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Climate Change and the Terrible, No-Good Odds of Bad Weather

About three weeks ago, a three-day storm came through southern Louisiana and flooded the state capitol. Baton Rouge itself had over 17 inches of rainfall in the 72-hour period. Some nearby parishes got more than two feet. The storm was historic, dumping three times as much rain as Hurricane Katrina. ...

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U.S., China formally join global climate pact

US President Barack Obama disembarks from Air Force One upon his arrival at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport in Hangzhou on Sept. 3, 2016. World leaders are gathering in Hangzhou for the 11th G20 Leaders Summit from September 4 to 5.(Photo: NICOLAS ASFOURI, AFP/Getty Images) HANGZHOU, China — President Obama on Saturday said cooperation ...

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Climate Change Is Coming for Your Coffee

This story originally appeared on Mother Jones and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. “Put that coffee down,” Alec Baldwin growls at an underling in Glengarry Glen Ross. “Coffee’s for closers only.” According to a new report from the Climate Institute—commissioned by Fairtrade Australia & New Zealand—the beloved beverage may soon be an ...

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Human-Induced Climate Change Has Been Going On Longer Than You Think

This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the origins of human-induced climate change to the mid-19th century. The first signs of warming from the ...

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What Climate Change Skeptics Aren’t Getting About Science

[embedded content] Isn’t it great when people get together to reasonably discuss ideas? Sadly, this recent BBC clip isn’t that. It features highlights of a climate change conversation between physicist Brian Cox and Australian politician Malcolm Roberts. Cox uses evidence to support the idea of global climate change, while Roberts denies ...

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This Year, Every Vote Is a Vote for or Against Climate Change

Yesterday, the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia aired a five and a half minute video about climate change. Directed by James Cameron and narrated by Sigourney Weaver, it featured Don Cheadle, Jack Black, America Ferrera, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and other celebs. Instead of scientists and hockey sticks, it had forest ...

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Forests synchronize their growth in response to climate change

A new study, with the participation of UPM, has revealed a growing synchrony in ring-width patterns of trees in response to global warming. A multidisciplinary research team consisting of Russian and Spanish researchers, with the participation of a female researcher from School of Forestry Engineering and Natural Resources at Universidad ...

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