The Folly of Rio

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This week’s Earth Summit will try to tackle global warming. Meanwhile, poor people are dying from air pollution and dirty water.

Are Our 15 Seconds of Fame Up, Geologically Speaking?

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Sure, the earth will recover from climate change eventually. But probably not while humans are still around.

Campaigners Demand an End to $1tn Fossil Fuel Subsidies

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Twitterstorm calls for an end to fossil fuel subsidies as a new report says oil, coal and gas companies could be getting $1 trillion of government support.

Climate Change Rate Could Be Faster Than Thought, Study Suggests

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Data indicate China’s carbon emissions could be 20% higher, prompting fears Earth is warming at a much faster rate.

Words Conservatives Hate

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It’s not just about promoting catchwords like the “death tax” — Republicans have also been fighting to suppress words deemed overly liberal–including “climate change.”

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