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Ignore climate change in decision making; what does this mean?

Recent Trump administration overhauls of guidelines for federal agencies may instruct them to ignore climate change. The context is that these agencies would not have to take climate change into account when defining the impact of major infrastructure projects. The goal is to speed up the approval process for these large projects.  Efficiency is a Read More…

Methane Crater

Arctic Methane Craters

The sublimation of methane hydrates can result in the explosive release of methane into the atmosphere and the formation of methane craters. The featured image in this article shows an example of a methane explosion crater from the Yamal area of Russia. In environments where temperatures are low, and pressures are high, conditions are ripe for the formation Read More…


Temperature Data

Follow my blog with Bloglovin The graph shows average annual global temperatures since 1880  (source data) compared to the long-term average (1901-2000). The zero line represents the long-term average temperature for the whole planet; blue and red bars show the difference above or below average for each year. Source: Climate Change: Global Temperature (NOAA Climate.gov) Read More…