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Congress Better Listen to the Pope on Climate Change

Congress Better Listen to the Pope on Climate Change

September 22, 2015 at 8:50 am

DAILY BEAST 09/21/15 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Lloyd Doggett Pope Francis is not just pontificating. His urgent message is about preserving human life. One might imagine, or hope, that Congress would experience the historic address of Pope Francis to a joint session later this week as something beyond […]

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We Can’t Let Climate Change Turn Droughts, Flash Floods and Mudslides into the New Normal

We Can’t Let Climate Change Turn Droughts, Flash Floods and Mudslides into the New Normal

December 19, 2014 at 11:07 am

THE GUARDIAN 12/18/14 By Michael Shank and US Rep Mike Honda Holding out for winter rain or implementing short-term fixes won’t fix California’s water crisis. We need action on the state, federal and international level Between power outages, deluging rains, flash floods, mudslides and record droughts, California is quickly becoming […]

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America’s Water Supply Is Going Down the Drain

America’s Water Supply Is Going Down the Drain

July 2, 2014 at 10:23 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 07/02/14 By Michael Shank and U.S. Congressman Matt Cartwright Last month’s news that Americans will need to pay more for water comes at an interesting time, just as summer season commences and community pools populate. A survey last month of 368 water utility companies in […]

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Why Water is Key to Syria Conflict

Why Water is Key to Syria Conflict

September 17, 2013 at 10:52 am

CNN 09/17/13 By Michael Shank and Emily Wirzba Editor’s note: Michael Shank is director of foreign policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation. Emily Wirzba is program assistant for Sustainable Energy and the Environment at FCNL. The views expressed are their own. The agreement forged by Russia and the […]

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How America Can Prevent Instability in Syria & Help Solve the Civil War

How America Can Prevent Instability in Syria & Help Solve the Civil War

September 16, 2013 at 10:09 am

NATIONAL JOURNAL 09/16/13 By Michael Shank and Emily Wirzba What few people in Washington are talking about when it comes to the Syria crisis is the connection to climate change. While it may seem remote and implausible to Washington realists, the connection is clear. What is most disconcerting, however – […]

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How Climate Change Sparked the Crisis in Syria

How Climate Change Sparked the Crisis in Syria

September 16, 2013 at 10:05 am

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 09/13/13 By Michael Shank and Emily Wirzba What few people in Washington are talking about when it comes to the Syria crisis is the connection to climate change. While it may seem remote and implausible to Washington realists, the connection is clear. What is most […]

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