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Urban Heat Islands Hot and Getting Hotter

Climate Change Weekly #136 A new report by Climate Central, an online climate science and news organization, analyzing data from the 60 biggest cities in the United States found the urban heat island effect is big and getting bigger. Most cities have seen dramatic growth over the past century. Eighty percent of Americans now live in cities. Unfortunately, this growth has exacerbated the urban heat island effect. Concrete and asphalt surfaces in city buildings, roads, and infrastructure hold...

How to Talk About Climate Change So People Will Listen: A Skeptic’s View

An essay in the current issue of The Atlantic purports to instruct readers on“How to Talk About Climate So People Will Listen.” The author, Charles C. Mann, is a long-time contributor to the magazine who writes about history, tourism, and energy issues. With this article, he tries to cut a path between the two warring tribes in the global warming debate, the Alarmists and the Skeptics. He fails, rather spectacularly I think. The first four paragraphs (out of 45) are good, as are a few...

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