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OUR TAKE: A Wow! from Bernie Sanders on Al Gore

An excerpt from today’s interview by Senator Bernie Sanders with Al Gore was featured in the Guardian. The complete 20 minute podcast is here, or you can watch it here on YouTube. The two discussed the future of climate changed and Gore’s new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel.” Here’s

OUR TAKE: Have Fewer Children to Fight Climate Change? Really?

The Guardian’s article,  “Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children” by Guardian environment editor, Damian Carrington  cites a new study, published in Environmental Research Letters   that yields a dramatic conclusion that the biggest impact on climate change people can have is to bear one less child. The authors of

OUR TAKE: Climate Deniers show their colors in Australia

An opinion piece recently ran in the Guardian by Gerry Hueston, chairperson of the Climate Council and former BP Australasia president. Mr. Hueston said debates over climate policy in the last ten years have “taken U-turns, a lack of bipartisanship, short-term populism, denial and misinformation, not to mention

OUR TAKE: Playing Both Sides of the Fossil Fuel Fence

A new report of how G20 Governments are pouring more funds into fossil fuels has just appeared on the Oil Change International site.  Oil Change International is a research, communication, and advocacy organization that exposes the true costs of fossil fuels and seeks to facilitate future transitions towards clean

OUR TAKE: Coming up are deadly heat waves by 2100

Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Kona wanted to study the likely impact of heatwaves as global warming continues. A post by Salon.com reports that researchers discovered that there was no good database, so they made one. They read through 30,000 studies published since 1980. They found 800 deadly heat events

OUR TAKE: Getting Warmer & Why

This important article starts off arcane — reporting on a study of stalagmites in a Russian cave — and ends with an apocalyptic warning — we’re heating the climate 20 to 50 times faster than ever before. The study helps to resolve a disparity — the article calls

OUR TAKE: Solar is here, and it’s inexpensive

Solar plus storage changes everything, and it’s here now, cheaper than ever, and getting even cheaper. Utilities are in big trouble. If the world can generate and store energy from the sun for less than the cost of fossil fuels, it literally changes everything about the energy industry.

How will religion evolve?

In this provocative piece, John Tierney of the NY Times responds to Nicolas Wade’s new book, The Faith Instinct. When hunter-gatherers settled down, religion conveyed big advantages on early societies; natural selection favored their survival. Now, Tierney suggests, religion should turn green.

Report: Climate change crisis ‘catastrophic’

A new UN publication, “Human Impact Report: Climate Change — The Anatomy of a Silent Crisis” says that 300 million people are already seriously affected by climate change, and 300,000 die every year from its effects. These numbers will double by 2030. According to ex-Secretary General Kofi Annan,