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Methane worse than carbon dioxide for global warming – The Missoulian

Jim Hanson sent in a letter complaining about how annoying George Ochenski’s Monday Missoulian column is, and I totally agree. As they said about George Herbert Walker Bush, our 41st president, Ochenski is “beginning to sound a bit shrill.” Ochenski…

Global Warming Is Pushing Microbes into Damaging Climate Feedback Loops & Raising Health Risks – InsideClimate News

All life on Earth evolved from microorganisms in the primordial slime, and billions of years later, the planet’s smallest life forms—including bacteria, plankton and viruses—are still fundamental to the biosphere. They cycle minerals and nutrients through soil, water and the…

I Am Part of the Climate-Change Problem. That’s Why I Wrote About It. – The New York Times

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I have written thousands of articles for The New York Times. Only one, so far, has cast me as a…

German Green Party Wants To Ban All Industrial Farming

The Green party in Germany said it will ban industrial farming to reduce global warming if it comes to power. The measure was proposed by Katrin Goering-Eckardt, the party’s leader in the Germany parliament, as part of a massive €100…

What is climate change? – CBC.ca

Climate change encompasses a range of atmospheric variants, including rising temperatures, extreme weather events and natural disasters such as wildfires and floods. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) There has been debate recently about whether climate change should actually be called a “climate…

Some Compelling Reasons Not to Give Up on Solving Climate Change

Reports that say we’re all doomed in the face of the climate crisis ignore a history of survival—and the opportunity to make the future better. In March, paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill wrote a tweet containing possibly the most radical emotion a…

DiCaprio’s ‘Ice On Fire’ Doc Is A Climate Alarmist’s Dream

Leonardo DiCaprio returns, not as a starring actor, but as producer and narrator of a new climate documentary. “Ice on Fire,” now available through HBO, covers what director Leila Conners and her team view as the existential “climate crisis” facing…

Why meat consumption isn't sustainable

Quite often, I meet people — well-meaning, thoughtful, caring people who are vigilant about their meat consumption, who insist that if we grass-fed all the beef, if we free-ranged all the chickens, the world would be a better, cleaner place….