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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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The Truth Be Damned and What It Means for the Future of US Climate Policy

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 06/02/21
On their way out of town for the Memorial Day recess Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and all but six Republican senators killed legislation[i] that would have established an independent investigative commission on the January 6th insurrection. The attack on Congress was intended to stop the Senate from certifying Biden’s 2020 election…
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Climate Policy in a Binary World: Uttering and Other High Crimes and Misdemeanors

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 05/12/21
The new Republican line in Congress is they accept climate change as real and are on board with efforts to curb harmful emissions and combat Earth’s warming. I don’t mean to be rude, but it’s a lie. I take no pleasure in saying congressional Republicans–for the most part—are guilty of utter-ing untruths.…
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A Very Uncivil Notion: Climate Activism and the Party of Trump

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 05/04/21
It may sound strange to suggest the fate of President Biden’s climate agenda will parallel that of Liz Cheney, Wyoming’s at-large Republican congressional representative, but hear me out. Cheney was first elected in 2017 and is currently the House Republican Conference Chair. The Chair is considered the Number 3 position…
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We urgently need to save what is left of the animal and plant world

Cyril Christo
By Cyril Christo and 04/22/21
“Midway between ourselves and the colossal events in the sky, the great beings become interlocutors, whose lives sift the forces of the wind, and water and fire, seeming to say that all such phenomena ultimately are purposeful and ongoing expressions of a meaningful world.” —Paul Shepard, “The Others: How Animals Made…
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The Affairs of States: In the Greening of America (Part 2)

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 04/21/21
In a more perfect union, the federal government would be a better partner with state and local governments in the effort to slow, forestall, and adapt to Earth’s changing climate. As it has for most of the 21st century, the burden of response to the climate crisis rests heavily on…
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The Affairs of States: In the Greening of America

Joel Stronberg, Esq.
By Joel Stronberg, Esq. and 04/13/21
Hyper-partisanship is not just Washington’s affliction. We remain a nation of red states and blue states. President Biden has put forward an aggressive plan with which to combat Earth’s warm-ing. If the immediate past is prologue, there will be little permanence to anything his administration manages to accomplish absent Congressional…
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CCR ORIGINAL

Framing a discussion on nuclear power

Mike Shatzkin
By Mike Shatzkin and 04/09/21
I was delighted to be given the opportunity to sponsor this Our Energy Policy session on nuclear power. I want to tell you why. In 2016  I decided to devote most of my time to climate change. I had come to the conclusion that greenhouse gases would, if unchecked, be…
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“Solar Cycles” or Climate Denial?

John Englander
By John Englander and 02/24/21
Comments on my blog posts and social media bring up some very good questions, but also expose many “theories” and misinformation that defy basic scientific fact. On LinkedIN there were a lot of positive comments to my last blog post, but also a few that actually disputed the established causes…
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Texas is Freezing; Arctic is Melting?

John Englander
By John Englander and 02/17/21
Texas is in the midst of a true and devastating weather disaster. There are daily reports of massive power outages, deadly cold temperatures, statewide snowfall, and residents being forced to boil water. What is obvious is that the immediate trigger was record-breaking cold temperatures.  Residents in Texas and Oklahoma are…
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Insects face a perilous decline. Here’s why that’s dangerous for us.

Cyril Christo
By Cyril Christo and 02/04/21
“The day we die a soft breeze will wipe out our footprints in the sand. When the wind dies down, who will tell the timelessness that once we walked this way in the dawn of time.” —Bushman Song from “Why Ostriches Don’t Fly” “If we go on the way we…
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CCR ORIGINAL

5 Things Parents Can Do for Earth Day to Protect the Planet

Michele Bigley
By Michele Bigley and 01/01/21
Eco-mamas and papas, I know you’re tired. We’re working, feeding our kids, being their teachers, friends, and entertainers, and trying to keep them (and ourselves) healthy. That’s not even talking about cleaning, cooking, exercising, connecting with our partners, family and friends. However, it’s never been more dire for all of us to…
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Decarbonizing the Defense Department

Steve Cohen
By Steve Cohen and 12/28/20
Even without legislation and new funding, on January 20, 2021, the Biden administration can utilize the federal government’s huge purchasing power to begin transitioning away from fossil fuels. Federal buildings can be made more energy efficient and can switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy. The government should convert its…
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