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Nature Editorial | Nov 13, 2012

This week, a reinvigorated Barack Obama returned to the White House knowing that he was poised on the edge of a fiscal cliff. Rather than relishing his victory last week, Obama must immediately set about crafting a compromise on deficit reduction with congressional leaders. The stakes could...

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Wall Street Journal | Nov 13, 2012

By Keith Johnson

With the fiscal cliff looming and parts of the U.S. still digging out from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, calls for the U.S. to adopt a carbon tax are gathering steam–even though there’s little sign of interest from Congress or the White House.

Today the...

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Washington Post | Nov 13, 2012

By: Dylan Matthews

Grover Norquist made headlines Monday night for...

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Washington Post | Nov 09, 2012

By: Steven Mufson, November 9

Here’s a riddle: If Congress doesn’t want to raise income tax rates but wants to raise revenue, what can it do?

One answer: Pass a carbon tax.

A relatively...

Reuters Commentary | Nov 09, 2012

(The author is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own.)


By Gerard Wynn

(Reuters) - Academics and lawmakers have proposed a U.S. carbon tax to curb...

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WBUR, Here and Now | Oct 30, 2012

Whenever there’s an extreme weather event, from a hurricane to a record drought, the question always arises: Is it climate change?

MIT climate scientist Kerry Emanuel told Here & Now's Robin Young that it's hard to know for sure, but it is clear that as...

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Foreign Affairs | Oct 18, 2012

The policy community has long prophesied about the coming water wars. But don't expect them anytime soon. More likely, tensions over access will merely exacerbate existing regional conflicts.

By: Shlomi...

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Maputo — Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the United Nations have warned that Mozambique's infrastructure is vulnerable to extreme weather events that are becoming more frequent due to climate change.

According to MIT's Ken...