Fifty New Hampshire scientists called on the Republican presidential candidates Thursday to accept the “overwhelming” scientific evidence behind climate change. The scientists issued the joint statement Thursday just weeks before the Jan.
Zhang et al. (2011a) "examined the climate-crisis causal mechanism in a period [AD 1500-1800] that contained both periods of harmony and times of crisis," the most prominent of the latter of which was the General Crisis of the 17th Century (GCSC) in Europe, which was marked by widespread economic distress, social unrest, and population decline. This they did by examining linkages between temperature data and climate-driven economic variables that defined the "golden" and "dark" ages in Europe and North America.
The U.S. was founded by scientists, based in large part on the principles of science. So it is shocking to see mainstream politicians denying the validity of science for political reasons, practice long associated with authoritarian regimes.
Dozens of teenagers too young to vote performed a holiday-themed flash mob in downtown Vancouver on Sunday as a way of calling on the Canadian government to take action on climate change after its decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol.
After two weeks of negotiations in Durban, South Africa, the primary outcome of the 17th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), aka "COP17," was a decision to "adopt a universal legal agreement on climate change as soon as possible, and no later than 2015." Yep, that's it. The exercise demonstrated the inability of the world's leaders to execute the summit's hopeful theme: "Working Together, Saving Tomorrow Today." The actual theme was "Why Do Today What You Can Put Off Till Tomorrow."
Slow Food is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people‚ where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food...
A 460-page, in-depth report developed by Columbia University, the City University of New York, and Cornell University for the NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) says -- in no uncertain terms -- that New York State’s climate is changing, and cautions what its outcomes will be, and also offers recommendations for adapting to it.
According to the Texas Forest Service, as many as 500 million trees in the state -- roughly 10 percent of the forests there -- have been killed within the last year alone as a result of 2011's bizarre lack of rainfall.
Christine Shearer's extraordinary chronicle of a native Alaskan village's demise and inevitable relocation due to climate changes ranks as one of the most timely and important books to be published in 2011.
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