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Anybody who did high school debate knows it's the worst way to tackle climate change

Anybody who did high school debate knows it's the worst way to tackle climate change Anybody who spent time in the low-stakes-but-ego-ridden world of high school debate knows: Debate is a terrible way to address a topic with any semblance of subtlety.The problem with high school debate is the problem with debate in general — the judges.

Trump's EPA taps controversial group to find climate 'experts' to argue with scientists

Trump's EPA taps controversial group to find climate 'experts' to argue with scientists The report encouraged teachers to tell their students that climate scientists are still debating why the Earth is warming, when in reality the climate science community isn't debating that at all.Pruitt's outreach to cast the red team marks the clearest sign yet of Heartland's newfound influence.

Mammoth Antarctic iceberg is on the move, while the ice shelf it left behind grieves its loss

Mammoth Antarctic iceberg is on the move, while the ice shelf it left behind grieves its loss The Delaware-sized iceberg that calved off the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10 and July 12 is drifting farther from its former home, while breaking into smaller pieces.Images released by NASA and the ESA show the iceberg's evolution and the beginnings of how the ice shelf is responding to losing such a large piece of itself.

There's a Giant Snail that Looks Like a Rabbit, It's Weird and Adorable

There's a Giant Snail that Looks Like a Rabbit, It's Weird and Adorable This friggin’ snail looks like a bunny.These snails also use heavy metals to build their shells, making them particularly tough and sturdy.

Two storms set to undergo bizarre 'Fujiwhara' dance, leaving only 1 standing in the end

Two storms set to undergo bizarre 'Fujiwhara' dance, leaving only 1 standing in the end In addition, one pair of storms — Typhoon Noru and the former Tropical Storm Kulap — have already tangoed in a Fujiwhara dance.Computer model projections vary given differences in how the storms' intensities may evolve, but the general scenario appears to be clear.

A freak thunderstorm in Istanbul last night came straight out of a sci-fi movie

A freak thunderstorm in Istanbul last night came straight out of a sci-fi movie An unusually fierce thunderstorm hit Istanbul on Thursday night, transforming city streets into rivers and pounding the area with hail so large it damaged parked aircraft at the international airport.The summer storm led to downed trees, a partially destroyed stone wall, and a port explosion, according to The Associated Press.

Leader of House Science Committee Says Climate Change is Awesome

Leader of House Science Committee Says Climate Change is Awesome Texas Representative Lamar Smith is now in charge of the House, Space, Science, and Technology committee.The dude wrote an op-ed for the Daily Signal stating that carbon dioxide might be a net positive.

Al Gore is back in theaters, with a powerful, anti-Trump message on climate change

Al Gore is back in theaters, with a powerful, anti-Trump message on climate change The Gore-Trump climate meeting was an utter failure, given Trump's subsequent decision to pull the U.out of the landmark Paris Climate Agreement.

This is what the most powerful storm on Earth looks like from space

This is what the most powerful storm on Earth looks like from space The huge typhoon in the Pacific Ocean became the most powerful storm on Earth over the weekend.According to the Weather Channel, the storm's winds increased by 90 miles per hour in only 18 hours.

Makes you think doesn't it

Makes you think doesn't it Want to fight climate change?Have fewer Refugee influx helps halt decline inchildren Germany' s populationIr IWant to fight change?

Climate scientists decided to leak a draft science report to protect it from Trump

Climate scientists decided to leak a draft science report to protect it from Trump The leak of a federal climate science assessment to the New York Times on Monday should make you even more concerned about the fate of climate science and, well, facts, under the Trump administration.Leaking a scientific document is not a typical act by climate researchers, and comes at an unprecedented time, during which Washington has declared war against inconvenient facts, including climate science findings showing the reality of human-caused climate change.

Donald Trump's EPA website still doesn't have a climate change section

Donald Trump's EPA website still doesn't have a climate change section On April 28, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disabled its climate change website, one of the federal government's largest online repositories of climate science and policy information.The website was taken offline ostensibly for edits to bring it in line with the Trump administration's new policies.

Nuclear war with North Korea 'would be suicidal', climate experts warn

Nuclear war with North Korea 'would be suicidal', climate experts warn Such a war could cause the planet to cool by about 1.conflict with the then-Soviet Union, but the odds of a regional nuclear war in recent times have jumped higher after President Donald Trump’s bellicose rhetoric toward North Korea on Tuesday.

A large wildfire has been burning in Greenland for more than a week, and wait, what?!?

A large wildfire has been burning in Greenland for more than a week, and wait, what?!? This is one of at least two fires currently burning in Greenland.The current fire is the largest wildfire spotted in Greenland since a NASA satellite instrument was turned on in 2002.

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes slumbering beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes slumbering beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet In a discovery that sounds like the premise for an environmental disaster movie starring Jake Gyllenhaal, researchers say they've identified 91 previously unknown volcanoes sitting underneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet.Yes, that's the same ice sheet that climate scientists are concerned has slid into an irreversible collapse, due to human-caused global warming.

July ties record for warmest month on Earth, but I'm sure we have nothing to worry about

July ties record for warmest month on Earth, but I'm sure we have nothing to worry about In a surprising finding, NASA released data Tuesday showing that July 2017 is tied for the warmest such month on record, statistically deadlocked with July 2016.(Critics of NASA's temperature data sometimes argue that Arctic warming skews the agency's figures so they are biased as too high.

The other terrible thing Donald Trump did yesterday, you know, besides the neo-Nazi stuff

The other terrible thing Donald Trump did yesterday, you know, besides the neo-Nazi stuff But there was something else that Trump did yesterday that may also have far-reaching consequences.In a 28-word section, that order sets the country up for a string of costly, and potentially deadly, climate change-related flood disasters.

Canada's forests are on fire, and the smoke is headed for the Arctic's vulnerable ice

Canada's forests are on fire, and the smoke is headed for the Arctic's vulnerable ice This smoke is working its way to the high Arctic, where it could speed up the melting of sea and land ice.Although the Suomi NPP satellite is quite new, the satellite aerosol index dates back to the Nimbus-7 satellite in 1978, giving scientists a longer data set.

Scientists Find 91 Volcanoes Underneath Antarctica's Melting Ice

Scientists Find 91 Volcanoes Underneath Antarctica's Melting Ice This has certain obvious impacts on our ability to measure anything that isn’t tall enough to break through that ice, and we don’t have a thorough understanding of the ground underneath the ice sheet as a result.Currently, Antarctica is believed to have sunk by almost 3,000 feet thanks to the sheer weight of the ice sheet on top of it.