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We Need Cities of Resistance: Adaptation to Global Warming’s Cataclysms Is No Longer an Option

| October 12, 2018

We can no longer champion the disingenuous framework of climate adaptation plans based on efforts to recycle, change light bulbs, eat less meat, in a future that everyone now knows is on the verge of collapse.

As Seas Rise Over South Florida: When’s the Last Time I’ll Go Home for Christmas?

| December 23, 2017

By the author’s count, she’ll get 13 more holidays before the sea threatens to swallow her family’s home in South Florida, where the risk of a storm surge within four feet of high tide lines has doubled.

Blaming Climate Change, Ex-Emergency Management Chief Warns Floridians of More Intense Storms Ahead

| December 15, 2017

Craig Fugate, a former FEMA and Florida Division of Emergency Management chief, highlighted the need for people in Florida to plan year-round for the six-month hurricane season.

Development and Disasters: A Deadly Combination Well Beyond Houston

| August 31, 2017

Scientists warn of more and expanding “bull’s-eyes” as Americans build in parts of the country at ever greater risk because of climate change and severe weather.

Alarming Federal Report On Global Warming Elicits Fears Trump Will Suppress It

| August 8, 2017

The report all but erases doubt that climate change is the result of human activity and that warming will worsen, but it’s awaiting President Trump’s approval and that of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Cities Can’t Go It Alone: They’ll Need State Help to Meet Paris Climate Goal

| June 10, 2017

Even Palm Coast’s mayor has received requests to join the pledge, but many cities may be hamstrung by Republican governors and state legislatures that are less supportive of policies that would reduce fossil fuel emissions.

2016 Sets Global Heat Record For 3rd Straight Year, Raising Alarms of Irreparable Threats

| January 18, 2017

Central Florida felt the heat: Orlando’s temperature average for 2016 was 1.80 degrees above normal in 2016. From late November through December, it was 5, 6 and 7 degrees above normal day after day.

Trump and the Climate: His Hot Air on Warming Is Far From the Greatest Threat

| December 30, 2016

Trump, who has called climate change a hoax, has frightened many with his embrace of fossil fuels. What’s truly scary, scientists and others say, is how much larger the problem is than one American president.

The Climate Change Debate is Over: Seas and Temperatures Are Rising Dangerously

| September 21, 2016

Increasing major storms and rising sea levels have long been predicted by climate models, and now they’re coming true. Time for deniers to concede defeat and become part of the solution, argues Todd Larsen.

The United States Has Been Dithering on Climate Change Since LBJ. Enough.

| November 12, 2015

despite 50 years of growing scientific consensus, the warming of the earth continues unabated. Well-funded lobby groups have sowed doubt among the public and successfully downplayed the urgency of the threat.

Pope Francis’s Challenge to America

| September 24, 2015

Pope Francis is challenging conservative Americans–and presidential candidates–to rethink their belligerence to Cuba, Palestinians and action on global warming, writes Chris Patten.

World Warms to Climate Change Treaty, But Europe, Not U.S. Is Setting the Standard

| September 17, 2015

December’s UN conference on climate change in Paris may lead to a treaty as a consensus has emerged that it’s also about economic challenges like poverty, sustainable development, and the wellbeing of future generations.

Bill Gates: The Rich World’s Responsibility to Those Who’ll Suffer Most From Global Warming

| September 2, 2015

Climate change can’t be stopped tomorrow, but its devastating effects on millions of the poorest farmers can be reduced if richer countries invest in cleaner technologies now, and help farmers better adapt, Bill Gates writes.

The Climate Pope’s Message: Reversing Global Warming is Humanity’s Responsibility

| June 23, 2015

If we do not change our behavior quickly, we may well lose the environmental stability upon which our planet – and our lives – depends. This is the main message of the pope’s encyclical.

Don’t Tell Rick Scott: Pope Francis Wants Action on Global Warming, Steaming Conservatives

| May 7, 2015

Pope Francis’s call for action against global warming has many conservatives in the US up in arms, but his message is a matter of morality, argues Jeffrey Sachs.

Obama Comes to Everglades to Talk Climate Change. Gov. Scott Snubs Visit’s Theme.

| April 21, 2015

Obama is set to appear at Everglades National Park Wednesday to address the economic impact of climate change, a topic and phrase that was not mentioned in a release from the governor’s office Tuesday.

Reacting to Gov. Scott’s Alleged Climate Change Denial Directive, Group Demands Investigation

| March 20, 2015

Members of Forecast the Facts dropped off about 43,000 electronically signed petitions at the governor’s office, asking for an investigation. Scott, when pressed last year on the issue of climate change, evaded the question by saying he is “not a scientist.”

Meeting With Scientists on Global Warming, Gov. Scott Shows No Interest in the Science

| August 20, 2014

Gov. Rick Scott, in a 30-minute meeting with scientists, asked whether the professors’ students were getting jobs in Florida, but showed no interest in the science under discussion or scientists’ urging him to prepare the state for the coming challenges posed by climate change.

20% Chance of Florida Landfall Predicted as Calmer Hurricane Season Begins Sunday

| May 30, 2014

For the six-month hurricane season, which begins June 1, NOAA predicts a 70 percent likelihood of 8 to 13 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 3 to 6 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 1 to 2 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher).

Spared Again: Florida Makes It Through 8th Straight Hurricane Season Without Major Hit

| November 26, 2013

The pre-season forecast for the June-through-November storm season for the Atlantic and Caribbean was for 12 to 18 named storms, with between six and 10 reaching hurricane status. Saturday was the last official day of this year’s hurricane season.

Hurricane Marco Rubio: How To Protect Yourself

| October 22, 2013

2012 was the hottest year on record in the United States, and 10 of the past 15 years have been the hottest on record globally. A minority of climate-change deniers nevertheless have a disproportionate hold on Congress, explaining virtual inaction on that score. Here’s a solution next time a hurricane hits.

Palm Coast Cited Among Florida Cities Most Vulnerable to Climate Change in Latest Review

| January 22, 2013

The federal National Climate Assessment just released names Palm Coast among four Florida cities vulnerable to sea level rises and other vulnerabilities to climate change. Flagler County has no comprehensive initiative locally to frame long-term climate-change policy collectively.

Global Warming and Hurricane Sandy’s Wake-Up Call

| November 10, 2012

The frightening consequences of climate disruption that scientists have warned us about for decades are already here. Sandy is only the latest and most devastating incident in a pattern of extreme weather that’s become impossible to ignore, argues the Sierra Club’s Michael Brune.

Durban Dithers: As Climate Changes With Costly and Ruinous Fallout, Obama Chills

| December 4, 2011

The volume of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere in 2010 leapt a record 6 percent from the year before. Planetary pollution is now worse than what scientists predicted as the worst-case scenario four years ago. That means global warming will be correspondingly worse than previous worst-case scenarios, too.

Hot Air Over Climategate

| December 12, 2009

Oklahoma Senator and chronic denier James Inhoffe claims the Climatic Research Unit e-mails show that the science behind climate change “has been pretty well debunked.” He’s wrong.

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