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September 2, 2014 Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster'Source: BBC News
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report in Nature Geoscience finds. Near-shore waters went up by about 2mm per year more than the general trend for the Southern Ocean as a whole in the...
August 29, 2014 Climate Change Will Ruin Hawaii, New Study SuggestsSource: Huff Post
Hawaii is known for its near perfect weather, but a new report from the University of Hawaii's Sea Grant program states that islands in the Pacific might be unrecognizable in the coming years as climate change makes them hotter,...
August 29, 2014 5 Terrifying Facts From the Leaked UN Climate Report
Mother Jones - I had to consult the thesaurus: ghastly, horrid, awful, shocking, grisly, gruesome. This week, a big report from the UN's îIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Changeî was leaked before publication, and...
August 28, 2014 Blizzards Won't End With Global Warming's Milder Winters: StudySource: NBC News
Climate warming could cut overall snowfall substantially in the Northern Hemisphere in coming decades, but don’t toss your snow shovel or car chains just yet — blizzards will still be with us, according to new research. Paul A....
August 28, 2014 Could Climate Change Cause Deadly Epidemics?Source: Discovery
A newly-published study in BMC Public Health looked at Dengue fever, a virus spread by mosquitoes that sickens 50 million people and kills about 12,000 people worldwide, mostly in tropical areas each year. The researchers found...
August 28, 2014 4 Scenarios Show What Climate Change Will Do To The Earth, From Pretty Bad To Disaster
Co.EXIST - This graphic from the îWorld Resources Instituteî gives a sense of the dynamics at play. It presents four "emissions pathways," ranging from the very optimistic to the highly pessimistic. The first "Low...
Source: National Geographic
The world's existing power plants are on track to pour more than 300 billion tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, and current monitoring standards often fail to take these long-term emissions into account, according to new...
Source: San Jose Mercury News
SAN JOSE -- More than seven months into the California drought, San Jose has officially declared a citywide water shortage, asking the city's 1 million residents to cut their water use by 20 percent -- but there will be no new...
August 27, 2014 Science group says climate change worsening, dangerousSource: USA Today
Human influence on the planet's climate is clear and having "widespread and consequential impacts on human and natural systems," some of which may be irreversible, says a draft report out today from a United Nations science panel.
Source: Think Progress
It’s one of the most oft-used arguments put forth by climate deniers: that there has been “no global warming” for the last 17 years, as evidenced by a supposed lack of increase in global average surface temperature.
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