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Why Do We Need Cars In Cities?

The city of Milan has become so thick with toxic smog that it banned cars from its streets for six hours during the middle of the day for three days this week. Smog kills tens thousands of times more people worldwide than terrorism does. Lack

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NOAA Data: November 2015 was the Hottest November on Record

“Climate change is not science. It’s religion.” — GOP Presidential Candidate Ted Cruz, October 29 2015 The latest data update from NOAA’s 1880-2015 temperature record is available. The following graph is drawn from that data, showing that of all the Novembers from all those years,

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Terrified By Terrorist Travel? Don’t Get In Your Car!

If Muslim terrorists from the Islamic State were able to unleash one attack the size of the San Bernardino shootings every single day of the year, it would take them ten years at that rate to match the number of Americans killed by the pollutants released by ground transportation in the United States.

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Arctic Sea Ice Extent: Lower than Normal is the Norm

The National Snow and Ice Data Center has been tracking Arctic Ocean sea ice extent for many years, and yesterday released new data on the extent of Arctic sea ice, compared to the 1981-2000 average for this time of year: As you can see, the

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Donald Trump Inaccuracy One Degree Celsius Above Normal

Three weeks ago, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced that global warming couldn’t possibly be real, because New York City was about to receive a “major freeze” that would be “weeks ahead of normal”. Actually, a freeze would have been just about a week ahead

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Update On Donald Trump’s Big Chill

If Donald Trump can’t even read a local weather forecast accurately, how can he be trusted with data in more complex contexts, such as the national economy, foreign policy, congressional relations, and global climate change?

Psst... what kind of person doesn't support pacifism?