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Texas Panhandle City Says ‘Enough’ on Middle East Refugees by BOB PRICE12 Jan 20162,265 The city of Amarillo now sports the dubious title of having the country’s highest ratio of refugees from Middle East nations. City officials are asking for … Continue reading

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oil prices plunge

Published on Dec 14, 2015 The Russian economy, which is heavily reliant on oil prices, is bearing the brunt of the low oil prices. For more on the falling oil and what it means for the Russian and Saudi economies … Continue reading

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Bring the Global Climate March home

The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21 or CMP 11 will be held in Paris,[1] from November 30 to December 11.[2] It will be the 21st yearly session of the Conference of the Parties to the 1992 United … Continue reading

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The vast ice sheet of Greenland

STEVE CONNOR  THURSDAY 26 JULY 2012 The vast ice sheet of Greenland, which holds enough water to raise global sea levels by 7.2 metres, underwent a remarkable transformation for a few days this month when scientists observed an unprecedented melting … Continue reading

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Scientists Weigh In On Climate Impacts Of Texas’ Devastating Floods by Emily Atkin Posted on May 27, 2015 at 2:46 pm Weather is not the same as climate, but the weather events in Texas and northern Mexico are unprecedented in … Continue reading

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carbon dioxide emissions

Countries are submitting their plans for emission reductions now for discussion at the Paris IPCC meeting. Plans are in the form of “Intended Nationally Determined Contributions” (INDCs). You can track INDCs submitted to date and analyses by several NGOs: WRI … Continue reading

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Climate change opinion

The Second National Risk and Culture Study: Making Sense of – and Making Progress In – The American Culture War of Fact When we reflect on controversial policy positions—“the death penalty doesn’t deter murder”; “climate change is a natural, cyclical … Continue reading

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aerosols

What are aerosols? Aerosols are fine, airborne particles consisting at least in part of solid material. Density of the basic materials of aerosols range from 1.0 g/cm3 (for soot) to 2.6 (for minerals). The ocean is a major source of … Continue reading

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Forbes on Ice

The monthly average Arctic sea ice extent for February was the third lowest in the satellite record. Through 2015, the linear rate of decline for February extent is 2.9% per decade. ref: http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/files/2015/03/Figure3.png Remember All Those Breathy Predictions About An … Continue reading

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budget on the climate

Published on Dec 6, 2013 The Grantham Institute for Climate Change Annual Lecture 2013, given by Professor Thomas Stocker, University of Bern, Switzerland and Co-chair of IPCC WGI CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere are now unprecedented in at least the … Continue reading

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