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Video Friday: Temperature Leads CO2? The 800-Year Lag

Potholer54 (a.k.a Peter Hadfield) tackles a common myth about climate change often called the “800-year lag.”  Antarctic ice core data shows CO2 lagging temperature during periods of deglaciation; this has been well understood for decades. Despite this, many climate change “skeptics” ignore the full picture of numerous studies over the years and assert these data of ancient deglaciation “proves” that CO2…

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We face imminent tipping points if we fail to address climate change, leaving an unknown world for those that follow in our footsteps

Building Support for Action on Climate Change Before We Reach Tipping Points

We need to take aim at those who are environmentally indifferent and hit them with an effective call to action. If climate advocacy is to succeed, we must do more than regurgitate the same tired rhetoric, we must work on a targeted message that encourages action. While a growing number of people accept the facts about our environment, inaction threatens…

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Berkeley Climate Study Just Proves that People Believe What They Want to Believe

The “Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature” study confirmed work by the likes of NASA, NOAA, and the UK Met Office-Univ. of East Anglia. Ironically, it was funded in part by the Koch Brothers, billionaire industrialists and avowed proponents of climate change denial.

Irresponsible Media Continues to Fuel Climategate Controversy

Climategate is a media ruse based on sensationalism, not investigative journalism. When the climategate story broke, a number of people welcomed the news and eagerly offered their emotional support. Now that the scientists involved were vindicated by three investigations, one would expect to see retractions or at least addendums to the coverage. Unfortunately this is not the case. Climategate refers the…

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Why are Americans Less Concerned about Climate Change?

With the increasing evidence of climate change – glaciers melting, weather patterns changing, and this past decade being the warmest in recorded history – why is it that recent polls show less Americans believe climate change is already happening or will have any serious impact then they did a year ago? While more believe that the seriousness of global warming…

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