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Western US could become nearly snowless due to climate change – The Washington Post

Due to rising temperatures, the region has already lost 20 percent of its snowpack since the 1950s. That’s enough water to fill Lake Mead, the nation’s largest human-made reservoir. It stands to lose another half, and possibly more, later this…

Vince Bolduc: Better urban and regional planning can reduce global warming – vtdigger.org

This commentary is by Vince Bolduc, who holds a Ph.D. in sociology and is a professor emeritus at St. Michael’s College. He is coauthor of “Vermont in Transition” and the five “Pulse of Vermont” publications on quality of life. He…

Demand-side solutions to climate change mitigation consistent with high levels of well-being – Nature.com

1. Mundaca, L., Ürge-Vorsatz, D. & Wilson, C. Demand-side approaches for limiting global warming to 1.5 °C. Energy Effic. 12, 343–362 (2019). Google Scholar  2. Bajželj, B. et al. Importance of food-demand management for climate mitigation. Nat. Clim. Change 4, 924–929…

Devastating Pacific Northwest Floods Could Carry a Climate Warning – Scientific American

The Pacific Northwest is still reeling after a series of devastating floods and landslides spurred by torrential rains last week. Floodwaters across western Washington state and British Columbia swamped homes, swept away vehicles, destroyed roads and highways, and cut off…

Can the Sun’s 11-Year Cycle Explain Global Warming? – SciTechDaily

An analysis of observational data and a large climate model finds Earth’s 11-year cycle is out of sync with solar fluctuations. The Earth’s global climate system fluctuates in 11-year and 3,5-year cycles find Yizhak Feliks, Justin Small, and Michael Ghil….

Climate Change Increases Chance of Wildfires in California – The New York Times

The hottest summer days in the Sierra Nevada in California greatly increase the risk that wildfires will ignite or spread, and as the planet keeps warming the risks will increase even more, scientists said Wednesday. The research, which examined daily…

Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, 59, Dies; Linked Weather Disasters to Climate Change – The New York Times

The lack of peer review made some in the scientific community uncomfortable, Dr. Cullen said. “We were still trying to convince other scientists that this could be done,” she said, adding that Dr. van Oldenborgh’s expertise and leadership were critical…

Consensus Revisited: Do Scientists Still Believe in Anthropogenic (Human-Caused) Climate Change? – SciTechDaily

How has scientific agreement on the anthropogenic nature of climate change evolved in 10 years? Scientific support for the link between human activity and climate change has strengthened to the extent that there is now near universal agreement. Whereas in…

Climate change: Over 99.9% of studies agree that global warming is mainly caused by humans – Daily Mail

Global warming is our fault, according to a new study that analysed tens of thousands of climate change papers, finding that over 99.9 per cent of them agree.   In total 88,125 studies published from 2012 to 2020 were reviewed by…

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