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In San Bernardino County, Calif., 82,000 people were ordered to leave their homes Wednesday as an explosive wildfire “hit with an intensity that we hadn’t seen before,” as one fire official said, and surged across 30,000 acres. It followed dramatic flooding in Louisiana that the...
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The February average temperature across global land and ocean surfaces was 2.18°F (1.21°C) above the 20th century average. This was not only the highest for February in the 1880–2016 record (surpassing the previous record set in 2015 by 0.59°F / 0.33°C), but it surpassed the all-time monthly re...
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Here we go again. For the surface of planet Earth, 2015 was the hottest year on record by a stunning margin. But already, 2016 is on track to beat it. Last month was the hottest January in 137 years of record-keeping, according to data released Wednesday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Admi...
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We’re looking back at 10 of our recent fact-checks on climate change in light of the United Nations summit in New York this week. These fact-checks cover some of the key points of the climate change debate. 1. "Climate change is a hoax." - Pants on Fire. Earlier this year we looked at a ...
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This may confirm suspicions that many of us have already had. Besides leading the world in consumer debt and military spending, the U.S. can now add climate denial to that list. That is, according to aGlobal Trends survey by the U.K.-based market research firm Ipsos MORI. Th...
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Fighting climate change and global warming is a big project, and encouraging the private sector to take part is an important part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan. That's what led to the U.S. Department of Energy announcing a $4 billion loan guarantee program on Thursday for new ideas o...
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This past weekend, Pope Francis did something that was quietly revolutionary. In a talk at the Italian university of Molise, Francis characterized concerns about the environment as “one of the greatest challenges of our time”—a challenge that is theological, as well as political, in nature...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Largely under the radar of national and even local media, California has begun a quiet revolution in climate policy that could change the whole national conversation about curbing global warming. Advocates of strong climate change policies have had an immense political challenge that goes far beyon...
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VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, California — A rocket carrying a N                     NASA satellite lit up the pre-dawn skies Wednesday on a mission to track atmospheric carbon dioxide, the chief culprit behind global warming. The Delta 2 ro...
PHOTO: In this image released by NASA, members of the media are unable to capture the launch of the Delta 2 rocket with the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite onboard due to heavy fog at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., Wednesday morning, July 2, 2014.  The goal of the $468 million mission, designed to last at least two years, is to study the processes behind how the environment absorbs carbon dioxide.  (AP Photo/NASA, Bill Ingalls) MANDATORY CREDIT
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No This is not an April fools joke but we wish it was. By Tim Radford While Washington is doing more to address climate change, individual American states are scaling back their policies - apparently to public approval. LONDON, 1 April - In the last five years – five years marked by heat waves th...
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Global Warming is one of the interesting topics that are highly debated in the recent times. Wherever I go to parties or functions, I get to hear extensively about this phenomenon. I find it interesting because people seem to be absolutely convinced that global warming has engulfed the globe, and is...
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The fact that climate change is occurring around the world makes some people nervous, even a little mad. Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2014/02/27/4853924/editorial-dont-ignore-climate.html#storylink=Take skeptics who cherry-pick issues — columnist Charles Krauthammer crowed this week th...
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Gov. Deval Patrick took the wraps off a $50 million plan Tuesday that he says will help prepare Massachusetts for the challenges posed by climate change on public health, energy, transportation and basic infrastructure.The initiatives, unveiled by the governor at the New England Aquarium, include a ...
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How much can white or green roofs do to fight climate change?  Painting roofs white or covering them with plants could help fight global warming, but they don't offer the same bang for the buck everywhere, says a study Monday of six U.S. "megapolitan" regions. Cool roofs — painted white or ot...
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If you were a shrew snuffling around a North American forest, you would be 27 times less likely to respond to climate change than if you were a moose grazing nearby. That is just one of the findings of a new University of Colorado Boulder assessment led by Assistant Professor Christy McCain that lo...
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Resting near the bottom of the food chain, Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) underpin much of the Southern Ocean's ecosystem. But in a rapidly warming world, these hugely-abundant crustaceans could see their habitat shrink considerably. In a recent paper in PLOS ONE, scientists predict that Antarc...
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The year 2013 is currently on course to be among the top ten warmest years since modern records began in 1850, the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said today, adding that melting ice caps and glaciers have contributed to a record high in global sea levels. “Temperatures so fa...
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I live in Denver, Colorado, and for the past few days, we've had nothing but rain. Three months of rain in 48 hours, to be exact. The surge of water has caused rivers and streams to overflow their banks, drowning Boulder, Loveland, Longmont, Estes Park and many other towns along the Front Range unde...
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The recent announcement by climate watchers that carbon dioxide level in the atmosphere has crossed a psychologically significant barrier of 400 parts per million raised all the intended alarm bells world over. In a field which has been continually consuming a lot of public attention, and where the ...
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  Sir John Beddington, the government's retiring Chief Scientist has been doing the media rounds today, telling anyone who'll listen how "Climate Change" is still a serious problem about which we should all worry greatly. Has he looked out of the window recently? Looking out of my windo...
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