New study shows that sea-level rise is far worse than previously thought

Scientists have developed a more accurate way of measuring sea levels than previously employed, and they don’t like what they’ve found. A new study published this week in the journal Nature shows that seas have risen dramatically faster because of global warming and other factors  than had been suspected. The Washington Post has more HERE: [T]he new method involves an advanced statistical model that analyzes all of the factors contributing to sea rise. It has yielded what appears to be a much more accurate picture of the oceans...

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Prominent physicist, a former global-warming denier, admits he was wrong

Physicist Richard Muller of the University of California was a hero to climate denialists — until he started the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project and discovered that he had been wrong. In the video below, Muller explains his conversion.  

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With just two weeks left, it’s a cinch that 2014 will end up the hottest year on record

What we have here is bad news on two counts — or, putting it another way, it’s bad news and worse news. It’s bad news for the climate-change deniers who remain convinced that all this talk of global warming is just a bunch of pseudo-scientific hooey. It’s worse news for the people around the world who will have to deal with the consequences of an increasingly warm planet. John Abraham has more on the matter HERE: [A]ccording to those who deny the basic physics and our understanding of climate change, this year wasn’t...

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Most Americans say global warming is happening, and half say humans are causing it

Greg Sargent of The Washington Post says Democrats would do well to talk more about the issue of climate change. He bases that advice on a new Associated Press POLL that was funded by Yale University: The key findings are that Americans believe by 56-20 that global warming is happening; 72 percent are very or moderately worried about it; and 50 percent say human activity is a key cause. (Snip) Americans say by 61-34 that the “United States should be a leader on global warming, even if meant taking action when others do not.” Republicans like...

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Globally, last month was the hottest October on record

In light of the current cold snap here in the American heartland, THIS probably seems counterintuitive: The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reports that last month was the hottest October in more than 120 years of record-keeping — by far. This follows the hottest September, August, June and March-May in JMA’s records! Projections by NOAA make clear 2014 is increasingly likely to be hottest year on record. And these records occurred despite the fact we’re still waiting for the start of  El Niño. It is usually the combination of the...

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