August 1, 2016

NYT: Climate Change Divide Bursts to Forefront in Presidential Campaign

WASHINGTON — During the 2012 race for president, the issue of climate change was nearly invisible. President Obama and his Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, almost never spoke about it, and it did not come up during their debates. There was far more talk of ramping up oil and gas production than cutting emissions. But this […]

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July 30, 2016

Minneapolis StarTribune: Growing corn like it’s 2065 to study climate change effects

At the University of Minnesota, researchers are growing corn in greenhouses like it’s the year 2065. The effort is part of a long-term plan to study how corn will grow under weather conditions considerably different from today’s, predicted in climate change models for a half-century out. “Many models show that with increasing temperatures we could […]

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July 30, 2016

The New Yorker: Where was climate change at the party conventions?

If you watched the political conventions during the past two weeks, you heard a lot about isis and national security and police and race and jobs. You didn’t hear much, though, about climate change, despite the fact that it’s arguably the most consequential long-term problem the U.S. faces, and one that requires government action. Yet […]

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July 29, 2016

Reno Gazette-Journal: Lake Tahoe warming faster than ever

The biggest alpine lake in North America is warming faster than ever thanks in large part to a changing global climate. That’s according to scientists who study Lake Tahoe to produce reports on everything from water temperature to clarity to invasive species. The latest data in the State of the Lakereport shows average water temperature in the […]

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July 29, 2016

Scientific American: Climate Change Fingerprints Are All over California Wildfires

Reports this week from the front lines of the Sand Fire in Southern California painted the scene as apocalyptic. The drought-fueled blaze was explosive, fast-moving and devastating, burning through 38,000 acres in the Santa Clarita Valley and forcing the evacuation of more than 10,000 homes. If the state’s wildfire season holds true to forecasts, the Sand Fire will be […]

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