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December 2, 2014 Heed the Warnings: Why We’re on the Brink of Mass ExtinctionSource: The Daily Beast
The potential losses of species are on a scale that is rivaled by only a few events in the last 500 million years of Earth’s history. Five times during that span, the majority of species on the planet vanished in a short interval...
December 1, 2014 Geoengineering Doesn’t Provide ‘Magic Bullet’ for Global WarmingSource: Bloomberg
Geoengineering, which includes spraying sea salt or sulphate aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight, won’t provide a “magic bullet” to combat climate change, a University of Oxford study shows.
November 25, 2014 What people think about climate change around the world, in one mapSource: Washington Post
This map, from Sophie Yeo at Responding to Climate Change, rounds up surveys and polls from around the world since 2009 that look at views on climate change from abroad. For example, some 84 percent of people in Argentina think...
November 25, 2014 Americans would rather adapt to extreme weather than curb climate changeSource: Christian Science Monitor
Scientists, policymakers, and activists been holding out hope that an increase in extreme weather events might prompt Americans to embrace policies that curb greenhouse-gas emissions. They may be waiting a long time, a new study...
November 24, 2014 Global warming may heat up world conflict: World BankSource: Times Live
In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and water supplies in many areas and possibly set back efforts to bring populations out of poverty.
November 23, 2014 Global Warming: Extreme Weather Will Be The 'New Climate Normal,' World Bank WarnsSource: International Business Times
The World Bank Sunday warned extreme weather will become the "new climate normal," increasing the risk of world instability. The report, "Turn Down the Heat: Confronting the New Climate Normal," analyzes the impact of warming of...
November 21, 2014 Report: America could power itself 100 times over with solar energySource: Washington Post
It is widely known that among all the sources of alternative energy, the one with the greatest potential is solar. How could it be otherwise? Staggering amounts of solar radiation strike the Earth each day; the only trick is...
November 18, 2014 Chocolate: Can Science Save the World's Most Endangered Treat?Source: Bloomberg
Mark your calendar: January 1, 2020. As this future year unfolds, the gap between how much cocoa the world wants to consume and how much it can produce will swell to 1 million metric tons, according to Mars Inc. and Barry...
November 18, 2014 Farmers and scientists divided on climate changeSource: Agri-View
Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows.
November 18, 2014 Study: Polar bears are disappearingSource: Daily Telegraph
A NEW US-Canada study says a key polar bear population fell by almost half in the past decade, with scientists seeing a dramatic increase in young cubs dying. Researchers chiefly blame shrinking sea ice from global warming.
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