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  • U.S. Seeks Changes to ‘Skewed’ Data in UN Climate Draft

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration is concerned that a crucial United Nations report on climate science may be too harsh in assessing the cost of fighting global warming.

  • Arctic's Winter Ice Peaks at Fifth-Smallest Extent on Record

    Climate Central – It’s that time of year again: No, we’re not talking allergies flaring or cherry blossoms blooming, but the Arctic ice cap reaching its maximum size for the year.

  • World Is Ill-Prepared for Global Warming Impacts, UN Says

    Global warming is depleting fresh water and crops, destroying coral reefs and melting the Arctic, the United Nations said today in a report that concludes the world is ill-prepared to face many new threats.

  • Lewis Wants to Open the Doors Wall Street Locks: Opening Line

    No, Michael Lewis isn’t trying to be the conscience of Wall Street, although the job appears to be open.

  • The Two Numbers Climate Economists Can’t Stand to See Together

    Okay, fine. You're persuaded that climate change is a problem. So if we can work out the costs and benefits of reducing carbon emissions, we'll be able to decide on the cheapest course of action, right?

  • Raise a Glass of Scottish Wine to Global Climate Changes

    Thanks to climate change, Christopher Trotter will make history later this year by pairing a Scottish white wine with the local spoots.

  • This Could Be the Priciest Baseball Park in the Whole Atlantic Ocean

    Something odd happens to the neighborhood around Marlins Park, Miami’s new $650 million baseball stadium, when you overlay 21st-century sea-level rise projections. It sinks below the waterline. It’s a shame. The park has a retractable, cloud-white roof to shield players and spectators from the summer sun. It recycles, sips energy and water, and is plugged into public transit. It has 27 flood gates, and was built one foot higher than floods are supposed to reach in once-in-500-year storms. The total, publicly financed package, with debt servicing, could cost Miami $2.4 billion by 2049. If the Atlantic inches in as projected, eventually it might not matter how many flood gates there are. Oceans are swelling as they absorb heat, and ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica have been melting faster since the early 1990s. Sea-level rise estimates for later this century have been revised upward, to a global average of a foot and a half to three feet by 2100, without aggressive carbon-cutting, according to the Inter

  • Billionaires Buying Islands Off Australia Find Perilous Paradise

    Billionaire William Han perches at the stern of Silver Fox II, his 20-meter powerboat, as it weaves through the kaleidoscopic coral wonderland that is Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

  • Raise a Glass of Scottish Wine to Global Climate Changes

    Thanks to climate change, Christopher Trotter will make history later this year by pairing a Scottish white wine with the local spoots.

  • China Sees $2.6 Billion Loss on Climate-Linked Storms, Sea Level

    China, the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, estimated the direct economic loss from rising sea levels and storm waves linked to climate change last year increased to the highest level since 2008.

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