Climate Change

Severe weather costs us $485 billion per year

According to estimates from the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the baseline cost of extreme weather (which has always been with us, but which is steadily getting worse due to climate change) in the United States is $485 billion a year -- 3.4 percent of the country's GDP. 

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Climate models are creating a false sense of security, or at least insufficient terror

A commentary in Nature Geosciences has succeeded in ruining my Thursday by scaring the sh*t out of me. If you value your Thursday peace of mind, you should not read this post.

We might have to geoengineer the planet to save ourselves from renewable energy

Mark Lynas, an author whose pop-sci books about climate change are scrupulous enough to get favorable reviews from the likes of climate scientist Eric Steig, proposed a funny little thought experiment on his blog: Could switching to renewables strip the planet of its sun-protective smog? And if so, will we need to replace it with artificial smog instead?

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Lost boys: In a warmer world, will males die sooner?

New research shows climate change could have biological impacts that shorten the lifespans of many men.

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Did ExxonMobil break its promise to stop funding climate deniers?

The oil giant ExxonMobil may have given big bucks to scientist Wei Hock "Willie" Soon, who blames global warming on the sun.

U.S. politicians' campaign of terror against climate scientists

U.S. politicians aren't just denying that climate change is happening, they're actively using their position and power to try to intimidate climate scientists into keeping silent on the subject, says Raymond S. Bradley, director of the Climate System Research Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Climate change side effect: overworked doctors?

Hospital admissions diabetes, kidney stones, and suicide attempts will rise along with the temperature. An increase could overwhelm small hospitals.

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Santorum: 'There's no such thing as global warming'

In a Glenn Beck interview, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said global warming is a hoax and called for a drill everywhere oil policy.

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