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A curated collection of blog posts from across the web relating to climate change, with new ones added to as important, original articles become available. Contributors include CCR founder Mike Shatzkin, key climate journalists and experts such as Gordian Raacke, John Englander, Steve Cohen, Richard Heede, Mary Foster Morgan, and Joel Stronberg, as well as friends of CCR such as authors Cyril Christo, Linda Sunshine, Abby Luby, Paige Peterson, and Biddle Duke.
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Climate Policy – It’s Not About the Science

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 05/18/22
Politicians have politicised the science and given us no choice in the matter. Our only choice at this point is to accept their false framing or to fight against it. (Emphasis added) -Katherine Hayhoe This is the third in a casual series of discussions on today’s politics and what it means for US climate policy. The new series…
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CCR ORIGINAL

Farm Stands Open! Don’t Look Up, Kiss the Ground

Mary Foster Morgan
By Mary Foster Morgan and 04/25/22
Here on the east end of Long Island, NY, we are entering my favorite season of the year, which starts with asparagus, goes through vine-ripe tomatoes and on to pumpkins and apples  – farm stand season. In other words, deliciously-ripe, packed with flavor and gloriously healthy local food. Our oyster…
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Will Putin’s War Be the Last Fought Over Fossil Fuels or Just the Next In Line?

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 04/19/22
Could you ever imagine the allied nations buying wheat, fertilizer, or fuel oil from Nazi Germany once battle lines had been crossed?  I couldn’t either. So let me ask you this. What’s the difference between purchasing some critical resource from Nazi Germany and the buying of Russian oil and gas…
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Climate Policy in the Biden Era: Georgia on My Mind

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 01/25/22
Other arms reach out to me And other eyes will smile tenderly Still, in peaceful dreams, I see The road leads back to you Hoagy Carmichael / Stuart Gorell We, the people, fired the nation’s chief executive long about a month ago. The order is scheduled to be confirmed by…
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Has Build Back Better Become Build Back Never? What Does It Mean for US Climate Policy?

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 01/11/22
Joe Manchin is a lying liar who lies.- Jennifer Taub, law professor and author of “Big Dirty Money.” I dislike making predictions in January about what to expect in October.  Although I have my suspicions about what’s lurking out there and getting ready to pounce, the value of year-ahead prognostication…
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Is President Biden’s Climate Agenda Toast? Say It Isn’t So, Joe

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 12/22/21
There’s a jolly old soul in West Virginia who’s laughing his a** off today. Who is this laugh-master? Why it’s Old King Coal, of course; and, he just got off the phone with Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV). On the call, West Virginia’s senior Senator told the old man he would…
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Greenland is crying — can it be saved from mining and climate change?

Cyril Christo
By Cyril Christo and 12/08/21
“The weather, which we had learned and predicted for centuries, had become uggianaqtuq—a Nunavut term for behaving unexpectedly, or in an unfamiliar way. Our sea ice, which had allowed for safe travel for our hunters and provided a strong habitat for our marine mammals, was, and still is, deteriorating. I…
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COP26 Climate Conference – Success or Failure?

John Englander
By John Englander and 11/30/21
Some 25,000 people worked for the last two weeks in Glasgow Scotland on the annual climate “Conference of the Parties” better known as COP26. Unfortunately, the outcome bring us closer to an irreversible, disastrous tipping point. To be fair, getting the 196 nations to sign the word-by-word findings was no…
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Blah, Blah, Blah, the Climate Blame Game

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 11/13/21
Cassius For the first Earth Day in 1970, the famed illustrator Walt Kelly paraphrased Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry when his Pogo character looked across a field of debris and uttered the now iconic phrase. We have met the enemy, and he is us. Pogo’s words ring as true today as they did…
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Negotiating Climate Policy: My “Eureka” Moment

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 11/08/21
Don’t you just love it when the solution to a problem hits you—suddenly the fog lifts, the trumpets blare, you’re bathed in uplifting light, and your inner voices yell in unison—well, duh? I had just such a moment the other morning when through sleep encrusted eyes, it came clear to…
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No, nuclear power is not actually ‘dangerous’

Mike Shatzkin
Dietmar Detering
By Mike Shatzkin and Dietmar Detering and 11/07/21
The global heating catastrophe being fostered by humanity’s proclivity to burn fossil fuels for energy is an emergency. An all-hands-on-deck emergency. An employ-every-tool-in-the-toolbox emergency. Despite that, a myth persists that blocks humankind’s use of the most powerful possible energy source that won’t add to the CO2 load. The energy source…
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Getting Good at Buying Used: Living the Circular Economy Now

Sandra Goldmark
By Sandra Goldmark and 10/11/21
As we emerge from the pandemic, what spending habits do we want to change? What patterns should we not return to? One simple habit we should all try to break is our tendency to buy a lot of new stuff. Pre-pandemic consumption patterns account for as much as 45% of global greenhouse gas emissions,…
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