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Global Warming Turns Antarctica Green

By Fredrica Syren: Most of the time, going green is good — except when it comes to Antarctica. On Antarctica’s northern peninsula, where there used to be mostly ice, mosses are rapidly growing. Now, many wonder why on earth we need to worry about what is going on in the …

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Think Climate Change Doesn’t Affect You?

By Kim Robson: Short answer: Think again. During our very short lifespans, we generally fail to recognize the gradual effects of climate change. We forget how things were just a few decades ago. For instance, Americans under the age of 28 have never once experienced below average temperatures for more …

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Why So Cold When the Earth Is Warming?

By Kim Robson: We hear it every winter from the climate change deniers: “Oh, SURE, how can we have global warming when it’s negative twenty degrees here in Chicago?” This is the main reason why we should stop calling it global warming and start calling it climate change. All weather …

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Feel the Heat—2016 Was the Warmest Year Yet

By Fredrica Syren: Did you feel that last year was miserably hot?  Odds are you did not imagine it because according the UN, 2016 was a record hot year, a new high for the third year in a row. 2016 temperatures were, according to The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 1.2 C above pre-industrial levels. The argument I have heard from skeptics of global warming is that …

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Global Warming … Or What?

By Fredrica Syren: The day after the election, I posted on Green-mom.com Facebook that I was worried about the prospect of the next President being someone who does not believe in global warming and who wants to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as get out of the …

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President Obama Releases Global Warming Action Plan

By Fredrica Syren: 2012 was the second most extreme year on record for the nation. As many people may have noticed, there was record heat across the U.S.; and the nation has experienced more droughts, wildfires, and unusually cold temperatures in some places. According to President Obama and a new …

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