Tag Archives: Climate Change

Cronkite reported on climate change in 1980

April 5, 2015 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Thirty-five years ago, the “most trusted man in America,” Walter Cronkite ran a story on his nightly newscast regarding global warming and climate change. Since then hundreds pf scientific studies have … Continue reading

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That gallon of gas is actually costing you $6.25

March 6, 2015 – by Lindsay Abrams in Salon (Credit: nattanan/Shutterstock) Paying $2.45 for a gallon of gas is a lot more of a bargain than it sounds. If you took into account the health and environmental costs of burning fuel, finds a … Continue reading

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Cap and Dividend makes economic and logical sense

January 15, 2015 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. Editor’s note: This was written in response to an Evansville Courier and Press opinion piece by one Robert Adams that appeared in the Courier & Press on January 7, 2015. I am surprised … Continue reading

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“Unbridled Consumerism…will have serious consequences for the world economy,” Pope Francis

November 6, 2014- Pope Francis, from the Vatican To the Honourable Tony Abbott Prime Minister of Australia On 15 and 16 November next in Brisbane you will chair the Summit of Heads of State and Government of the world’s twenty … Continue reading

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The Price of Carbon

March 20, 2013-via Climate Reality and Reggie Watts Carbon pollution is not only disrupting our lives, it’s hitting our wallets. Comedian and musician Reggie Watts shows how, laying out the billion-dollar connection between fossil-fuel energy and dirty weather events like … Continue reading

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Obama gives homage to Climate Change in his Inaugural Address

January 21, 2013-Inaugural Address of Barack Obama. Barack Obama mentioned Climate Change in his address today: “We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity. We will respond to the … Continue reading

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A sweltering planet’s agenda-A Washington Post Editorial

January 15, 2013-A Washington Post Editorial. Editor’s note: Valley Watch has long called for a carbon tax that would be refunded to people on an equal basis so that poor people who use little energy could actually benefit from it. We … Continue reading

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Seasonal confusion reigns. But we can’t mention that climate change is happening in the tri-state.

December 3, 2012 – by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor Yes it is December and yes most honey bees disappear in late October but this year with November hurricanes and continuing drought encompassing much of the United States, it is clear … Continue reading

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Climate Likely to Be on Hotter Side of Projections

November 9, 2012-Press Release from NASA A new NASA-funded study by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Colo., finds climate model projections that show a greater rise in global temperature are likely to prove more accurate than those showing … Continue reading

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Grist Magazine’s David Roberts explains climate change in a TED presentation

This video is to promote general awareness of the science of climate change. It features David Roberts of Grist, and short clips from around the web. Edited by @ryanlcooper. Find more of my stuff at http://www.ryanlouiscooper.com. Find David at http://grist.org/author/david-roberts/ … Continue reading

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What Is The Future Of King Coal In China?

October 16, 2012-by Ailun Yang in WRIInsights When it comes to coal consumption, no other nation comes close to China. The country reigns as the world’s largest coal user, burning almost half of the global total each year. About 70 percent … Continue reading

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Environmental collapse now a serious threat: scientists

June 8, 2012-By Agence France-Presse Climate change, population growth and environmental destruction could cause a collapse of the ecosystem just a few generations from now, scientists warned on Wednesday in the journal Nature. The paper by 22 top researchers said … Continue reading

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Has Spring really Sprung or is it just simply climate change?

January 30, 2012-by John Blair, valley watch.net editor. Sure crocuses have bloomed in January before and mild weather has marked previous winters in the Tri-State, but it seems that everyone is talking these days bout the fact that even in … Continue reading

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DeChristopher is a hero and should not be a political prisoner but still gets two years in prison for a simple act of civil disobedience designed to help save the planet

July 27, 2011-by Daniel Kessler at treehugger.com Tim DeChristopher, 29, the courageous activist who posed as an oil industry bidder to monkeywrench an oil and gas lease sale in Utah, was sentenced this afternoon to two years in prison. “Mr. DeChristopher had … Continue reading

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Climate of Denial-Can science and the truth withstand the merchants of poison?

June 22, 2011 – By Al Gore in RollingStone The first time I remember hearing the question “is it real?” was when I went as a young boy to see a traveling show put on by “professional wrestlers” one summer … Continue reading

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