The polar jet stream can be several miles deep and more than 100 miles wide, with the strongest winds typically 5 to 10 miles above the ground. In this NASA visualization (see the 30-day animation below), the fastest winds are in red; slower winds are in blue. Credit: NASA
It might seem counterintuitive, but global warming plays a role in blasts of bitter cold weather. The reason: It influences the jet stream. Here’s how...Read more
A CRITICAL ORGANIZATIONAL UPDATE ON REDUCED OR ELIMINATED SERVICES FOR ALL JOB ONE SUBSCRIBERS/MEMBERS...
We have just run out of an endowment given to us by a wealthy donor years ago who understood the importance of our mission. Because of this new financial reality, we have had to make drastic cuts to our free services and organizational operations. This is because we have still not been able to raise enough new donations to meet our humble monthly obligations...Read more
Carbon Engineering’s direct air capture plant in Squamish, British Columbia, one of the few such facilities in the world. Photograph: pembina.org
It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?Read more
The potential for using negative emissions technologies to help meet the goals of the Paris Agreement could be more “limited” than previously thought, concludes a new report by European science advisors...
While the West Coast was being inundated, on the other side of the Alps, there were fires. Photo: Iain McGregor/Stuff
Ice, fire, storms and heat: Climate change is now part of our everyday lives...Read more
Instead of being honest with the public and telling us we needed to immediately make difficult and costly fossil fuel use reductions and sacrifices for ourselves, our children, and future generations, the world's leading global warming authorities at the 2015 Paris Climate Conference took the cowardly and easy way out...Read more
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WASHINGTON — In one sign of the pressures that companies face to understand the business risks of stricter climate-change policies, one of the world’s biggest energy companies on Friday offered its thoughts on how it would fare in a low-carbon world...Read more
Technologies are being developed that remove carbon dioxide as it is being emitted, but such methods may only have 'limited potential' to prevent global warming Getty Images
Plans to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere have 'limited potential' to keep global warming below target limits, and nations must instead focus on reducing emissions, according to a new report...Read more
By late 2017, it became clear to our non-profit global warming educational organization that the global warming authorities in charge of the 2016 Paris climate conference agreement had grossly misinformed the public. Their failure to warn the public of the true severity of current and future global warming consequences was just the latest offense in a continual chain of misinformation...Read more
Donald Trump and Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain Photograph: ITV
We’ve come to accept Trump’s ignorance, but it’s often dangerous...Read more
Global average temperature anomalies in 2017. Image: nasa giss
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...
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...Read more
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...Read more