October 3, 2012

Responses to Climate Change

The solar energy market is booming in Massachusetts, as commercial building owners, municipalities, and name-brand retailers like REI and Kohl's take advantage of state incentives that have made it more affordable to fund solar power projects. [Boston Globe]

Forty-seven Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives want to eliminate the wind production tax credit. [Reuters]

A new study released today confirms what many have always suspected: children who live near busy roads are more likely to develop asthma. [Atlantic]

Recent research suggests that there's another economically significant effect of global warming. Higher temperatures cause worker productivity to plummet. [Wonk Blog]

According to a review of recent climate coverage, 93 percent of stories from Fox News on climate were misleading and 81 percent of stories in the WSJ op-ed section were misleading. The assessment was conducted by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

The Arctic Sea Ice extent this September was far smaller than the previous record set in 2007.  The difference between the previous record and this year's is larger than the entire state of Texas.  [Scientific American]

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