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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.

CCR ORIGINAL

Lesson from London: Catastrophe Causes Change

John Englander
By John Englander and 02/11/19
Monday night I had the very real privilege to give a lecture at the Royal Institution in London, the “RI.” Since 1799 this has been a legendary location to explain scientific principles to a wide audience. Famously this is where Michael Faraday demonstrated magnetism, induction, and the basis for electric…
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CCR REPOST

Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear Earth, #LoveOurPlanetNotPollution

Mary Foster Morgan
By Mary Foster Morgan and 02/02/19
Some of us have been meeting at the Southampton library to discuss ways we can scale up existing efforts that draw down carbon from the atmosphere, based on the top 100 solutions outlined in the New York Times bestseller Drawdown: the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to reverse global warming.  The…
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CCR REPOST

Antarctic News: Melting Accelerates 530%

John Englander
By John Englander and 01/14/19
Yesterday, the Washington Post headline was: Ice loss from Antarctica has sextupled since the 1970s Precise data from satellites and aerial surveys documented that the gigantic southern continent is melting at a rate six and a half times faster than three decades earlier. The newspaper story was about a scientific article released…
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CCR REPOST

The Petro-Power Play in Poland @ COP24

John Englander
By John Englander and 12/10/18
SWEDISH LEADER OF SCHOOL STRIKE FOR CLIMATE SCOLDS UN CLIMATE CONFERENCE FOR ACTING LIKE IRRESPONSIBLE CHILDREN. WWW.THEGUARDIAN.COM COP24 – the latest big climate meeting – ends Thursday in Katowice Poland.  This 24th “Conference of the Parties” (COP) is the now-annual world summit to deal with the crisis of climate change.…
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CCR REPOST

The Lesson from Dauphin Island about Rising Seas

John Englander
By John Englander and 12/02/18
Dauphin Island is a truly idyllic community south of Mobile Alabama. With about 1,200 full-time residents, it is a coveted summer retreat, with civil war history (“Damn the torpedoes and full speed ahead”) and a premiere “birder’s paradise.” I visited last week and met with Mayor Jeff Collier who is…
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CCR REPOST

OUR TAKE: Time for an Underground Supergrid

Abby Lubby
By Abby Lubby and 03/11/18
Over a week ago, raging winds slammed the U.S. east coast, flooding coastal cities, toppling trees, downing power lines. Here in Westchester, New York, a large county directly north of New York City, most residents lost power for several days and many, like me, for over a week. When my neighborhood…
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CCR ORIGINAL

The fastest way to a carbon tax is for democrats to be non-partisan

Mike Shatzkin
By Mike Shatzkin and 01/02/18
There is very broad acceptance of the idea that we have to “put a price on carbon” — meaning tax fossil fuels — to make markets work against the CO2 loading of our ecosystem that is warming the planet, changing our climate, and, ultimately, threatening human civilization. Despite that, Federal legislation to levy such…
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CCR ORIGINAL

Changing the political environment: taxing carbon by the ton and distributing the receipts back by the person

Mike Shatzkin
By Mike Shatzkin and 12/13/17
Two remarkably similar proposals for “putting a price on carbon” have been put forward from very different sources. Both constructive and well thought out, both would initiate a cycle profoundly changing the political landscape in ways neither organization spells out in their advocacy. It is a bit startling that the…
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CCR ORIGINAL

What every concerned citizen needs to understand about the CO2 challenge facing humankind

Mike Shatzkin
By Mike Shatzkin and 11/27/17
On Election Day 2016, when all our attention was focused on the elevation of Donald Trump to the presidency, another event occurred that should have been equally startling but was little-noticed. On that same day, while Trump was getting trounced by 16 points in Washington State, the same voters defeated…
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CCR ORIGINAL

Crafting a publishing strategy to address a very specific need

Mike Shatzkin
By Mike Shatzkin and 02/14/17
Lena Tabori is, like me, a book publishing lifer who wants to work on climate change. She was an executive at Abrams when I met her and went on to be a founder of illustrated book publisher Stewart Tabori & Chang and then Welcome Books, the book publishing arm of her…
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