Global Warming

Natural Gas is Worse Than Coal and Oil?

July 22, 2014 0 Comments
Natural Gas is Worse Than Coal and Oil?

Um… uh oh. All this talk about how natural gas is going to save the human species from certain climate change should go quiet. According to Dr. Robert Howarth, a professor of ecology and environmental biology at Cornell University, natural gas is not going to be the saving grace of the climate issues facing us. […]

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NASA Launches CO2-Hunting Satellite; Finds Source of CO2 Emissions

July 2, 2014 2 Comments
NASA Launches CO2-Hunting Satellite; Finds Source of CO2 Emissions

I mean, I know that climate change is a hoax and all, and carbon dioxide emissions from our power plants couldn’t possibly be doing any damage, but it’s still pretty cool that NASA has a CO2-hunting satellite in orbit. Don’t you think? Snark. Obviously I believe in climate change and I think denying scientific fact […]

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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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