Global Warming

Activists Decry Japan's Decision to Scale Back Climate Goals

Activists Decry Japan's Decision to Scale Back Climate Goals
Activists taking part in U.N. climate talks say Japan's decision to drastically scale back its target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions will hurt the battle against global warming.
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CO2 Pollution Levels at Annual Record High, Edge Closer to Terrifying 400 PPM Threshold

CO2 Pollution Levels at Annual Record High, Edge Closer to Terrifying 400 PPM Threshold
World carbon dioxide pollution levels in the atmosphere are accelerating and reached a record high in 2012, the U.N. weather agency said Wednesday. The heat-trapping gas, pumped into the air by cars and smokestacks, was measured at 393.1 parts per million last year, up 2.2 ppm from the previous year, said the Geneva-based World Meteorological Organization in its annual greenhouse gas inventory.
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John Heilprin
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Arctic Ice: 24 Percent Below 20th Century Average, Up 50 Percent from 2012

Arctic Ice: 24 Percent Below 20th Century Average, Up 50 Percent from 2012
The ice cap at the North Pole melts in the summer and grows in winter; its general shrinking trend is a sign of global warming. The National Snow and Ice Data Center in Boulder, Colo., said Friday that Arctic ice was at 1.97 million square miles when it stopped melting late last week. The data shows a continuance of the Arctic Sea's shrinking ice at 12 percent per decade.
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Seth Borenstein
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Oh Lord! Climate Change Denial Reaches New Lows After Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

Oh Lord! Climate Change Denial Reaches New Lows After Wall Street Journal Op-Ed
A recent error-filled opinion piece by Matt Ridley in the Wall Street Journal was so egregious that readers deserve a correction. The article, “Dialing back the alarm on climate change,” was written by someone who has never researched anything in the field of climate change. So what did the British House of Lords member have to say that makes a real scientist cringe?
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Dr. John Abraham
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28 States Without Proper Plan for Children During Disaster

28 States Without Proper Plan for Children During Disaster
Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, most states still don't require four basic safety plans to protect children in school and child care from disasters, aid group Save the Children said in a report released Wednesday. The group faulted 28 states and the District of Columbia for failing to require the emergency safety plans for schools and child care providers that were recommended by a national commission in the wake of Katrina.
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Andrew Miga
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Big Coal's Dirty Deeds in War with EPA

Big Coal's Dirty Deeds in War with EPA
After playing the victims of an allegedly unfair, and completely fabricated, “war on coal" the coal industry has gone on the offensive, launching their own war on federal regulators and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
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Top Wildfire Fighter: 'We've Had Climate Change Beat Into Us'

Top Wildfire Fighter: 'We've Had Climate Change Beat Into Us'
Fires that measured 100,000 acres of destruction were once rare and considered major, but in today's American West, fires twice that size are common place. Watch more as "60 Minutes" walks through the flames with the federal government's chief of fire operations and discusses the impact of climate change on his tragically expanding work.
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Climate Change Deniers Shoot Blanks in Search of Silver Bullet

Climate Change Deniers Shoot Blanks in Search of Silver Bullet
The climate denier set was delighted a month or so ago when a report surfaced in The Economist about a study conducted by a team of Norwegians. They breathlessly declared that the article had concluded that global temperatures had remained flat for 15 years, proof positive of what they've just simply known all along — that global warming is phony. The article, of course, made no such claim.
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Christian End-Times Belief May Be Blocking Climate Change Action

Christian End-Times Belief May Be Blocking Climate Change Action
A study has found that a major roadblock on climate change action in the United States is the Christian belief that biblical end-times is coming. Such a high percentage of Republican voters believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ that efforts to curb green house gas emissions are being effectively curbed, according to a new study.
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The War Against Science and How 97 Percent Isn't a Consensus

The War Against Science and How 97 Percent Isn't a Consensus
The Consensus Project released the latest definitive study of global warming scientific consensus, revealing that 97 percent of peer-reviewed papers with a clear view on the subject agree that global warming is occurring and that humans are the primary cause. Ever since, we've seen the predictable push-back from fossil fuel industry apologists and climate deniers.
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