Opinion

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Is the Earth overpopulated?

We must bring down the population through universal education, and government assisted family planning programs; doing so is a necessary condition of controlling global warming.

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The war on the planet

We usually think of violence as something that is abrupt and explosive - a bomb going off, a bullet finding its mark. But there is another kind of violence that is increasing worldwide.

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After Hurricane Sandy, big questions remain

Hurricane Sandy left in its wake massive devastation and difficult questions - large and small - that have yet to be answered.

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Wildfires - and Republican climate change cluelessness - continue

As the blazes continue to consume forests and destroy homes, the climate change that spawned them is continuously being denied or ignored by Republicans.

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Rio environmental summit disappoints -- again

The weak-at-best conference statement merely reaffirmed the goals from 20 years ago for a sustainable world, without making any binding agreements which could make that actually happen.

 

Republicans and the corporate attack on science

Fedoroff and other scientists are positively amazed at the hostility towards scientific proposals put forth to solve many of the problems facing the world today.

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Climate change tied to extreme weather

The end of October, a powerful snowstorm hit the East Coast, knocking out electricity for about two million homes and leaving at least three dead.

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The GOP’s war on climate change

The GOP has deliberately and strategically turned a collective blind eye to the threat of climate change and it's real global danger.

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Who needs the oceans?

The first ever report from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean warns of mass extinction of marine life.

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World Environment Day: Pay attention before it's too late

If the environment continues to heat rapidly, permafrost will melt ever faster, releasing greenhouse gases to such an extent that it overwhelms any possible improvement by human action.

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