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HURRICANE HARVEY SOLAR LIGHT RELIEF

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Hurricane Harvey Hurricane Harvey is an active weakening tropical cyclone that is causing unprecedented and catastrophic flooding in southeastern Texas. It was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States since Wilma in 2005, ending a record 12-year period with no hurricanes of Category 3 intensity or higher making landfall in the United States. In a four-day period, many areas received more than 40 inches (1,000 mm) of rain as the system meandered ... Read More »

Extreme Weather, Earth Day Network

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Extreme Weather The frequency of extreme weather events around the world is increasing. This spring saw the West Coast of the United States ravaged by extreme flooding after hot temperatures followed a heavy winter snowfall. An early summer heat-wave in Europe broke records and ignited wildfires across the region. Sudan is in the midst of a humanitarian crisis after being ... Read More »

Earth, Temperatures Not Seen in 2 Million Years

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Earth 2015 was the warmest year since modern record-keeping began in 1880, according to a new analysis by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies. The record-breaking year continues a long-term warming trend — 15 of the 16 warmest years on record have now occurred since 2001. Earth is the warmest it’s been in 100,000 years, a new reconstruction of historical ... Read More »

Climate Change Is Real and We Must Act

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Climate Change In the studio of a Los Angeles radio station, host Tina Mastramico was kicking off another edition of her show Celebrity Chat. “We’re here with Don Cheadle,” she said, “to discuss the Environmental Defense Fund [EDF], his new movie.” Cheadle, the actor-director and climate activist, seemed taken aback. “Um, EDF isn’t a movie. It’s an organization that helps ... Read More »

Mount Everest Climbers May One Day Climb Ice-Free

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Mount Everest The Himalayan Mountains and Tibetan Plateau, dubbed the “Third Pole” for having the largest ice mass on Earth after the polar regions, are rapidly losing their glaciers. Eighteen percent of China’s glaciers have vanished in the past 50 years according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Air pollution and rising air temperatures are combining to increase glacial melt, ... Read More »

Climate Threshold, Earth Just Permanently Passed

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Climate Threshold Carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere stayed above 400 parts per million (ppm) during September—a time when CO2 levels typically hit the yearly low—raising fears that the planet has reached a point of no return. “Concentrations will probably hover around 401 ppm over the next month as we sit near the annual low point. Brief excursions towards lower values ... Read More »

Temperature-Induced Sex Change

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Temperature Increasing temperature due to climate change is altering the demographics of the central bearded dragon population and possibly sending the species into extinction. Like a lot of reptiles, Discovery News said, the gender of central bearded dragons depends on their chromosomes and the temperature at which the eggs are incubated. The egg is born a female when incubated at ... Read More »

Climate Change, Scientists Say Humans Are Causing

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Climate Change A new study confirms the expert consensus that humans are causing climate change, with a meta-analysis of research showing a convergence on the 97 percent agreement figure among climate scientists. We know how much deniers love questioning the scientific consensus, so we can only imagine how they will react to a consensus on the consensus.Expert consensus levels from ... Read More »

Leonardo DiCaprio: The World Is Now Watching

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Leonardo DiCaprio Leonardo DiCaprio addresses the United Nations at the Paris climate agreement signing ceremony in New York City on April 22, 2016. Thank you, Mr. Secretary General, for the honor to address this body once more. And thanks to the distinguished climate leaders assembled here today who are ready to take action. President Abraham Lincoln was also thinking of ... Read More »

Warming Arctic Will Cost $43 Trillion

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Warming Arctic The melting permafrost in the Arctic (warming arctic) could cost the world dearly. New research calculates that the economic damage that would flow from loss of permafrost and the increased emissions of greenhouse gases would add up to $43 trillion.  This is very nearly the estimated combined gross domestic product last year of the U.S., China, Japan, Germany, UK, France ... Read More »