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Our favorite picks for the week of August 10!

TAKE A BREAK FROM WHATEVER YOU’RE DOING AND CHECK OUT OUR PICKS FOR THIS WEEK’S BEST NEWS STORIES AND ARTICLES!

2015 Global Temperatures are Right in Line with Climate Model Predictions –  Climate models have done a great job estimating the increase in ocean heat, although they have slightly under-predicted the change. What about other components of the Earth’s climate? For instance, how accurate are the models at predicting the changes in air temperatures? With recent data now available, we can make an assessment. More on this here.

 A woman looks at a globe model in the climate village during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-16). Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images
A woman looks at a globe model in the climate village during the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-16). Photograph: Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/Getty Images

Garbage to Gas– Landfills and sewage treatment plants are an overlooked source of clean energy – but a boom in biomethane might be coming.

What was once the I-95 landfill near Lorton, Virginia, is now dozens of acres of rolling green fields – dotted by more than 200 metal pipes emerging from the grass. Read more here.

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5 Ways To Convince People To Actually Do Something About Climate Change –  Scientists might be blanketing us in facts about impending disaster, but most people still aren’t taking action based on those facts—and some still don’t believe them. Norwegian psychologist Per Espen Stoknes lays out a psychological approach for moving society to climate action. If a rational argument doesn’t work, maybe we need to just embrace the irrational human mind. Find out how to convince your friends here.

www.fastcoexist.com
www.fastcoexist.com

Fighting Food Waste: Four Stories from Around the World – Across the globe, initiatives such as food-sharing clubs and projects aimed at reducing post-harvest losses for poor farmers are making a difference. Check out stories from the UK, China, Uganda, and Germany here.

Zhang Qinyu uses the internet to help farmers sell their produce. via the guardian.com
Zhang Qinyu uses the internet to help farmers sell their produce. via the guardian.com

What You Don’t Know About America and Climate Change – Here is a 10-question quiz to see how well you understand the basics of climate change — and how it plays out in American life today. Take the quiz here.

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