SNOW-COVERED BEACHES? CHILLY IGUANAS? THEY ARE PART OF A MYSTERIOUS ‘HOLE’ IN GLOBAL WARMING...

Nathan Stanley, 12 , of Abington, Va. runs through a beachfront snowdrift on Jan. 4, 2018 in Nags Head, North Carolina. Despite warming temperatures in much of the world, winters in the Southeast have grown colder in recent decades, an anamoly that scientists are calling a “hole” in global warming, or a “warming hole.” Chuck Liddy [email protected]

 

Frigid iguanas in Florida. Snowball fights on North Carolina’s beaches. Recent winters have delivered a bitter chill to the Southeast, reinforcing attitudes among some that global warming is a fraud...


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FIXING CITIES’ WATER CRISES COULD SEND OUR CLIMATE TARGETS DOWN THE GURGLER...

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Two cities on opposing continents, Santiago and Cape Town, have been brought to their knees by events at opposing ends of the climate spectrum: flood and drought...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING DIGEST #5...


Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has suffered sexist attacks from climate change deniers. SourceKatharine Hayhoe

 

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Story of the Week...

Why Climate Deniers Target Women...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #6...

South Australia is working with Tesla to install solar power systems on residents homes. Image: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

 

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Tesla is building a 'virtual power plant' using people's homes...

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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ON ANTARCTICA BECOMES CLEARER AS SCIENTISTS MAKE PROGRESS...

Antarctica is thought to hold enough water to increase sea levels by more than 50 metres. (Supplied: Australian Antarctic Division)

 

Understanding exactly what is going on in Antarctica has long been fraught for climate scientists, but what is happening on the continent could soon be felt around the world...

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OIL GIANT SUES OTHER OIL GIANT OVER CLIMATE CHANGE BECAUSE THIS IS OUR WORLD NOW...

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Last fall, the cities of Oakland and San Francisco sued oil behemoth Chevron for billions of dollars because of its role in causing climate change. Chevron is, of course, fighting the case, but if it loses, it wants to take down another oil company with it...

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A CRITICAL ORGANIZATIONAL UPDATE ON REDUCED OR ELIMINATED SERVICES FOR ALL JOB ONE SUBSCRIBERS/MEMBERS...

We have just run out of an endowment given to us by a wealthy donor years ago who understood the importance of our mission. Because of this new financial reality, we have had to make drastic cuts to our free services and organizational operations. This is because we have still not been able to raise enough new donations to meet our humble monthly obligations...

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A FOOLS ERRAND? HOW BILL GATES AIMS TO CLEAN UP THE PLANET...

Carbon Engineering’s direct air capture plant in Squamish, British Columbia, one of the few such facilities in the world. Photograph: pembina.org

 

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?

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WHY CAPE TOWN IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER, AND WHO’S NEXT...

 

Cape Town's main water supply, at the Theewaterskloof Dam, is running dry, and the city may soon have to turn off its taps. Photograph from AP

The South African city plans to shut off the taps to 4 million people. But it's just one of many cities around the world facing a future with too little water...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #5...

While the West Coast was being inundated, on the other side of the Alps, there were fires.  Photo: Iain McGregor/Stuff

 

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week. 

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Ice, fire, storms and heat: Climate change is now part of our everyday lives...

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IT’S THE BIG NEW IDEA FOR STOPPING CLIMATE CHANGE — BUT IT HAS HUGE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS OF ITS OWN...

The sun peeks through a canopy of trees Oct. 18, 2008, on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Park, Va. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Widespread use of a futuristic energy technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere would create severe environmental problems, scientists argue in a new critique, casting doubt on one potential method of helping humanity escape the worst effects of climate change...

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LLOYD'S OF LONDON TO DIVEST FROM COAL OVER CLIMATE CHANGE...

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Firm follows other big UK and European insurers by excluding coal companies from 1 April...

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HOW ENGINEERING EARTH’S CLIMATE COULD SERIOUSLY IMPERIL LIFE...

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Travel with me to the year 2100. Despite our best efforts, climate change continues to threaten humanity. Drought, superstorms, flooded coastal cities. Desperate to stop the warming, scientists deploy planes to spray sulfur dioxide in the stratosphere, where it converts into a sulfate aerosol, which reflects sunlight. Thus the planet cools because, yes, chem-trails...

 

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ANTARTICA: THE GREAT CRACK-UP...

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It’s hard to wreck a continent you can barely get your hands on. Human beings typically do our worst environmental damage in the places we live and work—clear-cutting forests, strip-mining mountains. Antarctica, however, was more or less out of reach. No more...

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HOW RISING SEAS AND COASTAL STORMS DROWNED THE U.S. FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM...

The National Flood Insurance Program paid out $8 billion in damages from Hurricane Sandy. NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR'S OFFICE/TIM LARSEN

 

Sea level rise and more severe storms are overwhelming U.S. coastal communities, causing billions of dollars in damage and essentially bankrupting the federal flood insurance program. Yet rebuilding continues, despite warnings that far more properties will soon be underwater...

 

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #3...

(Clockwise from top left: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times; Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times; Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times; John McConnico / Associated Press)

 

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week. 

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Wildfires, sea level rise, coral bleaching: Climate change is already here...

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HUMAN EXISTENCE THREATENED MORE BY EXTREME WEATHER, NOT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, GLOBAL EXPERTS WARN...

A house destroyed by hurricane winds is seen in Barranquitas, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 20, 2017, a month after the passage of Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images

 

The risk of extreme weather ending human existence is topped only by the risk posed by weapons of mass destruction. A global survey released by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday showed that for the second year in a row, the dangers of extreme weather are only second to that of nuclear missiles and other such weaponry. And in terms of both likelihood and impact, extreme world weather events are the number one concern, according to the survey...

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GLOBAL WARMING PREDICTIONS MAY NOW BE A LOT LESS UNCERTAIN...

Video: How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Earth...Though the planet has only warmed by one-degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution, climate change's effect on earth has been anything but subtle. Here are some of the most astonishing developments over the past few years.

 

The new numbers paint a not altogether terrifying picture of humanity’s response to a climate crisis. Hell, you might even call it vaguely optimistic. NASA Earth Observatory/Getty Images

If one is the loneliest number, two is the most terrifying. Humanity must not pass a rise of 2 degrees Celsius in global temperature from pre-industrial levels, so says the Paris climate agreement. Cross that line and the global effects of climate change start looking less like a grave situation and more like a catastrophe...

 

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A FOREBODING SIMILARITY IN TODAY’S OCEANS AND A 94-MILLION-YEAR-OLD CATASTROPHE...

Algae blooms off the coast of New York and New Jersey in August 2015. NASA / AP

 

The ocean is suffocating—but not for the first time...

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HUMAN EMISSIONS MADE OCEAN HEAT WAVE 53 TIMES MORE LIKELY...

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A series of ocean heat waves have melted ice and killed marine life over the past few years. Scientists are studying their causes. Photograph by PAUL NICKLEN, National Geographic Creative

 

Three 2016 marine heat waves that killed whales, birds, corals, and shellfish from Australia to Alaska were many times more likely thanks to climate change...

 

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FORWARD ON CLIMATE NOT ONE STEP BACK... STOP TRUMP!

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TRUMP SAYS FAIRER DEAL MIGHT COAX U.S. BACK INTO THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD...

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WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his primary concern with the Paris climate accord was that it treated the United States unfairly and that if a better deal could be reached, Washington might be persuaded to rejoin the agreement...

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WE MUST STOP THIS! TRUMP PLANS TO OPEN NEARLY ALL U.S. WATERS TO DRILLING...

 

Yesterday, President Trump's Interior Department announced plans to open up oil and gas drilling in nearly all United States marine waters, putting more than 100 million offshore acres under imminent threat from the Trump administration and Big Oil.1

This is unacceptable, and we need you to take action today!

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Dec 31: UNIVERSE DAY & 9TH ANNUAL CELEBRATE THE UNIVERSE AND DEAL WITH THE GLOBAL WARMING EMERGENCY EVENT

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Announcing the 9th annual Universe Day! Universe Day is an annual birthday for the Universe event starting December 31st at noon running through January 1st at noon...

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US GOVERNMENT CLIMATE REPORT LOOKS AT HOW THE OCEANS ARE BUFFERING CLIMATE CHANGE...

Bleaching damage on the corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia. Photograph: GREG TORDA/ARC CENTRE CORAL REEF STUDIES HANDOUT/EPA

 

A key chapter of the US Global Change Research Program Report deals with how the oceans are being impacted by human carbon pollution...

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CALIFORNIA'S THOMAS FIRE TORCHES RECORD BOOKS, AS 'NORMAL' CLIMATE BURNS AWAY...

The Thomas December 2017 fire is now the largest one in California's record books. Image courtesy of the Ventura County Fire Department

The freakish, "rainy-season" Thomas Fire in California has just burned itself into the record books. On Dec. 22, 2017 it officially became the state's largest recorded wildfire, having already burned 273,400 acres...

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CALIFORNIA FIRE: RESIDENT SAYS NEIGHBORHOOD LOOKS LIKE 'WAR ZONE'...

 

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(CNN) Jeannette Frescas was not concerned about the Thomas Fire until the massive blaze reached her neighborhood in Ventura, California...

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HOW GLOBAL WARMING FUELED FIVE EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS...

A wildfire in Azusa, Calif., in 2016. New research has analyzed 27 extreme weather events from that year for links to climate change. Credit Gene Blevins/Reuters

 

Extreme weather left its mark across the planet in 2016, the hottest year in recorded history. Record heat baked Asia and the Arctic. Droughts gripped Brazil and southern Africa. The Great Barrier Reef suffered its worst bleaching event in memory, killing large swaths of coral.

Now climate scientists are starting to tease out which of last year’s calamities can, and can’t, be linked to global warming...

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MOST DIRE CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICTIONS, WARNS NEW STUDY, ARE ALSO THE MOST ACCURATE...

A new study suggests that the planet is far likelier to become four degrees Celsius warmer by 2100 than previously thought. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)

 

New research shows emissions must go down every year starting in 2020 to prevent dangerous warming of planet...

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'SOUL-CRUSHING' VIDEO OF STARVING POLAR BEAR EXPOSES CLIMATE CRISIS, EXPERTS SAY...

The starving bear was filmed struggling to find food for five hours... Caters News Agency

 

Footage from Canada’s Arctic shows emaciated animal seeking food in scene that left researchers ‘pushing through their tears’...

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2017: THE YEAR IN CLIMATE...

 

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EL NIÑO MIGHT SPEED UP CLIMATE CHANGE...

This picture taken on July 26, 2017 shows an Indonesian ranger inspecting the peat forest fire at Meulaboh, Aceh province. Credit: Chandeer Mayhuddin Getty Images

 

Scientists have evidence that El Niño boosts CO2 levels, and they are pinning down how...

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THE OCEANS ARE GETTING MORE ACIDIC...HERE'S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW...

 

Right now, the world is teetering on an abyss of sorts. Scientists, in general, are starting to believe that we’re in the middle of an extinction level event; the sort of catastrophe that wiped the dinosaurs off the planet...

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WHEN WE HARM THE ENVIRONMENT, WE'RE HURTING OUR HEALTH...

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Our planet’s resources find themselves in a precarious situation. The very ideals and strengths that have helped humanity survive, to become a force in complete control of its destiny - no longer ruled by our basic instincts but guided by our intelligence - have also left us stranded on a cliff’s edge....

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DIRE WARNING: WE’LL SUFFER MORE 90+DEGREE DAYS, CLIMATE REPORT SAYS...

A recent federal climate change report says Florida could see more extreme whether, such as heavy rain like this, on the Flagler Memorial Bridge on Aug. 24, 2017. (Lannis Waters / The Palm Beach Post)

 

Double the number of scorching hot days and whipsaw bouts of overwhelming rain and debilitating drought could mar South Florida’s future if more efforts aren’t made to mitigate climate change, according to a federal study released this month...

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HOW GREED, FEAR AND OUR OWN BIASES BLIND US TO THE REALITIES OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

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By the time climate change is no longer a long-term threat, it will be too late...

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DEBUNKING CLIMATE CHANGE MYTHS: A THANKSGIVING CONVERSATION GUIDE...

Thanksgiving dinner conversations with the whole family can surface all kinds of myths and confusion. Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

 

We asked our readers to share the top climate denial claims and global warming questions they hear from family. Here’s what science shows — and how to explain it...

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COMCAST WANTS TO CONTROL WHAT YOU DO ONLINE. DO YOU WANT TO LET THEM?

 

We have just 3 weeks to save net neutrality...

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PERSONAL REFLECTIONS OF ONE OF THE WORLD'S PREEMENENT CLIMATE SCIENTISTS ON THE 23RD COP IN BONN-FIJI, CAN IT BE THIS BAD?

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Settling wearily into my Deutsche Bahn seat at the start of a two-day journey back to Uppsala, Sweden, I’ve endeavoured below to capture my early thoughts on the latest attempt to forestall our headlong rush towards oblivion...

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IN HIS OWN WORDS: BEHIND A ONE-TIME SKEPTIC'S CLIMATE 'FLIP'...

Jerry Taylor of the Niskanen Center, for 23 years a thorn in side of climate scientists, spells out how he came to accept scientific evidence and the economic rationale for action...

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THESE ARE THE MELTING GLACIERS THAT MIGHT SOMEDAY DROWN YOUR CITY, ACCORDING TO NASA...

This NASA Earth Observatory image obtained July 27, 2012, shows a massive ice island as it broke free of the Petermann Glacier in northwestern Greenland. (Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon/NASA Earth Observatory via AFP)

 

New York City has plenty to worry about from sea level rise. But according to a new study by NASA researchers, it should worry specifically about two major glacier systems in Greenland’s northeast and northwest — but not so much about other parts of the vast northern ice sheet...

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GLOBAL WARMING IS KILLING THE LARGEST ANIMAL ON OUR PLANET. DEATH BY KILLER ALGAE...

Vreni Häussermann of the Huinay Scientific Field Station photographs one of hundreds of whales that washed up in Chilean Patagonia in 2015. Photo by Keri-Lee Pashuk

 

When 343 Sei whales died from a harmful algal bloom in Chilean Patagonia, they opened a window into the effect changing climate is having on marine mammals, our oceans, and us'...

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MY HEROES! A MUST WATCH VIDEO...

 

How do we tell the story of 10 years of climate journalism in 5 minutes?      
 
Watch this video for how we did it, with the help of filmmaker Bob Madey....

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HOW A NORTH CAROLINA METEOROLOGIST ABANDONED HIS CLIMATE CHANGE SKEPTICISM...

 

I became a broadcast meteorologist for WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1981, and have worked there ever since...

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THE CLIMATE CRISIS? IT’S CAPITALISM, STUPID!

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The real culprit of the climate crisis is not any particular form of consumption, production or regulation but rather the very way in which we globally produce, which is for profit rather than for sustainability...

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BATTERED BY EXTREME WEATHER, AMERICANS ARE MORE WORRIED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE...

A home is surrounded by floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas. Photograph: David J. Phillip/AP

 

After months of intense hurricanes, heat waves, and droughts, a survey finds a record number of Americans worried about climate change...

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WE HAVE NOW ENTERED THE STATE OF out of control and now OUT OF CONTROL AND NOW IRREVERSIBLE GLOBAL WARMING!

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You most likely have seen the news about the global warming aggravated weather like hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Marie or the horrible wildfires in northern California and the west coast. In this blog we have repeatedly provided good science informing that you that until we reverse our suicidal fossil fuel burning habits, global warming aggravated climate consequences (like what you are seeing almost everyday in the news,) will continue to increase in frequency, severity and scale...

 

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TRUMP SUED, LAWYERS CLAIM DENYING CHILDREN A HEALTHY FUTURE...

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A group of children and young adults is suing President Donald Trump’s administration for denying their right to a livable environment, claiming that by not properly addressing climate concerns, the United States is taking away their right to a healthy future...

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US GOVERNMENT AGENCY ISSUES CLIMATE CHANGE WARNING AS REPORT FINDS NATURAL DISASTERS COST AMERICA $350 BILLION...

At least 40 people are confirmed dead in northern California wildfires and the GAO estimates wildfires like this will cost the US more if climate change is not addressed. David McNew/Getty Images

 

'We simply cannot afford the billions of dollars in additional funding...if we do not take into account the consequences of climate change'...

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The 7 Best Rules for Real Estate and Business Investment in an Escalating Global Warming World

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In this age of global warming-aggravated extreme weather events, any rational individual or business will not want to invest in real estate in a location that will be regularly (or permanently) disabled by catastrophes like the hurricanes of Harvey, Irma, and Marie, or the wildfires of northern California that just burned over 6,000 structures. The shocking estimated recovery costs of these three hurricanes alone will run from one third to one half trillion dollars...

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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE ANALOGY 10 - BATHTUBS AND BUDGETS...

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Adding 101 gallons to a 100-gallon bathtub causes it to overflow, even if added slowly...

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PUERTO RICANS PUMP DRINKING WATER FROM HAZARDOUS-WASTE: REPORT...

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Some Puerto Rico residents are turning to a hazardous waste site for drinking water as the island continues to reel from Hurricane Maria...

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NEW BOOK RADICALLY DISRUPTING CURRENT IDEAS, CALCULATIONS AND PREDICTIONS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING...

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According to a new book, our climate scientists and governments have grossly miscalculated current global warming risk levels, consequences, and timetables. The new research and meta-systemic analysis presented in the newly released Climageddon proves global warming may already be irreversible, or will be within the next 6 to 10 years...

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INTERFAITH GROUP ADDRESSES CLIMATE CHANGE...

There are Interfaith Power & Light chapters in 40 states, including North Carolina, and in Washington, D.C. The nonprofit organization has become a leading nationwide, faith-based player in the climate change debate. Photo: Interfaith Power & Light website

 

Not that long ago, chances are pretty good Interfaith Power & Light (IP&L) was not a household name in many homes in North Carolina...

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OUR HYDRA-HEADED META-DELUSIONS...

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Introduction

This second essay in a series introduces another key concept that explains why all of us in the USA are failing to address the climate crisis, ignoring ecological and population overshoot, shutting our eyes to the coming collapses attendant to massively excessive resource extractions, and related issues.

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CLIMATE ARMAGEDDON REVISITED...

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It was only five years ago that Scientific American published this article: Climate Armageddon: How the World’s Weather Could Quickly Run Amok, d/d May 25, 2012. The subheading to that article read: “Climate scientists think a perfect storm of climate ‘flip’ could cause massive upheavals in a matter of years.” Well now….

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SCRIPPS SAYS CLIMATE CHANGE MAY REPRESENT "EXISTENTIAL" THREAT TO HUMANITY...

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There’s a very small but distinct possibility that rapid global warming could pose an “existential threat” to the survival of humans by 2050, UC San Diego said Thursday in one of the most dire forecasts yet about climate change...

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SILENT KILLER: SWELTERING PLANET BRACES FOR DEADLY HEAT SHOCKS...

Volunteers cover their heads with water-soaked towels, to beat the heat, while distributing water bottles, outside Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in Karachi, Pakistan, June 25, 2015, during a heatwave that killed more than 1,000 people. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

 

As hurricanes and floods grab headlines, heatwaves associated with climate change are claiming lives around the world...

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FOUR UNDERAPPRECIATED WAYS THAT CLIMATE CHANGE COULD MAKE HURRICANES EVEN WORSE...

Hurricane Irma, left, and Hurricane Jose are pictured in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 7. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Reuters)

 

With Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall records and now Irma’s stunning combination of extreme strength and longevity, the hurricane-global warming debate is back in full swing. And it has evolved a good bit since 2005, when the United States was severely damaged by superstrong hurricanes (Katrina, Rita, Wilma)...

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STEVIE WONDER: ANYONE WHO DOESN’T BELIEVE IN GLOBAL WARMING ‘MUST BE BLIND’!

 

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Stevie Wonder struck a political note at a concert to raise money for hurricane relief late Tuesday, saying anyone who does not believe in global warming "must be blind."

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GENERAL MOTORS, DISNEY, SHELL AND 1,200 OTHER COMPANIES ARE TAKING STEPS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE, REPORT SAYS...

President Trump announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

 

More than 1,200 global businesses, including U.S. companies such as Disney, Shell and General Motors, are moving to embrace a carbon price — even if President Trump isn’t, according to a new report by a Washington climate think tank...

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RUSSIAN TANKER SAILS THROUGH ARCTIC WITHOUT ICEBREAKER FOR FIRST TIME IN HISTORY...

 

A Russian tanker has travelled through the northern sea route in record speed and without an icebreaker escort for the first time, highlighting how climate change is opening up the high Arctic...

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ALASKA’S PERMAFROST IS THAWING...

Changes to near-surface permafrost locations in Alaska under various future scenarios. Credit: Pastick, et al./Remote Sensing of Environment

 

The loss of frozen ground in Arctic regions is a striking result of climate change. And it is also a cause of more warming to come...

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CLIMATE ENGINEERING COMPANIES AIM TO CURB GLOBAL WARMING WITH SCIENCE...

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Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet...

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CLIMATE PROGRESS DASHBOARD FORECASTS GLOBAL WARMING OF MORE THAN 4°C...

Industrial stacks billowing greenhouse gases have contributed to global warming. (Source: Getty)

 

Global temperatures are on course to rise by up to 4°C, twice as far as safe levels, according to a new Climate Progress Dashboard...

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THE UNINHABITABLE EARTH FAMINE, ECONOMIC COLLAPSE, A SUN THAT COOKS US: WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE COULD WREAK — SOONER THAN YOU THINK. ..

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Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think.

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STEPHEN HAWKING SAYS DONALD TRUMP RISKS 'TURNING EARTH INTO VENUS' WITH 250 DEGREE TEMPERATURE...

Stephen Hawking speaks about his life and work during a public symposium to mark his 75th birthday at Lady Mitchell Hall in Cambridge Credit: PA

 

Professor Stephen Hawking has slammed President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord and said it could lead to a "tipping point" that "turns Earth into Venus"...

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BELIEFS WON’T SAVE TANGIER ISLAND, VIRGINIA, FROM SEA LEVEL RISE—INFORMED PREPAREDNESS WILL...

Kristina Dahl

 

On Tuesday, President Trump called James Eskridge, the mayor of Tangier Island, Virginia, and told him that sea level rise isn’t an issue for Tangier, one of the most threatened communities in America...

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THE DIRTY SECRETS BEHIND THE PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT AND WHY IT WOULD HAVE NEVER WORKED ANYWAY!

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Strong, smart adults do not want to be fed false hopes, false targets or false facts. They want to know the way things really are so that they can adapt to or effectively manage what actually is there. If you would like to quickly cut through the Paris Climate Conference media spin as well as other greenwashing from the poorly informed concerning the Paris agreement and results, keep reading…

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WE'RE STILL IN... ARE YOU?

 

Last week, the president announced that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. This decision is not only an attack on our planet, but also on our public health and welfare, economic prosperity, and clean energy industry, which supports millions of US jobs...

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WHY TRUMP ACTUALLY PULLED OUT OF PARIS...

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It wasn’t because of the climate, or to help American business. He needed to troll the world—and this was his best shot so far...

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A HUGE ICE CRACK IN ANTARCTICA GREW 11 MILES IN 6 DAYS, AND A GIANT ICEBERG IS COMING...

The Larsen C Ice Shelf ice crack taken by plane in February 2017. Image: british antarctic survey

 

On the same day that President Donald Trump is making his big announcement on whether to keep the U.S. in the Paris Agreement on climate change, potentially ominous news has emerged from a group of scientists keeping watch on Antarctica's ice sheet...

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THE ENERGY 202: ENVIRONMENTALISTS GEAR UP FOR ANOTHER FIGHT OVER ANWR...

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You have one last opportunity to get Climageddon: The Global Warming Emergency and How to Survive It for free. The catch for your free copy is simple - you will receive one free copy in return for one honest review...

 

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‘POTENTIAL APOCALYPSE’: NYT WARNS OF GLOBAL WARMING FLOODS OF BIBLICAL PROPORTIONS...

Noah's ark during a rain and lightning storm. (Credit: Amanda Carden/Shutterstock)

 

The New York Times has taken warnings about global warming to a whole new level, publishing a three-part series suggesting a “potential apocalypse” from melting ice sheets if humans keep pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere...

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EL NIÑO MAY BE OVER FOR NOW, BUT RECORD-BREAKING HEAT SWELTERS ON...

 

As CO2 in the atmosphere continues to rise, this hot trend isn’t showing any signs of abating...

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APRIL 2017 WAS THE SECOND HOTTEST APRIL ON RECORD: WE NEED NOAA MORE THAN EVER...

Photo: NOAA  Courtesy of Union of Concerned Scientists

 

Today, NOAA held its monthly climate call, where it releases the previous month’s global average temperature, and discusses future weather and climate outlooks for the US. According to the data released today, April 2017 was the second warmest April on record after only April 2016, with a temperature 0.90°C (1.62°F) above the 20th century April average. Data for the contiguous US was released earlier, and found April 2017 to be the 11th warmest on record, and 2017 to be the second warmest year to date (January to April data)...

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CLIMATE SCIENTISTS CANCELING THEIR NEW YORK TIMES SUBSCRIPTION OVER HIRING OF CLIMATE DENIALIST BRET STEPHENS...

 

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COGNITIVE DISSONANCE ON CLIMATE...

 

In recent weeks, the New York Times Op-Ed page has faced intense furor over its hiring of climate “lukewarmer” Bret Stephens...

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SEA LEVEL RISE WILL DOUBLE COASTAL FLOOD RISK WORLDWIDE...

High tides lash Mumbai on the western Indian coast. A sea level rise of 5-10cm could double the flood risk. Photograph: Pal Pillai/AFP/Getty

 

Small but unstoppable increases will double frequency of extreme water levels with dire consequences, say scientists...

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MCAULIFFE: VIRGINIA WILL REGULATE CARBON EMISSIONS; 'THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL'...

Nathan Frost, a Dominion manager, talks in September about the company's solar array installed at the Philip Morris facility on Bermuda Hundred Road in Chesterfield. Hundreds of megawatts of solar capacity are under development in Virginia, part of the company's push to expand its renewable portfolio. credit: Robert Zullo

 

Gov. Terry McAuliffe today directed the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to begin assembling regulations to reduce carbon emissions from Virginia power plants, a move that was celebrated by environmentalists and renewable energy businesses who see the state as a laggard when it comes to solar and wind capacity and energy-efficiency programs...

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SCIENTISTS JUST DISCOVERED YET ANOTHER CORAL REEF THAT HAS BEEN DEVASTATED BY GLOBAL WARMING...


A photo taken during an April-May expedition shows a dead table coral in the Chagos Archipelago in the Indian Ocean.  (John Turner, Bangor University)

 

As concerns grow over the condition of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, which has endured widespread coral bleaching in the past several years, scientists are finding similar damage on reefs all over the world, including in the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea...

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS MESSING WITH ALL YOUR FAVORITE BIRDS...

A great crested flycatcher, one of the songbird species struggling to adapt to climate change. Image: Michael Jeffords and Sue Post/Illinois Natural History Survey

 

Timing is everything for migratory songbirds chirping away in North America's trees...

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10 INCREDIBLE THINGS GLOBAL WARMING WILL DO...

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Climate change will bring some surprising effects: Bumpy plane rides, greater mood swings and more volcanic eruptions are just a few of the things we can expect over the decades to come. And yes, even more lightning...

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HOW WESTERN CIVILIZATION COULD COLLAPSE...

 

Some possible precipitating factors are already in place. How the West reacts to them will determine the world’s future, says Rachel Nuwer...

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GREAT NEW BOOK REVIEW ON CLIMAGEDDON, THE GLOBAL WARMING EMERGENCY AND HOW TO SURVIVE IT...

 

 

This Breakthrough is being released on Earth Day, April 22, 2017

 

Released to coincide with the Global Warming Emergency Mobilization Week running from Earth Day through the global climate marches on April 29th, Climageddon is unlike any preceding global warming warning book.  

 

Climageddon radically disrupts what most informed individuals currently believe. In its new model of our destabilizing climate called the Climageddon Scenario it uses big data analytic methodologies to predict the likely progression of global warming consequences rapidly coming our way.

 

Climageddon is a 440+ page tour de force loaded with dozens of illustrations that make complex climate processes easier to understand. It pushes readers to rethink outdated or inaccurate ideas about how global warming will really affect their families, finances, physical security, and future. It is a 180° turn-about from the usual information found in most global warming books.

 

In May 2006, Al Gore stated in An Inconvenient Truth that we had “10 years left to avoid a tailspin of epic proportions involving extreme weather of all kinds.” Ten years later, we have missed all of Al Gore's action targets and Climageddon now says we have 6 to 10 years to avoid the tailspin of irreversible global warming, which unchecked will eventually lead to extinction.

 

A few of Climageddon’s well-documented positions and conclusions are:

 

1.  Global warming is much worse than we are being told and its effects are coming faster and with more ferocity than anyone is prepared for.   

 

2. The common belief that gradual progress is adequate in global warming reduction is completely misguided.

3. Current global warming progression and risk assessments are hiding rapidly approaching extreme risk levels. Disruption is coming for our markets, businesses, nations, and families.

 

4. We are already in an undeclared global warming State of Emergency, and it's too late for organizing grassroots bottom-up solutions.

5. Hundreds of trillions of dollars will be lost by the individuals, businesses, and nations most uninformed and unprepared for the massive changes coming. Even worse, the most expensive and devastating global warming consequences will not occur in 40 to 80 years as we are being told. They are already occurring and more will occur in less than half that time.

 

6. If we are lucky, we have another 6 to 10 years left to make the costly, painful, and radical changes needed to prevent losing whatever remaining control we have left to prevent irreversible global warming from becoming an inevitability. (Those critical changes are described in prioritized and sequenced action steps of the Job One for Humanity Plan found in Climageddon.)

 

7. If we fail to respond immediately and irreversible global warming occurs, extinction-level global warming will follow.

8. There is a clear and final global warming battle line we must not cross. It is very near, and staying on the safe side of that line will be the greatest adaptive challenge humanity has ever faced.

 

9. If we do successfully execute the actions described in the Job One for Humanity Plan and we complete those actions within the critical 2026 deadlines, our civilization should survive, and eventually our world will recover from the damage we have already created

 

Just as global warming has become the great disruptor of the 21st-century, Climageddon will be the great disruptor of much of what we believe about global warming and much of what we are failing to do.

 

There is little doubt that word-of-mouth will make this book a(delete must-have,) must-read for those interested in global warming issues and education. It will also become a must-read for individuals and businesses that will be severely impacted by the rapidly unfolding Climageddon Scenario such as investment bankers, stock and commodity investors, city, corporate, and government planners. 

 

It is also essential due diligence reading for farmers, business, and real estate investors.  The content of Climageddon must be understood by intelligence agency risk and threat analysts, and by relevant futurists.

Gradualism related to our escalating global warming emergency is deadly.  We either declare that climate change is already global State of Emergency or we give up any chance for a future for humanity and, most other life will perish with us, as well."

Michael Mielke, Association for the Tree of Life. http://www.tree-of-life.works/

 

 

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THE RELIGIOUS CASE FOR CARING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE...

Environmental activists display a banner calling for action on climate change as they arrive on St. Peter's square prior to Pope Francis's Sunday Angelus prayer on June 28, 2015 at the Vatican. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP / GABRIEL BOUYS

 

Talk about values, not just data: how this minister wants to inspire people to take action on protecting the environment...

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HOW A WARMING PLANET DRIVES HUMAN MIGRATION...

Illustration by La Tigre

 

Climate displacement is becoming one of the world’s most powerful — and destabilizing — geopolitical forces.

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SEA LEVEL RISE COULD SEND U.S. 'CLIMATE MIGRANTS' FLEEING TO AUSTIN, ATLANTA...

Water is seen on part of the glacial ice sheet in Greenland. Image: Getty images/Joe Raedle

 

Sea level rise is typically thought of as a coastal problem, with cities from New York to San Francisco pondering new coastal defenses such as sea walls and sturdier buildings...

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SEA-LEVEL RISE IN CALIFORNIA COULD BE CATASTROPHIC, STUDY SAYS...

Melting ice floes in Antarctica.

 

A state-commissioned report on climate change released Wednesday raises the stakes for fighting global warming, offering a clearer and, in some cases, more catastrophic picture of how much sea levels will rise in California...

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HUMANS ON THE VERGE OF CAUSING EARTH’S FASTEST CLIMATE CHANGE IN 50M YEARS...

As climate scientist Wallace Broecker once said, “The climate system is an angry beast, and we are poking at it with sticks.” Photograph: Alamy

 

Humans are changing Earth’s climate at an alarmingly fast rate...

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GLOBAL WARMING MAY HAVE LED TO THE DEATH OF THIS POLAR BEAR, RESEARCHER SAYS...

Dead polar bear found in Svalbard, Norway. Image: National Geographic photographer Paul Micklen via Instagram

 

Rapid sea ice loss is depriving polar bears of their habitat, since they depend on the ice to hunt prey...

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TO CURB GLOBAL WARMING, SCIENCE FICTION MAY BECOME FACT...

The Stein glacier in Switzerland in 2015. Scientists and photographers are returning to the world’s glaciers, and watching them shrink with each visit. Credit Matthew Kennedy and James Balog/Extreme Ice Survey, via Associated Press

 

Remember “Snowpiercer”?

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THERE’S ANOTHER STORY TO TELL ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE. AND IT STARTS WITH WATER...

Illustration by Nicola Jennings

 

In this time of reckless US action, it’s crucial to shift the narrative beyond despair over fossil fuels and look at water as a primary tool of climate control...

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A MESSAGE FROM THE END OF THE WORLD...

Residents working to prevent a wildfire from spreading to their homes in Vina del Mar, Chile, in March. Credit Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters

 

SANTIAGO, Chile — Here in Chile, in the far south of the Southern Hemisphere, it has been the summer of our discontent...

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DIET AND GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE...

 

Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, says a new study out of UCSB...

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WATCH: HERE’S HOW TO TALK ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE WITH YOUR FAKE NEWS-READING FRIEND...

 

So, you believe in climate science but don’t quite know how to talk about it. You’re not alone...

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CLIMATE CHANGE THREATENS CORAL...

Photo by Greg Goebel/CC BY-SA 2.0

 

For many years environmentalists have stressed the importance of coral to the environment. Scientists estimate some kinds of coral have existed on earth for hundreds of millions of years. Currently, though, anthropogenic activity, especially COemissions, pose a significant threat to coral populations. Coral reefs are irreplaceable; by implementing conservation strategies, protection plans, and climate change mitigation strategies, we can help preserve some of the most invaluable organisms on the planet...

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THE WHITE HOUSE SAID WHAT?

On Wednesday, March 15, President DONALD TRUMP released his proposal for a federal budget.

 

This month, President Trump released his proposed budget — and it's worse than we thought. His plan seeks to eliminate the federal government's role in addressing climate change with deep and devastating cuts to climate programs across the board...

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GLOBAL WARMING CONSEQUENCES ACROSS CLIMATE, HUMAN, AND BIOLOGICAL SYSTEMS

(Please Note: These pages from the new Climageddon book. There are many more serious global warming consequences than those listed below. You will find the complete list in the Climageddon book.

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