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Although our electorate has succumbed to Donald Trump's siren song about immigrants threatening America, we cannot afford to give in to despair. The real existential threat continues to loom. We need to wean the economy off fossil fuel immediately, and this cannot happen without the c...
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According to Dept of Navy, climate change is increasing potential conflict including social instability and the need for disaster response. The Defense Dept approaches climate change as a serious threat. US Rep Ken Buck, Republican, Greeley, CO is out of touch when he says that climate change distra...
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Nearly 200 nations reached a deal to limit use of hydrofluorocarbons (HCF) the fastest growing climate pollutant used in air conditioners and refrigerators. Experts say this is the fastest way to reduce global warming. This agreement is legally binding and it caps and reduces the use of HCFs beginni...
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President Obama said "this news is a turning point for our planet." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the strong support for the agreement a"testimony for the urgency of action."  This agreement is a beginning in our work to curb green house gas emissions, necessary to reduce the impacts...
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The primary way climate effects fire seasons is by causing vegetation to dry and a recent study published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences suggests that Colorado, Wyoming, Mexico, Montana and west have become drier and easier to burn since the 1970's. The expectation is for the trend t...
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Oct 7, 2016 One day after the historic Paris Climate Agreement went into force, countries agreed to cut air line emissions for international flights, a big contributor to green house gas. These emissions were not covered in the Paris Agreement. UN  International Civil Aviation Organization, Mo...
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Searing summers, rising seas, devastating storms and deadly floods. These are just some of the current and anticipated impacts of climate change. The recent "Paris Agreement," signed by 191 governments under a United Nations convention, calls for curbing greenhouse gas emissions. The goal is to keep...
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Earlier this month, the United States ratified the Paris climate accord. But new research shows that the US will likely fall short of the environmental pledges made in that agreement, unless new measures to cut greenhouse gases are passed. That’s bleak news ahead of a presidential election that coul...
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Dean Scott, the senior climate change reporter for Bloomberg, moderated a panel discussion this weekend at the 2016 conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists. The topic at hand was the upcoming U.S. elections and what it means for climate change policy, particularly if Donald ...
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The same hotspot in Earth's mantle that feeds Iceland's active volcanoes has been playing a trick on the scientists who are trying to measure how much ice is melting on nearby Greenland. According to a new study in the journal Science Advances, the hotspot softened the mantle rock beneath Gree...
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As Obama prepares to leave the White House, he leaves behind a strong, yet unfinished, climate change legacy. Recently, the US and China formally joined the Paris Agreement, a global carbon-reduction initiative adopted by 190 countries last December. It was a major joint announcement that show...
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The US and China - together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions - have both formally joined the Paris global climate agreement. After arriving with other leaders of G20 nations for a summit in the city of Hangzhou, Mr Obama said: "History will judge today's effort as pivotal." CO2 ...
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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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By Piers Sellers , AUGUST 17, 2016 I used to be an astronaut, a spacewalker on the International Space Station. Naturally, most of my fifteen-year crew career was spent on the ground, working with engineers to get the Station built and fully crewed for scientific research, but the day-in...
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Wartime mobilization is needed to fight climate change, July racks up as the hottest month ever recorded and Antarctic carbon dioxide reaches levels unseen for millions of years. It's What's Up in Climate Change.   World War AGW We may not realize it, but we're in the midst of a war. Accordi...
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Experts say, consider this as a warning. The world is almost close to breaking the 1.5C limit for global warming and it does not look good. The target was set eight months ago to initiate and consistently instigate efforts to fight climate changes. But in an unnerving rate, the limit is almost reac...
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Hillary Clinton made history when she became the first woman to lead a major presidential ticket. In a speech filled with reminders of her experience and her plans for reform, one remark stood out: “I believe in science!” she said, chuckling. “I believe climate change is real, and that we can save o...
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If you watched the political conventions during the past two weeks, you heard a lot about isis and national security and police and race and jobs. You didn’t hear much, though, about climate change, despite the fact that it’s arguably the most consequential long-term problem the U.S. faces, and one ...
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Antarctic sea ice is constantly on the move as powerful winds blow it away from the coast and out toward the open ocean. A new study shows how that ice migration may be more important for the global ocean circulation than anyone realized. A team of scientists used a computer model to synthesize mil...
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The concentration of heat-trapping CO2 pollution in the atmosphere has passed the 400 parts per million (ppm) threshold in Antarctica for the first time in at least 800,000 years, and possibly as long as four million years, scientists reported this week. The new measurements, reported by British an...
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