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Peter Gleick: Climate Change, Disbelief, and the Collision between Human and Geologic Time

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Geologic time scales are long – too long for the human mind to really comprehend. Over millions, and tens of millions, and hundreds of millions of years, the Earth has changed from something unrecognizable to the planet we see on maps, plastic globes, and photos from space.

Peter Gleick: Transcending Old Thinking About California Agricultural Water Use

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The debate about water use in California agriculture is stuck in a 30-year-old rut; relying on outdated and technically-flawed thinking that is slowing statewide efforts to meet 21st century challenges.

Peter Gleick: When Beliefs Conflict with Facts

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Representative Jim Costa and the California Drought

Peter Gleick: The California Drought (2007-2009) - Myth Versus Reality

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It has been a wet year. Very wet. But remember the drought? California…

Drought Aggravates Extreme Poverty in Syria

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Ongoing drought in Syria is causing acute water shortages, food insecurity and economic uncertainty.

Peter Gleick: California's Next One Million Acre-Feet of Water

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This is a key time for California water: we are coming off of three years of serious drought and growing political conflict over water allocations.

Peter Gleick: How Much Water do YOU Use at Home?

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A new tool for figuring out our home water and energy and greenhouse gas footprint.

70 Percent of Himalayan Glaciers Gone by Next Century, Studies Say

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Photographic and scientific evidence shows that the melting third pole is still devastating the region

The Himalayas: A Special Report

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Floods, droughts, wildfires, windstorms, water contamination and illnesses plague the 1.3 billion people who live in the watersheds directly supplied by glacial melt from the Hindu Kush-Himalaya region.

Peter Gleick: More on Climate Deniers and Their Abuse of Science

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An analysis of the special interest rhetoric behind climate changes biggest naysayers.

Peter Gleick: Climate-change Deniers Versus the Scientific Societies of the World -- Who Should we Listen to?

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Where should the public, not versed in climate science, look for their information and knowledge about this debate about climate change?

Peter Gleick: The Best Argument Against Global Warming

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Climate deniers have yet to produce an alternative, scientific argument that come close to explaining the evidence around the world that the climate is changing.