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Global Change

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  • Wind and solar aren't viable energy alternatives — and will never be

    Wind and solar aren't viable energy alternatives — and will never be
    The letters in support of Gov. Martin O'Malley's greenhouse gas reduction plan show an amazing ignorance of the facts ("O'Malley says state has 'moral obligation' to avert climate change," July 25). The U.S. uses 4,000 billion kilowatt hours per year....
  • U.S. electricity grid 'highly vulnerable' to blackouts, report says

    U.S. electricity grid 'highly vulnerable' to blackouts, report says
    — A decade after a vast power outage shut down the Northeast, the electricity grid remains "highly vulnerable" to blackouts because of extreme weather events fueled by climate change, a report issued Monday by the White House and the Energy...
  • O'Malley in Las Vegas for clean energy program

    O'Malley in Las Vegas for clean energy program
    Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to be in Las Vegas Tuesday for a panel discussion on clean energy, appearing alongside former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at an event with big names in national politics. The day-long National Clean Energy...
  • The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change

    The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change
    During my service as the secretary of Environmental Regulation in Florida and Environmental Protection Agency administrator, I came to appreciate that state action is central to strong environmental protection. Working with the states, the EPA has...
  • Business leaders believe in clean energy

    Business leaders believe in clean energy
    Maryland has repeatedly shown leadership on climate change and the clean-energy solutions that will both tackle the problem and provide economic growth. In order to continue this leadership, Maryland faces an important choice: whether to take another step...
  • On climate, O'Malley should reach out to Harris

    Thank you for Carol Browner's commentary appreciating Gov. Martin O'Malley's climate change efforts ("The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change," Aug. 18). However, she didn't mention that Governor O'Malley could also reach out to...
  • Climate change a serious issue that needs addressed [Letter]

    Editor: For many members of the millennial generation, the current political landscape has discouraged us from becoming involved in the political debate. From health care, to unemployment, and everything in between there seems to be a lack of appetite...
  • Shale gas better climate solution than carbon tax

    In a recent commentary ("The importance of Maryland's leadership on climate change," Aug. 18), former presidential adviser Carol M. Browner praised Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposals to reduce carbon pollution. But she curiously left no mention of shale...
  • Scientists' confidence increases in man's influence on climate change

    Scientists' confidence increases in man's influence on climate change
    Scientists are increasingly confident that human activity is influencing changes in climate across the globe, according to leaked copies of a United Nations report detailed by several news outlets. The U.N.'s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is...
  • The biggest polluters

     The biggest polluters
    We're coming up on the one-year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy next month, just as a new report reveals the biggest culprits for causing global warming and pollution, which scientists warn will bring even more extreme weather in the future ("The...
  • The cost of our disproportionate fear of terrorism

    The cost of our disproportionate fear of terrorism
    Many of us fear improbable and uncommon dangers more than everyday ones. This suggests we've got our anxieties backward. Think of flying versus driving. White-knuckle fliers, haunted by images of fiery plane crashes despite air travel's safety record,...
  • How Big Poultry sided with Big Oil

    Oil is essential to our economic and national security because our transportation system runs on it. The danger of this monopoly is that consumers must pay whatever price is charged for gasoline or diesel. The danger to our nation is that our foreign...