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Climate Scientists vs the deniers and intimidation (Physics Today)

Courageous climate scientists are fighting back against the denier / contrarian  / faux-skeptic propaganda machine and scandalous intimidation. 


Rio + 20 Conference - Zero Draft Document

The "Rio + 20" Conference in June 2012 is 20 years after the historic 1992 Earth Summit conference. The idea is for people to work together for a prosperous, secure and sustainable future. For climate change, this preliminary document says "We welcome the outcome of COP17 at Durban and look forward to the urgent implementation of all the agreements reached."


The Conservative Campaign against Climate Science, by Prof. Kerry Emanuel

The distinguished climatologist Prof Kerry Emanuel of MIT has come out with another hard-hitting essay against conservatives who attempt to discredit climate science.


2011 Climate B.S. of the Year Awards

Which contrarians / deniers / faux-skeptics won the "B.S. = Bad Science" award this last year? You won't be surprised.


The Debunking Handbook

Learn the psychology of the contrarian faux-skeptic deniers and how to get the science message of climate change across to them.


Extreme Weather and Climate Change: IPCC 2011 Report

Get the latest on how global warming and climate change are affecting extreme weather, from this authoritative report.


Earth Summit Rio+20 Paper (CoNGO CSD)

The Earth Summit in 2012 will be the 20th anniversary of the historic 1992 Rio Conference. Here is a paper from the Committee on Sustainable Development - Summary and Recommendations to Governments. 


More Jobs from Renewables than from the XL Pipeline

More jobs would be created by putting the $7 billion planned for the XL pipeline into renewable energies instead.


Climate Risk and UU Issues

Climate change risk is strongly linked to social justice issues. Therefore UUs should put climate change "back on the front page".


Heartland "Absurdities" - Nature Journal Editorial

The scientific journal Nature blasts the pseudoscientific "absurdities" at Heartland Conferences.


Misuse of Food and Climate Data at Forbes made by Patrick Michaels

Another attempt at deception by the contrarian Patrick Michaels is exposed by the scientist Peter Gleick.


UNEP Green Economy Initiative

Learn what the United Nations is doing to help fight global warming with its green economy initiative.


Climate Science vs. Merchants of Denial Poison, by Al Gore

The Nobel Prize winner Al Gore hits back against the climate denialists who are poisoning our future.


Clearing up the "Climate Debate"

Australian climate denier fallacies exposed in these hard-hitting essays.


Climate Change and Global Food Supply

Find out how climate change will make food increasingly problematic around the globe.


Climate Change and Immigration from Mexico

Climate change will increase immigration by creating unlivable environments.


Monckton Myths

The eccentric Lord Monckton promotes pseudo-science climate myths to the delight of the right wing.


Global Warming and Snow Storms in the US and Europe

The recent snow storms are not only compatible with global warming but ironically are causally linked.


Mother Earth vs. World's People - a play about climate change

This is a great play about climate change by Doug Stewart, member of the UU-UNO Climate Advisory Group.



Climate Change and Forced  Migration

Migration of millions of people due to climate related impacts is expected to become increasingly severe. Article written by Guy Quinlan, UU-UNO Climate Advisory Group


Climate Summit in Cancun Intent on Progress

Insight into the process leading to the 2010 Cancun Agreements.


CANCUN CROSSROADS by Fr John Brinkman, M.M.

Four crossroads to be traversed. The needed Voice of Conscience.


U.S. pressured Saudis to accept Copenhagen Accord

The Obama administration leaned heavily on Saudi Arabia to associate itself with the Copenhagen Accord climate change agreement, confidential State Department memos show.


Global Warming: Can You Tell Fact From Science Fiction?
What do you know about global warming? Can you tell FACT from SCIENCE FICTION? Want a free "Got Science?" sticker?


Bill Gates is investing millions in carbon-free energy R&D
Bill Gates is a relative newcomer to the fight against global warming, but he's already shifting the debate over climate change.


C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
C40 is a group of large cities committed to tackling climate change.


30 Ways in 30 Days
What do solar loans, sustainable tourism, tea plantations, forests in Panama and African financiers have in common?


Department of Defense Acknowledges Risks of Climate Change



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