Parents beware: Halloween is coming, and some real monsters are out there. We tend to think climate warming is harmless and far in the future. But Burmese pythons, endemic in Florida, are already living in Washington, D.C. GR
East coast Americans still remember last winter’s “snowmageddon.” Extreme weather may affect Westerners more this year, according to the National Weather Service, basing its forecasts on a strong La Nina and the North Atlantic Oscillation. GR
The headline of this New York Times article should read: Climate Change Denial is Tea Party Article of Faith. Tea Party Congressional candidates are skeptical about climate warming and oppose cap-and-trade. Their views come from the oil industry, talk-radio pundits, and the Bible. Be sure to vote.
The annual Arctic Report Card is out, and the grades aren’t good. According to the report, Arctic temperatures are rising again after a year of relatively slow warming in 2009. This increase in temperature is a great cause for concern as atmospheric scientists attribute the melting of Arctic ice caps and glaciers as a cause
Is home energy efficiency actually important for reducing carbon dioxide emissions and slowing climate change? The secretary of energy, Steven Chu, certainly believes so. From tackling efficiency projects such as insulating to prevent drafts to using the dishwasher as opposed to washing dishes by hand, Chu addresses a variety of home energy dilemmas posed to