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Time is of the Essence: The Window to Limit Climate Change to 1.5 Degrees Celsius is Closing

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Time is of the Essence: The Window to Limit Climate Change to 1.5 Degrees Celsius is Closing

Source: Phys.org/Max Planck Society - August 15, 2017

Earth's climate is out of balance: the planet has been warming since industrialization began, because CO2 increasingly collects in the atmosphere. Even an immediate stop more…

Scientists Can Improve Climate Models by Examining the Chemistry of Sea Spray

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Scientists Can Improve Climate Models by Examining the Chemistry of Sea Spray

Source: Science Daily/University of California - San Diego - June 22, 2017

A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has identified for the first time what drives the observed differences in the more…

Ocean and Climate: A Movement For Change

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Ocean and Climate: A Movement For Change

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - May 25, 2017

In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss some of the 2016 winners of the Movement for Change Initiative's "Lighthouse Activities"--some of most innovative more…

As South Australia’s Seas Cool Down, Cuttlefish Romance Heats Up

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As South Australia’s Seas Cool Down, Cuttlefish Romance Heats Up

Source: ABC/Annette Marner/Khama Reid - May 19, 2017

For a few months each year about 12km across a bay from steelmaker Arrium's port near Whyalla, lies an underwater natural spectacle.
Diver Tony Bramley more…

South Georgia Island Was Once Covered by Extensive Ice Cap

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South Georgia Island Was Once Covered by Extensive Ice Cap

Phys.org/ University of Exeter - March 20, 2017

A new study reveals the sub-antarctic island of South Georgia—famous for its wildlife—was covered by a massive ice cap during the last ice age.

The more…

1991 Shell Oil Video About Climate Change Resurfaces, Much of It Proved to be True

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1991 Shell Oil Video About Climate Change Resurfaces, Much of It Proved to be True

Source: The Huffington Post/Chris D’Angelo - March 1, 2017

WASHINGTON — “Action now is seen as the only safe insurance.”

That was among the many clear warnings that oil giant Shell issued in a more…

Tiny Shells Reveal Ancient Climate Secrets

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Tiny Shells Reveal Ancient Climate Secrets

Source: Phys.org/Washington University in St. Louis - February 28, 2017

How can we know anything about the carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere in earth's deep past? Tiny bubbles trapped in ice provide samples of more…

Red State Rural America Is Acting on Climate Change – Without Calling it Climate Change

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Red State Rural America Is Acting on Climate Change – Without Calling it Climate Change

Source: The Conversation/Rebecca J. Romsdahl, University of North Dakota - February 23, 2017

President Donald Trump has the environmental community understandably concerned. He and members of his Cabinet have questioned the established science of climate change, and his more…

How an Office Feud Caused International Climate Change Uproar

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How an Office Feud Caused International Climate Change Uproar

Source: The New York Times/Hiroko Tabuchi - February 21, 2017

A few weeks ago, on an obscure climate-change blog, a retired government scientist named John Bates blasted his former boss on an esoteric point having more…

This Is What Trump’s Probable Chief Scientific Adviser Thinks About Climate Change

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This Is What Trump’s Probable Chief Scientific Adviser Thinks About Climate Change

Source: The Independent/Ben Kentish - February 17, 2017

The man likely to become Donald Trump’s chief scientific adviser has said researchers working on climate change resemble a “glassy-eyed, chanting cult”.

William Happer, a Princeton University physicist, also more…