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    • It's Time to Remind Climate Change Deniers That Weather and Climate Are Different

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Weather forecasters predicted a “historic" blizzard would dump up to three feet of snow on New York City. Instead, the city escaped the worst of the storm. The National Weather Service admitted Tuesday it was off due to the challenging nature of winter-storm weather prediction: "Our science has come a long way, but there are still many moving parts in the atmosphere, which creates quite the forecast challenge."

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    • Naming Rape Survivors Is a Terrible Solution to the Rolling Stone Debacle

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
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    It’s natural for journalists to search for a better way to cover rape after Columbia Journalism Review issued an extensive report on how thoroughly Rolling Stone botched its reporting of an alleged gang rape of a University of Virginia student. But a problem manifests if journalists overcorrect, by fixing a problem that didn’t exist.

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    • Democrats Request a DOJ Investigation into ExxonMobil, Alleging Climate Science Coverup

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 3 mins
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    California Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee requested a Department of Justice investigation into ExxonMobil on Wednesday, writing that the company's behavior "is similar to cigarette companies that repeatedly denied harm from tobacco and spread uncertainty and misleading information to the public."

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    • The Republican Candidates Can't Say How Obama Wrecked the Economy

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 5 mins
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    One of the most striking and mystifying aspects of the Republican presidential primary has been the candidates’ inability - or unwillingness - to offer up any kind of coherent economic prescription for the country. That didn’t change on Thursday night. On the Fox Business debate stage in South Carolina, the remaining GOP field had the floor to rebut President Barack Obama’s rosy picture of the American economy during this week’s State of the Union.

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    • Obama's Climate Change Disclaimer Is Getting Old

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 4 mins
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    In speaking about climate change, President Barack Obama has a certain rhetorical tic that's starting to wear thin.

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    • How to Change a Climate Denier's Mind: Feed Them More Bad Science

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    Every person probably knows a friend or relative who buys the persistent lies that the climate is really cooling, or it's probably due to natural cycles, or the science models are wrong, or there's no reliable data.

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    • Shell's CEO Wants Big Oil to Believe in Climate Change

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
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    The CEO of Royal Dutch Shell wants the oil industry to take a bigger role in the fight against climate change. On Thursday night, Ben van Beurden urged a room full of oil executives to “be less aloof, more assertive,” ahead of international climate talks in Paris. “The world will benefit,” he said, according to advanced excerpts of van Beurden's speech.

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    • You Can't "Believe" in Climate Change

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Last week, Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy made little impression on Republican senators at an Environment and Public Works hearing, where she said, “Climate change is not a religion. It is not a belief system. It’s a science fact.” She would have been better off aiming her remarks at a different audience - anyone who says he or she "believes" in climate change.

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    • Bernie Sanders's Climate Plan Takes Aim at the 1 Percent

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    Bernie Sanders rolled out a 16-page climate change plan on Monday that combines many of his long-held environmental positions, like dropping fossil fuel subsidies and banning offshore drilling, with a couple of new ideas.

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    • Meet the 97 Percent Climate Truthers

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 6 mins
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    Two years ago, a group of international researchers led by University of Queensland's John Cook surveyed 12,000 abstracts of peer-reviewed papers on climate change since the 1990s.

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    • The U.S. Military Worries About Climate Change, So Why Don't Republicans?

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
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    On Friday, the Obama administration put climate change on the par with other global challenges like cybersecurity, terrorism, and Russian aggression, warning in a 35-page national-security memo that climate change poses “an urgent and growing threat to our national security.”

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    • Savor This Moment, Climate Activists. Next Year Is Going to Get Ugly.

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Mark Ashby
    • Length: 5 mins
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    On Saturday, December 12, thousands of onlookers in a Paris suburb witnessed the rarest moment in the fight against climate change. A hall full of officials, activists, and experts were cheering and hugging one another after representatives from nearly 200 countries reached the first meaningful agreement on greenhouse gas emissions, ever. The achievement didn’t come easy, but the Paris climate conference gave many in the climate-change movement a sense of optimism that’s eluded it for decades.

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    • Lindsey Graham: A Republican That Environmentalists Can Love

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Lindsey Graham announced Monday that he’s joining almost two dozen other Republicans to run for president. Unlike his opponents - who change their position almost-hourly (Jeb Bush) or accuse the press of trying to politicize the problem (Senator Ted Cruz) - Graham accepts climate change is real and manmade.

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    • Jeb Bush Needs More Evidence for Climate Change Action Than He Does to Start a War

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Former Florida governor and likely presidential candidate Jeb Bush had a lot to say about climate change this week, putting to rest prior speculation that he might take a more reasonable position on the issue than his Republican opponents.

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    • Mitch McConnell Is Powerless to Block Obama’s Climate Change Deal

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 4 mins
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    One of the few times countries around the world have reached a climate change deal to cut global greenhouse gasses was the 1997 Kyoto treaty, which required binding cuts from industrialized nations.

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    • Gun Laws Won't End Mass Shootings. They Will Reduce Gun Homicides.

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    President Barack Obama noted he has “had to make statements like this too many times” when he delivered remarks on Thursday about the nine people who were killed in a mass shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina black historical church. He specified the role the nation’s gun laws play in this and other incidents, as he’s had to do many times before:

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    • Cloudy Memories

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: C. James Moore
    • Length: 10 mins
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    Why Republicans only grasp climate science behind closed doors.

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    • Australia Reduced Mass Violence by Confiscating Guns. In the U.S., Police Sell Them Back to Citizens

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    The on-camera shooting on Wednesday of two Virginia reporters has already reignited the debate over gun control in America. “I’m going to do something to shame legislators into doing something about closing loopholes and background checks and making sure crazy people don’t get guns,” Andy Parker, the father of slain WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, told Fox News.

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    • Rand Paul to Baltimore: Racism Isn't the Problem. Taxes Are

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
    • Length: 3 mins
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    When Senator Rand Paul spoke on race in America at a fundraiser for Baltimore County Republicans on Tuesday night, he sounded like a different presidential candidate from the one who dismissed black protesters a few months ago.

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    • America Is Finally Getting Its First Offshore Wind Farm. Conservatives Are Trying to Make Sure It’s the Last

    • By: Rebecca Leber
    • Narrated by: Derek Shetterly
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    European countries long ago decided to take the long-term view of clean energy. Denmark put up its first wind turbine offshore 24 years ago, in 1991; today, Europe has at least 70 complete wind farms and 2,300 turbines in its waters. The United States is just getting started on catching up to its transatlantic neighbors.

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