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SCIENTISTS DISCOVER ELUSIVE HOTSPOT, DENIERS TO MOVE ON TO THEORY ABOUT 'A THING THEY HEARD BEFORE'

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 20:42

Time to get out a hanky for your climate-denying relative—researchers have found and published results confirming the existence of the "tropospheric hotspot," a warming in the upper troposphere predicted by many climate change scientists' models.

YOU KNOW WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE LOOKS LIKE. WANT TO KNOW WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 05/18/2015 - 10:14

Sometimes hearing is believing.

We usually learn about climate change from things that look like this:

Image by Robert A. Rohde.

HOW A COW CAN HELP THE CLIMATE?

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sun, 05/17/2015 - 13:24

 

Dairy cows on Fazenda Leite Verde in Bahia, Brazil. (Photo: Facebook)

AIRING TONIGHT AT 10PM ET/PT ! EXCLUSIVE: LEAH REMINI OPENS UP ABOUT PAINFUL SPLIT FROM SCIENTOLOGY ON 'OPRAH'..…

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 05/16/2015 - 17:53

EXCLUSIVE: Leah Remini Opens Up About Painful Split from Scientology on 'Oprah: Where Are They Now'

 

t's been almost two years since Leah Remini left the Church of Scientology, and the transition hasn't been easy.

OCEAN ASSETS VALUED AT $24 TRILLION, BUT DWINDLING FAST...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Sat, 05/16/2015 - 11:25

 

 

 

A new report highlights the economic value of Earth's marine environments...

 

THE 20 DEADLIEST EFFECTS OF GLOBAL WARMING...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 18:14

Greenhouse gases can stay in the atmosphere for an amount of years ranging from decades to hundreds and thousands of years. No matter what we do, global warming is going to have some effect on Earth. Here are the 5 deadliest effects of global warming.

Image: James Gathany

LOOK AT THIS 100-YEAR-OLD GLACIER IN ALASKA AND TRY NOT TO GO WHOA.

Submitted by babanaba1 on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 13:53

When I first looked at these, I thought, "Well, maybe it's a different, hotter season in the picture where there's not any ice."

It's not.

 

Take a look at these four images and then choose your own adventure. Ready?

Scroll with me to the frontiers of...

WIKILEAKS EXPOSES WHAT OBAMA'S SECRET TRADE DEAL WOULD DO TO THE ENVIRONMENT...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 20:21

WASHINGTON -- WikiLeaks published a leaked draft of the environment chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Wednesday, and environmental groups are lining up to take a swing.

OBAMA INTENSIFIES TPP PUSH AS CRITICS WORRY TRADE DEAL WILL THREATEN US JOBS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 17:20

President Barack Obama has called union leaders and other critics of the deal ‘dishonest’ for saying the Pacific pact was ‘secret’. Photograph: Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

 

MORE SCIENTOLOGY SHOCKERS: 5 ASTONISHING REVELATIONS FROM “GOING CLEAR” LEFT OUT OF THE HBO FILM...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:17

Alex Gibney (Credit: HBO)

From the disappearance of David Miscavige's wife to the Church's smear campaign against journalist Paulette Cooper...

 

SEN. BERNIE SANDERS BRINGS REPUBLICANS TO THEIR KNEES WITH KEYSTONE PIPELINE AMENDMENT...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Thu, 05/07/2015 - 18:04

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has introduced an amendment to legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline. If approved, the amendment would officially declare congress’s position on climate change. The language of the amendment reads,

“It is the sense of Congress that Congress is in agreement with the opinion of virtually the entire worldwide scientific community that—

REPORT: IPCC CONSISTENLY UNDERESTIMATES CLIMATE RISKS...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 20:38

Residents of Tumana, in the Philippines, clean up after a 2009 typhoon. The country was hit with another devastating typhoon in December, 2012. An assessment of projections by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finds the group has consistently understated the risk posed by climate change. Photo by Audrey N. Carpio/flickr.

15 WAYS THE WORLD WILL BE TERRIFYING IN 2050...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 20:19

By mid-century, we'll likely have self-driving cars, more widespread internet access, and semi-smart robots.

THE BIG MELT: ANTARCTICA'S RETREATING ICE MAY RE-SHAPE EARTH...

Submitted by babanaba1 on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 19:26

© AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko In this Jan. 22, 2015 photo, Gentoo penguins stand on rocks near the Chilean station Bernardo O'Higgins, Antarctica. Here on the Antarctic peninsula, where the continent is warming the fastest because the land…

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