Seven states on the Northeast are in watch mode as a potentially record-setting storm is churning up the coast, threatening to dump more than 2 feet of snow in parts.
Forced to finally vote on climate change, a majority of senators have signaled that they believe the phenomenon is real and that humans have at least some role to play. But how much, and what to do about it, remains murky.
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists says Earth is now closer to human-caused doomsday than it has been in more than 30 years because of global warming and nuclear weaponry. But other experts say that’s way too gloomy.
Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, who’s contemplating another White House run, said climate change was real, that humans helped it along and that it was the responsibility of the world to turn back the environmental tide.
President Obama didn’t even mention the Keystone XL oil pipeline by name in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, but leading environmentalists are reading between the lines and believe they heard clear indications the White House is prepared to kill the project.