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Just as rebuilding your house in a week would cost far more than rebuilding it slowly, so hasty remodeling of the global energy system would ...

You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it.

"You don't have to believe in climate change to solve it. Everything we do to raise energy efficiency, will make money, improve security & ...

Would you drive on a bridge 97% of engineers agree will collapse?

97% of engineers agree bridge ahead will collapse. 3% say not to worry. Would you keep driving?

Category:Who to Believe?
Weather is your mood and climate is your personality

"Weather is your mood and climate is your personality." — Dr. Marshall Shepherd, President of the American Meteorological Society

We must manage the unavoidable & avoid what is manageable

'Scientists say, when it comes to climate change, we need to manage what is unavoidable and avoid what is unmanageable.' — Thomas Friedman, ...

Uncertainty? In science, 95% certainty is the gold standard

“In science, 95 percent certainty is often considered the gold standard for certainty.” - Seth Borenstein Associate Press science writer

To do nothing during a crisis is not a conservative thing to do

"To do nothing when the situation is changing rapidly is not a conservative thing to do." — Spencer R. Weart from his book, The Discovery of ...

Time to act like this is an emergency

“If (climate change) is an emergency, we have to act like it…But the good news is (if we act) we get to have a future for our kids.” — Naomi ...

Think climate change is a bunch of hooey?  The Chinese do not

"To my free enterprise colleagues -- especially conservatives here -- (if) you think it's all a bunch of hooey, the Chinese don't." — conser ...

The Google business plan: fully invest in renewable & green energy

“While fossil-based prices are on a cost curve that goes up, renewable prices are on this march downward,” said Rick Needham, Google Directo ...

Category:Clean Energy
The danger is not to the planet but our civilization

‘The danger is not to the planet but to our civilization on the planet. This is the real challenge of climate change.’ – Adam Frank, writer ...

The best job creators: clean energy & energy efficiency companies

‘Clean energy and energy efficiency companies are growing faster than any other sector. They are job creators. I cannot emphasize that str ...

Category:Clean Energy
The best Christmas gift: Go solar!

"This past month, I spent more beer & pistachios than I did on gas & electric. And I am not a big drinker. It’s amazing how much (solar) c ...

Category:Clean Energy
Send your kids down the bunny slope?  Or a ♦ ♦ ♦  run?

Want your kids skiing down the bunny slope or the triple black diamond expert slope? This is our choice for reducing our global carbon emis ...

Reject climate change? your grandkids will read your words

Reject climate change? "Make sure to say that very publicly, because I want our grandchildren to read what you said and what I said." - Bob ...

Reject climate change? That harms your beach house & your kids

'If you dismiss all climate science as a hoax, I can’t help you. That’s between you & your beach house — and your kids, whose future you’re ...

Recent floods: Not just power of nature, but power of man

"(Recent floods) not just by the power of nature but by the power of man." — climate activist Bill McKibben

Our new moon shot: Restore a healthy climate by 2070

“We can restore the climate of the 1980s by 2070. It won’t require a miracle or big sacrifices, just the will and policies to do it.” — Pet ...

No longer 'Green vs Gold.'  Now 'Green = Gold'

"There is a great market opportunity for innovation. We going to go from green vs. gold to green = gold."—James Bradfield Moody.

Like blood-alcohol limit, go over 2C and we're busted.

To stay below the blood-alcohol limit, we should drink no more than six standard drinks. To keep world temperature increase below 2C we must ...

Keep using fossil fuels?  That 'gas tank' will soon be empty

We burn fossil fuels a million times faster than nature created them. Sooner or later, we will run out. — inspired by Dr. Richard Alley on ...

Join the movement to stop the biggest threat to our planet

'Climate change: the single biggest thing humans have ever done to this planet. One thing must get bigger: our movement to stop it.' — Bill ...

Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad? That's the scientific debate

‘Is it going to be bad or horrifically bad?’ This is what the scientists debate, not it could be fine. Nothing like that.’ – Dr. Justin Woo ...

If left unchecked, this issue will swamp all other all other issues

“Climate Change is not just another issue. It is an issue that if left unchecked, will swamp all other issues.” — Ross Gelbspan, writer and ...

If 1º melts the Arctic, we're fools to see what 2º will do

"If 1 degee melts the Arctic, we're fools to find out what 2 degrees will do." — Bill McKibben, environmental author & founder of 350.org

Hurricane Sandy: A criminal with help from an accomplice

"If (Hurricane Sandy) was a criminal case, detectives would be treating global warming as a likely accomplice in the crime. - writer Andrew ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Heads up!  Keep sewer pumps above rising sea.

In New York City, pumps at some sewage stations have been raised to higher elevations, and the city government has undertaken extensive plan ...

Granddaddy was right: you can make money selling the wind

"My granddaddy used to say , 'if we could sell the wind, we'd be wealthy.' Well, who ever thought we would be selling the wind!' — Tim Alex ...

Category:Clean Energy
Fossil Fuels: increasingly risky investments says Forbes Magazine

'Although they were lucrative, fossil fuels are now increasingly risky investments, and the stakes are too high to maintain a stable climate ...

Fossil fuel subsidies are a brake on emissions reduction

In 2010, 37 governments spent $409bn on artificially lowering the price of fossil fuels, according to the International Energy Agency. This ...

Extreme drought and heat waves are a threat to your freedom.

“Climate change is a threat to our freedoms. If you're a Great Plains rancher or a farmer, your freedom is enormously constrained by the fa ...

Einstein: compound interest is most powerful force in world.

Since 1950, the global percentage of dry areas has increased by about 1.74% of global land area per decade. That is 1.74% compounding intere ...

Category:Extreme Weather
Drive your car if 97% of mechanics agree your brakes are shot?

97% of mechanics agree your brakes are shot. 3% say your brakes are fine. You family is inside the car. Who do you listen to?

Category:Who to Believe?
Drastic climate change is a conservative's worst nightmare

"Under pressure from climate stress even the most robust constitutional democracy may find its character threatened. Faced with more stress ...

Don't like big government? Then act now to solve climate change

"I do not want the government telling me what to do. But, the longer we wait, the worse this problem gets...then you are going to see a lot ...

Don't fear global warming but do fear local climate destabilization

"Unfortunately, the focus remains mostly on “global warming” instead of on the bigger concern—that we are disrupting the planet’s climate in ...

Continue drinking to avoid a hangover?

Continuing to burn fossil fuels in order to maintain the growth economy is like keeping on drinking to avoid a hangover.

Coal: Not a good long term investment says Goldman Sachs

"The window for profitable investment in coal mining is closing. " — Goldman Sachs, Rocks & Ores Commodities Research Report, July 24, 3013.

Coal: a deadly thug for inner city neighborhoods and minorities.

"It's very easy right now to talk about climate change as... theoretical, to talk about the dirtiness caused by coal plants as...aesthetic" ...

Climate protection puts money in your pocket

"Once people understand climate protection puts money in your pocket, the political resistance will melt faster than the glaciers." - Amory ...

Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it

“Climate is the canvas and weather is what is painted on it. Humans have changed the climate so now all weather is affected by us.” – Scott ...

Cities lead the charge on climate change action

'Around the world, city leaders are not wasting time debating the science of climate change...we are taking action. There’s simply too much ...

Burning coal is like dumping garbage on your neighbor's lawn

Coal seems cheap only if you ignore the social costs.

Airbags save lives, biofuel saves carbon emissions

A car with airbags costs more than a car without. Society decides how valuable those airbags are. Society can decide the value of renewable ...

Category:Clean Energy
A very dangerous threat, not a "cocktail hour curiosity"

Climate change is not a "cocktail hour curiosity." It is a very dangerous threat. Our climate system is an angry beast and we are poking i ...

3 phases of great scientific ideas: denial, resistance, & acceptance

“Every great scientific truth goes thru three phases: 1st people deny it, 2nd they say it conflicts with the Bible, 3rd they say they knew i ...