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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 co-founder Mike Shatzkin 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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Greenland is crying — can it be saved from mining and climate change?

Cyril Christo
By Cyril Christo and 12/08/21
To see the titanic body of the Greenland ice sheet from the air, the colossus of the north looking like a gigantic white blanket stretching all the way to the Hyperborean horizon is to see the future of the world unfolding. Recently, on August 14 and 15th it rained in Greenland,…
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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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CCR ORIGINAL

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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CCR ORIGINAL

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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CCR ORIGINAL

Gen Zs Review Late Night Comedians On Climate

CCR Team
By CCR Team and 09/26/21
In honor of Climate Week, late night comedians on five networks spent 9/22 dedicating at least a portion of their airtime to the climate crisis. By four 20 year-olds currently volunteering time to Climate Change Resources On Jimmy Kimmel –By Madeleine Noah, Tufts University Junior, Majoring in Environmental Studies and…
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Joe Manchin’s “Strategic” Paws: Will They Choke Biden’s Climate Plans?

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 09/22/21
Franklin Roosevelt is remembered for the New Deal and Lyndon B. Johnson the Great Society. What will Joe Biden be remembered for? It likely depends on the fate of two pieces of legislation that encompass nearly the entirety of his once-in-a-generation agenda, including infrastructure, climate, voter rights, higher taxes for the wealthy,…
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CCR ORIGINAL

Time to act on climate. Here’s How. Do it Now.

Gordian Raacke
By Gordian Raacke and 07/30/21
According to a recent public opinion survey on climate change, 70% of Americans now believe that a 5 °F (2.8 °C) global temperature rise in 75 years would be “bad”. While this is an improvement compared to 1997 when only 61% agreed, it is probably still true that most Americans do not…
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Juliana v. the US, the Climate Case of the Century: When Reality Bites

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 07/28/21
The 21 young plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States will mark their six-year anniversary just days from now. They first petitioned the federal District Court for the District of Oregon on August 12, 2015. Over the past six years, the Juliana plaintiffs have grown in age, understanding, and stature. The lead plaintiff,…
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No Climate, No Deal: Biden Needs to Sing the Blu’s

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 06/28/21
Saturday saw both President Biden and former-President Trump making news lines. The day foreshadowed the slide into the 2022 midterm congressional elections and possibly the 2024 presidential. It’s a present that bodes badly for the president’s climate and society agendas and a future I had hoped would remain in the…
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Climate Change Connection in Miami Condo Collapse?

John Englander
By John Englander and 06/28/21
Did climate change contribute to the sudden collapse of the twelve story condominium last week in Surfside, Florida? That question was being asked almost immediately as part of the pressing question as to the cause. In my interviews with NBC-TV Channel 6 and the Huff Post I made clear that…
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