Hurricane Sandy left in its wake massive devastation and difficult questions - large and small - that have yet to be answered.
As the blazes continue to consume forests and destroy homes, the climate change that spawned them is continuously being denied or ignored by Republicans.
The weak-at-best conference statement merely reaffirmed the goals from 20 years ago for a sustainable world, without making any binding agreements which could make that actually happen.
Fedoroff and other scientists are positively amazed at the hostility towards scientific proposals put forth to solve many of the problems facing the world today.
The end of October, a powerful snowstorm hit the East Coast, knocking out electricity for about two million homes and leaving at least three dead.
The GOP has deliberately and strategically turned a collective blind eye to the threat of climate change and it's real global danger.
The first ever report from the International Programme on the State of the Ocean warns of mass extinction of marine life.
If the environment continues to heat rapidly, permafrost will melt ever faster, releasing greenhouse gases to such an extent that it overwhelms any possible improvement by human action.
While scientists around the world are coming to a growing consensus concurring on the reality of global warming, Americans are being polarized along political lines.
It doesn't seem as if the big industrial nations are serious about trying to halt global warming.