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Indulge Your Existential Dread 24/7 With This Real-Time Global Warming Clock

If there is one lesson of 2017, it’s that we are all going to die. But while nobody can predict when the bombs will drop or when billionaires will siphon your young blood, the Debbie Downers at Oxford did build a real time global warming index that lets you watch as we creep closer and […]

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Watch NASA Launch Its Shiny New JPSS-1 Weather Satellite

NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched the Joint Polar Satellite System-1, the first in a “series of four highly advanced polar-orbiting satellites,” NASA announced on Saturday, with the agencies touting they expect significant improvements to their weather-forecasting abilities when…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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White House Approves Climate Change Report Directly Contradicting Trump’s Official Stance

In a telling sign of how utterly chaotic, dysfunctional and idiotic the Trump White House is, 13 federal agencies unveiled today what the New York Times called an “exhaustive scientific report” that states humans “are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has occurred …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Why This Week’s Northern California Fires Have Been So Brutal

Fire season is becoming longer and more intense worldwide, a reality which Americans were painfully reminded of this week, when a spate of wildfires sparked Sunday night and Monday morning turned vast swaths of northern California into an apocalyptic hellscape. As of 8am Pacific time today, the so-called North Bay…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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America’s Next Great Insurance Crisis

Climate change affects everyone, but in the immediate aftermath of “natural” disasters, the poorest among us suffer the most. In Splinter’s new series, Fault Lines, we explore the many ways our society’s most vulnerable people get hurt by climate-related crises.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Welcome to Earther

As we plunge deeper into the 21st century and the digital worlds we’ve built, a group of scientists are weighing a decision that could rewrite the very history of the physical world we inhabit. These researchers are trying to discern whether humanity has become a literal force of nature, one so powerful its traces…Read more… […]

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Could Evaporating Water Be the Next Big Thing in Renewable Energy?

Each day, our Sun pours its energy down onto the Earth’s surface, turning vast expanses of open water into vapor. New research shows the surprising degree to which this clean and renewable process could be used to produce electricity—enough, perhaps, to meet 70 percent of US energy needs. But before this energy…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Here’s How to Help People in Puerto Rico Right Now 

The entire island of Puerto Rico, home to 3.4 million Americans, is still without power after a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, the fifth-strongest storm to ever hit the United States. Cell phone and internet service has also largely been lost and it could take six months for the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority,…Read more… […]

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The Trump Era Will Only Worsen the Climate Crisis By Focusing on Symptoms Over Causes

There’s no way of knowing for certain whether Hurricanes Irma and Harvey would’ve been as destructive had it not been for the climate crisis, as Al Gore calls it. At the very least, however, these and other similarly monstrous weather events are surely a preview of what we can expect from the …Continue reading Continue […]

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Why the Everglades Might Never Look the Same After Hurricane Irma

As Hurricane Irma rakes the west coast of Florida, all eyes are on the cities and human lives in the storm’s path. But Irma is also hammering the Florida Everglades, and the scientists familiar with this fragile ecosystem are concerned the storm could deliver a devastating blow.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Rush Limbaugh Declares Hurricane Irma #FakeNews, Evacuates Florida Anyway

You really couldn’t make this up (via The Daily Beast): Rush Limbaugh will evacuate his South Florida residence in advance of Hurricane Irma, despite his previous claims that the news media had intentionally overhyped the storm to boost ratings and gin up fear about climate change. “I’m not …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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How to Talk about Hurricanes With Climate Change Deniers

The earth is getting warmer. That’s a fact. And as the earth gets warmer, we expect to see larger and stronger hurricanes. Also a fact. But there are folks denying these facts, even to the point of blaming the liberal media for the fact that hurricanes are in the news.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Climate Change Put Hurricane Harvey on Steroids

We are an odd species. With highly advanced technology that can monitor weather patterns, analyze complex climate change data and make stunningly accurate predictions, we are still pumping billions of tons of CO2 into the atmosphere faster than we ever have in history. Reported the Washington Post …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Hurricane Harvey Has Left a Chemical Plant Near Houston Ready to Detonate

As Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters begin to slowly recede from Houston, leaving behind at least 23 dead, residents and authorities alike are only beginning to assess the surreal extent of the damage throughout the region. That includes the country’s largest refining and petrochemical complex, which experts have warned…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Measure and Offset Your Carbon Footprint With a New Online Tool

Climate change is scary, especially when stories about our planet’s dire future come hand-in-hand with news about what our federal government isn’t going to do about it. American mayors, governors, and even corporations have been stepping up to the plate, but there’s plenty you can do as an individual to reduce and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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