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Scientific Facts and the Paris Climate Agreement

Today’s guest post is by Joe Jordan. Joe worked in the atmospheric and space sciences for decades at NASA’s Ames Research Center (Bay Area), before teaching at Cabrillo College and in the meteorology/climate, mathematics, and environmental sciences departments at San Jose State University.  In addition, he has done science media work (especially radio), and leads occasional public outings featuring astronomy/stargazing and “physics …

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Why Aren’t We Talking about the Melting Glaciers?

Everyone (who is paying attention) knows that Greenland, Canada, Alaska, and Antarctica are losing a lot of ice. According to NASA and Princeton University’s Harig and Simons, they are losing 387 billion tons of ice/glaciers per year. I need to say this again: 387 billion tons of ice per year!  And that’s not the worst part.  Antarctic glaciers …

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Can Kids Sue the Government for Failing to Act on Climate Change?

I love this!  Finally, 21 kids may have the opportunity to force the government to stop the devastation that Climate Change has and will continue to wreak on earth. It’s about time! Dr. James Hansen, an adjunct professor at Columbia University and former director of NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies is the guardian of “future generations” …

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Most of Congress Disagrees With Their Constituents on Climate Change

Did you know that our congressional representatives are NOT representing us on Climate Change? I’m confused. I thought our congressional representatives were supposed to “represent” our beliefs when they vote on initiatives that impact us.  If 76% of Americans believe that climate change is caused by man, then why is it that only 41% of …

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Why Isn’t Climate Change Being Discussed in the Debates?

I just read a disturbing quote from the Boston Globe: “Thursday, while the nation debated the relative size of Republican genitalia, something truly awful happened. Across the northern hemisphere, the temperature, if only for a few hours, apparently crossed a line: it was more than two degrees Celsius above “normal” for the first time in recorded …

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Why We Need to Stop Fracking

Oil and natural gas companies are secretly drilling oil and gas wells using a technique called hydraulic fracturing or fracking. Each well requires approximately one million gallons of water that ismixed with chemicals that are toxic and carcinogenic.  There are thousands of these wells in the United States and the oil companies keep drilling more and more. …

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