Science & Environment

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A ridiculous irony of climate change

We can now predict, with 100 percent certainty that climate change will actually result in much more employment for scientists, not because they made it up but rather because it is already starting to affect humanity all over the world.

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Climate: good news, bad news, really good news

People no matter where they are can find ways to link up with one or another of these struggles, movements, and organizations. And that's a good reason for our hope for the future of humanity to grow and flourish.

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New divestment movement targets fossil fuel giants

The movement, called Fossil Free, features the motto, "It's wrong to profit from wrecking the climate."

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The real scientific uncertainties about climate change

The real debates are about whether climate change will be catastrophic within years or within decades, and about whether or not we have already passed crucial environmental tipping points.

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Rim Fire the latest record-breaker in year of unrelenting disasters

As the changing climate continues to trigger disaster and disruption, California's Rim Fire, which has burned 235,841 acres, is the latest to be added to this year's list of brushfires.

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World scientists’ report will sound new climate alarm

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is in the process of finalizing its next report, due to be released in four volumes between Fall 2013 and Spring 2014.

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Gulf of Mexico dead zones are part of climate disaster web

An oxygen-devouring algae bloom that is causing a 5,840 square-mile dead zone - and growing - in the Gulf of Mexico is part of the tightly woven web of climate change disasters.

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Labor and community battle Chevron over environment

The largest greenhouse gas polluter in the state, Chevron, along with the other four Bay Area refineries, is already refining tar sands oil from Canada, brought into the area by rail.

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Obama talks clean energy jobs, LA launches solar rooftop program

President Obama included  job creation in his climate change speech June 25, while Los Angeles launched the largest-ever urban solar rooftop program.

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Obama climate change speech important, but just a step

Obama argued for the necessity of tackling climate change. Al Gore said it was the "best presidential address on climate" ever.

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