NASA: NEW STUDY FINDS SEA LEVEL RISE ACCELERATING...

Global sea level rise is accelerating incrementally over time rather than increasing at a steady rate, as previously thought, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data. Credit: NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Kathryn Mersmann

 

The rate of global sea level rise has been accelerating in recent decades, rather than increasing steadily, according to a new study based on 25 years of NASA and European satellite data...

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SNOW-COVERED BEACHES? CHILLY IGUANAS? THEY ARE PART OF A MYSTERIOUS ‘HOLE’ IN GLOBAL WARMING...

Nathan Stanley, 12 , of Abington, Va. runs through a beachfront snowdrift on Jan. 4, 2018 in Nags Head, North Carolina. Despite warming temperatures in much of the world, winters in the Southeast have grown colder in recent decades, an anamoly that scientists are calling a “hole” in global warming, or a “warming hole.” Chuck Liddy cliddy@newsobserver.com

 

Frigid iguanas in Florida. Snowball fights on North Carolina’s beaches. Recent winters have delivered a bitter chill to the Southeast, reinforcing attitudes among some that global warming is a fraud...


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LEAKED U.N. CLIMATE REPORT SEES ‘VERY HIGH RISK’ THE PLANET WILL WARM BEYOND KEY LIMIT...

A glacier calves icebergs into a fjord off an ice sheet in southeastern Greenland on Aug. 3. (David Goldman/AP)

 

A draft United Nations climate science report contains dire news about the warming of the planet, suggesting it will likely cross the key marker of 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, of temperature rise in the 2040s, and that this will be exceedingly difficult to avoid...

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CAT 4 CYCLONE WREAKS HAVOC IN TONGA'S CAPITAL, PARLIAMENT FLATTENED, HOMES WRECKED...

The aftermath of cyclone Gita is seen in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, February 13, 2018 in this picture obtained from social media. Facebook Noazky Langi/via REUTERS

 

Power, water supplies disrupted in capital...

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KEEP IT HUMAN AND VISUAL, SAYS U.N. GUIDE TO TALKING CLIMATE...

Smoke rises from the coal power plant in Jaenschwalde, Germany February 3, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

 

"Climate change can feel distant and intangible, and yet it's never been more important to make sure the science around it is heard and understood."

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INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES WARN OF CLIMATE RISKS IN WORLDWIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT...

Intelligence officials testified before a Senate committee about global threats. Left to right: FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, National Intelligence Director Dan Coats, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Robert Ashley, National Security Agency Director Michael Rogers and National Geospatial Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo. Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

 

While top Trump administration officials deny climate change, the intelligence agencies warn global warming can fuel disasters and violent conflicts.

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‘I’M JUST MORE AFRAID OF CLIMATE CHANGE THAN I AM OF PRISON’...

Emily Johnston, Annette Klapstein, Leonard Higgins, Michael Foster and Ken Ward near Seattle in January. Credit Katy Grannan for The New York Times

 

How a group of five activists called the Valve Turners decided to fight global warming by doing whatever it takes...

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SHIPPING FIRST AS COMMERCIAL TANKER CROSSES ARCTIC SEA ROUTE IN WINTER...

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The crossing, unassisted by an icebreaker vessel, marks a milestone as thawing polar ice opens up Russia’s northern coastline, reports Climate Home News...

 

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MELTING ICE SHEETS ARE HASTENING SEA LEVEL RISE, SATELLITE DATA CONFIRMS...

The new research suggests he world’s oceans will be on average at least 60cm higher by the end of the century. Photograph: Jonnie Hughes/BBC/Silverback Films/Jonnie Hughes

 

Research shows that pace of melting in Antarctica and Greenland has accelerated...

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11 TAKEAWAYS FROM THE DRAFT UN REPORT ON A 1.5C GLOBAL WARMING LIMIT...

Going beyond the 1.5C target set by the Paris Agreement will pile pressure on small-scale farmers, driving hunger (Photo: Filippo Bassi/ICARDA)

 

UN draft report says missing 1.5C warming target will multiply hunger, migration and conflict, but staying under will require unprecedented global cooperation...

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THE EPA DEBUNKED ADMINISTRATOR PRUITT’S LATEST CLIMATE MISINFORMATION...

Until Pruitt deleted the EPA climate webpages...

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appears before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee hearing on oversight of the EPA, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 30 January 2018. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

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FIXING CITIES’ WATER CRISES COULD SEND OUR CLIMATE TARGETS DOWN THE GURGLER...

Water treatment plants can’t afford not to think about electricity too. CSIRO/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

 

Two cities on opposing continents, Santiago and Cape Town, have been brought to their knees by events at opposing ends of the climate spectrum: flood and drought...

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IF YOU LIVE IN FLORIDA, DOCTORS SAY CLIMATE CHANGE IS ALREADY AFFECTING YOUR HEALTH...

Video: Three years of research by nearly 100 health and science experts predicts that thousands will die or get sick because of the impacts associated to climate change. Dr. John P. Holdren, assistant to the President for Science and Technology, and Gina McCarthy, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) outlined the new scientific assessments regarding increased deaths and hospitalizations due to more air pollution, extreme heat and severe weather brought on by climate change. The White House


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Doctor David Farcy works on David Patlak, acting as a cardiac arrest patient during an emergency drill, at Mount Sinai Medical Center's Emergency Room, July 24, 2015. Floridians are already experiencing the health effects of climate change, including heat stroke and heart problems, doctors say. Now some medical practitioners are banding together to educate and advocate for their patients as the Florida Clinicians for Climate Action. Emily Michot Miami Herald Staff

When most people think about climate change — if they do at all — what usually comes to mind is melting glaciers, starving polar bears and flood waters lapping at the doors of Miami Beach condo buildings. The popular thought is that the future impacts of a warming globe are just that, problems for the future...


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CLIMATE CHANGE IS GIVING US 'PRE-TRAUMATIC STRESS'...

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Scientists on the front lines are speaking out about how their climate data drives despair, but these emotions may also be the most potent force for change...

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LIFE OR DEATH: THE DEFENDERS OF THE PLANET ARE LOSING THEIR LIVES...

Amazon rainforest activists José Cláudio Ribeiro da Silva and his wife Maria do Espírito Santo who were murdered by gunmen in Brazil’s Pará state in May 2011. Photograph: Stringer, Brazil/Reuters

 

Environmental defenders: who are they and how do we decide if they have died in defense of their environment?

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WE HAVE SEEN THE FUTURE OF WATER, AND IT IS CAPE TOWN...

Cape Town residents queue to refill water bottles on Jan. 30, 2018. Diminishing water supplies may soon lead to the taps being turned off for the four million inhabitants of Cape Town. Morgana Wingard via Getty Images

Cape Town is parched. Severe drought and high water use have collided in South Africa’s second largest city, and unless the drought breaks, residents may run out of water in the next few months when there simply isn’t enough water left to supply the drinking water taps.

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING DIGEST #5...


Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has suffered sexist attacks from climate change deniers. SourceKatharine Hayhoe

 

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Story of the Week...

Why Climate Deniers Target Women...

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NEW STUDY FINDS CUTTING OIL SUBSIDIES WILL NOT STOP CLIMATE CHANGE...

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The effect of removing fossil fuel subsidies would fall far short of the reductions promised in the Paris Agreement...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #6...

South Australia is working with Tesla to install solar power systems on residents homes. Image: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

 

Editor's Pick:

Tesla is building a 'virtual power plant' using people's homes...

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WHAT WILL AMERICA'S ICONIC PARKS LOOK LIKE IN 2050?

The past and future of Saguaro National Monument, Arizona Left: Ranger Doug poster in original WPA style; Right: Hannah Rothstein

 

An artist riffs on WPA posters to imagine how the country’s defining landscapes will look once climate change has taken its toll...

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