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Hurricane Florence Is Part Of What Al Gore Got Right In An Inconvenient Truth

September 14th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

As Hurricane Florence surges ashore in the Carolinas, it's worth casting our minds back a dozen years to An Inconvenient Truth. Al Gore and his documentary crew attempted to mobilize the world around the imminent and pressing challenge of global warming then and since. His messages included the threat of increased severity and frequency of Atlantic hurricanes, something which is looking more and more prescient over the past few years of unusual storms


This. Means. WAR.

August 25th, 2016 | by Chris Dragon

It’s 5:43 am and I can’t sleep. The fire is mounting another assault. On August 7th, rumor has it that [&hellip


Warming Cycles Will Trigger Civil Wars, New Study Suggests

September 4th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

Are we getting more cranky and fractious as the planet heats up? It certainly seems so. The US is only warmer by just a few degrees on average over the last 30 years, and yet the culture seems to have become a lot angrier than thirty years ago. But that's just one person's subjective sense of what's happening. To see if there is a connection between rising temperatures and rising bellicosity, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at Columbia University's Earth Institute counted tropical conflicts and compared the timing to the El Niño warming cycles. Coauthor Mark Cane, a climate scientist at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, was among the earliest to predict the rhythm of El Niño/El Niña cycles, in the 1980s. That discovery is now used by organizations around the world to plan agriculture and relief services. The higher temperatures during El Niño years double the risk of civil wars across 90 affected tropical countries, the authors found.



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