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The Hawai'i That Was: Watching the Destruction of the Islands in Real Time

21 hours agoAcademics / Geology : Geotripper

The Big Island volcanoes of Mauna Kea (left) and Mauna Loa (right), as seen from the summit of Haleakala on Maui Geologists have at their fingertips the closest thing to a working time machine that exists on planet Earth. We can't travel to the past, of course, but we can decipher past happenings by working out the sequence of geological events. Show More Summary

As Earth swelters, global warming target in danger of being missed

OSLO (Reuters) - The Earth is so hot this year that a limit for global warming agreed by world leaders at a climate summit in Paris just a few months ago is in danger of being breached.

Snapchatting climbers are now attempting to summit Everest after 4 deaths on the mountain

Two experienced climbers have been sharing their ascent up Mount Everest via Snapchat, and right now, they are making their final push to the summit of the tallest mountain on Earth. As an added challenge, Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards are...Show More Summary

Mount Everest: Marine Corps Vet Charlie Linville, Who Lost Leg In Afghanistan, Reaches The Summit

Summiting Mount Everest is an unsurmountable feat for most humans, but a Marine Corps veteran, who by most accounts has even greater odds against him because he is an amputee, reached the highest point on Earth this week. While other amputees have summited Mount Everest in the past, Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Show More Summary

Private Sector Opportunities at the U.S.-China Summit in June

China and the U.S. are poised to drive global sustainability coming off the Paris Agreement’s opening for signature on Earth Day. Indeed, at COP21 in Paris, President Xi Jinping made a strong commitment, promising that China will contribute to climate change by focusing on green building and transportation.

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shimon Peres Kicks Off Forbes Summit: "Make A Better Man"

Shimon Peres has accomplished quite a bit in his nearly 93 years on Earth, serving as one of the founding fathers of Israel, winning the Nobel Peace Prize and filling his golden years focusing on philanthropy. His secret? “Don’t be pessimistic, it’s a waste of time."

Vilsack: Farmer Greatest Job on Earth

Being a farmer is the greatest job on earth noted USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. He spent the morning back in his home state of Iowa (Vilsack is a former Iowa Governor) to kick off the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. He kicked off his speech noting that he is proud of the work the USDA has done to help... Read More

Yonder Montain String Band, Greensky Bluegrass, Railroad Earth Top Lineup For 15th Northwest String Summit

The initial lineup for the 15th Annual Northwest String Summit has been announced today. Taking place July 14-17, 2016 in at the idyllic Horning’s Hideout North Plains, OR, the 15th edition of this annual shindig features a familiarShow More Summary

Most Absurd Yet Insightful Statements Made at Web Summit, World's Largest Startup Conference

The hype at Web Summit was as thick as the fog that delayed flights into Dublin Airport last month at the Earth's largest gathering of startups. "Kookiness" after all, is endemic to innovation, which requires thought exercises that make possible what seems implausible. Show More Summary

These Scientists Predicted Earth's Future Long Before the World Had a Clue

8 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Paris climate summit may go down in history as the singular moment nations decided to tackle the threat of anthropogenic climate change. But few of us appreciate the fact that it’s taken over a century to arrive at a global consensus on the science. Read more...

Nothing else matters if we don't stop climate change. NYC must do more

This is scary: The 170 national plans at the Paris climate-change summit would still let the Earth's average temperature increase by 6 degrees Fahrenheit. To say a 6-degree jump would drastically... To view the full story, click the title link.

CFACT presents four inconvenient facts about global warming at #COP21 display

CFACT has participated in the UN climate process going back to the original Rio Earth summit.  We are an officially recognized NGO observer at COP 21. CFACT’s display is in the NGO pavilion at booth 37c. We used our space to inject four “inconvenient facts” into the COP.  They are the kind of rock solid,…

Never Mind the Paris Climate Summit, Bikes vs. Cars Shows How Fucked We Really Are

9 months agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The environmental movement, which began in earnest in the United States in the early 1970s, is not about saving the planet. Earth does not need to be saved, nor does life on earth need our protection. As much as we care about polar bears, their extinction would mean little to life as a whole. Show More Summary

Paris climate summit: Earth may warm by 6°C – even with a deal

Analyses suggest a deal in Paris might put us on track to limit warming to 2.7 °C, but that doesn't mean we can rule out much greater rises in temperatures

Scorched Earth: Networks Evening Shows Spend 15 Minutes Hyping Climate Change Agenda, Summit

Seeking to boost President Barack Obama and backers of the Paris climate change summit, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC devoted on Monday night over 15 minutes of airtime across six segments touting the summit, a Discovery Channel documentary on climate change, a hashtag campaign, and climate scientists in the Arctic Circle to name a few examples.

The Fossil of the Day Award is the Best Part of the Paris Climate Summit

When it comes to saving the planet, public humiliation can be surprisingly effective. Take the satirical Fossil of the Day award, which has a simple premise: Figure out who’s doing the best job at spoiling the Earth’s atmosphere that...Show More Summary

7 Installations Protesting Climate Change In Paris, Even If Actual Protesters Can't

9 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The entire world is watching as politicians pour into Paris today to decide the future of the Earth. But you might have missed what’s going on outside the summit, where dozens of activists and artists have transformed the city with installations about climate change. Read more...

Paris Climate Change Conference: Summit Begins Monday, Weekend Marches Planned Worldwide

French President Francois Hollande will host the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference, a summit where leaders from 147 countries will meet with goal of creating a treaty designed to reduce the impact of humans on the Earth’s atmosphere. Show More Summary

Al Gore-Led Global Warming Webcast Suspended After Paris Attacks

Following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris this evening, former Vice President Al Gore suspended his Live Earth 24 hour telecast held in advance of the United Nations global warming summit scheduled to happen in the French capital...Show More Summary

The Refugee Crisis Risks Straining Europe To The Point Of Military Conflict

Submitted by Raul Ilargi Meijer via The Automatic Earth blog, German Chancellor Angela Merkel needs to do something, urgently, that should have been done months - if not more - ago. There has to be a UN emergency summit on the European...Show More Summary

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