Increasing global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), a heat-trapping gas, are pushing the world into dangerous territory, closing the window of time to avert the worst consequences of higher temperatures, such as melting ice and rising seas.
Following President Obama's announcement of his climate change policy, talk about a "War on Coal" has increased. But has there really been a "war on coal' or is the "War on Coal" just another industry-backed marketing campaign created to rally support?
A recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal titled In Defense of Carbon Dioxide” suggests climate change isn't a problem because plants need CO2 to grow. Climate writers call it a new low for climate denial.
David Gordon, the director of policy planning under former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, says the chances are about four-to-one” that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline from the Canadian tar sands to oil refineries in Texas.