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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.

The Top Ten Global Warming "Skeptic" Arguments Answered

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 05/11/2014 - 12:46

The Guardian Climate Consensus - The 97% by John Abraham and Dana Nuccitelli

Contrarian climate scientist Roy Spencer put forth the top 10 'skeptic' arguments - all are easily answered

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It's Time For Honesty About Global Warming

Submitted by adminx on Sun, 05/11/2014 - 12:12

Robert J. Samualson Washington Post via Waco Tribune May 11, 2014

It would be healthy — in the sense of promoting honesty — if every report warning of global warming and climate change (the two terms are interchangeable) came with the following disclaimer:

Recreational Marijuana Stores To Open This Summer

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 22:21

West Seattle Herald May 10, 2014 by Gwen Davis

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Fess up: do you like pot? If so, look forward to some awesome trips this summer. Washington State's Initiative 502 (I-502), which decriminalizes recreational marijuana, will be implemented and retail stores can put scores of people in happy-happy land.

First Gay Marriage License Issued in Arkansas

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 21:59

USA Today May 10, 2014 by Natalie DiBlasio

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Fact-Checking Benghazi: The Rhetoric Hasn't Matched Up With Reality

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 10:53

PolitiFact May 9, 2014 by Angie Drobnic Holan

House Republicans want another investigation of the attacks in Benghazi, specifically whether the White House is withholding information on the attacks.

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(Angie Drobnic Holan, editor of PolitiFact)

Committing To A Clean Energy Future

Submitted by adminx on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 10:27

White House Blog May 9, 2014 by Dan Utech (Special Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change)

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