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Drought in the American Southwest: 5 Questions for Dr. Michael Bogan

Climate change will mean more extremes in wet and dry cycles in the American Southwest, including longer and more intense droughts than the region has experienced in the past 50 years. Dr. Michael Bogan of the University of Arizona studies the impact of climate change on waterways. Show More Summary

Bernie and Hillary Have Major Differences on Climate. If Only the Debate Moderators Would Ask.

54 minutes agoNews : Slate: The Slatest

If human civilization were facing a potentially existential threat, you’d probably want to know about what our leading candidates to run our country thought about it, right? There was no question on climate change during Thursday night’s PBS-sponsored Democratic debate in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Show More Summary

‘Inaccurate and Misleading’: Ted Cruz’s Climate Claims Have Been Fact-Checked — and He Gets an F

During a recent speech, the Texas senator revealed just how wrong he is on climate change. While on the campaign trail in New Hampshire, Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz gave a speech to local residents that contained inaccurate...Show More Summary

Climate Change Is Still Being Taught As Unsettled Science In Schools, Survey Finds

Students may be learning about climate change in schools, but they aren't always taught accurate science. The post Climate Change Is Still Being Taught As Unsettled Science In Schools, Survey Finds appeared first on ThinkProgress.

For a rare prairie orchid, science is making climate change local

A dynamic model that focuses on site scale conservation has been developed to give conservation decision-makers the capacity to assess multiple interacting stressors at the local scale, identify the most important stressors, and evaluate the efficacy of management strategies in light of their cumulative impacts.

Kenya Is Now The World’s 4th Largest Flower Grower

If you give or receive any flowers this Valentine’s Day, they were most likely imported from somewhere with a much warmer climate and lower wages than the United States. On Valentine’s Day, when tradition demands that massive amounts of roses be ready all at once, many of the flowers delivered or aavailable for sale may have come from Kenya, which …

Insights in Resilience: Climate Change and Human Health

The healthcare sector is often the first to witness the impacts of poor air quality, extreme weather, and other climate hazards on the health of the community. From heat waves to floods and exposure to rapidly spreading vector borne illnesses, the nexus of climate change and human health gets stronger every day. read more

Is Climate Change Real? Don’t Ask Most of America’s Science Teachers.

So, assuming that we’re not on the stage of a GOP debate, most of us can agree that climate change is a fact-based, human-caused phenomenon, right? A commanding 95 percent of climate scientists certainly think so, but—alas—the majority of U.S. Show More Summary

TEACHERS NEED TO BE TAUGHT CLIMATE CHANGE

Why U.S. Science Teachers Struggle to Teach Climate Change; Political values influence how teachers approach the issue Justin Worland, February 11, 2016 (Time Magazine) “Science teachers in the U.S. often botch lessons on climate change,...Show More Summary

TOP GLOBAL EV MAKERS ADD RANGE

Game Change: Tesla And GM Announce Affordable, Long-Range Electric Cars Joe Romm, February 11, 2016 (Climate Progress) “Two of the world’s leading electric vehicle (EV) producers say that they will soon deliver 200+ mile range EVs at...Show More Summary

Catastrophic failure of South American Ice Age dam changed Pacific Ocean circulation and climate

The catastrophic release of fresh water from a vast south American lake at the end of the last Ice Age was significant enough to change circulation in the Pacific Ocean according to new research. The study reveals that the lake, which was about one third the size of Wales, drained several times between 13,000 and 8,000 years ago, with devastating consequences.

Best Way to Effect Change in Energy Markets: Markets or Government?

During last night’s Democratic presidential debate, Senator Bernie Sanders remarked that the reason climate change has not become an issue at least among many Republican candidates is that they are recipients of large fossil fuel donations. Is there a correlation? What separates the candidates’ positions? While it has become a more partisan issue in recent […]

BP Chief Urges Global Carbon Price

BP chief executive Bob Dudley this week called on governments to adopt carbon pricing mechanisms to address climate change. “Carbon pricing incentivizes all aspects of the transition to a lower carbon economy and around 40 countries already have some pricing mechanism — whether that’s a tax on emissions or a system of trading permits,” Dudley […]

Ronan Keating wants to create a Westlife-Boyzone supergroup for some reason

LONDON — Ronan Keating wants to go down the same path as McBusted and combine Westlife and Boyzone. Although the idea of a successful reunion in this current music climate seems very unlikely, Keating believes it would be "fun for Boyzone...Show More Summary

Study suggests parched Earth soaks up water, slowing sea level rise

Is there anything global warming can’t do? Now it seems that there is so much global warming that it is slowing the rise of sea levels. As glaciers melt due to climate change, the increasingly hot and parched Earth is absorbing some of that water inland, slowing sea level rise, NASA experts said Thursday. Satellite…

Climate Models Are NOT Simulating Earth’s Climate – Part 2

Guest Post by Bob Tisdale This post will serve as part 2 of the 2015 update of the model-data comparisons of satellite-era sea surface temperatures. The 2014 update is here. This, the second part, contains time-series graphs.  But the data and model outputs are being presented in absolute, not anomaly, form. INTRODUCTION The climate models…

Supreme Court puts dirty-energy profits above the planet

6 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

To the editor: It is shameful, disgraceful, impractical, premature and shortsighted that the U.S. Supreme Court decided to halt President Obama's recent climate change regulation that was achieved in Paris in a groundbreaking international agreement until legal challenges have been settled, which...

A Cold War Story Of Climate Science

The Cold War may be remembered as a time lived in constant fear of nuclear annihilation, but it was also a time of tremendous scientific progress. Just ask climate scientist Michael MacCracken. The post A Cold War Story Of Climate Science appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Swimsuit Issue: Climate Change Edition

7 hours agoHumor : Funny or Die

Swimsuit Issue: Climate Change Edition Supermodels Erin Heatherton, Caroline Lowe, and Hannah Ferguson are so hot that it’s possible they may be contributing significantly to global warming. That’s why they’re doing their part to raise...Show More Summary

A Bump in the Road: Impact of the SCOTUS Clean Power Plan Decision

"We want to be clear... that the court's decision does not overturn the policy or decide its legal merits," John Coequyt, who heads up climate campaigns for the Sierra Club, said in a telephone press conference on Thursday.

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