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'...

Daniel Oberhaus

 

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

 

(Digest: Story of the Week... El Niño/La Niña Update... Toon of the Week... Video of the Week... Reports of Note... Coming Soon on SkS... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review... 97 Hours of Consensus...)

Story of the Week...

Why Climate Deniers Target Women...

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

Credit: Zbynek Burival Unsplash

 

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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MODELS COMING INTO AGREEMENT ON WIDESPREAD EFFECTS OF ARCTIC SEA ICE LOSS...

An ice lead in the Arctic Ocean is captured from the NSF/NCAR C-130 aircraft as it flies roughly 30 meters (100 feet) above the ocean during a field project studying low-level ozone formation. Image credit: James Hannigan/UCAR.

 

Exactly a year after more than 100 scientists gathered to discuss the connections between Arctic sea ice loss and midlatitude climate (see our coverage), the picture has become a bit clearer. There’s now strong agreement on several of the weather and climate patterns that future Arctic sea ice loss will create, provided that the right types of climate models are put on the task—models that capture the interplay among atmosphere, oceans, and sea ice...

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IF THE WORLD BUILDS EVERY COAL PLANT THAT’S PLANNED, CLIMATE CHANGE GOALS ARE DOOMED, SCIENTISTS SAY...

The coal power plant in Jaenschwalde, Germany, on Saturday. (Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)

 

The much-heralded demise of the coal industry may be overstated, a new scientific analysis asserts — finding that if all planned plants were constructed, the world would have little chance of meeting its climate change goals...

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS INCREASING FLOOD RISKS IN EUROPE...

Flood of the Seine in the Yvelines on January 29, 2018 in Villennes sur Seine, France. Photograph: Aurelien Morissard/IP3/Getty Images

 

A new study finds strong agreement that flood risks in central and western Europe are rising due to global warming...

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IF SMOKERS ARE SINGLED OUT, WHY NOT GREENHOUSE GAS EMITTERS?

 

Climate change a greater threat to public health than secondhand smoke...

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DEMOCRATIC SENATORS DEMAND PRUITT RECUSE HIMSELF FROM REWRITING CLEAN POWER PLAN...

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the Senate Environment Committee in January. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

 

THE LIGHTBULB:

A group of Democratic senators is demanding that Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt recuse himself from  repealing one of President Obama's signature environmental rules, which is intended to curb the release of greenhouse gases from the nation’s power plants...

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HUMANS NEED TO BECOME SMARTER THINKERS TO BEAT CLIMATE DENIAL...

President Donald Trump points skyward before donning protective glasses to view the solar eclipse, 21 August 2017, at the White House in Washington. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP

 

A new paper shows that climate myths consistently fail critical thinking tests...

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NO DROP IN U.S. CARBON FOOTPRINT EXPECTED THROUGH 2050, ENERGY DEPARTMENT SAYS...

President Trump, speaking here at a refinery in North Dakota, has pushed for policies that promote fossil fuels and for the removal of greenhouse gas regulations. Credit: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

 

The U.S. alone would burn through much of the world's carbon budget under its current policies as oil production and the natural gas boom continue...

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BREAKING: WHITE HOUSE FORCED TO PULL CONTROVERSIAL NOMINEE...

 

Great news! The White House has just withdrawn the nomination of Koch-funded climate denier Kathleen Hartnett White, who Trump had tapped for the top environmental post at the White House. Hartnett White is yet another one of Trump's extreme and unqualified nominees withdrawn under controversy...

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KEEPING THE WORLD BELOW 2°C OF WARMING NEEDS TECH WE DON’T HAVE...

Reforesting would help, but we're still deforesting. Mikko Muinonen

 

European national science academies report warns tepid emission cuts not enough...

 

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THE ARCTIC IS FULL OF TOXIC MERCURY, AND CLIMATE CHANGE IS GOING TO RELEASE IT...

A hill of permafrost “slumping” in 2009 near the remote, boggy fringe of North America, 1,400 miles from the North Pole. (Rick Bowmer/AP)

 

We already knew that thawing Arctic permafrost would release powerful greenhouse gases. On Monday, scientists revealed it could also release massive amounts of mercury — a potent neurotoxin and serious threat to human health...

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