Climatically Speaking: "The Daily Show"Imparts Some Global Warming Humor

Ratio of heat records to cold records; the 35 all-time heat records of early 2019; remembering colder U.S. winters (do you?); the science behind polar vortex events, the jet stream and Arctic warming; Trump’s wall—in Ireland; the politics of thermometers; and some global warming humor from “The Daily Show.”

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Climatically Speaking: Winter 2019, the Polar Vortex and Climate Change

Doing the International Falls Shuffle; winter of January 2019 and lowest U.S. temperatures ever recorded; video of the frosty Midwest; the polar vortex, climate change and other extreme weather events; and accepting the facts.

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Climatically Speaking: November Fires Bring Tragedy and Smoke to California

Fires in California and the climate change connection, a wavy jet stream, smoke and hazardous air quality, lending a hand, an interview with Michael Mann at PBS and building fire-resistant communities.

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Climate Change in the Sacramento Valley: Imagining the Future

I’ve been reading and writing about climate change for several years now. Yet, there is that moment when it pierces the sacred spaces, the places we call home. My moment occurred during the 2017 fires in Napa and Sonoma Counties, California. Here’s my story.

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (11th ed.)

Extreme weather events and climate change; California fires and a fire tornado; Michael Mann on climate change and the future of civilization; 4°C warmer, a map and some data; climate change, wheat and ticks; frolicking goats and an earworm.

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (10th ed.)

Escaping the hazards of climate change in underground bunkers; a more planet friendly form of capitalism; mapping sea-level rise across the globe; recent worldwide heat waves; crops, nutrition and climate change; the doctor who solved a heart-wrenching mystery and more.

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Why I’ll Never Understand Our Culture’s Obsession With Cars

"Art on wheels" is how my husband refers to beautiful cars. But not me. Although I've had some car adventures in my life, including one with a flying Jaguar, I much prefer a cozy sphere where I can sit and think. And you'll never guess what I did to my grandmother's Cadillac. 

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Climatically Speaking: The Best Stories on Climate, Food, Science and Culture, (9th ed.)

California fires; heat domes and power outages; twice as hot and higher sea levels at 2°C; underground greenhouse video; vitamin C and scurvy; formaldehyde and leukemia; interview with Roy Scranton; and reducing your carbon footprint.

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