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Climate Science

Myth: At least 50% of Americans do not believe in human-caused climate change.
Fact: The overwhelming majority of climatologists consider anthropogenic (human-caused) climate change to be a scientific fact.

Inexpensive energy has literally fueled America’s economy for generations, but many Americans seem to think our economy cannot thrive without the heavy use of fossil fuels and that “clean coal” can alleviate any and all environmental concerns. A remarkably large number of Americans believe climate science–and because of it, climate change–is a hoax perpetrated to take advantage of us. Of those who do see it as a problem, large numbers don’t think it will affect them personally. Others think our economy cannot thrive without heavy use of fossil fuels and that “clean coal” can address any environmental concerns.

The science, however, is clear: Mankind is very likely causing–or at least dramatically worsening–climate change, making it an existential threat to life on Earth.

The U.S. Failed Puerto Rico—and Thousands Died

The U.S. Failed Puerto Rico—and Thousands Died

Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, but we sure didn’t act like it after Hurricane Maria hit. Estimated death tolls as a result of the hurricane are now over 4,400. Where was U.S. aid for one of its own territories for all those months where the island was largely without electricity and basic necessities?

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NPS Report Mentions Climate Change After All

NPS Report Mentions Climate Change After All

You may recall an April 2018 report that revealed censorship of a National Park Service report on the effects of rising sea levels and storm surge on America’s national parks. At the time, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke swore up and down that the Department of the Interior was not censoring science, but the Center for Investigative Reporting’s findings showed otherwise.

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Citizens Are Stepping Up On Climate Change

Citizens Are Stepping Up On Climate Change

The United States’ struggle to curb climate change suffered a major setback in 2017 when Donald Trump announced that he’d be pulling the nation out of the Paris climate accord. That’s the bad news; the good news is that individual citizens can still take it upon themselves to protect the planet.

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Where Do Climate Skeptics Get Their Evidence?

Where Do Climate Skeptics Get Their Evidence?

Climate skepticism as a whole is just one piece of a recognizable pattern of ignoring and trying to discredit legitimate scientific research. A good deal of this skepticism rests on conspiracies, despite the fact that there are more than 900,000 pages of evidence in peer-reviewed journals showing that climate change is man-made.

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Why Am I a RepublicEn / EcoRight?

Why Am I a RepublicEn / EcoRight?

Guest author Tyler Gillette is a spokesperson for RepublicEn, a group of conservatives and libertarians who believe climate change is real and that free enterprise can solve the problem. He suggests that a carbon dividend can reduce emissions, help American businesses, and boost national security.

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Where Did Climate Change Go?

Where Did Climate Change Go?

It’s not unusual for messaging to change when the White House changes hands, but the Trump administration seems to have taken it a step farther and buried or deleted any mention of climate change from government websites. This censorship is not only irresponsible, it’s un-American.

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The Intersection of Religion and Climate Science

The Intersection of Religion and Climate Science

It’s tempting to say that religious people don’t care about climate change. However, the truth about religion and climate science—and the truth about religion in general—is more nuanced. There actually are areas in which communities of faith and climate scientists share the same values.

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Who to Trust on Climate Change

Who to Trust on Climate Change

There’s a scientific consensus–climate change is real, and it’s caused in large part by humans. But somehow, the debate goes on. How is doubt about climate change so pervasive when the evidence is so overwhelming? Which experts should you trust, and which ones should you be skeptical of?

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