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Sidelining Science Hurts Children

, research scientist, Center for Science and Democracy

When science is sidelined, there is often an underlying story of the people who are hurt by these decisions and it is often children. Read more >

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Clean Transportation Technologies Can Cut Emissions and Save Northeast Over $1 Trillion in Reduced Spending on Oil.

, policy analyst

Together with efforts to provide residents with better alternatives to driving through investments in public transportation, walking and biking infrastructure, and affordable housing near transit, these investments in clean vehicles and fuels can put the region on track to achieve the deep decarbonization of transportation. Furthermore, by directing investments toward the communities that need them the most, the region can make its transportation system more equitable.  Read more >

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Photo: NASA

Hurricane Michael Threatens Gulf Coast Homes and Military Bases

, climate scientist

We’re watching as Hurricane Michael rapidly gains strength on its way toward the Florida Panhandle. Using the most recent storm surge prediction for Michael—released by NOAA at 11 am Eastern today—and property level data provided by Zillow, our preliminary analysis indicates that nearly 50,000 coastal properties are at risk of storm surge inundation, though many more could be affected by flash flooding and heavy rain throughout the southeast. Read more >

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The IPCC Gets Real about the 1.5°C Target

, director of science & policy

As a climate scientist and former IPCC lead author, this is by far the most sobering and urgent IPCC report I have read. Read more >

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As the IPCC report will make clear, when it comes to climate change, we are all in the same boat. Photo taken by the author at COP23 in Bonn, Germany last November

Will the IPCC 1.5 Degrees Special Report Help Drive Greater Climate Ambition?

, director of strategy & policy

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will soon release its special report on the impacts of both a 1.5 and 2 degrees Celsius increase in global average temperatures above pre-industrial levels, and on the actions that would be needed to avoid exceeding those temperature limitation goals. The special report will make these dangers abundantly clear; there are substantial differences between temperature increases of 1.5 and 2⁰C when it comes to extreme precipitation and extreme heat. The report will also inform the actions of states, provinces, cities, businesses, and other subnational actors as they develop or strengthen their own emissions limitation commitments.  More on that below. Read more >

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