The Melting Arctic’s Dramatic Impact on Global Weather Patterns

Published on Truthout, 4 January 2016.

As climate disruption progresses, sea and land ice in the Arctic are melting at a record pace, and Arctic temperatures are rising two to three times faster than the rest of the planet. Arctic warming is irrevocably changing planetary weather, and several leading scientists warn of dire impacts.

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Climate Disruption Amplifies Atlantic Currents’ Contribution to Sea Level Rise

Published on Truthout, 2 January 2016.

The Atlantic Ocean current circulation pattern is being slowed by climate disruption, a phenomenon that has global, and potentially catastrophic, implications, according to scientists. In 2009 and 2010, the shift was linked to a sudden five-inch sea level rise on the East Coast.

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GOP Candidates Receive Failing Grades on Climate as 2015 Smashes Global Temperature Records

Published on Truthout, 21 December 2015.

With the Paris climate conference concluded, none of the pledges by countries to cut emissions are binding, causing leading climate scientist James Hansen to label them a “fraud.” Meanwhile, sea level rise, Arctic melting, temperature records and the climate disruption denial movement continue to increase.

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How Do the Democratic Presidential Front-Runners Stack Up on Climate Change?

Published on Truthout, 14 December 2015.

The Democratic presidential primary race between front-runners Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is heating up – and so is the planet. While there is a fair amount of overlap among the candidates’ environmental policies, Sanders’ record shows he is more committed to climate issues.

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