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Extreme weather is becoming the norm in a warming world

Extreme Weather Makes a Convincing Case for Climate Change

The subject of extreme weather is of great importance because it provides a tangible illustration of climate change. The average person understands that the increasing number of record-breaking heat waves and tornadoes are more than isolated weather events, they reflect a changing climate. This point was born out in a recent study, which showed that more Americans are accepting the…

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Climate Change and Tree Migration

This video from AccuWeather gives a brief outline of how may tree species are migrating northward and to higher elevation in response to climate change. Often this migration leaves trees vulnerable to pests such as the Mountain Pine Beetle. Many forests, particularly in the western North America, have been decimated by infestations. Related articles Bark beetles, climate change and our future…

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Just Science mobile app provided interactive climate change map

Climate Change Just Science Mobile App Visualizes BEST Study

In an effort to counter the years of concerted effort to sow doubt and confusion regarding climate science, Novim makes available a new mobile app called “Just Science” giving the user an interactive picture of the world’s changing climate. The app reflects the recently completed Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) scientific analysis of global climate change. The Just Science mobile app…

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Musings of a Malcontent: Brother can you spare a gun?

“Musings of a Malcontent” is a weekly op-ed by GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Carlyle Coash Have you noticed a theme of people open firing on others the last few weeks? Guy shooting co-workers in San Jose, CA. Guy shooting people on the freeway in San Diego, CA. Guy shooting people at a hair salon in Seal Beach, CA. Not the best few…

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More Extreme Weather Becoming the New Normal

With 2010 tied for the hottest and leading the pack for the wettest year on record, changing weather patterns portend life in a warming world. New research from the National Climate Data Center has redefined weather averages to reflect a changing climate. The extremes are becoming normal. “This is no longer something that’s theory or conjecture or something that comes…

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Warmer Oceans, More Intense Storms, Over a Wider Range of the Atlantic

A record breaking hurricane season The 2010 Hurricane season is still relatively young, but already one for the record books: Last week, for only the second time since record-keeping began, two Category 4 storms were active simultaneously (Igor and Julia) Julia grew into a Cat-4 hurricane by 5am last Wednesday (Sept. 15), making it the fourth Category 4 storm to…

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World Fish Populations Will Shift With Changing Climate

Shifting patterns of animal migration spurred by changing climate is already clearly evident for many land-based species. Research by the Sea Around Us Project at the University of British Columbia recently published in the journal  Global Change Biology suggests the same will likely happen for ocean fisheries as well. The conclusion is that warming oceans will impact 1,066 species, from…

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