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24

Jul

Will redheads get wiped out by climate change?People with fiery locks are unique in many ways. (And don’t worry, they’ll be with us for a long time yet.)

Will redheads get wiped out by climate change?
People with fiery locks are unique in many ways. (And don’t worry, they’ll be with us for a long time yet.)

22

Jul

The climate change science behind ‘Sharknado’Writer Thunder Levin explains why an increase in emissions is leading to more shark-saturated tornadoes. (Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink)

The climate change science behind ‘Sharknado’
Writer Thunder Levin explains why an increase in emissions is leading to more shark-saturated tornadoes. (Nudge, nudge. Wink, wink)

14

Jul

Will climate change bring on more kidney stones?New study leads health experts to believe that the rising temps of climate change will cause a major increase in painful kidney stones.

Will climate change bring on more kidney stones?
New study leads health experts to believe that the rising temps of climate change will cause a major increase in painful kidney stones.

09

Jul

Butterflies change travel plans as U.K. warmsBritish winters used to be too cold for the butterflies, but not anymore.

Butterflies change travel plans as U.K. warms
British winters used to be too cold for the butterflies, but not anymore.

30

Jun

10 innovative ideas that let us live on water

25

Jun

4 ways climate change can scorch the U.S. economyA trio of U.S. financial luminaries have teamed up to produce ‘Risky Business,’ a 50-page breakdown of why the American economy can’t afford to let the worst forecasts for climate change come true.

4 ways climate change can scorch the U.S. economy
A trio of U.S. financial luminaries have teamed up to produce ‘Risky Business,’ a 50-page breakdown of why the American economy can’t afford to let the worst forecasts for climate change come true.

20

Jun

Re-routing flights could reduce climate impact of contrailsVapor trails left by aircraft can be significantly reduced by adding a negligible distance to the length of flights, say researchers.

Re-routing flights could reduce climate impact of contrails
Vapor trails left by aircraft can be significantly reduced by adding a negligible distance to the length of flights, say researchers.

13

Jun

Climate change now causing the dead to riseAs if rising sea levels and more intense weather weren’t bad enough. The newest negative effect of climate change? The rising dead.

Climate change now causing the dead to rise
As if rising sea levels and more intense weather weren’t bad enough. The newest negative effect of climate change? The rising dead.

20

May

How coral reefs can help us endure climate changeCoral reefs absorb 97 percent of waves’ energy, a new study shows, providing vital protection from rising seas and stronger storm surges. Plus, saving reefs is 15 times cheaper than building sea walls.

How coral reefs can help us endure climate change
Coral reefs absorb 97 percent of waves’ energy, a new study shows, providing vital protection from rising seas and stronger storm surges. Plus, saving reefs is 15 times cheaper than building sea walls.

13

May

Let’s apply some simple math to the climate change debateDespite a recent government report that we’re already experiencing the effects of climate change, one in four Americans is skeptical, according to a Gallup poll. TV host John Oliver says part of the problem is that climate change is continually debated on U.S. news — typically with Bill Nye as the face of science — despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree it’s a real and serious problem. During his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver stressed that we should be discussing what to do about climate change instead of debating its existence. "You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact," he said. "You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger: 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’" To emphasize his point, Oliver staged what an appropriate climate change debate would look like by bringing on Bill Nye — and 96 other scientists — to debate three “climate skeptics.”

Let’s apply some simple math to the climate change debate

Despite a recent government report that we’re already experiencing the effects of climate change, one in four Americans is skeptical, according to a Gallup poll.
 
TV host John Oliver says part of the problem is that climate change is continually debated on U.S. news — typically with Bill Nye as the face of science — despite the fact that 97 percent of scientists agree it’s a real and serious problem.
 
During his HBO show “Last Week Tonight,” Oliver stressed that we should be discussing what to do about climate change instead of debating its existence.
 
"You don’t need people’s opinion on a fact," he said. "You might as well have a poll asking: ‘Which number is bigger: 15 or 5?’ or ‘Do owls exist?’ or ‘Are there hats?’"
 
To emphasize his point, Oliver staged what an appropriate climate change debate would look like by bringing on Bill Nye — and 96 other scientists — to debate three “climate skeptics.”