The Science of Why Republicans Are Dead Wrong About Climate Change and National Security

Rebels prepare a mortar cannon to shell regime forces in Aleppo, Syria. Karam Almasri/ZUMA

New research links climate change to Syria’s devastating civil war.

New Study: California’s Epic Drought Probably Wasn’t Caused by Climate Change

Thanks to an ongoing severe drought, water levels are extremely low at southern California's Lake Piru. Ringo Chiu/ZUMA

But rising temperatures might be making it worse.

Even Global Warming Can’t Convince Republicans That Global Warming Exists

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Polling data suggests that even when the heat is on, political ideology outweighs facts.

Monsanto Is Using Big Data to Take Over the World

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The GMO giant wants to help you beat climate change…with your phone.

The US Will See 50 Percent More Lightning Strikes, Thanks to Global Warming

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Plus an awesome video showing every lightning strike in America in a year.

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