"Ice shelves in West Antarctica have lost as much as 18 percent of their volume over the last two decades, with rapid acceleration occurring over the last decade."
Activists attended a forum on proposed climate and environmental legislation for New York City.
"We find that a solid majority of Catholics think global warming is happening (70 percent)."
Labor, climate, and community activists met to turn the passion of the People's Climate March into a movement.
Over 100 corporations and groups have left ALEC since 2011, when Common Cause and other groups launched a campaign to call public attention to the group's activities.
These negotiations take place against the backdrop of increasingly dire predictions about the results of climate change. 2014 was the hottest year on record.
Geoengineering was once considered a fringe idea, but in these climatically desperate times some are arguing for desperate measures.
"You're talking about potentially changing weather and climate. You don't want to do that without as good an understanding as you can possibly have."
It was a crime scene we have become all too familiar with in 2015. Yellow police tape encircled the area of the dastardly deed. People milled about somewhat dazed but also angry.
In a recent column, I discussed my pick for the top 10 environmental stories of 2014; that got me to thinking about the coming year.