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Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change
this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the ...
As she planned her run for the Florida House of Representatives this year, Kristin Jacobs told her team that she wanted her campaign to address the effects of climate change
. Her advisers were initially skeptical, noting that voters typically ...
As permafrost soils thaw under the influence of global warming, communities of soil microbes act as potent amplifiers of global climate change
, an international study has shown.
Tiny soil microbes are among the world`s biggest potential ...
EU leaders have agreed on a climate change
pact that requires the bloc to cut its greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% by 2030.
package, finalised at a meeting of heads of state and government in Brussels, also sets two ...
The UK's chief scientist says the oceans face a serious and growing risk from man-made carbon emissions.
The oceans absorb about a third of the CO2 that's being produced by industrial society, and this is changing the chemistry of ...
In Michigan, an ad attacking Terri Lynn Land, the Republican candidate for the United States Senate, opens with a shot of rising brown floodwaters as a woman says: “We see it every day in Michigan. Climate change
. So why is Terri Lynn Land ...
The 2014 elections have been a dispiriting affair, replete with Democratic skittishness about the major legislative achievement known as Obamacare and wretched GOP demagoguery about Ebola and the border. But despite all this, and even if Dems ...
"I'm not a scientist, but …" has become something of a cliché among politicians who want to weigh in on climate science
without actually having to say whether they believe it. But when it comes to Ebola, a number of the same not-a-scientist ...
If we’re to believe the biomass energy industry, the U.S. Forest Service and a chorus of politicians from both sides of the aisle, we can solve the energy crisis, cure climate change
and eradicate wildfire by logging and chipping our national ...
Europe's leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change
, a UN expert says.
Prof Jim Skea, a vice-chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
, says the EU's plan to cut CO2 emissions 40% by 2030 ...
The Ebola epidemic besieging West Africa is perhaps the starkest warning yet that as we tear down forests, we open ourselves up to new strains of virulent disease. Among the key lessons from the current outbreak is that human-created pressures ...
Pressure for the nation's leading universities to join the Australian National University and dump investments in fossil fuels will continue to mount despite the condemnation of such moves by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe ...
Temperature and rainfall are the two most basic elements in climate change
. So what can we learn from a study of local temperature records and why might it be that local factors other than carbon dioxide output are the main cause of rising ...
More than a quarter of a century old and the bane of global warming sceptics everywhere, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
is not about to fade into the sunset.
This past week, the UN body released its final report on climate
To exaggerate is human, and scientists are human.Exaggeration and the complementary art of simplification are the basic rhetorical tools of human intercourse.So yes, scientists do exaggerate. So do politicians, perhaps even when, ...
At least twice in a normal year, the Biscayne Bay rises to swamp the streets of this fashionable resort town in an event known as the “king tide.” Water spills over seawalls and gurgles up through storm drains in what scientists say is a preview ...
In 2012, when Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) was asked by GQ how old the Earth is, he demurred, “I`m not a scientist, man.” This was not a smooth move. It made him sound like a dumb frat boy. You don’t need to be a scientist to know the Earth is ...
For President Obama, fracking is a key weapon against global warming. Abundant natural gas, he said in his State of the Union address this year, is a "bridge fuel" to ubiquitous renewable energy - the key to securing economic growth "with less of ...
A full 97% of researchers taking a stance on climate change
say it`s man-made, as do 97-98% of the most frequently-published climate
scientists. But according to Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, they`re all wrong.
When asked during an election ...
Global warming may be slightly less devastating to the Earth than feared, as new research has found that plants can absorb more carbon dioxide than we previously thought.
Climate models have grossly underestimated the power of our plants ...
Generating electricity in the U.S. can be a lot greener and more climate
-friendly than the Obama administration expects it to be through 2030, researchers at the Union of Concerned Scientists said in an analysis released Tuesday.
The jury is still out on whether humans cause climate change
, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan said at a debate Monday.
"I don`t know the answer to that question," Ryan said, in response to a question about whether humans are responsible for ...
At the crack of dawn on an early winter morning, Double G’s restaurant in Paducah, Texas, would typically be bustling with hunters loading up on sausage, eggs and black coffee before they head out into the grasslands with their shotguns and ...
Fish are moving toward the poles, and it’s not because of their “magnetism.” New research out of the University of British Columbia reveals that climate change
-- and more specifically, warmer ocean temperatures -- could result in a “large-scale ...
Billionaire former hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer is spending $50 million of his own money to make climate change
a defining issue in the 2014 midterm elections. That, according to New York Times columnist David Brooks, is just ...