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Global Extinction: Gradual Doom as Bad as Abrupt

Global Extinction: Gradual Doom as Bad as Abrupt In “The Great Dying” 250 million years ago, the end came slowly The geology of Griesbach Creek in the Arctic tells an ancient tale of slow extinction. Credit and Larger Version February 2012 The deadliest mass extinction of all took a long time to kill 90 percent […]
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  • RSS Membrane Domain

    • Climate Change Health Hazard
      Physicians For Social Responsibility report: High in the Earth’s atmosphere, naturally occurring ozone is essential to protecting life on Earth from the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. However, here on Earth’s surface, ground-level ozone is a harmful pollutant. Source of Ozone: Ground-level ozone is formed when two major classes of air pollutants — nitrogen […]
    • Disappearing Islands
      By Daniel Brouse THE MARSHALL ISLANDS — If your home is going underwater, you have no doubt about human induced climate change. This is the case for Bikini islanders. In the 1940’s, Bikini island was used for atomic bomb tests. The United States conducted at least 23 nuclear tests including the Bravo hydrogen bomb (the […]
    • Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP)
      by Daniel Brouse The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) is a free trade agreement being negotiated by twelve countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, United States, Vietnam, Chile, Brunei, Singapore, and New Zealand. The TPP will eliminate over 18,000 taxes, tariffs and other trade barriers. One of the largest benefits of the TPP will be […]
  • RSS Global Warming

    • How carbon markets are driving deeper, faster pollution cuts in Paris climate pledges
      By Alex HanafiAmong the 170+ countries that have submitted their carbon-cutting plans — known as Intended Nationally Determined Contributions, or “INDCs” — more than half have either stated their intention to use international carbon markets to tackle carbon pollution, or are already employing them domestically. Image source: cropped INDC map from IETA's INDC Tracker With only […]
    • 2015 Brings Momentum for the Louisiana Coast
      By Emily Guidry Schatzel, Senior Communications Manager, Mississippi River Delta Restoration, National Wildlife Federation Louisiana’s Mississippi River Delta is a region in dire need of comprehensive restoration. We all know the harrowing statistic facing coastal Louisiana: every hour, a football field of land vanishes off the coast. According to historical averages, Louisiana loses 16 to 25 square miles […]
    • California Market at Three: All Grown Up and Thriving
      By Jonathan CamuzeauxThis post was co-authored by Jonathan Camuzeaux and Derek Walker. As we pointed out in August, no news is good news when it comes to California’s cap-and-trade quarterly allowance auctions, which have been running effectively and without hiccups since November 2012. That’s right, last Tuesday’s auction marks the three-year anniversary of the program’s […]
  • RSS State Of The Climate

    • October 2015 National Overview
      The October contiguous U.S. average temperature was 57.4 degrees F, 3.2 degrees F above the 20th century average.The precipitation total was 2.75 inches, 0.59 inches above average.
    • October 2015 Global Analysis
      The combined average temperature over global land and ocean surfaces for October was 0.98 degrees C (1.76 degrees F) above the 20th century average of 15.5 degrees C (59.9 degrees F).
    • October 2015 Regional Analysis
      October temperature anomalies relative to their 1910-2000 mean: North America, +1.52 deg C; South America, +1.00 deg C; Europe, +0.56 deg C; Africa, +1.53 deg C; Asia, +0.95 deg C; Oceania, +2.70 deg C.
  • RSS Global Climate Change – Vital Signs of the Planet – News RSS Feed

    • 2015 and 1997 El Niños: Déjà vu or something new?
      El Niño: An unusually warm pool of water off the west coast of South America, usually arriving around Christmas time, linked with complex, large-scale interactions between the atmosphere and ocean in the Pacific. If you live anywhere El Niño has important impacts, you've heard forecasters say this year's event looks just like the monster El […]
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