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November 26, 2014

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10:48 PM | A Optimistic Realist Tours Earth’s Age of Humans
A lyrical nature writer explains her optimistic view of the deepening human imprint on the Earth.
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7:36 PM | Why are Past Surface Temperatures and CO2 Concentrations Important?
By burning fossil fuels for heating, electricity, transportation and other purposes, humans add CO2 to the atmosphere. Yet, by comparing ways in which the Earth’s temperature, CO2 concentration, sea level and ice sheets have changed in the past, we are able to learn valuable lessons about the climate system of today and tomorrow.
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4:03 PM | Polar Bears Use Scent as a Trail of Bread Crumbs
By Emily Shenk National Geographic Imagine you’ve drawn a line across a jigsaw puzzle, and you’re following that line from beginning to end. Suddenly the puzzle breaks apart and the pieces move in different directions. How do you follow the line to your destination? In the case of polar bears, the destination is a potential…
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4:00 PM | Early warning signals for environmental and social change
Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Blog - Making a difference to how we live with hazard and risk. Earth systems are known to switch suddenly without warning. Take the weather for example, where one moment it could be a bright, sunny day and the next it suddenly transforms into strong winds and heavy rain of a severe storm. [...] The post Early warning signals for environmental and social change appeared first on Institute of Hazard, Risk and Resilience Blog.
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12:42 PM | Life on Earth’s Cold Shoulder – Film
The talented folk down at the University of Derby’s TEL Media Production have whipped up this short introduction to the fascinating world of glacier microbes. We hope it makes you question whether […]
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2:42 AM | “Everything is fine. Really” says big oil. Youthfuel
Watch as documentary filmmaker Vanessa Black visits the Gulf of Mexico to learn more about Big Oil.

November 25, 2014

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11:52 PM | Africa’s Last Tropical Glaciers: Watch for Free
The film Snows of the Nile has won a major award, and to celebrate, it is being made available to watch for free!
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10:40 PM | Stunning Drone Footage From Beneath The Ice Of Antarctica
Scientists use a range of techniques—from satellite observations to drilling holes—to measure sea ice thickness. Usually, such efforts look down at the sea floor. But, by equipping an underwater drone with upward-looking sonar, researchers were able to create the first high-resolution 3D maps of Antarctic sea ice.Read more...
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10:34 PM | Best Map of Ocean Currents Created From Space
The European Space Agency's GOCE satellite no longer exists, but its data is helping map the world's oceans Continue reading →
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10:29 PM | “Real” experts’ on climate change? Really?
The Heartland Institute has produced a new propaganda poster on climate change. Here it is: And this is what they say about it: This poster presents clear and undeniable evidence that the debate is not over. Looking out from this poster … Continue reading →
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10:29 PM | “Real” experts’ on climate change? Really?
The Heartland Institute has produced a new propaganda poster on climate change. Here it is: And this is what they say about it: This poster presents clear and undeniable evidence that the debate is not over. Looking out from this poster … Continue reading →
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9:15 PM | Data From Satellites Confirm: Glaciers Are Retreating
Glaciers are having a hard time all around the world. A new book outlines the findings of a years-long effort by researchers and research groups across the world. Titled…
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7:34 PM | The Climate Denial Industry
RT @StephenLeahy: ‘Merchants of doubt’ movie to ‘expose slick US climate denial industry’ http://t.co/5gGjBvbruf @Guardian #climate— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) November 25, 2014 "...in June 2001 Bush and the Republican party were 100% committed to curbing carbon emissions causing global warming. "Six months later everything changed. The film shows Republican party leader John Boehner calling the idea of global warming “laughable”..."
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9:17 AM | Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need? | Dean Burnett
Many people just refuse to accept the facts that surround them, even if we saw 100 more years of it plain and apparentClimate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been brainwashed into thinking climate change is a real thing that “threatens all of humanity” or some other nonsense, but it’s just that: nonsense. When you look closely at it, the so-called […]
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9:17 AM | Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need? | Dean Burnett
Many people just refuse to accept the facts that surround them, even if we saw 100 more years of it plain and apparentClimate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been brainwashed into thinking climate change is a real thing that “threatens all of humanity” or some other nonsense, but it’s just that: nonsense. When you look closely at it, the so-called […]

November 24, 2014

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8:32 PM | Is Climate The Mother Of Innovation?
Toledo, Ohio’s summer battle with toxic algae is just the latest in a string of weather-related catastrophes to beset our nation’s water and sewer systems. Hurricane Sandy’s unprecedented storm surge caused more than $500 million in damage to coastal water systems. Last year’s Arizona wildfires that killed 19 firefighters also devastated forested watersheds in a…
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5:30 PM | Robot Sub Finds Surprisingly Thick Antarctic Sea Ice
Not only is the amount of Antarctic sea ice increasing each year, but the ice is also much thicker than previously thought.

November 23, 2014

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3:28 AM | Funny, Scary, Fascinating, and Geeky. What You Missed in Science This Week.
I am going to start doing a weekend post here with links and images from the world of geek that caught my eye this week. First up is Will Marshall and the TED talk below. Data is the fuel that science runs on, and he has figured out a way to harvest a LOT of it.   Guess what body of water is the 4th fastest warming on Earth? This …

November 22, 2014

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5:13 PM | Dad, Kate, and I discuss CO2, the nature of greed, and Irish music.
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12:17 AM | Buffalo’s 2014 November Snowstorm
Global-warming weather extremes increasing. Continue reading →

November 21, 2014

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9:08 PM | EPA Clean Power Plan Explained!
What to give thanks for this year….my wife, the Milwaukee Bucks, doughnuts…or how about the leaders of two world superpowers coming together and agreeing on new carbon emission reduction standards for 2030!  Oh, and when I say superpower, I mean … Continue reading →

Fowlie, M., Goulder, L., Kotchen, M., Borenstein, S., Bushnell, J., Davis, L., Greenstone, M., Kolstad, C., Knittel, C., Stavins, R. & Wara, M. (2014). An economic perspective on the EPA's Clean Power Plan, Science, 346 (6211) 815-816. DOI: 10.1126/science.1261349

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9:02 PM | Dramatic Growth of Australian Bushfire as Seen from Space
Much of the United States may have been shivering over the past week or so, with poor Buffalonians worried that their roofs might collapse under staggering amounts of snow. But on the other side of the Earth, Australians have had a far different experience. For Australia, it was the second warmest October on record. (Globally, two […]The post Dramatic Growth of Australian Bushfire as Seen from Space appeared first on ImaGeo.
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9:02 PM | Dramatic Growth of Australian Bushfire as Seen from Space
Much of the United States may have been shivering over the past week or so, with poor Buffalonians worried that their roofs might collapse under staggering amounts of snow. But on the other side of the Earth, Australians have had a far different experience. For Australia, it was the second warmest October on record. (Globally, two […]The post Dramatic Growth of Australian Bushfire as Seen from Space appeared first on ImaGeo.
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5:02 PM | Clean Cookstoves Research: An Opportunity to Benefit Billions
By Bryan Bloomer, Ph.D. I have long appreciated the ability to cook and heat my home with minimum risk of exposure to toxic indoor air pollution. But I am also painfully aware that more than 3 billion people around the world rely on inefficient, unsustainable and dangerous cookstove technologies for their everyday cooking, heating and […]
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2:24 AM | 2014 On Way to Hottest Year on Record
My friends at Climate Central produced an excellent video that you should see and share.
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2:14 AM | NASA: October 2014 Tied For Hottest on Record
Originally posted on robertscribbler:(October was again a global temperature record setter. Image source: NASA.) NASA’s monthly global temperature analysis is in and the results are once again record-making. For according to NASA’s global monitor, world temperatures were 0.76 degrees…

November 20, 2014

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3:00 PM | Darfur Stoves Project
Since the Darfur crisis began in 2003, women living in the refugee camps walked for up to seven hours outside the safety of the camps to collect firewood for cooking, putting them at risk for violent attacks. Now, researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have engineered a more efficient wood-burning stove, which is greatly reducing both the women's need for firewood and the threats against them.
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12:50 PM | 'Best of' the Top Science Communication Stories - Part 3
This is the third of a three-part ‘Best of’ series showcasing more than 300 of the...
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3:28 AM | And This Weeks Most Scientifically Illiterate Post on Twitter Goes To…
The Heartland Institute long ago proved that they are not among the scientifically literate, but today they posted a real “LMAO fall in the floor laughing” tweet on their twitter account. Let’s talk about just how preposterous this is, and how it shows an absolute total lack of the ability to reason. So, here are 10 reasons why my little dog Riley has greater critical thinking skills than anyone who …
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12:42 AM | NASA CO2 Animation Recalls 1859 Account of the Global Flow of this Gas
A new NASA visualization and an 1859 account by America's first oceanographer make the same point about carbon dioxide.
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