Global Warming Resources

Why People Don’t Believe in Climate Science

How do we wrap our brains around global warming?

Why is it so hard to wrap our brains around global warming? – It’s a hoax, it’s the sun, it’s scientists after grant money, it’s a play for world domination. Then there’s Al Gore, the favorite straw man for many climate change deniers. One thing is clear, facts don’t matter. A climate change narrative based solely on facts hasn’t worked and won’t work. Why is …

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Infographic: Climate Impacts

Climate impacts: now and future projections

Climate impacts – assessing the global outlook of climate change 2015 marks an important milestone in the effort to combat climate change. It may seem like we’ve heard that refrain before, but with each passing year the reality of a changing climate becomes more apparent and immediate in the lives and livelihoods of millions of people, many of them the most vulnerable to climate …

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2014 Warmest Summer on Record

Summer 2014 warmest on record. This chard indicates land and ocean temperature departure for June-August 2014

It may seem counterintuitive for those living in eastern North America, but the continuing trend of warmer months globally has officially culminated with the 2014 as the warmest summer on record, according the the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s most recent State of the Climate report. This following last August as the warmest on record, beating the previous record set in August 1998. In fact, nine …

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Geoengineering – Insanity? All the More Reason to Discuss It

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

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 Keith speaks of in …

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Warmest May on Record

May 2014 - the warmest May on recored - so far

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 C). The hot May …

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EarthTalk: Mobile Apps for Environmental Stewardship

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

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 easier for people to …

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