September was a massive month for global warming news. Here is your monthly update.
Is the UN's Climate Action Summit presenting false global fossil fuel reduction targets to help hide a dark secret?
The UN's Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019, is using false global fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines and...
The Sept 20 Global climate strike involving over 900 locations and millions of people will be rendered far less effective due to...
Prepare for a profound truth about global warming. It will focus your mind and open your heart to what is real and important.
August was a busy month for global warming news. Here are the important updates.
There is a lot of horrible news to digest about global warming.
There is a lot to update you about on global warming emergency this month especially since we missed last month's update...
Global warming extinction emergency group members glue themselves to doorways to block members of Congress from attending evening vote.
Why will it be so hard to prevent mass human extinction without achieving the 2025 global warming fossil fuel reduction targets?
There are serious reasons for why we may not achieve the extinction-preventing 2025 global fossil fuel reduction targets and deadlines. We may not even hit any fossil fuel reduction targets or deadlines for the next 30-50 years.
How Jay Inslee and ALL the other US presidential candidates failed horribly on the global warming issue at the recent Democratic debates
Jay Inslee who purports to be the global warming candidate failed terribly at the recent Democratic presidential debates, but he certainly was not alone in his failure!
What makes 2025 the most dangerous global warming fossil fuel reduction deadline that we must understand, not miss and NEVER forget?
If we miss this deadline, do we really go over 3 extinction-triggering global warming tipping points within our lifetimes?Read more
A child (Greta Thunberg) tells the British Parliament, "we children have no future because of global warming."Read more
Watch Bill's five-minute "time to panic" video here http://time.com/5575658/bill-mckibben-climate-change-falter/
The 4 Most Critical Global Warming Deadlines and Tipping Points We Must NEVER Forget or, We Go Extinct
There are just 4 global warming deadlines and tipping points to NEVER forget because if we miss or cross them...Read more
On April 22 we celebrate another Earth Day, but what is the most important single thing we should take away this year?Read more
The Green New Deal (GND) has become a lightning rod for both hopes and fears about America’s future, with detractors on both sides saying the resolution either goes too far or doesn’t go far enough while many have enthusiastically embraced the resolution.
Americans in their 20s and 30s could lose trillions of dollars in potential lifetime earnings as climate change disrupts the global economy and weakens U.S. productivity, according to a new report by NextGen Climate said...
there is a big problem!
Here are 4 absolutely critical NEVER forget global warming deadlines coming far sooner than we are prepared for.
There is only a marginal amount of room for optimism as we engage the global warming crisis that is speeding toward us.
The 5 most important global warming facts that will help you save your life, business and loved ones!
There are only 5 critical facts that everyone needs to know about global warming to live a longer, more stable and healthy life.
We have had a lot of bad global warming news this year, but here is an intentional moment of positive perspective and hope for 2019.
Don't worry about global warming ever again because magical carbon sucking unicorns will turn all of our atmospheric carbon into Skittles and save us just-in-time...
With this December’s UN Climate Conference (COP24) in Poland over, are there any signs that negotiators are facing reality about "Global Cooking"……… or, are they still wishing for magical “Carbon Sucking Unicorns” being discovered after 2050 to rescue us and allow us to continue our fossil fuel frenzy?
In case global warming makes their homes uninhabitable, some very smart millennials already have a Plan B...
Even without global warming, we are already in terrible trouble as a planet and a global society.
We do amazing work to tell the truth about the global warming emergency, and we need your support!
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?
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.
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...
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Why are the consequence and timetable predictions and of this new global warming book better than any other current book?
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...
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.
We need a people’s movement to mobilize for ecological regeneration and systemic transformation.
A new study based on evidence from past warm periods suggests global warming may be double what is forecast.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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=BBnb7KzRead more
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.Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
You can see dramatic climate change impacts even in the dead of Arctic winter...Read more
A new study shows that rising temperatures in the Himalayas have led to more avalanches...Read more
And global warming could bring more of it to the surface!Read more
‘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...Read more
July 3, 2017
Today's Irreversible Global Warming...Read more
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...
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...Read more
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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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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."Read more
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...Read more
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...
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...Read more
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
While much of Europe is shivering in subzero temperatures, the Arctic and eastern US have basked in unseasonably warm conditions in recent weeks...Read more
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.
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...Read more
Basic answers to basic questions about global warming and the future climate...Read more
Why the world's wealthiest individuals and corporations are responsible for the escalating global warming emergency and saving us from extinction...
Anne Ward Penguin
In both moral and practical terms the world’s wealthy are responsible to fix our current global warming nightmare...Read more
Coal: it’s not an option. Kym Farnik
Analysis breaks down what it would take—and it’s a lot...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
Large-scale changes to our atmosphere and environment that normally happen over thousands of years are now happening over decades...Read more
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...Read more
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...
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...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
New research claims that official estimates lowballed the risk by, uh, about a factor of three...Read more
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.
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...
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...
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...Read more
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...Read more
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 scientistsRead more
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...
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?
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...Read more
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...
The Figure is from paper #24.
A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...Read more
Nope, that won't do it... Photographer: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg
Unfortunately, that’s what some scientists think humans will try to do...Read more
Seas Will Rise for 300 Years
And the longer it takes to reduce carbon emissions, the higher they will go...Read more
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