Despite widespread belief in climate change, few are changing their lifestyle to combat it: Poll

Climate change is back in the news now that Al Gore has produced a new book and a new movie on the subject. Furious activists continue to sound the global warming alarm, and remain vexed at President Trump for recently abandoning the Paris Climate Agreement. But are critics practicing green-minded lifestyles?

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Goals of Paris Agreement May Be Met Sooner Than Expected

The precipitous drop in costs for renewable energy technology-even from prices a few years ago-means that carbon emissions may decrease faster and hit the targets earlier than those envisioned by the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Has the Moment for Environmental Justice Been Lost?

Given how President Donald Trump has taken aim at the Environmental Protection Agency with regulatory rollbacks and deep proposed budget cuts, it may come as no surprise that the Office of Environmental Justice is on the chopping block.

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This engineer has a wild plan to save coral reefs from climate change

A different kind of pipeline. Snorkelers explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Queensland Arizona civil engineer Mo Ehsani thinks he has the answer to the global coral bleaching crisis — a pipe that delivers cool water to stressed corals. Bleaching, a consequence of climate change, is destroying some of the world’s most stunning reefs.

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Bubble physics can explain why dialects appear and how they evolve

The way language and dialects evolve could be explained using the laws of an unexpected chapter of physics: the behavior of bubbles. Bubbles: making everything more awesome since forever.

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30 percent of the energy sent to Earth bounces back into outer space. Climate change could upend that.

Our swiftly dimming planet. A material’s albedo tells us how well it reflects the sun’s energy. If you’ve ever made the mistake of wearing a black shirt on a sweltering day, you know that dark colors absorb the sun’s heat, while light colors reflect it. Our planet works the same way. White surfaces, like…

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Can We Stop Climate Change? Maybe, If We Take Steps Now

This article originally appeared on The Conversation. Earth’s climate is changing rapidly. We know this from billions of observations, documented in thousands of journal papers and texts and summarized every few years by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The primary cause of that change is the release of carbon dioxide from burning coal,…

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