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The Point of No Return: Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here

The worst predicted impacts of climate change are starting to happen — and much faster than climate scientists expected<p>Historians may look to 2015 as …

Shrinking Antarctic has us skating on thin ice

One of the most troubling lines in the recent reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was tucked away in a footnote. It stated …

Sea Level

Arctic Sea Ice Hits Record Low Winter Maximum, Points To Evidence Of Long-Term Climate Change

OSLO, March 19 (Reuters) - Arctic sea ice this year is the smallest in winter since satellite records began in 1979, in a new sign of long-term climate change, U.S. data showed on Thursday.<p>The ice floating on the Arctic Ocean around the North Pole reached its maximum annual extent of just 14.54 …

Global Warming

NuVinci unveils cheaper continuously-variable transmission for bicycles

Shifting gears while cycling can be a hassle, which is why a growing number of bicycle manufacturers are outfitting their bikes with the NuVinci N360 …

Scientists just blew apart the myth of the global warming “pause”

A new study explains why manmade warming has appeared to slow down — and why it’s due to ramp up again soon<p>The so-called "pause" in global warming, object of much scientific study and climate denier mockery, is a mystery no more.<p>In a study published Thursday in the journal Science, three prominent …

Climate Change

The Most Influential Climate Science Paper Today Remains Unknown to Most People

It is probably the most influential paper on climate science today. But few outside scientific circles even know it exists.<p>Though just six pages …

Climate

Burst of warming may end lull in rising temperatures

Consider yourself warned. We can expect a burst of supercharged warming when the pause in rising global temperatures finally ends.<p>Global mean surface …

Climatology versus Pseudoscience book tests whose predictions have been right

Climate Science Glossary<p>Term Lookup<p>Enter a term in the search box to find its definition.<p>Settings<p>Use the controls in the far right panel to increase …

Climate Change

Tesla factory racing to retool for new models

FREMONT, Calif. — Xavier, Wolverine, Iceman, Thunderbird and Cyclops were all working hard.<p>In balletic movements, the massive robots, among the world's largest industrial machines, were silently building<p>Teslaelectric cars.<p>Named by Chief Executive<p>Elon Muskafter popular comic book characters, the …

Last Year May Have Been the Warmest on Record, But Clues From a Coral Atoll Suggest We Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet - ImaGeo

By Tom Yulsman | January 16, 2015 6:17 pm<p>Source: Wikimedia Commons<p>It really is official now: 2014 was the warmest year in a record stretching back to …

FlyKly electric bike wheel makes riding a bike feel like the wind’s at your back

Jumping on the bicycle, I was told to watch out: As soon I started to pedal, it would feel like I’d been pushed forward by a big gust of wind. So don’t be surprised, they said.<p>Good advice. While it maybe wasn’t quite like the wind, it was true — the bike, powered by the new removable “smart” wheel …

Eight Pseudoscientific Climate Claims Debunked by Real Scientists

Jonathan Tucker in a cave beneath a glacier. (Photo: Rex Features via AP Images)<p>Most people who deny that human activity is warming the planet just …

Rubbee 2.0 Electric Bike Drive Launches For $1,190 (video)

Cyclists that sometimes could use a little extra help navigating those larger hills or distances might be interested in a new electric bike drive …

Electric Vehicles

Tesla Delays Model X, Posts $75 Million Loss in Q3

Model S Production Ramping Up to 2000 Cars a Week<p>It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for the highly anticipated Tesla Model X, and we’ll have to wait a bit longer. In its third quarter financial report, the Palo Alto-based automaker announced there’s another delay for the all-electric …

Automotive Industry

IPCC report: six graphs that show how we're changing the world's climate

We look at the data that underpins the forthcoming IPCC climate science report detailing humanity’s influence on the climate, global impacts and solutions<p>On Sunday the world’s top climate scientists are expected to reiterate their warning that humanity’s influence on the climate is unequivocal, …

September Was Warmest on Record, NASA Data Shows

By Andrea Thompson<p><i>Published:</i> October 13th, 2014<p>Like August before it, September 2014 was the warmest September on record, according to newly updated …

The truth about Arctic sea ice melt, and its inevitable denial

<b>First, the truth:</b><p>After a summer of seasonal melting, on Sept. 17, 2014, Arctic sea-ice extent* likely hit its minimum for the year. The official word …

Global Warming

World's First Electric Wakeboard Means You Can Take This Sport Anywhere

Wakeboarding, a combination of water skiing and surfing, is generally one of those sports that you can't do just anywhere. It takes a large enough body of water and powerful waves to really have a good time. Luckily, Swedish wakeboarder Philip Werner has solved this problem. He created the Radinn …

Wakeboarding

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Concept-S shows what a facelift can do [w/video]

Sometimes you need a second chance to get things right. Technologically, the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV is a pretty cool vehicle, with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder and additional electric motors providing more thrust. However, the CUV never really looked the part for all of its innovation. The …

Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid: Gas Mileage Drive Report

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid isn't a "forbidden fruit", but it sure feels like one to American customers right now.<p>A series of delays has …

Electric Vehicles

97 Scientists Attempt To Dispel The Greatest Scientific Myth in 97 Hours - Dan's Wild Wild Science Journal

The biggest scientific myth of today is that the science community is divided about the threat to our climate from burning fossil fuels. It is simply …

Get your car to tell you what's wrong with a $50 dongle

We imagine that the blind terror that we experience when visiting an auto shop is the same when a car mechanic visits Best Buy. After all, to us, that check engine light represents a multitude of problems that send most of us into a panic. That's the issue that Fixd is hoping to eliminate, thanks …

"Vast methane plumes escaping from the seafloor" discovered in Siberian Arctic Sea

Methane megaflare on Laptev Sea slope at around 62m depth. "We are “sniffing” methane. We see the bubbles on video from the camera mounted on the CTD …

Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean

UW News<p>Following rapid warming in the late 20th century, this century has so far seen surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the …

The U.N.’s latest report on climate change is terrifying

Yep, we know that greenhouse gas emissions are through the roof, and that climate change is already happening in a big, bad way, and that it’s only …

Climate Change

5 Common Electric-Car Questions Answered

Electric cars are becoming more popular, but many car buyers still have major questions.<p>As more automakers begin selling electric cars, a lot of …

Hyundai Prius-Fighter Hybrid could preview next attack on Toyota's champion

Hyundai is no stranger to the hybrid game, selling a gas-electric version of the Sonata in the US since 2011. The 2015-model-year version gets 38 miles per gallon combined, which is certainly admirable but not quite in the same league as the hybrid champion Toyota Prius (50 mpg combined). New spy …

Greenland ice sheet losses double

<b>A new assessment from Europe's CryoSat spacecraft shows Greenland to be losing about 375 cu km of ice each year.</b><p>Added to the discharges coming from Antarctica, it means Earth's two big ice sheets are now dumping roughly 500 cu km of ice in the oceans annually.<p>"The contribution of both ice sheets …

Sea Level

Renewable energy ready to supply all of Australia’s electricity

In a recent article on The Conversation, University of Melbourne Professor Emeritus Frank Larkins wrote that Australia’s targets to increase …