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“A small but incredibly powerful fusion reactor that’s zero-carbon and leaves behind minimal radioactive waste would seem, at first blush, like a godsend for the fight against climate change. But it’s not clear technology like this can really help humanity cut its carbon emissions. That’s because the problem for fusion and other forms of nuclear power is not actually the technological hurdles. It’s just time and efficacy.”
Lockheed Martin says it will have a working fusion reactor in 10 years…but will it matter?

“A small but incredibly powerful fusion reactor that’s zero-carbon and leaves behind minimal radioactive waste would seem, at first blush, like a godsend for the fight against climate change. But it’s not clear technology like this can really help humanity cut its carbon emissions. That’s because the problem for fusion and other forms of nuclear power is not actually the technological hurdles. It’s just time and efficacy.”

Lockheed Martin says it will have a working fusion reactor in 10 years…but will it matter?

View HD • Posted Thursday Oct 16 7:00pm  72 notes
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California Faces A Record-Breaking October Heat Wave

Like the heat wave in September, schools have been forced to implement shortened days and cancel athletic activities.

Posted Friday Oct 3 3:24pm  69 notes
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2084: A world in caffeine withdrawal…

2084: A world in caffeine withdrawal…

View HD • Posted Monday Sep 29 11:17am  204 notes
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The President will announce a suite of planned tools that will harness the unique scientific and technological capabilities of the United States to help vulnerable populations around the world strengthen their climate resilience

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, on the eve of the UN climate summit.

Posted Tuesday Sep 23 3:25pm  53 notes
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Inside the numbers behind the historic climate protests.

Inside the numbers behind the historic climate protests.

View HD • Posted Monday Sep 22 4:51pm  282 notes
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A tale of two rallies: More than 300,000 people marched in New York yesterday.

A tale of two rallies: More than 300,000 people marched in New York yesterday.

View HD • Posted Monday Sep 22 1:10pm  858 notes
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Holdren explains as much. “The limitation of carbon emissions in the United states is a very important first step for us to take on a longer trajectory to meet the President’s goals of a 17 percent reduction from 2005 by 2020, and ultimately an 80 percent reduction by 2050,” he said. “If the United States does not take that sort of action, it is unlikely that other major emitters in the world — China, India, Russia, Europe, Japan — will do so either. And the fact is, all of us need to reduce our carbon emissions if we are to avoid unmanageable degrees of climate change.”

Bucshon’s response: “Okay, fair enough.”

Posted Friday Sep 19 2:44pm  70 notes
Tags  #climate change  #house of congress  #house of representatives  #ugh  

 
 


"It’s not controversial to say that human activity is contributing in some way. The question is how serious that is" - Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana 

Turns out pretty serious for your state.

"It’s not controversial to say that human activity is contributing in some way. The question is how serious that is" - Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana

Turns out pretty serious for your state.

• Posted Friday Sep 19 12:03pm  352 notes
Tags  #Louisiana  #Climate Change  #climate deniers  #Bobby Jindal  

 
 


In 2013 natural disasters displaced some 22 million people, with more than four-fifths of those being in Asia, according to a new report. Using four decades of data, the study by the Norwegian Refugee Council found that floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and other hazards now cause twice as many people to lose their homes as in the 1970s. Over the last decade an average of 27 million people have lost their homes to disaster each year, and in 2010 that number rose to 42 million. In an especially bad year of violent conflict, 2013 saw three times more people lose their homes to natural disaster than war; this ratio has been as high as ten times in the past.

FACT: Climate change is understood to worsen many weather-driven natural disasters.

In 2013 natural disasters displaced some 22 million people, with more than four-fifths of those being in Asia, according to a new report. Using four decades of data, the study by the Norwegian Refugee Council found that floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts, and other hazards now cause twice as many people to lose their homes as in the 1970s. Over the last decade an average of 27 million people have lost their homes to disaster each year, and in 2010 that number rose to 42 million. In an especially bad year of violent conflict, 2013 saw three times more people lose their homes to natural disaster than war; this ratio has been as high as ten times in the past.

FACT: Climate change is understood to worsen many weather-driven natural disasters.

View HD • Posted Thursday Sep 18 11:06am  201 notes
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Nobody disputes that the climate is always changing

The same Bobby Jindal that called scientists “white-coated propagandists.”

Posted Wednesday Sep 17 11:41am  54 notes
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