Yearly Archives: 2018

Hellish Hurricanes Part One: Just the Facts on Florence, Please

Have hurricanes like Florence, Maria, and Harvey become deadlier and more destructive because of human-caused changes in Earth’s climate system? by Anne Polansky Sr. Climate Policy Analyst From September 14-18, 2018 Hurricane Florence dumped more than 19 trillion gallons of … Continue reading

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The “Youth v Gov” Climate Change Lawsuit: An Update and Some Insightful Perspectives

Posted on August 8, 2018 by CSPW Senior Climate Policy Analyst Anne Polansky, introducing guest author Joel Stronberg CSPW has been following with great interest the ups and downs, ins and outs of the long and arduous pathway 21 youth plaintiffs … Continue reading

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After a 19-Month Vacancy, White House Taps an Academic Meteorologist to Head the OSTP

by Anne Polansky Sr. Climate Policy Analyst This week the White House formally announced the appointment of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier, PhD, a meteorologist and atmospheric research scientist at the University of Oklahoma, to direct the White House Office of Science … Continue reading

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Taking Stock of Climate Change Impacts: How Many Puerto Rican Lives Did Hurricane Maria Take?

We Don’t Know for Sure, and the Death Toll is Still Climbing by Anne Polansky Sr. Climate Policy Analyst The 2018 hurricane season is now upon us, even while millions of people residing in hurricane alley – the large swath … Continue reading

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As Fossil Fuels Melt the Planet, Could Climate Change Cause a Nuclear Meltdown?

by Anne Polansky Sr. Climate Policy Analyst Nearly three dozen nuclear power plants are inadequately protected against major flooding guaranteed to occur after an upstream dam failure – flooding that could easily lead to an accident or meltdown on the … Continue reading

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As the Trump Administration Tries to Tamp Down Climate Change, We are Rising Up to Meet the Challenge

by Anne Polansky and Michael Termini More than one full year into a Donald Trump presidency, we are taking stock of the new political landscape, already marked by turmoil and volatility. Never before in modern US history have we seen … Continue reading

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U.S. Fails to Submit Reports on 1 January as Required Under U.N. Climate Treaty

The U.S. has failed to submit by 1 January a major report required under U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Most countries have submitted their reports, while there is no publicly available information on the status of the 7th U.S. Climate Action Report and 3rd Biennial Report. Under both Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama, drafts were made available for public review and comment. And the last reports were submitted under President Obama before the January 1, 2014 deadline. Continue reading

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