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Climate change: 7 questions on 2 degrees (Opinion) – CNN.com

April 25th, 2015

‘Humans never have lived on a planet that’s 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 Fahrenheit) warmer than it was before we started burning fossil fuels, in the late 1800s, and climate experts say we risk fundamentally changing life on this planet if we do cross that 2-degree mark.’

via Climate change: 7 questions on 2 degrees (Opinion) – CNN.com.

Why Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical Is So Important – US News

April 18th, 2015

‘This summer, Pope Francis will deliver the first major encyclical of his papacy. It will be on climate change and the environment. Encyclicals are a big deal, just one level below a papal bull.’

via Why Pope Francis’ Climate Change Encyclical Is So Important – US News.

▶ Real Time with Bill Maher: Zombie Lies – Environmental Edition (HBO) – YouTube

April 18th, 2015

Real Time with Bill Maher: Zombie Lies – Environmental Edition (HBO)

via ▶ Real Time with Bill Maher: Zombie Lies – Environmental Edition (HBO) – YouTube.

Ocean acidification triggered mass extinctions 252 million years ago

April 18th, 2015

‘The mass extinction at the boundary of the Permian and Triassic eras 252 million years ago was caused by the acidification of the world’s oceans, as a consequence of an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide.’

via Ocean acidification triggered mass extinctions 252 million years ago.

Prime Minister Modi says India must lead on climate change – The Washington Post

April 16th, 2015

‘NEW DELHI — During speeches in recent weeks, India’s prime minister has derided developed countries that “destroyed nature,” has touted his own solar projects and has even said yoga might help fight climate change.’

via Prime Minister Modi says India must lead on climate change – The Washington Post.

UN chief to open Vatican conference on Pope Francis’ upcoming climate change encyclical | Fox News

April 16th, 2015

‘NEW YORK – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis’ highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.’

via UN chief to open Vatican conference on Pope Francis’ upcoming climate change encyclical | Fox News.

If We Dig Out All Our Fossil Fuels, Here’s How Hot We Can Expect It to Get – NYTimes.com

April 16th, 2015

‘World leaders are once again racing to avert disastrous levels of global warming through limits on greenhouse gas emissions. An agreement may be in reach, but because of the vast supplies of inexpensive fossil fuels, protecting the world from climate change requires the even more difficult task of disrupting today’s energy markets.’

via If We Dig Out All Our Fossil Fuels, Here’s How Hot We Can Expect It to Get – NYTimes.com.

Vatican Announces Major Summit On Climate Change | ThinkProgress

April 16th, 2015

‘Catholic officials announced on Tuesday plans for a landmark climate change-themed conference to be hosted at the Vatican later this month, the latest in Pope Francis’ faith-rooted campaign to raise awareness about global warming.’

via Vatican Announces Major Summit On Climate Change | ThinkProgress.

Climate change seen bringing more fires, less snow to Yellowstone | Reuters

April 9th, 2015

‘(Reuters) – Predicted climate changes bringing warmer and drier conditions to Yellowstone National Park will likely fuel catastrophic wildfires, cause declines in mountain snows and threaten the survival of animals and plants, scientists said on Thursday.’

via Climate change seen bringing more fires, less snow to Yellowstone | Reuters.

Climate Change: White House to Spotlight Risks to Human Health – NBC News.com

April 8th, 2015

‘Climate change isn’t just a danger to the planet. It’s hazardous to your health.

That’s the message the White House will present Tuesday as it releases a report on the warming planet — and announces steps that companies like Google and Microsoft are taking to mitigate its impact on human health, from air quality to the spread of disease.’

via Climate Change: White House to Spotlight Risks to Human Health – NBC News.com.