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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THE APPALLING MEANINGLESS OF BEING IN A POST-MODERN, PRE-APOCALYPTIC WORLD...

There is nature...

 

Nothing really seems to matter much when your Planet is needlessly collapsing and dying. Big important ideas to base your life upon are in short supply. Pretty much god myths, stuff, and tribes are all we got. There is nature. And she needs us...

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2017: THE YEAR IN CLIMATE...

 

Climate change factors, which include global warming (epa.gov)

 

Understanding Climate Change...

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4 QUESTIONS ON THE CALIFORNIA FIRES AND CLIMATE CHANGE...

Fires spread by the Diablo winds and fueled by dry grass and brush spread through California's Napa and Sonoma regions in early October 2017. Scientists say climate change is loading the dice for wildfires. Credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images

 

Santa Ana winds are whipping up wildfires in Southern California after a devastating season in wine country. Rising temps can make the West dangerously combustible...

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THE MORAL AND INTELLECTUAL BANKRUPTCY OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY...

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is surrounded by reporters as Republicans worked to pass their tax bill, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017. Photograph: J. Scott Applewhite/AP

 

The GOP strategy on taxes and climate: reject evidence and expert opinion, lie, and wage culture wars...

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OCEANS UNDER GREATEST THREAT IN HISTORY, WARNS SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH...

The leatherback turtle is the largest turtle on the planet. David Attenborough travels to Trinidad to meet a community trying to save these giants. Photograph: Gavin Thurston

 

Blue Planet 2 producers say final episode lays bare shocking damage humanity is wreaking in the seas, from climate change to plastic pollution to noise...

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CLIMATE SCIENTISTS SEE ALARMING NEW THREAT TO CALIFORNIA...

In June 2014, Lake Shasta was at 37% of capacity due to the long California drought. (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

 

California could be hit with significantly more dangerous and more frequent droughts in the near future as changes in weather patterns triggered by global warming block rainfall from reaching the state, according to new research led by scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory...

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CLIMATE CHANGE MIGHT LOWER SALARIES...

Eduardo Munoz / Reuters

 

The more 90-degree days a fetus or infant endured, the lower his or her earnings in adulthood...

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BUILDERS SAID THEIR HOMES WERE OUT OF A FLOOD ZONE. THEN HARVEY CAME...

Leslie Martinez, right; her husband, John Ahearn; and their daughter, Alex Ahearn, outside their home, which flooded after Hurricane Harvey despite being outside the official flood plain in The Woodlands, Tex. Credit Ilana Panich-Linsman for The New York Times

 

THE WOODLANDS, Tex. — Leslie Martinez heard the floodwaters before she saw them. They rushed across the lawn, seeped around the doors and into the house. It was 2:15 a.m. on Aug. 28, three days after Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Her young daughter was asleep in her arms. Ms. Martinez’s first reaction was to spread towels around the floor...

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HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS IMPACTING THE AMERICAN WEST RIGHT NOW...

Lodgepole pines turn a reddish color near Granby, Colorado, due to damage caused by the pine bark beetle.RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images

 

Many studies have modeled future impacts from climate change, but scientists have shown that warming trends are already affecting water and ecosystems in the West...

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