SKEPTICAL SCIENCE: NEW RESEARCH, OCTOBER 30 - NOVEMBER 5, 2017...

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A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...

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LESSONS FROM HURRICANE HARVEY: HOUSTON’S STRUGGLE IS AMERICA’S TALE...

 

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ONE NATION, TWO TRIBES: OPPOSING VISIONS OF US CLIMATE ROLE ON SHOW IN BONN...

The alternative US dome – which is marked with the hashtag #wearestillin – is the biggest pavilion at the climate talks. Photograph: Ronald Wittek/EPA

 

Donald Trump has pulled the US out of the Paris accord – but other Americans are standing with the world to help fight the ‘existential crisis’ of global warming...

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THERE WILL SOON BE FLOODS OF CLIMATE REFUGEES: WILL THEY GET ASYLUM?

“This notion of humanitarian visas, legal pathways, and temporary protection are policy options that we are encouraging states to use.” [Photo: andrej67/iStock]

 

New Zealand is considering creating a new visa for people fleeing environmental disasters brought on by climate change...

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MAPPING HOW TO FEED 9 BILLION HUMANS, WHILE AVOIDING ENVIRONMENTAL CALAMITY...

 

Yesterday The Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation unveiled an ambitious plan to protect and connect 50 percent of the world’s land area as part of a broader effort to curb global warming, stave off the global extinction crisis, and ensure food availability for the planet’s growing human population...

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REPORTING ON DEVASTATION: A PUERTO RICAN JOURNALIST DETAILS LIFE AFTER MARIA...

Blue tarps cover roof after roof in some neighborhoods, and more than half the residents of Puerto Rico remain without power seven weeks after the storm. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

 

The aftermath of the hurricane went from unreal to surreal as 3.4 million people tried to cope without power or water amid a slow government response...

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THE CLIMATE HAS CHANGED BEFORE. BUT THIS IS DIFFERENT – LOOK AT THE ARCHEOLOGICAL RECORD...

Sandstorm at the lighthouse Rubjerg Knude in North Jutland, Denmark Photograph: Redphotographer/Getty Images/iStockphoto

 

A major new report states unequivocally that humans are changing the planet. Archaeology puts those changes into context – and explains why action is crucial...

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THIS HYPNOTIZING ANIMATION SHOWS THE INCREDIBLE TREND OF GLOBAL WARMING...

Mario Sánchez Nevado

 

A cool — and frightening — illustration of rising temperatures and CO2 levels...

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THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD DIDN’T GO NEARLY FAR ENOUGH—CAN BONN DO BETTER?

Children are seen during a climate march prior to the opening session of the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference 2017 in Bonn, Germany. (Reuters / Wolfgang Rattay)

 

If negotiators are going to meaningfully combat the climate crisis this week, they’ll need to forget about pleasing fossil-fuel corporations...

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COP23 TO SHOW BUSINESS IS IMPLEMENTING THE PARIS AGREEMENT...

 

This year has been tumultuous for those grappling with climate change. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Nate have devastated North America and the Caribbean. Parts of South America and South Asia has faced flooding chaos, while parts of Europe faced sweltering heat waves. Antarctic sea ice hit a record low while temperature records were set in Australia. The costs of unchecked climate change are once again clear to all...

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BIG MEAT AND BIG DAIRY'S CLIMATE EMISSIONS PUT EXXON MOBIL TO SHAME...

‘Solutions exist; they just need to be urgently implemented.’ Photograph: Alamy

 

It is time to stop the dairy and meat giants from destroying the climate and shift our support to making our small farmers, herders and ranchers resilient...

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O SAY CAN YOU SEE ICE…

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Some concerns about continued monitoring of sea ice by remote sensing were raised this week in Nature News an article in the (UK) Observer: Donald Trump accused of obstructing satellite research into climate change. The last headline is not really correct, but the underlying issues are real...

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BREATHING FIRE...

Views of San Francisco's skyline are smoke-filled on the morning of Oct. 9 as multiple wildfires burn in Mendocino and Sonoma counties. Credit: Amy Graff/SF Gate

 

As climate change fuels large wildfires, the pollution they're releasing is making Americans sick and undermining decades of progress in cleaning the air...

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CHURCH OF ENGLAND SHOULD LEAD ON CLIMATE CHANGE BY DIVESTING FROM EXXONMOBIL...

ExxonMobil knew about the risks of climate change in the 1970s, yet misled the public for decades, say Anglican clergy asking the church to stop investing in the oil and gas company. Photograph: Matt Brown/AP

 

Anglican clergy, including five bishops, broadcaster Richard Coles and Olivia Graham, call on the church to support the aims of the Paris climate agreement by divesting from fossil fuel companies...

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THE ZOMBIE DISEASES OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

Narciso Espiritu

 

What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?

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