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Dangerous Storms Peaking Further North and South Than In Past

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 19:41

MIT News May 14, 2014 by Peter Dizikes

New analysis of cyclones shows migration away from tropics and toward the poles in recent decades.

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Satellite imagery of Typhoon Usagi, September 2013 (Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

Accelerating Risk: Climate Change and International Conflict

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 19:13

Admiral Frank "Skip" Bowman, CNA Corporation Military Advisory Board member, joins with 15 former admirals and generals of the U.S. military to emphasize how climate change is already impacting our national security and international military dynamics.


Climate Change Poses Growing National Security Threat

Submitted by adminx on Wed, 05/14/2014 - 11:10

Time Magazine May 14, 2014 by Michelle Arrouas

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A new report published by the Center for Naval Analyses Military Advisory Board this week finds that climate change is a "catalyst for conflict" and a "threat multiplier," posing a growing national security threat to the U.S.

Al Gore Explains The Real Motivation Behind Republicans' Climate Change Denial

Submitted by adminx on Tue, 05/13/2014 - 09:59

Huffington Post May 12, 2014 by Mollie Reilly

Despite the release of a White House report detailing the devastating effects of global warming already underway, many Republicans are unwavering in their belief that humans play no role in climate change.

West Antarctic Glaciers In "Irreversible" Thaw, Raising Seas: Study

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 22:17

Reuters Monday May 12, 2014 by Alister Doyle

(Reuters) - Vast glaciers in West Antarctica seem to be locked in an irreversible thaw linked to global warming that may push up sea levels for centuries, scientists said on Monday.

Six glaciers, eaten away from below by a warming of sea waters around the frozen continent, were flowing fast into the Amundsen Sea, according to the report based partly on satellite radar measurements from 1992 to 2011.

Marco Rubio's Hard Line on Climate Change

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 21:36

Chicago Tribune May 12, 2014 by Steve Chapman

In an interview yesterday, Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, a possible presidential candidate in 2016, took about as extreme a position on global warming as he possibly could. "Our climate is always changing," he said. "I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it." In short, he thinks that if the climate is changing, it is not attributable to anything people have done.

CONSENSUS: 97% Of Climate Scientists Agree

Submitted by adminx on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 10:06

National Aeronautics and Space Administration Global Climate Change

Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities,1and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position. The following is a partial list of these organizations, along with links to their published statements and a selection of related resources.


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