BREATHING FIRE...

Views of San Francisco's skyline are smoke-filled on the morning of Oct. 9 as multiple wildfires burn in Mendocino and Sonoma counties. Credit: Amy Graff/SF Gate

 

As climate change fuels large wildfires, the pollution they're releasing is making Americans sick and undermining decades of progress in cleaning the air...

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CHURCH OF ENGLAND SHOULD LEAD ON CLIMATE CHANGE BY DIVESTING FROM EXXONMOBIL...

ExxonMobil knew about the risks of climate change in the 1970s, yet misled the public for decades, say Anglican clergy asking the church to stop investing in the oil and gas company. Photograph: Matt Brown/AP

 

Anglican clergy, including five bishops, broadcaster Richard Coles and Olivia Graham, call on the church to support the aims of the Paris climate agreement by divesting from fossil fuel companies...

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THE ZOMBIE DISEASES OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

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What lurks in the Arctic’s thawing permafrost?

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SYRIA SIGNS PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT AND LEAVES US ISOLATED...

Syria’s surprise decision to sign the Paris climate agreement comes against the background of a brutal civil war. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

 

Syria’s decision means America will be the only country outside the landmark deal if it follows through with Donald Trump’s vow to leave...

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HOW TRUMP WHITE HOUSE WOUND UP RELEASING DIRE CLIMATE REPORT...

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  • Government scientists issue 477-page report on climate change
  • Calls this the warmest period in modern civilization’s history
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THE CLIMATE RISKS WE FACE...

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Since the dawn of the industrial age, humans have been pumping increasing amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning coal, oil and gas...

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DONALD TRUMP ACCUSED OF OBSTRUCTING SATELLITE RESEARCH INTO CLIMATE CHANGE...

Earth’s sea ice has shrunk dramatically in recent years. Photograph: David Goldman/AP

 

Republican-controlled Congress ordered destruction of vital sea-ice probe...

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A CLIMATE SCIENCE REPORT THAT CHANGES MINDS? DON’T BET ON IT...

The La Tuna Canyon brush fire burned above Burbank, Calif., this year. The Trump administration on Friday released a report on climate change that left no doubt about its causes. Credit Robyn Beck/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

 

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration published a report Friday on climate change from its own scientists that left no doubt about its grim reality and its causes.

So now what?

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AT VATICAN, ‘TENETS OF FAITH’ SEEN AS CRUCIAL IN CLIMATE CHANGE EFFORT...

Jerry Brown, the governor of California, underlined the importance of religious leaders’ involvement in climate change efforts. Credit Alessandra Tarantino/Associated Press

 

VATICAN CITY — Religious leaders need to tell congregations that global warming can affect not just the environment, but also the spread of diseases and other threats to human health, participants said at a Vatican conference on Saturday on climate change, an issue that has been a priority of Pope Francis...

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HARRISON FORD SLAMS GLOBAL WARMING SKEPTICS FOR FAILING TO BELIEVE IN SCIENCE...

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‘If we don’t stop the destruction of nature, nothing else will matter’...

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2017 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #44...

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Editor's Pick: There’s a huge gap between the Paris climate change goals and reality.

Current pledges are about a third of what’s needed...

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IS IT TOO LATE TO SAVE THE WORLD? JONATHAN FRANZEN ON ONE YEAR OF TRUMP'S AMERICA...

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‘As the ice shelves crumble and the Twitter president threatens to pull out of the Paris accord’, Franzen reflects on the role of the writer in times of crisis...

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ARE ANTARCTICA'S ICE SHEETS NEAR A CLIMATE TIPPING POINT?

“Parts of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet appear to already be in substantial decline. If that continues, it’s not a matter of how much, but how fast sea level will rise,” climate physicist Carl-Friedrich Schleussner said. Credit: Jeremy Harbeck/NASA

 

Nearly all coal emissions need to stop by 2050 to avoid accelerating ice loss that could lead to 4 feet of sea level rise this century, scientists say...

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THE MOST POWERFUL EVIDENCE CLIMATE SCIENTISTS HAVE OF GLOBAL WARMING...

Hurricane forecasters look closely at ocean temperatures. Sea surface temperatures above 78 degrees, shown here in yellow, orange and red, are sufficiently warm to fuel hurricanes. Credit: NOAA

 

The oceans hold the story of a planet warming as fossil fuels are burned. Here is what scientists have discovered, in four charts...

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WE HAVE NOW ENTERED THE STATE OF IRREVERSIBLE GLOBAL WARMING!

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You most likely have seen the news about the global warming aggravated weather like hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Marie or the horrible wildfires in northern California and the west coast. In this blog we have repeatedly provided good science informing that you that until we reverse our suicidal fossil fuel burning habits, global warming aggravated climate consequences (like what you are seeing almost everyday in the news,) will continue to increase in frequency, severity and scale...

 

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