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What's Inside The Coal Industry's Rhetorical Playbook

Inside The Coal Industry's Rhetorical PlaybookIf citizens have heard anything about the upheaval in the U.S. coal industry, it is probably the insistence that President Obama and the EPA have waged a “war on coal.”

How We Discovered The World's Largest Tropical Peatland

How We Discovered The World's Largest Tropical Peatland, Deep In The Jungles Of CongoIn the geographical heart of Africa lies a huge wetland. After years of exploring these remote swamps, our research shows that the region contains the most extensive tropical peatland on Earth.

The Pros And Mostly Cons Of CO2 Emissions

The Pros And Mostly Cons Of CO2 Emissions What, quantitatively, is the social cost of carbon dioxide—the economic damage caused by a 1-ton increase in emissions or the benefits of a 1-ton decrease?

How Ancient Climate Change Drove The Rise Of Reptiles

How Ancient Climate Change Drove The Rise Of ReptilesAfter lying largely forgotten in a museum for decades, a set of fossilised footprints have revealed a new glimpse of the world when reptiles began taking over from amphibians as the dominant land animals.

Global Warming Is Already Changing Genes

Global Warming Is Already Changing GenesGlobal climate change has already impacted every aspect of life on Earth, from genes to entire ecosystems, according to a new study in Science.

Global Warming Already Causing Local Extinctions

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Almost half of plant and animal species have experienced local extinctions due to climate change, research reveals, with the tropics suffering the most pronounced loss.

Trump's Climate Policy Has The Lives Of Billions In His Hands

Trump's Climate Policy Has The Lives Of Billions In His HandsPresident-elect Donald Trump has been unclear so far on how many of his campaign pledges he actually intends to see through. Hopeful Democrats and moderates have clung to this uncertainty as reason to hope that a Trump presidency wouldn’t be as bad as they feared.

What To Do About The Climate Change Hotspots

What To Do About The Climate Change HotspotsThe consequences of climate change are already being felt all over the globe. But some regions are particularly affected. These so-called “hotspots” are areas where strong physical and ecological effects of climate change come together with large numbers of vulnerable and poor people and communities.

What Will The World Actually Look Like At 1.5°C Of Warming?

What Will The World Actually Look Like At 1.5°C Of Warming?The high ambition of the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to “well below 2°C”, was driven by concern over long-term sea level rise. A warmer climate inevitably means melting ice – you don’t need a computer model to predict this, it is simple common sense.

How Climate Change Is Affecting All Life On Earth

How Climate Change Is Affecting All Life On EarthMore than a dozen authors from different universities and nongovernmental organizations around the world have concluded, based on an analysis of hundreds of studies, that almost every aspect of life on Earth has been affected by climate change.