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October 2010

It’s Cars, Not Coal – The New Paradigm of Climate Science

By alternatives, Emissions, in-depth and Popular Press, Policy, sequestration, short-term, Solutions

The science has changed again. This time, things are really upside down. How are we supposed to know which target to shoot? We live, we learn. Science goes on, especially climate science. There is an extreme need for more knowledge about our climate. This has been obvious to the climate scientists for years. The titles in…

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The Psychology of Global Warming

By Deniers and Delayers

American Meteorological Society The certainty that climate scientists have about climate changes becomes greater every day. Yet, the portion of the public that agrees with the principles of man-caused climate change, or the risks faced, or the speed with which our climate is changing, or even the understanding of the certainty of the scientists themselves,…

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Russia On Fire: a Sign of Things to Come

By Extreme Weather

  "In Russia, the wildfires are believed caused by a warming climate that made the current summer the hottest on record. The hotter weather increases the incidence of lightning, the major cause of naturally occurring biomass burning. Soja said she hopes the wildfires in Russia prompt the country to support efforts to mitigate climate change….

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More Frequent and Extreme Storms Causing More Runoff In All of the Wrong Places

By Extreme Weather

Freshwater is flowing into Earth’s ocean in greater amounts every year, thanks to more frequent and extreme storms related to global warming, according to a first-of-its-kind study by a team of NASA and university researchers. "In general, more water is good," Famiglietti said. "But here’s the problem: Not everybody is getting more rainfall, and those…

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CO2 Changing 14,000 Times Faster than Normal

By CO2

This article in the journal Nature Geoscience looked at CO2 changes from the last 610,000 years as told in the bubbles of trapped air in Antarctic ice cores. It is a well known part of climate science that states that CO2 concentrations in our atmosphere differ based on the climate.  CO2 levels are lower on…

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Summer Was Fourth Warmest in 131 Years

By Extreme Weather

October 4, 2010   "An unparalleled heat wave in eastern Europe, coupled with intense droughts and fires around Moscow, put Earth’s temperatures in the headlines this summer. Likewise, a string of exceptionally warm days in July in the eastern United States strained power grids, forced nursing home evacuations, and slowed transit systems. Both high-profile events…

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