Global Warming Consequences Across Climate, Human, and Biological Systems

(Please Note: These pages from the new Climageddon book. There are many more serious global warming consequences than those listed below. You will find the complete list in the Climageddon book.

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BROADCAST NEWS ABANDONS CLIMATE CHANGE COVERAGE, STUDY FINDS...

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And wasn’t because of a lack of newsworthy events...

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RELEASE OF ARCTIC METHANE "MAY BE APOCALYPTIC," STUDY WARNS...

On a lake, plumes of gas, most likely methane from the breakdown of carbon in sediments below the lake, keep the water from freezing in spots, outside Fairbanks, Alaska, October 21, 2011. As the Arctic warms, the threat of abrupt methane releases is rising, too. (Photo: Josh Haner / The New York Times)

 

A scientific study published in the prestigious journal Palaeoworld in December issued a dire -- and possibly prophetic -- warning, though it garnered little attention in the media...

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WATERGRABBING: A STORY OF WATER...

 

Historically the source of many conflicts, water grabbing is the control and theft of water resources by the powerful, often at the expense of local populations and ecosystems. It can result in dispossession, displacement and ecological destruction...

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THE JOURNEY OF NASA’S SMARTEST SATELLITE FINALLY COMES TO AN END...

Manam Volcano viewed from EO-1 on June 28th 2010 Alamy

 

NASA’s highly experimental Earth Observing-1 satellite mission was supposed to last just a year. It did that, and then survived 16 more—all the while testing NASA’s riskiest, oddball ideas. It’s been a proving ground for everything from multi- and hyperspectral imagers, to a self-piloting AI. But EO-1 is finally out of fuel, and at the end of the month the craft’s operating team will close up shop...

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CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK: CORAL COLLAPSE PRESAGES OUR OWN, FASCINATING FACTS, AND MORE!

Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in this Hickory Horned Devil that occurs in US Forests, is another reason to preserve carbon storing forests. Source www.buzzle.com

 

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

And the chances of Donald Trump’s family and fortune surviving climate change are small, dwindling daily and irreversibly...

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STUDY: NATURAL GAS POWER PLANTS EMIT UP TO 120 TIMES MORE METHANE THAN PREVIOUSLY ESTIMATED...

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Researchers at Purdue University and the Environmental Defense Fund have concluded in a recent study that natural gas power plants release 21–120 times more methane than earlier estimates...

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SEVEN THINGS THAT NEED TO HAPPEN TO KEEP GLOBAL TEMPERATURE RISE BELOW 2C...

Meenakshi Dewan tends to maintenance work on the solar street lighting in her village of Tinginaput, India. © Abbie Trayler-Smith/Panos Pictures/Department for International Development
In late 2015, the world agreed to limit the global temperature rise to “well below 2C”. Ever since the signing of the Paris Agreement on climate change, scientists, think tanks and policymakers have been scrambling to define exactly what meeting this temperature limit will mean in policy and investment terms...
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HOW A LIBERTARIAN THINK TANK IS TRYING TO CORRECT THE 'DEGENERATE' CLIMATE SCIENCE DEBATE IN WASHINGTON, DC...

Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C.  Credit: Stephen MelkisethianCC BY-NC-ND 2.0

 

There are lots of attributes that seem to work as reliable predictors that a person or group will reject the science of human-caused climate change and the risks that come from it...

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RECORD-BREAKING CLIMATE CHANGE PUSHES WORLD INTO ‘UNCHARTED TERRITORY’...

A boat lies in the dry Cedro reservoir in Quixadá, Brazil. Climate change increases the risk of extreme weather events like drought. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images

 

Earth is a planet in upheaval, say scientists, as the World Meteorological Organisation publishes analysis of recent heat highs and ice lows...

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