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jtotheizzoe:

climateadaptation:

Tomorrow at 7pm is the launch of the 24 hour Climate Reality Project. Broadcast world-wide in 13 languages. Mark your calendars. 
“24 Hours of Reality will focus the world’s attention on the full truth, scope, scale and impact of the climate crisis. To remove the doubt. Reveal the deniers. And catalyze urgency around an issue that affects every one of us.” - Al Gore, Climate Reality Project

To remove the doubt.
Reveal the deniers.
Catalyze urgency.
 Set those dials, folks. T-minus 24 hours. We all need to watch. We are all soldiers, all climate ninjas that need to hit the ground and help change minds and open eyes.

jtotheizzoe:

climateadaptation:

Tomorrow at 7pm is the launch of the 24 hour Climate Reality Project. Broadcast world-wide in 13 languages. Mark your calendars. 

“24 Hours of Reality will focus the world’s attention on the full truth, scope, scale and impact of the climate crisis. To remove the doubt. Reveal the deniers. And catalyze urgency around an issue that affects every one of us.” - Al Gore, Climate Reality Project

To remove the doubt.

Reveal the deniers.

Catalyze urgency.

 Set those dials, folks. T-minus 24 hours. We all need to watch. We are all soldiers, all climate ninjas that need to hit the ground and help change minds and open eyes.

(via jtotheizzoe)

jtotheizzoe:

Global warming may cause higher loss of biodiversity than previously thought.
If temperatures continue to rise to the ranges predicted by the IPCC reports, habitat change will be occurring at a much faster pace than species can adapt to it. This means that they will have only a few options:
Get lucky and somehow deal with it.
Move to a nearby, more reasonable habitat (e.g. higher altitude)
Go extinct
A new study out of Germany says that as many as 80% of genetic variation could disappear as a result of the anticipated temperature changes. All the white branches that you see in the tree of life above are species who have no viable adaptive mechanism or no nearby habitat … and could therefore disappear.
It’s more than polar bears, folks. This is on us.
(via ScienceDaily)

jtotheizzoe:

Global warming may cause higher loss of biodiversity than previously thought.

If temperatures continue to rise to the ranges predicted by the IPCC reports, habitat change will be occurring at a much faster pace than species can adapt to it. This means that they will have only a few options:

  1. Get lucky and somehow deal with it.
  2. Move to a nearby, more reasonable habitat (e.g. higher altitude)
  3. Go extinct

A new study out of Germany says that as many as 80% of genetic variation could disappear as a result of the anticipated temperature changes. All the white branches that you see in the tree of life above are species who have no viable adaptive mechanism or no nearby habitat … and could therefore disappear.

It’s more than polar bears, folks. This is on us.

(via ScienceDaily)

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http://thinkprogress.org/romm/2011/08/22/300821/nsf-inspector-general-investigation-michael-mann/

jtotheizzoe:

File this under “Extremely Important News Items That WIll Not Receive Ample Coverage”.

Michael Mann, author of the famed “Hockey Stick” temperature plot and leading climate scientist has been vindicated by the NSF Inspector General, who said:

Finding no research misconduct or other matter raised by the various regulations and laws discussed above, this case is closed.”

This crucial piece of climate science, which states that recent warming is faster and more significant than ever seen in recent history, has now been investigated and vindicated more than any other piece of data in science that I know of.

Add to this the seven investigations into ClimateGate emails, all of which have shown that allegations of research misconduct and false data to be completely untrue.

I’m sure that Fox News will now declare this case closed and stop referring to the “hoax” of climate science and stop allowing $11-million-from-big-oil Rick Perry to use their network as a mouthpiece for denialist junk.

See a list of vindications of the hockey stick on this page, and check out the NSF Inspector General’s report here.

(Source: jtotheizzoe)

jtotheizzoe:

motherjones:

This Heatwave Is No Accident

(via Peter Sinclair)

Pack this video as potent ammunition in your climate science arsenal. This heat is no accident.

If climate deniers insist on not helping themselves, we must help them.

Keep calm and spread the knowledge.

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http://www.desmogblog.com/attacks-climate-science-education-are-picking-steam

jtotheizzoe:

High-school teachers around the country are being subjected to harassment and threats urging them to avoid teaching factual climate science.

“’Evolution is still the big one, but climate change is catching up,” says Roberta Johnson, executive director of the National Earth Science Teachers Association (NESTA) in Boulder, Colorado. An informal survey this spring of 800 NESTA members found that climate change was second only to evolution in triggering protests from parents and school administrators. One teacher reported being told by school administrators not to teach climate change after a parent threatened to come to class and make a scene. Online message boards for science teachers tell similar tales…

“There seems to be a lynch-mob hate against any teacher trying to teach climate change,” says Andrew Milbauer, an environmental sciences teacher at Conserve School, a private boarding school in Land O’Lakes, Wisconsin.”

(Source: jtotheizzoe)