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Global Warming: It Ought to Be Illegal

March 28, 2014 by Jim Baird
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Global Warming Effects

The recent MIT article, 'How the ocean reins in global warming,' points out how burying atmospheric heat deep in the ocean delays long-term global warming. Can we be anything but criminally negligent for not acting on this readily apparent knowledge?[read more]

Is the UNFCCC ADP on Track?

March 17, 2014 by David Hone
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Last week in Bonn, parties to the UNFCCC met under the direction of the Fourth Part of the Second Session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Action. In short, this is the process that is trying to deliver a global deal on climate change.[read more]

This Winter was Cold for Some, Not for All

March 14, 2014 by Dan Huber

Winter Temps Worldwide

A lot of folks in the eastern half of the United States are breathing a sigh of relief that spring is just around the corner. But while East Coast and Midwest kids have been sledding and their parents have been shoveling, it has not been cold everywhere. In fact, many areas are unusually warm.[read more]

NASA Study: Climate Sensitivity Is High So 'Long-Term Warming Likely To Be Significant'

March 14, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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NASA Study and Long-Term Warming

Yet another new study from NASA finds the the climate’s sensitivity to carbon pollution is on the high side. That means, in the absence of rapid reductions in greenhouse gases, global warming is likely to be high enough to destroy a livable climate.[read more]

Hacking Global Warming [VIDEO]

February 21, 2014 by Jim Baird

Hacking Global Warming

Adding it all up, scientists estimate the total amount of heat warming the oceans, land, and atmosphere and melting ice is the equivalent of 4 Hiroshima atomic bombs worth every second. The planet is a big place. The extent of damage all of this heat does depends on where the warming occurs.[read more]