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December 1, 2017
Winter temperatures since 1970 warming most in Great Plains, Great Lakes
DULUTH, Minn.—Scientists have been saying for years that Minnesota winters are getting warmer, but a new report from the nonprofit group...
December 1, 2017 - 9:15pm
September 19, 2017
Reader Opinion: Job and hurricanes
A Sept. 5 Dispatch Reader Opinion letter titled "Job's faith," stated, "I think of Hurricanes Harvey and Katrina, very devastating! Satan's doing?" Why link Satan, Job, and hurricanes? The book of Job explores the doctrine of retribution: evil acts deserve punishment (some sort of...
September 19, 2017 - 8:30am
July 31, 2017
Earth likely to warm more than two degrees by 2100, experts say
LONDON - World temperatures are likely to rise by more than 2 degrees Celsius this century, surpassing a "tipping point" that a global climate...
July 31, 2017 - 4:10pm
June 6, 2017
Guest Opinion: Hysteria over Paris pullout
For sheer hilarity and hyperbole it's hard to beat a recent headline on a Washington Post editorial opposing President Trump's decision to remove the U.S. from the nonbinding and unenforceable Paris climate agreement. "Trump turns his back on the world," it screamed. A close second...
June 6, 2017 - 8:30am
May 18, 2017
Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green
Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent's northern peninsula, providing striking evidence...
May 18, 2017 - 2:51pm
February 7, 2017
Reader Opinion: Critical thinking
Since Jan. 20, each day has brought more fanfare and chaos. As a lifelong educator, teaching language, U.S./Latin American relations and building cultural bridges, I'm asking you to do what I required of my students: Read the following, find two more sources, preferably with opposing...
February 7, 2017 - 10:50pm
Thaw could release Cold War-era toxic waste buried under Greenland's ice
OSLO (Reuters) - Global warming could release radioactive waste stored in an abandoned Cold War-era U.S. military camp deep under Greenland's...
August 7, 2016 - 1:26pm
August 1, 2016
Reader Opinion: A drop in the bucket
The July 22 "Climate disruption' letter complains of a 20PPM rise in atmospheric CO2. And "not enough people have worked to save Earth."
August 1, 2016 - 7:57pm
May 29, 2016
Reader Opinion: Much ado about nothing
Every year since 1880 the world's weather community calculates a figure they claim is the past year's average world temperature. They have approximately 11,000 weather stations worldwide. Of these, 1,040 stations are considered the most reliable, and these have been designated to...
May 29, 2016 - 10:36pm
May 22, 2016
Guest Opinion: Legislating climate
President Obama's Clean Power Plan is a regulation advanced by the Environmental Protection Agency under the Clean Air Act. Its objective is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from U.S. power plants 32 percent below their 2005 levels by the year 2030. The rule works by requiring states...
May 22, 2016 - 10:26pm
April 4, 2016
Reader Opinion: Kicking into overdrive
Just when it seemed bad that 2015 surpassed the old warmest year on record of 2014, NASA just confirmed February far surpassed January 2016 as the most unusually warm month ever measured. Curiously, Harvard researchers in March 2016 published findings of a 30 percent spike in atmospheric...
April 4, 2016 - 10:20pm
February 1, 2016
Reader Opinion: Driving climate change
A response to the Jan. 12, "Antarctic sea ice took a new course in 2015," the writer seems to be saying it's a mystery as to why so much Antarctic sea ice disappeared in 2015 when temperatures in 2015 were the coolest of the last three years.
February 1, 2016 - 8:14pm
December 21, 2015
Reader Opinion: Transition to clean energy?
A Dec. 14 letter stated that something was very wrong with our Minnesota weather because it was 45 degrees in December. This is called Minnesota weather, not global warming. Remember last year when we had one of our coldest Novembers on record. We weren't running around declaring...
December 21, 2015 - 8:23pm
December 7, 2015
Reader Opinion: Global warming is a hoax
Global Warming. Very interesting. Friday (Nov. 27) Dispatch reports 10 warmest autumns and only two are after 1994 while four go back to 1908, 1900, 1889 and 1882, well before SUVs and many millions more inhabitants bent on destroying mother earth. Further, NASA has reported the ice...
December 7, 2015 - 7:28pm
November 25, 2015
Reader Opinion: Unjustified violence
A Nov. 11 letter writer disagreed with a previous letter's claim that global warming science is invalidated by God's promise: "Never again will I destroy all life by waters of a flood" (Genesis 8:21-9:11). I also disagree, but for different reasons. Multiple false premises invalidate...
November 25, 2015 - 9:26am