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Dean_Fikar/iStock/Thinkstock National Climate Assessment

If you’ve ever tried to make sense of the technical details in a climate science paper or even the public-facing reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), it will be perfectly clear how difficult and complex climate

caichuqing/iStock/Thinkstock Climate Change Isn’t the Future – It’s the Present

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its latest report, an update to the 2007 report that warned us that not only was climate change poised to happen but also that human activity was the most likely cause

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Where will we get our energy in the future? We’ve covered the topic quite a few times on Fw:Thinking – in videos, podcasts and blog posts. It’s a really complicated topic. That’s not just my opinion — it’s science. Some

Stocktrek Images/Thinkstock El Nino Gets Busy

I think I was in middle school the first time I heard of the term “El Nino.” For a long time, I wasn’t really sure what it meant. I knew it had something to do with weather patterns in the

What can caves tell us about the climate history of the planet? | Credit: iStock/Thinkstock Adventures in Science – Climate Edition

Climate change is an incredibly complex field of research. The recent IPCC report refined earlier measurements and predictions, demonstrating that while we know a lot about the global climate there is still much to learn. But how do we learn?

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It’s the nature of the future to sneak up on us faster than we expect. We know this. It’s part of why we love doing this show. But when the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a new assessment

© Solvin Zankl/Visuals Unlimited/Corbis Politics and Science Make Grouchy Bedfellows

There’s a scientific and political spat brewing in the United States. Much of it has to do with a particular politician’s views on science and the role of government funding for scientific research. That politician is Rep. Lamar Smith, perhaps

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What’s the future of fuel? How are we going to power the amazing future we talk about in Fw:Thinking? Our need for fuel — whether it’s to provide electricity or power our vehicles — grows every year. Back in 2011,

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Explore the physical science of the Prius v with these videos from HowStuffWorks.

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Read from topics in the driver’s guide to fuel economy at HowStuffWorks.

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Learn how to decode the new EPA fuel economy labels with this interactive infographic.

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Read about car trends and innovations at HowStuffWorks.

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Study for your future with the latest Fw:Thinking videos.

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Listen up for what tomorrow sounds like with the Fw:Thinking audio podcast.

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