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Like nuclear weapons, climate change threatens all the world’s nations.

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ACT: DON’T FRACK!

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CLICK HERE to get involved in two simple ways. 1) Call Gov. Quinn – 217-782-6830 2) Sign and pass a petition online for a moratorium in the active earthquake zones of IL

We Wrote the Letters to Obama & the EPA: SEND THEM, PLEASE!

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Initiatives to reduce carbon emissions from power plants are under attack. We Need Your Help. Write the Environmental Protection Agency. Write to President Obama. On June 4th, 2014, President Obama announced an EPA plan to reduce carbon emissions from U.S. …

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ARE HUMANS GOING EXTINCT?

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Some scientists, Guy McPherson included, fear that climate disruption is so serious, with so many self-reinforcing feedback loops already in play, that humans are in the process of causing our own extinction. August, September and October were each the hottest …

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China | US | Climate

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China-U.S. status: It's complicated Americans like to keep the world simple, dividing important countries into two groups: valued allies and hateful enemies. That approach suffices when we're talking about South Korea and North Korea. But it doesn't work well when …

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BUS to NYC CLIMATE MARCH

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SIERRA CLUB's FACEBOOK PAGE about transportation has the details and ticketing link with options. GET ON THE ILLINOIS BUS TO THE PEOPLES CLIMATE MARCH The Sierra Club is organizing an Illinois Bus to the Peoples Climate March.  The bus leaves …

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US Lags Behind on Energy Efficiency, Study Shows

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US Lags Behind on Energy Efficiency, Study Shows Rankings released as new climate data confirms warming global temperatures – Deirdre Fulton, staff writer Courtesy of the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.The U.S. ranks near the bottom of the second …

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Dahr Jamail | Will Fracking Cause Our Next Nuclear Disaster?

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Radiation Leak at New Mexico Nuclear Waste Storage Site Highlights Problems Dahr Jamail for Truthout A recent fire and radiation release at New Mexico's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant (WIPP) uranium repository has brought renewed focus on the problem of what …

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A Paltry Start in Curbing Global Warming

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Eduardo Porter for The New York Times asks: What would it take to prevent the Earth’s temperature from rising more than 3.6 degrees — 2 degrees Celsius — above its level before the industrial era, which is generally considered the …

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Era of ‘Normal’ Over: Climate Report is Out

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'Screwed?' US Climate Report says Era of 'Normal' Over Sen. Bernie Sanders: "It is no longer acceptable that coal and oil companies spend millions of dollars to defeat efforts to protect the planet." – Lauren McCauley, staff writer   "We're …

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Naomi Klein on Climate Change: The Change Within

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The Change Within: The Obstacles We Face Are Not Just External This is a story about bad timing. One of the most disturbing ways that climate change is already playing out is through what ecologists call "mismatch" or "mistiming." This …

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