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Climate Action Is Solution to Slowing Superstorms

Climate Action Is Solution to Slowing Superstorms

October 16, 2015 at 6:09 pm

ROLL CALL 10/16/15 By Michael Shank and US Congresswoman Yvette Clarke New Yorkers will need to get used to storms like Superstorm Sandy, according to a study published recently by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Instead of every 500 years, scientists from the PNAS anticipate these storms […]

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Let’s Slow Down the Next Superstorm

Let’s Slow Down the Next Superstorm

October 5, 2015 at 10:46 am

USA TODAY 10/05/15 By Michael Shank and US Congressman Charles Rangel New research on the frequency of Sandy-type storms makes acting on climate change more urgent The news last week that New York City faces Superstorm Sandy-level flooding every 25 years, instead of every 500 years, is a wet blanket […]

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Hurricane Joaquin: Another Word for Climate Change

Hurricane Joaquin: Another Word for Climate Change

October 5, 2015 at 10:39 am

DAILY BEAST 10/03/15 By Michael Shank In case you hadn’t guessed, a new study shows “superstorms” will be much more frequent in the years ahead. As Hurricane Joaquin devastates the Bahamas and feints toward the east coast of the United States, and as American communities hunker down for superstorm potential, […]

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Protecting America’s Clean Drinking Water

Protecting America’s Clean Drinking Water

December 29, 2014 at 1:04 pm

ROLL CALL 12/29/14 By Michael Shank and Rep Charles Rangel The causes and consequences of the hottest year on record, which is now shaping up to be 2014 according to the World Meteorological Organization and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, are likely to have a lasting impact on New […]

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How to Build a GDP Measure for the Real Economy

How to Build a GDP Measure for the Real Economy

October 24, 2013 at 11:27 am

THE ATLANTIC 10/24/13 By Michael Shank, Ben Beachy, and Justin Talbort Zorn One year ago this week, Hurricane Sandy ravaged much of the eastern seaboard, leaving tens of thousands of families homeless and nearly as many businesses shuttered.  Yet, by many estimates, the hurricane was good for the economy. It […]

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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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Why We Heart Hurricanes: The Climate Change Connection

Why We Heart Hurricanes: The Climate Change Connection

November 2, 2012 at 12:24 pm

POLITICO 11/02-04/12 By Michael Shank Watching television this week, as Hurricane Sandy descended on Washington D.C. and meteorologists scurried to remain atop the latest forecasting, myriad presidential election campaign advertisements were met with one major marketing competitor: the American Petroleum Institute and its various oil, coal and gas bedfellows. It […]

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Hurricane Sandy: Time to Do Something About Climate Change

Hurricane Sandy: Time to Do Something About Climate Change

November 1, 2012 at 7:58 pm

AL JAZEERA 11/01/12 By Michael Shank Watching television this week, as Hurricane Sandy descended on Washington, DC, and meteorologists scurried to remain atop the latest forecasting, myriad presidential election campaign advertisements were met with one major marketing competitor: the American Petroleum Institute and its various oil, coal and gas bedfellows. […]

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