The sun is getting dimmer – but it won’t let us off the hook for global warming

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If you were thinking of buying stock in sunscreen, don’t. Scientists say that Earth’s life-giving orb of light is dimming, and by 2050, it will be significantly dimmer than its peak, leaving us a colder, cooler world than the one we know. If this has you thinking that this is at least positive news for global warming, brace yourself: while we might get a short reprieve, in the long run, we are still as screwed as ever.

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Scott Pruitt thinks global warming could be favorable for humans

Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt continues to spew all sorts of ideas about climate change – many departing from mainstream climate science, according to The Guardian. In a recent interview with Nevada TV station News 3, Pruitt suggested global warming could be beneficial for people. He said, “Do we know what the ideal surface temperature should be in the year 2100 or year 2018? It’s fairly arrogant for us to think we know exactly what it should be in 2100.”

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This map shows how uninformed Trump’s global warming tweet is

If it’s cold outside, that proves global warming false, right? That’s President Donald Trump’s logic, according to his tweet from last night. Vox found a map from Climate Reanalyzer, an effort of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, showing just how incorrect the president is. Right now, North America and Canada are the most unusually cold places on Earth. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Scientists warn CO2 from warming soils could lead to uncontrollable temperature rise

There’s a lot scientists don’t know about how global warming could impact Earth’s natural systems. A 26-year-study of soil in Massachusetts’ Harvard Forest provides new insight. Researchers discovered warming soils are releasing more carbon than once thought, and could reach a tipping point, kicking off an unrelenting increase in warming temperatures.

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World’s leading sea ice expert warns the “Arctic death spiral” will make global warming even worse

The terrifyingly ominous phrase “Arctic death spiral” refers to the chart that measures the continual melt laying waste to the ice in the Arctic Circle over the last 30 years. Climate scientists have issued repeated warnings that the Arctic death spiral is the Earth’s “canary in a coalmine,” and that greenhouse gas emissions must be curbed in order to fend off certain destruction. As time passes and global temperatures continue to rise, many conservationists are arguing that the point of… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Global warming is uncovering toxic pollutants from an abandoned Arctic military base

A decommissioned U.S. military base encased in the Greenland Ice Sheet since the 1960s is slowly being unearthed by Earth’s rising temperatures, along with the toxic waste stored inside. Snowfall is not able to keep up with melting ice on top of the Cold War-era base, which could mean the underground pollutants could enter marine ecosystems by the end of the century.

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