Climate Change

The Business Argument for Addressing Climate Change

The Business Argument for Addressing Climate Change

April 15, 2015 at 5:09 pm

ROLL CALL 04/15/15 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Mike Honda Most Americans know, in general, about climate change. Even those who dispute it have read or heard about rising tides, melting ice caps and superstorms. However, the American people remain largely unaware of how climate change will potentially affect […]

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United States Faces Uncertain Water Future as Drought Expands

United States Faces Uncertain Water Future as Drought Expands

March 30, 2015 at 11:00 am

ABC NEWS 03/30/15 By Nikolai Beilharz Drought in California in the United States is now in its fourth year, and some environmental groups say there is not enough political momentum and interest to address the problem. The water shortage has organisations like Climate Nexus, a not-for-profit group focusing on climate […]

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Cyclone Pam is Just the Start

Cyclone Pam is Just the Start

March 23, 2015 at 10:00 am

NEWSWEEK 03/19/15 By Michael Shank and US Congresswoman Yvette Clarke In the wake of island nation Vanuatu’s devastation by Cyclone Pam, in which 320 mile-per-hour winds killed dozens of people and destroyed 90 percent of the buildings in the capital city of Port Vila, public health experts fear that the […]

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UN and Climate Change: A New Kind of Challenge

UN and Climate Change: A New Kind of Challenge

March 15, 2015 at 11:05 am

THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE NEW WORLD DISORDER 3/1/15 By Michael Shank and Julia Trezona Peek Download PDF INTRODUCTION Climate change is the most complex challenge the United Nations has faced since its founding 70 years ago in 1945. It is the ultimate transnational, trans-boundary threat, more pervasive and destructive […]

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A Clear and Present Danger to Planet Earth: Climate Change

A Clear and Present Danger to Planet Earth: Climate Change

January 26, 2015 at 11:33 am

NATIONAL INTEREST 01/26/15 By Michael Shank and Des Browne We are facing a new security threat, and, if left unaddressed, it has the potential to kill thousands of people in a single summer. We are talking, of course, about climate change. A new study authored by the British Met Office […]

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Obama Won’t Be Able to Repeat His China Climate Change Deal in India. Here’s the Next Best Thing.

Obama Won’t Be Able to Repeat His China Climate Change Deal in India. Here’s the Next Best Thing.

January 26, 2015 at 11:28 am

THE WEEK 01/26/15 By Michael Shank and Sabina Dewan Urging Prime Minister Narendra Modi to commit to action on climate change ranks high on President Barack Obama’s list of priorities during his visit to India. The recent U.S.-China agreement sparked optimism on climate change cooperation between industrialized and developing countries. […]

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The End of the Partisan Divide Over Climate Change

The End of the Partisan Divide Over Climate Change

January 18, 2015 at 1:18 pm

FORBES 01/18/15 By Tom Zeller Among the GOP’s liberal and moderate wings, roughly two-thirds were convinced that global warming is real — a fact that has even Republican pollsters arguing that the GOP risks its future by continuing to deny basic climate science on Capitol Hill. Indeed, as Michael Shank […]

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More Record Warmth Means More Flooding

More Record Warmth Means More Flooding

January 18, 2015 at 1:15 pm

USA TODAY 01/16/15 By Michael Shank and Rep Alan Lowenthal In the coming years, thanks to a rapidly warming climate, sea level rise and flooding will become a frequent occurrence on every coast of the North American continent. While Southern California will suffer from some of the most significant sea […]

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Republicans Want to Fight Climate Change, Too

Republicans Want to Fight Climate Change, Too

January 15, 2015 at 12:01 pm

THE WEEK 01/15/15 By Michael Shank This year is quickly shaping up to be a banner year for action on climate change. And just in time. Last year was the hottest year on record. We also logged the highest global carbon emissions ever. This resulted in a slew of extreme […]

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Is the Time Right for a Gas-Tax Hike?

Is the Time Right for a Gas-Tax Hike?

January 7, 2015 at 5:44 pm

NATIONAL JOURNAL 01/07/15 By Clare Foran (@ckmarie), Jason Plautz (@jason_plautz) and Ben Geman (@ben_geman) WHAT INSIDERS ARE SAYING IS THE TIME RIGHT FOR A GAS-TAX HIKE? As gas prices continue to fall, policy wonks are eyeing a potential increase in the federal gas tax. But will there be a political […]

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