is putting climate change back on the political radar just ahead of election day. A growing number of politicians are speaking out on the need for public policy that addresses the impacts of extreme weather events caused by climate change. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York has been traveling across the country stumping for President Obama. “It’s a longer conversation,” Cuomo said at a press briefing last Wednesday. “But I think part of learning from this is the recognition that climate change is a reality, extreme weather is a reality, it is a...

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Hurricane Sandy Underscores Republican’s Anti-Science Climate Change Denial (Video)

As Hurricane Sandy pounds the east coast Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks discusses the Republican party's stance on climate change. Republican Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney's comments on climate change during is RNC speech are discussed. Cenk also breaks down the real reason the Republican party has the opinions they do about climate change, turns out it's all about the money. Related Articles Romney's Climate Change Ignorance on Display (Video) Romney Ignores the Causes of Hurricane Sandy as Republicans Shout Down Climate Change Advocate (Video) Meteorologist Discusses Relationship Between Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change (Video) Hurricane Sandy is a...

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Romney Ignores the Causes of Hurricane Sandy as Republicans Shout Down Climate Change Advocate (Video)

At a Romney rally in Richmond, Virginia, a Climate Change advocate was shouted down by an angry crowd of Republicans. In response to the statement "What about climate? That's what caused this monster storm. Climate change," the Republicans in attendance all began booing and then started chanting "U-S-A". The man, who was holding a sign that read "END CLIMATE SILENCE" was immediately escorted out of the event. Throughout, Romney has a frozen smile and just waits for the protestor to be removed. He then continues with his speech right where he left off without saying a word about climate change....

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Meteorologist Discusses Relationship Between Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change (Video)

Forecasters say Hurricane Sandy is a rare, hybrid super storm created by an Arctic jet stream from the north wrapping itself around a tropical storm from the south. Jeff Masters, director of meteorology at the Weather Underground, warns that such a "Frankenstorm," as it is called, is an outgrowth of the extreme weather changes caused by global warming. "When you heat the oceans more, you extend the length of hurricane season," Masters says. "There's been ample evidence over the last decade or so that hurricane season is getting longer -- it starts earlier, ends later. You're more likely to get...

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Hurricane Sandy is a Wake-up Call for those who Doubt the Science of Climate Change (Video)

This video address Hurricane Sandy and the relationship of this super-storm to climate change. 350.org founder Bill McKibben says the storm is a wake-up call. Climate scientist Greg Jones from Southern Oregon University says: "This is a unique event and as a climate scientist I worry that these events will be more frequent." The storm killed 66 people in the Caribbean and the most recent figures put the death toll in the US at almost one hundred people. Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org. says the megastorm comes at a time when President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have refused...

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Hurricane Sandy, Climate Change and the Upcoming Election

Hurricane Sandy wreaked massive destruction on the U.S. east coast. What is particularly noteworthy is the fact that this super-storm traversed a section of ocean that is typically too cold to form hurricanes. In addition to 90 mph (144 kph) winds and massive amounts of rain there was up to 3 feet of snow in West Virginia and other areas. The storm was accompanied by record low barometric pressure that pushed the storm far inland. Hurricane Sandy combined with two other weather systems to become a huge mega-storm. The super-storm ploughed well into the Midwest causing waves exceeding 24 feet...

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Debunking CO2 Myths and The Science of Climate Change

There are a number of myths about CO2 that continue to circulate despite scientific evidence to the contrary. These myths are often perpetuated by the uninformed or those with an agenda to protect non-sustainable corporate interests. With the aim of exposing some of the major fallacies here is quick summary of the science debunking eight CO2 myths.Myth # 1 : CO2 Levels are Not RisingObjective measurement of atmospheric increases in carbon dioxide was confirmed beginning in the 1930s, and these observations were corroborated in the late 1950s with the development of highly accurate measurement techniques.In 1959 Charles Keeling began collecting...

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The Effects of Global Warming

Increased concentrations of anthropogenic greenhouse gases (GHGs) are causing a host of environmental problems. CO2 is the chief culprit in what is known as global warming, however the effect of GHG's on our environment extend beyond warming, so it may be more accurate to refer to these effects as climate change. In an effort to more clearly define these effects some are using the term 'global weirding.' Global Weirding "Global weirding" was coined by Hunter Lovins, co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Institute, this term refers to an increase in severe or unusual environmental activity. This definition includes the seemingly paradoxical...

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