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Recent Cold Weather No Support for Climate Change Skeptics

Recent Cold Weather No Support for Climate Change Skeptics

For climate change skeptics, recent days have been a prime example that climate scientists have exaggerated the global warming scare, with temperatures in the eastern US dropping 5 to 25 degrees F below average. However, even with this second round of anomalously low temperatures, 2014 average temperatures are not unusual in the longer temperature record, […]

Future Conservation Policy To Be Shaped by Scenario Planning

Future Conservation Policy To Be Shaped by Scenario Planning

The US Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced in July the publication of a new peer-reviewed document designed to help shape the future of conservation policy. The document, “Considering Multiple Futures: Scenario Planning to Address Uncertainty in Natural Resource Conservation,” introduces a planning method called scenario planning to policy managers and provides 12 conservation case […]

Understanding Our Ecosystems: A Global Effort

Understanding Our Ecosystems: A Global Effort

Even with the global increase in popular attention geared towards green-sustainable principles, at the levels of industry and individual lifestyle, it appears that biodiversity and vital ecosystem services continue to decline at an unprecedented rate. Given the considerable scale at which humans populate the Earth’s surface, and consume its natural resources, it would also appear […]

Solar Energy Vs. Fossil-Fueled Electricity

Solar Energy Vs. Fossil-Fueled Electricity

Many are already use to the original use of electricity and are afraid of change. Solar power has its ups and downs just like regular fossil-fueled electricity, but solar power has more benefits both in the categories of cost and for the environment. Both consumers and distributors have the power to make a difference in […]

Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands

The sands of time are shifting. But there’s something noticeably different about this shift. It appears to be going down a hill, gaining momentum, and shifting in unforeseen ways and direction. Crimea is just the latest example of it, and quite possibly, the potential catalyst and influence to a series of more dramatic shifts to […]

Report Claims UN Hid Lower Estimates of Global Warming

Report Claims UN Hid Lower Estimates of Global Warming

A report by the UK-based Global Warming Policy Foundation claims that the United Nations has hidden lower estimates of the future extent of global warming. Estimates of how much global warming will happen over the next 70-100 years if carbon dioxide levels doubled have been reduced. The measure, known as “climate sensitivity”, is a range […]