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Tag: Global Warming

Climate Change ‘Helped to End Monsoon 4,000 Years Ago’

This generation has lessons to learn from the way climate change helped topple civilizations thousands of years ago, British scientists say.

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 READ MORE


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Apocalypses Everywhere

Two clouds of genuine doom still darken our world: nuclear extermination and environmental extinction. If they got the urgent action they deserve, they would be at the top of our political priority list.

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 READ MORE

Rising Sea Level Threatens Los Angeles

The city of Los Angeles faces a growing threat from rising sea levels by mid-century, researchers say as much of the region copes with an unprecedented drought.

Posted on Feb 23, 2014 READ MORE

Duckweed Raises Hopes for Biofuel

Scientists believe they have identified a vigorous new source of biofuel—a tiny plant that lives almost everywhere and grows with extraordinary speed.

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 READ MORE

Geo-Engineering ‘Could Mean More Heat’

Using technology to reflect sunlight away from the Earth to reduce global warming could be disastrous, scientists say, because the aftermath could be even more severe heat.

Posted on Feb 21, 2014 READ MORE

Arctic ‘Is Set to Reach 13°C by 2100’

Scientists in the U.S. expect the rise in temperature in the Arctic by the end of the century will be more than six times greater than the globally agreed safety threshold.

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 READ MORE

John Kerry Slams Climate-Change Deniers for ‘Burying Their Heads in the Sand’

Secretary of State John Kerry took a shot across the bow at climate-change skeptics and deniers during a diplomatic visit to Jakarta, Indonesia, on Sunday.

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 READ MORE

Climate Change Is Destroying California, Obama Promises to Help

Look at a satellite photo of the continental United States these past couple of months and you’ll quickly notice that the country has an identity crisis.

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 READ MORE

Valentine’s Day

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 ENLARGE

The Gravitational Pull of Planet Carbon

The pull is reflected in three recent developments in the energy news: a declaration of surrender by BP, a major setback in the European Union, and a strategic end-run by Canadian tar sands companies.

Posted on Feb 14, 2014 READ MORE

Will Climate Change Destroy British Beaches?

All around the English coast, erosion scenarios drawn up for 2044 were realized this winter. “Everybody thought this would hit us in 20 or 30 years’ time,” said a site manager, “but it’s come now.”

Posted on Feb 13, 2014 READ MORE

Rain vs. Drought

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 ENLARGE

Trade Winds Draw ‘Missing’ Warmth to Deep Ocean

The Pacific Ocean may be providing the world with a temporary reprieve from high rates of global warming, by storing heat that would normally warm the atmosphere, scientists say.

Posted on Feb 10, 2014 READ MORE

Ending the World the Human Way

Climate change isn’t the news and it isn’t a set of news stories. It’s the prospective end of all news. Think of it as the anti-news.

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 READ MORE

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Keystone XL Pipeline Passes Major Hurdle, Remains on Course for Approval

The State Department has provided President Obama the cover he needs to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, dealing a severe blow to environmentalists who oppose the oil and gas project.

Posted on Jan 31, 2014 READ MORE

Ireland’s Turf War Plan Is ‘Bad News for Climate’

Ireland is embroiled in a struggle between traditionalists who want to continue burning peat as fuel and conservation groups who say the practice adds significantly to greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted on Jan 30, 2014 READ MORE

Polar Vortex

Posted on Jan 29, 2014 ENLARGE


Nature Is Trying to Tell Us Something

While it’s cold in much of the U.S., Australia has been sweltering through record-breaking heat. One player at the Australia Open said her plastic water bottle began to melt.

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 READ MORE


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2013 Was Fourth Warmest Year

Despite claims that global warming has paused, U.S. scientists say data from the last twelve months show 2013 to have been the fourth warmest year in a record stretching back over 130 years.

Posted on Jan 23, 2014 READ MORE

Warming ‘Will Double Extreme El Niños’

Scientists say global warming will mean that extreme El Niños—the widespread periodic weather disruptions originating in the Pacific—will occur twice as often.

Posted on Jan 20, 2014 READ MORE

Few Would Welcome Geo-Engineering

Research in Australia and New Zealand finds little appetite among the public for trying geo-engineering techniques to prevent global warming.

Posted on Jan 18, 2014 READ MORE

Worse Cyclones Will Hit East Asia

Climate scientists have found indications that Asian tropical cyclones are not only getting stronger but are also likelier to strike east Asia—China, Japan and Korea.

Posted on Jan 17, 2014 READ MORE

Religious Violence Runs Rampant as Other Types of Brutalities Decline

Although human warfare is supposedly dwindling, atrocities fueled by belief continue to plague the earth; an ancient Antarctic ice shelf has collapsed due to lakes draining onto it; meanwhile, calling Ariel Sharon a “man of peace” is a dire misinterpretation of his actions. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 READ MORE

Thoreau’s Walden Pond Heats Up

A corner of the U.S. forever linked with the name of one of America’s foremost naturalists is changing as temperatures rise. Walden Pond’s familiar vegetation is not what it was in Thoreau’s day.

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 READ MORE

The Climateers!

Posted on Jan 16, 2014 ENLARGE

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Parts of Europe ‘5°C Warmer’ by 2100

Severe temperature rises in parts of Europe by the end of the century will be accompanied by much more frequent droughts, scientists say.

Posted on Jan 13, 2014 READ MORE

Uncle Sam Is Freezing

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 ENLARGE

Record Lows

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 ENLARGE

Cold As…

Posted on Jan 9, 2014 ENLARGE

Snow Flakes

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 ENLARGE

America in the Freezer

Posted on Jan 8, 2014 ENLARGE

Gates of Hell

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Global Warming Hoax

Posted on Jan 7, 2014 ENLARGE


Toyota Is Going to Sell a Hydrogen Car Globally in 2015

While competitor Honda has been tinkering with Fuel Cell Vehicles for ages without putting one up for sale, Toyota just announced that it’s going to commercialize the future of driving on a worldwide scale in just one year.

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 READ MORE

Cold Weather Scream

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‘Dark Money’ Funds U.S. Climate Deniers

U.S. organizations that deny climate change receive most of their funding from unidentifiable sources.

Posted on Jan 6, 2014 READ MORE

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It’s Getting Hotter in Oz

Influential members of the new Australian government are rejecting measures designed to curb greenhouse gas emissions, but the mounting evidence of increasing heat is contradicting them.

Posted on Jan 5, 2014 READ MORE

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World Went on Warming in 2013

Despite claims that global temperatures have stopped rising, British scientists say this year and 2013 are both expected to be among the ten warmest recorded.

Posted on Jan 4, 2014 READ MORE

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Warming Climate May Cut Cloud Cover

One of the great unknowns of climate science is what effect clouds have in accelerating or slowing warming. A new study sheds a disturbing light on their possible impact.

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 READ MORE


2014: Seize the Moment

Congress has just ended one of the worst and least productive sessions in the history of our country.

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 READ MORE

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2013 ‘Will Mark Continued Rise of CO2’

The 24 years since the world agreed to limit greenhouse gases are expected to have seen a rise of almost two-thirds in emissions of the main gas, carbon dioxide.

Posted on Dec 30, 2013 READ MORE

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Amazon Forest Loss Threatens Five Countries

The environmental damage being caused by deforestation in the Amazon is a threat to much of the South American continent, two campaign groups say.

Posted on Dec 29, 2013 READ MORE

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Drought Will Worsen One Day Somewhere

Although a new research project confirms that drought —and floods—will affect the world more severely during this century, uncertainty persists over who will suffer, and when.

Posted on Dec 28, 2013 READ MORE

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Are We Falling Off the Climate Precipice?

Perfectly serious scientists suggest climate change isn’t just really, really bad; it’s catastrophic. Some even think that if the record ongoing releases of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere are aided and abetted by massive releases of methane, life as we humans have known it might be at an end on this planet.

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 READ MORE

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A Little Closer to Hydrogen Fuel

Hopes that the production of commercial quantities of hydrogen might be possible by mid-century have risen after French scientists discovered how to make small amounts of the gas quickly and easily.

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 READ MORE

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Tree Find Confirms Italian Alpine Melt

Glaciers in the high Italian Alps are everywhere in retreat, and scientists have found new evidence that confirms the mountains are warming at twice the global rate.

Posted on Dec 16, 2013 READ MORE

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Reigniting the Climate Change Debate

A British group says general interest in global warming has dwindled, and new ways of telling what is essentially a human story should include talking to those who may be skeptical about climate change.

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 READ MORE

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