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We need to fully understand geoengineering, even if to better realize what a bad idea it is

Geoengineering – Insanity? All the More Reason to Discuss It

Is geoengineering pure insanity? Maybe we should talk about it Is geoengineering the key to solving the global climate change problem? That’s the kind of question that evokes a knee-jerk reaction from those how consider it, including me. I believe we’re already doing enough geoengineering on the planet, albeit unplanned and perhaps unintended. For me, geoengineering like the kind environmental engineer David…

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May 2014 - the warmest May on recored - so far

Warmest May on Record

Oceans fuel record warmth for May 2014 In its most recent State of the Climate Report released on Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that May 2014 was the hottest May on record. The combined average global ocean/land surface  temperature for the month was 59.93º Fahrenheit (15.51 Celsius) 1.33º Fahrenheit (0.74 C) above the 20th century average of 58.6º F (14.8…

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There are a variety of apps for environmental stewardship that help you make smarter choices as a consumer and citizen

EarthTalk: Mobile Apps for Environmental Stewardship

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What are some cool apps that work with a mobile phone that can help me get in better touch with the environment? – Mitchell Brown, Troy, MI Not surprisingly, there are thousands of “green” apps out there that make it…

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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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