Major floods, like the ones that hit in 2010, plague Copenhagen and other coastal cities as climate change intensifies. Credit: Getty Images
Research begins to show that damage will increase exponentially and aims to give coastal cities a way to prepare for them...Read more
Scientists are struggling to figure out the timeline for how climate change will affect vulnerable waterfront communities...Read more
WHAT EVERY MILLENNIAL MUST KNOW ABOUT THE GLOBAL WARMING TIPPING POINTS — THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL INFORMATION!Add your reaction Share
As France cracks down on protests at the Paris climate change talks, activists find new ways to get their message out...Read more
As sea levels rise, threatening cities from New York to Shanghai, the economic damage will increase even faster, scientists said on Monday...
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Since he sailed onto millions of middle school bedroom walls in "Titanic," Leonardo DiCaprio has been winning the Oscar of our hearts on a daily basis. Now, at long last, he's finally won an Oscar IRL.Read more
Trees void of leaves and life hang on to tiny strips of land surrounding Isle de Jean Charles. (Image by Kathleen Flynn)
French-speaking Indians who live deep in Louisiana bayou, some 50 miles south of New Orleans, became the United States' first official climate refugees last week when the federal government awarded them $48 million to relocate...Read more
Pollinator populations around the world are declining, threatening hundreds of billions of dollars worth of agriculture. Humans are part of the problem, say scientists, but they can also be part of the solution.
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NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Arctic permafrost that is thawing due to global warming is releasing greenhouse gases, further compounding the problem of climate change, according to a study released on Thursday...Read more
Concrete blocks intended to break waves are all that's left to protect the 15th-century Qaitbey Citadel from rising seas. (Photo: Sima Diab)
It's not alone among World Heritage Sites facing encroaching seas....Read more
In this Jan. 16, 2016, file photo, Tera Lecuona, resident of the heavily impacted Porter Ranch area of Los Angeles, holds a protest sign during a hearing in Granada Hills over a gas leak at Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. Richard Vogel/Associated Press
The massive leak that vented millions of pounds of natural gas from a Los Angeles storage facility now appears to have been the worst accidental discharge of greenhouse gases in U.S. history, scientists concluded in an analysis released Thursday...Read more
ARCTIC WARMING: RAPIDLY INCREASING TEMPERATURES ARE 'POSSIBLY CATASTROPHIC' FOR PLANET, CLIMATE SCIENTIST WARNS...
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Dr Peter Gleick said there is a growing body of 'pretty scary' evidence that higher temperatures are driving the creation of dangerous storms in parts of the northern hemisphere...Read more
It is now public knowledge that Exxon has known for decades that their core business is directly responsible for climate change. Even more damning is the fact that they covered up this knowledge. To make matters even worse, they actively participated and funded a sophisticated campaign to fuel climate denial and delay climate action as long as they could...Read more
The problem is way worse than we thought...Read more
Why we need to keep fossil fuels in the ground...
‘Shocking’ revelation finds $5.3tn subsidy estimate for 2015 is greater than the total health spending of all the world’s governments...Read more
ARE YOU AWARE OF THE GLOBAL WARMING TIPPING POINTS — THE WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE FINANCIAL AND POLITICAL INFORMATION?
It is not an exaggeration to say that those who know the global warming tipping points and use that information wisely will become the ultimate winners of the future—and those individuals, businesses, or nations that do not will become the ultimate losers...Read more
A new study shows that human beings are too selfish to endure present pain to avert future climate change. That's why we need win-win solutions now...Read more
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The World Trade Organization delivered a blow to India’s ambitious solar power program on Wednesday at the behest of the United States. So much for all that nice chatter about international climate cooperation back in December...Read more
For six years, Bill Gates has been arguing that we need “energy miracles” to avoid catastrophic climate change. For six years, he has been wrong!Read more
Common Ground High School students study water quality in the river that flows near their campus as a part of Green Jobs Corps, an environmental employment and leadership training program. Photo courtesy of Common Ground
In response to climate change, a growing number of schools are taking kids outside to show them how a warming planet affects their local environment...
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According to a trio of new studies, sea levels rose faster over the past century than at any other point over the last 2800 years. Scientists say this is definitive proof that human actions are directly contributing to rising water levels. Hari Sreenivasan talks to Benjamin Strauss of Climate Central for more on the emerging environmental crisis and what it might mean for future generations...Read more
People cool off from the heat at the Miroir d'Eau (Mirror of Water), a public art piece on the quay of the Garonne River, during a warm summer day in Bordeaux, southwestern France, June 30, 2015.
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The scorching, deadly heat waves that today strike only about once every 20 years could become an annual occurrence for more than half the world if nothing is done to curb emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases, a new study reported Tuesday...Read more
THE METHANE MONSTER! WHY WE SHOULD ALL BE CONCERNED ABOUT FRACKING AND OTHER LARGE METHANE RELEASES...
Unfortunately, CO2 is not the only human emission forcing global temperatures rapidly higher...Read more
Brackish sea water washes over the center line of a street in Charleston, S.C. on Oct. 1, 2015. Image: Stephen B. Morton/AP
Sea level rise is one of the most worrisome and visible ramifications of global warming. New research published on Monday shows the startling present-day impacts of global warming-related sea level rise. It also demonstrates the potential for the situation to get much, much worse if emissions of global warming pollutants are not curtailed...Read more
In talks with 'one of the largest fizzy-drinks companies', Swiss company likely to be first profitable carbon remover...Read more
Lamar Smith (R-TX), Chairman of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee at which John Christy’s misleading chart was recently presented. Photograph: Scott J. Ferrell/Congressional Quarterly/Getty Image
As usual, cherry picking and misrepresentations are used to oppose climate policies...Read more
The Heartland Institute has received funding from ExxonMobil, the Koch Brothers, Donors Trust, the American Petroleum Institute, and other fossil fuel sources. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
The infamous Heartland Institute has distributed to elected officials a nonsense, non-science report full of denial..Read more
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Most of us have heard the benign-sounding words of “climate change” in the media associated with the idea of global warming. Climate change does not upset us as much because these words were intentionally selected and designed to hide an unbearable truth...Read more
The kind of paranoia and delusion that once resided on the fringe is winning presidential primaries and caucuses...Read more
Today, The New York Times publishes an interactive chart showing detailed temperature and precipitation patterns for 1,801 American cities and 1,334 other locations around the globe for 2015. More than 90 percent of the cities had a warmer-than-average year – local evidence of the fact that 2015 was the hottest year on record.Read more
Textbooks used to teach science in California middle schools that mislead students on climate change. Composite: Guardian Design for the Guardian
Books voice doubt over whether climate change is real and suggest global warming could be beneficial, researchers say in analysis of four science texts...Read more
Middle- and high-school students spend very little time learning about climate change in the classroom, and many students hear misinformation about the cause of rising global temperatures, new research finds...Read more
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If you are a Republican who cares about climate change, you’re probably pretty sick of the presidential election...Read more
The growing risk of worldwide water shortages is worse than scientists previously thought, according to a new study...Read more
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s top climate negotiator Todd Stern on Thursday warned of “diplomatic consequences” if a new president tried to back out on commitments under the Paris climate accord signed in December. The comments were made just days after the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily froze Obama’s ambitious Clean Power Plan, which seeks to cut pollution from power plants...Read more
A new group could spend $10 million a year on the campaign...Read more
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The early Republican Presidential caucuses and primaries have put a spotlight on evangelical religious voters, reminding the secular (scientifically literate) community of the differences between their worldview and the one held by the Religious Right...Read more
Last week, the Supreme Court threw U.S. and international climate policy into turmoil by freezing President Obama’s Clean Power Plan while it is being challenged before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. But matters took a turn over the weekend with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, whose absence from the high court could mean that the plan will ultimately survive.Read more
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Earlier this week the Supreme Court issued a stay in a 5-4 vote along idealogical lines halting progress on the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), a mainstay of president Obama’s national climate action plan designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants...
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A geologist explains that climate change is not just about a global average sea rise...Read more
Climate change mitigation and adaptation failure is the top global risk
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Global average temperature anomalies for Jan. 2016. Image: NASA GISS
Global warming went into overdrive in January, leading to astounding temperature records...Read more
No place is the problem clearer than in Florida, where the Sunshine State's vast solar potential has gone to waste. Illustration by Victor Juhasz
All over the country, the Kochs and utilities have been blocking solar initiatives — but nowhere more so than in Florida...Read more
Tires like these are recycled for construction projects, rubber mats, artificial turf, or tire-derived fuel, which is burned in power plants and cement factories. (Photo: Leah Nash)
Sometimes global economic forces are stronger than good intentions...Read more
Ronald W. Erdrich/Reporter-News U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz speaks during a rally Tuesday night Dec. 29, 2015 in Cisco. The "Reigniting the Promise Community Rally" was sponsored by the Keep the Promise Super PAC and held at the Myrtle Wilks Community Center.
We can't sustain the number of animals it takes to feed the planet. But soon we will be able to grow as much meat as we want—without the animals involved at all...Read more
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Just days after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling clouded the future of a new United Nations climate pact, the passing of one of its justices has boosted the pact's chances of succeeding...Read more
An iceberg floating in warming seas off the coast of Antarctica.
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New scientific studies provide a further warning of the increasing vulnerability of Antarctic glaciers to faster melting as temperatures rise in the Southern Ocean...Read more
This unaired Doritos “ad” calls out the company’s role in deforestation.Read more
Warming temperatures are pushing land and sea creatures closer to the north and south poles and to cooler altitudes at rates faster than first predicted, scientists say...Read more
ARE YOU WORRIED, NERVOUS, OR ANXIOUS ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE?
If you are, you are in very good company with some of the world’s brightest minds in science. You would be very wise not to ignore this nervousness and anxiety.Read more
An entire colony of Adélie penguins is heading for extinction after an iceberg larger than the country of Luxembourg grounded at Commonwealth Bay, blocking access to the sea and forcing the penguins to travel considerably longer distances to feed...Read more
As France cracks down on protests at the Paris climate change talks, activists find new ways to get their message out...Read more
NEW REPORT IDENTIFIES THE FOSSIL FUELS WE MUST KEEP IN THE GROUND TO AVERT CATASTROPHIC CLIMATE CHANGE
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As the US Senate haggles over a comprehensive energy bill, climate activist groups have identified the global fossil fuel reserves that must be kept in the ground if we’re to limit global warming to the critical 2-degree-Celsius threshold...Read more
Oil and gas wastewater disposal has been tied to a series of earthquakes in California for the first time, in a peer-reviewed study published last Thursday...Read more
A new initiative in the United Kingdom is not only calling for Christian communities to band together in support of clean energy, but actually helping them get their own electricity that way. The Big Church Switch, which launched Wednesday, aims to inspire both individuals and churches to make the switch to renewable energy sources — and they’re already gaining support from church leaders in the country...Read more
One important issue has been almost totally ignored in the debates so far...Read more
President Obama is doubling down on his push for clean energy policies in his $4.1 trillion fiscal 2017 budget, but his final spending blueprint is expected to be largely ignored by the Republican-controlled Congress...Read more
The Australian federal science agency responsible for climate change research is shifting its focus, asserting that climate change is proven and so needs no more research. Does this make sense, and is it a sign of things to come?
Evidence is piling up that D.C. and other major northeastern cities have entered a new era of great snowstorms and that climate change may well play an important role...Read more
A child goes to school in Satkhira, Bangladesh, on Jan. 21, 2016. Bangladesh is a country that could lose much of its highly populated land to sea sea level rise. Image: Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
The decisions made in the next couple of decades about reducing greenhouse gas emissions will determine the severity of global warming — including potentially catastrophic sea level rise — for the next 10,000 years, according to a provocative statement by prominent climate scientists...Read more
Last winter, the coldest temperatures in the Sierra were above freezing on average for the first time ever recorded. (Olivia Allen-Price/KQED)
Any sign of precipitation in the forecast is a welcome sight for Californians these days. But with temperatures expected to be above normal this winter, California’s snowpack may not reach the heights it could...Read more
Waste plastics are strewn on the Bao beach near Dakar, on September 2, 2015. About 4.5 million Senegalese (66.6% of the national population) live in the Dakar coastal area and most of the economic activity in the country are concentrated in the coastal zone. A preliminary study of Senegal has demonstrated that sea-level rise due to global warming could have major impacts causing inundation in the delta and estuaries and erosion along the sandy coastlines. Seyllou/AFP/Getty Images
Huge sea-level rises caused by climate change will last far longer than the entire history of human civilization to date, according to new research, unless the brief window of opportunity of the next few decades is used to cut carbon emissions drastically...
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Texas has been wetter than normal of late, harking back to massive floods in May and October. Is it El Niño, climate change or other factors?Read more
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Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush should be getting an education in climate change soon...Read more
A new study suggests that extremely dry conditions may now be standard in the central and western US, as precipitation and storms there have seen a marked decrease through the past decades.
Man showing a lobster, Portland, Maine, USA. © Aurora/Aurora Photo/Corbis
The celebrated seafood of the northeast US, such Maine lobster and New England clams, is under threat from warming temperatures and ocean acidification, a new study warns...Read more
Computer model visualization of total precipitable water across the Arctic region. Image: Earth Simulator
Right about now, Arctic sea ice should be building up toward its annual maximum, making most of the region impenetrable to all but the most hardened icebreakers. Instead, January and indeed much of the winter so far has been unusually mild throughout large parts of the Arctic...Read more
California rancher Nathan Carver’s herd of beef cattle feed on hay at his ranch on the outskirts of Delano, in California’s Central Valley. (Photo: Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images)
Federal land managers are considering moving cattle off public lands...Read more
YOUTH MOVEMENT: Cassandra Lin, left, and her team launched the Turn Grease into Fuel (TGIF) recycling program in 2008.
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Cassandra is fighting climate change, and she's bringing her whole town with her...Read more
In this Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016 photo, Wendell Downing works on a tank to hold sap to be boiled into maple syrup at Limlaw Family Maple Farm in West Topsham, Vt. A winter warmup has triggered sap to flow, launching an early start to the maple syrup season for some New England producers who tap trees early. Larger producers, like Limlaw, start tapping trees early so they can install tens of thousands of taps by the time the 4-6 week season is underway. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)
WEST TOPSHAM, Vt. (AP) — A winter thaw in the Northeast has triggered sap to flow in maple trees, launching an early start to the syrup season for some producers in parts of New England who have already decided to tap their trees...Read more
Severe droughts over the past 20 years in Australia have taken a toll on farmers, who struggle to keep livestock and crops healthy. Amy Toensing/National Geographic Creative
As Earth's dry zones shift rapidly polewards, researchers are scrambling to figure out the cause — and consequences...Read more
An oil pump-jack runs near homes in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Wilmington. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
In affluent Porter Ranch, the worst gas leak in U.S. history continues to pose health concerns. But in lower-income neighborhoods across Los Angeles, drilling has been making people sick for years...Read more
FILE - This Dec. 10, 2015 file photo shows the nuclear fusion research center at the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics where the first plasma has been produced at the "Wendelstein 7-X" in Greifswald, Germany. Scientists are poised to flip the switch on an experiment that could take them a step closer to the goal of generating clean and cheap nuclear power. Researchers at the institute plan to inject hydrogen into a doughnut-shaped device to produce a super-hot gas known as plasma. A test on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, will show whether the 400-million-euro (US $ 435-million) device can handle hydrogen, which would be the fuel in future fusion reactors. (Stefan Sauer/dpa via AP, File) GERMANY OUT, AUSTRIA OUT, SWITZERLAND OUT
GREIFSWALD, Germany (AP) — Scientists in Germany flipped the switch Wednesday on an experiment they hope will advance the quest for nuclear fusion, considered a clean and safe form of nuclear power...Read more
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I was pleasantly surprised by the youth presence at COP21. There is a new generation eager and ready to address the climate problem.Read more
Poor, heavily Hispanic neighborhoods shoulder a disproportionate fracking wastewater burden in Texas' booming Eagle Ford...Read more
Scientists dig into the data to see if the world's climate could change dramatically without external drivers and how the system stays stable...Read more
The year 2015 was the hottest on the modern record. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images
The world’s hottest year on record has prompted much media coverage. But there haven’t been enough charts and graphs...Read more
New research published Monday adds to a body of evidence suggesting that a warming climate may have particularly marked effects for some citizens of the country most responsible for global warming in the first place — namely, U.S. East Coasters...Read more
A sunny January day at Mudeford Sandbanks in Dorset. Photograph: Geoffrey Swaine/Rex/Shutterstock
Long-range forecast predicts generally upward temperature trend, possibly interrupted by La Niña event in 2017...Read more
Hillary Clinton keeps adopting his positions, but not this one...Read more
A woman walks through a flooded street that was caused by the combination of the lunar orbit which caused seasonal high tides and what many believe is the rising sea levels due to climate change, in September in Miami Beach, Florida. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Ted Cruz has presented ‘misleading’ information in the Senate, scientists say, while Marco Rubio rejects ‘destroying our economy’ – despite pleas for action coming from officials in his own state...Read more
This file photo taken on December 12, 2015 shows French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal (L), French President Francois Hollande (2ndL), French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (C) and United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (2ndR) applauding after a statement at the COP21 Climate Conference in Le Bourget, north of Paris. Some scientists worry that the agreement focused on short-term climate change. Photograph: Miguel Medina/AFP/Getty Images
Two scientists take the long view on climate change...
There’s a myopia in the climate discourse today.Read more
A parade of El Niño-fueled storms has marched over California in the last few weeks, bringing bouts of much needed rain and snow to the parched state. But maps of drought conditions there have barely budged, with nearly two-thirds of the state still in the worst two categories of drought.
So what gives?Read more
Jan. 30, 2016
In 2006, then-President George Bush told the nation "we have a serious problem ... America is addicted to oil." Here's what's happened since:Read more
Shrinking Arctic sea ice — now at record-low levels — has implications for ecosystems, climate, weather, and people...Read more
In the small town of Newtok, Alaska, a Yupik village of about 350 people, children once played on endless fields of frozen permafrost. Now, they splash in salt water pools and teeter on boardwalks as the permafrost below thaws and the Ninglick River chips away at the community. Soon even the boards will be swallowed by the rising tides...Read more
REPUBLICANS=BIG OIL? REPUBLICANS' LEADING CLIMATE DENIER TELLS THE POPE TO BUTT OUT OF CLIMATE DEBATE...
James Inhofe, infamous for tossing a snowball across the Senate floor to demonstrate ‘the greatest hoax ever perpetrated against the American people’, says Pope Francis should ‘stay with his job’ during a pitch to fellow unbelievers...Read more
Since the turn of the century, most of Europe has experienced record-hot summer months that at times were deadly.Read more
First in a three-part series, parts 2&3 at end of part 1