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Revised Figures Show Federal Economists Understate the Cost of Climate Impacts

Revised Figures Show Federal Economists Understate the Cost of Climate Impacts

Revised data from a key economic model used by federal agencies shows the costs of climate change impacts could be twice as high as estimated.… Read More

Arctic Ice Melt Adding More Heat to the Atmosphere Than Previously Thought

Arctic Ice Melt Adding More Heat to the Atmosphere Than Previously Thought

“Basically, we have an estimate that the solar cooling effect coming from the Northern Hemisphere cryosphere has decreased significantly over the past 30 years, says climatologist Mark Flanner… Read More

The Great Water Heist

The Great Water Heist

The research shows that the past 150 years have been five times dustier than the average for the last five millennia.… Read More

Running Toward Empty?: Part Two

Running Toward Empty?: Part Two

During the past few decades of rapid growth in water use, “the hydrological cycle in the region began to change, write Tim Barnett and David Pierce of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.… Read More

Running Toward Empty?

Running Toward Empty?

Even without any drying that could occur from climate change over the next few decades, the fact is that people have been taking more water from the river basin than actually flows there on average.… Read More

It’s Official: 2010 in a Statistical Tie for Warmest Year On Record

It’s Official: 2010 in a Statistical Tie for Warmest Year On Record

Both NOAA and NASA reported today that 2010 tied with 2005 for the title of warmest year on record.… Read More

US Not On Track To Meet Renewable Fuel Targets, Study Says

“The key point is that we’ve reached a wall, so we can’t place any more ethanol into our system, says Wallace Tyner, an agricultural economist from Purdue University.… Read More

Arctic Sea Ice Hits New December Low, Related to “Arctic Paradox” Weather Pattern

Arctic Sea Ice Hits New December Low, Related to “Arctic Paradox” Weather Pattern

The atmospheric circulation in question is the same weather pattern that contributed to the post-Christmas blizzard in the northeastern U.S., and the extreme cold and snow that gripped much of Europe during December. … Read More