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  • Alain Ducasse, the Top Chef in France, is Cutting Meat Items from His Menu

    France is known for its food, and perhaps no chef is better known than French chef Alain Ducasse. He’s got the Michelin Stars to prove it—21 in total—more than any other chef currently alive. But he’s doing the almost unthinkable. Alain Ducasse is dropping much-loved French meat staples from the menu at his three-star restaurant at the luxury Plaza Athénée hotel. More

  • Climate Scientists Declare "We are the 97%!"

    I have no doubt that climatology is a challenging field in and of itself, but climate scientists – particularly those focused on global warming – also have to deal with consistent attempts to undermine their credibility. They’re just following the “consensus” (which, ya know, didn’t actually result from empirical evidence) because it’ll get them grants, […] More

  • Google Earth Maps Global Warming at the Local Level

    The University of East Anglia has teamed up with Google to make surface temperature data easily accessible. If you’ve ever wondered how much global warming has raised local temperatures in your area or elsewhere… More

  • Sell Low, Buy High: Post-apocalyptic Real Estate Investment

    National Geographic recently posted a series of detailed, high-resolution images of what the world’s coastlines would look like in a few decades if current arctic melting patterns continue. As it stands, we had boats sailing right over the North Pole earlier this year, so the NatGeo maps are probably a decent vision of things to […] More

  • 10 Things to Know About Food on World Food Day

    Today is World Food Day. It offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the fight to end hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security. More

  • 'Do the Math' Warns Climate's Doomed Unless We Act Now

    Do the Math” is a 42-minute documentary that dives into the causes of rapid climate change and blames the rogue fossil fuel industry as a main culprit to our atmospheric downfall. The film chronicles climate crusader Bill McKibben, an environmentalist, author, journalist, and founder of 350.org (the organization behind “Do the Math”) as he cultivates a global movement to change the terrifying climate crisis. More

  • Fossil Fuel Use Pushes Carbon Dioxide Emissions into Dangerous Territory

    Since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution, carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels have grown exponentially. Despite wide agreement by governments on the need to limit emissions, the rate of increase ratcheted up from less than 1 percent each year in the 1990s to almost 3 percent annually in the first decade of this century. More

  • Long-Term Trends of Global Warming: Fact vs. Fiction

    The debate on global warming has been going on for over 25 years now. It is without doubt a hotbed topic for both environmentally conscious and big business manufacturing. The rhetoric being thrown back and forth has gone from discussion to polarizing debate to plain myth – from both sides. A look at the discussion based on some recent facts and studies is in order as well as a way to get past the rhetoric. More

  • Where Has All the Ice Gone?

    As the earth warms, glaciers and ice sheets are melting and seas are rising. Over the last century, the global average sea level rose by 17 centimeters (7 inches). This century, as waters warm and ice continues to melt, seas are projected to rise nearly 2 meters (6 feet), inundating coastal cities worldwide, such as New York, London, and Cairo. Melting sea ice, ice sheets, and mountain glaciers are a clear sign of our changing climate. More

  • Reduce Work Hours to Address Global Warming?

    Are our work schedules driving global warming? An economist finds that reducing work hours in the developing world could also lower greenhouse gas emissions… and maybe even improve American quality of life. More

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