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U.S. Senate candidate Rush Holt defends claim that ‘millions will die’ due to climate change

U.S. Senate candidate Rush Holt defends claim that 'millions will die' due to climate change (via NJ.com) aed Hindash/The Star-Ledger NEWARK — U.S. Senate candidate Rush Holt said his claim made Monday that “millions will die” if something isn’t done to address global warming was reality, not hyperbole. “I think…

Five-year pause in global temperature rise due to warming of deep oceans

A recent slowdown in the upward march of global temperatures is likely to be the result of the slow warming of the deep oceans, British scientists said on Monday. Oceans are some of the Earth’s biggest absorbers of heat, which can be seen in effects such as sea level rises,…

Parody mocks Google’s support of climate deniers: We’re not evil, just ‘f*cking stupid’

A new parody released Monday by Heavy Crude Video mocks Google for supporting politicians who believe climate change is an international conspiracy of socialist scientists. The video imitates a commercial for Microsoft’s Bing search engine. Various passersby on the street are asked to take the “Google challenge,” where they search…

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…

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