Nine of the 10 states contending with the highest losses of county income voted for President Trump in 2016, including, in order, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Alabama. Fifteen of the 16 highest-harm states were also red. States likely to benefit mostly voted for Hillary Clinton. Read more →
Researchers from Stanford looked at data back to the ’60s, and factored in confounding things like air conditioning, income level, and gun ownership, and it has found that a monthly rise in temperature of 1 degree Celsius leads to about a 1 to 2 percent increase in the suicide rate. Read more →
Two decades ago this week, Michael Mann and a group of researchers published this graph. It changed the world, or at least it still could. Read more →
It’s still slow going to get broadcast meteorologists to talk about their views on the science. Read more →
We don’t get as much snow in the winter, and the air coming into Minnesota and the Dakotas from the Arctic isn’t near as cold as it used to be. In short: we’re losing our reputation. Read more →
The U.S. Geological Survey says sea ice is declining because of a warming planet. It has forced polar bears, which feed on seals, onto land where they are dying of starvation. Read more →
In his early years in the U.S. Senate, Al Franken tended to avoid comedy. When his book came out this year, Franken dared to be funny again, discovering that comedy is great storytelling and great storytelling is part of the art of politics. Read more →
A science teacher’s experience in coal country is illuminating the problem science teachers are facing in 2017: many kids don’t want to learn science they don’t agree with. Read more →
As documented here a few years ago, local TV meteorologists historically have been reluctant to take a position on — or even discuss –climate change. Too many viewers were quick to pounce. Paul Douglas has never been a coward on the subject, however, as he showed again yesterday with a single tweet. Read more →
Researchers at the University of Georgia are painting a picture of a massive migration in the United States because of climate change.
Their study says nine states will lose population as people flee inland. Read more →
The day may come when we’re advised during icy conditions to ‘walk like a penguin’ and a growing number of people will not know what a penguin is. Read more →
Read it while you still can. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources magazine is on Gov. Scott Walker’s chopping block.
The bimonthly magazine would be eliminated as part of the governor’s budget plan, even though it would have no effect on the state’s budget. Read more →
The Weather Channel came out firing today after Breitbart used a video of one of its meteorologists to claim that the earth is cooling. Read more →
Facebook and Twitter increasingly are the new venue for audience feedback, so while the online audience continues to have a voice, the reality is that fewer people in the news business side of things are listening. Read more →
St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman has taken the bait set by Pioneer Press columnist/troll Joe Soucheray.
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