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Climate Crisis

“We have a planetary emergency,” NASA climatologist James Hansen said of climate change in October 2012. In 2015, he and 13 co-authors published a study showing sea level could rise as much as 10 feet in the next 50 years. Superstorms and dangerous floods and droughts are already wreaking havoc around the world. Hansen and other experts warn we must act now – in what author Naomi Klein calls “this fateful decade” if we are to avoid runaway, irreversible damage. Instead, the UN’s meteorological agency reported that carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere actually increased in 2014, prompting Princeton climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer to remark: “We’re probably getting to the point where we’re looking at the ‘safe zone’ in the rearview mirror, even as we’re stepping on the gas.” Solutions are at hand. They are readily available and economically advantageous. Help NC WARN push policymakers and Duke Energy to step up to the plate.


El Niño fueling most extreme tropical cyclone season on record in Northern Hemisphere — The Washington Post

By Jason Samenow In modern records, the Northern Hemisphere has never had as many super…

Rein in Duke Energy, Groups Tell Attorney General — News Release from NC WARN

An alliance of nonprofits today called for NC Attorney General Roy Cooper to assert his explicit legal authority to enforce the corporate charter of Duke Energy, saying an investigation of the corporation’s North Carolina operations is required due to its history of criminality – from partnering with Enron to coal ash failures – and a rapidly advancing climate crisis that could see sea levels rise 10 feet by mid-century. See coverage in the Los Angeles Times, Charlotte Observer and others.

Naomi Klein: Obama Is Beginning to Sound Like a Climate Leader, When Will He Act Like One? — Democracy Now

As scientists warn 2015 is on pace to become the Earth’s hottest year on record,…

Riveting Hansen study on sea level, superstorms — News Release from NC WARN

Riveting new study by Dr. James Hansen and 16 co-authors shows prospects for rapid sea level rise and damaging superstorms are worse than previously predicted. CBS Evening News and the Washington Post covered the story.

Experts make dire prediction about sea levels — CBS News

In the future, there could be major flooding along every coast. So says a new study that warns the world's seas are rising.

The world’s most famous climate scientist just outlined an alarming scenario for our planet’s future — Washington Post

James Hansen has often been out ahead of his scientific colleagues. Now Hansen has co-authored a lengthy study outlining an scenario of potentially rapid sea level rise combined with more intense storm systems.

Climate scientists say 2015 on track to be warmest year on record — The Guardian

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says first half of year was warmest ever and Earth…

Climate Seer James Hansen Issues His Direst Forecast Yet — High Tide

James Hansen’s new study explodes conventional goals of climate diplomacy and warns of 10 feet…

Text of Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change

Saint Francis of Assisi reminds us that our common home is like a sister with whom we share our life and a beautiful mother who opens her arms to embrace us. This sister now cries out to us because of the harm we have inflicted on her by our irresponsible use and abuse of the goods with which God has endowed her.

NC WARN Hosts Dr. William Schlesinger

NC WARN hosts prominent climate scientist Dr. William Schlesinger for a discussion about the current state of the climate crisis and its impacts.
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