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Climate Crisis

“We have a planetary emergency,” NASA climatologist James Hansen said of climate change in October 2012. 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.

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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.

Duke Energy: A Global Game Changer for the Climate

Video: NC WARN Executive Director Jim Warren explains why North Carolina is a pivotal state for the future of climate change.

Global CO2 emissions ‘stalled’ in 2014 — BBC News

The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency. It marks the first time in 40 years that annual CO2 emissions growth has remained stable, in the absence of a major economic crisis, the agency said.

We Don’t Know What the F*ck We’re Talking About (video) — The Colbert Report

Stephen Colbert Sums Up GOP on Climate Change
In her 2014 book This Changes Everything, Naomi Klein pulls no punches in stating the severity of the climate crisis.
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