Even if slashing carbon output won't prevent the floodpocalypse that awaits Miami, it will certainly help. And President Obama made significant headway on that front today at a speech in Georgetown University.
SAN FRANCISCO - Members of the National Nurses United union and environmentalist allies marched on June 20 across San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Bridge in the latest show of opposition to the proposed and controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline.
As part of a planned comprehensive climate change strategy, President Obama will announce an effort in July to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Wisconsin, on May 14, saw its largest wildfire since 1980. Meanwhile, in California, another fire that began May 15 has blackened 3,800 acres.
Across large portions of North America and Europe, the beginning of spring has been cold. Scientists have now attributed that to the intense loss of Arctic sea ice caused by climate change.
The nation's capital hosted what was billed as the largest climate rally in U.S. history.
Many environmentalists are encouraged by the fact that Obama is now starting to discuss climate change more.
They focused on its implications, how the public perceives it, and the attempt by conservatives to deny its very existence.
Bill McKibben plays a vital role in the environmental movement. As an activist, and thinker, his contributions have international significance.
2012 - a year marked by droughts, brushfires, and crop damage, was the hottest year on record for the lower 48 U.S. states.