ARIZONA APPEALS COURT VACATES RULING AGAINST CLIMATE SCIENTISTS, AND RULES THAT PROTECTIONS FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH MUST BE CONSIDERED...

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On September 14, the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division II, ruled that a trial court decision to release climate scientists’ emails had improperly ignored an Arizona statutory protection for university records...

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SAN FRANCISCO, OAKLAND SUE OIL GIANTS OVER CLIMATE CHANGE...

The lawsuits call for the oil companies to pay into a fund for the coastal infrastructure necessary to protect property and neighborhoods against sea level rise in San Francisco and Oakland. Credit: MR Topper/CC-BY-2.0

 

The lawsuits argue that Exxon, Chevron and the other companies knew the global warming risks their products were creating...

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THE PARIS AGREEMENT DISPUTE IS A DISTRACTION. THE REAL BATTLE IS PLAYING OUT IN THE EPA...

 Street art depicts U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on June 13, 2017.  Photo: Alain Apaydin/Sipa USA/AP
For anyone who’s been following the fate of the United States’ involvement in the Paris agreement, the main question surrounding it recently has been pretty clear: Will he or won’t he?
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GLOBAL WARMING: IS IT A MYTH NOW?

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After two devastating hurricanes in Texas and Florida, the dangers of global warming have become too much of a clear and present danger to ignore. It is no longer a worldwide event with the potential of happening, it’s a global event that is happening...

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HURRICANE MARIA: PUERTO RICO WITHOUT ELECTRICITY AFTER FLASH FLOODING – LATEST UPDATES...

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I’M A TV WEATHERMAN. HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I DISCUSSED CLIMATE CHANGE ON AIR...

A photo of Tropical Storm Harvey taken by astronaut Randy Bresnik from the International Space Station on August 28, 2017. Credits: NASA

 

Broadcast meteorologists are starting to talk more about the issue during their forecasts...

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MELTING ARCTIC ICE CAP FALLS TO WELL BELOW AVERAGE...

The 2017 summer ice minimum was 610,000 sq miles below average as part of an ongoing decline driven by climate change. Photograph: Lev Fedoseyev/TASS

 

This summer’s minimum is the eighth lowest on record. Shrinking ice cap increasingly linked to extreme weather events around the world, say scientists...

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REPUBLICAN SENATOR ENDORSES 'PRICE ON CARBON' TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE...

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Sen. Lindsey Graham endorsed a "price on carbon" to fight climate change, breaking with much of the Republican Establishment...
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IT TAKES JUST 4 YEARS TO DETECT HUMAN WARMING OF THE OCEANS...

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Our new paper illustrates the rapid, consistent warming of Earth’s oceans...

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UN SECRETARY GENERAL LINKS HURRICANE DEVASTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE...

Hurricanes Katia, Irma and José (from left to right) were all active in the Caribbean on 8 September (Source: US Navy)

 

António Guterres and other leaders called for renewed efforts to cut carbon pollution as the Caribbean faces yet another devastating storm...

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SILENT KILLER: SWELTERING PLANET BRACES FOR DEADLY HEAT SHOCKS...

Volunteers cover their heads with water-soaked towels, to beat the heat, while distributing water bottles, outside Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) in Karachi, Pakistan, June 25, 2015, during a heatwave that killed more than 1,000 people. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

 

As hurricanes and floods grab headlines, heatwaves associated with climate change are claiming lives around the world...

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GLOBAL WARMING SPEEDS UP DUE TO PACIFIC 'FLIP'...

Among this year's extreme weather events were wildfires that scorched Europe and North America, including the La Tuna Canyon fire over Burbank, Calif., seen on Sept. 2, 2017. (Kyle Grillot/Reuters)

 

Pacific Decadal Oscillation entered its positive phase amid shattered global heat records...

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DEFYING TRUMP, PENTAGON MOVES TO PROTECT BASES FROM CLIMATE CHANGE...

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The Pentagon is moving forward with plans to protect its bases and operations from rising seas and other impacts of climate change, despite an order by President Trump to halt climate planning...

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THE REAL UNKNOWN OF CLIMATE CHANGE: OUR BEHAVIOR...

Receding floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey in Port Arthur, Tex. Urgent warnings from meteorologists of the hurricane’s dangers went unheeded by many. Credit Eric Thayer for The New York Times

 

As Hurricane Harvey bore down on the Texas coast, few people in that state seemed to understand the nature of the looming danger...

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WE HAVE A 5% CHANCE WE WONT EXPERIENCE A CLIMATE CATASTROPHE...

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RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES ARE TAKING ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

Members of the New Community Project tour the Navajo Nation near now-dry Washington Lake to learn how oil and gas extraction is affecting the Navajo people who live nearby. Sarah Tory

Churches that have long played a role in social justice are stepping up...

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REX TILLERSON SAYS U.S. COULD STAY IN PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD...

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“The president said he is open to finding those conditions where we can remain engaged with others on what we all agree is still a challenging issue.”

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CHINA STRENGTHENS CLIMATE PLEDGE AS WHITE HOUSE CREATES CONFUSION...

A Chinese worker from installs a solar panel project on a roof in Wuhan, China in April, 2017. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

 

China is pledging to accelerate its efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions as part of the Paris climate accord as the Trump administration sows confusion over its pledge to withdraw from the agreement...

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THE EVERGLADES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN HIT BY HURRICANES. THANKS TO CLIMATE CHANGE, IRMA COULD BE A DIFFERENT MATTER...

A mobile home community is flooded in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma in Everglades City, Fla., on Sept. 11. (David Goldman/AP)

 

As residents of the Southeast are returning home and assessing the damage left by Hurricane Irma, Florida scientists are anxiously waiting to evaluate the storm’s impact on one of the state’s most valuable — and vulnerable — ecosystems: the Everglades.

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THE WEATHER REPORT IS CLIMATE SCIENCE, TOO...

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If you turned to any cable news channel lately, you probably saw in-depth coverage of the hurricane du jour. A somber meteorologist pointed to a map depicting the storm’s predicted path, then cut away to the latest satellite image of a monstrous white pinwheel...

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UPDATE: TV NEWS PLAYS CATCH-UP ON THE CLIMATE-HURRICANE LINK...

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Cable News awakens. Sort of...

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YES, CLIMATE CHANGE MADE HARVEY AND IRMA WORSE...

FILE - This photo made available by NASA shows Hurricane Harvey over Texas on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, seen from the International Space Station. Experts say a combination of unusual factors turned Harvey into a deadly monster. The storm intensified just before it hit land, parked itself over one unfortunate area and dumped a record amount of rain. (Randy Bresnik/NASA via AP)

 

(CNN)The right time to talk climate change is now...

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CLIMATE CHANGE: LET'S TALK OPENLY AND HONESTLY...

An abandoned truck remains on Interstate 45 in Houston on Aug. 29 in the wake of flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey. (Tamir Kalifa/The New York Times)

 

A warmer planet threatens wetter storms, higher surges and more Harveys...

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SACHS: BIG OIL WILL HAVE TO PAY UP, LIKE BIG TOBACCO...

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THE WINDOW IS CLOSING TO AVOID DANGEROUS GLOBAL WARMING...

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There's a 50 percent chance that temperatures will rise 4 degrees Celsius under a business-as-usual scenario...

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HARVEY, IRMA AND GLOBAL WARMING. WE HAVE TO TALK...

Video:Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have reignited discussions about the link between global warming and extreme weather, with climate scientists now saying they can show the connections between the two phenomena better than ever before. Time

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EPA chief and other leaders burying their heads in the sand, now that's 'insensitive' to hurricane victims: Here's our view...

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FROM HEAT WAVES TO HURRICANES: WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT EXTREME WEATHER AND CLIMATE CHANGE...

 

It’s been a hectic end to summer, meteorologically speaking...

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THE FLORIDA KEYS ARE THE CANARIES IN THE CLIMATE-CHANGE COALMINE...

‘Cars have been blown the short distance from road to shoreline, sideways in the shallows in a rusty puddle of their own fluids.’ Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

 

These complex, beautiful, fragile islands are a delicately balanced paradise. But their tipping point may have arrived...

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2017 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #37...

The Asian high mountains are already warming more rapidly than the global average. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

 

Asia's glaciers to shrink by a third by 2100, threatening water supply of millions.

High mountains of Asia hold biggest store of frozen water outside the poles and feed many of the world’s great rivers, including the Ganges...

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'ALARM BELLS WE CANNOT IGNORE': WORLD HUNGER RISING FOR FIRST TIME THIS CENTURY...

 

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UN agencies warn conflict and climate change are undermining food security, causing chronic undernourishment and threatening to reverse years of progress...

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ENERGY FORECAST SEES GLOBAL EMISSIONS GROWING, THWARTING PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD...

The EIA's International Energy Outlook forecasts growth of natural gas, coal plateauing, and wind and solar growing rapidly but not fast enough to bring down global emissions. Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty

 

A new report from the U.S. energy forecasting agency sees the burning of fossil fuels continuing to dominate globally, even as renewable energy doubles...

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ZONED FOR DISPLACEMENT: DISPLACED BY HURRICANE HARVEY BY DESIGN...

In this photo combination, evacuees wade down Tidwell Road in Houston on August 28, 2017, top, as floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey rise, and a car drives down the same road on September 5, bottom, after the water receded. David J. Phillip/AP

 

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma may have hit white and non-white families alike, but it will be people of color who will have the toughest time getting their homes back, which is by design...

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TRUMP SAYS WE'VE HAD 'BIGGER' HURRICANES. EXPERTS SAY IT'S NOT THAT SIMPLE...

President Trump pausing while speaking to the press onboard Air Force One on Thursday. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

 

The back-to-back landfalls of two harrowing storms in Texas and in Florida have reignited both the scientific debate over the link between hurricanes and global warming and the political debate over what, if anything, to do to address climate change...

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TELL CONGRESS: CLIMATE CHANGE MADE HURRICANE IRMA WORSE...

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The day before yesterday we launched a #ClimateSilence twitter storm targeting mainstream media, urging them to connect the dots between climate change and hurricane Irma...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP WON'T ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE, SO BEYONCÉ WILL...

 

President Trump won't address climate change, so Beyoncé will...

The statement was delivered during the Hand in Hand telethon, which raised $44 million.

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THE ENTREPRENEURS TURNING CARBON DIOXIDE INTO FUELS...

Climeworks, the world’s first direct air capture plant, opened in June. It hopes to sell its concentrated CO2 to companies producing fuels. Photograph: Julia Dunlop

 

The race is on to prove that CO2 can be taken from the air and recycled into profitable, carbon neutral fuels. But cost and investment obstacles remain...

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ASIA'S GLACIERS TO SHRINK BY A THIRD BY 2100, THREATENING WATER SUPPLY OF MILLIONS...

The Asian high mountains are already warming more rapidly than the global average. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

 

High mountains of Asia hold biggest store of frozen water outside the poles and feed many of the world’s great rivers, including the Ganges...

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WHEN IT COMES TO 'GLOBAL WARMING,' WORD CHOICE MATTERS...

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture, which is in charge of the Forest Service as well as several agricultural and food-related research agencies, recently told its staffers to avoid using the term "climate change." The business-as-usual term "weather extremes" was recommended instead...

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HARROWING STORMS MAY MOVE CLIMATE DEBATE, IF NOT G.O.P. LEADERS...

A sailboat beached on a highway in Georgia after floodwaters carried it away. Extreme weather events have fueled the national debate on climate change. Credit Luke Sharrett for The New York Times

 

For years, climate change activists have faced a wrenching dilemma: how to persuade people to care about a grave but seemingly far-off problem and win their support for policies that might pinch them immediately in utility bills and at the pump...

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FLOODS LEAVE HAITIAN FARMERS STRUGGLING IN IRMA'S WAKE - U.N.

A man pushes a wheelbarrow along a flooded area after Hurricane Irma in Fort Liberte, Haiti, September 8, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

 

Haiti, one of the world's poorest nations, struggles to feed its population of 10 million, many of whom are subsistence farmers...

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FOUR UNDERAPPRECIATED WAYS THAT CLIMATE CHANGE COULD MAKE HURRICANES EVEN WORSE...

Hurricane Irma, left, and Hurricane Jose are pictured in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 7. (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Reuters)

 

With Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall records and now Irma’s stunning combination of extreme strength and longevity, the hurricane-global warming debate is back in full swing. And it has evolved a good bit since 2005, when the United States was severely damaged by superstrong hurricanes (Katrina, Rita, Wilma)...

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YOU CAN'T COMB-OVER THIS DIRTY ENERGY PLAN...

Target: Members of the US House & Senate cc: FERC Commissioners...

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IRMA IS A CLIMATE DISASTER...

 As a native of South Florida, I've lived through many hurricanes. And, I can tell you that hunkering down in the dark while a powerful hurricane swirls around you is really scary...

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STEVIE WONDER: ANYONE WHO DOESN’T BELIEVE IN GLOBAL WARMING ‘MUST BE BLIND’!

 

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Stevie Wonder struck a political note at a concert to raise money for hurricane relief late Tuesday, saying anyone who does not believe in global warming "must be blind."

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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE: NEW RESEARCH, AUGUST 28 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2017...

 

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...

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SEA LEVEL RISE THREATENS CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY, AND ITS VULNERABLE VISITORS...

Red knots on Cape May: The population of the rufa subspecies of red knot has declined by an estimated 75 percent over the past two decades as sea level rise, shoreline stabilization, and Arctic warming shrink its habitat.

 

On a sunny spring day, David La Puma, the director of the Cape May Bird Observatory, escorted 20 birders to a phenomenal site in the world of migrating birds...

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HOW GLOBAL WARMING COULD PUSH HURRICANES TO NEW REGIONS...

A couple leave their flooded home the morning after Hurricane Irma swept through the area on September 11th, 2017, in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

 

Shifts in hemispheric weather patterns may steer tropical systems toward the poles—bad news for New York, New England, and Western Europe...

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HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS COULD BE EVACUATED AS ‘GIANT’ TYPHOON SET TO HIT SOUTHEASTERN CHINA THIS WEEK...

 

Typhoon Talim could be as powerful as Hurricane Irma that struck Florida last week, expert says...

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FLORIDIANS BATTERED BY IRMA MAINTAIN CLIMATE CHANGE IS NO 'BIG DEAL'...

A Chevrolet Bel Air classic car sits under a fallen palm tree from Hurricane Irma in Marco Island, Florida. Photograph: David Goldman/AP

 

On Marco Island, widespread destruction in Irma’s wake is not enough to make believers out of some climate change skeptics

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GENERAL MOTORS, DISNEY, SHELL AND 1,200 OTHER COMPANIES ARE TAKING STEPS TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE, REPORT SAYS...

President Trump announces his decision that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

 

More than 1,200 global businesses, including U.S. companies such as Disney, Shell and General Motors, are moving to embrace a carbon price — even if President Trump isn’t, according to a new report by a Washington climate think tank...

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HERE'S WHAT'S INSENSITIVE, MR. PRUITT: NOT TELLING HURRICANE VICTIMS WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON...

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After the second catastrophic storm hit mainland United States in a single season, the first time ever we had two Category 4 hurricanes in a row, there are three priorities. First, help the victims. Second, deal with the aftermath of damage and pollution. Third, do whatever we can to prepare for the future. Scott Pruitt, administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is failing at two-and-a-half of those priorities...

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DESPITE IRMA, FLORIDA CONGRESSMAN AIMS TO LET COMPANIES HIDE CLIMATE-CHANGE RISKS...

 

The Republican congressman from one of Hurricane Irma’s hardest hit counties is leading a legislative effort to let companies conceal how climate change affects their businesses...

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HURRICANES WREAK THE HAVOC OF CLIMATE CHANGE – BUT IS A GREEN ENERGY SOLUTION IN SIGHT?

Hurricane damage on Saint Martin. ‘The toll in the worst-hit Caribbean islands has not yet been calculated but it will be far greater than the cost to the US relative to the size of the battered economies.’ Photograph: Aurelien Morissard/IP3/Getty Images

 

In the wake of hurricanes Irma and Harvey, the market has finally bought into the business case for renewable energy. The price of change is getting cheaper...

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POPE SAYS HUMANITY WILL "GO DOWN" IF IT DOES NOT ADDRESS CLIMATE CHANGE...

Pope Francis talks to journalists during a press conference aboard a plane to Rome at the end of his visit to Colombia September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Medichini/Pool

 

"All of us have a responsibility, all of us, small or large, a moral responsibility."

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ESCAPE FROM HURRICANE IRMA WAS NOT AN OPTION FOR MOST OF US IN THE CARIBBEAN...

 

The Virgin Islands before and after Hurricane Irma hit. Photo: NASA Earth Observatory

 

‘Climate change’ does not adequately capture the chaos brought to these islands by the extreme weather. Poverty will make the recovery even more difficult...

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HURRICANE IRMA LINKED TO CLIMATE CHANGE? FOR SOME, A VERY ‘INSENSITIVE’ QUESTION...

Scott Pruitt, administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, at the White House in June. Credit Al Drago for The New York Times

 

WASHINGTON — Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, says it is insensitive to discuss climate change in the midst of deadly storms...

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STOP TALKING RIGHT NOW ABOUT THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE. IT’S HERE; IT’S HAPPENING. BILL MCKIBBEN...

Flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey, southeast Texas 31 August 2017. Photograph: UPI / Barcroft Images

 

Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, flash fires, droughts: all of them tell us one thing – we need to stand up to the fossil fuel industry and fast...

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THE ENERGY 202: FIRST, FLORIDA. NEXT, THE NATION...

Map of sea level rise: North America (USA and Canada). By: Kees Veenenbos.

 

As Hurricane Irma, whose destructive power has been amplified by rising sea levels and warmer oceans associated with climate change, charged its way through the Florida peninsula this weekend, here’s a reminder: The official voted into power not so long ago has gone to work undoing efforts by his predecessor to begin considering the consequences of a warming world...

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THIS IS HOW YOUR WORLD COULD END...

The 2014 El Portal fire burning near Yosemite National Park, California. Scientists have warned that rising global temperatures will lead to more wildfires in Yosemite and elsewhere. Photograph: Stuart Palley/EPA

 

In an extract from his book Ends of the World, Peter Brannen examines mass extinction events and the catastrophic outcome of rising temperatures for all the world’s population...

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CLIMATE CHANGE JUICED HURRICANE HARVEY...

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Even as floodwaters raged this week in Texas and Louisiana, so did the debate over the possible link between Hurricane Harvey and man-made climate change...

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