Climate change is already causing sea levels worldwide to rise, and we can only expect this trend to continue...Read more
Audience member Ken Bone asked: “What steps will your energy policy take to meet our energy needs, while at the same time remaining environmentally friendly and minimizing job loss for fossil power plant workers?”
On Tuesday, Al Gore will break his silence and help his former rival achieve his onetime dream when he joins Hillary Clinton for a rally. credit: Getty Images
Two former rivals come together to defeat global warming and Donald Trump...Read more
The Erskine Fire spread so quickly in southern California earlier this year that some residents died before they could flee.
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Western firefighting veterans lamenting a “new normal” amid surging forest fires have received an explanation for the destructiveness they’ve been unable to quell. Rising temperatures are flatly to blame for recent fearsome fire seasons, leading scientists reported Monday...Read more
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LUBBOCK, Tex. — A member of Katharine Hayhoe’s church asked her a question after services a couple of weeks ago: “Do you feel our weather is getting more extreme?”Read more
The second presidential debate was flooded with tension, insults and snide exchanges between Republican nominee Donald Trump and his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton. (Published Monday, Oct. 10, 2016)
There were three big climate lies in last night's Presidential debate...Read more
ATTENTION ALL FLORIDIAN VOTERS!!! KOCH BROTHERS AND FOSSIL FUEL UTILITIES POISED TO DESTROY ROOF-TOP SOLAR IN FLORIDA...
Endangered species in Florida.
For everyone who lives and votes in Florida, it is absolutely critical to understand the ballot initiative called
Florida Solar Energy Subsidies and Personal Solar Use Initiative, also known as Amendment 1
Hillary Clinton mentioned climate change during the second presidential debate, as part of her answer to a question on the nation's production of energy. Donald Trump did not. The debate moderators did not ask about climate change. Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images
Following the devastation from Hurricane Matthew and a campaign urging moderators to ask a climate question, the issue was again ignored...Read more
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Eliminating refrigerants known as HFCs could prevent a leap in global warming...Read more
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A barge is anchored at Rock Slough in Brentwood. A study shows a dramatic decrease in river water levels flowing into the bay. Photo: Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
WASHINGTON — Evidence of what scientists are calling the planet’s Sixth Mass Extinction is appearing in San Francisco Bay and its estuary, the largest on the Pacific Coast of North and South America, according to a major new study...Read more
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At least 13 people die in latest outbreak of disease as officials warn of a rising death toll after Hurricane Matthew...Read more
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Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde’s giant air purifier turns the carbon in particulate matter into luxurious bling...Read more
World leaders are gathering this weekend in Kigali, Rwanda to make the biggest climate decision since December’s historic Paris Climate Agreement...Read more
Aviation is counting on other sectors to deliver carbon cuts (Pic: Flickr/Eric Prado)
This week’s top climate politics and policy stories...
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For anyone who cares about climate change, I have a simple message: If you’re thinking of casting a protest vote for Gary Johnson, fahgetabowtit...Read more
Flood waters sweep across Venice’s Piazza San Marco in 2014. Image: Yitpong via Flickr
Cities and towns across Europe are warned to adapt to the battering they face from intense storms as extreme weather events become more frequent...Read more
GLOBAL ECONOMY COULD 'SELF-DESTRUCT' IF WORLD CARRIES ON BURNING FOSSIL FUELS, LEADING ECONOMIST WARNS...
Despite emissions stalling, around 35 billion tonnes of CO2 from fossil fuels and industry are still being emitted each year PA
Professor Lord Nicholas Stern – author of the influential Stern Review on climate change in 2006 – says 'strong investment' in green technologies could finally revive growth in the world economy...Read more
HFCs are used in air conditioning (Credit: Flickr/Michael Ivanov)
Negotiators meet in Kigali next week to agree a global phase-out of HFCs, which could prevent up to 0.5C of global warming...Read more
An anti-fracking protestor stands on the top of a vehicle attempting to enter an exploratory drill site in Manchester, England in 2014. CREDIT: AP Photo/Jon Super
Locals are outraged after a permit denial is overturned...Read more
A boat plies a waterway in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. Photo by LisArt/Flickr
No delta region in the world is more threatened by climate change. Will Vietnam act in time to save it?Read more
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The importance of science-based emissions reduction targets cannot be overstated. Failure to adhere to these targets will augur a climate catastrophe...Read more
Hurricane Matthew, October 4 (via NASA)
“Category 4 and 5 hurricanes could double or triple in the coming decades,” expert warns...Read more
It’s unusual for a storm like this to hit in October...
REPUBLICAN ATTORNEYS GENERAL MET SECRETLY WITH EXXON LOBBYISTS TO STOP CLIMATE CHANGE INVESTIGATIONS...
According to a new report by the watchdog group Center for Media and Democracy (CMD), ExxonMobil sent teams of lobbyists to meet with industry-friendly Republican state attorneys general to help stave off a flurry of investigations about the company’s role in obscuring the link between carbon dioxide and climate change, a cover-up which extends as far back as the 1970’s...Read more
Map showing global methane concentrations in January 2016 at a pressure of 400 hectopascals, or roughly 6km above the surface. Concentrations are higher in the northern hemisphere because both natural- and human-caused sources of methane are more abundant there. Photograph: AIRS/Aqua/Nasa
Emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas from coal, oil and gas are up to 60% greater than previously estimated, meaning current climate prediction models should be revised, research shows...Read more
THE WORLD HAS PASSED A DANGEROUS CO2 POLLUTION THRESHOLD, BUT CLIMATE DENIERS STILL PUSH U.S. INACTION...
Donald Trump speaking at CPAC in Washington D.C. on February 10, 2011, by Gage Skidmore via Wiki Commons
The month of September 2016 marks the first time in human history that CO2 levels in the atmosphere topped 400ppm in all recorded areas. In fact, CO2 levels have not been that high since dinosaurs ruled the earth. And that’s not even the bad news...Read more
A wildfire smolders over drought-stricken California, Aug. 18, 2016.
The U.S. Southwest is almost guaranteed to suffer scorching, decades-long "megadroughts" if the world continues producing greenhouse gas emissions at its current pace, a new study warns...Read more
AS CITIES GET WARMER, THEIR TREES LOSE SOME OF THEIR ABILITY TO TAKE CARBON OUT OF THE ATMOSPHERE...
New research finds that urban warming reduces growth and photosynthesis in city trees by 12% per year. (Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times)
All hail the urban tree!!!Read more
Mention of the 1.5C and 2C global warming thresholds has been stripped from the latest text at Montreal talks...Read more
On October 5, 2016, 11 major corporations based or operating in the United States voiced support for the Paris Agreement as an expression of the strong governmental leadership needed to smoothly transition to a low-carbon, sustainable future...Read more
Former NASA scientist James Hansen has another dire warning for the world...Read more
Global warming could stop southern green stinkbugs from reaching sexual maturity by affecting the 'friendly bacteria' in their gut Didier Descouens via Wikipedia
Rising temperatures may be too much for bacteria that form a mutually beneficial relationship with many animals...Read more
Damage in millions of dollars per year caused by the five most destructive invasive insect species.
PARIS - Invasive insects cause at least $77 billion (69 billion euros) in damage every year, according to a study released Tuesday that says this figure is "grossly underestimated" because it covers only a fraction of the globe...Read more
Washington - The American public is sharply divided on the issue of climate change, with liberals far more likely than conservatives to trust scientists on the science of global warming, a poll said on Tuesday...
The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to ratify the Paris climate accord, a move that will make the sweeping international agreement a legal reality long before even those who negotiated it expected...Read more
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK- When naturalist John Muir explored Lyell Glacier in Yosemite National Park about 150 years ago, the river of ice stretched as far as 10 football fields between the peaks of the Lyell Canyon, a glacier one might expect to see in Alaska, not California...Read more
Satellite image showing Chaba near the Ryukyu Islands.
Once-Super Typhoon Chaba lashed South Korea and Japan early this week...Read more
Thousands of Americans headed for higher ground Wednesday as Hurricane Matthew barreled toward the Florida and South Carolina coast and the death toll from the monster storm climbed to at least 25...Read more
Global warming is driven mainly by the burning of fossil fuels, which has raised average global surface temperatures by one degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) over the last century and a half (AFP Photo/Money Sharma)
Paris (AFP) - Seven Catholic organizations on four continents announced in a joint communique Tuesday their divestment from fossil fuel companies in order to help curb the threat of global warming...Read more
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The choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump holds U.S. climate policy, and the Paris agreement, in the balance...Read more
A dead shellfish in the dried-out bed of the Ipswich River, in Ipswich, Mass., Sept. 21, 2016. New England is struggling to cope with a dry spell that climatologists say is not expected to abate before the end of the year.
CENTER CONWAY, N.H — The Saco River flows lazily here, from New Hampshire into Maine, ridged with sandy banks and lush forests, luring eager families in canoes and rowdy flotillas of young adults...Read more
Polish environment minister Jan Szyszko (R), European climate commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete (C) and Luxembourg’s environment minister Carole Dieschbourg attend the environment summit in Brussels on 30 September. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images
EU ministers are expected to ratify the agreement, along with India and Cananda, next week meaning enough countries will have signed up for the deal to come into legal force...Read more
CAT 4 IN ATLANTIC, CAT 5 IN PACIFIC. DEADLY HURRICANE MATTHEW WREAKS HAVOC IN HAITI, MAY MAKE DIRECT HIT IN U.S.
Cat 4 Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean. credit: NOAA
Hurricane Matthew sliced across the southwestern coast of Haiti, near Les Anglais, soon after sunrise on Monday. The eye of the powerful storm spun across the southwestern edge of one of the poorest nation in the Americas, and one of the world's most vulnerable countries to natural disasters...Read more
Western Glacier Stonefly
BILLINGS – U.S. wildlife officials proposed greater protections for two rare insects in Glacier National Park on Monday, saying warmer temperatures caused by climate change are drying up the mountain streams where they live...Read more
THE OLD SHELL GAME? SHELL’S RIO ROADSHOW: SPRINGBOARD FOR GREEN STARTUPS OR JUST A LOTT OF OILY SPIN?
Children play in Rio de Janeiro’s Santa Marta favela. Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo
Shell is not an obvious champion of sustainable business ideas but, beyond the glitz of an event staged in a Rio favela, and featuring pop stars like Pixie Lott, the oil firm has a chance to show it is serious about renewable energy investment...Read more
Arctic temperatures are rising at twice the global average rate (Pic: Pixabay)
UN weather agency warns of rapid changes to the polar ice, at science ministerial summit in Washington DC...Read more
Let’s learn from the LGBT movement...Read more
Traffic moves as smoke emits from the chimney of a factory on the outskirts of Gauhati, India. AP: Anupam Nath
India, the world's third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, has formally joined the Paris agreement on tackling climate change, the United Nations said, taking the global pact a step closer to its enactment...Read more
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In Monday’s debate, less than two minutes were spent discussing the biggest existential threat we face as a nation and globe: climate change. Perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise, given that the Republican nominee doesn’t even believe it exists, even going so far as to call it a “hoax” created by the Chinese. If Donald Trump and the Republican Party won’t acknowledge climate change, then we must bring it to the forefront of the debate ourselves...Read more
Scientists "know" dangerous levels of climate change is happening, but they do not want to alarm people, says Wadhams. "It is bordering on the dishonest" (Pic: Pixabay)
Professor Peter Wadhams says peers are failing in their duty, and warns China is planning huge land grabs as warming hits crop production...Read more
Leonardo DiCaprio and President Obama in a scene from Before the Flood. Photograph: Zero Media
Obama and the pope feature in documentary, Before the Flood, that hopes to influence presidential election...Read more
Last year, a massive toxic algae bloom swept the West Coast, resulting in record-breaking levels of a potentially deadly brain-damaging chemical and closing fisheries from California to British Columbia. Since then, scientists have been investigating the causes of the event — and now, a group of researchers think they’ve figured out how the event, which they term “unprecedented,” happened...
Cows graze on the Turnercrest Ranch near Wright, Wyoming. (Photo: Ed Glazar)
Wyoming has reaped billions of dollars from oil drilling and coal mining, but ranchers are losing their water, land, and livelihoods...Read more
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The Obama administration’s most ambitious effort to fight climate change hangs in the balance...Read more
"You are going to like Donald Trump," the Republican nominee told a roomful of fracking supporters last week.
U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, shake hands as U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stands during a climate event at the Ruyi Hall at West Lake State House in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. (AP /Carolyn Kaster)
The US and China have joined the Paris Agreement. Here’s what it means for the climate...Read more
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The Conservation Law Foundation wants to take Exxon to court over water pollution in Massachusetts...Read more
The Jaenschwalde brown coal-fired power plant in Lusatia, near Germany's border with Poland. credit: Lothar M Peter
You know what unicorns, the tooth fairy, and clean coal all have in common? They aren’t real...Read more
More than 190 nations meeting in Paris in December 2015 reached a landmark agreement to strengthen the global climate effort. The Paris Agreement commits countries to undertake “nationally determined contributions” and establishes mechanisms to hold them accountable and to strengthen ambition in the years ahead...Read more
Trump and Clinton face off in first debate Sept 26th 2016.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s energy policy to dig, drill, and frack as much fossil fuel out of the ground as possible only really works by denying two realities...Read more
The first ever Faith for Climate meeting at St John's, Waterloo.
The role of faith in fighting intolerance, protecting the planet, and trumping Trump...Read more
Exxon sign at an Exxon gas station in Carnegie, Pennsylvania. Image: Gene J. Puskar/AP
Exxon's climate change-related legal problems are growing by the day...Read more
One policy expert at Brookings characterized Trump’s assertion that he would put the coal industry back to work as ‘erroneous and fanciful’. Photograph: David Goldman/AP
From making coal great again to ‘cancelling’ the Paris accord, industry analysts say his ideas are farfetched and his talk of climate change as a ‘hoax’ is dangerous...Read more
"Climate change isn’t a hoax! It’s just that we can’t and shouldn’t do anything about it..."
A trove of climate data in Asheville, N.C. could drive both innovation and new jobs...Read more
NASA WARNINGS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE HIT HOME: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER THREATENED BY RISING SEA LEVELS...
NASA Is Sinking...Read more
The lid of Camp Century’s unsealed nuclear fuel vessel, pictured in 1962. Photograph: W Robert Moore/National Geographic/Getty Images
Camp Century – part of Project Iceworm – is an underground cold war network that was thought to have been buried forever...Read more
Boston's recent snowstorms have been part of a U.S. trend of cold winters in the East, record warm in the West. Credit: Getty Images
Weather dichotomy, which leaves two halves of the U.S. in opposite extremes, is a trend tied to climate change, new study says...Read more
Himalayan ice cap from space. credit: NASA
One of the worlds largest ice avalanches ever recorded has flummoxed glaciologists. The slide contained about 100 million cubic metres of ice and rocks as it roared down a narrow valley killing nine herders and hundreds of sheep and yaks...Read more
Kukumoni Munda, a resident of Koyra number 6, a coastal hamlet bordering the Sundarbans in southwestern Bangladesh, walks more than half a mile each day to fetch saline drinking water from a pond. "Fresh water costs 10 taka a day. I cannot afford it," she says. Image by Nikita Sampath. Bangladesh, 2016
In Koyra number 6, a coastal hamlet bordering the Sundarbans in southwestern Bangladesh, a group of men unload barrels of water from their trawlers—50 drums holding 30 liters each. They announce their arrival by yelling. And word spreads. This is how this village gets their daily drink of water, from a town 15 kilometers (approx. 9 miles) away...Read more
The Mauna Loa Observatory atmospheric research facility has been measuring atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide since the 1950s. CREDIT: AP Photo/Chris Stewart
There’s no going back from this one...Read more
During the first Clinton-Trump presidential debate on Sept. 26, Hillary Clinton accused Trump of believing that "climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese," and Trump interrupted to object. (The Washington Post)
Those who closely follow the problem of climate change are used to being disappointed by U.S. political campaigns and elections. After all, here is this massive global problem that, it seems, continually fails to gain major traction. Much of the country still denies it, non-science journalists seem afraid of it, and candidates have often not wanted to touch it. It notoriously did not come up in any of the 2012 presidential debates...Read more
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Dean Scott, the senior climate change reporter for Bloomberg, moderated a panel discussion this weekend at the 2016 conference of the Society of Environmental Journalists. The topic at hand was the upcoming U.S. elections and what it means for climate change policy, particularly if Donald Trump wins the presidency...Read more
A man is silhouetted against the arctic sea smoke rising off Lake Michigan in Chicago, Illinois January 6, 2014. REUTERS/Jim Young
Fears that the coming winter will be as brutal as the polar vortex of two years ago has started a scramble in markets for natural gas, driving the primary U.S. heating fuel's price to 16-month highs...Read more
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before the first presidential debate at Hofstra University, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. Image: Evan vucci/AP
After being totally ignored during the 2012 presidential debates, climate change was finally addressed on Monday night when Republican nominee Donald Trump squared off in his first debate against Democrat Hillary Clinton...Read more
Myron Ebell CREDIT: CEI
Myron Ebell has long decried global warming “alarmism”...Read more
A Caspian tern flies over the Sonny Bono Salton Sea national wildlife refuge near Calipatria, California. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images
Researchers on north-west coast of Alaska startled to discover Caspian terns 1,000 miles farther north than species had been previously recorded...Read more
A store on Tonle Sap in Cambodia. (Photo: Erica Gies)
Dams, overfishing, and pollution threaten Cambodia's Tonle Sap, the largest lake in Southeast Asia and one of the world's most productive fisheries...Read more
The Madhouse Effect cover. Photograph: Columbia University Press
A new book by Mann and Toles explores climate science and denial with clarity and humor...Read more
Their discussion will be followed by the debut screening of DiCaprio’s National Geographic documentary Before the Flood...Read more
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Big data gives environmental and resource managers an invaluable tool to increase efficiencies and better manage risk...Read more
Illustration by Neil Webb
The numbers on global warming are even scarier than we thought...Read more
That's why we and 373 other scientists have written a letter about what's at risk...Read more
And possibly the hottest in “thousands of years”...Read more
Bjørn Lomborg’s Copenhagen Consensus Centre was paid $640,000 before its Australian program was dropped. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
Exclusive: Revealed under freedom of information, cost came before Copenhagen Consensus Centre’s controversial $4m Australian program dropped...Read more
About nine months ago I was sitting in a conference room on the outskirts of Paris, watching more than two hundred countries vote to approve an international agreement to tackle climate change...Read more
On September 9, the Obama administration revoked authorization for construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) on federally controlled lands and asked the pipeline's owners, led by Energy Transfer Partners, to voluntarily halt construction on adjacent areas at the center of protests by Native Americans and supporters...Read more