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The Gulf Stream

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On April 17, 2018
Living in an age of unprecedented human-caused climate change sure is fun! This new study published in Nature shows that the Gulf Stream is at its slowest in at least 1,600 years, probably because of climate change. What are the effects of this? It ain’t good. Since most people not connected to a university don’t […]
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The US Government issued a Climate Science Special Report. It makes more important, if depressing, reading. There’s really no simple excerpt, even from the Executive Summary. Just that the range of outcomes from drought to sea-level rise looks bleak. Meeting the 2°C target looks practically impossible: “Stabilizing global mean temperature to less than 3.6°F (2°C) above […]
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Harvey and Climate Change

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On August 29, 2017
Perhaps Harvey is finally the storm where we begin to take climate change. Even hard-core climate denier Greg Abbott is calling these storms “the new normal.” Houston has been hit with “500-year floods” three times in the past three years, which means that term has no real baseline anymore. In fact, as this piece goes […]
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Reasonable Moderate Sam Alito!

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On February 15, 2017
In addition to Trump embracing Steinesque anti-vaccination silliness that Scott mentions below (and that was in the original draft of this post), we have Reasonable Moderate Sam Alito understanding basic science. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito delivered a fascinating keynote speech at the Claremont Institute’s 2017 annual dinner on Saturday night. Alito, who received a […]
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