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We can’t count on plants to slow down climate change: study

Increased future plant growth will not reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere as much as we thought; so finds a new study published in Science. This means that we will not have that get-out-of-jail-free card……

Study: Global warming is due to carbon dioxide emissions, not chlorofluorocarbon

A paper published in the International Journal of Modern Physics B by the University of Waterloo’s Qing-Bin Lu last year claimed that solar activity and human chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emissions, not carbon dioxide emissions, could explain the observed global warming over the past century. The journal has now published a rebuttal of that paper by myself…

New TV series ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ connects the dots on climate change

The subject of climate change and global warming is a divisive one, because while the science is sound, there seems to be no lack of climate deniers. However, a new TV series that airs this Sunday aims to get a larger number of people connecting dots……

UN’s expert panel IPCC issues devastating report: Impact of global warming ‘irreversible’

Soaring carbon emissions will amplify the risk of conflict, hunger, floods and mass migration this century, the UN's expert panel said Monday in a landmark report on the impact of climate change. Left unchecked, greenhouse gas emissions may cost trillions……

Cartoon: The climate contrarian guide to managing risk

Climate change is fundamentally a risk management problem.  Whether or not you agree with the 97 percent expert consensus on human-caused global warming, there is an undeniable risk that the consensus is……

French scientists revive 30,000-year-old virus locked in Siberian frost

French scientists said Monday they had revived a giant but harmless virus that had been locked in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30,000 years. Wakening the long-dormant virus serves as a warning that unknown pathogens entombed in frozen soil may be roused by global warming, they said. Dubbed Pithovirus…

Sun-blocking volcanic eruptions partly explain the ‘global warming pause’

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) – Small volcanic eruptions help explain a hiatus in global warming this century by dimming sunlight and offsetting a rise in emissions of heat-trapping gases to record highs, a study showed on Sunday. Eruptions of at least 17 volcanoes since 2000, including Nabro…

Global warming denier Jim Inhofe: ‘Fewer and fewer’ senators believe in climate change ‘hoax’

The U.S. Senate’s leading global warming denier says “fewer and fewer” of his colleagues believe in climate change. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) told WABC-AM that he was initially intrigued when former Vice President Al Gore began warning about human-induced climate change but became skeptical after discovering that environmental regulations might…

Conservative snow-trolling of global warming expected to reach record highs today

Conservatives are having a field day “sticking it” to liberals about the weather. They have no time for scientific theories like “Arctic amplification,” which only perfectly models how general warming trends can lead to increasingly severe cold snaps. After all, like evolution, Arctic amplification is “just a theory.” The common…

New satellite will examine global warming’s effects on rain and snowfall

How is global warming affecting precipitation? New satellite to help explain. (via The Christian Science Monitor) The United States and Japan are getting set to launch a 4.3-ton satellite designed to monitor rain and snowfall in unprecedented detail. The agencies announced on Thursday that they have scheduled the launch for…

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