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Global warming will intensify drought, says new study

When scientists think about climate change, we often focus on long term trends and multi-year averages of various climate measures such as temperature, ocean heat, sea level, ocean acidity, and ice loss. But…  …

Climate change opens the Arctic to shipping, drilling and militarization

As climate change transforms our planet and the polar ice caps recede, new, previously inaccessible areas of the Arctic are opening up for business. Ironically, a notable amount of that business has to do with extracting and transporting the fossil…  …

Video mash-up shows Republicans citing the Bible to oppose climate change action

Researchers have found that belief in the biblical end-times can explain some the resistance to curbing climate change. A new video released by climate activists illustrates that finding. The video, uploaded to YouTube by Climate Desk, features Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK), Reps. John Shimkus (R-IL) and Joe Barton (R-TX), and…

Climate change hits the poor harder and Typhoon Haiyan is just one example

The devastation in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan is a terrifying reminder that developing nations are hit hardest by severe weather brought on by climate change, which leads to even greater global inequality and suffering. Typhoon Haiyan…  …

Global food supply threatened by climate change, says leaked UN document

A leaked UN document says that climate change will threaten the world’s food supply in coming years. The document comes from the assessments of a scientific panel the UN appointed to research the impacts of climate change.  …

Brewers and vintners brace for climate change

Today’s suds are an endangered species, says Willy Blackmore, food editor for TakePart. (Photo: Cafe Bink, Carefree, Arizona.)So are the grapes and wines of the 20th century. Blackmore relates the phenomena to the power of climate change. The geography…  …

Al Gore: ‘Our democracy has been hacked,’ and survival of civilization at risk

Former Vice President Al Gore says democracy has been overtaken by corporate special interests, and it’s up to web-based activists to take it back. “We as U.S. citizens need to pay careful attention to the fact that our democracy has been hacked,” Gore told Motherboard. “Big money has perverted our…

Climate change? Try catastrophic climate breakdown

The message from the IPCC report is familiar and shattering: it’s as bad as we thought it was Already, a thousand blogs and columns insist the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s new report is a rabid concoction of scare stories whose purpose is to destroy the global economy. But it…

Chamber of Commerce unenthusiastic about proposed EPA plan to limit carbon emissions at new power plants

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, in a bid to implement President Barack Obama’s plan to fight climate change. The move marks the “first milestone” of a major part of the Climate Action Plan announced in June by the US…

Climate change imperils Alaska’s king, snow crabs

Alaska’s Resilient Crabs Not Immune to Effects of Rapidly Acidifying Waters (via PBS News Hour) GWEN IFILL: Finally tonight, it’s north to Alaska for the first of three reports on climate change in the Arctic region. Our story was produced for the NewsHour by The Seattle Times, in partnership with…

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