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The Incredible Thing About Whale Poop Is That It Fights Climate Change

It’s not a good time to be living in the ocean. Aside from oil spills and the scourge ofplastics pollution, the seas are becoming ever more acidic due to humanity’s CO2 flooding the atmosphere. The altered PH of the water makes for a bevy of problems, from making fish act in really weird ways to dissolving the shells of creatures critical to the marine food chain.

But a group of scientists from the University of Vermont and elsewhere think the ocean’s future health has one thing going for it: the restoration of whale populations. They believe that having more whales in the water creates a more stable marine environment, partly through something called a “whale pump”—a polite term for how these majestic animals defecate.”

Read more at motherjones.

(via climate-changing)

A giant crater was discovered in the permafrost near Siberian gas fields, and everyone is wondering why. Some scientists say it could be linked to global warming… Watch the video with Dr. Reese Halter from last night’s The Ed Show to learn more!

Sunday news shows are finally starting to cover climate change, after nine senators called for more global warming reporting on those shows. 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that the Sunday shows are important not only “because they talk to millions of people, but they go beyond that by helping to define what the establishment considers to be important and what is often discussed during the rest of the week.”
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Sunday news shows are finally starting to cover climate change, after nine senators called for more global warming reporting on those shows. 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that the Sunday shows are important not only “because they talk to millions of people, but they go beyond that by helping to define what the establishment considers to be important and what is often discussed during the rest of the week.”
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Sunday news shows are finally starting to cover climate change, after nine senators called for more global warming reporting on those shows. 
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that the Sunday shows are important not only “because they talk to millions of people, but they go beyond that by helping to define what the establishment considers to be important and what is often discussed during the rest of the week.”
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Sunday news shows are finally starting to cover climate changeafter nine senators called for more global warming reporting on those shows. 

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) stated that the Sunday shows are important not only “because they talk to millions of people, but they go beyond that by helping to define what the establishment considers to be important and what is often discussed during the rest of the week.”

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saveplanetearth:

From flood barriers to fish stocks, a new super-graphic tracks how climate change is likely to alter human behaviour. Beginning with how humans interact in today’s world, the project then builds up a picture of what different regions can expect when climate change kicks in. Pulling it altogether makes of a stark vision of the complexity of climate impacts. See the full super-graphic here @ Met Office

exposethetpp:

Find out why TTIP/TAFTA is more than just a trade agreement: http://bit.ly/1nfkcHV

The EU and US are currently negotiating a secret trade and investment agreement. How will this deal affect people from both regions and around the world?

Watch this video to see reflections from EU and US activists who gathered to discuss about the impacts and possible solutions. http://bit.ly/1nfkcHV

Learn more about TTIP/TAFTA at: www.Citizen.org/TAFTA

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Network Sunday news shows covered climate change more in the first half of 2014 than in the last four years combined.
This follows a push from nine U.S. Senators for increased coverage on the broadcast networks.
But although these shows gave the issue more coverage, at times they used false balance, enshrouding the scientific consensus surrounding climate change.
More climate change coverage isn’t enough. It needs to be accurate, too. 
READ MORE AT MEDIA MATTERS
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Network Sunday news shows covered climate change more in the first half of 2014 than in the last four years combined.
This follows a push from nine U.S. Senators for increased coverage on the broadcast networks.
But although these shows gave the issue more coverage, at times they used false balance, enshrouding the scientific consensus surrounding climate change.
More climate change coverage isn’t enough. It needs to be accurate, too. 
READ MORE AT MEDIA MATTERS
ZoomInfo
Network Sunday news shows covered climate change more in the first half of 2014 than in the last four years combined.
This follows a push from nine U.S. Senators for increased coverage on the broadcast networks.
But although these shows gave the issue more coverage, at times they used false balance, enshrouding the scientific consensus surrounding climate change.
More climate change coverage isn’t enough. It needs to be accurate, too. 
READ MORE AT MEDIA MATTERS
ZoomInfo
Network Sunday news shows covered climate change more in the first half of 2014 than in the last four years combined.
This follows a push from nine U.S. Senators for increased coverage on the broadcast networks.
But although these shows gave the issue more coverage, at times they used false balance, enshrouding the scientific consensus surrounding climate change.
More climate change coverage isn’t enough. It needs to be accurate, too. 
READ MORE AT MEDIA MATTERS
ZoomInfo
Network Sunday news shows covered climate change more in the first half of 2014 than in the last four years combined.
This follows a push from nine U.S. Senators for increased coverage on the broadcast networks.
But although these shows gave the issue more coverage, at times they used false balance, enshrouding the scientific consensus surrounding climate change.
More climate change coverage isn’t enough. It needs to be accurate, too. 
READ MORE AT MEDIA MATTERS
ZoomInfo

Network Sunday news shows covered climate change more in the first half of 2014 than in the last four years combined.

This follows a push from nine U.S. Senators for increased coverage on the broadcast networks.

But although these shows gave the issue more coverage, at times they used false balance, enshrouding the scientific consensus surrounding climate change.

More climate change coverage isn’t enough. It needs to be accurate, too. 

READ MORE AT MEDIA MATTERS

      ​The Two Organizations Trying to Destroy U.S. Science Education

This is a story that needs to be shared. 

Fossil fuel money backs the Heartland Institute, which has been working to dismantle the teaching of global warming in public schools.

This latest development shows how far they’re willing to go to push their anti-science education agenda. 

kqedscience:

Santa Cruz Is First California County to Ban Fracking

Tuesday morning the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the pre-emptive move against hydraulic fracturing. A state bill that would ban fracking until there is more scientific study is in limbo.

Learn more from Peter Jon Shuler and Molly Samuel at KQED Science.

      Bringing religion and climate change together

From USA Today:

Climate change and religion are not opposites: in fact they can go hand in hand.