Climate Change

A weekend of protests barely makes the papers

Protests in D.C., West Virginia, China, and Japan barely register on American media.

Food

Drought leads to ethanol backlash, finicky farm animals, and higher food prices for you

Some meat-producing states are fighting the feds' requirements for corn ethanol in gasoline, trying to bring down corn prices.

Climate Change

(Koch-funded) scientist changes opinion, finds warming due to humans (including Kochs)

Richard Muller, a long-time climate-change denier, did a big study of his own and found the same thing everyone else has: Humans are causing climate change.

Cities

As temperatures rise, cities are getting hotter, faster

The urban heat island effect is increasing in many American cities.

Climate Change

Extreme summer storms could tear us a new ozone hole

Strong thunderstorms may send moisture high into the atmosphere, where it combines with remaining CFCs to break down protective ozone gas.

Climate Change

The West in flames: Get used to it

Look at the fires that have raged this year in Colorado and New Mexico, and you're seeing not a "perfect storm" of temporary conditions, but evidence of the new normal in the American West.

Climate Change

The biggest news story of our dystopian future

Ruben Bolling’s latest “Tom the Dancing Bug” strip envisions the newsreel of a climate-changed future. Here’s a teaser: The rest is after the jump (click to embiggen).

Climate Change

At least 70 percent of Arctic ice loss is due to climate change

And perhaps as much as 95 percent, according to a new computer model.

Climate Change

William Gibson explains why global warming will make your grandkids hate you

Science fiction author William Gibson, who knows from the future (he’s the guy who invented the word “cyberspace,” in 1982 mind you), explained yesterday on Twitter that he’s concerned our descendants will hate us.

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