Under the Paris Agreement, 195 nations vowed to hold average global warming to well under two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), and even 1.5 C if possible (AFP Photo/Janek Skarzynski)
Bonn (AFP) - Even after the world sealed a historic climate deal in Paris, the UN's climate chief is worried humanity won't be able break its fossil fuel habit in time to avert catastrophe, she told AFP Thursday...Read more
Donald Trump Unveils His Energy Platform...Read more
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Leaving most of the world’s remaining fossil fuels in the ground could prevent worst-case warming, study says...Read more
An open pit where tar sands are mined, with a heavy hauler truck that is used to transport oil sand to processing facilities.
Credit: Environment Canada
In one of the first studies of its kind, scientists have found that tar sands production in Canada is one of North America’s largest sources of secondary organic aerosols — air pollutants that affect the climate, cloud formation and public health...Read more
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SCIENTISTS GETTING ORGANIZED TO HELP READERS SORT FACT FROM FICTION IN CLIMATE CHANGE MEDIA COVERAGE...
"Media misrepresentation confuses the public and prevents our policy makers from developing a well-informed perspective, and making evidence-based decisions."Read more
Director Davis Guggenheim arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'An Inconvenient Truth' in May 2006. (Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
‘There’s still a need for this movie and many, many more. This issue is not going away,’ Davis Guggenheim says...Read more
Here’s something to smile about. Check out five climate successes in the past decade... :)Read more
Cloud seeding involves releasing silver iodide, a naturally occurring compound, into storm clouds. Photo: Mike Cavaroc/TandemStock
Ten or so percent of it, anyway...Read more
A dried-up pond in Cambodia's Kandal province. Delayed monsoon rains, due in part to climate change, have created the country's worst drought in decades. (Photo: Samrang Pring/Reuters)
Researchers say that unless fossil fuels are kept in the ground, global temperatures could rise more than 11 degrees Fahrenheit by 2300...Read more
Climate education in Oregon just took a big step forward...Read more
If the use of fossil fuel continues, scientists warn that warming will melt the ice caps, "which will expose bare ground, increase heat absorption at high latitudes, and cause more warming."
PHOTOGRAPH BY DIANE COOK AND LEN JENSHEL, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC CREATIVE
If we keep burning fossil fuels, Earth will be 8 degrees warmer, returning to the climate of 52 million years ago, according to new research. It's the most dire prediction yet.
Global climate models (GCM) are designed to simulate earth’s climate over the entire planet, but they have a limitation when it comes to describing local details due to heavy computational demands. There is a nice TED talk by Gavin that explains how climate models work...Read more
Interested readers can visit the website ClimateFeedback.org to see what climate scientists thought of original articles in the media (AFP Photo/HO)
Miami (AFP) - In one case, a writer claimed a mini Ice Age would befall Earth in 15 years. In another, an op-ed touted global warming as saving countless people from freezing to death...Read more
Cattle graze here on a ranch in the Sand Hill region of North Central Nebraska. Grasslands cover a large percentage of the planet and research demonstrates greater potential with improved management (such as compost additions and plant composition) to increase soil carbon. credit: Aaron Price
Are there agricultural practices that might offer more potential than the ones commonly discussed in the “carbon farming” conversation?Read more
Since the start of 2014 the Gate’s Foundation’s investments in major coal, oil and gas companies have fallen from $1.4bn to $200m. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images
World’s largest health charity sells its $187m stake in the oil giant in a move welcomed by fossil fuel divestment campaigners...Read more
The Mashango family stand in front of their drought-affected crops in the Buhera district of Zimbabwe. Photograph: Tamara van Vliet/OCHA
A second year without rain threatens to bring catastrophe for some of the poorest people in the world. Donor countries, in the grip of wars and refugee crises, have been slow to pledge funds. But by the time they do, it could be too late...Read more
The Government is planning to phase out coal energy completely by 2025 PA
From 1882 until 10 May this year, coal has powered the nation. Could the UK be one of the first countries to end coal power altogether?Read more
In this May 10, 2016, photo, a Shepard drinks water on the dry bed of Manjara Dam, which supplies water to Latur and nearby villages in Marathwada region, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Failed monsoons play havoc with millions of farmers in central India leading to crippling poverty and soaring suicides. Some 400 farmers have killed themselves so far this year in the parched Marathwada region, which is home to about 19 million people.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup) more photos on original story...
Tens of thousands of people, mostly farmers, have been forced to abandon their villages and head to slums in bigger cities to earn a living...
The latest greenhouse gas index shows the world is still overwhelming its natural defenses with carbon emissions. Credit: Getty Images
The latest greenhouse gas inventory from NOAA shows CO2 and methane 'going completely in the wrong direction.'Read more
ESA satellite image from 2002 of the Larsen B ice shelf, shattered and separated from the continent. The Larsen A ice shelf collapsed in 1995. Photograph: AP
If we had a West Antarctica ice sheet collapse, "It would change the coastline of the world"...Read more
‘We’re going into very new territory’: James Butler, of the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, says the amount of carbon dioxide is locking in future warming. Photograph: John Giles/PA
Future in which global concentration of CO2 is permanently above 400 parts per million looms...Read more
TINY ENGLISH VILLAGE FIGHTS FOSSIL FUEL INDUSTRY TO AVOID BECOMING GROUND ZERO FOR BRITISH FRACKING...Add your reaction Share
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The water levels in Lake Mead, the man-made reservoir that serves about 20 million residents in Nevada, Arizona and California, is at an all-time low, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation...Read more
The dried-up river Tawi in Kashmir, India. Water scarcity is an increasing problem in poorer parts of the world. Photograph: Jaipal Singh/EPA
Radical action is needed to combat increasing rate of environmental damage to water sources, land, biodiversity and marine life, report shows...Read more
Misery Index showing temperatures plus dewpoint levels across India on May 19, 2016. Image: Earth Simulator
India just set a new national record heat benchmark when the small city of Phalodi, in northwest India, recorded a high temperature of a whopping 51 degrees Celsius, or 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit, on May 19...Read more
As recently as 2013, renewables provided only about 23% of Portugal’s electricity. By 2015 that figure had risen to 48%. Photograph: Pete Titmuss/Alamy Stock Photo
Zero emission milestone reached as country is powered by just wind, solar and hydro-generated electricity for 107 hours...Read more
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The Obama administration says it's working to boost renewable energy and head off the threat of climate change, but it's not ready to pull the plug on fossil fuels...
A football field worth of natural area in the West is disappearing every two and a half minutes. And every year, the Western United States loses an Los Angeles-sized amount of natural area to development...Read more
To date, scientists have mostly worried about the Greenland and West Antarctic ice sheets as dangerous drivers of sea level rise (AFP Photo/Eitan Abramovich)
Paris (AFP) - A rapidly melting glacier atop East Antarctica is on track to lift oceans at least two metres, and could soon pass a "tipping point" of no return, researchers said Wednesday...Read more
The state's highest court has mandated new standards for carbon pollution in Massachusetts. ( File photo)
A closely watched lawsuit concerning climate change has been decided in favor of environmentalists who sued Massachusetts over its failure to implement carbon-reduction goals mandated by the 2008 Global Warming Solutions Act...Read more
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May 17, 2016 — Coastal cities around the world are facing multiple environmental challenges, including rising seas, increasing storm surges and more frequent flooding...Read more
Image credit: Simon Fraser University, courtesy flickr
The Obama administration’s new rules to curb methane come in the wake of two reports that illustrate the dangers of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). These reports show that methane is leaking throughout the fracking process from extraction to the end users...Read more
Atmospheric scientists have long suspected that climate change produces an increase in weather extremes of all varieties, but tornadoes are an unusually tricky case...Read more
A man pushes his bicycle cart through waist-deep flooding caused by typhoon Linfa, locally named Egay, at Longos town in Malabon city, north of Manila July 6, 2015. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
By 2050, 1.3 billion people and $158 trillion in assets will be menaced by worsening river and coastal floods alone...Read more
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau consoles Fort McMurray, Alberta fire chief Darby Allen in the wake of the devastating wildfire that ravaged the city. Credit: Reuters
Dangerous cycle includes more tundra blazes and threats to the boreal forests, as well as the people of Alaska, new research shows...Read more
Sea level rises of eight inches have already worsened flooding effects from storms such as Hurricane Sandy. Photograph: John G Wilbanks/Alamy
Study of past sea level changes shows coastal communities may face rises of at least six metres even if we limit global warming to 2C, reports Climate Central...Read more
Nigerians march through Ogoniland to protest Big Oil's ongoing pollution in the Niger Delta. Photo: Babawale Obayanju
For the past 12 days, thousands of people on six continents have stepped up their commitment to keep fossil fuels in the ground with courageous actions that have challenged business as usual across the globe...Read more
EARTH JUST RECORDED ITS WARMEST APRIL ON RECORD, AND IT WASN'T EVEN CLOSE. LOOKS LIKE THE HOTTEST YEAR EVER ON TAP...
April was the warmest such month on record for the globe, and yet again, we saw a near-record large margin compared to average, according to NASA data released Saturday...Read more
According to a study published by the UK based Christian Aid charity, over a billion people may be at risk of coastal flooding by 2060 due population growth and the consequences of climate change...Read more
Cape Grim, one of the world's most important monitoring stations for gauging changes in the atmosphere. Photo: AuscapeRead more
Melting of the Arctic summer sea ice. Photograph: Nasa/Reuters
Should we be optimistic that the Paris agreement can save us from serious climate change or is it too little too late? Clive Hamilton looks at both sides of the debate...Read more
Smoldering peat, laced throughout Canada's boreal forest, is expected to release tons of greenhouse gas for months to come...Read more
Gasoline and diesel will likely remain the globe's biggest transportation fuels in the coming decades.
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Despite the urgency to cut greenhouse gas emissions as climate change bears down on the globe, fossil fuel use is not likely to change much in the coming decades. Though renewable energy will grow quickly though 2040, gasoline and diesel will still move most of the world’s vehicles, and coal will still be the largest single source of carbon emissions...Read more
THE DAMAGE IS CIRCLING THE GLOBE. ‘HEART WRENCHING’: INDIA’S CORAL REEFS EXPERIENCING WIDESPREAD BLEACHING, SCIENTIST SAYS...Add your reaction Share
India says 330 million people are suffering from drought after two weak monsoons (AFP Photo/Noah Seelam)
Paris (AFP) - Frontline climate diplomats will seek to translate good intentions into concrete action in Bonn Monday when they gather for the first time since hammering through a historic deal in December...Read more
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“It has a few good parts – but it got me angry because it’s just cherry picking,” Olson told DeSmog. “You aren’t missing anything.”Read more
U.S. Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) speaks at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, United States on January 8, 2015. REUTERS/Larry Downing/File Photo
A case of the fox watching the hen house? SMH...
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Here’s what’s changed for our planet since 'An Inconvenient Truth' sparked a global movement against climate change a decade ago...Read more
India, Israel: Two Paths in Response to Global Water Crisis...Read more
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The wind: A cool breeze, a breath of fresh air, a pollen delivery system...Read more
Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy has long said the agency would tackle methane emissions from oil and gas production. Credit: Getty Images
New regulations cover new oil and gas facilities, but methane from existing sites remains unregulated, a crucial step to reaching greenhouse gas reduction goals...Read more
It’s fantastic that web sites like Real Climate and Climate Feedback are out there to clear some of the popular misconceptions about how the climate system functions...Read more
Anna Lee Rain Yellowhammer is part of a large Native American campaign to stop the pipeline credit: YouTube
Anna Lee Rain Yellowhammer and 30 young people from the Standing Rock Reservation are campaigning against a big oil company...
Even accounting for the accelerating pace of Arctic climate change, sea ice loss in the Far North is running well ahead of schedule. This may signal a near record or record low sea ice extent to come in September...Read more
The EIA foresees energy-related emissions rising steadily to 2040 (Pic: Flickr/kris krug)
US advisory body disregards Paris Agreement in energy projections, to the chagrin of climate campaigners...
DUKE STUDY FINDS A "LEGACY OF RADIOACTIVITY," CONTAMINATION FROM THOUSANDS OF FRACKING WASTEWATER SPILLS...
Photo Credit: North Dakota, Williston - Bakken - Oil and Gas - Missouri River, by EcoFlight
Thousands of oil and gas industry wastewater spills in North Dakota have caused “widespread” contamination from radioactive materials, heavy metals and corrosive salts, putting the health of people and wildlife at risk, researchers from Duke University concluded in a newly released peer-reviewed study...Read more
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Scientists say the near-destruction of Fort McMurray
last week by a wildfire is the latest indication that
the vital boreal forest is at risk from climate change...
credit: GALAH survey
Over the years, scientists have attempted to visually communicate the Earth’s warming in many ways. They’ve developed an array of maps, charts, and animations that present an unmistakable picture of a warming world...
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The world is approaching a tipping point, with renewable energy taking over from the fossil fuel industry...Read more
AFTER THE PACIFIC OCEAN SWALLOWS VILLAGES AND FIVE SOLOMON ISLANDS, A STUDY BLAMES CLIMATE CHANGE...
credit: H44HP Solomon Islands
As the ocean rose, they had to flee...
It is widely recognized that the poorest countries in the world are both the least responsible for and likely to be hardest hit by climate change...Read more
Activists plan to make a public stand at Exxon’s annual shareholder meeting May 25, where several resolutions intended to force the company into acknowledging the climate threat will come to a vote. | GettyRead more
A child points to initials on a container on April 28 as she and other villagers line up to collect potable water at a makeshift camp in Mumbai.(Indranil Mukherjee / AFP/Getty Images)
As many as one-quarter of the country -- 330 million people -- could be affected by the shortages, the government has said...Read more
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Take a wild guess what the culprit is...Read more
Fort McMurray wildfire forces a quarter of Canada’s oil output off-line...Read more
At least 11 islands across the northern Solomon Islands have either totally disappeared over recent decades or are currently experiencing severe erosion, an Australian study shows...
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A view of the Middelgrunden offshore wind farm, which is home to 20 turbines, outside Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo: Eskinder Debebe/U.N. via Flickr)
A promising offshore wind energy project has languished on the East Coast for 15 years—and its enemies range from a Koch brother to the Kennedys...Read more
A four-acre stretch of land on Fort Hood now houses 3,000 solar panels, which will power 20 percent of the on-post neighborhood Liberty Village. (Credit: U.S. Army)
WASHINGTON (AP) – If there’s a War on Coal, it’s increasingly clear which side is winning...Read more
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Motivating people to act on climate change is a constant struggle for governments and nonprofits. But a new study may have found how best to frame the issue to inspire people not just to act, but also to give...Read more
Norway’s $870 billion sovereign wealth fund (SWF) is the largest in the world, and it’s now planning to use its prowess to force supergiants Exxon Mobil and Chevron to report more about the effects of climate change on business, both in terms of risk and opportunity...Read more
Flames rise in Industrial area south Fort McMurray, Alberta Canada May 3, 2016. Courtesy CBC News/Handout via REUTERS
An unusually intense May wildfire roared into Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, forcing the largest wildfire evacuation in province history. The flames rode the back of hot, windy weather that will continue through Wednesday and could pick up again this weekend...Read more
Urban agriculture in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco. (Photo: Sergio Ruiz via SPUR/Flickr)
More people are moving to urban areas, and making new connections with rural farmers will be necessary to feed them...Read more
Across the Horn of Africa, millions have been hit by the severe El Niño-related drought. The region is among those projected to take a big hit to GDP by 2050 because of water scarcity. Photograph: Feisal Omar/Reuters
The Middle East, north Africa, central Asia and south Asia due to suffer biggest economic hit from water scarcity as climate change takes hold, report finds...Read more
An uncontrolled wildfire burning near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, which is the heart of Canada's oil sands region, forced the evacuation of nearly 80,000 residents on May 3, 2016. The wildfire started on May 1 and reached Fort McMurray on May 3 due to strong winds and in spite of efforts from firefighters to curb the blaze. (Pictured) Students from Fort McMurray Composite High School are released early as the wildfire burns nearby on May 3, 2016.© Hanout/Reuters
Wildfires have led to evacuation notices for hundreds in Alberta, as crews continue to battle several blazes and experts say the dry temperatures could make for a long and brutal fire season...Read more
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On Monday evening’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, the ABC late-night host tackled something that isn’t in your average topical monologue: the scientific consensus on climate change. And he made a video featuring real climate scientists responding to climate denial in a fashion one doesn’t see in the National Academy of Sciences...Read more
The popular media has failed to communicate the science behind climate change. The public does not understand the science of anthropogenic global warming and the urgent need for climate action. We cannot expect people to support mitigation and adaptation efforts if they do not have access to accurate information...Read more
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May 4-16, 2016: A global wave of mass actions will target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects — to keep coal, oil and gas in the ground and accelerate the just transition to 100% renewable energy...Read more
Dietary change is essential if global warming is not to exceed 2C, says report. Photograph: Brent Lewin/Getty Images
Global livestock industry produces more greenhouse gas emissions than transport but fear of a consumer backlash is preventing action, says Chatham House report...Read more
The case for electrifying everything!Read more
Protesters wear masks of Barack Obama and Angela Merkel as they demonstrate against TTIP free trade agreement. Photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters
Greenpeace says internal documents show US attempts to lower or circumvent EU protection for environment and public health...Read more
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“A typical person is more than five times as likely to die in an extinction event as in a car crash,” says a new report...Read more