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Pope Francis and the Ocean

Peter Neill | Posted 10.16.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

The Pope has been especially clear and vocal about his views of climate change as a real, pervasive, and devastating factor in today's world and that our understanding and response to the problem is essential to the future survival of all people worldwide.

Disastrous Sea Level Rise Is an Issue for Today's Public -- Not Next Millennium's

Dr. James Hansen | Posted 07.26.2016 | Green
Dr. James Hansen

At some point, a scientist must say it is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong. In my opinion, we have reached that point on the sea level issue. We have a global crisis, an emergency that calls for global cooperation to reduce emissions as rapidly as practical.

Our Polar Regions Are Simply 'Melting Away,' And It's A Beautiful Disaster

The Huffington Post | James Gerken | Posted 01.21.2015 | Green

The Earth's polar regions are some of the planet's most fragile places. The Arctic is warming twice as fast as anywhere else on Earth, and snow an...

The End And Beginning Of The Arctic

Ensia | Edward Struzik | Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

This story originally appeared on Ensia. In the winter of 2013–14, hundreds of milk-white birds with luminous yellow eyes and wingspans of up to ...

Researchers Observe Gnarly Waves In Arctic Ocean For First Time

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.30.2014 | Green

Surfers may know the shores of Australia or Hawaii as some of the prime surfing spots around the world. But swells in the Arctic Ocean? That's a new o...

Rubio Can't Name A Single Source Behind His Climate Denialism

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) got some pushback on Tuesday for his comments on Sunday that he does not believe "human activity" is impacting climate chang...

U.S. Navy Eyes Greater Presence In Arctic

Reuters | Posted 04.30.2014 | Green

By Andrea Shalal WASHINGTON, Feb 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy is mapping out how to expand its presence in the Arctic beginning about ...

Melting Sea Ice Makes Arctic Drilling A Risky Business

Posted 02.04.2014 | Green

From Climate Central's Bobby Magill: Sea ice melting partly because of human-caused climate change could open previously inaccessible Arctic Ocean ...

Arctic Thaw Tied To European, U.S. Heat Waves And Downpours, Study Shows

Reuters | Posted 02.07.2014 | Green

By Environment Correspondent Alister Doyle OSLO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - A thaw of Arctic ice and snow is linked to worsening summer heatwav...

Arctic Temperatures Highest In 44,000 YEARS

Posted 10.30.2013 | Green

From LiveScience staff writer Douglas Main: Plenty of studies have shown that the Arctic is warming and that the ice caps are melting, but how d...

So, The North Pole Is Actually A Lake Right Now

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 07.29.2013 | Green

The North Pole probably looks a bit different than you would expect right now. Because, at this very moment, it's actually a lake. The time-la...

Columbia University Hosts Panel on Climate Change: We Are in the Soup!

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 06.10.2013 | Green
Alison Winfield Burns

Nuclear winter was to have been the worst-case scenario following a large-scale nuclear war. Nuclear winter would have meant the darkening of Earth's skies to the point where possibly all photosynthesis could terminate. This sounds very James Bond and it isn't going to happen.

Arctic Melting Rapidly: Action Needed Now

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

The Arctic sea ice is melting at a phenomenal rate and the London-based Arctic Methane Emergency Group (AMEG) is calling for governments to put two an...

Living on Thin Ice

Al Gore | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Al Gore

The West Antarctic Peninsula is warming about four times faster than the global average. It is the biggest "canary in the coal mine," signaling one of the largest impacts of climate change for the entire world.