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Trinity Talk: “On the Eighth Day, Transformation without Apocalypse”

It is impossible to track the parade of headlines warning of the accelerating destruction of the earth’s various life-support systems and not—at least on occasion—succumb to despair. Jørgen Randers cowrote “Limits to Growth” (pdf) back in 1972 only to witness his doomsday predictions materialize before his eyes year by year. Unsurprising that he now […]

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Fact-Checking Lamar Smith

Unpacking the National Climate Assessment and its call for urgent climate action. The summer of 2011 should have been a wake-up call for Texans. Not only was there a withering heat driven, in part, by human-caused climate change (remember those record-breaking 40 consecutive days of 100-plus temperatures?) but a crippling drought […]

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Global Warming Is Good For Us?

Even as climate change science has tightened to a certainty, we’re witnessing the return of denialist ‘zombie arguments.’ Just over a decade ago, US Senator James Inhofe helped derail early bipartisan efforts to cap greenhouse gas emissions. His now-infamous 12,000-word, science-distorting speech concluded with a warning that international efforts to […]