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With our planet's temperature baseline ever rising, it is only a matter of time before we experience global weather patterns of outrageous proportion. The warmer it gets, the greater the risks become. Warmer temperatures add energy to earth's environmental systems creating extremes that far outpace ...
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A unprecedented lightning storm recently hit Venice Beach, killing one and injuring at least 13 others. Unusual weather events like this could be evidence of our impact on the planet, and are not to be taken lightly. The person killed was only 20 years old, swimming in the water with no forewarning....
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A NOAA-led study finds that over the past 30 years, the location where tropical cyclones reach maximum intensity has been shifting toward the poles in both the northern and southern hemispheres at a rate of about 35 miles, or one-half degree of latitude, per decade. According to the study...
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As most of you know already, England’s dramatic sequence of winter storms since December has resulted in its worst winter on record.  England’s records go back 248 years.  (Al Jazeera is reporting 300 years).  Who knows if such a series of storms has ever occurred since the climate st...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Hurricane Sandy is now a gauge of the region’s new fragility. Climate change and extreme weather are presenting government — and the public — with some overwhelming choices. The authorities must not only reopen the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, but also ponder whether to put up sea gat...
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  by Yvon Chouinard My friend Tom Brokaw recently wrote an op-ed about an issue gone missing in this election -- the war, the two wars, we’ve been involved in for the past decade, that so far have taken 5,000 American lives and a trillion dollars out of the treasury. Tom’s ...
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