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Was this winter’s weather due to climate change?

Scientists have agreed that, unusual as some weather event may be, a single event cannot by itself be clearly linked to the climate change they are predicting is going to occur as a result of the greenhouse gases we humans … Continue reading

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How could global warming make our winters colder?

It seems pretty obvious to most people living in northern Europe, and both northern and southern states in America this winter that global warming is certainly not happening to them.  Yes, it’s warmer in Alaska than usual, but banks of … Continue reading

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The amazing Homo sapiens

Homo sapiens, that species of which we are members, is an astonishing organism.  We have learned, invented, ventured, discovered, and done things that no other species in the five billion years of our planet’s history has ever accomplished. And yet for … Continue reading

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Homo sapiens is facing the twin challenges of environmental pollution and militarism.  Each is potentially destructive enough on its own to lead to the extinction of our species.  In addition, they may each escalate the intensity of the other.  As food … Continue reading

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A ray of black light?

The Journal of Geophysical Research Atmospheres has just published the results of a world-wide study that might, paradoxically, contain a kernel of good news about climate change.  Admittedly, it does require the acceptance that climate change is happening and that … Continue reading

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A hopeful look at global warming

Let’s assume for the sake of this discussion that serious climate change is happening including rising temperatures, acidification of the oceans, continued mass extinction of plant and animal species, reduced crop yields, water shortages, and air pollution.  Let’s also assume … Continue reading

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Is global warming a serious issue?

It is important to examine whether global warming is actually occurring, and if it is, whether it is due to human activity that we can do something about. But I’d like to look first at what scientists are saying they … Continue reading

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