Post Tagged with: "global warming"

Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

Hottest Year on Record, 2014, Brings Economic Opportunity

January 7, 2015 at 10:54 am

HUFFINGTON POST 01/07/15 By Michael Shank and Julia Trezona Peek With 2014 weighing in as the hottest year on record, the window to mitigate global warming rapidly shrinks. It’s time to eliminate the debate that action on climate change will harm economic growth. Climate change, left unaddressed, will decimate our […]

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Should We Curb Air Pollution From Air Travel?

Should We Curb Air Pollution From Air Travel?

September 8, 2014 at 11:51 pm

NATIONAL JOURNAL 09/08/14 By Clare Foran, Ben Geman and Jason Plautz WHAT INSIDERS ARE SAYING SHOULD WE CURB AIR POLLUTION FROM AIR TRAVEL? Should EPA regulate air pollution from the airlines? If so, how strict should the rule be? What are the challenges and risks involved, and how could a […]

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A New Look at Climate Change

A New Look at Climate Change

December 9, 2013 at 8:45 am

REUTERS 12/09/13 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Michael Honda The annual United Nations climate change talks, which concluded last month in Warsaw, unfortunately found little common ground on carbon. The talks broke down over the world’s richest nations’ inability to agree with the poorest on how to address the […]

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Climate Crisis and the Will to Act

Climate Crisis and the Will to Act

October 21, 2013 at 10:44 pm

THE HILL 10/22/13 By Michael Shank and US Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.) In the past month, the U.S. has faced two grave threats, one domestic and one international. Both pose serious consequences to the United States and the world at large, and no one knows how either will end. The […]

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Five Steps America Must Take Now to Combat Climate Change

Five Steps America Must Take Now to Combat Climate Change

October 15, 2013 at 3:54 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 10/15/13 By Michael Shank and Matt Lichtash The government shutdown, even after it ends, will slow much of the president’s second-term agenda items. Obamacare isn’t the only policy on the political chopping block.  Despite reports by U.N. scientists and Nature researchers this month that the […]

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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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Obama Thinks Too Small on Climate Change

Obama Thinks Too Small on Climate Change

June 25, 2013 at 2:48 pm

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT 06/25/13 By Michael Shank Global climate change got little reprieve this week from President Barack Obama’s climate action plan, which was announced on Tuesday. Beyond the expected nods to renewable and clean energy, cuts to fossil fuel subsidies, vague references to international leadership, delegated direction […]

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Why Obama Must Go Big on Climate Change

Why Obama Must Go Big on Climate Change

June 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm

NATIONAL JOURNAL 06/24/13 By Michael Shank President Barack Obama must go big on climate change this Tuesday primarily because there will hardly be a better political moment available to him. If President Obama uses his speech to go soft — with meager caps on carbon emissions, weak investments in renewable […]

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US Admin and Public Supports IEA Report; Congress Remains Outlier

US Admin and Public Supports IEA Report; Congress Remains Outlier

June 17, 2013 at 10:40 pm

NATIONAL JOURNAL 06/17/13 By Michael Shank With carbon dioxide atmospheric concentration at 400 parts per million, Science Magazine reporting that the earth is warming much faster than previously thought, and a Government Accountability Office report citing the “high risks” that global warming poses to federal infrastructure and financing, it feels […]

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Congress Must Tax Fossil Fuels

Congress Must Tax Fossil Fuels

April 19, 2013 at 10:23 am

ROLL CALL 04/19/13 BY Michael Shank and Jose Aguto The Environmental Protection Agency’s decision last week to delay greenhouse gas emissions regulations for new power plants — one of President Barack Obama’s main levers to limit global warming — is a serious setback to our country’s commitment to environmental and […]

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