Permafrost “Carbon Bomb” May Be More of a Slow Burn, Say Scientists

ETM/Landsat 7/NASA

Carbon dioxide from thawing Arctic permafrost is likely to be released gradually, rather than in a catastrophic eruption.

For Wyoming, Climate Change Is Now

Percent snow cover for a given day for the area in Wyoming studied. Note that in more recent years, snow melted earlier. NASA Earth Observatory

Science doesn’t care about Wyoming’s laws.

Here’s What a Hillary Clinton Presidency Would Mean for Global Warming

Hillary Clinton

Clinton sees climate change as a major threat. But she still wants to boost fossil fuel supplies.

Rand Paul Is No Moderate on Global Warming

Rand Paul

The latest GOP presidential candidate is “not sure anybody exactly knows why” the climate is changing.

Texas City Opts For 100% Renewable Energy–to Save Cash, Not the Planet


Georgetown, Texas, decision not about going green:”‘I’m probably the furthest thing from an Al Gore clone you could find,” says city official.


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