Category Archives: Climate Science

Rising Temperatures Threaten Fundamental Change for Ski Slopes

In light of the consistently warming temperatures, perhaps it should come as no surprise that the long-term outlook for the US ski industry is, well, slushy. Read More

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Book It: 2012, The Hottest US Year on Record

It won’t be official for weeks, but when all is said and done, 2012 will go down as the hottest U.S. year on record since accurate measurements began in 1895. Read More

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Despite Threat to Southern Forests, UK Develops Industrial-Scale Biomass

European countries committed themselves to dramatic reductions in carbon emissions, but at the same time, Great Britain and others have moved forward with industrial-scale biomass facilities which will encourage forest degradation here in the South. For example, a UK company … Continue reading

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Showtime to Air Climate Change Series

The cable network Showtime announced that it will air a multi-episode documentary next year about climate change entitled Years of Living Dangerously. A star-studded cast will narrate the television event which seeks to examine the societal implications of changing global … Continue reading

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A Progressive Carbon Tax Will Fight Climate Change and Stimulate the Economy

The Center for American Progress is the latest organization to weigh in on how the United States might approach the problem of carbon pollution. Pricing carbon continues to be discussed as a free market solution, but a number of key … Continue reading

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Drought Impacting Trade on Mississippi

The extreme drought which hit the Midwestern US this summer continues to impact the region and the country. The Mississippi River’s water levels are approaching record lows, and significant portions of the river may not be navigable in coming weeks, … Continue reading

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ALEC Seeks Repeal of Renewable Energy Mandates

The American Legislative Exchange Council, known widely by its acronym ALEC, has set its sights on repealing state renewable energy mandates across the country. Read More

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World Bank Urges Climate Action

When the World Bank, an institution dedicated to free market capitalism, warns of the impending catastrophic impacts from climate change, it deserves our full attention. In a recent report, the President of The World Bank Group writes, “it is my … Continue reading

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New Film Examines Disappearing Glaciers

Now in theaters: Chasing Ice. Acclaimed National Geographic photographer James Balog deploys revolutionary time-lapse cameras to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in … Continue reading

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South Carolinians Help With Post-Sandy Recovery

Employees from our Electric Cooperatives and SCE&G, along with other volunteers from SC, helped with restoration efforts in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast after Superstorm Sandy and the frigid nor’easter which followed. Read More

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