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Iberian lynx will be extinct within 50 years, biologists warn

Within 50 years, climate change will probably wipe out the world’s most endangered feline, the Iberian lynx, even if the world meets its target for curbing carbon emissions, biologists said on Sunday. The gloomy forecast, published in the journal Nature Climate Change, says that without a dramatic shift in conservative…

CNBC anchor blasts cult of ‘enviro-socialists’

CNBC Squawk Box co-host Joe Kernen on Friday bashed environmentalists for their beliefs on climate change. Calling them “enviro-socialists,” he explained, “It is a cult. It is a bonafide cult.” The comment came after speaking with former president and CEO of U.S. Operations at Shell Oil John Hofmeister, who argued…

Tree rings reveal El Niño linked to climate change

Tree rings reveal El Niño tied to recent global warming (via The Christian Science Monitor) Every seven years – or sometimes every two years, or maybe four years – El Niño turns a bucket of rainfall over eastern South America, sending floodwaters cascading over coastal Ecuador and typhoons spiraling into…

Mayor Bloomberg unveils plan to save New York from climate change

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has unveiled a $19.5 billion plan to boost the city’s defenses against climate change, seven months after superstorm Sandy devastated the US East Coast. The blueprint features structures like a series of six-meter-high (20-foot) waterfront walls and dikes to prevent flooding of the kind that…

Small Alaskan village loses court battle against big oil

Perched at the tip of an Arctic barrier reef in harsh northwestern Alaska, a tiny village took on big oil for causing the climate change that is eroding its shores, but lost its court fight Monday. The US Supreme Court declined to hear the case of Kivalina vs. Exxon. Therefore,…

Survey finds scientific consensus on cause of climate change: humans

A survey of thousands of peer-reviewed papers in scientific journals has found 97.1% agreed that climate change is caused by human activity. Authors of the survey, published on Thursday in the journal Environmental Research Letters, said the finding of near unanimity provided a powerful rebuttal to climate contrarians who insist…

Unprecedented speed of global warming to impact half of all plants and a third of animals

More than half of common species of plants and a third of animal species are likely to see their living space halved by 2080 on current trends of carbon emissions, according to a climate study. Output of man-made greenhouse gases is putting Earth on track for four degrees Celsius (7.2…

‘Conservative’ study warns climate change may kill half of Earth’s plant life

More than half of common species of plants and a third of animal species are likely to see their living space halved by 2080 on current trends of carbon emissions, a climate study said on Sunday. Output of man-made greenhouse gases is putting Earth on track for four degrees Celsius…

Scientists slam Canada’s tar sands production: Doesn’t address climate change in ‘meaningful way’

Letter urges natural resources minister Joe Oliver to consider consequences of his support for controversial policy The Canadian government’s promotion of the tar sands industry is setting the world on a course of catastrophic climate change, a group of climate scientists and economists have warned. In a letter made available…

Study finds belief in free market economics predicts rejection of science

A strong belief in a hands off approach to economics is tightly linked to the rejection of scientific facts such as climate change, according to research published in Psychological Science in late March. “The conspiracist ideation that all of the world’s scientific academies have conspired together to create a hoax…

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