Global Warming

Is carbon capture the answer?

April 9, 2014 2 Comments
Is carbon capture the answer?

The U.N. is expected to release a study later this week that strongly states world powers are running out of time to slash their usage of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed upon limits on global warming, according to Reuters. The 29-page draft says “nations will have to impose drastic curbs on their still […]

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El Niño Patterns Will Double Due To Climate Change

January 21, 2014 2 Comments
El Niño Patterns Will Double Due To Climate Change

It may be winter where you live – in fact, it may be snowing and freezing cold, too – but you better get used to those summertime heat waves the world has been seeing as of late. Turns out these extreme weather situations, fueled by unusually strong El Niño patterns spurned on by climate change, […]

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Could a Carbon Tax Solve the Climate Crisis?

August 26, 2013 0 Comments
Could a Carbon Tax Solve the Climate Crisis?

Is the climate change crisis as complicated a problem as it seems? Could a simple tax on carbon emissions be the solution? Recently, Planet Money investigated these questions by speaking with economists about how a carbon tax, paired with cuts in the income tax, could drive down emissions of fossil fuels and boost use of […]

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Forest Fires Expected to Worsen as Climate Warms

July 22, 2013 2 Comments
Forest Fires Expected to Worsen as Climate Warms

The extent, frequency, and intensity of forest fires are expected to worsen within the coming decades due to climate change, scientists claim. In addition to the threat to homes and lives in the areas most often burned by wildfires, a rise in the number of fires could also adversely affect surrounding air quality due to […]

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President Obama’s ‘Climate Action Plan’ is but a Smokescreen

June 27, 2013 1 Comment
President Obama’s ‘Climate Action Plan’ is but a Smokescreen

Don’t believe me? Check out what other, much smarter people than myself are saying. This is not a victory, at all. Rhetoric trumps all here. Steve Horn from DeSmogBlog states that the president’s “Climate Action Plan” is “a full-throttle endorsement of every aspect of fracking and the global shale gas market.” Fracking is one of […]

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What Are Some Solutions To Climate Change?

April 15, 2013 0 Comments
What Are Some Solutions To Climate Change?

Q: What would you say are the most important steps we need to take as a nation to come up with solutions to climate change? Americans care more about the environment than ever before and the overwhelming majority of us acknowledges that climate change is real and human-induced. But still we continue to consume many […]

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