DESPERATE EXODUS OF THE CLIMATE REFUGEES...

Mongolian nomadic homes on the outskirts of the capital, Ulaanbaatar. Many such districts have sprung up as nomads are forced to abandon their traditional way of life by climate change. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian

 

In the last six years, some 140 million people have been forced to move because of climate-related disasters (Mongolian herders fly steppe blighted by climate extremes and social change, 5 January). Climate change is driving long-term environmental damage and sudden catastrophes, presenting a global long-term threat to human security...

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OBAMA: DENYING SCIENCE ON CLIMATE CHANGE BETRAYS SPIRIT OF AMERICA...

“Without bolder action, our children won’t have time to debate the existence of climate change — they’ll be busy dealing with its effects.”

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THIS WAS BEFORE THIS PAST HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD! 13 DEVASTATING PHOTOS TO SHOW YOUR FRIEND WHO DOESN'T BELIEVE IN CLIMATE CHANGE...

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Climate change: It's real, folks!!!

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GLOBAL WARMING COULD SEE RISE IN TOXIC SHELLFISH THAT CAN LEAD TO MEMORY LOSS AND POTENTIALLY KILL...

A satellite image of the US West Coast taken in 2016 shows dark green colours near the continental margin, indicating blooms of phytoplankton, some of which produced toxins Image courtesy of Nasa’s earth observatory

 

Giant blooms of micro-algae that can produce a potent neurotoxin which gets into shellfish are increasing as the water warms, study finds...

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ENDANGERED SPECIES POLAR BEARS UNLIKELY TO SURVIVE WITHOUT CLIMATE ACTION — FWS

The Fish and Wildlife Service warns that continued climate warming could doom already dwindling polar bear populations. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia.

 

The Fish and Wildlife Service today said "decisive" action is needed to slow climate change and stop sea ice melting that threatens to wipe out polar bears in the Arctic...

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CALIFORNIA FLOODS JANUARY 2017...

 

On January 3 and 4, the first of two back-to-back atmospheric river storms brought heavy rain, mountain snow, and localized flooding to central California. The second storm, fueled by a powerful, long-duration atmospheric river funneling warm and moist air from southeast of Hawaii, hit central and northern California beginning late on January 7 and pushed major rivers past flood stage levels and drove extreme gusts, leading to power outages as well as rock and mudslides...

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METHANE MAY NOT LAST LONG IN THE ATMOSPHERE — BUT IT DRIVES SEA LEVEL RISE FOR CENTURIES...

Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County in the future could be one of the most susceptible places when it comes to rising water levels due to global warming on March 14, 2012 in North Miami, Fla. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

 

It seems like just about every week, there’s more news on the rapid melting of glaciers in Greenland, Antarctica and elsewhere — and scientists’ growing concern about their potentially dramatic contributions to global sea level rise. But there’s another major element affecting global sea levels, and research suggests that it could be a factor for centuries to come...

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SWITZERLAND JUST HAD THE WORST MONTH FOR SKIING IN 100 YEARS...

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The ski season is a month shorter than it was four decades ago because of changing snowfall patterns...

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ALL THE RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE, IN A SINGLE GRAPH...

Looks p. risky. (Nature Climate Change)

 

There are a lot of them...

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COLLAPSE OF ATLANTIC OCEAN CURRENT COULD TRIGGER ICY APOCALYPSE, RESEARCHERS WARN...

Yale University scientist Wei Liu has calculated that the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation could collapse within 300 years. The graphic illustrates predicted responses on surface temperature and precipitation. Wei Liu et al

 

“Engine” of the sea could sputter to a halt due to climate change...

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