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These Canadians Seem To Have A Better Sense Of America's Mistakes Than Americans Do

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These Canadians Seem To Have A Better Sense Of America's Mistakes Than Americans Do

Some background: In 1989, the Exxon Valdez ran aground and dumped over 10 million gallons of oil into Alaska’s Prince William Sound. Meanwhile, it looks as though poet T.S. Eliot was pretty close to the mark. “This is the way the world ends: not with a bang but a REALLY awkward phone call.” Read more: http://upworthy.com/these-canadians-seem-to-have-a-better-sense-of-americas-mistakes-than-americans

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There’s 1 thing standing in the way of U.S. clean energy, and Sigourney Weaver wants to stop it.

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There's 1 thing standing in the way of U.S. clean energy, and Sigourney Weaver wants to stop it.

The United States has made some pretty great progress with the issue of climate change. Between the recently announced Clean Power Plan and the upcoming Paris Climate Conference and the various clean energy subsidies that have been in place for years, there’s a metaphorical Magic 8 Ball somewhere in the heartland saying “Outlook good.” Granted, […]

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In 83 Seconds, You May Think World Leaders Are Deluded. You May Also Have A New Favorite Goofy Song.

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In 83 Seconds, You May Think World Leaders Are Deluded. You May Also Have A New Favorite Goofy Song.

It’s like an insanely big game of tag gone horribly wrong: “You’re it!” Countries have been playing it since 1992, and I’m not sure anyone’s having that much fun. The climate sure isn’t. Read more: http://upworthy.com/in-83-seconds-you-may-think-world-leaders-are-deluded-you-may-also-have-a-new-favorite-goofy-song

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A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps.

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Carl Sagan inspired a generation of scientists with his work in and out of the classroom. But he didn’t always present science with cheer. In this clip, he passionately defends science with a grave warning. It’s something we all need to hear. Read more: http://upworthy.com/a-science-icon-died-17-years-ago-in-his-last-interview-he-made-a-warning-that-gives-me-goosebumps-5

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She Tried To Save Her Son’s Life, And For That, We Tried To Take Hers

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She Tried To Save Her Son’s Life, And For That, We Tried To Take Hers

Many of us grow up hearing that justice is “letting the punishment fit the crime.” So if someone commits a horrible crime, it seems completely fair to punish them equally horribly. But what if we’re wrong? And what if, once we realize it, we can’t take the punishment back? Read more: http://upworthy.com/she-tried-to-save-her-sons-life-and-for-that-we-tried-to-take-hers

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For the first time in human history, global CO2 levels have exceeded the safe zone — permanently.

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For the first time in human history, global CO2 levels have exceeded the safe zone — permanently.

The big UN Climate Conference started on Nov. 30, and the timing couldn’t be better because as of Nov. 11, CO2 levels in our air have officially exceeded the safe zone. According to measurements from the Scripps Mauna Lua Observatory in Hawaii, the amount of carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere has risen above 400 […]

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Senator Rants At Secretary Clinton, Says Something Incredibly Insensitive — And Spectacularly Wrong

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Senator Rants At Secretary Clinton, Says Something Incredibly Insensitive — And Spectacularly Wrong

Sen. Rand Paul had the perfect opportunity to get all his questions answered about the Benghazi attack when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sat down to testify. Rather than ask salient questions to get the truth behind the attack, he decided to rant endlessly, condescend, and then at :48, declare Benghazi to be the worst tragedy […]

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