Category: Climate Change

Missing the Economic Mark: The New Republican Position on Climate Change

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Tweet During Wednesday’s Republican Primary Debate, Senator Marco Rubio, when asked about addressing climate change, responded forcefully. “America is not a planet… I know the impact [policies addressing climate change] are going to have, and they’re all going to be on our economy. They will not do a thing to lower the rise of the sea…. continue reading »

Why Melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Should Freak You Out

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Tweet Two scientific studies on melting of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet were published this week, driving a firestorm of sensationalist headlines in the New York Times, National Geographic, CNN, and other websites on May 12th (unsurprisingly, Fox News has maintained radio silence on this topic at the time of this article’s publication). Dire warnings… continue reading »

Why Should We Care About CO2? Part 1

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Tweet The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration announced on May 10 that atmospheric carbon dioxide, or CO2, concentrations surpassed 400 parts per million, or ppm, in the clean air above Mauna Loa, Hawaii, where researchers have been testing the air for CO2 for more than 50 years. Ordinarily, a gas in the atmosphere passing a certain… continue reading »

Searching for Signs of Changing Climate in Storms of Chaos

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New York, NY—In the aftermath of a storm that left more than 100 dead, over 8.5 million without power, and caused an estimated 50 billion dollars in damage, scientific experts and coastal residents alike are grappling with the portent of Superstorm Sandy. Was this an incredibly damaging but incredibly rare strike on New York and… continue reading »

Welcome to Warmer America

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On August 6th, NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center reported that July was the single warmest month in the 117-year temperature history of the continental United States. During July, over half of the continental US experienced temperatures in excess of 2°F above average, an unprecedented area and magnitude of warmth: July’s record temperature are just the… continue reading »