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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I am so tired of the “global warming is a hoax” argument that many try to pass off as an educated opinion. Somehow, a handful of companies making solar panels and wind turbines have convinced over 90 percent of scientists – along with the majority of humans – that our climate is changing, all in [...]
Q: How are droughts and wildfires cause by global warming? I thought warming mostly brought on wet and flooded conditions. By throwing the planet’s climate regulation systems out of whack, global warming is likely to cause more extreme weather events of every kind, including additional precipitation and flooding in some cases and more drying and [...]
Think global warming will just affect shorelines and superstorms? Think again. Turns out, it is strengthening deadly fungi, too. A report over at Yahoo states that the drought in 2012 that affected over 57 percent of farms has resulted in the spread of a carcinogenic fungal mold called aspergillus. This fungus poisons and kills animals [...]
Think you know who the world’s biggest polluters are? Carbon emissions around the world continue to climb and were up another 3 percent as of last year. According to new international calculations on global emissions published recently in the journal Nature Climate Change, over 38 billion tons of carbon dioxide were pumped into our atmosphere [...]
Q: I heard that the Arctic summer sea ice is at its lowest level since we began recording it. What are the implications of all this melting? It is true that on September 16, 2012 the world reached a new low: The National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) reported that the extent of sea [...]