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Obama Calls Senate Environment Chairman ‘Crazy’ for Doubting Climate Change

Obama rattled off his standard policy stump, with special aim at Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) for bringing a snowball onto the Senate floor in February to argue that terrorism is a greater risk than climate change. “And the planet is warming; 99 percent of scientists have said it’s warming. […]

UN IPCC Lead Author: 25 Years Of Failed Global Warming Policies Have Made Us Poorer

Environmental economist Richard Tol wants the world to deal with global warming, but his data shows the past 25 years of climate policies in rich countries have done nothing to fundamentally tackle the issue. If anything, Tol argues, current and past climate policies have only served to make most people a little poorer while benefiting […]

Climate Change Kills the Mood: Economists Warn of Less Sex on a Warmer Planet

  An extra “hot day” (the economists use quotation marks with the phrase) leads to a 0.4 percent drop in birth rates nine months later, or  1,165 fewer deliveries across the U.S. A rebound in subsequent months makes up just 32 percent of the gap. The researchers, who hail from Tulane University, the University of California-Santa Barbara, and […]