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Newly discovered molecules in atmosphere may offset global warming

A newly discovered form of chemical intermediary in the atmosphere has the ability to remove pollutants in a way that leads to cloud-formation and could potentially help offset global warming. The existence of these so-called Criegee biradicals, which are formed when ozone reacts with a certain class of organic compounds,…

Warmer summers cause colder winters, scientists say

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Warmer summers in the far Northern Hemisphere are disrupting weather patterns and triggering more severe winter weather in the United States and Europe, a team of scientists say, in a finding that could improve long-range weather forecasts. Blizzards and extreme cold temperatures in the winters of 2009/10…

Cut back on soot, methane to slow climate change: study

WASHINGTON — There are simple, inexpensive ways to cut back on two major pollutants — soot and methane — and taking action now could slow climate change for years to come, international scientists said Thursday. When it comes to fending off global warming, the focus often is on harmful carbon…

Study: Bad weather makes voters more liberal

Voters who have experienced severe weather events are more likely to be in favor of environmental legislation — even if it comes at a cost of restricting some individual freedoms, according to a soon-to-be-published study. In a 2009 Internet survey of about 2,500 Americans, four Hamilton College economists found that…

Draft climate accord emerges, but problems remain

DURBAN (Reuters) – The chairwoman of U.N. climate talks urged delegates to approve a compromise package of accords on fighting global warming, telling delegates they should set aside national interests in order to save the planet. South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane said the four separate texts were not perfect…

Romney: Scientists can figure out global warming 50 years from now

When asked about his views on climate change at a campaign event, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney replied that the earth might be getting warmer, but that his top priority as president would be to increase energy production in the United States. “I’m not a scientist, so I don’t know…

Coalition growing for new deal on greenhouse gas cuts

DURBAN (Reuters) – Rich and poor nations at climate change talks are lining up behind an EU plan for achieving a global pact on cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 2015, but delegates said time was running out to reach a deal before talks end on Friday. Ministers made incremental progress…

Study says Arctic changing ‘at record pace’

An international team of 121 scientists has found “record-setting” change in the Arctic linked to global warming, including melting ice, warming waters and changing wind patterns. The 2011 Arctic Report Card, compiled by scientists from 14 countries, “shows that record-setting changes are occurring throughout the Arctic environmental system. “Given the…

Global warming rate less than feared: study

WASHINGTON — High levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may have less of an impact on the rate of global warming than feared, a study said Thursday. The authors of the study funded by the US National Science Foundation stressed that global warming is real, and that increases in…

Happy 4th of July!

Back home for the holiday!  Thanks to Skepchick for inviting me to speak at CONvergence and just generally showing me a good time.  Because I was in Minneapolis, I was able to do an hour-long interview on the Minnesota Atheists Sunday morning talk radio program.  You can listen to it…

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