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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
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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
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We’ve come to accept Trump’s ignorance, but it’s often dangerous...Read more
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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
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A new study seeks to pin down how much global temperatures are likely to rise with a doubling of CO2 in the atmosphere compared to the pre-industrial era...Read more
Our one shared living biosphere is collapsing and dying. Continued being depends urgently upon reconnecting with nature through global embrace of an ecology ethic whose individual affirmative outcomes for natural ecosystems are sufficient in sum to sustain global nature. A primary ethical measure of a person is the degree to which their lifestyle positively or negatively impacts nature...Read more
President Trump talked about energy, but only fossil fuels; extreme weather, but not climate change; and jobs and trade, without mentioning the thousands of U.S. solar jobs his tariff plan puts at risk. Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images
Trump talked of the year's climate disasters—without saying 'climate change'—and while repeating his usual promotion of the fossil fuels that drive global warming...Read more
HOW TO GET FULL FINANCIAL COMPENSATION FOR YOUR LOSSES FROM GLOBAL WARMING AGGRAVATED OR CAUSED DISASTERS...
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First of all, our sympathy goes out to you because you have experienced the tremendous pain, suffering and loss of living through a global warming aggravated or caused disaster...Read more
TRUMP KEEPS SAYING THE U.S. MAY STAY IN THE PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD. AND THE MEDIA KEEPS BELIEVING HIM...
Late Sunday night, British journalist Piers Morgan delivered some breaking news via Twitter:Read more
Supporters take shelter from the heat during the under-19 Cricket World Cup match between New Zealand and England in Queenstown. Photograph: Dianne Manson-IDI/Getty Images
Temperatures forecast to hit 40C/104F as even prime minister Jacinda Ardern struggles to keep cool...Read more
People gather on a hot winter day on Ipanema beach on September 8, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to NOAA, global temperatures over the first six months of 2017 were the second-highest on record. Photograph by Mario Tama, Getty
Warming ocean waters can have harmful impacts on habitats like coral reefs and sea ice, to name a few...Read more
In ITV interview US president also says he would take tougher stand on Brexit than Theresa May...Read more
Donald Trump appears to misunderstand basic facts of climate change in Piers Morgan interview...Read more
Men in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, collect water on Nov. 11, 2017. Years after Hurricane Matthew nearly devastated Haiti, its vulnerability only increases. Reuters/Martinez Casares
Why climate change is worsening public health problems...Read more
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William Ruckelshaus, the first and fifth EPA administrator, has been a fierce critic of Scott Pruitt...Read more
For decades people have been predicting overpopulation would wipe out energy resources if not the entire planet. Every year the population bomb and peak oil crowd have been proven wrong. But how long can the status quo of generating growth by population explosion last?Read more
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The second-hottest year recorded at Earth’s surface was the hottest in its oceans...Read more
People collect water piped in from a mountain creek in Utuado, Puerto Rico on Oct. 14, 2017, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans were still without running water. AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
Around the world, the health care debate often revolves around access...Read more
The basic facts about the global increase of CO2 in our atmosphere are clear and established beyond reasonable doubt. Nevertheless, I’ve recently seen some of the old myths peddled by “climate skeptics” pop up again. Are the forests responsible for the CO2 increase? Or volcanoes? Or perhaps the oceans?Read more
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The annual World Economic Forum in Davos creaks with irony: where the rich talk earnestly about solving inequality and big emitters promise to solve climate change – you know, at a “realistic” pace...Read more
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Last summer, Zac Peterson was on the adventure of a lifetime.The 25-year-old teacher was helping archaeologists excavate an 800-year-old log cabin, high above the Arctic Circle on the northern coast of Alaska...Read more
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With less than 80 days to go until “Day Zero,” when chronic water shortages may force Cape Town authorities to turn off the taps, officials are scrambling to persuade the city’s four million residents to slash consumption and put emergency plans in place should the supply be cut off.Read more
The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists unveil the 2018 "Doomsday Clock" Jan. 25, 2018 in Washington, DC. Image: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
The "Doomsday Clock" is now at 2 minutes to midnight. Are you scared? Because according to the experts at the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, you should be. This is the closest the clock (THE clock) has been since 1953, people. And that was a scary time in the midst of the Cold War, when duck and cover drills were being held across the U.S.
Here we are again.
On Wednesday, California filed another lawsuit against the Trump administration — this time concerning the repeal of an Obama-era rule regulating hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," on publicly owned lands. A coalition of environmental and tribal groups also sued this week to block the rollback of the fracking rule, which the Trump administration finalized on Dec. 29.Read more
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Many glaciers seem to have already reached a tipping point, after which freshwater runoff will begin to decline...Read more
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Just five months after the monster storm gave Texas its wettest month in history, much of the state is now in a drought — including areas that saw historic flooding...
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In 1988, when world leaders convened their first global conference on climate change, in Toronto, the Earth’s average temperature was a bit more than half a degree Celsius above the average of the last two decades of the 19th century, according to measurements by NASA...Read more
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A new NASA study is one final nail in the coffin of the myth that natural gas is a climate solution, or a “bridge” from the dirtiest fossil fuels to low-carbon fuels like solar and wind...Read more
Video: Bloomberg’s Craig Trudell reports on the lawsuit against Ford for alleged rigging of diesel truck engines.
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President Donald Trump has not weighed in on the case so far, though his administration has re-opened the landmark NAFTA agreement with Mexico and China. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
A federal trade panel declared Friday that surging imports of solar panels have hurt U.S. manufacturers — a decision that will allow President Donald Trump to penalize Chinese companies but could also choke off the fast-growing green energy industry in the U.S.Read more
IT’S THE BIG NEW IDEA FOR STOPPING CLIMATE CHANGE — BUT IT HAS HUGE ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS OF ITS OWN...Add your reaction Share
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Firm follows other big UK and European insurers by excluding coal companies from 1 April...Read more
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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...
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...Read more
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...
Maryland’s Dorchester County is ground zero for climate change on Chesapeake Bay, as rising seas claim more and more land. An e360 video explores the quiet beauty of this liquid landscape and how high tides and erosion are putting the bay’s rural communities at risk...
If it seems as if the weather's getting weirder, you're not wrong...Read more
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Swimmers cool off at MacCallum pool at Cremorne Point on Friday. Photo: Dean Sewell
Most of NSW will continue to bake in a prolonged heatwave well into next week, the second big warm event to get the year off to a hot start...
Data shows the year was also one of the hottest three ever recorded, with scientists warning that the ‘climate tide is rising fast’...Read more
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Wildfires, sea level rise, coral bleaching: Climate change is already here...Read more
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A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...Read more
Last year unleashed some catastrophic weather across the world. At the beginning of 2017, Australia experienced one of the hottest summers on record in Sydney and Brisbane, followed by a killer summer heatwave across southern Europe and wildfires triggered by heat in California...
As average temperatures creep up, climate scientists spy trouble at the far end of the bell curve. Early results from the nascent science of extreme heatwaves are startling, reports Michael Lucy...
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Depression and anxiety afflict Americans who are concerned with the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental health effects of climate change...Read more
In June President Donald Trump pulled out of the international Paris climate change agreement. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP
The success of the Paris climate deal depends on ‘negative emission’ technologies that have never been proven at scale...Read more
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For the second year running, business and political leaders think the world’s biggest threat is extreme weather, according to the latest Global Risks Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) published today...Read more
A winning plan to buttress New York against climate change essentially swathes lower Manhattan in a fortress of storm protection disguised as a smorgasbord of public space.
HUMAN EXISTENCE THREATENED MORE BY EXTREME WEATHER, NOT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, GLOBAL EXPERTS WARN...Add your reaction Share
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.
By 2050 many of the world's major cities will face surface water shortages, spurring regional conflict and competition for scarce resources...Read more
Using your microwave more efficiently and turning it off when not in use can help cut energy consumption. Photograph: Huw Jones/Getty Images
The biggest impact comes from electricity used to power the microwaves, but study also highlights rising environmental cost of our throwaway culture...Read more