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Environment and Oceans Articles

April 2, 2013

OCEANS POLICY

The Dollars And Science of Fishery Management

Sound fisheries management requires sound science, and sound science costs money. With a major piece of fisheries legislation up for reauthorization, Congress is set to decide whether or not adequate funding is available to ensure America’s fisheries can be enjoyed by future generations.

January 31, 2013

FOSSIL FINANCE

Divest Over Global Warming?

A movement is growing on college campuses to divest from fossil fuel companies that contribute to climate change. A former president of several prestigious colleges and educational institutions, James L. Powell, responds to the 10 most common arguments against divestment.

January 17, 2013

Duck, Rabbit, Gas Well

The debate over fracking is like the duck-rabbit illusion: some see economic opportunity, others see environmental injustice.The question is: Who gets to write the rules – those who see ducks or those who see rabbits?

November 19, 2012

CLIMATE COMMUNICATIONS

Do The Math: Mr. McKibben Goes To Washington

Climate activist and scientist Bill MicKibben asks America to “get serious” about climate on his “Do The Math” tour. Keeping the global temperature increase below 2 degrees will require firm action to reduce the burning of fossil fuels.

November 15, 2012

CLIMATE SCIENCE

The State of Climate Science

The gold standard of science is the peer-reviewed literature. If there is disagreement among scientists, based not on opinion but on hard evidence, it will be found in the peer-reviewed literature.

November 1, 2012

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Preventing Future ‘Frankenstorms’

Climate scientists have long warned that global warming can be linked to extreme weather events like hurricanes, droughts, and floods. After Hurricane Sandy and other recent weather disasters of the past two years, we cannot afford any more warnings.

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