Tag Archive for Climate Change

The Year In Review for 2013

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The Big Picture – By Glynn Wilson – Facebook users are faced with a new link on their pages promoting them to “See Your 2013 Year in Review: Look back at your 20 biggest moments from the past year.” The problem is, as usual with new technology, programming code is choosing those big moments for…

New Study Documents Consequences of Climate Change on North American Forests

By Glynn Wilson – Climate change due to human induced global warming from the burning of fossil fuels makes North American forests more vulnerable to insects and disease, according to a new study published by a team of researchers from Dartmouth University in the journal Ecological Monographs. After reviewing about 500 scientific studies dating back…

The Butterfly Effect and Climate Change

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By Glynn Wilson – LAKE GUNTERSVILLE STATE PARK, Ala. — In a scene near the end of the film Havana, Robert Redford as the professional poker player Jack Weil mentions the Butterfly Effect from Chaos Theory when saying his final goodbye to Lena Olin as Bobby Durán. “I believe it,” he says. “I believe a…

Time to Draw the Line on Climate Change

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Coming Clean – By Michael Brune – Some great things have happened since that freezing day last February when I marched to the Forward on Climate rally in Washington, D.C., with 50,000 of my closest friends. Looking back, it did feel like the start of something big. From the stage, the sight of that sea…

EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

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By Glynn Wilson – The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants “in order to combat climate change and improve public health,” according to the announcement sent out Friday morning. The new standards are set to go into effect by June 1, 2014. The…

Yes, Virginia, There Are Climate Solutions

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Coming Clean – By Michael Brune – This year, Virginians will elect a new governor, one of only two gubernatorial elections this year, the other being in New Jersey. At the moment, Terry McAuliffe is leading climate denier and attorney general Ken Cuccinelli in the polls, but a lot can happen between now and November…

NASA Study Reveals Industrial Soot’s Role in Glacier Retreat

A NASA-led team of scientists has uncovered strong evidence that soot from a rapidly industrializing Europe caused the abrupt retreat of mountain glaciers in the European Alps that began in the 1860s, a period often thought of as the end of the Little Ice Age, according to a new peer reviewed study published Sept. 3…

Rapid Arctic Ice Thawing Could Cost the Global Economy $60 Trillion

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By John Vidal – Rapid thawing of the Arctic ice could trigger a catastrophic “economic timebomb” which would cost trillions of dollars and undermine the global financial system, a group of economists and polar scientists now say. Governments and industry have expected the widespread warming of the Arctic region in the past 20 years to…

Tropical Ecosystems Boost Carbon Dioxide as Temperatures Rise

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By Glynn Wilson – NASA scientists and an international team of researchers have found tropical ecosystems can generate significant carbon dioxide when temperatures rise, unlike ecosystems in other parts of the world, further exacerbating global warming and climate change, according to a new study. The researchers discovered a temperature increase of just 1 degree Celsius…

President Obama to Address the Growing Threat of Climate Change

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National Televised Speech Set for Tuesday President Barack Obama will speak on the growing threat of climate change at Georgetown University on Tuesday, June 25, at 1:35 p.m. He will lay out his vision of where we need to go, to do what we can to address and prepare for the serious implications of a…