Global Warming

Is Evidence of Alien Life Already Right Here on Earth?

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are helping search for evidence of alien life not by looking into outer space, but by studying some rocks right here on Earth.
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Message from Mexico: US Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink

Message from Mexico: US Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink
In a parched world, Mexico City is sending a message: Deep, unknown potential sources of drinking water matter, and the U.S. pollutes them at its peril.
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This Is What Global Warming Looks Like

This Is What Global Warming Looks Like
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center has put together an animated map showing those temperature anomalies since 1880, which is when we first had reliable worldwide weather recording stations.
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Physics Professor: Last Decade ‘Hottest 10 Years Ever Recorded’

As coastal areas in the Northeast continue to struggle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, one professor thinks a larger trend in climate change reveals these 100-year storms will become more frequent over the next century - and more deadly.
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Balmy December Weather Could Be Result of Global Warming

As I sit here writing this in the Oklahoma City area on this early December afternoon, the temperature is in the high 60s and rising, and the National Weather Service is predicting a high for the day around 78 degrees. Yesterday, the high temperatures recorded at Will Rogers Airport broke the previous high record for December 1 in Oklahoma City of 76 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
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Bloomberg Businessweek Gets It Right: Not 'Climate Change' it is 'Global Warming'

Bloomberg Businessweek Gets It Right: Not 'Climate Change' it is 'Global Warming'
Those crazy, radical hippies at Bloomberg Businessweek have gone and done it. With the blunt, no-nonsense cover that likely already appeared on your Facebook feed or Twitter stream or Tumblr dashboard, Businessweek dared state with certainty what so many media outlets have nervously danced around in their coverage of Superstorm Sandy:
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Topics Worth Debating: Colorado Burning Down

Tonight's presidential debate will be held in Colorado, where wildfires recently burned 202,425 acres of land (316.3 square miles). Those wildfires killed five people, forced the evacuation of 34,500 people, and destroyed over 600 homes.
It's part of a pattern: Scientists say global warming is making large wildfires more frequent and more intense. America's next president will have to address the problem in both the short-term (more federal money going to disaster response & relief) and in the long-term (cutting carbon pollution and/or dealing with our constantly-rising cost of inaction).
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'Goliath' Melting Year Shatters Records in Greenland

It’s been a “Goliath,” record-setting melting year in Greenland, home of the world’s second largest ice shelf. On August 8th, a full four weeks before the end of “melting season,” cumulative melting on the island had exceeded the previous record set in 2010, which included the full season.
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B: David Roberts on How and Why to Talk about Climate Change

Some progressives say they're afraid to talk about climate science and the urgent need for climate action because it's too complicated.
In this TED Talk, Grist's David Roberts says it's easy to understand climate science, simple to communicate the danger of climate inaction, and he'll convince you if you give him just 17 minutes of your day:
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B: State of the Poles - June 2012: Arctic Ice Extent Below Normal; Antarctic Ice Near Normal

The  state of global polar sea ice area in early June 2012 has once again  fallen below climatologically normal conditions (1979-2009).
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