WHY THE 97% CLIMATE CONSENSUS IS IMPORTANT...

John Oliver understands the importance of communicating the expert consensus on human-caused global warming. Photograph: Youtube

 

Some have argued that consensus messaging is counter-productive. Here’s why they’re wrong...

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CAN HOLLYWOOD MOVIES ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Jennifer Lawrence in “Mother!” Paramount Pictures
How do you tell a story about the destruction of the world?
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DONALD TRUMP IS A THREAT TO SURVIVAL OF LIFE ON EARTH: IF NUCLEAR WAR DOESN'T GET US, FALLING OXYGEN LEVELS WILL...

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Since President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, the world has been looking towards other countries to pick up global leadership on climate change action...

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STARK EVIDENCE: A WARMER WORLD IS SPARKING MORE AND BIGGER WILDFIRES...

Firefighters battle a wildfire near Mariposa, California. JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

 

The increase in forest fires, seen this summer from North America to the Mediterranean to Siberia, is directly linked to climate change, scientists say. And as the world continues to warm, there will be greater risk for fires on nearly every continent... 

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ANCIENT BRISTLECONE PINE FORESTS ARE BEING OVERWHELMED BY CLIMATE CHANGE...

Clockwise from top left: The intricate designs on the bark of an ancient bristlecone pine are nature's artwork. Thick sap drips from a pinecone. The bristlecone pines, some of the oldest trees in the world, are being invaded by younger trees usually found at lower, warmer elevations. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
For thousands of years, wind-whipped, twisted bristlecone pines have been clinging to existence on the arid, stony crests of eastern California’s White Mountains, in conditions inhospitable to most other life...
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EARTH MAY BE CLOSE TO 'THRESHOLD OF CATASTROPHE'...

A NASA camera on the Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite captured its first view of the entire sunlit side of the spherical planet Earth, on July 6, 2015. Credit: NASA
The amount of carbon dioxide that humans will have released into the atmosphere by 2100 may be enough to trigger a sixth mass extinction, a new study suggests...
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PASCAL’S WAGER AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE: HEDGING YOUR BET WHEN THE COST OF ERROR IS TOO HIGH...

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Blaise Pascal was a brilliant 17th century French philosopher. Rather than try to prove the existence of God, he chose instead to prove to skeptics why they should believe in the existence of God and live their lives as if God existed, even without proof...

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KASHMIR: GLOBAL WARMING...

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Since decade’s human kind on the planet earth has pursued unending war with Mother Nature, in particular with earth and its surrounding atmosphere, which has caused enormous environmental complications. The carbon emission footprint on earth’s biosphere is threatening to create greenhouse effect of monumental consequences across the continents regardless of socio-economical status, development and advancement in science and technology...

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SEPTEMBER IS THE MOST ENERGETIC MONTH FOR HURRICANES RECORDED IN THE ATLANTIC EVER...

Hurricane Maria (NASA)

 

The 2017 hurricane season has certainly been one for the record books. Whether it be Harvey’s scale-tipping rains, Irma’s off-the-chart winds, or the sheer number of storms that have spun up, this year is clearly anything but normal...

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CAN WE REALLY LIMIT GLOBAL WARMING TO “WELL BELOW” TWO DEGREES CENTIGRADE?

Will we retire existing fossil fuel infrastructure at the required rates to limit global temperature rise to well below two degrees? (Photo: Shutterstock)

 

Yes, but only in a model. We have essentially emitted too much carbon dioxide already, and the most feasible pathways to stay “well below” two degrees all require removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at an unprecedented scale...

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