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Warmer Waters & Climate Change Means Bad Weather by ClimateYou Senior Editor George Ropes

Like most of Nature, the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is complicated.  Scientists are learning more about it, thanks to satellites, vessel-borne measurements, and high-tech buoys, but they don’t have a long historical record. They’ve determined that the AMOC is slowing down, sparking worry that climate change is

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OUR TAKE: The Questionable Future of Shale Gas

Pentland and Yergin, authors of the IHS Marnier report, are respected figures in the energy field. They are right about shale’s dramatic impact over the last decade on the US energy industry. However, their prediction of continued rapid growth over the next 20 years is on much shakier

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OUR TAKE: Stolen Beaches to Pave Paradise

That this report on a worldwide shortage of sand is a story of interest to ClimateYou is not immediately apparent. At first blush, any climate angle would appear to be tenuous, hard to specify. However, wide scale environmental destruction, China’s rapid urbanization and expanding transportation infrastructure while sea

OUR TAKE: Future Politics to Impact India’s Huge Carbon Footprint

KN Hari Kumar has authored a trenchant two-part analysis of the similarities and differences between conditions facing Indira Gandhi in 1974, and those that current Prime Minister Narendra Modi operates in today. Nehru laid out the vision of a united, democratic, secular, developed India. The Congress Party under

OUR TAKE: Pope’s July Climate Meeting Lends Hope for Action

The Pope will have another climate meeting early in July, this one not with fossil fuel and finance heavyweights, but with prestigious environmental activists. Attendees can influence debate, but not policy. It’s good to have the Pope make the climate a top concern, but can even he impel

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Climate Change Driving Immigration

Comments in a report in the Daily Beast today entitled Climate Change Sparked the Border Migration Crisis, address immigrants seeking entry to the United States, which has been headlining the news lately. Much of the coverage has focussed on the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy that led to the separation of

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OUR TAKE: Can the Pope work a Miracle with Big Oil & Big Money?

Some Big Oil and Big Money biggies are meeting with the Pope (biggest Big Religion) next week to talk climate change. Let’s hope they do more than talk. Three years ago Pope Francis issued an encyclical on the subject: “On Care for our Common Home.” The world is

OUR TAKE: Urban Agriculture a Key Element in Climate Change

An unlikely place for a vegetable farm is the 70,000-square-foot facility in Newark, New Jersey. But that’s where the urban agriculture pioneer AeroFarms has one of its many indoor farming operations. AeroFarms has partnered with Dell Technologies to produce tasty and nutritious leafy greens using data that tracks

OUR TAKE: Geoengineering is Not the Answer to Climate Change

Questions about the efficacy of geoengineering were the focus of a recent article on Huffington Post,  entitled “The Dangerous Belief That Extreme Technology Will Fix Climate Change.” Our take here at ClimateYou is that Geoengineering is not the answer to climate change. Thinking that a technological fix will stop global climate

OUR TAKE: The Global Shipping Industry & Blocktrain

A recent Bloomberg news story, “The Blockchain on the High Seas” by Matt Levine, looks at how the blockchain can revolutionize the global shipping industry. Blocktrain technology, which Bitcoin uses, is a list of digital records, or blocks, that are chained together using cryptography. Levine points out that