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2016 on Track to be World’s Hottest Year on Record

2016 on Track to be World’s Hottest Year on Record

The Earth is warming at a faster rate than expected and this year is on track to be the hottest year on record, according to a report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). NOAA Arctic sea ice has also melted earlier and faster than usual, another indicator of climate change, says the organization. “Another month, […]

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    Our Fossil-Fueled Future: World Energy in 2040

    Our Fossil-Fueled Future: World Energy in 2040

    TomDispatch By Michael T. Klare What sort of fabulous new energy systems will the world possess in 2040? Which fuels will supply the bulk of our energy needs? And how will that change the global energy equation, international politics and the planet’s health? If the experts at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are right, […]

    Arctic is Caught in Rapid Melt ‘Death Spiral’

    Arctic is Caught in Rapid Melt ‘Death Spiral’

    TckTckTck By Heather Libby “The record or near-records being reported from year to year in the Arctic are no longer anomalies or exceptions. Really they have become the rule for us, or the norm that we see in the Arctic and that we expect to see for the forseeable future” – Jackie Richter-Menge, U.S. Army […]

    Alaska Oil Well Blowout—A Reminder of Drilling’s Dangers

    Alaska Oil Well Blowout—A Reminder of Drilling’s Dangers

    The Wilderness Society By Tim Woody The first news from Alaska’s North Slope reads like the beginning of a disaster movie. Oil workers on a drilling rig hit a pocket of gas and quickly evacuate to avoid the hazard of an explosion as gas bursts from the ground. The well is out of control and […]