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President Obama has a huge gas problem
President Obama has a huge gas problem
Ahead of the People's Climate March, activists say Obama must address fracking if he wants to leave a meaningful legacy
2014-09-15  america.aljazeera.com
Polar vortex: Deep meanders in vortex linked to global warming.
Polar vortex: Deep meanders in vortex linked to global warming.
Over the past year or so, I've written a few times on how the 'polar vortex'-actually, deep meanders or excursions in the usually stable west-to-east direction of the polar cyclonic air stream-may be tied to global warming, but there hadn't been enough research done yet to be sure. Well, here...
2014-09-15  slate.com
NASA: Hottest August Globally Since Records Began In 1880
NASA: Hottest August Globally Since Records Began In 1880
Last month was the warmest August globally since records began being kept in 1880, NASA reported Monday. The globe just keeps warming.
2014-09-15  thinkprogress.org
Warmest August on Record, Global Warming Continues
Warmest August on Record, Global Warming Continues
According to data just updated by NASA, last August was the warmest August for the entire instrumental data record, which begins in 1881. This has been something of a mixed year but overall warm. Of the 134 years for which there are data, the coolest month this year so far was February, at 17th place, with July also being cool, at 11th place. Keep in mind this is over 134 years. For the months of January through August, there are no one-digit ranks (1 through 8) prior to 1989, inclusively, and you don't really start getting consistent “top ten” ranks until 1998.
2014-09-15  scienceblogs.com
At least 150 companies prep for carbon prices
At least 150 companies prep for carbon prices
Study finds that 150 companies worldwide -- including ExxonMobil, Google, Microsoft and 26 others in the U.S. -- are making business plans that assume they'll be taxed on their carbon pollution.
2014-09-15  usatoday.com
Drought bites as Amazon's 'flying rivers' dry up
Drought bites as Amazon's 'flying rivers' dry up
Scientists in Brazil believe the loss of billions of litres of water released as vapour clouds by Amazon rainforest trees is the result of continuing deforestation and climate change – leading to devastating drought.
2014-09-14  climatenewsnetwork.net
Naomi Klein: The price of free trade is unchecked climate change
Naomi Klein: The price of free trade is unchecked climate change
In her new book, This Changes Everything, Ms. Klein argues that saving the planet will take more than lower emissions – we need a radical rethink of capitalism
2014-09-12  theglobeandmail.com
Not One Drop: How Long Will California Survive Life Without Water? - NBC News
Not One Drop: How Long Will California Survive Life Without Water? - NBC News
TULARE COUNTY, Calif.—The old man knew of the $500-a-day fine for people caught wasting water. He heard the plea for conservation from Governor Jerry Brown. ...
2014-09-12  nbcnews.com
Kevin Rudd warns of climate change consequences at US forum
Kevin Rudd warns of climate change consequences at US forum
There is still time for China to curb its carbon emissions to give the planet a
2014-09-12  smh.com.au
Microscopic diamonds suggest cosmic impact responsible for major period of climate change
Microscopic diamonds suggest cosmic impact responsible for major period of climate change
A new study published in The Journal of Geology provides support for the theory that a cosmic impact event over North America some 13,000 years ago caused a major period of climate change known as the Younger Dryas stadial, or 'Big Freeze.'
2014-09-11  phys.org
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