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Yale Climate Media Forum: Changing one’s views on climate change through dialogue

On the March for Science Facebook page, someone asked how group members might engage in productive conversation with a family member who holds opposite ideologies. The query immediately prompted hundreds of comments and suggestions, with the tally increasing by the

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2017-11-21 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Some Nantucket homes now cooled with ice

During the summer, people flock to the scenic island of Nantucket. Electricity use spikes, largely because of energy-guzzling air conditioners. It’s become more than the Island’s two transmission lines can handle. Building a third line from mainland Massachusetts would cost

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2017-11-21 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: 2017: The year of severe storms

Calendar year 2017 is sure over time to be remembered for a number of remarkable, even historic, developments. Among those is likely to be the extreme storms which for many will have left an indelible scar: violent hurricanes Harvey and

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2017-11-20 18:42   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Behind a one-time skeptic’s climate ‘flip’

Over a period spanning about two decades, the mere mention of the name “Jerry Taylor” raised the hair on the necks of climate scientists nationwide. And that was before they even heard or read Taylor’s words, most often disseminated via

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2017-11-20 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Protecting Staten Island from extreme storms

During the late 1800s, the southern tip of Staten Island bustled with oyster fisherman and shipyards. Now, that once vibrant shore faces serious threats. Over time, dredging, heavy waves, and storms have eroded the shoreline. In 2012, the area was

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2017-11-20 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: How solar windows could collect electricity

The sides of a towering skyscraper are covered with windows that glint in the sun on a clear day. Imagine if all those windows could be used to collect energy. It’s not just a fantasy. Several companies are creating windows

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2017-11-17 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: What’s behind monarchs’ late migration?

WHITE STONE, VA. – The first sign of an imminent gathering of large numbers of monarch butterflies came from the kitchen window, overlooking the purple Miss Bessie aster plants (Symphyotrichum praealtum) in the side yard. It was approaching Halloween, and

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2017-11-16 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Electricity provider helps people ditch gas cars

Residents of Sonoma County, California, recently had a chance to buy electric cars for a fraction of the regular cost. A subsidy came from an unlikely source – a local electricity provider. Cordel Stillman is with Sonoma Clean Power, a

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2017-11-16 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Vampire battles climate change in new comic

What could be more frightening than a vampire? Global warming. In a new action-horror series from Image Comics, global warming takes on the role of a super villain. “Dark Fang” is the story of Valla, a vampire who realizes that

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2017-11-15 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Geostorm: A (very) imperfect storm

For fans of cli-fi movies (fictional films about climate change), there’s both good news and bad news. The good news is that after a hiatus of 18 months, in which no film produced for cinema or cable included climate change

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2017-11-14 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Creepy deer disease spreads north

In many states, it’s hard to go for a walk in the woods without spotting a white-tailed deer nibbling leaves in the distance. But as the climate changes, a disease that threatens deer populations is on the rise. Epizootic hemorrhagic

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2017-11-14 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Map shows human influence on extreme weather

If you’ve lived through a major hurricane, wildfire, or drought, you might wonder: did climate change have anything to do with this? Now you may be able to get the answer from an online, interactive map. Scientists have studied the

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2017-11-13 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Asthma and climate change

Video subtitles Bad news for all of us who breathe. Climate change may contribute to more asthma attacks. Longer, hotter summers are increasing smog and pollen while decreasing air quality. Ozone and pollen can worsen existing allergies and trigger asthma

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2017-11-10 12:45   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Combat divers restore coral reefs

A new organization is taking on two seemingly unrelated issues – PTSD and marine conservation. Ritterhoff: “The idea is to create this elite unit of former military-trained combat divers retooled and repurposed on a new positive mission to go out

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2017-11-10 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Risk of eating raw oysters grows

At raw bars across the country, you can slurp salty oysters off their shells. But climate change could make this raw delicacy more dangerous to eat. The risk comes from Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus, pathogens that are as villainous

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2017-11-09 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Can ‘cli-fi’ actually make a difference? (Hint: Yes)

Climate change – or global warming – is a term we are all familiar with. The warming of the Earth’s atmosphere due to the consumption of fossil fuels by human activity was predicted in the 19th century. It can be

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2017-11-08 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Study: Renewables save Americans billions

Wind and solar power are spreading across the nation, and a recent study suggests that’s good for people’s health. Air pollution from power plants that burn fossil fuels causes health problems like asthma. So switching to cleaner forms of energy

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2017-11-08 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Melting permafrost puts homes on shaky ground

Beneath many parts of Alaska is permafrost, frozen ground that’s stable enough to support buildings. But now the ground is melting and shifting beneath people’s homes. Some shifting is expected: on top of the permafrost is a layer of soil

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2017-11-07 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Few surprises, real substance in new U.S. report

The real surprise, from the standpoint of those closely following climate science over recent years, was that there was no real surprise: The findings of the latest major U.S. government report largely reaffirm much of what was already understood. “The

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2017-11-06 19:33   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate change could dull fall’s colors

‘Tis the season when a drive through New England means landscapes bursting with red, orange, and yellow leaves. But foliage-lovers – and the tourist industry they support – could be in for darker days ahead. Yingying Xie, a post-doc at

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2017-11-06 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Seniors organize against climate change

Decades ago, the civil rights and anti-war movements propelled many young people toward political activism. One of those people was Grady McGonagill. McGonagill: “I had been a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War in the late sixties.” In recent years,

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2017-11-03 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: A teen’s wake-up call on climate

A young activist says people need to wake up about climate change. Webb: “Their everyday lives will no longer be the same if they keep on pressing that snooze button.” That’s college student Jalynn Webb. She says her awakening came

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2017-11-02 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Law helps low-income people go solar

Renters in affordable housing rarely get to reap the energy- and cost-saving benefits of solar panels. If landlords do install solar, they often use the energy for areas like lobbies and parking lots, and the savings are not passed along

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2017-11-01 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: How well have climate models projected global warming?

Climate models, driven by atmospheric physics and biogeochemistry, play an important role in our understanding of the Earth’s climate and how it will likely change in the future. Carbon Brief has collected prominent climate model projections since 1973 to see

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2017-10-31 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Halloween candy’s link to climate change

Too much Halloween candy is a recipe for a stomachache. It’s also part of the recipe for climate change. Most candy, along with many snack foods and other products like soap and makeup, contains palm oil. As demand for the

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2017-10-31 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: How will climate change affect your grandchildren?

Beginning on November 6, leaders from around the world will convene in Bonn, Germany for the annual United Nations conference on climate change. Not only will the meeting potentially affect international policy, it’ll serve as an important reminder that climate

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2017-10-30 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Sports giant AEG cuts emissions

Sports teams like the Brooklyn Nets and L.A. Kings score points on the court and ice. Meanwhile, their parent company is shooting for some goals of its own. John Marler is Vice President of Energy and Environment at AEG, a

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2017-10-30 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate change could hurt chocolate production

Each year, trick-or-treaters fill their bags with chocolate. But climate change could put this Halloween treat in jeopardy. Rabinovitch: “As temperatures rise and rainfall patterns change, some of the current cocoa-producing regions may become less suitable for producing cocoa.” That’s

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2017-10-27 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: American pika: Canary in the coal mine

Pika are small, cute mammals that live in broken rock habitats or talus fields high in the mountains above treeline. Adorable as they are, these critters might have a serious story to tell about the impacts of climate change. Research

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2017-10-26 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: The Cornhusker State’s corn is at risk

Fields of corn and soybeans are common sights in Nebraska, but by the end of the century, that could change. Haar: “We’re a heavily agriculture state. And the signs are already there that climate change is happening.” That’s retired State

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2017-10-26 12:00   Click to comment


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