TOP STORIES: 1.16

OPINION

Wapo Ed – Paying Sandy’s big bill

NYT Oped – LAWRENCE M. KRAUSS – Deafness at Doomsday

LAT – David Horsey Column – Neo-Confederates in Congress resist a rapidly changing world

WSJ Oped – Mark Mills – California Could Be the Next Shale Boom State 

LAT – Joseph Serna Column – Gun control? Illegal immigration? No, climate change should be No. 1

WSJ Holman Jenkins Column – Green Energy’s Baptists and Bootleggers

U.S. NEWS

Guardian – US east-coast cities are ‘sitting ducks’ for storms, says top Obama scientist

Denver Post – Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to leave cabinet position in March

NYT – Record Taxpayer Cost Is Seen for Crop Insurance

TIME – Federal Forecast for Climate Change: It’s Getting Hot in Here

NYT – An Alarm in the Offing on Climate Change

The Hill – Scientists: Backing Keystone pipeline would ‘undermine’ Obama’s climate legacy

WSJ – Wind Industry’s Roar May Diminish

Slate – The Pro-Nukes Environmental Movement

Daily Beast – Virginia Makes an End Run Around Gas Taxes

INT’L NEWS

Press Assn – Black carbon causes twice as much global warming than previously thought

Wapo – Black carbon ranks as second-biggest human cause of global warming

AP- WORLD WARM LAST YEAR, BUT NOT LIKE RECORD US HEAT

NBC News – ‘Climate dice’ loaded, 2012 in top ten warmest ever

The Independent – 2012 was ninth warmest year on record with temperatures significantly above long-term average

Bloomberg – 2012 Was One of Earth’s 10 Warmest Years, NOAA and NASA Say

USAT – 2012 was the 36th consecutive year that the globe has seen above average temperatures.

Guardian – Ed Davey: UK companies support decarbonising target

New Scientist – Nations are taking action on climate change

Guardian – Decades of temperature change where you live mapped

Marketplace – Dangerous air pollution levels hit Beijing

Guardian – What exactly is in Beijing’s polluted air?

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