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The Dangerous Myth That Climate Change Is Reversible

In reaction to a recent column on climate change published in the New York Times and written by Joe Nocera, Joe Romm of Climate Progress points out that cutting carbon emissions will not reverse the effects of climate change. A 2009 paper from NOAA explained that climate change is “largely irreversible for 1000 years”, but the

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In Hot Water: Global Warming Has Accelerated In Past 15 Years, New Study Of Oceans Confirms

New research shows that global warming is accelerating and the so-called “missing heat” of climate change has been found in the deep ocean. Oceans have warmed dramatically over the past 30 years; with 90% of overall global warming going to heating the oceans. The slowed warming of surface air has “lulled people into a false

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Will nanowires provide a breakthrough for solar power efficiency?

For many years scientists have tried to construct solar cells that exceed the Shockley-Queisser limit. This limit refers to the fact that photovoltaics currently recover less than a third of the sun’s power, but new studies propose that using nanowires could help increase their efficiency considerably. “The unique light-absorbing characteristics of nanoscopic structures could have

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Keystone Pipeline, worth the risk?

The ExxonMobil spill in Arkansas on Friday March 29th has been spewing black sludge called dilbit in to unsuspecting residents yards and roadways. Dilbit, which comes from tar sands AND is exactly what would be flowing through the Keystone XL pipeline, isn’t technically oil and therefore is not covered by the Oil Spill Liability Fund that oil

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