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Climate Change

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Plenty of Surprises as World Warms

Regarding rainfall patterns and tree growth, nobody knows for certain what climate change will bring.

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World Environment Day

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How to Destroy a Planet Without Really Trying

Imagine you’re a historian 100 years from now—assuming there are any historians 100 years from now, which is not obvious—and you’re looking back at what’s happening today. For the first time in the history of the human species, you’d see we have clearly developed the capacity to destroy ourselves.

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Intense Thunderstorms Likely to Batter a Warming World

More intense thunderstorms combined with damaging winds are expected to occur with increased frequency because of climate change.

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Plant Growth Surges as CO2 Levels Rise

New study predicts a big jump in foliage growth in arid regions as carbon dioxide levels increase.

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Lovely as a Tree

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Old Data Reveals Warming Oceans

Data collected during the H.M.S. Challenger’s four year expedition in the late 19th century shows that oceans are absorbing far more heat than previously realized.

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Royal Goings-On Freeze Out Climate

Major U.S. news broadcasters are hot on stories about the British royal family but cold on the destabilizing climate—despite Prince Charles’ dire warnings.

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Sustainable Living Challenges the Swiss

An experiment to see whether citizens of one of the world’s richest countries could live sustainably by drastically reducing their energy consumption has found that very few could meet the challenge.

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Carbon Dioxide Levels

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Are You Ready to Kiss Frogs Goodbye?

The first ever analysis of the rate of population loss among frogs, toads, salamanders and newts found a general decline of 3.7 percent per year from 2002 to 2011, while “red-listed” species disappeared at a rate of 11.6 percent annually, even in protected lands.

Posted on May 25, 2013 READ MORE



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A Cooler Century? Wait and See

New research suggesting the Earth may be warming more slowly than expected does not mean climate change is a false alarm, experts say.

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New York City’s Summers May Heat Up

Cities are liable to heat up much more than open countryside as the climate warms, and in the case of New York City, this could mean a big increase in heat-related deaths.

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A Mission on Climate Change

President Obama should spend his remaining years in office making the United States part of the solution to climate change, not part of the problem.

Posted on May 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Terracide and the Terrarists: Destroying the Planet for Record Profits

We have a word for the conscious slaughter of a racial or ethnic group, and one for the conscious destruction of aspects of the environment. But we don’t have one for the conscious act of destroying the planet we live on. “Terracide,” from the Latin word for earth, has the right ring, given its similarity to the commonplace danger word of our era: terrorist.

Posted on May 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Fish Migration Reveals Ocean Warming

Establishing what temperatures suit different species of fish has enabled scientists to find elusive evidence of what climate change is doing to oceans.

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Glaciers Are Melting Slowly but Surely

Most of the world’s glaciers are retreating more slowly than the few that are shrinking fast. But new research confirms that almost all of them are losing mass.

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Too Soon to Tell: The Case for Hope, Continued

If you take the long view, you’ll see how startlingly, how unexpectedly but regularly things change. Not by magic, but by the incremental effect of countless acts of courage, love and commitment, the small drops that wear away stones and carve new landscapes, and sometimes by torrents of popular will that change the world suddenly.

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Warming Climate Endangers U.K. Farming

British farm animals and crops face a heightened health risk from several diseases encouraged by climate change.

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Rising Carbon Dioxide

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Chilling: Arctic Tundra ‘Will Turn to Forest’

Two sets of scientists working independently have come to the conclusion that the Arctic will soon be ice free and forested.

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Climate Research Nearly Unanimous on Causes

The results are conclusive. Of more than 4,000 peer reviewed papers published over a period of 20 years, 97.1 percent agree that climate change is man-made.

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Rising Temperatures Ground Ducks

Some species are adapting to warmer conditions by radically changing their behavior, such as ducks that have stopped migrating south.

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The Climate Secrets of Lake El’gygytgyn

Lake sediments in a Siberian crater show that the last time atmospheric carbon dioxide was at present levels, global temperatures were 14.4 degrees hotter, forests covered the tundra and sea levels were up to 130 feet higher than they are today.

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Climate Landmark Is a Grave Warning Sign

Humanity on Friday passed a milestone on the way to planetary destruction when monitoring stations registered 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide spread throughout the atmosphere.

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Amazon ‘May Lose 65% of Land Biomass by 2060’

Making more land in the Amazon available for farming and ranching means felling more trees to make space, and that risks less production, because of deforestation’s effect on the climate.

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And Then There Was One

To this day, we’ve never quite taken in the moment when Soviet imperial rot unexpectedly—above all, to Washington—became imperial crash-and-burn. Left standing, the United States—the Cold War’s victor—seemed like an empire of everything under the sun. It was as if humanity had always been traveling toward this spot.

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The Real Obstacle to Halting Climate Change

In case you missed the news, humanity just spent the Earth Day week reaching another sad milestone in the history of catastrophic climate change.

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Fast-Moving Climate Zones Speed Extinction

A warming climate means ever more rapid changes in the Earth’s climatic zones, researchers say, and a heightened extinction risk for species that inhabit them.

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An Interview With Pioneering Climate Scientist James Hansen

Having directed NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies for most of the past four decades, Dr. James E. Hansen retired this month to devote himself to the scientific activism that has brought both awards and catcalls during his long and distinguished career.

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The Planet’s Trouble With Markets

On the occasion of the collapse of the European emissions trading scheme, Guardian environment correspondent George Monbiot explains why markets are no substitute for governments, especially when it comes to avoiding global warming, one of the worst mass disasters humankind will yet see.

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 READ MORE



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Did Earth Day Blow It?

With apologies to the late Sen. Gaylord Nelson, who is widely credited as the founder of Earth Day, I don’t really feel like celebrating.

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Entering a Resource-Shock World

Two nightmare scenarios—a global scarcity of vital resources and the onset of extreme climate change—are already beginning to converge and in the coming decades are likely to produce a tidal wave of unrest, rebellion, competition and conflict.

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Financial Crisis Looms From Carbon, Experts Say

The next global economic shock could come from the carbon markets as an investment bubble in fossil fuels grows to the tune of trillions of dollars.

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Hand Sitting

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Flight Paths Are Set to Get Bumpier

As growing carbon dioxide emissions continue to warm the climate, more aircraft are likely to encounter turbulence in flight, meaning bumpier and perhaps longer journeys for passengers.

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Spring Freeze

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I’m a Republican, Not an Idiot

Pioneering Lancaster, Calif., Mayor R. Rex Parris wants his city to generate more power from renewable energy than it consumes. In fact, he wants the dusty, desert town to be the solar power capital of the universe. And he’s a Republican.

Posted on Apr 9, 2013 READ MORE



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Keystone XL Pipeline: The ‘Stonewall’ of the Climate Movement?

Why take a look at the history of gay rights in the context of the climate struggle? Because the hardest part of the Keystone pipeline fight has been figuring out what to do about the Democrats.

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Linked Renewable Power Systems Can Avoid Blackouts

Critics of renewable energy have always claimed that sun and wind are only intermittent producers and that back-up fossil fuel plants are needed to make them viable. But German engineers have proven otherwise.

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Australians Told to Expect Worse Weather

Australia’s recent bought of fierce and frequent floods, fires and droughts is likely only to intensify, a report says, unless the world moves fast to cut emissions of greenhouse gases.

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Warming ‘Increases Antarctic Ice’

The amount of ice in the Antarctic is increasing as the other end of the world melts apace, scientists say—a strange consequence of global warming.

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Global Warming Gag

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Poorest Nations Say Yes to Emissions Cuts

The Group of Least Developed Countries, a key partner in the long-running United Nations climate talks, is willing to agree to the industrialized world’s core demand on cutting greenhouse gas emissions.

Posted on Mar 30, 2013 READ MORE



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Americans Won’t Pay for Climate Preparations

Americans believe climate change is happening but are unwilling to pay to build sea walls and relocate coastal communities, a Stanford University poll released Thursday found.

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Drier Climate Will Spread Deadly Intestinal Illnesses

Researchers say they have found a clear link between climate change and the spread of diarrhea and similar diseases in one African country. But the nature of the link may be unexpected.

Posted on Mar 28, 2013 READ MORE



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Asia Cuts Carbon Faster Than Europe

East Asian countries are showing the most progress in reducing the carbon intensity of their economies, leaving their competitors in Europe and the U.S. in their dust.

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Climate Change: One More Problem for Pakistan

Drone attacks, deadly bombings, tensions with neighboring India, power and food shortages and political instability ahead of May elections all threaten Pakistan, and soon climate change will too.

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