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Climate change is here, it is real and it is bad

Washington Times: Climate change is here. Climate change is real. There is no use denying it is made worse by greenhouse gas emissions. The real questions to ask are: why should we care? 1. Disasters cost too much money According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, the biggest threat to our economy, both long term and short term, is climate change. From a short term perspective, Hurricane Sandy (worsened by rising sea levels) caused damage and losses estimated by the governors of NY, NJ and CT at $82 billion....

Floods threaten Nebraska nuclear plants

Washington Times: Two nuclear-power plants in Nebraska remain threatened by Missouri River flooding, including one plant where a fire briefly shut down a cooling system for spent fuel rods earlier this month. Federal and state officials said there is no danger of a radiation leak and insisted the facilities would not see a repeat of Japan`s Fukushima nuclear-power plant disaster. Jeff Hanson, spokesman for the Omaha Public Power District that operates the Fort Calhoun Station, dismissed Internet reports by bloggers...