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Why Natural Gas Is Not The Answer, and Other Climate Follies

WHAT DOESN’T WORK Fossil Fuel Follies Natural Gas Is a Bridge to Climate Hell writes Naomi Orestes at TomDispatch, for several reasons: 1. it leaks from wells – whether in use or abandoned (wells can rarely be sealed completely) — … Continue reading

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Siberian Carbon Bomb Starting – New Study

A vast outcrop of the Arctic Siberian coast, frozen for tens of thousands of years, is releasing huge carbon deposits as rising temperatures thaw parts of its coastline, a study in the journal Nature warns, reports Agence France Presse in … Continue reading

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Deja Vu – Global Warming Wiped Out Most Life 250 Mya

You might have heard previous reports on studies showing how rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide have been causing ocean acidification, making it harder for sea life to build their vital calcium shells or skeletons, and how oxygen dead marine … Continue reading

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For Climate Change, Exporting US Coal Is Like Burning It

The US can cut coal burning all it wants, but if that means it will simply export more to be burned elsewhere, then it doesn’t matter in terms of climate change, reports Brian Walsh at Time magazine.  Oregon, a leading … Continue reading

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Rising Greenhouse Gases Melted World in Last Ice Age – Study

  A new study published in the science journal Nature shows that rising greenhouse-gas levels, primarily carbon dioxide, ended the last ice age, reports Sonja van Renssen at Nature. Previously, data showed that carbon dioxide levels and temperature change were … Continue reading

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Global Warming Close to Irreversible – Scientific Conference

The world is close to reaching tipping points that will make it irreversibly hotter, making this decade critical in efforts to contain global warming, scientists warned at the “Planet Under Pressure” conference in London, reports Nina Chestney at  Reuters. Scientific … Continue reading

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Salt Marshes Are Important Carbon Storage Systems – Study

Wetlands around the world are in danger of being drained for activities such as agriculture. Because little is known about their net emissions of greenhouse gases, it’s difficult to predict the effect of this drainage on climate. A recent Canadian … Continue reading

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