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July 29, 2016 Humans are greening the planet, but the implications are complicated

Source: The Guardian

The Earth’s climate is changing – in fact, it always changes. But in the current context of human influence, scientists try to decipher how much of the change is natural compared to human-induced.

July 29, 2016 California coastline wildfire is big and getting bigger

Source: Washington Post

A wildfire burning along California’s Big Sur coastline keeps growing a week after it broke out, and looks to be a problem for the scenic region for weeks to come.

July 28, 2016 Flooding Costs China $44.7 Billion So Far This Year; 'Ruthless' Urbanization Takes Its Toll

Source: Forbes

China is currently experiencing its worst flooding in nearly 20 years due to 21% higher than average rainfall caused by an El Niño-intensified monsoon season.

July 28, 2016 NY attorney general refuses subpoena on climate change probe

Tri-County Sun Times - The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) sent a letter (pdf) to Smith as well, stating that it will not comply with the subpoena. "The committee will use all tools at its disposal to further its...

July 27, 2016 This year's wildfires are bad. Climate change will make future ones worse

Source: The Guardian

...the number of large forest fires has increased over 500%, the burned area over 1,000%, since the 1970s and early 1980s.

July 27, 2016 New Study Finds US Coastal Military Installations Will Lose Land to Sea Level Rise in Decades Ahead

Union of Concerned Scientists - The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis...

July 27, 2016 Scientists caught off-guard by record temperatures linked to climate change

Source: Reuters

Record temperatures in the first half of 2016 have taken scientists by surprise despite widespread recognition that extreme weather events are becoming more frequent and intense, the director of the World Climate Research...

July 27, 2016 Youth Perspective: If carbon pricing is so great, why isn’t it working?

Source: Reuters Sustainability

Earth’s atmosphere has long served as a free dump for carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases generated by humans. That is changing as policy-makers embrace economists’ advice that the best way to cut greenhouse gas emissions...

July 26, 2016 Will regulating airline emissions help curb global greenhouse gas emissions'

The Christian Science Monitor - according to the World Resources Institute. The EPA's findings cover 89 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from large aircraft, but not helicopters, small turboprop and recreational planes, or...

July 26, 2016 Recipe For War: Remove Water and Food, Add Ethnic Strife—Then Stir

Source: Bloomberg

The question is no longer just whether climate change will kill us, but also whether climate change will make us kill each other.

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