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Fifteen out of twenty-nine sitting Republican governors deny climate science despite the overwhelming level of scientific consensus. None of the country’s Democratic governors have made public statements denying climate change.
Linda Alexander's insight:
Urban Mayors seem to be a lot smarter than most of our governors....
“A new study released today profiles 100 leading sustainability innovations - we showcase the top 10, featuring carbon-neutral plastic, recycling kiosks and an ethical smartphone (10 leading sustainability innovations - The Guardian”
A major federal study outlines the sweeping effects of rising temperatures, including droughts, devastating storms and dying forests.
Linda Alexander's insight:
It's difficult to live in a specific location and draw broad, sweeping conclusions, but Arizona is hotter and dryer than when we lived here 20 years ago. I know the same is true for Nevada and California. Ohio is much wetter, although this winter's cold snap surely ramps up climate doubters, but there is little debate within the "real" scientific community.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — States where hydraulic fracturing is taking place have seen a surge in earthquake activity, raising suspicions that the unconventional drilling method could be to blame, especially the wells where the industry disposes ...
"With seven billion people now living on Earth, the ever growing demand is putting unprecedented pressure on global resources—especially forests, water, and food. How can Earth’s resources be managed best to support so many people? One key is tracking the sum of what is available, and perhaps nothing is better suited to that task than satellites."
Treasury secretaries dating to the Nixon years backed a new report predicting a heavy loss of coastal properties, a shift of farming northward, and dangerous outdoor conditions because of climate change.
Speaking at the University of California, Irvine, President Obama likened those who deny climate change to people who would have told John F. Kennedy, at the dawn of the space program, that the moon “was made of cheese.”
“The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and ICLEI, the largest worldwide association of local governments, released a study last week showing how climate change has become a priority for cities across the globe, entitled the “Urban Climate Change...”
Two widely used neonicotinoids — a class of insecticide — appear to significantly harm honeybee colonies over the winter, particularly during colder winters, according to a new study from Harvard School of Public Health.