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Climate Change

Climate Change news and analysis from The Nation

  • March 27, 2006

    Science Fact or Science Fiction?

    Climate change is real, and its impact is potentially devastating to our way of life. So why do the news media have such a hard time telling the straight story?

    Bryan Farrell

  • February 14, 2006

    Political Science

    NASA climatologist James E. Hansen won't let political pressure from the Bush Administration blunt the urgency of his research on global warming: It's not too late to mitigate the damage.

    Bryan Farrell

  • November 30, 2005

    Titans of Trash

    Gas-guzzling SUVs take a lot of blame, but landfills make stealthy stealthy contributions to climate change. While they should be developing innovative waste disposal strategies, corporate-owned landfills use techniques that generate heat-trapping methane that accelerate global warming.

    Heather Rogers

  • October 7, 2005

    Melting Away

    Geophysicists are debating whether recent catastrophic storms signal an abrupt climate change that will trigger seasons of permanent icelessness in the Atlantic and return the earth to the torrid chaos of an earlier era.

    Mike Davis

  • September 29, 2005

    Global Storm Warning

    Scientists universally recognize the devastating effects of global warming, including its possible role in creating Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. It's time for skeptics to listen up before another devastating storm hits.

    Mark Hertsgaard

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  • June 29, 2005

    Climate and the G-8

    Though the G-8 leaders should subsidize zero-carbon energy sources, they should resist Bush's advocacy of nuclear energy.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • December 16, 2004

    A Challenge to Enviros

    America's environmental movement has failed and should die as soon as possible so something better can take its place.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • October 14, 2004

    Climate, the Absent Issue

    Every once in a while there is good news in this troubled world, and the choice of Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai as this year's Nobel Peace Prizewinner is one such moment.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • July 29, 2004

    Boiling Point

    Nature doesn't compromise on global climate change; activists must not either.

    Ross Gelbspan

  • February 12, 2004

    A New Ice Age?

    George W. Bush may not know it, but one influential part of his government is finally taking global climate change seriously.

    Mark Hertsgaard