EARTH'S TEMPERATURE COULD SPIKE ABOVE A KEY PARIS AGREEMENT TARGET BY 2022...

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Within the next five years, global average surface temperatures may temporarily breach a key guardrail set out by the Paris Climate Agreement, according to a new report from the U.K. Met Office...

 

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IPCC COMMUNICATION HANDBOOK...

 

A new handbook on science communication came out from IPCC this week. Nominally it’s for climate science related communications, but it has a wider application as well. This arose mainly out of an “Expert meeting on Communication” that IPCC held in 2016...

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MET OFFICE WARNS OF GLOBAL TEMPERATURE RISE EXCEEDING 1.5C LIMIT...

Lake Hume, New South Wales, Australia was devastated by a recent drought. Photograph: The Washington Post/Getty Images

 

In next five years greenhouse gases may push global warming past threshold set by Paris deal...

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HOW SENSITIVE IS EARTH’S CLIMATE TO CARBON DIOXIDE POLLUTION?

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A new study seeks to pin down how much global temperatures are likely to rise with a doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere compared to the pre-industrial era...

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THE ECOLOGY ETHIC...

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Our one shared living biosphere is collapsing and dying. Continued being depends urgently upon reconnecting with nature through global embrace of an ecology ethic whose individual affirmative outcomes for natural ecosystems are sufficient in sum to sustain global nature. A primary ethical measure of a person is the degree to which their lifestyle positively or negatively impacts nature...

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STATE OF THE UNION: TRUMP GLORIFIES COAL, SHUTS EYES TO CLIMATE RISKS...

President Trump talked about energy, but only fossil fuels; extreme weather, but not climate change; and jobs and trade, without mentioning the thousands of U.S. solar jobs his tariff plan puts at risk. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images

 

Trump talked of the year's climate disasters—without saying 'climate change'—and while repeating his usual promotion of the fossil fuels that drive global warming...

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HOW TO GET FULL FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR YOUR LOSSES FROM GLOBAL WARMING AGGRAVATED OR CAUSED DISASTERS...

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First of all, our sympathy goes out to you because you have experienced the tremendous pain, suffering and loss of living through a global warming aggravated or caused disaster...

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TRUMP KEEPS SAYING THE U.S. MAY STAY IN THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD. AND THE MEDIA KEEPS BELIEVING HIM...

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Late Sunday night, British journalist Piers Morgan delivered some breaking news via Twitter:

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NEW ZEALAND HEATWAVE SPARKS HEALTH ALERTS AND SCRAMBLE FOR FANS...

Supporters take shelter from the heat during the under-19 Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and England in Queenstown. Photograph: Dianne Manson-IDI/Getty Images

 

Temperatures forecast to hit 40C/104F as even prime minister Jacinda Ardern struggles to keep cool...

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AFTER FOUR MONTHS, MUCH OF PUERTO RICO STILL DARK AND DAMAGED (30 Photos)...

Part of the Central Palo Seco power station of the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA), seen behind a cemetery in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on January 22, 2018. Alvin Baez / Reuters

 

Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico in late September of last year, and residents are still struggling to regain their footing. Approximately 450,000 of Puerto Rico’s 1.5 million electricity customers are still without power, and those who do have electricity suffer frequent blackouts...

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IS THERE A TICKING TIME BOMB UNDER THE ARCTIC?

The Permafrost Tunnel Research Facility, dug in the mid-1960s, allows scientists a three-dimensional look at frozen ground. Kate Ramsayer/NASA

 

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold...

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2017 WAS THE HOTTEST YEAR YET IN THE WORLD'S OCEAN...

 People gather on a hot winter day on Ipanema beach on September 8, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to NOAA, global temperatures over the first six months of 2017 were the second-highest on record. Photograph by Mario Tama, Getty

 

Warming ocean waters can have harmful impacts on habitats like coral reefs and sea ice, to name a few...

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DONALD TRUMP SAYS US COULD RE-ENTER PARIS CLIMATE DEAL...

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In ITV interview US president also says he would take tougher stand on Brexit than Theresa May...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING DIGEST #4...

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Donald Trump appears to misunderstand basic facts of climate change in Piers Morgan interview...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #4...

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Men in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, collect water on Nov. 11, 2017. Years after Hurricane Matthew nearly devastated Haiti, its vulnerability only increases. Reuters/Martinez Casares

 

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

Editor's Pick:

Why climate change is worsening public health problems...

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EPA CHIEF UNDER NIXON AND REAGAN: GOP’S CLIMATE DENIAL IS ‘KILLING EVERYTHING’...

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William Ruckelshaus, the first and fifth EPA administrator, has been a fierce critic of Scott Pruitt...

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EARTH OVERSHOOT: HOW SUSTAINABLE IS POPULATION GROWTH?

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For decades people have been predicting overpopulation would wipe out energy resources if not the entire planet. Every year the population bomb and peak oil crowd have been proven wrong. But how long can the status quo of generating growth by population explosion last?

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IN 2017, THE OCEANS WERE BY FAR THE HOTTEST EVER RECORDED...

A flare from an ocean-based oil rig burning LNG as part of its exploration activities. Photograph: Dazman/Getty Images/iStockphoto

 

The second-hottest year recorded at Earth’s surface was the hottest in its oceans...

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WHY CLIMATE CHANGE IS WORSENING PUBLIC HEALTH PROBLEMS...

People collect water piped in from a mountain creek in Utuado, Puerto Rico on Oct. 14, 2017, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans were still without running water. AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa

 

Around the world, the health care debate often revolves around access...

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THE GLOBAL CO2 RISE: THE FACTS, EXXON AND THE FAVORITE DENIAL TRICKS...

 

The basic facts about the global increase of CO2 in our atmosphere are clear and established beyond reasonable doubt. Nevertheless, I’ve recently seen some of the old myths peddled by “climate skeptics” pop up again. Are the forests responsible for the CO2 increase? Or volcanoes? Or perhaps the oceans?

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