Global Warming: Scientists vs. Climate Skeptics (Infographic)

July 12, 2011 by  
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Image via reusethisbag.com Reusable Bags has a good infographic on the continuing climate change debate (as if it’s debatable). You wont’ believe what the skeptics are s… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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What’s the Energy, Water and Greenhouse Gas Intensity of Oil Shale? High, High & High

August 4, 2010 by  
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photo: Stuart Caie via flickr In case you needed more convincing that developing the United States’ oil shale deposits into liquid fuel is an environmental nightmare and a complete non-starter from an energy perspective, Western Resource Advocates has just released a new assessment of the energy return on investment that details it all. Here are th…

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Russian President: Heat Waves are ‘Wake Up Call’ to Climate Change

August 4, 2010 by  
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Image via the Kansas City Star “What’s happening with the planet’s climate right now needs to be a wake-up call to all of us” That’s Dmitri Medvedev, the President of Russia, addressing the record heat waves that are currently devastating the largest nation in the world. Russia has seen crippling heatwaves and record-shattering temperatures all across the nation, and approximately 25 million acres (that’s the size of all of Kentucky) of crops have withered under widespread droughts. A wake-up ca…

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Busting a Myth: Does Facebook Comment Disprove Global Warming?

March 12, 2010 by  
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Image: Shefaet, Flickr This one goes out to mig. Mig wrote us and explained that yesterday a distant facebook friend posted this: “Oceans are the single largest CO2 reduction system in the world. Water Vapor is the biggest contributor of CO2 in the atmosphere and 97% of all CO2 in the atmosphere comes from natural sources, not man made.” Mig says: “Now, i’m not a scientist and don’t know enough about all of this to debunk or confidently argue the point or the source.

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New Gallup Poll Shows Global Warming Skepticism Growing – But Really Among Conservatives (Shocker!)

March 12, 2010 by  
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all images: Gallup.com There have been a number of surveys released in the past few months about shifting attitudes of the American public regarding global warming . The general trend seems to be towards more climate skepticism and issue fatigue, and this latest one from Gallup just backs that up.

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Your Car & Your Meat-Eating: The Biggest Causes of Climate Change

February 24, 2010 by  
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photo: Mark Woodbury via flickr. A new study coming out of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies , and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences , shows that when it comes to the net contribution to climate change on-road transportation, burning biomass for cooking, and raising animals for food are the biggest culprits. ..

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Poorly-Placed US Weather Stations Produce Cool Bias in Temperature Record – Not Warm as Claimed

January 29, 2010 by  
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photo: SurfaceStations.org Here’s one for the more climate contrarian people among TreeHugger’s readership: A new study published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres shows that Anthony Watts and SurfaceStations.org was indeed correct. There are indeed a good deal of poorly-placed weather monitoring stations in the United States. And these have caused a bias in the record of te…

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Scientists Discover a New Form of Lightning

January 29, 2010 by  
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Image credit: Ethan Hein /Flickr The lightning observed during the eruption of Mt. Redoubt in 2009, researchers have determined , is an entirely new variety.

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Decreased Water Vapor in Atmosphere Slowed Last Decade’s Warming

January 29, 2010 by  
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image: NOAA Here’s an interesting addition to global warming science: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that decreases in water vapor ten miles above the Earth have slowed by one quarter the amount of surface warming that has occurred in the past ten years–which NASA recently confirmed was the hottest decade on record –while more water vapor in the 1990s increased warming:… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Wild Salmon In Scotland in Peril

January 26, 2010 by  
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Image from zimbio.com The Tay is one of Scotland’s greatest salmon fishing rivers.

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