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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #8, 2021

Ground truths on warming When we think about rapid climate change of the kind we've accidentally unleashed and the warming of Earth systems inherent in...

Fragile countries call for investment in rooftop solar to expand energy access

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“Science-based” corporate climate targets are no such thing, says former advisor

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Reliance on EVs to meet climate targets is a “potentially costly gamble”

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Guest post: The threat of high-probability ocean ‘tipping points’

Climate change is profoundly altering our oceans and marine ecosystems. Some of these changes are happening quickly and are potentially irreversible. Many are taking...

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