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How would a historian in 2393 write about this century if we continue self-destructively ignoring climate science -- and as a result modern civilization as we know it had collapsed 300 years earlier? To find out, read the excellent and unique new book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway.
The Japan Meteorological Agency reported Monday that June was the hottest in more than 120 years of record-keeping. That follows the hottest May and hottest April on record. It seems all but certain more records will be broken in the coming months, thanks to global warming.
If the waters are rising around you, and your current course of action must inevitably lead to your total inundation and death, is that “drowning”? Common sense says, yes -- which means Miami and the Everglades and all of South Florida are drowning.
It is a false choice that we must choose between cutting CO2 (the biggest long-term threat to the climate) and super pollutants like methane (that are far more potent at trapping heat in the shorter term). We must do both to sustain a livable climate.
While deeply flawed, the new climate fiction movie "Snowpiercer" totally passes the “Lost” test. Like the mind-bending TV series, the movie is very entertaining if you don’t spend any time thinking about the plot and you do not watch the last 5 minutes.
"The most succinct, systematic treatment of intergenerational principles left to us by the founders is that which was provided by Thomas Jefferson in his famous September 6, 1789 letter to James Madison." Didn't know that? Read on.