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I wrote about this last week -- and along comes a new study in Nature and basically confirms that it's a big deal. 
There's no good news to be found in the latest numbers on how much carbon the Arctic contains, or how fast it could come out.
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Solar + battery systems for homes are coming fast, says a new report 
The way we get power is "at a metaphorical fork in the road," says a new report by the Rocky Mountain Institute.
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Today I take a close look at the Arctic permafrost emissions problem, which...is a bigger and bigger problem the closer you look. 
Rapid Arctic warming is expected to lead to the melting of permafrost, which will emit carbon dioxide and methane to the atmosphere.
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Renewables are taking off -- but can they catch up to fossil fuels in a time frame that actually gives us a chance to stave off the worst of global warming? 
The world generated 9.1 percent of its energy from renewables last year. That's still not enough.
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Have you made this mistake? blame your brain 
It's all about the brain's automatic process of categorization.
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I'd bet that we don't need to look for weird  cognitive rationales here, but rather a bit of common sense coupled with a bit of laziness.  Most of us are equipped with recycling bins that don't accommodate irregular objects that well.  And so if we were to recycle many crumpled up bits of paper, we'd have to spend time and effort on flattening them out first.
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Yup, looks like the Arctic did set yet another sea ice (low) record 
Ice experts have announced that this year saw a new low for maximum sea ice extent.
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It will be depolarizing, and it will be productive. 
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+Karim Younes you said: If so, why is industry fighting it tooth and nail then?

Well, some are and some arnt. As there are going to be winners and losers, those that stand to lose are fighting, those that stand to gain, supporting... kinda the way business run things since... well.. forever...
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Economists and behavioral thinkers on how to get a lot of water savings without mandatory approaches. 
Non-mandatory pricing mechanisms and behavioral "nudges" have a crucial role to play during the drought.
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Do whatever a good virus does...👣
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My latest, reporting from the front lines of climate change! 
Sunny skies, palm trees, and climate adaptation in Southeast Florida.
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In Florida; sanity rears its unwelcome head.
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Really fun to get my Galileo books off the shelf.... 
For starters, Galileo did not discover that the Earth is round. And there's more.
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Willful ignorance is no excuse. To take but a single example: "It used to be [that] it is accepted scientific wisdom the Earth is flat, and this heretic named Galileo was branded a denier."

Ah, no it wasn't. Not by the majority of those who were remotely scientific.

The greeks knew Earth was round and, in fact, had calculated its circumference to within a few hundred miles. Eratosthenes figured this out a couple of hundred years BCE (see link below).

Hey Senator Cruz: "Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." -- Mark Twain

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eratosthenes
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Do you agree that doing one green thing offsets doing one not-so-green thing?
Meet the rationalizations that researchers have dubbed "compensatory green beliefs."
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I believe that it is human nature to rationalize our behavior and much of what we pass as law reflects our nature.
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Science says environmentalists really do feel your pain 
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Chris Mooney is a science and political journalist, blogger, podcaster, and experienced trainer of scientists in the art of communication. He is the author of four books, including the New York Times bestselling The Republican War on Science and the forthcoming The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science and Reality (April 2012). He blogs for Science Progress, a website of the Center for American Progress and Center for American Progress Action Fund, and is a host of the Point of Inquiry podcast.
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