Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) barred state officials from using the term “climate change.” making Florida the butt of countless jokes. But the joke is on all of us: There's now a trillion-dollar real-estate bubble in coastal property. When it bursts, U.S. taxpayers -- all of us -- will have to pay.
Arctic sea ice has been in a death spiral for over 30 years with serious implications for extreme weather, sea level rise and permafrost melt. As the surface area of sea ice has declined, the ice thickness during the summer minimum dropped a remarkable 85% from 1975 to 2012.