climate change

News

What to Make of a Warming Plateau

Published: 
Wed, 06/12/2013 - 8:27am
Category: 
Energy

As unlikely as this may sound, we have lucked out in recent years when it comes to global warming.

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz: Climate Change Is 'Not Debatable'

Published: 
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 10:56pm
Category: 
Energy

Physicist Ernest Moniz was sworn in this week as U.S. Energy Secretary, and wasted little time laying out his priorities. 

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A Change in Temperature

Published: 
Wed, 05/22/2013 - 9:13pm
Category: 
Energy

Since 1896, scientists have been trying to answer a deceptively simple question: What will happen to the temperature of the earth if the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere doubles?

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Climate Change Impacts Ripple Through Fishing Industry While Ocean Science Lags Behind

Published: 
Mon, 05/20/2013 - 11:02pm
Category: 
Water

With a limberness that defies his 69 years, Frank Mirarchi heaves himself over the edge of a concrete wharf and steps out onto a slack, downward sloping dock line bouncing 20 feet above the lapping waters near Scituate, Mass. 

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We've Hit the Carbon Level We Were Warned About. Here's What That Means.

Published: 
Mon, 05/13/2013 - 11:36pm
Category: 
Energy

Over the last couple weeks, scientists and environmentalists have been keeping a particularly close eye on the Hawaii-based monitoring station that tracks how much carbon dioxide is in the atmosphere, as the count tiptoed closer to a record-smashing 400 parts per million.