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Climate Change Is An Important Issue For Iowans

Climate Change Is An Important Issue For Iowans

The straw poll of Iowa Democrats conducted by CNN and the Des Moines Register last week yielded at least one surprising (to some) result — climate change is a very important issue to Democratic voters in the state — 80% said they wanted to hear it addressed by the candidates. 

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The psychology behind climate denial

The psychology behind climate denial

For people who acknowledge the urgency of climate change, it can be incredibly frustrating when our fellow citizens dismiss science and offer skeptical views of the greatest threat facing humanity. Ultimately the division runs deeper than merely “believers” and “deniers” and science may offer some clues as to why it’s difficult for some people to […]

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Teen Girls At Forefront Of U.S. School Strike For Climate Change

Teen Girls At Forefront Of U.S. School Strike For Climate Change

Even teenage girls can help to make history. Alexandria Villasenor, a 13-year old seventh-grader from New York City gained national media attention because she conducted a sit-in at the United Nations in Manhattan every Friday for 11 weeks, no matter how cold or wet the weather, in order to protest their climate inaction. 

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Tweet of the week: Dan Rather on science literacy

Many people including the president are cheering news of HIV cure in 2nd patient. You know what happened? SCIENCE. Science isn’t a goal, it’s a process of knowledge. And it applies to vaccines, climate change, and the wonder of understanding our universe and natural world. — Dan Rather (@DanRather) March 5, 2019 This week for […]

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Climate Change Ocean Impacts Detailed in New Studies

Climate Change Ocean Impacts Detailed in New Studies

Two new studies shed greater light on the impacts that climate change is having on oceans and fisheries. 

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Women’s History Month Kickoff Interview:  Jean Case, On Being Fearless

Women’s History Month Kickoff Interview: Jean Case, On Being Fearless

Jean Case, the Chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Foundation, is a philanthropist, investor and internet and impact investing pioneer, and is now the author of a best-seller called “Be Fearless.”  

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Another Green New Deal, and Darling Is the Wind Blowing Today?

The “New Green Deal — or whatever the hell they call it” — remained in the news over the weekend.  Speaking at the CPAC conference on Saturday (for 2.5 hours no less), President Trump said he “encourages it” and “thinks it’s really something” but “takes the other side of the argument” because he is “mandated to.” 

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Fighting Climate Change Is Much More Than Just Hugging Trees

Fighting Climate Change Is Much More Than Just Hugging Trees

Governor Jay Inslee threw his hat into the ring for the Democratic nomination for President yesterday and pledged to center his entire campaign on the issue of climate change.  This is great news. He has taken the Green New Deal and thrust it into the conversation about who will be the most capable opponent to take on President Trump.

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Tweet of the Week: tv coverage of climate change finally ticking up

The sheer volume of cable news segments on Green New Deal (you can just review @_waleedshahid’s timeline to see most of them) over the past few days must amount to a combined five years’ worth of climate coverage on TV. That alone is a remarkable shift. https://t.co/fnxZzROMl5 — Alexander Kaufman (@AlexCKaufman) February 26, 2019 For […]

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Climate Change and GND Get Heated On the Hill

Climate Change and GND Get Heated On the Hill

Forty-two members of the Sunshine Movement were arrested for unlawfully demonstrating in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s office on Monday, where they were urging him to support the Green New Deal (GND).   Senator McConnell has refused to meet with the young protesters but has promised to bring the GND Resolution to a vote in the Senate as soon as later this week. The students came to Washington to present Senators with a petition of 100,000 signatures of GND supporters from around the country.  

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Record number of dolphins beached on SoCal shores

Record number of dolphins beached on SoCal shores

In the past two weeks, 6 dolphins have become stranded on Southern California beaches and have left animal rescue organizations puzzled as to why. As the Pacific Marine Mammal Center said, this is a drastic uptick in stranded animals as during this time last year they only responded to one incident of a stranded dolphin. The LA […]

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Climate change could cause Earth’s cooling clouds to disappear

Climate change could cause Earth’s cooling clouds to disappear

A new study published by Cal Tech researchers in the journal Nature Geoscience has discovered that climate change and increased atmospheric CO2 could cause stratocumulus clouds to disappear. While stratocumulus clouds aren’t as fluffy as cumulus clouds or as majestic as whispy cirrus clouds, they do cover 20% of the low-latitude oceans and are especially prevalent […]

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