TOKYO IS PREPARING FOR FLOODS ‘BEYOND ANYTHING WE’VE SEEN’...

Visitors at the bottom of a huge underground surge tank in Kasukabe, north of Tokyo. Credit Kentaro Takahashi for The New York Times

 

Japan has spent billions on an underground system to control water around the capital, but some fear that the city is vulnerable as global warming brings more extreme weather...

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GOODBYE – AND GOOD RIDDANCE – TO LIVESTOCK FARMING...

‘Grazing is not just slightly inefficient; it is stupendously wasteful.’ Photograph: Peter Cade/Getty Images

 

The suffering inherent in mass meat production can’t be justified. And as the artificial meat industry grows, the last argument for farming animals has now collapsed...

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EPA MOVES TO RESCIND OBAMA PLAN TO SLOW GLOBAL WARMING...

Proposals for the Environmental Protection Agency in President Donald Trump's first budget are displayed at the Government Printing Office in Washington, March 16, 2017. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP)
The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama's efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants...
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SKEPTICAL SCIENCE: NEW RESEARCH, SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 1, 2017...

 

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

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SCIENCE SAYS: ERA OF MONSTER HURRICANES ROILING THE ATLANTIC...

In this Oct. 19, 2005 file photo, Max Mayfield, the former director of the hurricane center (now retired), draws a line showing one of the possible trajectories of Hurricane Wilma in Miami. It’s not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and now Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active period for major storms on record. AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

 

It's not just this year. The monster hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, Jose and Lee that have raged across the Atlantic are contributing to what appears to be the most active period for major storms on record.

And the busiest part of hurricane season isn't even over....

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200,000 PUERTO RICAN CLIMAGEES TO PERMANENTLY MIGRATE TO US IN THE WAKE OF THE GLOBAL WARMING-INTENSIFIED HURRICANE MARIA...

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The first wave of an estimated 200,000 Puerto Rican global warming climagees (climate refugees) is already hitting US shores and they are planning on making the continental US their new and permanent home. This is in spite of many of our politicians denying that global warming is real, it will worsen, or that global warming-intensified hurricanes like Harvey, Irma, and Maria are only a small preview of what is to come...

 

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PUERTO RICANS COULD BE NEWEST U.S. 'CLIMATE REFUGEES'...

A resident bailed water from a flooded home yesterday in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Cataño, Puerto Rico. A week after the storm, many are still waiting for help. Carlos Giusti/Associated Press

 

Hurricane Maria's destruction on Puerto Rico could spawn one of the largest mass migration events in the United States' recent history, experts say, as tens of thousands of storm victims flee the island territory to rebuild their lives on the U.S. mainland...

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CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE CARIBBEAN – LEARNING LESSONS FROM IRMA AND MARIA...

Devastation on the island of Dominica in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Photograph: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images

 

Increasingly unfamiliar and unpredictable weather events mean that business as usual is not an option for these islands to survive...

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ALARM AS STUDY REVEALS WORLD’S TROPICAL FORESTS ARE HUGE CARBON EMISSION SOURCE...

The study measured the impact of disturbance and degradation – the thinning of tree density and the culling of biodiversity below an apparently protected canopy. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

 

Forests globally are so degraded that instead of absorbing emissions they now release more carbon annually than all the traffic in the US, say researchers...

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GLOBAL CLIMATE IMPACTS OF A POTENTIAL VOLCANIC ERUPTION OF MOUNT AGUNG...

An example of a stratovolcano eruption (note: not Mt. Agung). On July 13, 2015, the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 took a close up of Mount Raung's summit caldera (on the Indonesian island of Java). Visible is afternoon cloud cover and an eruption plume. Image courtesy of NASA.

 

Recent weeks have seen an increase in the number of earthquakes happening below Mount Agung, a 9,944ft (3,031m) high volcano in eastern Bali, Indonesia. Authorities have evacuated nearly 50,000 people in the vicinity of the volcano in light of a potential eruption. In addition to concern for people’s lives and infrastructure, the tourism industry fears the potential for disrupted flight plans...

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