Claudia Risner

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The Siege of Miami

As temperatures climb, so, too, will sea levels.<p>The city of Miami Beach floods on such a predictable basis that if, out of curiosity or sheer perversity, a person wants to she can plan a visit to coincide with an inundation. Knowing the tides would be high around the time of the “super blood moon,” …

Sea Level

The Secrets in Greenland’s Ice Sheet

At one point several hundred thousand years ago, snow began falling over the center of the earth’s largest island. The snow did not melt, and in the years that followed, storms brought even more. All around Greenland, the arctic temperatures remained low enough for the snow to last past spring and …

Global Warming

PLACE

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The 4037 Cities In The World With Over 100,000 People

<i>Map created by Fingolas, Interactive version</i><p>The map above shows the 4,037 cities in the world that have over 100,000 people living in them. It was …

'This Is Really Extreme Science': Adrift in the Arctic Ice With a Shipload of Norwegians

A Norwegian research vessel has locked itself in the shrinking ice cap to gather data needed to predict the cap's future—and that of the planet.<p>R.V. <i>LANCE</i>, 82.6 Degrees North—Curious polar bears, venturing too close to working scientists, have had to be scared off with flares shot from a gun. …

Armageddon for Climate Change Deniers

A leading climate change-denying ‘scientist’ was exposed as a liar and a fraud this weekend—but the Vast Climate Conspiracy Theory still has a lock …

Sea Level Rise Threatens to Drown Miami Even Faster Than Feared, UM Researcher Finds

"People ask me all the time: 'When is it going to happen? When will we start seeing sea level rise?'" says Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate …

Sea Level

Dogs Can Spot People Who Are Trying To Fool Them, Study Shows

Dogs are certainly no dummies when it comes to understanding humans.<p>Canines can understand our voice commands and know what it means when we point (something even chimps have trouble with)--and recent research shows that they can even read our facial expressions.<p>Now a study from Japan suggests that …

Climate denying researcher received over $1 million from fossil fuel industry

<b>(akiyoko via Shutterstock)</b><p>Wei-Hock Soon claims that variations in the sun’s energy could be causing global warming<p>Joanna Rothkopf<p>February 23, 2015 3:35pm (UTC)<p>We've all heard the statistic that 97 percent of scientists agree that human activities are leading to the devastating impact of climate …