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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.

laurajmoss:

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.

Climate change altering how sharks swim in odd waysScientists aren’t yet sure what the changes would mean for sharks in the wild, and they only have a few generations to wait and find out.

Climate change altering how sharks swim in odd ways
Scientists aren’t yet sure what the changes would mean for sharks in the wild, and they only have a few generations to wait and find out.

12

Sep

We’ve got the weather forecast for 2050 (and it doesn’t look very good)The Weather Channel’s futuristic weather report is based on current climate science and was released as part of a video series preceding the U.N. Climate Summit.

We’ve got the weather forecast for 2050 (and it doesn’t look very good)
The Weather Channel’s futuristic weather report is based on current climate science and was released as part of a video series preceding the U.N. Climate Summit.

10

Sep

American birds are in dire straits, 2 new reports warnClimate change and habitat loss will push hundreds of U.S. birds near the brink of extinction this century, scientists say, forcing many iconic species to adapt, move somewhere else or go down with the ship.

American birds are in dire straits, 2 new reports warn
Climate change and habitat loss will push hundreds of U.S. birds near the brink of extinction this century, scientists say, forcing many iconic species to adapt, move somewhere else or go down with the ship.

04

Aug

What is microcystin?The harmful toxin responsible for the shutdown of Toledo’s water taps is on the rise, and experts suggest that farming and climate change may be to blame.

What is microcystin?
The harmful toxin responsible for the shutdown of Toledo’s water taps is on the rise, and experts suggest that farming and climate change may be to blame.