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Shorter Trump administration: human civilization is going to collapse from catastrophic climate change, so why bother to reduce greenhouse emissions? This is not the Onion. Last month, deep in a 500-page environmental impact statement, the Trump administration made a startling assumption: On its current course, the planet will warm a disastrous seven degrees by the […]
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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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