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The Newest Climate Change Warnings Are Straight Out of the Movies

We're in big trouble here, everyone.<p>Is this the polar vortex from December, or the film <i>The Day After Tomorrow</i>? (tumblr.com / Giphy)<p>The …

Bollywood called to arm against climate change

Russia govt trolls Sarah Jessica Parker on Twitter<p>MOSCOW: Russia’s Foreign Ministry said it would be happy to play matchmaker between American...<p>Rod …

Science Art And Music Festival, Science Talks And The Arts - Sam Fest - Paul Smiths, Ny

SAM Fest 2017<p>North Country musicians Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn, Glenn McClure, Jamie Savage, Jason Davis, and others perform between TED-axe talks, …

Disney Star Goes Political in Funny but Disturbing Music Video Parody about Climate Change

In an effort to ignite awareness of climate change, Lucas Grabeel (High School Musical) and Mitchell Klebanoff (Beverly Hills Ninja) produced their …

Naomi Klein: Climate Change is the fight of our lives.

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Ian Somerhalder Talks Climate Change on Chelsea Lately—Watch Now!

<b>Ian Somerhalder</b> is clearly more than just a pretty face. He's a pretty face who's trying to make the world a better place.<p>During an appearance on …

Storms Convinced Sebastian Bach That Global Warming Is Real

If Sebastian Bach had any doubts about climate change, he says the destruction caused to his beloved New Jersey in the wake of Hurricanes Irene and …

Wealthy climate-change activist to spend millions on midterms

Billionaire climate-change activist Tom Steyer could spend $100 million in the 2014 midterm election season -- and maybe even more -- to help Democratic candidates, NBC News confirms.<p>Steyer's group, NextGen Climate Action, played a role in last year's close gubernatorial contest in Virginia, …

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Climate change threatens the winter games

Scientific projections say that, at best, 10 out of the past 19 host locations are climatically viable to hold future Olympics<p>The Olympics are a rare moment in time when the world comes together in a celebration of human potential. The most compelling stories are the David and Goliath matches, like …

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Top 10 climate-change questions: What you need to know

What's your climate change IQ? Two of the world's leading scientific groups issue a joint primer to explain what they know -- and don't know -- about global warming.<p>Climate change is often called a "defining" issue of our time but given its controversy, it can be difficult to understand. So on …

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DC's 'Voyage of Discovery' Exhibition Explores Climate Change in the Arctic

Climate change in the Arctic is the inspiration for a three-artist show, <i>Voyage of Discovery</i>, on display at the Washington, DC headquarters of the …

The ultimate missed social-media opportunity for brands: climate change

Coke's Superbowl commercial supporting immigrants and Chevrolet's ad tackling gay rights won plenty of attention. Why aren't brands taking a strong stand on climate change?<p>Social media marketers tend to wait for the perfect moment.<p>It's that tiny sliver in time, when the thorniest, most divisive …

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Google, Intel, Microsoft help build climate change tools

The Obama administration is tapping the expertise of corporate giants like Google, Microsoft and Intel to use federal data to develop tools that will help communities adapt to climate change.<p>Google plans to create high-resolution drought mapping for the mainland United States as part of a White …

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The BBC is failing to deliver a robust debate on climate change

Today programme's debate between former chancellor Nigel Lawson and climate scientist Brian Hoskins was crass<p>There have been grumbles over the BBC's climate coverage for years, but when the Today programme last month covered the floods with a debate between climatologist Brain Hoskins and …

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Artist Isaac Cordal's Incredible Tiny Sculptures Offer a Chilling View of Climate Change

Climate change and the ills of capitalism are often harped on as two of the biggest threats to society, but many of us have trouble picturing such …

Climate change communication: lessons from art and Modern Family

From Modern Family's depiction of a gay couple, to artists turning rivers green, art has the power to engage wider audience and change the conversation<p>Our disconnect between knowledge and actions has been alarming for years. We know there is a need for cutting emissions and protecting natural …

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An App to Inspire Action on #Climate Change

Dick Costolo, Ev Williams and others will highlight climate actions on social media.<p>Greenhouse gases are scrambling the climate system, ratcheting up temperatures, acidifying the oceans, killing off species and more. But you knew all that.<p>What you maybe didn’t know is what to do with that …

Fox News climate change coverage is now 28% accurate, up from 7%

An analysis of cable news climate coverage finds Fox News 28% accurate, CNN 70%, and MSNBC 92%<p>The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) has just published an analysis of 2013 climate coverage by the three major American cable news networks. The report and data are available online, and the results …

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Hollywood stars to 'put human face on climate change' in ambitious TV series

Producers hope 'emotion' of celebrities like Harrison Ford and Arnold Schwarzenegger will connect with ordinary Americans<p>A star-studded cast of Hollywood actors will for the first time "put a human face on climate change" in an ambitious new US television series, the show's executive producer …

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Harrison Ford joins Tom Friedman as climate change correspondents in a new Showtime documentary series

Study after study suggests that many Americans don't understand climate change — and many don't yet buy it. They either don't believe that climate change is real, or don't believe that humans are largely responsible for it. That's left journalists scratching their heads and looking for new ways to …

Climate change gets the blockbuster treatment on Showtime

Clad in a military-style flight suit and aviator shades, Harrison Ford walks across a sunny tarmac and climbs into a fighter jet and takes off. Soon, he's soaring 5,000 feet above California.<p>Ford is not starring as the hero of a summer blockbuster but in fact is tagging along on a NASA mission to …

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Living Dangerously in a New Docu-Series

There's a fascinating moment during the first episode of Showtime's new climate change documentary, <i>Years of Living Dangerously</i>. The actor Don …

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Climate change, the movie

The latest IPCC trilogy has taken lessons from Hollywood<p>With the release last week of the exciting third instalment of the mighty IPCC trilogy ‘Assessment Report 5’, it’s clear that the climate change industry has been closely studying the Hollywood Sci-Fi Blockbuster format.<p>From George Lucas’s …

Climate Change in Middle Earth: Supercomputer Creates Real Weather Patterns for J.R. Tolkien's Fictional World

<i>Image via Warner Bros</i><p>Middle Earth might be a fictional place, but thanks to a powerful supercomputer at Bristol University, its weather patterns are …

NASA Shows 60 Years of Climate Change in 15 Seconds

This winter has been kind of insane in the U.S., with a polar vortex one week and snow storms in the South the next, which has some climate …