climate change

An ongoing debate over the existence of climate change and humans’ role in the environmental phenomenon has sparked its own debate over proposed student textbooks that some say make blatantly false claims about global warming. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Student Textbooks Denying Man-Made Climate Change Spark Texas Political Battle

Texas will vote in November on whether to incorporate textbooks that use passages denying the existence of climate change. Left-leaning groups are tying the proposal to ultra-conservative think tanks such as the Koch-funded Heartland Institute, while right-leaning groups blame exaggerated global data.


Robert Edwin Peary might be surprised to find the North Pole in a different location from when he went there in 1909. (Getty Images)

Climate Change Is Moving The North Pole

Scientists warn that melting glaciers caused by global warming subtly changes the mass of the Earth.


A wind turbine stands near a coal-fired power plant. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Study: Climate Change At Its Fastest Since Extinction Of Dinosaurs

A report issued by Stanford University is claiming that the Earth’s climate is changing at its fastest rates since the time of the dinosaurs’ extinction approximately 65 million years ago.


File photo of environmentalists rallying for federal action on global warming and climate change. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Gallup: Global Warming Concerns On The Rise In U.S.

A new Gallup Poll indicates that American concerns regarding global warming and climate change are on the rise.


File photo of the Houston skyline during summer. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Climatologist: Urban Heat Islands Could Increase Mortality Rates

Professor Andrew Carleton at Pennsylvania State University said a phenomenon called ‘urban heat islands’ could lead to a higher rate of temperature-related mortality. The Farmers’ Almanac and other climate research organizations are anticipated extreme heat and weather conditions for the summer of 2012. Are their predictions – and the dangers inherent in them – accurate, or will conditions be cooler than they think?



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