Copenhagen Diagnosis

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Copenhagen Diagnosis

  • Published: Nov 23rd, 2009

The Copenhagen Diagnosis is a major climate change report released on November 24, 2009. Key findings in the report include that climate-related changes are happening faster than scientists expected only a few years ago and that the average scientific projection for sea level rise has increased sharply.

Acres Burned in Washington

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Acres Burned in Washington

  • Published: Sep 2nd, 2009

Wildfires in Washington State have increased significantly in recent years, a shift that appears linked to climate change.

Arctic Sea Ice: Heat Shield

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Arctic Sea Ice: Heat Shield

  • Published: Sep 1st, 2009

Arctic sea ice acts like a heat shield, reflecting most of the sun’s energy. As the ice has melted back, it reflects less, and the planet is absorbing more heat.

Nationwide: August Days over 95 Degrees

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Nationwide: August Days over 95 Degrees

  • Published: Aug 19th, 2009

Present vs. projected August days over 95 degrees Fahrenheit

Nationwide: August Days over 90 Degrees

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Nationwide: August Days over 90 Degrees

  • Published: Aug 19th, 2009

Present vs. projected August days over 90 degrees Fahrenheit

CO2 Injection

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CO2 Injection

  • Published: May 19th, 2009

CO2 captured from coal-fired electric power plants may be injected for storage into porous layers of rock and sand deep underground.

CO2 Capture

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CO2 Capture

  • Published: May 19th, 2009

In coal-burning power plants, CO2 can be captured for transport to storage sites.

US Temperature Projections

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US Temperature Projections

  • Published: May 19th, 2009

If current trends in burning coal and other fossil fuels continue, average temperatures in the U.S. are projected to increase by roughly 10°F by 2100.