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We do amazing work to tell the truth about the global warming emergency, and we need your support!

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Gov. Jerry Brown tells California fire victims global warming is going to keep getting worse. Should fire victims rebuild or relocate?

Gov. Jerry Brown also says California's increasing wildfires are the new abnormal. What should fire victims do next, rebuild or relocate?

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Will Amazon regret it's 2 new headquarters locations because of accelerating global warming consequences that will soon destabilize its operations?

Amazon's long-term planners who have read a new book on global warming may be already regretting the selection of the two new Amazon headquarters locations in New York and Virginia.

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Conservatives deny global warming. But, progressives deny how bad it's really going to get and how fast it's coming!

It's not just conservatives denying the facts about global warming. Almost ALL progressives either... 

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We’re Losing the Global Warming and Environmental Protection Races: “So, What Do We Do Now?”

It is time to be honest with ourselves. We are facing a myriad of global warming and ecological crisis rapidly escalating beyond catastrophe levels toward extinction levels. The collapse of multiple climate, biological and human systems is inevitable. But what is next for you and I?

 

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What’s Another Way to Say ‘We’re F-cked’?

One of the leading climate and global warming scientists of our time is warning of the horrifying and very real possibility of 15-to-20 feet of sea-level rise within 70 years.

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World's leading global warming authority warns we only have about 10 years left to save the future!

Of the dozens of articles just released on the newest and worst IPCC report on global warming, the one in Rolling Stone is the one we select for you to review. Consider it indicative of how bad and how fast a massive global warming disaster and meltdown is approaching.

 

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Look out AL Gore, Bill McKibben and Michael Bloomberg, a new global warming education hero has appeared!

A new public global warming educational hero has appeared and, he has had the courage to go far beyond Al Gore, Bill McKibben and Michael Bloomberg in telling us how bad the global warming is going to get and how soon that really is going to happen. His name is Jeremy Grantham.

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Will global warming force families and businesses to relocate farther north within the next 10-20 years?

Each month we do news update for our members and subscribers. This month and going forward we have decided to make this monthly member/subscriber update available to all website visitors.

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Humans are pushing the Earth closer to a climate cliff

A new study examines potential climate feedbacks that could push Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state. A new paper, just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has received a lot of media attention. The attention is justified because the paper paints a very grim picture of the climate and what humans may be doing to it. In particular, the authors of this study tried to determine the trajectory that the Earth is on so we can predict what the future climate will be.

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Who has the best global warming consequence predictions and timetables?

Why are the consequence and timetable predictions and of this new global warming book better than any other current book?

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This summer's wildfire and heat catastrophes are NOT the new normal, they are...

Each month we try to present a short news update and a few key facts to help you understand and manage our current global warming emergency. What you are seeing this summer is...

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Are our comfortable delusions destroying our future and the future of humanity?

It’s time to accept that we are not going to dislodge the entrenched interests holding back effective action on looming climate chaos by any means tried so far. Believing that 97% of credible scientists is consensus enough is 103% short for effective response. (Even 200% may not be enough.) Undeniability and incontrovertibility are the only criteria that will work to break through the Hydra-Headed Delusion Dragon clutching all of us.

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Liberal philanthropy is dooming the planet to climate disaster, documents reveal

We need a people’s movement to mobilize for ecological regeneration and systemic transformation.

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Global warming twice as bad as we expect and twice what current climate models predict

A new study based on evidence from past warm periods suggests global warming may be double what is forecast.

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Calculating Your Current and Future Global Warming Risks and Threat Levels

Here are effective ways to envision and evaluate your personal risks, threat levels, and the true urgency of the escalating global warming emergency on your life. It will help prepare and protect you from what is coming. 

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Startling research on how people respond to the possibility of the end of civilization and the extinction of humanity

When you hear how people in a study responded to the probability of extinction most of you will be shocked.

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Future Atmospheric Carbon Levels from Fossil Fuel Burning You Must Never, Never Forget!

Current and future carbon levels from burning fossil fuels will determine the quality and length of our lives. Not understanding what these future carbon levels are and mean is seriously perilous to your well-being and future financial stability.

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The Global Warming Dilemma Environmental Organizations Will Not Publicly Discuss

Which do you prefer: partial economic collapse now, or total economic collapse later, with the special bonus of the potential near complete collapse of civilization. There is a great global warming dilemma that almost all environmental organizations are hiding from you!

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Why you will want to give every Millennial you know this new book on global warming?

There is a spellbinding new book on global warming called On Vestige Way by David Spielberg that just arrived at Amazon. It is an emotion-packed novel about how global warming effects the future and fate of the world’s Millennials, generation Z, corporations and the political alliances we take for granted. 

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MIT says it will take 400 years to get green energy generation to replace fossil fuel energy generation. How does that change global warming reduction strategies?

The MIT Technology Review published: “At this rate, it’s going to take nearly 400 years to transform the energy system.” Worse yet, renewable energy is not currently displacing fossil fuel capacity, but rather it is supplementing it!

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Four ways your faith can help you survive and thrive the coming global warming climageddon.

We have thousands of previous blog posts describing the global warming emergency and how bad it will get. It is also time the Global Warming Blog to regularly post realistic positive perspectives on how we will get through impending climageddon. Please enjoy these new entries.

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Why the Movie Downsizing Should be Seen by Everyone Who Cares About the Environment?

Alexander Payne the writer and producer of Downsizing, as well as Matt Damon and the other stars, deserve the highest environmental honors. It is obvious they took a lot of professional risks in making this clever film about the dangers of global warming.

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21 Conservative Images of What Global Warming Sea Level Rise Will Look Like in 2100

Check out the 21 images of what global warming will do to cities around the world in the following link. And, it's not even the real "don't scare the public and markets" sea level rise estimates found in the book Climageddon at Amazon. For all of the 21 images please see https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/disturbing-before-and-after-images-show-what-major-us-cities-could-look-like-in-the-year-2100/ss-BBJD7VN?li=BBnb7Kz

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How to really know If we are making progress in reducing global warming.

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Would you be surprised to know that we are not making any real progress on reducing the worst current and future consequences of global warming? Here is the proof.

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The Manhattan Institute's Joke of a Wall Street Journal Op-Ed...

  

 

A new report by Oren Cass of the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research dismisses predictions of the impacts of a warming world with a simple solution: When climate change turns up the heat, people just need to turn on their air conditioners...

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None like it hot - warmer winters worry Arctic scientists...

        

A sign in Longyearbyen warning people of polar bears in the Svalbard Archipelago, halfway between Norway and the North Pole, February 25, 2018. THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION/Thin Lei Win

 

The Arctic is warming faster than the rest of the planet - and Longyearbyen is seeing it firsthand...

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5 reasons the Arctic’s extremely warm winter should alarm you...

This polar bear is alarmed. LightRocket via Getty Images

 

You can see dramatic climate change impacts even in the dead of Arctic winter...

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Avalanches can be deadly. Climate change has made them more frequent...

A sign on a mountain road in the Ladakh region of the Himalayas in India reads: “Because of global warming please beware avalanche can come anytime anywhere.Allison Joyce/Getty Images

 

A new study shows that rising temperatures in the Himalayas have led to more avalanches...

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There’s Human Poop in Glacial Water...

                  And global warming could bring more of it to the surface!

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It's 50 years since climate change was first seen. Now time is running out...

‘Scientists attribute 15-40% of the epic rain of Hurricane Harvey to climate change.’ Photograph: Marcus Yam/LA Times via Getty Images

 

Making up for years of delay and denial will not be easy, nor will it be cheap. Climate polluters must be held accountable...

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Global Warming Is Now Irreversible...

July 3, 2017

 

Today's Irreversible Global Warming...

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'Game changer': New vulnerability to climate change in ocean food chain...

   

Phytoplankton like these diatoms turn out to be sensitive to ocean acidification, according to new research. Photo: Scripps Institution/Nature

 

Excessive rates of carbon dioxide affects the health of key micro-organisms in the oceans, potentially undermining the base of critical marine food chains, according to new research by US scientists...

 

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The fast-melting Arctic is already messing with the ocean’s circulation, scientists say...

Between the Labrador and Irminger Seas: the southern tip of Greenland, photographed during a GEOMAR survey in 2016. (Arne Bendinger)

 

Scientists studying a remote and icy stretch of the North Atlantic have found new evidence that fresh water, likely melted from Greenland or Arctic sea ice, may already be altering a key process that helps drives the global circulation of the oceans...

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Stephen Hawking's Final Warnings Urged World to Halt Climate Change...

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Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds on Earth, died peacefully at his home in Cambridge on Wednesday at the age of 76...

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The financial costs and consequences of the escalating global warming emergency...

We are starting out the list of worst global warming consequences with the personal, business, and national financial costs of global warming. This is because financial loss and preventing financial disasters are something that most people are concerned about and monitor constantly for their future wellbeing...

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Climate Change Threatens Thousands of Species in Our Lifetime...

   The unique animal and plant species on Madagascar like this Verreaux's sifaka, a type of lemur, face a changing climate that could make parts of their island unsuitable for the species living there now. Credit: Martina Lippuner/WWF

 

An alarming study finds at 4.5 degrees warming, the world’s most biologically diverse ecosystems could see local extinction of half their plant and animal species...

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Mike Pompeo, Climate Policy Foe, Picked to Replace Tillerson as Secretary of State...

   President Trump has nominated Mike Pompeo, a former Kansas congressman who was sworn in last year as CIA director, to replace former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

 

Trump fired Rex Tillerson, a former Exxon CEO who supported staying in the Paris climate accord. Pompeo is a Koch brothers ally and climate policy critic...

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22 National Science Academies Urge Government Action on Climate Change...

The Commonwealth "has the potential, and the responsibility, to help drive meaningful global efforts and outcomes that protect ourselves, our children and our planet," 22 national science academies wrote in a joint statement. Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

 

The scientists, from the UK, Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries, warn that stronger measures are needed to keep global warming under 2 degrees...

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The government is nearly done with a major report on climate change. Trump isn’t going to like it...

The intersection of Eighth Street and Atlantic Avenue is flooded in Ocean City, N.J., on Oct. 30, 2012, after the storm surge from Hurricane Sandy flooded much of the town. (Mel Evans/AP)

 

The country’s top independent scientific advisory body has largely approved a major climate report being prepared by scientists within the Trump administration — suggesting that another key government document could soon emerge that contradicts President Trump’s skepticism about climate change and humans’ role in driving it...

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UK: Climate change threatens ability of insurers to manage risk

Severe flooding in Carlisle, north-west England, December 2015. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

 

Extreme weather is driving up uninsured losses and insurers must use investments to fund global warming resilience, says study...

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More Serious Problems with the IPCC’s Global Warming Predictions and Timetables...

       

 

Before discussing more of the problems with the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) global warming information and predictions, it is necessary to frame this challenge to the IPCC’s reports appropriately. In the criticisms below, we are not in any way criticizing the thousands of climate scientists, many of whom at their own expense provide uncensored, accurate, and up-to-date global warming research to the IPCC’s bureaucrats...

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In Iceland, global warming no longer a joke - says president...

A view shows an ice flow floating on a lake in front of the Solheimajokull Glacier, where the ice has receded by more than 1 kilometer (0.6 miles) since annual measurements began in 1931, Iceland October 16, 2015. REUTERS/Thibault Camus/Pool

 

"The common joke in Iceland is to say that ... global warming is something we should cheer for - but it's no longer funny."

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What did NZ's hottest summer do to our glaciers?

View southwest toward the head of Mueller Lake and terminus of Mueller Glacier notice stream dissecting stagnant ice at head of lake.  Picture is from Noel Potter, UMaine,  2/2018 

 

Climate scientists expect to find some "pretty pathetic" glaciers when they make this year's aerial survey of the South Island's ice-starved, post-summer snowline.

What they find could be one of the biggest "melt years" yet seen...

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Correcting the underestimation in the current IPCC future average global temperature projections...

 

 

It is useful to now update the IPCC’s (the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change,) four most recent 2014 average global temperature and time frame predictions while compensating for their known and regular underestimations of about 25-40%. Please keep in mind the IPCC’s 2014 prediction scenarios also do not include any calculations or adjustments for crossing more global warming tipping points during their prediction scenario periods...

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This dire ocean scenario is a stark reminder of why the world is trying to stop climate change...

Rolling waves driven by Cyclone Christian appear in the Elbe estuary near the North Sea close to Brunsbuettel, northern Germany, on Oct. 28, 2013. (Christian Charisius/European Pressphoto Agency)

 

Scientists on Thursday published an alarming scenario for what could happen to the planet’s oceans and fisheries by the year 2300 if very high levels of global warming are allowed to continue...

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Explainer: The polar vortex, climate change and the ‘Beast from the East’...

COLD SNAP: Dave Throup tweeted this picture of the Beast from the East, predicted to bring cold weather to the county next week. Picture: @DaveThroupEA

 

This is a re-post from Carbon Brief by Robert McSweeney

While much of Europe is shivering in subzero temperatures, the Arctic and eastern US have basked in unseasonably warm conditions in recent weeks...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #10...

 

Severe flooding in Carlisle, north-west England, December 2015. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters

 

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

Editor's Pick:

Climate change threatens ability of insurers to manage risk.

Extreme weather is driving up uninsured losses and insurers must use investments to fund global warming resilience, says study...

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9 questions about climate change you were too embarrassed to ask...

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Basic answers to basic questions about global warming and the future climate...

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Why the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations are responsible for the escalating global warming emergency and saving us from extinction...

                                                           

 

 

 

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In both moral and practical terms the world’s wealthy are responsible to fix our current global warming nightmare...

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WANNA LIMIT GLOBAL WARMING TO 1.5°C? BETTER GET CRACKING...

           

             Coal: it’s not an option. Kym Farnik

 

Analysis breaks down what it would take—and it’s a lot...

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SEA LEVEL RISE WILL RAPIDLY WORSEN COASTAL FLOODING IN COMING DECADES, NOAA WARNS...

   The nuisance flooding that accompanies seasonal high tides in parts of the Miami area will become more common as sea level rises. Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images

 

A new report shows how vulnerable U.S. coastal areas are to rising seas, with some flooding daily by 2100. San Francisco faces a double whammy: it's also sinking...

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CLIMATE CHANGE TIGHTENS GRIP ON US WEST COAST DESPITE PROGRESSIVE ASPIRATIONS...

An aerial view of San Francisco. One of the greenest cities in the US is facing a major threat from global warming. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo

 

California, Washington and Oregon have led criticism of Trump’s climate policies, but change hasn’t been easier closer to home...

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SEA LEVEL RISE IN THE SF BAY AREA JUST GOT A LOT MORE DIRE...

Treasure Island, which sits between San Francisco and Oakland, is sinking fast, at a rate of a third of an inch a year. Frank Ramspott/Getty Images

 

If you move to the San Francisco Bay Area, prepare to pay some of the most exorbitant home prices on the planet. Also, prepare for the fact that someday, your new home could be underwater—and not just financially...

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ARCTIC HAS WARMEST WINTER ON RECORD: 'IT'S JUST CRAZY, CRAZY STUFF'...

Frozen fields on the Lofoten Islands in the Arctic Circle in northern Norway. Scientists say conditions in the region are unprecedented. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

 

Sea ice has hit record lows for time of year as experts say global warming probably fueled big storms in Europe and north-eastern US...

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THE 20 WORST CONSEQUENCES OF GLOBAL WARMING...

 

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Large-scale changes to our atmosphere and environment that normally happen over thousands of years are now happening over decades...

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POWERFUL WINTER STORM SHOWS DAMAGE HIGH TIDES WITH SEA LEVEL RISE CAN DO...

Waves from a winter storm in early March washed over houses in Scituate, Massachusetts, and flooded the streets. The nor'easter hit as tides were already high because of the nearly full moon. Credit: Scott Eisen/Getty Images

 

Two nor’easters fueled record tides in Boston in recent weeks, causing coastal flooding. Advocates warn infrastructure isn't being built to weather climate change...

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IT WAS OFFICIALLY NEW ZEALAND'S HOTTEST SUMMER ON RECORD...

                           

                 New Zealanders made the most of the country's hottest summer on record. CHARLOTTE CURD/STUFF

 

New Zealand just sweated through its hottest summer on record, a Niwa report shows...

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FROM THE HEAD OF OUR EPA? : EVOLUTION'S A 'THEORY,' 'MAJORITY' RELIGIONS UNDER ATTACK...

Scott Pruitt described the Second Amendment as divinely granted, and condemned federal judges as a “judicial monarchy." | Pete Marovich/Getty Images

 

Radio archives from Oklahoma also show him warning of ‘judicial monarchy’ and advocating constitutional amendments to ban abortion and gay marriage...

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UNUSUALLY HIGH TEMPERATURES IN ARCTIC RISE IN FREQUENCY...

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Weather patterns in the Arctic have been described as "freakishly warm." NPR's Michel Martin talks with climate science professor Katharine Hayhoe of Texas Tech University about what's behind it...

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STOP BLAMING ‘BOTH SIDES’ FOR AMERICA’S CLIMATE FAILURES...

                              

Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson was impressed with the way Donald Trump watched the solar eclipse without glasses. Carlson described it as ‘perhaps the most impressive thing any president has done’. Photograph: Fox News

 

The fault lies entirely with the GOP. Focus on fixing it, not laying blame where it doesn’t belong...

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WE’VE RADICALLY UNDERESTIMATED HOW VULNERABLE AMERICANS ARE TO FLOODING...

A Texas National Guardsman carries a resident from her flooded home following Hurricane Harvey on August 27, 2017, in Houston, Texas.Lt. Zachary West/Army National Guard via Getty Images

 

New research claims that official estimates lowballed the risk by, uh, about a factor of three...

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HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS REMAIN WITHOUT POWER AFTER DEADLY WINTER STORM RILEY...

                        

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At a Glance

  • Winter Storm Riley has killed at least nine people on the East Coast.
  • Nearly 200,000 remain without power.
  • States of emergency were declared in Maryland and Virginia.

 

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ARCTIC NEWS: WARNING SIGNS...

                         

The Arctic is warming up more than twice as fast as the rest of the world, due to numerous feedbacks. At times, large areas over the Arctic Ocean can become 30°C or 54°F warmer than 1979-2000, as illustrated by the image below...

 

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #9...

                                           

NWS Boston‏@NWSBoston [HAZARDS] Updated. Coastal flood warning E MA, advisory S MA & RI; hurricane / storm force wind warnings for the waters; high wind warning & advisory across the interior; flood watch for E MA, RI & CT; winter storm warning for the high terrain ... Mainly Friday through Saturday

 

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

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We’ve radically underestimated how vulnerable Americans are to flooding...

New research claims that official estimates lowballed the risk by, uh, about a factor of three.

A giant nor’easter — incongruously named Winter Storm Riley, like some Brooklyn kid’s play date — is expected slam into New England coast today, bringing snow, rain, high tides, and damaging winds.

The Boston Globe reports that the National Weather Service has “high confidence” that the eastern coast of Massachusetts is going to experience “moderate to major flooding.” It has “moderate confidence” that heavy rains of two to three inches could cause urban and street flooding throughout southeastern Massachusetts, including Boston...

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SEA LEVEL RISE DAMAGING MORE U.S. BASES, FORMER TOP MILITARY BRASS WARN...

   The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine is one of several military sites at risk from sea level rise, at new report from a panel of retired military officers warns. Credit: U.S. Navy

 

The retired admirals and generals say climate change is putting key military facilities at risk of costly damage that could knock out critical operations for weeks...

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ARCTIC SPRING IS STARTING 16 DAYS EARLIER THAN A DECADE AGO, STUDY SHOWS...

A snowshoe hare stands near Thule air base in Pituffik, Greenland. Photograph: Mario Tama/Getty Images

 

Climate change is causing the season to start comparatively earlier the further north you go, say scientists

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WIDESPREAD DROUGHT ACROSS US STOKING FEARS THAT 2012'S DEVASTATION WILL REPEAT...

Drought conditions in Illinois may improve with hard spring rains, though it doesn't seem that way looking at this field in western Illinois. Madelyn Beck / Harvest Public Media

 

Western Illinois might be close to the Mississippi and Illinois rivers, but it’s the driest part of the state this year...

 

 

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WHICH WOULD YOU RATHER HAVE: COMFORTING FALSE HOPES ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING REDUCTION PROGRESS OR HONEST FACTS?

               

 

Myself, our organization, and our allies are constantly struggling with how to communicate the truth about our current state of global warming. How do we effectively tell our members what many climate scientists know, but few will publicly state because of negative repercussions to their funding, careers, and personal safety?

 

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WELCOME TO THE AGE OF CLIMATE MIGRATION...

Sean McCabe for Rolling Stone

 

Extreme weather due to climate change displaced more than a million people from their homes last year. It could soon reshape the nation...

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IMPACT OF WARMING SEAS FELT BY NORTHEASTERN FISHERIES...

Boats float in the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick at high tide. Larry Montrie

 

CLIMATE CHANGE: THE BAY OF FUNDY AND GULF OF MAINE...

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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE: NEW RESEARCH, FEBRUARY 12-18, 2018...

The Figure is from paper #24.

 

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

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WE CAN’T ENGINEER OUR WAY OUT OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

Nope, that won't do it... Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg

 

Unfortunately, that’s what some scientists think humans will try to do...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #8...

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Seas Will Rise for 300 Years

And the longer it takes to reduce carbon emissions, the higher they will go...

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SOME OF THE WORLD'S BIGGEST LAKES ARE DRYING UP. HERE'S WHY...

LAKE POOPÓ The dry, salt-crusted Bolivian lake bed unfurls into the distance. Boats are stranded; the fish and waterfowl are gone. Fishermen who depended on the lake are moving else - where. It’s a diaspora born of drought. PHOTOGRAPH BY MAURICIO LIMA

 

Warming climates, drought, and overuse are draining crucial water sources, threatening habitats and cultures...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING DIGEST #7...

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Story of the Week... Toon of the Week... Quote of the Week... Graphic of the Week... SkS in the News... Photo of the Week... SkS Spotlights... Video of the Week... Coming Soon on SkS... Poster of the Week... Climate Feedback Reviews... SkS Week in Review... 97 Hours of Consensus...

Story of the Week...

We’re witnessing the fastest decline in Arctic sea ice in at least 1,500 years...

The sudden, scary ice melt in the Arctic, in three charts.

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WE’RE WITNESSING THE FASTEST DECLINE IN ARCTIC SEA ICE IN AT LEAST 1,500 YEARS...

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The sudden, scary ice melt in the Arctic, in three charts...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #7...

A poplar tree farm in Oregon is a fast-growing bioenergy source.

 

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

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Vast bioenergy plantations could stave off climate change—and radically reshape the planet

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WINTER-WHITE ANIMALS UNDER THREAT FROM GLOBAL WARMING...

Northern extremes. Camouflage is a key survival strategy for many animals. But what do you do if your habitat changes dramatically with the seasons? From high mountain habitats to the Arctic north, animals have developed a seasonal wardrobe to stay under cover — and stay alive.

 

Global warming is leaving animals who take on a white coat in winter exposed as snow cover retreats. But scientists say hot spots for "evolutionary rescue" could see them adapt...

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SNOW-COVERED BEACHES? CHILLY IGUANAS? THEY ARE PART OF A MYSTERIOUS ‘HOLE’ IN GLOBAL WARMING...

Nathan Stanley, 12 , of Abington, Va. runs through a beachfront snowdrift on Jan. 4, 2018 in Nags Head, North Carolina. Despite warming temperatures in much of the world, winters in the Southeast have grown colder in recent decades, an anamoly that scientists are calling a “hole” in global warming, or a “warming hole.” Chuck Liddy [email protected]

 

Frigid iguanas in Florida. Snowball fights on North Carolina’s beaches. Recent winters have delivered a bitter chill to the Southeast, reinforcing attitudes among some that global warming is a fraud...


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FIXING CITIES’ WATER CRISES COULD SEND OUR CLIMATE TARGETS DOWN THE GURGLER...

Water treatment plants can’t afford not to think about electricity too. CSIRO/Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA

 

Two cities on opposing continents, Santiago and Cape Town, have been brought to their knees by events at opposing ends of the climate spectrum: flood and drought...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING DIGEST #5...


Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe has suffered sexist attacks from climate change deniers. SourceKatharine Hayhoe

 

(Digest: Story of the Week... El Niño/La Niña Update... Toon of the Week... Video of the Week... Reports of Note... Coming Soon on SkS... Poster of the Week... SkS Week in Review... 97 Hours of Consensus...)

Story of the Week...

Why Climate Deniers Target Women...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #6...

South Australia is working with Tesla to install solar power systems on residents homes. Image: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

 

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Tesla is building a 'virtual power plant' using people's homes...

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CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ON ANTARCTICA BECOMES CLEARER AS SCIENTISTS MAKE PROGRESS...

Antarctica is thought to hold enough water to increase sea levels by more than 50 metres. (Supplied: Australian Antarctic Division)

 

Understanding exactly what is going on in Antarctica has long been fraught for climate scientists, but what is happening on the continent could soon be felt around the world...

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OIL GIANT SUES OTHER OIL GIANT OVER CLIMATE CHANGE BECAUSE THIS IS OUR WORLD NOW...

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Last fall, the cities of Oakland and San Francisco sued oil behemoth Chevron for billions of dollars because of its role in causing climate change. Chevron is, of course, fighting the case, but if it loses, it wants to take down another oil company with it...

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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...

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A FOOLS ERRAND? HOW BILL GATES AIMS TO CLEAN UP THE PLANET...

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?

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WHY CAPE TOWN IS RUNNING OUT OF WATER, AND WHO’S NEXT...

 

Cape Town's main water supply, at the Theewaterskloof Dam, is running dry, and the city may soon have to turn off its taps. Photograph from AP

The South African city plans to shut off the taps to 4 million people. But it's just one of many cities around the world facing a future with too little water...

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #5...

While the West Coast was being inundated, on the other side of the Alps, there were fires.  Photo: Iain McGregor/Stuff

 

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

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Ice, fire, storms and heat: Climate change is now part of our everyday lives...

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IT’S THE BIG NEW IDEA FOR STOPPING CLIMATE CHANGE — BUT IT HAS HUGE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS OF ITS OWN...

The sun peeks through a canopy of trees Oct. 18, 2008, on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah Park, Va. (Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Widespread use of a futuristic energy technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere would create severe environmental problems, scientists argue in a new critique, casting doubt on one potential method of helping humanity escape the worst effects of climate change...

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LLOYD'S OF LONDON TO DIVEST FROM COAL OVER CLIMATE CHANGE...

The Lloyd’s building, home of Lloyd’s of London. Photograph: Jack Taylor/Getty

 

Firm follows other big UK and European insurers by excluding coal companies from 1 April...

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HOW ENGINEERING EARTH’S CLIMATE COULD SERIOUSLY IMPERIL LIFE...

Gary Davis/EyeEm/Getty Images

 

Travel with me to the year 2100. Despite our best efforts, climate change continues to threaten humanity. Drought, superstorms, flooded coastal cities. Desperate to stop the warming, scientists deploy planes to spray sulfur dioxide in the stratosphere, where it converts into a sulfate aerosol, which reflects sunlight. Thus the planet cools because, yes, chem-trails...

 

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ANTARTICA: THE GREAT CRACK-UP...

A crevasse measuring a few thousand feet from an altitude of 1,500 ft., during a November flyover.

 

It’s hard to wreck a continent you can barely get your hands on. Human beings typically do our worst environmental damage in the places we live and work—clear-cutting forests, strip-mining mountains. Antarctica, however, was more or less out of reach. No more...

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HOW RISING SEAS AND COASTAL STORMS DROWNED THE U.S. FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM...

The National Flood Insurance Program paid out $8 billion in damages from Hurricane Sandy. NEW JERSEY GOVERNOR'S OFFICE/TIM LARSEN

 

Sea level rise and more severe storms are overwhelming U.S. coastal communities, causing billions of dollars in damage and essentially bankrupting the federal flood insurance program. Yet rebuilding continues, despite warnings that far more properties will soon be underwater...

 

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2018 SKS WEEKLY CLIMATE CHANGE & GLOBAL WARMING NEWS ROUNDUP #3...

(Clockwise from top left: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times; Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times; Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times; John McConnico / Associated Press)

 

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

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Wildfires, sea level rise, coral bleaching: Climate change is already here...

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HUMAN EXISTENCE THREATENED MORE BY EXTREME WEATHER, NOT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, GLOBAL EXPERTS WARN...

A house destroyed by hurricane winds is seen in Barranquitas, southwest of San Juan, Puerto Rico, on October 20, 2017, a month after the passage of Hurricane Maria. Ricardo Arduengo/AFP/Getty Images

 

The risk of extreme weather ending human existence is topped only by the risk posed by weapons of mass destruction. A global survey released by the World Economic Forum on Wednesday showed that for the second year in a row, the dangers of extreme weather are only second to that of nuclear missiles and other such weaponry. And in terms of both likelihood and impact, extreme world weather events are the number one concern, according to the survey...

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GLOBAL WARMING PREDICTIONS MAY NOW BE A LOT LESS UNCERTAIN...

Video: How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Earth...Though the planet has only warmed by one-degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution, climate change's effect on earth has been anything but subtle. Here are some of the most astonishing developments over the past few years.

 

The new numbers paint a not altogether terrifying picture of humanity’s response to a climate crisis. Hell, you might even call it vaguely optimistic. NASA Earth Observatory/Getty Images

If one is the loneliest number, two is the most terrifying. Humanity must not pass a rise of 2 degrees Celsius in global temperature from pre-industrial levels, so says the Paris climate agreement. Cross that line and the global effects of climate change start looking less like a grave situation and more like a catastrophe...

 

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A FOREBODING SIMILARITY IN TODAY’S OCEANS AND A 94-MILLION-YEAR-OLD CATASTROPHE...

Algae blooms off the coast of New York and New Jersey in August 2015. NASA / AP

 

The ocean is suffocating—but not for the first time...

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HUMAN EMISSIONS MADE OCEAN HEAT WAVE 53 TIMES MORE LIKELY...

Video: Climate 101: Oceans

 

A series of ocean heat waves have melted ice and killed marine life over the past few years. Scientists are studying their causes. Photograph by PAUL NICKLEN, National Geographic Creative

 

Three 2016 marine heat waves that killed whales, birds, corals, and shellfish from Australia to Alaska were many times more likely thanks to climate change...

 

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FORWARD ON CLIMATE NOT ONE STEP BACK... STOP TRUMP!

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