Emissions from transport are at record levels. Photograph: Scott Barbour/Getty Images
Exclusive: Renewable energy and proper climate policy are key to dropping emissions, carbon consultancy chief says...Read more
Illustration: Thomas Pullin
Mass starvation is humanity’s fate if we keep flogging the land to death...Read more
"These are not just new odds. These are new weather extremes that are made possible by a new climate," said Jeff Rosenfeld, editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. Credit: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty
In a first, an American Meteorological Society annual report found certain extreme weather events could not have happened without human-caused CO2 emissions...Read more
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Extreme weather left its mark across the planet in 2016, the hottest year in recorded history. Record heat baked Asia and the Arctic. Droughts gripped Brazil and southern Africa. The Great Barrier Reef suffered its worst bleaching event in memory, killing large swaths of coral.
Now climate scientists are starting to tease out which of last year’s calamities can, and can’t, be linked to global warming...Read more
Diego Garcia, a low-lying atoll in the Indian Ocean, is a critical hub for the U.S. Air Force. With an average elevation of about 4 feet, it is at risk from sea level rise and storm surge flooding. Credit: Shane Cuomo/U.S. Air Force/Getty Images
The Pentagon has been praised for starting to address global warming, but a report for Congress finds the risks aren't tracked well enough at facilities overseas...Read more
THROUGH GLOBAL WARMING, WE'RE NOW CREATING NEW TYPES OF EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS, WITH DIRE RESULTS...
Bleaching damage on the corals of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia in April 2017. Image: BETTE WILLIS/ARC CENTRE CORAL REEF STUDIES HANDOUT/EPA/REX/Shutterstock
The next time someone tells you that we can’t tie an individual weather event to climate change, you should tell them that’s partly to mostly bullshit. Not only can we say a whole lot about an event’s ties to climate change, but some events could not have occurred without global warming’s assistance. ...
Let this sink in for a second...Read more
The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to dismantle its net neutrality regulations. But that won’t end the fight over rules that prohibit internet service providers from creating fast lanes for some content, while blocking or throttling others...Read more
A new study suggests that the planet is far likelier to become four degrees Celsius warmer by 2100 than previously thought. (Photo: David McNew/Getty Images)
New research shows emissions must go down every year starting in 2020 to prevent dangerous warming of planet...Read more
The starving bear was filmed struggling to find food for five hours... Caters News Agency
Footage from Canada’s Arctic shows emaciated animal seeking food in scene that left researchers ‘pushing through their tears’...Read more
Editor's Pick: Climate Science On Trial Again.
OUR CHILDREN'S TRUST...
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A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...Read more
It’s that time of year again. #AGU17 is from Dec 11 to Dec 16 in New Orleans (the traditional venue in San Francisco is undergoing renovations)...Read more
‘The effect of climate change on extreme weather has been dramatically undercovered’ Photograph: Enterprise/Rex/Shutterstock
Some of Trump’s tweets generate more national coverage than devastating disasters. As the weather gets worse, we need journalism to get better...Read more
The continent is home to 12 million penguins…and not much else. Andrew Peacock, footloosefotography.com
Ever since the ancient Greeks speculated a continent must exist in the south polar regions to balance those in the north, Antarctica has been popularly described as remote and extreme. Over the past two centuries, these factors have combined to create, in the human psyche, an almost mythical land – an idea reinforced by tales of heroism and adventure from the Edwardian golden age of “heroic exploration” and pioneers such as Robert Falcon Scott, Roald Amundsen and Ernest Shackleton...Read more