If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure...Read more
TOTAL COSTS ESTIMATES FOR THE GLOBAL WARMING-INTENSIFIED HURRICANES OF HARVEY, IRMA, AND MARIE RANGE FROM ONE 1/3 TO 1/2 TRILLION DOLLARS...
That's a lot of money coming out of American taxpayers to cover the costs of global warming-intensified storms in spite of many politicians still refusing to acknowledge that global warming even exists. These 1/3 to 1/2 trillion dollar storm recovery cost estimates also do not include the total costs of this year’s western firestorms or any of the other global warming-intensified catastrophes of rain bombs, flooding, crop failures and droughts plaguing the U.S.
Between the hurricanes raging through the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico and the massive wildfires roaring out West, 2017 has been quite a year for inclement weather in the United States. By some measures, it's been historically intense.Read more
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It’s been a terrifying season for what we used to call natural disasters. For the first time in recorded history, three hurricanes arose simultaneously in the Caribbean...Read more
US secretary of state Rex Tillerson, left, is a proponent of geoengineering and once referred to climate change as “just an engineering problem”. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
Leading researchers and campaigners express concern that geoengineering research could be used as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions...Read more
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: NEW BLAZE PROMPTS MORE EVACUATIONS, $1.2 BILLION IN DAMAGE IN SANTA ROSA ALONE, MAYOR SAYS...
The following definitions and descriptions are essential to understanding the states, processes, and consequences of global warming now being discussed throughout the media. This short glossary will hopefully make it considerably easier for the public to understand the many complex facts and processes surrounding global warming issues.
Some Puerto Rico residents are turning to a hazardous waste site for drinking water as the island continues to reel from Hurricane Maria...Read more
Ledson Winery in Sonoma Valley. John Burgess/Press Democrat
An army of firefighters with a larger aerial arsenal at their disposal held their ground and made some gains Saturday on devastating wildfires ravaging Wine Country, but evacuation orders that forced thousands from their homes before dawn and a rising death toll were clear reminders of the peril that still grips the region...Read more
If climate change continues to worsen unchecked, and forest degradation continues unabated, then unstoppable Amazon mega-fires could be seen in this century; such fires would greatly increase the release of carbon into the atmosphere worsening climate change. Photo courtesy of IBAMA
Record Amazon fires stun scientists; sign of sick, degraded forests...Read more
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Legendary independent journalist I.F. “Izzy” Stone often cautioned, “All governments lie.” But even Izzy would have been dizzy with the deluge of lies pouring out of the Trump administration, including President Donald Trump’s claim that human-induced climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese to hurt the U.S. economy...Read more
Australian climate scientists have hit back at their former Prime Minister Tony Abbott, describing his speech to a London think tank as being laced with distortions, falsehoods, misrepresentations, and misdirection...Read more
WASHINGTON — After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints...Read more
A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...Read more