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16

Oct

How much are plants helping us fight climate change?New research suggests climate models don’t give plants enough credit for absorbing excess carbon dioxide from the air. But is the discrepancy enough to make a difference in global climate change?

How much are plants helping us fight climate change?
New research suggests climate models don’t give plants enough credit for absorbing excess carbon dioxide from the air. But is the discrepancy enough to make a difference in global climate change?

07

Oct

Antarctica meltdown weakens Earth’s gravityScientists detected the dip in gravitational force when they noticed that glaciers and ice shelves tugged more gently when satellites sped by overhead.

Antarctica meltdown weakens Earth’s gravity
Scientists detected the dip in gravitational force when they noticed that glaciers and ice shelves tugged more gently when satellites sped by overhead.

02

Oct

To avoid 35,000 walruses crowded on Alaska beach, U.S. reroutes flightsWith no sea ice to rest on, walruses have flocked onto a barrier island, putting themselves at risk.

To avoid 35,000 walruses crowded on Alaska beach, U.S. reroutes flights
With no sea ice to rest on, walruses have flocked onto a barrier island, putting themselves at risk.

01

Oct

Climate change influenced extreme heat in 2013Heat waves across the world were linked to climate change, but events like increased rainfall or intense blizzards were likely isolated incidents.

Climate change influenced extreme heat in 2013
Heat waves across the world were linked to climate change, but events like increased rainfall or intense blizzards were likely isolated incidents.

25

Sep

What drives Internet trolls (and how they affect us)A recent study confirms what we already knew: Internet trolls are psychopaths and sadists.
Also, they’re bad for science. Here’s why.

What drives Internet trolls (and how they affect us)
A recent study confirms what we already knew: Internet trolls are psychopaths and sadists.

Also, they’re bad for science. Here’s why.

24

Sep

See the climate change poem that made the U.N. cryKathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a 26-year-old poet from the Marshall Islands, delivered a stirring poem for her infant daughter at the U.N. Climate Summit this week that reportedly ‘brought world leaders to tears.’

See the climate change poem that made the U.N. cry
Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, a 26-year-old poet from the Marshall Islands, delivered a stirring poem for her infant daughter at the U.N. Climate Summit this week that reportedly ‘brought world leaders to tears.’

23

Sep

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UNITED STATES, New York : A man dressed as a Polar Bear climbs a barricade as protestors take part in the “Flood Wall Street” demonstrations on September 22, 2014, preceding the United Nations’s “Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action” in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary

afp-photo:

UNITED STATES, New York : A man dressed as a Polar Bear climbs a barricade as protestors take part in the “Flood Wall Street” demonstrations on September 22, 2014, preceding the United Nations’s “Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action” in New York. AFP PHOTO/Timothy A. Clary

22

Sep

Global carbon dioxide emissions reach new highThe world has 30 years to reverse the CO2 trend before global warming surpasses the 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit target set at the 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen.

Global carbon dioxide emissions reach new high
The world has 30 years to reverse the CO2 trend before global warming surpasses the 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit target set at the 2009 climate summit in Copenhagen.

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The UN Climate Summit kicks off tomorrow.
Here’s how you can get involved.

laurajmoss:

The UN Climate Summit kicks off tomorrow.

Here’s how you can get involved.

17

Sep

Why fixing climate change may turn out to be a bargainWe’ve been told for years that tackling climate change will be costly and might ‘destroy’ the economy. According to two new studies, however, measures to stabilize the climate could pay for themselves.

Why fixing climate change may turn out to be a bargain
We’ve been told for years that tackling climate change will be costly and might ‘destroy’ the economy. According to two new studies, however, measures to stabilize the climate could pay for themselves.