Basic answers to basic questions about global warming and the future climate...Read more
Why the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations are responsible for the escalating global warming emergency and saving us from extinction...
Anne Ward Penguin
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Coal: it’s not an option. Kym Farnik
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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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
More than 20 top political appointees and nominees across the Trump administration either decline to acknowledge that humans are the main cause of climate change or say that significant questions exist about how much people contribute to the problem...Read more
To date, the average global temperature is thought to have increased by 1 C since the Industrial Revolution. Image: Jorge Guerrero / AFP
The estimated cost of measures to limit Earth-warming greenhouse gas emissions can be more than offset by reductions in deaths and disease from air pollution, researchers said on Saturday...Read more
Frozen fields on the Lofoten Islands in the Arctic Circle in northern Norway. Scientists say conditions in the region are unprecedented. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images
Sea ice has hit record lows for time of year as experts say global warming probably fueled big storms in Europe and north-eastern US...Read more
Large-scale changes to our atmosphere and environment that normally happen over thousands of years are now happening over decades...Read more
Waves from a winter storm in early March washed over houses in Scituate, Massachusetts, and flooded the streets. The nor'easter hit as tides were already high because of the nearly full moon. Credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images
Two nor’easters fueled record tides in Boston in recent weeks, causing coastal flooding. Advocates warn infrastructure isn't being built to weather climate change...Read more
New Zealanders made the most of the country's hottest summer on record. CHARLOTTE CURD/STUFF
New Zealand just sweated through its hottest summer on record, a Niwa report shows...
Scott Pruitt described the Second Amendment as divinely granted, and condemned federal judges as a “judicial monarchy." | Pete Marovich/Getty Images
Radio archives from Oklahoma also show him warning of ‘judicial monarchy’ and advocating constitutional amendments to ban abortion and gay marriage...Read more
Weather patterns in the Arctic have been described as "freakishly warm." NPR's Michel Martin talks with climate science professor Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University about what's behind it...Read more
Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson was impressed with the way Donald Trump watched the solar eclipse without glasses. Carlson described it as ‘perhaps the most impressive thing any president has done’. Photograph: Fox News
The fault lies entirely with the GOP. Focus on fixing it, not laying blame where it doesn’t belong...Read more
New research claims that official estimates lowballed the risk by, uh, about a factor of three...Read more
At a Glance
- Winter Storm Riley has killed at least nine people on the East Coast.
- Nearly 200,000 remain without power.
- States of emergency were declared in Maryland and Virginia.
The Arctic is warming up more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, due to numerous feedbacks. At times, large areas over the Arctic Ocean can become 30°C or 54°F warmer than 1979-2000, as illustrated by the image below...
NWS Boston@NWSBoston [HAZARDS] Updated. Coastal flood warning E MA, advisory S MA & RI; hurricane / storm force wind warnings for the waters; high wind warning & advisory across the interior; flood watch for E MA, RI & CT; winter storm warning for the high terrain ... Mainly Friday through Saturday
Here is a a chronological listing of news articles posted on the Skeptical Science Facebook page during the past week...
We’ve radically underestimated how vulnerable Americans are to flooding...
New research claims that official estimates lowballed the risk by, uh, about a factor of three.
A giant nor’easter — incongruously named Winter Storm Riley, like some Brooklyn kid’s play date — is expected slam into New England coast today, bringing snow, rain, high tides, and damaging winds.
The Boston Globe reports that the National Weather Service has “high confidence” that the eastern coast of Massachusetts is going to experience “moderate to major flooding.” It has “moderate confidence” that heavy rains of two to three inches could cause urban and street flooding throughout southeastern Massachusetts, including Boston...Read more
The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine is one of several military sites at risk from sea level rise, at new report from a panel of retired military officers warns. Credit: U.S. Navy
The retired admirals and generals say climate change is putting key military facilities at risk of costly damage that could knock out critical operations for weeks...Read more