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World's longest insect is twice the length of your worst nightmare

62.4-centimeter-long insect was originally mistaken for part of a tree<p>Scientists in China report that they've found the world's longest insect — a new species of stick insect of the genus <i>Phryganistria</i> that measures overhalf a meter. According to state media outlet <i>Xinhua</i><i>,</i> the specimen was discovered …

Falling Temps Reignite Global Warming Debate for GOP

NYT’s gorgeous in-depth look at the melting of Greenland’s ice sheet

Global warming is a pretty hot topic, especially in Greenland. In case you don’t know, Greenland’s ice sheet is melting, which could increase sea …

7 global warming 'skeptics' who are massively missing the point

Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are on the rise. That's one thing even the climate change skeptics can't challenge.<p>And most climate experts agree that CO2 emissions from humans is increasing Earth's overall temperatures at a faster rate than at any other time in recorded history.<p>However, …

Climate Change

Renewable energy doesn’t mean clean energy: The European accounting error that’s warming the planet

Burning trees to fuel our power plants is heating the atmosphere more quickly than coal. Part 1 of a 3-part series<p>John Upton<p>November 3, 2015 8:45am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.<p>ELBY, U.K. - The heavy power lines and narrow roads between the steam-billowing towers of …

Fossil Fuels

Greenland's ice becoming 'Swiss cheese' due to global warming, New York Times says | NOLA.com

Scientists studying the surface of the Greenland ice sheet have found that global warming is creating new rivers that disappear into sinkholes called …

Climate Denialism: A Brief History

(Image: In denial via Shutterstock)In the late 1970s, scientists first came to a consensus that global warming was likely to result from increasing …

The climate fact no one will admit: 2 °C warming is inevitable

It is time to start preparing for a world more than 2 °C warmer than now. The UN’s own analysis of what countries are offering to do to limit …

A Texas Republican and NOAA are in a standoff over global warming emails

If you thought the days of abusing federal powers to go after climate scientists as they conduct legitimate research went out of style with the Bush …

A Few Questions for Those Who Think Global Warming Isn’t Real

If global warming is a hoax ...<p>… then why was this September globally the hottest September on record by a substantial margin?<p>Advertisement<p>… then why …

Global Warming

The GOP's Faith-based Climate

Webster's defines "faith" as a "belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence." Traditionally, this connotes theology. But the Republicans now offer us faith-based politics -- that intellectual lotus land where dogma, blissfully unmoored from fact, suffocates reality. One stellar …

French weatherman fired after slamming climate conference

PARIS (AP) — A weather forecaster for French state television has been fired after releasing and promoting a book criticizing politicians, scientists and others for what he calls an exaggerated view of climate change.<p>Philippe Verdier's dismissal from France-2 comes a month before Paris hosts a U.N. …

Parts Of Antarctica's Ice Sheet Seem To Be Growing. No, Global Warming Is Not Over.

Some areas of the continent are gaining ice. What does it mean?<p>In a paper published in the <i>Journal of Glaciology</i>, scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center found that between 1992 and 2001, Antarctica gained 112 billion tons of ice a year, and between 2003 and 2008, Antarctica gained 82 …