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Risky Business: Leading Wall Street Risk Manager Says Failure to Price Carbon Will Lead to Disaster

Financial expert Dr. Robert Litterman says "the Senate has decided to say to the entire world, on behalf of the American public: `We are going to ignore the risks of a climate disaster.'"  In the final months of this Congressional session, he says "the Senate must find a way to deal with the reality of this situation and pass a strong climate bill."

Videos: Climate Change and National Security

In two recent videos from Peter Sinclair, intelligence and military experts discuss the security threat of a changing climate. The recent floods in Pakistan reinforce the concerns voiced in the videos.

Get Comfortable with Hot Summers

Think this summer is hot? According to a new report from the National Wildlife Federation and Physicians for Social Responsibility, “summer 2010 could be considered mild compared to the typical summers of the future.”

Climate Change a Recruiting Tool for Terrorists?

With northwestern Pakistan experiencing the worst flooding in 80 years, the already tumultuous region is highly susceptible to events that cause livelihood insecurity and infrastructure damage.

PAT on the Back for India

India advances in the low carbon economy with energy efficiency savings trading and a carbon tax on coal.

Arkansas, California, Florida and Montana are among states expecting water risks from climate change

A new report from the National Resources Defense Council concludes that “cimate change will greatly increase the risk that water supplies will not be able to keep pace with withdrawals in many areas of the United States.”

WWF Statement on Senate's Failure to Pass Clean Energy & Climate Legislation

Today (27 July 2010), WWF along with other supporters of legislation to address America’s fossil fuel addiction and climate crisis released a joint statement on the Senate’s failure to pass a bill.

“Moving fuel in a combat zone: it’s a job that’s cost over 1,000 American lives,” says retired Iraq general

Brigadier General Steven Anderson (Ret.), Chief of Logistics in Iraq under General David Petraeus, speaks about the dangers of America’s oil addiction and the need to pass a clean energy & climate bill in a new ad from VoteVets.org. 

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