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What are Harvey and Irma telling us?

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Mammoth-sized Hurricane Irma moving toward the Caribbran Islands. NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens and Jesse Allen, using VIIRS day-night band data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership.

Two devastating Hurricanes in a row: first Harvey, then Irma. Texas was the first to suffer. Now it’s Florida’s turn to brace for the impact of Irma, among the strongest hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading What are Harvey and Irma telling us?

Climate change denial hits unprecedented levels

Climate change skeptics, also called “deniers” or “negationists”, are the people who put in doubt the reality of global warming and related climate change. These days, climate change deniers from all over the world and from all sectors and walks of life — religious, academic, business, political, activist, social justice and citizenry – are gaining strength after the election of US President Donald Trump, the Great Denier.

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Obama’s commitment to cutting emissions and increasing renewable energy

Barack Obama is leading the way in tackling climate change: the US President, on March 19, signed an executive order that requires the federal government to cut its greenhouse gas emissions 40% over the next decade from 2008 levels. At the same time, the President called on the government to increase its share of energy from renewable supplies to 30% during the same period.

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November 2014 hottest year on record in Italy

Climate change is taking its toll in Italy, overwhelmed by weather-related disasters that have hit the peninsula from north to south over the last 12 months. The new data just released by the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Sciences of the National Research Council (ISAC -CNR) leave no doubts about the extent of the climate emergency in one of the most touristic and sought-after place in the world.

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Exceptionally mild winter conditions in Verona, Italy

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