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The Fervent Debate Over the Best Way to Confront Global Warming – Undark Magazine

In the late 1950s, Ian Burton, then a geographer at the University of Chicago, learned about a troubling conundrum with levees. These expensive and engineering-intensive strategies — which the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers favored for reining in floods along…

CT is behind on its climate change goals. This law aims to fix it. – The Connecticut Mirror

As worldwide heat, drought and extreme storms this summer punctuate the reality of climate change, Connecticut continues to wrestle with its reality that it is falling behind on its goals to reduce the carbon emissions responsible for global warming. The…

Worst States for Climate Change in the US – EARTH.ORG

Pollution, extreme weather, and natural hazards are just some examples of events caused by global warming. The US is currently experiencing some of its worst droughts and heatwaves. Water as well as air pollution are rising to unprecedented levels across…

EPA Doing Flyovers Of Largest Oil Field To Spot Methane Leaks, ‘Intimidate’

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Region 6 department is conducting helicopter flyovers over the Permian Basin to identify “super-emitters” of methane gas among oil and gas operations, according to an Aug. 1 news release. The flyovers will use infrared cameras…

Tonga volcano spews enough water to fill 58,000 pools into stratosphere, likely to add to global warming – Down To Earth Magazine

Excess stratospheric H2O will persist for years, could affect stratospheric chemistry and dynamics and may lead to surface warming The water injected by the volcano is enough to fill 58,000 Olympic-size swimming pools. Photo: NASA Volcanic eruption in Tonga recorded…

Tonga Eruption Blasted Unprecedented Amount of Water Into Stratosphere – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet – NASA Climate Change

In Brief: The huge amount of water vapor hurled into the atmosphere, as detected by NASA’s Microwave Limb Sounder, could end up temporarily warming Earth’s surface. When the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano erupted on Jan. 15, it sent a tsunami…

LETTER: Why aren’t we doing more about global warming? – Saltwire

Having launched into my ninth and presumably final decade, I’ve concluded that we’re not going to do anything decisive about global warming. We’re going to let it happen. What I’m trying to determine now is why we’ve sidelined the one…

Climate change: The global Jenga game – The Hill

It has been 34 years, an entire generation, since the U.S. government’s top climate scientist warned Congress the planet was warming with potentially dire consequences. “It is already happening now,” Dr. James Hansen testified in 1988. “It is time to…

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