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Ozone-depleting substances caused half of late 20th-century Arctic warming, says study

(Earth Institute at Columbia University) A study examines the greenhouse warming effects of ozone-depleting substances and finds that they caused about a third of all global warming from 1955 to 2005, and half of Arctic warming and sea ice loss during that period.

Central Florida heatwaves bring urgency of global warming uneasily close to home – Orlando Weekly

click to enlarge Photo by Tuer J./Wikimedia Commons Brush fire in Palm Bay, Florida You might have noticed the Orlando “winter” this year was a constant fluctuation of temperatures. Now Central Florida is already gearing up for its first heatwave. Despite…

Small change for climate change: Time to increase research funding to save the world

(University of Sussex) A new study shows that there is a huge disproportion in the level of funding for social science research into the greatest challenge in combating global warming — how to get individuals and societies to overcome ingrained human habits to make the changes necessary to mitigate climate change.

Climate change and the Victorian bushfire crisis

The science and warnings for this Bushfire crisis were well known and ignored. This was criminal negligence by our political leaders of the highest order. See my twitter thread on #bushfires to Darren Chester MP interview on BBC on 30/12…

MDI Biological Laboratory to expand innovative data literacy program

(Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory) The MDI Biological Laboratory has announced that it is expanding its innovative SEPA (Science Education Partnership Award) program, which aims to improve secondary school education in data literacy while addressing the public health threat posed by arsenic in well water. The National Institute for General Medical Sciences has awarded $162,700 over three years to the MDI Biological Laboratory for support of the supplemental program, entitled ‘Arsenic in All Seasons.’

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So You Want to Convince a Climate Change Skeptic – The New York Times

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. Happy New Year! It’s 2020, and the forecast for this next decade is cloudy with an apprehension of doom. According to…

So You Want to Convince a Climate Change Skeptic – The New York Times

This article is part of the Debatable newsletter. You can sign up here to receive it Tuesdays and Thursdays. Happy New Year! It’s 2020, and the forecast for this next decade is cloudy with an apprehension of doom. According to…

In 2020, Climate Science Needs To Hit The Reset Button (Part I)

In a remarkable essay last week titled, “We’re Getting a Clearer Picture of the Climate Future — and It’s Not as Bad as It Once Looked,” David Wallace-Wells of New York Magazine wrote, “the climate news might be better than…