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Hurricane Sandy in New York

By Gary W Yohe, Wesleyan University Are we now experiencing the “new normal” climate? Let’s look at the recent evidence: A storm of historic proportions is moving up the east coast as a Nor’easter without precedent, since no such storm has ever had a hurricane from which it could draw energy, especially in late October [...]

Presidential Debates Ignore Climate Change For First Time Since 1980s

by Mandy Adwell October 23, 2012
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For the first time in 24 years, neither presidential or vice-presidential candidate mentioned climate change in any of the pre-election debates. Makes you feel all warm and fuzzy about the United States’ role in the future of our planet, doesn’t it? In the final presidential debate Monday night, moderator Bob Schieffer focused most of the [...]

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Geoengineering: Injecting Aerosols Into Atmosphere Could Whiten Skies

by Joseph Tohill June 6, 2012
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By now many people are familiar with the idea of geoengineering, or the deliberate attempt by humans to manipulate the Earth’s climate. Although the idea is controversial, many scientists argue that geoengineering may be required in order to avert global warming and maintain the Earth’s habitability in the future. One potential geoengineering idea is to [...]

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The United States Just Experienced The Warmest 12 Months On Record

by Mandy Adwell May 9, 2012
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has released its latest State of the Climate data, and the results are pretty compelling and dramatic. According to the data gathered, the last twelve months have been the hottest period for the United States since record-keeping began in the late 1800s. Last summer was the second hottest [...]

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James Hansen Explains Why He Must Be Outspoken About Climate Change

by John Johnston April 27, 2012
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This video is well worth a watch, especially if you are not yet familiar with NASA climate scientist James Hansen and his work. In the video, shot earlier this year for his TED Talk, James Hansen explains why he feels he must speak out at every opportunity about what he has found out about climate [...]

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Hansen’s 1981 Climate Projections Ring True: A 30 Year Review

by Joseph Tohill April 14, 2012
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A few weeks ago, researchers Geert Jan van Oldenborgh and Rein Haarsma published an article on RealClimate.org reviewing some of James Hansen’s earlier work. Apparently the researchers had decided to take a break from the rigours of everyday research and have a look at how far climate science has come since the 1980’s. Upon reviewing [...]

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Lower Cloud Height Over The Past Decade May Be Slowing Climate Change

by Joseph Tohill February 23, 2012
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Researchers at the University of Auckland have discovered that Earth’s clouds have been getting lower for the past 10 years. Although it is too early to make any definitive conclusions from the data, lead researcher Roger Davis said that lower clouds could be indicative of something quite important for the Earth’s climate. The researchers have [...]

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Could Cimate Change Be Bringing Colder Winters To Europe?

by John Johnston February 5, 2012
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Significant loss of Arctic sea ice in the Barents Sea and Kara Sea north of Russia, has been linked by scientists to the abnormally cold weather currently being experienced across Europe. The freezing weather throughout Europe has caused widespread disruption to transport services, left thousands without power, and claimed hundreds of lives so far. The bitterly [...]

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2011 Was 9th Warmest Year On Record, NASA Climate Scientists Find

by John Johnston January 19, 2012
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Guess what? Despite the distinct lack of mainstream media coverage over the past couple of years, global warming is still with us. NASA climate scientists, from the Goddard Institute for Space Studies, have found that the global average surface temperature for 2011 was the 9th warmest on record, since 1880 that is. Importantly, NASA also [...]

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Bill Clinton Says Republican Climate Deniers Make US Look Like A Joke

by John Johnston September 20, 2011
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Former president Bill Clinton has attacked Republican presidential candidates for their positions on climate science. At an event launching the seventh annual Clinton Global Initiative conference in New York, Clinton said Republican candidates’ skepticism about climate change is making the United States “look like a joke”. In addition, Clinton encouraged the American people to force [...]

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