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something is not right at the highest latitudes of the globeNew

WINTER HAS EX­TENDED ITS GRIP on the Arctic, drop­ping a cur­tain of dark­ness on the top of the world. But at least one part of the Arctic is re­sisting its grasp. In what’s be­coming an un­for­tu­nately common story, sea ice growth is stalling out in one of the gateway seas leading to the heart of the Arctic Ocean. [Read more] “something is not right at the highest latitudes of the globeNew

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climate change denial and inaction are relatedNew

THE TWIN PHE­NOM­ENON of de­nial and in­ac­tion are re­lated to one an­other, at least in the con­text of cli­mate change. They are also com­plex, both in the gen­eral sense of “com­pli­cated and in­tri­cate,” and in the tech­nical psy­cho­log­ical sense of “a group of re­pressed feel­ings and anx­i­eties which to­gether re­sult in ab­normal behaviour.” [Read more] “climate change denial and inaction are relatedNew

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climate change predictions for three major american citiesNew

EARLY OMENS OF OUR UN­STABLE FU­TURE can be dif­fi­cult to wrap our heads around. So Teen Vogue part­nered with the team at the non­profit news ser­vice Nexus Media, who de­vel­oped a time­line pre­dicting how cli­mate change could af­fect three major U.S. cities over the course of the 21st cen­tury. [Read more] “climate change predictions for three major american citiesNew

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the cherished myths of climate change deniersNew

PROP­ERLY, A MYTH is a “tra­di­tional story of os­ten­sibly his­tor­ical events that serves to un­fold part of the world view of a people or ex­plain a prac­tice, be­lief, or nat­ural phe­nom­enon” (Merriam-Webster). But we rarely use that de­f­i­n­i­tion today. Most of us use myth with its sec­ondary de­f­i­n­i­tion: “an un­founded or false no­tion.” [Read more] “the cherished myths of climate change deniersNew

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more research on seeding oceans and space mirrors is neededNew

GEO­ENGI­NEERING IDEAS have been around for decades. Few such ideas have pro­gressed past the thought ex­per­i­ment stage, due in part to con­cerns that the cure could be worse than the dis­ease. But as dire warn­ings about cli­mate change’s im­pacts in­creas­ingly dom­i­nate the news, geo­engi­neering may once again be get­ting a closer look.  [Read more] “more research on seeding oceans and space mirrors is neededNew

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a banana farm whose main business is producing biodiversityNew

RIO SIXAOLA IS A BA­NANA FARM in Costa Rica one of the first two Rain­forest Al­liance Cer­ti­fied farms in the world. It con­tains the only in­tact man­grove swamp on the At­lantic coast, and La Amistad In­ter­na­tional Park, a World Her­itage site that pro­tects the largest area of undis­turbed high­land wa­ter­sheds and forests in southern Cen­tral America. [Read more] “a banana farm whose main business is producing biodiversityNew

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climate change and the influence of the nuclear industryNew

AS SEA LEVELS RISE, a flawed un­der­standing of cli­mate sci­ence and the out­size in­flu­ence that the U.S. nu­clear in­dustry ex­erts on the NRC have con­verged, in­creasing the risk of dis­as­trous flood-induced ac­ci­dents at coastal nu­clear power plants around the United States.
 Turkey Point Nu­clear Gen­er­ating Sta­tion lies 25 miles south of down­town Miami. [Read more] “climate change and the influence of the nuclear industryNew

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cooler regions becoming more hospitable for mosquitoesNew

WHEN MOS­QUITO SEASON brought past dengue out­breaks to re­gions across the Asian tropics, Nepal hardly had to worry. The high-altitude Hi­malayan country was typ­i­cally too chilly for the disease-carrying in­sects to live. But with cli­mate change opening new paths for the viral dis­ease, Nepal is now reeling from an un­prece­dented out­break. [Read more] “cooler regions becoming more hospitable for mosquitoesNew

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can’t you simply enjoy the fall colors? (editorial cartoons)New

RATHER THAN STICK ALL THE CAR­TOONS in this one ar­ticle, I moved all but the fea­tured car­toon by Pat Byrnes (for The New Yorker on Sep­tember 30, 2019) to other posts on this blog! Yeah, I know: It’s a sneaky way for me to get those of you hooked on cli­mate change car­toons to pe­ruse the other articles. [Read more] “can’t you simply enjoy the fall colors? (editorial cartoons)New