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Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S.
Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S.
Maps and charts updated weekly show the latest extent of the drought in the United States.
2014-07-24  nytimes.com
Harvard historian: strategy of climate science denial groups 'extremely successful' | Graham Readfearn
Harvard historian: strategy of climate science denial groups 'extremely successful' | Graham Readfearn
Graham Readfearn: Professor Naomi Oreskes says actions of climate denialists are laying the foundations for the government interventions they fear the most
2014-07-24  theguardian.com
Western U.S. states using up ground water at an alarming rate
Western U.S. states using up ground water at an alarming rate
During intense drought, groundwater depletion in the Colorado River Basin has skyrocketed
2014-07-24  news.sciencemag.org
Vital invertebrates decline by 45 per cent, study finds
Vital invertebrates decline by 45 per cent, study finds
Insects, worms and other small animals that carry out vital functions for life on earth have declined by 45 per cent on average over 35 years, threatening human health, water quality and food supplies, a study has found.
2014-07-24  independent.co.uk
Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific preceded abrupt warming, end of ice age
Synchronization of North Atlantic, North Pacific preceded abrupt warming, end of ice age
Scientists have long been concerned that global warming may push Earth's climate system across a 'tipping point,' where rapid melting of ice and further warming may become irreversible—a hotly debated scenario with an unclear picture of what this point of no return may look like.
2014-07-24  phys.org
How to Determine the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming
How to Determine the Scientific Consensus on Global Warming
Academic disputes are different from bar fights. At a House hearing last month, someone suggested to Sarah Green she meet Richard Tol, a climate change economist who had attacked her research moments before in front of a panel of lawmakers. Green declined politely, with a wry smile.
2014-07-24  scientificamerican.com
The 'pre-Holocene' climate is returning - and it won't be fun
The 'pre-Holocene' climate is returning - and it won't be fun
A string of events earlier this year provided a sobering snapshot of a global climate system out of whack. Europe suffered devastating floods, Britain's coastline was mauled, and the polar vortex cast a US$5 billion economic chill over America. Meanwhile, an abnormally mild winter in Scandinavia disrupted bears' hibernation; while Australia was ravaged by fires and record-breaking heat.
2014-07-24  theconversation.com
Put a price on nature? We must stop this neoliberal road to ruin | George Monbiot
Put a price on nature? We must stop this neoliberal road to ruin | George Monbiot
George Monbiot: The failure of the markets hasn't stopped the rise of the gobbledygook-filled Nature Capital Agenda. We can
2014-07-24  theguardian.com
The Dark Snow team investigates the source of soot that's accelerating Greenland ice melt | John Abraham
The Dark Snow team investigates the source of soot that's accelerating Greenland ice melt | John Abraham
John Abraham: The crowd-funded Dark Snow Project is trying to figure out where Greenland soot is coming from
2014-07-24  theguardian.com
Court Ruling May Reverberate on 'Social Cost' of Carbon
Court Ruling May Reverberate on 'Social Cost' of Carbon
If a federal court decision stands, the U.S. government may have to calculate climate costs of carbon emissions from any new coal mine project on public land.
2014-07-23  climatecentral.org
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