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Koch Brothers’ Budget of $889 Million for 2016 Is on Par With Both Parties’ Spending – NYTimes.com

January 27th, 2015

‘The political network overseen by the conservative billionaires Charles G. and David H. Koch plans to spend close to $900 million on the 2016 campaign, an unparalleled effort by coordinated outside groups to shape a presidential election that is already on track to be the most expensive in history.’

via Koch Brothers’ Budget of $889 Million for 2016 Is on Par With Both Parties’ Spending – NYTimes.com.

Polluted skies the backdrop for climate talks in India

January 23rd, 2015

‘NEW DELHI – When President Barack Obama arrives in New Delhi on Sunday, he will join the Indian capital’s masses in breathing some of the world’s filthiest air.’

via Polluted skies the backdrop for climate talks in India.

Leaders in Davos Urge Quick Action to Alter the Effects of Climate Change – NYTimes.com

January 23rd, 2015

‘DAVOS, Switzerland – On the heels of data showing that last year was the hottest on earth since record keeping began, business leaders, politicians and scientists at the World Economic Forum redoubled their calls to combat climate change.’

via Leaders in Davos Urge Quick Action to Alter the Effects of Climate Change – NYTimes.com.

The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will get its revenge. – The Washington Post

January 23rd, 2015

‘Last year, we learned what is probably the worst global warming news yet — that we may have irrevocably destabilized the massive ice sheet of West Antarctica, which contains the equivalent of nearly 11 feet of sea level rise.’

via The U.S. has caused more global warming than any other country. Here’s how the Earth will get its revenge. – The Washington Post.

‘Climate change is real and not a hoax,’ Senate overwhelmingly decides – LA Times

January 22nd, 2015

‘As part of the long debate on the Keystone XL pipeline, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday for an amendment that aimed to answer once and for all whether senators believe the climate is changing.’

via ‘Climate change is real and not a hoax,’ Senate overwhelmingly decides – LA Times.

Climate change and nuclear bombs set ‘doomsday clock’ on verge of midnight | Environment | The Guardian

January 22nd, 2015

‘The symbolic doomsday clock moved to three minutes before midnight on Thursday because of the gathering dangers of climate change and nuclear proliferation, signalling the gravest threat to humanity since the throes of the cold war.’

via Climate change and nuclear bombs set ‘doomsday clock’ on verge of midnight | Environment | The Guardian.

Mitt Romney: Climate change is real, human-induced, and we must tackle it – Washington Times

January 22nd, 2015

‘Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, who’s contemplating another White House run, said climate change was real, that humans helped it along and that it was the responsibility of the world to turn back the environmental tide.’

via Mitt Romney: Climate change is real, human-induced, and we must tackle it – Washington Times.

Obama: Climate change the greatest threat to future generations | TheHill

January 20th, 2015

‘President Obama declared climate change the greatest threat to the future during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.’

via Obama: Climate change the greatest threat to future generations | TheHill.

Obama: ‘No Challenge Poses a Greater Threat to Future Generations Than Climate Change’ – NationalJournal.com

January 20th, 2015

‘January 20, 2015 President Obama, delivering his first State of the Union speech to a Congress under total GOP control, on Tuesday vowed to thwart Capitol Hill efforts to undermine his climate change and environmental policies.’

via Obama: ‘No Challenge Poses a Greater Threat to Future Generations Than Climate Change’ – NationalJournal.com.

Scientists react to warmest year: 2014 underscores ‘undeniable fact’ of human-caused climate change – The Washington Post

January 17th, 2015

‘In 134 years of temperature records, the warmth in 2014 exceeded them all, NOAA and NASA announced today.’

via Scientists react to warmest year: 2014 underscores ‘undeniable fact’ of human-caused climate change – The Washington Post.