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NOAA confirms

August 2014 was the warmest August ever measured globally. Record warmth on every continent:

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Al Gore

Is still fatty fat fat: We often hear temperature changes explained on a global scale, but just how are those changes playing out in your local temperatures? This calculator answers that question for every American state. The new tool is the work of NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center. Using data on average temperatures collected since […]

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#Lobsterboat Trial criminal charges for Jay O'Hara and Ken Ward dropped to civil fine. Celebratin' time. pic.twitter.com/bR8lfpTOsU — Sarah Moon (@Sarahrmoon) September 8, 2014 When a DA actually seeks justice instead of a win: Bristol Massachusetts District Attorney Samuel Sutter gave an usual explanation for dropping charges against two environmental activists who had blocked a […]

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Chris Hedges on the last gasp of climate change liberals: The climate change march in New York on Sept. 21, expected to draw as many as 200,000 people, is one of the last gasps of conventional liberalism’s response to the climate crisis. It will take place two days before the actual gathering of world leadersin New York called […]

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Tidal power!

These are the kinds of things you can get done, once you’ve acknowledged there’s an actual problem: Scotland is building what it calls the world’s biggest tidal array in the Pentland Firth in northern Scotland, the country’s government announced last week. Once built, the tidal array is projected to provide enough electricity to power 175,000 homes, […]

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Author Robert Jay Lifton says people are starting to acknowledge global warming: AMERICANS appear to be undergoing a significant psychological shift in our relation to global warming. I call this shift a climate “swerve,” borrowing the term used recently by the Harvard humanities professor Stephen Greenblatt to describe a major historical change in consciousness that […]

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The NOAA has released a study on the acidification of the oceans and the impacts it will have on Alaska’s coast. The predictions are very grim… What is ocean acidification? When carbon dioxide dissolves in this ocean, carbonic acid is formed. This leads to higher acidity, mainly near the surface, which has been proven to […]

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So that means we’re winning, right? Awesome! The Earth is currently riding a hot streak that would make Barry Bonds blush. This May was the hottest May in history, and, we learned today, it was followed by the hottest June. June marked the 352nd consecutive hotter-than-average month, a stretch reaching back to February of 1985, and it doesn’t […]

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Getting warmer

You’d almost think something had changed: The first six months of 2014 were the hottest ever in California, according to the National Weather Service. The period was nearly 5 degrees warmer than the 20th century average and more than a degree hotter than the record set in 1934, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said. […]

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So Cameron’s new UK cabinet has gotten rid of environmentalists. In light of the widespread winter deluges, that’s just plain crazy. First the “badgers moved the goalposts”. Now environment secretary, Owen Paterson, has been shown the red card in a cabinet reshuffle. The environmental views of Paterson’s replacement, Liz Truss, are little known, but the former Shell […]

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