GLOBAL ATMOSPHERIC CO2 LEVELS HIT RECORD HIGH...

Smoke rises from a power plant in Bottrop, western Germany. Photograph: Patrik Stollarz/AFP/Getty Images

 

UN warns that drastic action is needed to meet climate targets set in the Paris agreement...

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FEMA HAD A PLAN FOR RESPONDING TO A HURRICANE IN PUERTO RICO — BUT IT DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE IT...

Army soldiers pass out food, provided by FEMA, to residents in a neighborhood without grid electricity or running water on Oct. 17, 2017, in San Isidro, Puerto Rico. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

 

The disaster-relief agency, under fire after Hurricane Maria, won’t release the plan, even as a comparable document for Hawaii remains public...

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THE GREAT NUTRIENT COLLAPSE...

Geoff Johnson for POLITICO

 

The atmosphere is literally changing the food we eat, for the worse. And almost nobody is paying attention...

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SCIENTISTS SAY CLIMATE CHANGE MAKING WINTER START LATER AND LATER...

This Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 file photo show fall colors beginning to show along Route 209 in Reilly Township, Schuylkill County, Pa. Across the United States, 2017’s first freeze has been arriving further and further into the calendar, according to more than a century of measurements from weather stations nationwide. (David McKeown/Republican-Herald via AP) DAVID MCKEOWN

 

Winter is coming ... later. And it’s leaving ever earlier...

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2017 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #43...

Warming waters are melting the Antarctic ice sheets from below. Photo: APT

 

Editor's Pick:

Coal use must 'pretty much' be gone by 2050 to curb sea-level rise, researchers say...

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WHY HOT WEATHER RECORDS CONTINUE TO TUMBLE WORLDWIDE...

Extreme temperatures in Cordoba, Spain in June 2017. EPA/SALAS

 

It sometimes feels like we get a lot of “record-breaking” weather. Whether it’s a heatwave in Europe or the “Angry Summer” in Australia, the past few years have seen temperature records tumble...

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THIS IS YOUR PLANET ON SEA LEVEL RISE. ANY QUESTIONS?

 

There are moments when your own data stops you dead in your tracks. I had one of those moments a few months ago as we were preparing to release our When Rising Seas Hit Home report...

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THE UNINHABITABLE VILLAGE...

Vikram Singh

 

Hotter temperatures are forcing families in southern India to decide: Try to survive here, or leave?

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RISING SEAS MAY BRING MORE SUPERSTORMS...

Superstorms sow havoc: Repair work on the New York metro in Sandy’s devastating wake. Image: Metropolitan Transportation Authority of the State of NY via Wikimedia Commons

 

Superstorms as severe as Sandy, the monster which swamped New York City in 2012, could become more frequent because of rising sea levels...

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INTERPRETING THE PARIS AGREEMENT’S 1.5C TEMPERATURE LIMIT...

Rueters

 

Long-term temperature limits like 2C or 1.5C above pre-industrial levels have long been used as goalposts for climate change mitigation...

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US WINTER HAS SHRUNK BY MORE THAN ONE MONTH IN 100 YEARS...

Experts say the consequences of the contracting winter season are ‘really negative’ Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

 

Scientists find that climate change has helped push first frosts later across the country...

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TRUMP ADMINISTRATION STUCK BETWEEN TWO GOP SIDES ON ETHANOL and much more news...

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) during a Senate Finance Committee hearing in May. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

 

The Environmental Protection Agency, in its ambitious effort to roll back the previous administration's energy and environmental policies, has had a significant stumble with Republicans lawmakers. On both sides of the ethanol debate...

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IN ANTARCTICA, TWO CRUCIAL GLACIERS ACCELERATE TOWARD THE SEA...

 

Two of the frozen continent’s fastest-moving glaciers are shedding an increasing amount of ice into the Amundsen Sea each year...

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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE NEW RESEARCH, OCTOBER 16-22, 2017...

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Each week there are new research papers from all over the world. To illustrate this, the figure above shows the rough study locations of this week's papers (those who express their study location clearly in the abstract or in the title).

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BP AND SHELL PLANNING FOR CATASTROPHIC 5°C GLOBAL WARMING DESPITE PUBLICLY BACKING PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT...

Neither company sets targets to reduce emissions and BP’s total investment in renewable and clean technologies has actually shrunk since 2005, the report said Getty Images

 

Companies are trying to 'have their oil and drink it' by committing to 2°C in public while planning for much higher temperature rises, says shareholder campaign group, ShareAction...

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