22 National Science Academies Urge Government Action on Climate Change...

The Commonwealth "has the potential, and the responsibility, to help drive meaningful global efforts and outcomes that protect ourselves, our children and our planet," 22 national science academies wrote in a joint statement. Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

 

The scientists, from the UK, Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries, warn that stronger measures are needed to keep global warming under 2 degrees...

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The government is nearly done with a major report on climate change. Trump isn’t going to like it...

The intersection of Eighth Street and Atlantic Avenue is flooded in Ocean City, N.J., on Oct. 30, 2012, after the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy flooded much of the town. (Mel Evans/AP)

 

The country’s top independent scientific advisory body has largely approved a major climate report being prepared by scientists within the Trump administration — suggesting that another key government document could soon emerge that contradicts President Trump’s skepticism about climate change and humans’ role in driving it...

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UK: Climate change threatens ability of insurers to manage risk

Severe flooding in Carlisle, north-west England, December 2015. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

 

Extreme weather is driving up uninsured losses and insurers must use investments to fund global warming resilience, says study...

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More Serious Problems with the IPCC’s Global Warming Predictions and Timetables...

       

 

Before discussing more of the problems with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) global warming information and predictions, it is necessary to frame this challenge to the IPCC’s reports appropriately. In the criticisms below, we are not in any way criticizing the thousands of climate scientists, many of whom at their own expense provide uncensored, accurate, and up-to-date global warming research to the IPCC’s bureaucrats...

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Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest...

On the outskirts of Kakuma in northwestern Kenya. Always arid, the area has become hotter and drier with the onset of climate change. Joao Silva/The New York Times

 

KAKUMA, Kenya — These barren plains of sand and stone have always known lean times: times when the rivers run dry and the cows wither day by day, until their bones are scattered under the acacia trees. But the lean times have always been followed by normal times, when it rains enough to rebuild herds, repay debts, give milk to the children and eat meat a few times each week...

 

 

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Climate change is a disaster foretold, just like the first world war...

‘The extraordinary – almost absurd – contrast between what we should be doing and what’s actually taking place fosters low-level climate denialism’ Photograph: Guido Dingemans/Alamy Stock Photo

 

The warnings about an unfolding climate catastrophe are getting more desperate, yet the march to destruction continues...

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In Iceland, global warming no longer a joke - says president...

A view shows an ice flow floating on a lake in front of the Solheimajokull Glacier, where the ice has receded by more than 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) since annual measurements began in 1931, Iceland October 16, 2015. REUTERS/Thibault Camus/Pool

 

"The common joke in Iceland is to say that ... global warming is something we should cheer for - but it's no longer funny."

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What did NZ's hottest summer do to our glaciers?

View southwest toward the head of Mueller Lake and terminus of Mueller Glacier notice stream dissecting stagnant ice at head of lake.  Picture is from Noel Potter, UMaine,  2/2018 

 

Climate scientists expect to find some "pretty pathetic" glaciers when they make this year's aerial survey of the South Island's ice-starved, post-summer snowline.

What they find could be one of the biggest "melt years" yet seen...

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Correcting the underestimation in the current IPCC future average global temperature projections...

 

 

It is useful to now update the IPCC’s (the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,) four most recent 2014 average global temperature and time frame predictions while compensating for their known and regular underestimations of about 25-40%. Please keep in mind the IPCC’s 2014 prediction scenarios also do not include any calculations or adjustments for crossing more global warming tipping points during their prediction scenario periods...

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This dire ocean scenario is a stark reminder of why the world is trying to stop climate change...

Rolling waves driven by Cyclone Christian appear in the Elbe estuary near the North Sea close to Brunsbuettel, northern Germany, on Oct. 28, 2013. (Christian Charisius/European Pressphoto Agency)

 

Scientists on Thursday published an alarming scenario for what could happen to the planet’s oceans and fisheries by the year 2300 if very high levels of global warming are allowed to continue...

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The Arctic is sending us a powerful message about climate change. It’s time for us to listen...

The Beast brought cold air from Siberia to cities unfamiliar with such harsh winter conditions, such as Rome. Image: REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

 

Arctic scientists aren’t usually afraid of a little cold. Windy conditions don’t usually get us howling. The beasts we pay attention to are usually polar bears. But last week’s “Beast from the East” triggered a few anxious conversations...

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Explainer: The polar vortex, climate change and the ‘Beast from the East’...

COLD SNAP: Dave Throup tweeted this picture of the Beast from the East, predicted to bring cold weather to the county next week. Picture: @DaveThroupEA

 

This is a re-post from Carbon Brief by Robert McSweeney

While much of Europe is shivering in subzero temperatures, the Arctic and eastern US have basked in unseasonably warm conditions in recent weeks...

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Fisheries output to plunge unless global warming reeled in...

FILE PHOTO: A Man stands on his fishing boat in the harbour of Ajaccio on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica January 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

 

Global fisheries output will slump by 20 percent by 2300 and by 60 percent in the worst-hit North Atlantic region if governments fail to slow long-term global warming, a U.S. team of scientists said on Thursday...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #10...

 

Severe flooding in Carlisle, north-west England, December 2015. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

 

A chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week. 

Editor's Pick:

Climate change threatens ability of insurers to manage risk.

Extreme weather is driving up uninsured losses and insurers must use investments to fund global warming resilience, says study...

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9 questions about climate change you were too embarrassed to ask...

(NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring)

 

Basic answers to basic questions about global warming and the future climate...

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Why the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations are responsible for the escalating global warming emergency and saving us from extinction...

                                                           

 

 

 

Anne Ward Penguin

 

In both moral and practical terms the world’s wealthy are responsible to fix our current global warming nightmare...

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WANNA LIMIT GLOBAL WARMING TO 1.5°C? BETTER GET CRACKING...

           

             Coal: it’s not an option. Kym Farnik

 

Analysis breaks down what it would take—and it’s a lot...

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SEA LEVEL RISE WILL RAPIDLY WORSEN COASTAL FLOODING IN COMING DECADES, NOAA WARNS...

   The nuisance flooding that accompanies seasonal high tides in parts of the Miami area will become more common as sea level rises. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

 

A new report shows how vulnerable U.S. coastal areas are to rising seas, with some flooding daily by 2100. San Francisco faces a double whammy: it's also sinking...

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CLIMATE CHANGE TIGHTENS GRIP ON US WEST COAST DESPITE PROGRESSIVE ASPIRATIONS...

An aerial view of San Francisco. One of the greenest cities in the US is facing a major threat from global warming. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

 

California, Washington and Oregon have led criticism of Trump’s climate policies, but change hasn’t been easier closer to home...

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SEA LEVEL RISE IN THE SF BAY AREA JUST GOT A LOT MORE DIRE...

Treasure Island, which sits between San Francisco and Oakland, is sinking fast, at a rate of a third of an inch a year. Frank Ramspott/Getty Images

 

If you move to the San Francisco Bay Area, prepare to pay some of the most exorbitant home prices on the planet. Also, prepare for the fact that someday, your new home could be underwater—and not just financially...

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