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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Closing the Consensus Gap

Posted on 20 August 2013 by John Cook The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is a prestigious journal, established in 1945 to warn the public about the consequences of using nuclear weapons. They’ve published the writings of Hans Bethe, Albert Einstein…

Green Cities

Infographic: Green Cities

Finally, the world appears to be waking up to the realization that Mother Nature needs some TLC. But while it’s going to take the collective effort of the entire world to make a real difference, highly populated metropolitan areas are naturally the best place to concentrate the most forward-thinking and technically savvy green initiatives. This infographic from HouseTrip explores which cities are…

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Understanding California's Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act

EarthTalk: Implementation of California’s Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Law

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Three regions in California recently implemented transportation plans as part of a statewide strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions. Can you explain? – Bill Oakes, Reno, NV Americans are becoming increasingly concerned about global warming even as Washington politicians continue…

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Extreme weather in Cologne

Video Friday: Climate, Arctic Sea Ice and Weather Whiplash

We have two videos today from Yale Climate Forum exploring the connection between Arctic ice, the jet stream and “weather whiplash.” In the first video, Rutgers University climate researcher Dr.Jennifer Francis and Dr. Jeff Masters discusses this connection in terms of the “mirror image” spring weather over much of North America between 2012 and 2013. In the second video, climatologist Dr….

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Climate change and planet earth

Infographic: Climate Change, Humanity, and Planet Earth

This infographic from Learn Stuff spells out some of the most compelling evidence that climate change is now occurring. While I don’t think climate change is “destroying the Earth” as the title of the infographic says, I do think it is changing the Earth as we know it, and in the process altering ecosystem change and collapse, extinction and altered habitats for…

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A Truth Market campaign offered $5000 to anyone able to prove more than 5 percent of credible scientists questioned man-made global warming. There were no takers.

What is Proof of Climate Change Worth to You?

A recent bounty on the crowd-funded myth-busting site “TruthMarket” offered $5,000 to anyone who could definitely prove that more than 5 percent of credible scientists disagreed with the connection between climate change and human actions. Truthmarket is a website that allows people to offer cash bounties to people who can prove or disprove a statement.  Proof must be definitive as…

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Deforestation is a major contributor to anthropogenic carbon emissions

EarthTalk: Global Warming and Deforestation

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that cutting and burning trees adds more global warming pollution to the atmosphere than all the cars and trucks in the world combined?     – Mitchell Vale, Houston, TX By most accounts, deforestation in tropical rainforests adds more…

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