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U.S. military declares war on climate change

Speaking at the Conference of Defense Ministers of the Americas in Arequipa, Peru on Monday, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel outlined the challenges that climate change presents to the military and national security.

Antarctic ice melts causing shift in Earth's gravity

The effects of climate change are now so profound that gravity itself is changing. The European Space Agency (ESA) announced Friday that Antarctica has lost enough ice in only three years to cause a shift in the Earth's gravitational pull.

California's drought caused by climate change? Maybe not

After examining the data from 16 extreme weather events occurring last year, from severe floods in Colorado to California's on-going drought, scientists have come to a startling conclusion. The drought cannot be linked to climate change.

Op-Ed: Why many North Americans just don’t 'get' climate change

Coming off Climate Week, the People’s Climate March, and the “Catalyzing Action” New York UN summit, we have a burning question: Why is the North American public perception of climate so different from that of the world’s scientists?

Are soil microbes linked to climate change?

Without knowing how microbes in the soil contribute to atmospheric carbon, researchers are unclear how microbes impact on climate change. This conundrum has lead to a series of recent studies.

Google to quit ALEC; Schmidt cites climate change 'lies'

Mountain View - Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt announced Monday that the Internet giant would no longer support the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), citing the conservative pro-business group's climate change denial and "lies."

Human-caused climate change: The challenges and opportunities

The climate march on Sunday is over, and citizens worldwide now await the outcome of the U.N. Climate Summit. It is appropriate that today, a study has come out, detailing the links between health, the environment and global warming.

New York preparing for People's Climate March

New York City - Organizers are expecting a huge crowd to descend on a blocked-off area in Central Park, north of Manhattan's Columbus Circle on Sunday, Sept. 21 to participate in the People's Climate March. It's "an invitation to change everything," says Bill McKibben.

Study: Climate change impacts half of North American bird species

If climate change continues, you can forget about seeing the Baltimore oriole in Maryland, and you can say good-bye to the Lesser Prairie-Chicken and the Eastern Whip-poor-will, says David Yarnold, President and CEO of the National Audubon Society.

France aims to restore dark skies, turning night into night

Paris - As this year’s autumnal equinox approaches, hundreds of towns and cities across France will switch off their lights in an event designed to show off the night skies, free of light pollution.

Op-Ed: Why is obvious human-induced climate change ignored?

Human activity, at least in one way, obviously changes the local climate. As more local climates are warmed by human activity, the globe will eventually grow hotter. Why is it ignored?

Canadian gov't suppressed info on polar ice melt

Canada’s Conservative-led government has tried to keep Canadians from finding out just how rapidly the Arctic ice is melting by suppressing the findings of its own scientists, as well as forbidding them from talking about global climate change.

Climate change advocate sues over rejection of his work

Pittsburgh - Michael Mann, a professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University, is suing a conservative leaning DC policy center for libel after it published its opinion about his work on global warming/climate change.

Top PR firms publicly rule out working with climate deniers

Public relations firms have played a major role in fueling the climate change debate, from pushing solutions to the problem, to disinformation campaigns. Recently though, there has been a shift in this multi-million dollar industry.

Op-Ed: Obama climate policy is a lie as long as we export our coal

Fossil fuel trade in the U.S. has flourished under President Barack Obama, and coal exports have sky-rocketed. In the past six years alone, our energy companies have sent more coal overseas than ever before.

Op-Ed: Procrastinating 10 years on climate change may be very costly

The Earth's climate is changing, with drought, floods, and falling water levels in our lakes and reservoirs, to raging wildfires and rising sea levels. It's hard not to notice, and the White House is worried about delaying actions on climate change.

Tibetan lake loses spot as largest lake due to climate change

Tibet's Lake Nam, or Namtso, a Buddhist holy lake in Tibet, has for years been the country's largest lake. But it recently has lost that status to Serling Lake. Serling lake's size has increased, the result of melting glaciers and increased rainfall.

Penguins are losing their cool in Norway's heatwave

Bergen - Those denying climate change should take note, as hot weather in Norway is causing problems for penguins in zoos across the country and zoo keepers are having to take extraordinary measures to keep them cool.

UN given new and positive report on avoiding climate disaster

The report covers nearly every aspect of human society and asserts that the previous information the United Nations (UN) board was given is incorrect. Those creating and publishing the study believe climate change is not inevitable.

Op-Ed: Americans are not sheep, so quit acting like them

Coming from a family where knowledge and education was given a high priority, and opinions were respected, even if we didn't agree with them, it has become clear to me that people in the U.S. and other countries, too, are being fed a bunch of falsehoods.

Report warns how climate change threatens U.S. economy

Washington - The U.S. economy could face major, systemic disruption due to climate change unless legislators and businesses alike take urgent action to reduce climate risk, says a new report released this week.

Europe's wheat production at risk from changing weather patterns

With ever-increasing frequency, adverse weather occurrences have been taking place worldwide. The recent persistent rainfall and subsequent flooding in the U.K. are just one of a cluster of weather events happening around the globe.

Global warming: UK forecasted a summer of extreme downpours

New study warns that downpours could become a characteristic of the British summer if the effects of global warming and climate change continue.

Review: Can atheists be Republicans? Not if evidence matters

It is no secret that the Republican Party is the American theocratic party. They always seem to vote Bible first and ignore not only their constituents but also scientific evidence and all reason.

Fertilizer produces high levels of greenhouse gases

With an overload of fertilizer, soil microbes on farms produce high levels of nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas with 300 times as much heat-trapping power as carbon dioxide.

Termites and fungi are ‘more important’ than climate change

Tallahassee - A new research report argues that the activities of termites and fungi are more important than climate change in relation to the breakdown and decomposition of matter.

Tom Steyer to set up fund to help victims of climate disasters

San Francisco - Tom Steyer, an authority on climate change and a billionaire, announced that he would be setting up a fund to help victims of disasters brought about from "climate change"

Norfolk Virginia: The poster child for climate change

Norfolk - When the cyclic movements of the ocean's waters bring especially high tides to Virginia's coastline, residents living in an inlet close by Norfolk's renowned Chrysler Museum of Art know what's coming. The 100 year old sea wall barely holds the ocean back.

Canada: Weather forecasters banned from discussing climate change

Reports from earlier this week have confirmed that Canadian meteorologists are forbidden from publicly discussing climate change, on the basis that the mere study of meteorology does not qualify an individual to make predictions past a few months.

Siberia becoming global warming capital

Siberia is associated around the world with the very cold but it is quickly becoming the capital of global warming, a distinguished Russian meteorological authority named Valentin Meleshko said.
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World map showing areas where researchers studied weather events.
World map showing areas where researchers studied weather events.
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Environmental activists hold placards as they protest during the 19th conference of the United Natio...
Environmental activists hold placards as they protest during the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw, November 21, 2013.
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The extent of Arctic sea ice on Aug. 26  2012  the day the sea ice dipped to its previous smallest e...
The extent of Arctic sea ice on Aug. 26, 2012, the day the sea ice dipped to its previous smallest extent before the release of the data for September 2012.The line on the image shows the average minimum extent from the period covering 1979-2010, as measured by satellites. Every summer the Arctic ice cap melts down to what scientists call its “minimum” before colder weather builds the ice cover back up.
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Schematic of Arctic ice thickness in 2013 presented at the Living Planet Symposium 2013
Schematic of Arctic ice thickness in 2013 presented at the Living Planet Symposium 2013
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Rural tea grower in the hills around Hangzhou  China.
December  15  2008
Rural tea grower in the hills around Hangzhou, China. December, 15, 2008
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Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and govern...
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
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Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and govern...
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
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File photo: Coal power plant in Datteln  Germany at the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal
File photo: Coal power plant in Datteln, Germany at the Dortmund-Ems-Kanal
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Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed.
Maldives President Mohammed Nasheed.
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Sudanese youth scavenge for food and clothing in a municipal garbage dump.
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Sudanese youth scavenge for food and clothing in a municipal garbage dump. 04 September 2008 Juba, Sudan
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On Saturday  during Earth Hour festivities  thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city s Yonge-D...
On Saturday, during Earth Hour festivities, thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square at the heart of downtown.
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In Shagra  North Darfur  water is hard to come by.
In Shagra, North Darfur, water is hard to come by.
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People s Climate March  Edmonton.
People's Climate March, Edmonton.
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Protesters came from all over the U.S. and sections of Canada.
Protesters came from all over the U.S. and sections of Canada.
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The Guardian has published an interactive guide to just how hot it will get in your lifetime if carb...
The Guardian has published an interactive guide to just how hot it will get in your lifetime if carbon emissions continue as they are.
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Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and govern...
Defend Our Climate - Defend Our Communities mock wedding between the fossil fuel industry and government, May 10, 2014.
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Historic atmospheric CO2 levels measured at Mauna Loa  Hawaii
Historic atmospheric CO2 levels measured at Mauna Loa, Hawaii
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Photo depicts a factory polluting the air.
Photo depicts a factory polluting the air.
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Protesters wearing masks of the world leaders in front of the national stadium during the last day of the 19th conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP19) in Warsaw, November 22, 2013
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Kiribati is the first nation to begin feeling the affects of climate change as they face rising sea ...
Kiribati is the first nation to begin feeling the affects of climate change as they face rising sea levels.
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