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The Fulbright Program Combats Climate Change

During International Education Week, we recognize the international academic research and collaboration that are key to addressing 21st century challenges such as climate change, pandemic disease, renewable and s

Handbook for fighting climate-denialism

1 hour agoOdd : Boing Boing

From 2011, Skeptical Science's excellent Debunking Handbook, a short guide for having discussions about climate change denial that tries to signpost the common errors that advocates of the reality of anthropogenic global warming make when talking to people who disbelieve. Read the rest

Yes, half of America believes that the end times are causing natural disasters

3 hours agoNews : ComPost

The one good thing about strange weather is that it can always be used to confirm whatever you believed was going on with the climate. Cold? “Feel that? And they tell us the earth is getting hotter!” Hot? “Feel that? That’s global warming!” Massive storms? “Well, these are the end times.” Er, wait. Look at this chart, courtesy of the Public Religion Research […]

Jim Webb sucks on climate change

The former Virginia senator wants to run for president as a Democrat. He's got some ‘splainin’ to do.

Surviving Global Disasters May Mean Eating Slime

Forget the survivalist food and meals-ready-to-eat. Clean out the crates of canned tuna from the cellar. If you plan to survive natural disasters, nuclear winter, severe climate change or some other apocalyptic event, get ready now by developing a taste for bacterial slime. That’s the recommendation of...

Efforts to End Deforestation Brings Together Strange Bedfellows

September brought good news for the world's forests with the unveiling of the New York Declaration on Forests at the UN Climate Summit. The Declaration, which pledges to end global deforestation by 2030, was signed by 130 governments, including the US, Germany, Indonesia, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Show More Summary

From Shadows to Security

Last night, President Obama announced that he will use his executive authority to take the first significant steps toward fixing what has become an increasingly dysfunctional national immigration policy. As with climate and energy policy, he has not done all that is needed, but as much as he believes he can. Show More Summary

Time-lapse photos and synched weather data unlock Antarctic secrets

Researchers are using time-lapse photography, linked to weather data, to study climate and geological change in the Antarctic Dry Valleys.

Rapid Climate Change did not Cause European Bronze Age Population Collapse

Rapid climate change did not cause population collapse at the end of the European Bronze AgeAuthors:Armit et alAbstract:The impact of rapid climate change on contemporary human populations is of global concern. To contextualize our understanding...Show More Summary

Local Climate Change Initiatives Bring Local Benefits and Global Impacts

On the coast of Oaxaca, Mexico in the Sierra Madre del Sur is a rural community called San Juan Lachao. It's a small, indigenous community with a proud heritage and strong values. Many of the community members continue to speak the native language of Chatina. Show More Summary

"Where's the Global Warming?" thought Buffalonian; then they looked at a map

The continental United States has been slammed by cold temperatures and it is difficult to escape images of Buffalo's massive snowfall. When there is a big snowstorm, climate science deniers gleefully crow "Where's Global Warming" and...Show More Summary

Buckwheat panic in Russia

8 hours agoNews : BlogPost

The latest Russian food crisis wasn’t brought on by sanctions. But in this political climate, even a bad weather report is enough to make locals race to stock up on a classic staple before it flies off supermarket shelves. Read full article >>

Right Wing Attacks Media For Saying Interstellar Is About Climate Change. Seriously.

Interstellar may be the greatest silent movie ever made. It is a stunningly gorgeous but annoyingly noisy, second-rate sci-fi movie with Icarus-like aspirations of greatness and some hints of climate change. So naturally it has become the latest target for the deniers. Show More Summary

Early Addition: Climate Change Now Threatening Wine

Because you enjoy watching weird '70s sci-fi TV pilots, check out today's mid-day links: drug dealing on live TV, climate change affecting wine, beer/coffee combinations, tapeworm headaches, handyman fired for being white, and a swinging bulldog. Show More Summary

Neighbor Sues Mario Batali's Loud, Smelly Babbo Restaurant

In the East Village, it's bacon; in the West Village, garlic. A neighbor of Mario Batali's popular paycheck-blowing eatery Babbo has had it up to his eyeballs with the eatery's rampant garlic smells and climate control racket, so he's suing the celeb chef to make it stop, reports the Post. Show More Summary

Is America Ready for China as an 'Equal Brother?'

Henry Kissinger Talks to China's "Iron Lady" The meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this month in Beijing resulted in a series of important agreements, including on climate change. Against...Show More Summary

Is America Ready for China as an 'Equal Brother?'

Henry Kissinger Talks to China's "Iron Lady" The meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this month in Beijing resulted in a series of important agreements, including on climate change. Against...Show More Summary

White House Climate Preparedness Task Force Releases Recommendations and Tools

The President’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience rolled out its recommendations recently, and the White House announced a new user-friendly online ‘toolkit’ to help the public and decision-makers. read more

Murders Turn Spotlight on Peru’s Forest Policies

10 hours agoNews : Truthdig

By Paul Brown, Climate News Network The killing of tribal leaders trying to defend their Amazon rainforest lands from illegal logging has put Peru’s president under pressure ahead of next month’s UN climate conference.

Buffalo Snow Storm: Bills DE Mario Williams Is Digging People Out and Delivering Food to Neighbors (Videos + Pics)

10 hours agoSports : Total Pro Sports

Mario Williams grew up in North Carolina and he began his NFL career in Houston. Normally people from warmer climates don’t handle winter very well. Williams is different, though. When he signed his record six-year contract with the Buffalo Bills back in 2012, he was determined to make the cold, unforgiving western New York winter […]

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