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A Tale of Two Climate Reports, and a Call to Action

May 12, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Much has been made of the very sobering National Climate Assessment report that came out recently. Climate change is affecting where and how Americans live and work as well as their health, and evidence is mounting that burning fossil fuels has made extreme weather much more likely.[read more]

Artic Sea Ice and Albedo: Ice-Free Season Growing 5 Days per Decade

March 12, 2014 by Tom Schueneman
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Ice-Free Days

According to newly published research, the ice-free season in the Arctic is growing by five days per decade. Analysis of satellite data indicate increasing absorption of solar energy in the summer Arctic ocean is pushing back the start of the autumn freeze.[read more]

Carbon Pollution is Creating a New World, And Not in a Good Way

October 16, 2013 by NRDC Switchboard

Carbon Pollution Effects

Research recently published in the scientific journal Nature is receiving a lot of attention, and for good reason. It puts a specific date – 2047 – on when we will be living in a new world due to unlimited dumping of heat-trapping pollution into our atmosphere.[read more]