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The unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate change | World news | The Guardian

Thousands of Central American migrants trudging through Mexico towards the US have regularly been described as either fleeing gang violence or extreme poverty.But another crucial driving factor behind the migrant caravan has been harder to grasp: climate change. The unseen driver behind the migrant caravan: climate change thumbnail courtesy of theguardian.com

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With Congress and Trump on sidelines, climate change battle moves to courts

  When the state of New York went to court this week to accuse Exxon Mobil of misleading investors, it was just the latest demonstration by cities, counties, states and even a group of young Americans that they are fed up waiting for corporations, Congress or the White House to take action on global warming. […]

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A Record Number of Scientists Are Running for Congress, and They Get Climate Change

  More than a dozen scientists are candidates for U.S. House and Senate seats this year in a wave fueled by the Trump Administration’s anti-science agenda. Joseph Kopser, an aerospace engineer, Army veteran and Austin tech entrepreneur, is spending October on the campaign trail, Texas style. At a barbecue, a block party, even a hayride […]

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Man Locked Himself in DIY Biodome to Raise Awareness About Climate Change

  A Canadian man risked his life in an effort to educate the world about climate change. Kurtis Baute, aka the whimsical scientist, sealed himself in a DIY biodome to demonstrate the dangers of rising carbon dioxide levels. CTV News reports the man intended to remain in the structure for three days, relying solely on plants […]

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Climate change: Five cheap ways to remove CO2 from the atmosphere

  As well as rapidly reducing the carbon dioxide that we humans are pumping into the atmosphere in huge amounts, recent scientific assessments of climate change have all suggested that cutting emissions alone will not be enough to keep global temperatures from rising more than 1.5 or 2 degrees C. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

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Why conservatives keep gaslighting the nation about climate change

  Republican climate rhetoric shifts (again), but the goal remains the same. In recent years, leaders of the Republican Party have become aware that denying the existence of global warming makes them look like idiots. Changes in climate have become obvious, not just to scientists, but to ordinary people — they can be directly measured, […]

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Weak sun and El Nino events may create a colder and snowier than normal winter season in much of the eastern half of the USA

  The fast approaching solar minimum and its potential impact on the upcoming winter season By Meteorologist Paul Dorian Overview In the long term, the sun is the main driver of all weather and climate and multi-decadal trends in solar activity can have major impacts on oceanic and atmospheric temperatures. In addition, empirical observations have […]

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This Camera Will Take a 1000-Year Photo to Document Climate Change

  Climate change is arguably the most important challenge ever faced by our species, but the magnitude of the problem and timescales involved can make it difficult to conceptualize in human terms. To this end, the self-described “experimental philosopher” and artist Jonathon Keats has designed a pinhole camera that will take a 1,000-year exposure of […]

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How thinking like a geologist could help us fight climate change

  “Society as a whole is unable to think on anything like geologic time scales,” says Marcia Bjornerud. “Or even decadal time scales.” It’s clear that we need to think long-term about climate and the environment, but instead political leaders are constrained by the two-year Congressional cycle and those working in business are beholden to […]

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Prince Harry highlights daily threat of climate change on visit to Fiji

SYDNEY, Oct 24 (Reuters) – Prince Harry said on Wednesday climate change was a daily threat for the people of Fiji, and announced scholarships to study the problem, as he toured, with his wife Meghan, the South Pacific nation on the frontline of global warming. The royal couple was mobbed by crowds waving British and […]

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