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“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity” Einstein
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath The world must almost completely decarbonize in the next 30-35 years, and the vast majority of fossil fuels be left in the ground, if we are to have any hope of tackling climate change effectively, a…
Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath The world must almost completely decarbonize in the next 30-35 years, and the vast majority of fossil fuels be left in the ground, if we are to have any hope of tackling climate change effectively, a new Climate Council report has warned. The warning is based on one of the major
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In this year of major climate decisions, we need to remember who’s really responsible for global warming and the problems it is causing. Yes, climate change derives from industrial activity, but few of us realize exactly how much. A study called Natural…
In this year of major climate decisions, we need to remember who’s really responsible for global warming and the problems it is causing. Yes, climate change derives from industrial activity, but few of us realize exactly how much. A study called Natural Capital At Risk has now come close to quantifying the amount. It’s high enough
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Chemists have discovered a cheap way to take CO2 from the air and create carbon nanofibers, which are a coveted manufacturing material. Taking a problem waste material and turning it into a valuable resource is a fantastic way to incentivize action. It remains to be seen if the process can be scaled up, but the developers are optimistic.
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Artist and music producer Brian Eno wrote one of my very favorite books: A Year with Swollen Appendices, which takes the form of his personal diary of the year 1995 with essayistic chapters (the 'swollen appendices') on topics like 'edge culture,' generative music, new ways of singing, pretension, CD-ROMs (a relevant topic back then), and payment structures for recording artists (a relevant topic again today).
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July 2015 was the warmest month ever recorded for the globe. Global oceans were also record warm for July. January-July 2015 was also record warm for the globe... seeing a pattern here? We're in some serious hot water.
http://1.usa.gov/1ValzJH
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Over the last 40 years, the state of California has been investing in energy efficiency initiatives, to the tune of about $1 billion per year, and these efforts have saved its residents some $90 billion in utility costs, created “hundreds of thousands” of…
Over the last 40 years, the state of California has been investing in energy efficiency initiatives, to the tune of about $1 billion per year, and these efforts have saved its residents some $90 billion in utility costs, created
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July 2015 Was the Warmest Single Month Ever Recorded on Planet Earth

The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has just announced that July 2015 had the warmest global surface temperature ever recorded for planet Earth: 

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201507

Note: This does not mean that July 2015 was the warmest month that ever happened on planet Earth. Just the warmest month in the past 1627 months since January 1880 (when the NOAA period-of-record began).

2014 was the warmest year in that record. However, 2015 is well on its way to eclipsing 2014 for the warmest calendar year on record, given the global records that have already been set this year, and the very strong El Nino conditions currently present in the tropical Pacific.

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #science   #sciencecommunication  
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#DidYouKnow  the effect of lost productivity in the workplace loses companies $1.1 trillion per year? We have 10 #Tips‬  to save money and reduce waste in your workplace to boost productivity!

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If you’ve been dragging yourself through the daily 9-to-5 grind, implementing even just a few of these green workplace steps will help you reduce waste.
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You may remember a larger white blob on the map of the Arctic from your childhood geography class. That's not early onset Alzheimer's, that's climate change. There's been a dramatic decline in the Arctic sea ice extent in the past decade that's caused the world's foremost mapmakers to redraw their trusted atlas.
http://bit.ly/1TMqPki
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...that's shocking.  If anyone's on the fence about effect (even if they don't believe the cause)...
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