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Climate change will harm the entire nation if the U.S. doesn’t act now, federal report warns

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Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:22pm

Climate change is taking an increasing toll on the nation’s environment, health and economy, and the damage will intensify over the century without swift action to slash greenhouse gas emissions, according to a major scientific report released Friday by federal agencies.

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The landscape of the U.S. could be part of its climate solution

Published: 
Mon, 11/26/2018 - 12:10pm

This year, as storms have battered the East and fires have engulfed the West, the specter of climate change has grown impossible to ignore. Keeping it at bay will require swift and sweeping action to transition away from fossil fuels, as the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reminded the world last month in a sobering new report.

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How Extreme Weather Is Shrinking the Planet

Published: 
Mon, 11/19/2018 - 5:35pm

Thirty years ago, this magazine published “The End of Nature,” a long article about what we then called the greenhouse effect. I was in my twenties when I wrote it, and out on an intellectual limb: climate science was still young.

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Climate contrarian uncovers scientific error, upends major ocean warming study

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Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:45pm

Researchers with UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Princeton University have walked back scientific findings published last month that showed oceans have been heating up dramatically faster than previously thought as a result of climate change.

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Ryan Zinke Says California Wildfires Are Getting Worse But Won’t Mention ‘Climate Change’

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Fri, 11/16/2018 - 4:30pm

After Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke visited Northern California communities hit by the Camp fire, the deadliest in state history, he acknowledged that wildfires are getting worse in the Golden State ― but managed to not say the words “climate change” once.