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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012
On Monday afternoon, a few miles north of the Denver arena where President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, will square off in their first debate Wednesday evening, a small group of parents and their children gathered for a climate rally. One youngster bore what appeared to be a colorful, homespun image of planet Earth in the shape of a heart. Other children held up images of tall smokestacks belching clouds of pollution, or signs bearing the number "350," a rallying cry that references what scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere -- a benchmark the planet has already passed.
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Daniel Souweine: At the Debate: Listen for the Climate Silence
When the candidates face off in Wednesday's debate, every word they utter will be scrutinized for gaffe-ability, flip-floppiness, and sound-bite-ification. But when it comes to climate change, it's what they aren't saying that deserves our undivided attention.
John B. Kassel: Why We Need to Fight for Cape Wind. Now.
For Massachusetts, Cape Wind is the most important clean energy project. For the nation, it's a bellwether of what's to come. Will we chose to create a clean energy future, or to repeat our dirty energy past.
Tian Huang: Climate Victims Deserve a Hearing, Whether Here or in The Hague
Whether in this or a subsequent U.N. session, a parallel campaign to Kivalina's will be brought to the General Assembly and the question will be raised, will the international community follow the U.S. court's lead by throwing the climate change problem to the dustbin of politics?
Michael Marx: Big Oil Pleads Immunity From Prosecution for Human Rights Crimes
Only two years after the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision, Shell is asking the same judges to accept that corporations are immune from prosecution for human rights violations because they are not people under the law.
Taryn Kiekow: Anglo American, It's Time to Dump Pebble Mine
Pebble Mine is a risk that Anglo American can no longer afford to take. If Anglo American is looking to cut expenses, this is the perfect project to drop. Because local opposition -- and the risks associated with it -- are only increasing.

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