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
May 31st, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
20th century thinking misses why electric cars are patriotic bulldogs of any country they are sold in
January 28th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
Osama bin Laden must be laughing in his grave, as the saying goes
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
August 23rd, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan
Global warming and climate change get a lot of attention — well, not in the mainstream media, but among niche [&hellip
March 3rd, 2015 | by Sandy Dechert
For the first time, research has conclusively demonstrated the link between climate change and human conflict. Colin P. Kelley, now [&hellip
February 17th, 2015 | by Guest Contributor
Originally published on Energy Post. By Vincenzo Bove and Petros Sekeris Politicians usually claim they wage war for “idealistic” reasons. [&hellip
April 8th, 2013 | by Zachary Shahan
From Le Grist (yes, I took it upon myself to change their name): Discussions of how to respond to climate [&hellip
October 24th, 2011 | by Guest Contributor
This is an awesome guest post from yet another one of our awesome readers, Rich Loomis. Rich offered the data [&hellip
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.
July 11th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Some more clean (& dirty) tech policy and politics stories from the last week
February 10th, 2010 | by Zachary Shahan
Two GREAT videos I just saw this week nail some of the major problems with coal and oil (other than [&hellip
September 25th, 2009 | by Important Media Cross-Post
In spite of the fact that President Obama is facing an uphill battle – in his own party – on [&hellip