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Two Notable Reports

First, The New Yorker delivers a chilling report on valley fever. I came of age in Phoenix, which you might call ground zero for valley fever, so I heard a great deal about the disease growing up, but nothing to match what has happened in recent years in the American Southwest. Thanks in large part […]

Bad to Worse? Try “Dangerous” to “Catastrophic”

That’s the word from Nature, which has just published a new study that suggests the warming is even worse than scientists had thought.  (How many times have we heard that before?).  Slate has a succinct story (link to follow). The report says worldwide temps are spiraling upward.  Why?  Because as the planet gets hotter, those increasing temperatures […]

Obama and Climate Change? We Need More Than His Hot Air

Bill McKibben weighs in with a fine piece in the current Rolling Stone (link to follow), detailing the grim status of climate change action under President Obama. While it won’t come as any surprise if you’ve been watching the White House, it’s still stunning to consider, as McKibben does in his customarily fine fashion, how […]

Abrupt Climate Change–Fast and Deadly

Big report out yesterday from an expert panel at the National Academy of Sciences. It’s calling for an early warning system to alert us to abrupt climate change–the collapse of an ice sheet, for instance, that would rapidly–as in days–raise world sea levels ten to thirteen feet. If that doesn’t give you a chill, nothing […]

Warsaw Ends

And so what? Another UN climate change conference finished on a note that should surely hemorrhage any remaining sense of hope that substantive reductions in greenhouse gases will take place in the foreseeable future. After hundreds of environmentalists walked out near the end of the conference because they saw how futile the whole process had […]

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