Climate Change and Extreme Weather

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Sea Ice at Record Lows at Poles

tsedevino 11.23.2016


Read the full article online at http://www.cnn.com   “For what appears to be the first time since scientists began keeping track, sea ice in the Arctic and the Antarctic are at record lows this time of year. “It looks like, since the beginning of October, that for the first time we are seeing both the Arctic and […]


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Biofuels Worse for Climate Than Gasoline, New Study Finds

tsedevino 11.17.2016


Read the full article online at http://www.ecowatch.com   “A new study released by the University of Michigan in the Aug. 25 journal of Climate Change is causing a ripple through the fuel industry, as it contends that more carbon dioxide is actually released through biofuels than gasoline. Biofuels were always pegged as being more environmentally friendly because […]


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NASA’s Antarctic Flyover Reveals Melting Continent

tsedevino 11.16.2016


Read the full article online at http://www.nbcnews.com   “NASA is conducting an airborne survey of how ice in Antarctica is responding to a changing climate. 1. The scale of Mario Tama’s aerial views of Antarctica is at once stunning and humbling — humanity can seem like an insignificant development in face of these endless landscapes. The paradox, though, […]


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UN review says carbon plans fall well short of climate goals

tsedevino 11.13.2016


Read the full article online at http://www.bbc.com   “A UN review of national plans to cut carbon says they are well short of the levels needed to keep the rise in global temperatures under 2C. The report finds that by 2030 the amount of CO2 entering the atmosphere will be some 25% above that mark. The analysis takes […]


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tsedevino 11.11.2016


Read the full article online at http://www.newyorker.com   “I used to be an astronaut, a spacewalker on the International Space Station. Naturally, most of my fifteen-year crew career was spent on the ground, working with engineers to get the Station built and fully crewed for scientific research, but the day-in, day-out flow of this ground work […]


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Hurricane Matthew Took A Big Bite Out Of Southeastern States’ Beaches

tsedevino 11.07.2016


Read the full article online at http://www.npr.org   “Beaches in the Southeastern U.S. took a tremendous beating last month from Hurricane Matthew. The U.S. Geological Survey has found that the storm washed over and damaged 15 percent of sand dunes on Florida’s Atlantic Coast, 30 percent along Georgia’s coastline and 42 percent of the dunes on […]


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NASA: Earth Is Warming at Rate ‘Unprecedented in 1000 Years’

tsedevino 11.03.2016


Read the full article online at http://www.ecowatch.com   “Another day, another dire warning about the global climate emergency. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) top climate scientist announced Tuesday that the Earth is warming at a pace not seen in at least the past 1,000 years, making it “very unlikely” that global temperatures will stay below […]


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Living in China’s Expanding Deserts

tsedevino 10.27.2016


Read the full article online at http://www.nytimes.com   “IN THE TENGGER DESERT, CHINA — This desert, called the Tengger, lies on the southern edge of the massive Gobi Desert, not far from major cities like Beijing. The Tengger is growing. For years, China’s deserts spread at an annual rate of more than 1,300 square miles. Many […]


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WATCH: Before the Flood

tsedevino 10.25.2016


“From Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio, BEFORE THE FLOOD presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change. BEFORE THE FLOOD will be in theaters in NYC and LA starting October 21, and air globally on the National Geographic Channel starting October 30.”


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Industrial Revolution Kick-Started Climate Change Earlier Than Thought

tsedevino 10.23.2016


“In the early days of the Industrial Revolution, no one would have thought that their burning of fossil fuels would have an almost immediate effect on the climate. But our new study, published Wednesday in Nature, reveals that warming in some regions actually began as early as the 1830s.


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