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Larry Rubin
Demonstrators, including Bill Nye the Science Guy (center) march toward Capitol Hill during the March For Science. Bill Clark/AP.

WASHINGTON – It was difficult for speakers at the March For Science here Saturday, Earth Day, to follow the organizers’ instructions not to attack the Trump administration, but just to “celebrate the role of science.”

Denis Hayes, founder of Earth Day, was one speaker who ignored the official guidelines. The Trump White House, he said, “reeks of greed and sleaze and mendacity.”

Barry Saxifrage
Chart by Barry Saxifrage at National Observer and Visual Carbon. Data from NOAA. Dotted lines are decade trends continued out to 2030.
  • The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere continues to accelerate upwards despite global efforts
  • The last two years had "unprecedented" increases
  • Canadian CO2 extraction is playing an oversized role

The primary driver of global warming, disruptive climate changes and ocean acidification is the ever-increasing amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.

Damian Carrington
Villagers use part of a damaged railway track to cross floodwaters in Sultan Kot, Sindh province after torrential monsoon rains triggered Pakistan’s worst natural disaster on record in 2010. Photograph: Damir Sagolj/Reuters

Global warming makes temperature patterns that cause heatwaves, droughts and floods across Europe, north America and Asia more likely, scientists find 

Damian Carrington
Such thin ice now could see record low summertime sea-ice conditions in the Arctic next September. Photograph: Operation IceBridge/Nasa

The extent of Arctic ice has fallen to a new wintertime low, as climate change drives freakishly high temperatures in the polar regions.


March 10, 2017 - Carbon dioxide levels measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Baseline Atmospheric Observatory rose by 3 parts per million to 405.1 parts per million (ppm) in 2016, an increase that matched the record jump observ

Graham Readfearn

February 27, 2017 - Beware climate science deniers bearing gifts or, in the case before us right now, bearing open letters claiming to have hundreds of signatures from “eminent” scientists.

Barry Saxifrage
Canadians are playing a dangerous game of roulette with the climate, writes Barry Saxifrage. Image taken from Wikimedia Commons

In OpinionEnergyPolitics | February 21st 2017

#632 of 632 articles from the Special Report:Race Against Climate Change

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