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Paris Accord Pullout Is Bad for U.S. Business

By Kim Robson: Claiming he represented the “people of Pittsburgh, not Paris,” President Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris Accord recently. He believes that saving a handful of coal jobs makes him look like a “man of the people,” but in fact his shortsighted actions only reveal …

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Global Warming Turns Antarctica Green

By Fredrica Syren: Most of the time, going green is good — except when it comes to Antarctica. On Antarctica’s northern peninsula, where there used to be mostly ice, mosses are rapidly growing. Now, many wonder why on earth we need to worry about what is going on in the …

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Cities and States Determined to Keep Fighting Global Warming

By Fredrica Syren: Wow, the first 100 days of the new administration has been quite a roller coaster, especially concerning the environment. President Trump has made so many drastic changes that have made us take a huge step back regarding the health of our planet and, therefore, our own health. …

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Mudslides Caused by Deforestation

By Kim Robson: The frequency of massive, deadly mudslides seems to be on the increase. In California last February, torrential rains triggered mudslides across the state. While mudslides are often a fact of nature, more often lately their cause is being traced to agricultural deforestation. On Dec. 12, 2014, sixteen …

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Think Climate Change Doesn’t Affect You?

By Kim Robson: Short answer: Think again. During our very short lifespans, we generally fail to recognize the gradual effects of climate change. We forget how things were just a few decades ago. For instance, Americans under the age of 28 have never once experienced below average temperatures for more …

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Why So Cold When the Earth Is Warming?

By Kim Robson: We hear it every winter from the climate change deniers: “Oh, SURE, how can we have global warming when it’s negative twenty degrees here in Chicago?” This is the main reason why we should stop calling it global warming and start calling it climate change. All weather …

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Feel the Heat—2016 Was the Warmest Year Yet

By Fredrica Syren: Did you feel that last year was miserably hot?  Odds are you did not imagine it because according the UN, 2016 was a record hot year, a new high for the third year in a row. 2016 temperatures were, according to The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 1.2 C above pre-industrial levels. The argument I have heard from skeptics of global warming is that …

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Eating for Climate Change on a Budget

By Fredrica Syren Our family used to spend a lot of money on food without even thinking about what it did to climate change because we figured it was something we enjoyed and that it nourished our bodies.  In the last year we needed to put ourselves on more of …

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