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How Climate Scientists Feel About Climate Change Deniers - Jason Box Tweet Controversy. Now, sitting behind his desk in his office at Penn State, he goes back to his swirl of emotions. "You find yourself in the center of this political theater, in this chess match that's being played out by very powerful figures—you feel anger, befuddlement, disillusionment, disgust. " The intimidating effect is undeniable, he says. Some of his colleagues were so demoralized by the accusations and investigations that they withdrew from public life. One came close to suicide. Mann decided to fight back, devoting more of his time to press interviews and public speaking, and discovered that contact with other concerned people always cheered him up.

But the sense of potential danger never leaves. Meanwhile, his sense of personal alarm has only grown. As Mann sees it, scientists like Schmidt who choose to focus on the middle of the curve aren't really being scientific. And yet, like Schmidt, Mann tries very hard to look on the bright side. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below His voice cracks. – Peoples Climate Sister Marches from Coast to Coast. More than 100,000 people joined hundreds of Peoples Climate sister marches that spanned from coast to coast in the United States. Here’s just a taste: Denver, CO Photo Credit: Christian O’Rourke Chicago, IL Photo Credit: Max Herman Miami, FL Photo by: Vivian Azalia Los Angeles, CA Photo Credit: Apollo Victoria Honolulu, HI Pittsburgh, PA Unalaska, AK Photo Credit: Alaskans for Compassion and Truth Austin, TX Portland, OR Kansas City, MO Photo Credit: @aubstheword To see more photos from from sister marches, scroll through the slideshow below: Congress must take bold action on climate change | CREDO Action. With every passing day, the climate crisis continues spinning out of control, and the Trump administration is in full denial mode. As Trump filled his cabinet with climate deniers and fossil fuel executives, the Earth experienced yet another hottest year on record and the highest levels of CO2 in 3 million years.1,2 Progressive champions Sens.

Jeff Merkley and Bernie Sanders have just introduced the 100 By '50 Act, sweeping climate legislation to wean the United States completely off fossil fuels by 2050. It's long past time for action to reverse the catastrophic havoc climate change has wreaked on the Earth. We must demand Congress act on this legislation before it gets any worse.

Stand with Sens. Merkley and Sanders: Pass the 100 by 50 climate bill immediately. The 100 by 50 Act is the first legislation introduced in Congress that would eliminate fossil fuel use in the United States entirely. Stand with Sens. Thanks for all you do. References. Tell Congress: Commit America to 100% renewable energy by 2050 | Jeff Merkley for U.S. Senate, Oregon. Candidats à la présidentielle: Pour une politique climatique responsable. Les impressionnantes images de la rupture d'un énorme iceberg au Groenland. <div class="notice" id="noscript"><div class="error">Pour regarder cette vid&eacute;o, vous devez activer JavaScript. </div><a href=" target="_blank">Comment activer JavaScript</a><img height="100%" src=" width="100%"></div> Partagez cette vidéo !

Code d'export responsive Code d'export fixe Une vidéo permet d'observer la rupture d’un énorme iceberg au niveau d'un glacier situé au Groenland. Dans le jargon des glaciologues, le "vêlage" désigne la fracture d’un glacier et la perte de fragments sous la forme d’icebergs. Ces dernières années, de nombreux événements de ce genre ont été observés dans la région arctique Le dernier en date s’est produit au niveau du fjord glacé d'Ilulissat, près du site archéologique de Sermermiut à l'ouest du Groenland. La taille de Manhattan Un événement préoccupant Ce nouvel événement de vêlage s’avère préoccupant pour les scientifiques. Un énorme iceberg flottant au large du Canada attire les curieux. <div class="notice" id="noscript"><div class="error">Pour regarder cette vid&eacute;o, vous devez activer JavaScript.

</div><a href=" target="_blank">Comment activer JavaScript</a><img height="100%" src=" width="100%"></div> Partagez cette vidéo ! Code d'export responsive Code d'export fixe Depuis plusieurs jours, les curieux affluent dans la petite ville de Ferryland au Canada pour observer un énorme iceberg flottant au large des côtes. Les photos de l'impressionnant morceau de glace se multiplient sur les réseaux sociaux. C'est un véritable colosse de glace qui s'est installé au large des côtes canadiennes et il a déjà attiré des centaines de curieux en quelques jours. Il faut dire aussi que les dimensions de l'iceberg ont de quoi impressionner. Un passage pour les icebergs Vous nous aimez déjà ?

We just hit 410 ppm of CO2. Welcome to a whole new world. Ten years ago, Mark Magaña was a D.C. lobbyist, when the Bipartisan Policy Center hired him to rally Latino support for an ill-fated bill to limit corporate carbon emissions. As Magaña soon found, there was no network to tap. Even within green groups in Washington, most Latino environmentalists didn’t know each other. “The more I got into it, the more I saw the individuals in D.C. were very isolated,” Magaña says. “If I went to a green reception, maybe I’d be the only Latino in the room. In response, Magaña founded GreenLatinos, a national network of Latino environmental advocates that connects grassroots efforts with power and money in Washington. Diversity is the future of the environmental movement, Magaña says.

Meet all the fixers on this year’s Grist 50. Une rivière entière a disparu au Canada en à peine quatre jours. <div class="notice" id="noscript"><div class="error">Pour regarder cette vid&eacute;o, vous devez activer JavaScript. </div><a href=" target="_blank">Comment activer JavaScript</a><img height="100%" src=" width="100%"></div> Partagez cette vidéo ! Code d'export responsive Code d'export fixe Pour la première fois, des scientifiques ont observé une rivière entière disparaitre en l'espace de quelques jours au Canada. Après des centaines d'années d'existence, une rivière entière vient de disparaitre.

Elle prenait sa source dans le glacier Kaskawulsh et s'étendait sur plus d'une vingtaine de kilomètres jusqu'à atteindre le lac Kluane puis la mer de Béring. Une rivière qui ne coule plus De l'eau détournée par la fonte des glaces Des conséquences négligées. 5 Foods With Huge Carbon Footprints. When you bite into a hamburger or enjoy a pile of roast asparagus, do you think about the impact it has on the environment?

Well, maybe you should. See, the food that we eat has an incredible impact on climate change. In fact, agriculture is one of the largest sources of greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and methane. What foods we choose to buy, how we choose to purchase them and how often we consume them matter to global warming. And not all foods have an equal impact. Here are the top five offenders. Love This? Thanks for subscribing! In 2011, CleanMetrics Corp., a Portland, Oregon-based environmental firm, published a report called “The Meat Eater’s Guide to Climate Change & Health.” Here are the results, in kilograms of CO2: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. And it’s not just animal products that are the problem. What can you do about it?

Here’s what I want you to hear most: food is power. Reducing (or eliminating) your meat intake has innumerable benefits. Here are some tips to get you started: Study: 10 Yrs. to Stop Climate Damage or Else! (as Pruitt Calls for U.S. to ‘Exit’ Paris Accord) - EnviroNews | The Environmental News Specialists. (EnviroNews USA Headline News Desk) — Humanity has about a decade to reduce carbon emissions and meet the climate goals set by the monumental Paris Agreement (Paris accord) of 2016, according to an International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) study called, Pathways for balancing CO2 emissions and sinks. The study’s urgent recommendations are in stark contrast with the mindset of Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, who on April 13, called for a complete “exit” from the historic Paris Agreement, calling it “a bad deal for America.” The Austrian study, published in the journal Nature Communications in February 2017, analyzes the release and uptake of carbon through both natural and anthropogenic (human-caused) sources.

The 1.5°C target he refers to is the secondary goal of the Paris accord, which has a primary goal of keeping the rise in global temperature to below 2°C. Scientists say that human-caused climate change rerouted a river. For years, oil and gas companies have plumbed the earth beneath Los Angeles. And in most cases the companies and city — surprise! — allegedly sidestepped environmental laws in the process. Poor communities of color have suffered the most. “The city disproportionately exposed people of color to greater health and safety impacts,” says attorney Gladys Limón of the environmental justice nonprofit Communities for a Better Environment. In 2015, the Center for Biological Diversity and two local youth groups, Youth for Environmental Justice (which is affiliated with CBE) and the South Central Youth Leadership Coalition, sued L.A. The lawsuit claimed that Los Angeles unlawfully allowed oil companies to drill hundreds of oil wells in residential neighborhoods across the city without assessing environmental threats, and that black and Latino residents disproportionately faced health and safety risks.

The city settled out of court in September 2016. Meet all the fixers on this year’s Grist 50. Ifaw. Le Président des Etats-Unis, Donald Trump, a signé un décret qui remettrait en question des mesures de la politique de lutte contre le changement climatique du gouvernement fédéral des Etats-Unis, et qui mettrait en danger des milliards de personnes et d’animaux. Le niveau des mers monte, la banquise fond, les sécheresses tuent et les feux de forêt font rage. À cause du réchauffement climatique, les animaux ont déjà perdu de l’habitat et les hommes, des toits.

Pour les scientifiques, la situation atteindra un point de non-retour d’ici dix ans. Mais il reste un espoir, et l’avenir se joue certainement dans les énergies propres, respectueuses de tous. Nous enverrons ensuite toutes les lettres au président des États-Unis, alors faites-vous entendre aujourd'hui !

En participant à cette mobilisation en ligne, vous avez conscience que votre email est transmis à la cible de la pétition. Artist shows what climate change will do to our national parks. National parks are at the front lines of climate change. The creep of change is playing out in places that Americans have set aside to be preserved for the enjoyment of future generations. A new poster series takes the landscapes that have inspired countless road trips and daydreams of summer vacation and imagines what they’ll look like in 2050 if climate change is allowed to continue unchecked.

Hannah Rothstein, a Berkeley-based artist who created the series, said she was interested in doing a climate project that reinvented art people were familiar with. And national parks are some of the most iconic, visited places in the U.S. But with countless images of parks, Rothstein wanted to cut through the noise. Their legacy lives on in park gift shops and visitor centers around the country in part because the scenes they depict are instantly recognizable.

What’s different in Rothstein’s posters is the impact climate change is likely to have on iconic landscapes. Pour protéger la Terre, sauvons les océans. Alors qu’ils représentent 70% de la surface de la planète, seul 4% des océans sont actuellement protégés ! Un chiffre dérisoire face aux nombreux dommages que subissent les écosystèmes marins. Pêche illégale ou en eau profonde, pollutions par les plastiques ou les déchets nucléaires, tourisme… toutes ces activités ont un point commun : l’homme. Cette omniprésence détruit progressivement les habitats naturels (coraux), diminuent les stocks de poissons et provoquent des déséquilibres importants dans la chaine alimentaire. Par exemple, si des mammifères sont péchés à l’excès pour leur capacité à nourrir plusieurs personnes (baleine bleue) ou leurs supposées vertus (ailerons de requin), les plus petites espèces prolifèrent. L’exemple symbolique de la Grande Barrière de corail Les océans limitent le réchauffement climatique en régulant la température globale de la Terre mais cette action est catastrophique pour le milieu marin.

Une prise de conscience primordiale Enregistrer. A crucial climate mystery is just under our feet | Grist. What Jonathan Sanderman really wanted was some old dirt. He called everyone he could think of who might know where he could get some. He emailed colleagues and read through old studies looking for clues, but he kept coming up empty. Sanderman was looking for old dirt because it would let him test a plan to save the world. Soil scientists had been talking about this idea for decades: farmers could turn their fields into giant greenhouse gas sponges, potentially offsetting as much as 15 percent of global fossil fuel emissions a year, simply by coaxing crops to suck more CO2 out of the air. There was one big problem with this idea: It could backfire. When plants absorb CO2 they either turn it into food or stash it in the ground. Back in 2011, when Sanderman was working as a soil scientist in Australia (he’s now at Woods Hole Research Center in Massachusetts), he’d figured out a way to test if it was possible to produce bumper crops on a piece of land while also banking carbon in it.

Farmers could lead the way on climate action. Here’s how. President Trump, congressional Republicans, and most American farmers share common positions on climate change: They question the science showing human activity is altering the global climate and are skeptical of using public policy to reduce greenhouse gas pollution. But farmers are in a unique position to tackle climate change. We have the political power, economic incentive, and policy tools to do so. What we don’t yet have is the political will. As a fifth-generation Iowa farmer and the resilient agriculture coordinator at the Drake University Agricultural Law Center, I deal with both the challenges and opportunities of climate change. I also see a need for the agriculture community to make tough choices about its policy priorities in the face of dramatic political shifts in Washington. Pundits, agriculture groups, and President Trump have identified farmers as a key demographic in the Republican victory. Farmers wrestle with climate change Recently, the farm economy has soured.

Géoingénierie : un test pour refroidir la Terre est à l'étude. Driven by heat and high winds, wildfires are 10 times worse this year than average.