HOW GLOBAL WARMING FUELED FIVE EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS...

A wildfire in Azusa, Calif., in 2016. New research has analyzed 27 extreme weather events from that year for links to climate change. Credit Gene Blevins/Reuters

 

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...

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U.S. MILITARY NOT DOING ENOUGH TO PREPARE BASES FOR CLIMATE CHANGE, GAO WARNS...

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...

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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... 

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THE FCC JUST KILLED NET NEUTRALITY. NOW WHAT?

Kyle Grillot/Reuters

 

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...

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MOST DIRE CLIMATE CHANGE PREDICTIONS, WARNS NEW STUDY, ARE ALSO THE MOST ACCURATE...

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...

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'SOUL-CRUSHING' VIDEO OF STARVING POLAR BEAR EXPOSES CLIMATE CRISIS, EXPERTS SAY...

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’...

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2017 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #49...

 

Editor's Pick: Climate Science On Trial Again.

 

OUR CHILDREN'S TRUST...

 

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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE: NEW RESEARCH, NOVEMBER 27 - DECEMBER 3, 2017...

Figure is from paper #38.

 

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...

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THE MOST NORTHERLY TOWN IN THE WORLD IS AT RISK OF DISAPPEARING...

A street in Longyearbyen, Norway, the most northerly town in the world, where the sun doesn't rise in winter.(Photo: Julie Ovgaard)

 

LONGYEARBYEN, Norway — It’s freezing, snowing and so far north that the sun won’t rise again until March, but the 2,000 residents of the world’s most northerly town wish it were much colder...

 

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FALL AGU (American Geophysical Union) 2017...

 

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)...

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CLIMATE CHANGE IS THE STORY YOU MISSED IN 2017. AND THE MEDIA IS TO BLAME...

‘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...

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WHY REMOTE ANTARCTICA IS SO IMPORTANT IN A WARMING WORLD...

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...

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THE ENERGY 202: TRUMP HAS BACKED AWAY FROM REGULATING METHANE. NOW INDUSTRY SAYS IT WILL REDUCE EMISSIONS ITSELF...

An oil well flares off excess methane in the desert east of Farmington, New Mexico. (Courtesy of Michael Eisenfeld)

 

THE LIGHTBULB

Amid an effort by the Trump administration to ease rules on the oil and gas sector, 26 companies said they will take voluntary steps to ratchet down emissions on a potent greenhouse gas the Obama administration tried to regulate...

 

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US GOVERNMENT REPORT FINDS STEADY AND PERSISTENT GLOBAL WARMING...

Miami Beach Coast, Florida. Photograph: Hoberman Collection/UIG via Getty Images

 

All of nature’s thermometers indicate a rapid rise in global temperatures...

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KEY GLOBAL WARMING BLOG HEADLINES FROM LAST MONTH...

Before you check out the first headline on the massive southern California global warming fueled wildfires below, please read the following important short update from our executive director...

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