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April 8, 2016 Is Climate Change Making Wildfire Seasons Worse'
The Weather Channel - Since the 1980s, the number of large wildfires has nearly doubled, according to information compiled by the Union of Concerned Scientists. It's getting to the point where the national average is nearly one...
Source: Washington Post
For a long time, there’s been one key part of the Earth system that, just maybe, could help us out a little bit with our global warming problem: Clouds
April 8, 2016 Al Gore Optimistic About Improving Global SustainabilitySource: Harvard Crimson
In almost fitting fashion, former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore ’69 drove from Manhattan after inclement weather cancelled his flight, and arrived only 20 minutes late to deliver his talk, “Confronting The Climate...
Phys - At the top the trend in annual measured precipitation between 1951 and 2010 is shown from the last scientific report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Below the relative hydroclimate changes for four...
Source: The Guardian
A shift in opinion in New South Wales has left the majority of residents believing coal does more harm than good, and continuing to thinking the state government isn’t doing enough to protect farms and water from mining and...
April 6, 2016 Crews again fighting wildfires in Oklahoma, KansasSource: Washington Post
Authorities are responding to wildfires in Oklahoma and Kansas that have led to evacuations, scorched mostly rural land and destroyed an unknown number of structures.
Residents and businesses in drought-stricken California cut back water use by nearly 25 percent from June 2015 through the end of February 2016 – enough to supply nearly 6 million people for a year, officials said Monday
Source: Sacramento Bee
Northern Californians who believe the drought is over should think again. While north state reservoirs are brimming, the meager rainfall in cities such as Los Angeles and San Diego means continued strain on California’s man-made...
Climate change can be expected to boost the number of annual premature U.S. deaths from heat waves in coming decades and to increase mental health problems from extreme weather like hurricanes and floods, a U.S. study said on...
April 4, 2016 China’s Carbon Emissions May Have Peaked, but It’s HazySource: NY Times
Now, some researchers examining recent energy data and the slowing Chinese economy are asking whether emissions of carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, are already falling in China — more than a decade earlier than expected.
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