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Where we share information on climatology and the changing Earth's climate.

With of course a special thought for deniers and those who would profit from denial.

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A snip for the planet

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris May 2, 2015. 18 Replies

Blokes, it's time to man-up and face the snip - the future of the planet could well depend upon your decision, argues Dr Paul Willis who is the director of …Continue

Tags: consumption., resource, global, contraception, Vasectomy

Off Shore Wind Farms an Unforeseen Bonus

Started by Davy. Last reply by Lester Unega Waya Apr 3, 2014. 5 Replies

Off Shore Wind Farms an Unforeseen BonusOffshore wind turbines like those being planned off the East Coast could one day do double duty for residents, according to a new study.Scientists at the…Continue

Tags: electricity, generation, turbine, force, farm

Not just the Koch brothers: New study reveals funders behind the climate change denial effort

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Jan 12, 2014. 3 Replies

A new study conducted by Drexel University's environmental sociologist Robert J. Brulle, PhD,exposes the organizational underpinnings and funding behind the powerful climate change counter-movement.…Continue

Tags: denial, Climate

NASA: Climate Change Evidence

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Comment by Chris on January 13, 2016 at 12:52am

Running Wild With Bear Grylls.

(President Obama)

http://www.nbc.com/running-wild-with-bear-grylls/video

Comment by doone on December 27, 2015 at 12:19pm

CLIMATE & ENERGY

“Climate change” vs. “global warming”? It really doesn’t matter

Quit with the linguistic navel-gazing. What actually counts is power. (As explained in a dozen tweets.)

Comment by Chris on December 4, 2015 at 9:00pm

According to the AAA, the average person spends $9,641 per year for...

$9K would provide a lot of public transportation.

This graph, based on the comparison of atmospheric samples contained in ice cores and more recent direct measurements, provides evidence that atmospheric CO2 has increased since the Industrial Revolution. (Source: [[LINK||<a rel=nofollow href=http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/icecore/||NOAA]])" class="main_image" src="http://climate.nasa.gov/system/content_pages/main_images/203_co2-graph-080315.jpg"/>

Comment by Chris on December 4, 2015 at 8:45pm

New York Attorney General Launches Investigation Into ExxonMobil

Will Kamala Harris (Attorney General in California U.S.) take this on as well?

This is nothing new. It was known that CO2 adversly effected the environment since  1883?.

Petroleum and Coal companies should be "Mobile" and shift to non polluting energy.

Is it possible? 

The diesel engine polution fraud and key defect problem with automobiles demonstrates that unfeaddered  capitalism can run rampant.

Comment by Chris on November 26, 2015 at 8:28pm

Jan 8, 2013 8:50AM ET
It's So Hot in Australia That They Added New Colors to the Weather Map

Image Australia Bureau of Meteorology

See that deep purple in the middle of this acne-red weather report from Down Under? That right there represents 129.2° F or 54 °C — it's a brand-new shade that the Australian bureau of meteorology was forced to add to its heat index because their country is, you know, kind of on fire. "The scale has just been increased today and I would anticipate it is because the forecast coming from the bureau's model is showing temperatures in excess of 50 degrees," David Jones, head of the bureau's climate monitoring and prediction unit, told The Sydney Morning Herald, which notes that the previous record high was 50.7°C  (123°F), recorded in 1960 at Oodnadatta Airport in the southern part of Australia — right around where the new shades of hot are showing up today.

To give you an idea of just how uncomfortable this Australian heatwave really is, consider that it's just past midnight there right now ... and it's 95°F in Sydney. Doubly scary are the giant fire risks that come with the heat — risks so severe Australian officials are taking no chances and labeling the warning "catastrophic." "A 'catastrophic' warning carries the risk of significant loss of life and the destruction of many homes, according to the NSW Rural Fire Service," reports CNN.

Comment by doone on November 26, 2015 at 9:37am

Comment by doone on November 26, 2015 at 9:37am


Scientists: Ted Cruz Understands Less About Climate Than A Kindergartner


AP Photo / Andrew Harnik




The AP asked eight scientists chosen by professional science societies to grade the anonymous statements of Republican and Democratic candidates about climate science.

While Cruz had the worst score among Republicans, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush appears to have the best understanding of climate science in the GOP with a score of 64.

The scientists also docked points from Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-VT) score for once exaggerating that "the planet that we're going to be leaving our kids and our grandchildren may well not be habitable."

"I would not say that the planet will become uninhabitable. Regardless of what we do, some humans will survive," Andrew Dessler, a climate scientist at Texas A&M University, said of Sanders' comment, according to the AP.

Here are all the candidates' scores, courtesy of the Associated Press:


Comment by Stephen on November 7, 2015 at 1:25pm

Weather disasters linked to climate change

Thirty two groups of scientists in 20 countries analyzed 28 weather disasters in 2014 – and found half of them linked to human-caused climate change.

What the report covers. See a slideshow about the report.

http://earthsky.org/earth/half-of-weather-disasters-linked-to-clima...

Comment by Chris on November 6, 2015 at 10:31pm

To see how sea level rise may effect your area view:

http://geology.com/sea-level-rise/

Comment by Chris on October 10, 2015 at 7:41pm

The Clean Power Plan Isn’t Just About Energy—It’s About Water Too

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan has been heralded as a major step toward a low-carbon economy in the United States. By reducing carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, the new policy is designed to promote the development of renewable energy sources nationwide.

However, the plan’s impact on water resources has been largely overlooked, even though power plants are significant water users across the U.S., accounting for 45 percent of total water withdrawals.

The Union of Concerned Scientists reports that, on average, producing the electricity you use in your home results in more freshwater withdrawals than all of your daily water-related tasks, like sprinkling lawns and washing dishes. Where that electricity comes from makes a big difference in how much water is involved, though. Thirsty energy sources like coal can take 20,000 gallons per megawatt-hour to 50,000 gallons per megawatt-hour, while wind power requires almost no water at all.

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