A snowshoe hare stands near Thule air base in Pituffik, Greenland. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images
Climate change is causing the season to start comparatively earlier the further north you go, say scientistsRead more
Drought conditions in Illinois may improve with hard spring rains, though it doesn't seem that way looking at this field in western Illinois. Madelyn Beck / Harvest Public Media
Western Illinois might be close to the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, but it’s the driest part of the state this year...
George W Bush speaks at the US ocean and atmospheric administration in 2002, where he emphasised the "scientific uncertainties" of climate change (Photo: George Bush White House)
The agreement’s challenges should not be painted as a collective global failure: the US, with its malignant politics, is the only country that truly matters...Read more
The marshy, tundra landscape near Newtok, Alaska, is seen from a plane in July 2015. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
Scientists on Tuesday published new evidence that old or even ancient carbon, pulled out of the atmosphere and stored in the bodies of plants hundreds or thousands of years ago, is being set loose again from soils in the Arctic region.Read more
A handout picture released by British Antarctic Survey shows the Larsen C iceberg. Photograph: Ali Rose/AFP/Getty Images
A new study finds that waiting 5 extra years to peak carbon pollution will cost 20 cm sea level rise...Read more
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"A lot of young conservatives are frustrated by the false choice between no climate action and a big government regulatory scheme."Read more
This map will show how early spring has arrived in your state...Read more
A polar bear testing the strength of thin sea ice in the Arctic. Credit Mario Hoppmann/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
“There is no ice where there is almost always ice,” The Washington Post’s weather experts tweeted yesterday, referring to an area north of Greenland...
The intersection of 8th Street and Atlantic Avenue is flooded in Ocean City, N.J., after the storm surge from Superstorm Sandy flooded much of the town, aided by rising sea levels. Photograph: Mel Evans/AP
Faster melting of ice sheets is speeding up sea level rise..Read more
WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE: COMFORTING FALSE HOPES ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING REDUCTION PROGRESS OR HONEST FACTS?
Myself, our organization, and our allies are constantly struggling with how to communicate the truth about our current state of global warming. How do we effectively tell our members what many climate scientists know, but few will publicly state because of negative repercussions to their funding, careers, and personal safety?
Psychologist Per Espen Stoknes explains how to reframe discussions of climate change so that we feel inspired to act...Read more
Climate scientists are used to seeing the range of weather extremes stretched by global warming but few episodes appear as remarkable as this week's unusual heat over the Arctic. Zack Labe, a researcher at the University of California at Irvine, said average daily temperatures above the northern latitude of 80 degrees have broken away from any previous recordings in the past 60 years...Read more
ABBOTT AND FEMA ARE USING HARVEY TO REINVENT DISASTER RESPONSE. SOME SAY THAT MAKES DISPLACED TEXANS "GUINEA PIGS"...
Workers in Rockport repair waterfront condominiums damaged by Hurricane Harvey on Feb. 22, 2018. Eddie Seal for The Texas Tribune
In the six months since state and federal officials decided to use the biggest housing recovery in modern history to rewrite the nation's disaster playbook, neighborly networks and organized charity have buoyed disheartened Texans on the coast...Read more
Trump’s new infrastructure plan is nothing but a climate-wrecking giveaway to big polluters and the 1%.
The proposal would fast-track fossil fuel pipelines and gut bedrock environmental protections — at the expense of frontline communities and working people...Read more
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Extreme weather due to climate change displaced more than a million people from their homes last year. It could soon reshape the nation...Read more
Photograph by WILLIAM WIDMER
For the community of Jean Lafitte, the question is less whether it will succumb to the sea than when — and how much the public should invest in artificially extending its life...Read more
Boats float in the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick at high tide. Larry Montrie
CLIMATE CHANGE: THE BAY OF FUNDY AND GULF OF MAINE...
Polar bear standing upright on pack ice in the Arctic ocean on the North Pole. Image: Arterra/UIG via Getty Images
In what seems to be becoming an annual occurrence, temperatures at the North Pole are about to reach or possibly exceed the freezing point this week as the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Oceans inject unusually mild air into the Arctic...
GENEVA—Attending a conference to discuss alarming new data on rising sea levels, a weary group of top climatologists suddenly halted their presentation Friday, let out a long sigh, and stated that the best thing anyone can do at this point is just try to enjoy the next couple decades as much as possible. “You know what, guys? Just go out there and have a good time—don’t worry about any of this,” said climate scientist Annalisa Feldt who tore in half the report she had compiled and suggested everyone consider traveling to a place they’ve never been before, or taking up a pastime they’ve always imagined might be fun. “Go see a show. Join an intramural sports league. Learn a musical instrument. Have more sex. Try skiing, if you never have, although that’s one you’d better do within the next five years or so.” Reiterating the need for people to live it up while they still can, the climatologists announced that if anyone was interested in joining them, they would be skipping the remainder of the conference to get completely shit-faced at the nearest bar...Read more