Month: June 2011

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New Climate “Normals” Begin on July 1st – Warmer is

Tomorrow the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will incorporate new baseline data reflecting new climate “normals” for 1981-2010. For the past decade baseline normals spanned the period from 1971-2000. These normals “serve as a 30 year baseline average of important climate variables that are used to understand average climate conditions at any location and […]Read More

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Collaboration is Better than Competition in the War Against Climate

Collaboration is essential to the kinds of innovation that are required to meet the challenges posed by climate change. Collaboration can make commerce more efficient and more sustainable. As Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu said, “Open collaboration in energy innovation will be a key part of fighting climate change.” A new report from the Brooking Institute views […]Read More

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Shifting Ocean Currents Drive Accelerating Ice Melt of Antarctic Ice

Shifting ocean currents appear to be accelerating ice melt of the Pine Island Glacier Ice Shelf in western Antarctica. According to research published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, scientists from the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University have recorded ocean currents driving at and underneath the ice shelf, carving out an expanding cavity […]Read More

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Enviro News Wrap: The Road Not Built (in the Serengeti);

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: The Serengeti is a unique land: the government of Tanzania has decided that the harmony and integrity of the land is more valuable than building a paved road through the Serengeti for human transportation. Purifying water just got cheaper, BBC […]Read More

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Corruption Undermines Environmental Protection

Corruption is a major global problem that has a direct impact on efforts to manage the world’s resources and combat climate change. Countries in South Asia, northern Africa, Madagascar, Mozambique and Zimbabwe are among the most corrupt places in the world. Other countries are by no means exempt as corruption is pervasive around the world. The most recent […]Read More