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Archive: Climate

17 Aug 2015

Global Extinction Rates: Why Do Estimates Vary So Wildly?

by FRED PEARCE
Is it 150 species a day or 24 a day or far less than that? Prominent scientists cite dramatically different numbers when estimating the rate at which species are going extinct. Why is that? READ MORE

10 Aug 2015

With Climate Change, a Terrifying New Normal for Western Firefighters

by DANIEL GLICK AND TED WOOD
In the last two decades, officials in Colorado have watched as massive, months-long wildfires have become a regular occurrence in their state. A Yale Environment 360 video goes onto the front lines with Colorado firefighters who describe what it’s like to continuously confront deadly blazes fueled by a hotter, drier climate. READ MORE

27 Jul 2015

Why the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement May Ultimately Win

by MARC GUNTHER
The fossil fuel divestment campaign has so far persuaded only a handful of universities and investment funds to change their policies. But if the movement can help shift public opinion about climate change, its organizers say, it will have achieved its primary goal. READ MORE

09 Jul 2015

How Can We Make People Care About Climate Change?

by RICHARD SCHIFFMAN
Norwegian psychologist Per Espen Stoknes has studied why so many people have remained unconcerned about climate change. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about the psychological barriers to public action on climate and how to overcome them. READ MORE

07 Jul 2015

A Clash of Green and Brown: Germany Struggles to End Coal

by CHRISTIAN SCHWAGERL
A recent battle over imposing a “climate fee” on coal-fired power plants highlights Germany’s continuing paradox: Even as the nation aspires to be a renewable energy leader, it is exploiting its vast reserves of dirty brown coal. READ MORE

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27 Aug 2015: In Northern Canada Peaks, Scientists Are Tracking Impact of Vanishing Ice

24 Aug 2015: Research Links Amazon Fires and North American Hurricanes

20 Aug 2015: Global Warming Has Worsened California Drought By Roughly 25 Percent

19 Aug 2015: Muslim Scholars Issue Call To End Fossil Fuel Use and Protect Climate

18 Aug 2015: How West Antarctica Could Melt If Greenhouse Emissions Continue to Rise

14 Aug 2015: Climate Impact of Wasted Meat Much Larger Than Other Foods, Study Finds

13 Aug 2015: Dangerously Hot and Humid Days Soon Will Become Regular Occurrences

12 Aug 2015: Warmer Winters Are Leading to More Wild Boars in Europe, Research Finds

11 Aug 2015: Cost of Producing Wind Power Reached a New Low in the U.S. Last Year

07 Aug 2015: New Zealand Will Shutter Last Remaining Coal Power Plants, Officials Say


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