FEDERAL JUDGE IN EUGENE SAYS COURT SHOULD NOT DISMISS YOUTHS’ CLIMATE CHANGE LAWSUIT...

Credit: Flickr Juriy Ruse

Read more
Add your reaction Share

THE VOLCANO GAMBIT...

Explosive eruption of Mt. Redoubt in Alaska, 1989. This huge mushroom cloud reached 45,000 feet and caught a Boeing 747 in its plume. Credit: Wikipedia

Anyone reading pundits and politicians pontificating profusely about climate or environmental science will, at some point, have come across the “volcano gambit”...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

CLIMATE-RELATED DEATH OF CORAL AROUND WORLD ALARMS SCIENTISTS...

A turtle swimming over bleached coral near Heron Island, in the southern Great Barrier Reef. Credit XL Catlin Seaview Survey

SYDNEY, Australia — Kim Cobb, a marine scientist at the Georgia Institute of Technology, expected the coral to be damaged when she plunged into the deep blue waters off Kiritimati Island, a remote atoll near the center of the Pacific Ocean. Still, she was stunned by what she saw as she descended some 30 feet to the rim of a coral outcropping...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

OIL DRILLING, MINING, AND MORE THREATEN UNIQUE ECOSYSTEMS AROUND THE WORLD...

Muntjacs, also known as barking deer and Mastreani deer, in Khao Yai, Thailand. They are a small deer of the genus Muntiacus and are the oldest known deer, appearing 15 million to 35 million years ago. (Photo: John S Lander/Getty Images)

Industrial development and infrastructure are encroaching on dozens of World Heritage sites, a new study has found...
Read more
Add your reaction Share

OIL LEAK FROM KEYSTONE PIPELINE 89 TIMES WORSE THAN ORIGINALLY THOUGHT...THANK YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!

CREDIT: AP Photo/Nati Harnik

Nearly a week after pipeline operator TransCanada shut down a section of its Keystone line over an oil leak, the company reported Thursday thousands of gallons of oil were spilled, not less than 200 as it first said...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

World Bank to spend 28% of investments on climate change projects...

Pedestrians pass by a banner announcing the 2016 spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank on Wednesday in Washington DC. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

The world’s biggest provider of public finance to developing countries will refocus its financing efforts towards tackling climate change, group said...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

TO HELP CURB CLIMATE CHANGE, STOP WASTING FOOD: SCIENTISTS...

credit: PinIt

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Reducing food waste around the world would help curb emissions of planet-warming gases, lessening some of the impacts of climate change such as more extreme weather and rising seas, scientists said on Thursday...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

AGRICULTURE ON THE BRINK...

(Photo: Nico Koch)

When it comes to farming, global temperature increases spurred by anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) are bad news...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

A SURPRISING ALLY IN THE BATTLE AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE: DIRT!

A farmer harvests broccoli in the town of al-Ansariyeh south of Sidon, Lebanon in March. Ali Hashisho/Reuters

By changing farming practices, an extra 9 billion tons of greenhouse gases could be locked away in the soil, according to an international team of scientists...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

IT’S NOT JUST ANTARCTICA — WHY GREENLAND COULD ALSO MELT FASTER THAN EXPECTED...

A large iceberg floats in the ocean near the town of Uummannaq in western Greenland March 17, 2010. Dutch artist Ap Verheggen plans to erect two giant sculptures on a piece of Greenland’s sea ice and monitor them drifting away after the glacier breaks off. REUTERS/Svebor Kranjc

Last Wednesday, a blockbuster new study in the journal Nature changed our understanding of the forces affecting ice melt in Antarctica and significantly increased expectations of the ice sheet’s future contributions to sea-level rise. But the news may not stop there...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

WIND AND SOLAR ARE CRUSHING FOSSIL FUELS...

image: http://www.hen.org.au/campaign/renewables-and-fossil-fuels/

Record clean energy investment outpaces gas and coal 2 to 1....

Read more
Add your reaction Share

HEY, BILL GATES, OUR 'ENERGY MIRACLES' ARE ALREADY HERE!

Image: Chen yibao - Imaginechina
The transformation from a fossil fuel-based global economy, to one that is powered by a decentralized mix of renewables is happening far faster than anyone anticipated, according to Michael Liebreich, the founder and chairman of the advisory board at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). 
Read more
Add your reaction Share

AS THE CLIMATE CHANGES, RISKS TO HUMAN HEALTH WILL ACCELERATE, WHITE HOUSE WARNS...

Smoke billows from stacks of a coal-fired power plant in China’s Shanxi province. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

More deaths from extreme heat. Longer allergy seasons. Increasingly polluted air and water. Diseases transmitted by mosquitoes and ticks spreading farther and faster...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

NASA IS FACING A CLIMATE CHANGE COUNTDOWN...

The refurbished Launch Complex 39B at Kennedy Space Center, which is on the ocean and surrounded by marshland, in 2013. Credit Kim Shiflett/NASA

Kennedy Space Center and other NASA facilities near coastlines are facing the prospect of continually rising waters...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

CLIMATE CHANGE PUTS TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS OF FINANCIAL ASSETS AT RISK: STUDY...

A shopkeeper tries to save belongings as residents use a bridge covered with floodwater after heavy rain in Nowshera District on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan April 4, 2016. Reuters/Fayaz Aziz
Trillions of dollars of non-bank financial assets around the world are vulnerable to the effects of global warming, according to a study on Monday that says tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions makes sense for investors...
Read more
Add your reaction Share

POLL: 75% OF AMERICANS CONCERNED ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE...

Climate change big issue for Floridians...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

WAITING FOR A ROCKEFELLER: MEET THE NEXT `SUPERMAJORS' OF ENERGY...

More than a decade after the birth of the modern renewable energy industry, solar and wind await their John D. Rockefeller...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

BIOLOGY: CLIMATE CHANGE IS AFFECTING NATURE'S SPRING BALLET...

ERIC ALBRECHT- The cerulean warbler builds nests high in old-growth forests, which are disappearing across the United States.
Biology erupts in spring. Nature comes to life, and life comes to nature...
Read more
Add your reaction Share

THE INVISIBLE CATASTROPHE... (long read)

A view of the neighborhood, Aliso Canyon and the methane wells (on the ridge). Credit Ewan Telford for The New York Times

Over the course of four months, 97,100 metric tons of methane quietly leaked out of a single well into California’s sky. Scientists and residents are still trying to figure out just how much damage was done...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

THESE ICE CAP IMAGES SHOW THE ARCTIC’S RAPID CHANGE...

The St. Patrick’s Bay ice caps sit on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. Satellite images show their extent in 2004 and 2015. The yellow outline shows their extent in 1959. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

This has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for ice around the world. First came news that Arctic sea ice set a record low extent this winter (topping the old record set last year). Then came news that the West Antarctic ice sheet is facing the threat of runaway melt...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

ANTARCTIC MODEL RAISES PROSPECT OF UNSTOPPABLE ICE COLLAPSE...

Recent studies suggest that the Antarctic ice sheet is much less stable than scientists once thought. Paul Nicklen/National Geographic Creative

Sea levels could rise by more than 50' feet by 2500 if greenhouse-gas emissions continue to grow...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

STUDY: FRACKING, NOT JUST FRACKING WASTEWATER INJECTION, CAUSING EARTHQUAKES IN WESTERN CANADA...

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

A groundbreaking study published today in Seismological Research Letters has demonstrated a link, for the first time, between hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) for oil and gas and earthquakes...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

ATTRIBUTION OF EXTREME WEATHER EVENTS IN THE CONTEXT OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

(iStock)

A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine concludes it is now possible to estimate the influence of climate change on some types of extreme events...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

1 BILLION ASIANS WILL FACE SEVERE WATER SHORTAGES BY 2050...

Boy drinks water from a tap stand at the school, NEWAH WASH water project in Puware Shikhar, Udayapur District, Nepal. Photo by Jim Holmes for AusAID. (13/2529)

Countries in Asia will face severe water shortages by 2050 if current environmental, demographic and economic trends remain unchanged...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

REFRAMING THE ECONOMICS DEBATE COULD LEAD TO MORE ACTION TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE...

Image credit: EcoDaily.org

As a country, the United States has been very slow to react to climate change...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

SEE HOW YOUR HOME COULD LOOK IN 80 YEARS, IF THIS NEW SEA LEVEL DATA TURNS OUT TO BE TRUE...

'Cause that's not concerning, nope, not at all. Photo by Philippe Huguen/Getty Images.

Good news: the chances of your home becoming beachfront property in the next 80 years just went up 200%! That's also the bad news.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

THIS STUNNING CHART HELPED UNCOVER CLIMATE CHANGE IN 1959...

'Oh my god': How a post-doc chemist stumbled on the pattern —and why the Carbon Clock started running backwards this week...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

OBAMA AND PRESIDENT XI OF CHINA VOW TO SIGN PARIS CLIMATE ACCORD PROMPTLY...

President Obama with President Xi Jinping of China in Le Bourget, outside Paris, in November during the United Nations climate conference. Credit Evan Vucci/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Obama and President Xi Jinping of China said Thursday that they would sign the Paris Agreement on climate change on April 22, the first day the United Nations accord will be open for government signatures...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

STUDY CONFIRMS WORLD’S COASTAL CITIES UNSAVABLE IF WE DON’T SLASH CARBON POLLUTION...

South Florida and "Miami Island" in 2100 after 5 feet of sea level rise (via Climate Central).

A new study confirms what leading climate scientists have warned about for many years now: Only very aggressive climate action can save the world’s coastal cities from inundation by century’s end...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

TRUMP, CRUZ VOW TO UNDO OBAMA ENVIRONMENTAL WORK...

 

Getty Images
GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are pledging to undo several Obama administration climate efforts and block future work on global warming if elected this fall...
Read more
Add your reaction Share

SCIENTISTS NEARLY DOUBLE SEA LEVEL RISE PROJECTIONS FOR 2100, BECAUSE OF ANTARCTICA...

Landsat 8 natural-color mosaic of the ice cliff at the terminus of Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica on Jan. 9. (Knut Christianson/USGS)

Sea levels could rise nearly twice as much as previously predicted by the end of this century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unabated, an outcome that could devastate coastal communities around the globe, according to new research published Wednesday..

Read more
Add your reaction Share

17 STATES ANNOUNCE A NEW COALITION TO ‘FIGHT FOR CLIMATE CHANGE PROGRESS’

(Photo: Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

Attorneys general are coordinating investigations of Exxon Mobil and other legal action to combat climate change...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

TIME MAGAZINE GOT GLOBAL WARMING RIGHT IN 2006: ‘BE WORRIED. BE VERY WORRIED’...

credit: Time

Ten years ago this week, Time magazine published a landmark cover on global warming with the headline, “Be Worried. Be Very Worried.”

Read more
Add your reaction Share

NEW ULTRATHIN SOLAR CELLS ARE LIGHT ENOUGH TO SIT ON A SOAP BUBBLE...

 

MIT researchers created solar cells that are so thin and light that they can be draped on top of a soap bubble, without popping the bubble. Credit: Joel Jean and Anna Osherov

Scientists have created the thinnest, lightest solar power cells yet — so lightweight that they can be draped on top of a soap bubble without popping it...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

ARCTIC SEA ICE EXTENT BREAKS RECORD LOW FOR WINTER...

Melting ice on the Chilkat river near Haines, Alaska, in January 2016. This winter scientists said the Arctic freeze stalled early on, across the polar seas. Photograph: Michele Cornelius/Alamy

With the ice cover down to 14.52m sq km, scientists now believe the Arctic is locked onto a course of continually shrinking sea ice...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

THE ENORMOUS CARBON FOOTPRINT OF FOOD THAT WE NEVER EVEN EAT...

Stephan Martinez, owner of Le Petit Choiseuil bistrot, poses next to food waste garbage in the kitchen of his restaurant in Paris in 2014.  (Charles Platiau/Reuters)

Discussions about how to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions frequently center on clean energy, more efficient transportation and sustainable agriculture. But research suggests that if we really want to pay attention to our carbon footprints, we should also be focusing on another, less-talked-about issue: the amount of food we waste each day. 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

CHINA PUSHES FOR MANDATORY INTEGRATION OF RENEWABLE POWER...

image credit: http://energyclub.stanford.edu/journalitem/editors-note/

China has ordered power transmission companies to provide grid connectivity for all renewable power generation sources and end a bottleneck that has left a large amount of clean power idle, the country's energy regulator said on Monday...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

TOP SCIENTISTS FIND IT HARD TO MAKE PUBLIC SEE RISKS...

http://hqwall.net

Officials and scientists who write and review the nation's chief climate analysis say they are struggling to get across the risks of climate change to policymakers and the public...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

WHEN THE END OF HUMAN CIVILIZATION IS YOUR DAY JOB...(long read)

In the photo: Glaciologist Jason Box, left, at work on the Petermann Glacier on Greenland's northwest coast, which has lost mass at an accelerated pace in recent years. Box and his family left Ohio State for Europe a couple years ago, and he is relieved to have escaped America's culture of climate-change denial (Photo: Nick Cobbing).

Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than we think, but they can't really talk about it...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

OIL MILESTONE: FRACKING FUELS HALF OF U.S. OUTPUT...

The rise of fracking has reshaped the global energy landscape...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

WHERE DO THE REMAINING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES STAND ON CLIMATE ISSUES?

Image credit – The Warrior Online.

We are now officially through half of the United States Presidential election primary and caucus season, and there are currently 5 contenders left in the Republican and Democratic parties vying for their party’s respective nomination. Delegate math shows that Governor John Kasich has no chance to become the Republican nominee, so we’re left with four real candidates to examine...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

THE STRANGE CASE OF AUSTRALIA’S FLIP-FLOPPING ON CLIMATE CHANGE...

A solar thermal array in Newcastle, Australia operated by CSIRO, the country's scientific research agency.

Australia has announced plans for a green energy revolution, a sharp reversal from where the country stood just six months ago...

 

 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

DEAR WORLD LEADERS: SIGN THE PARIS AGREEMENT ON EARTH DAY...

(Photo:pixabay/CC0 Public Domain)

The Climate Reality Project, founded and chaired by former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore, is dedicated to unleashing a global cultural movement demanding action on the climate crisis... 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

ROCKEFELLER FAMILY FUND HITS EXXON, DIVESTS FROM FOSSIL FUELS...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

CLIMATE CHANGE MEANS LONDON, NEW YORK COULD BE UNDERWATER IN A FEW DECADES, SOONER THAN PREVIOUSLY THOUGHT...

Photo: REUTERS/Tom Mihalek

A new study suggests that sea levels will rise much quicker than previously expected — inundating coastal cities worldwide. Above: A man walks through knee-deep water along a flooded West Avenue as a storm comes on shore in Ocean City, New Jersey, Oct. 2, 2015...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

DICAPRIO CRITICISES CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT...

It takes courage to stand up to the Government.

Bravo Mr DiCaprio... -JobOneForHumanity.org

Read more
Add your reaction Share

THE LUCKY ONES: NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBE RECEIVES $48M TO FLEE CLIMATE CHANGE...

The Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe in Louisiana has found money to relocate due to the impact of climate change. Others aren’t so lucky. Photograph: Charlie Varley for the Guardian

In Louisiana, the Biloxi-Chitimacha-Choctaw tribe has been awarded a natural disaster grant to resettle away from their sinking land. But other indigenous Americans have no way out...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

GLOBAL WARMING’S TERRIFYING NEW CHEMISTRY...

A fracking well in the Eagle Ford Shale region, near Karnes City, Texas. (AP Photo / Aaron M. Sprecher)

Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

SCIENTISTS WARN OF PERILOUS CLIMATE SHIFT WITHIN DECADES, NOT CENTURIES...

A massive boulder on a coastal ridge in North Eleuthera, the Bahamas. A new research paper claims it was most likely moved there by powerful storms during the last warm period of Earth history, 120,000 years ago, and warns that such stormy conditions could recur because of human emissions of greenhouse gases. Credit Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post, via Getty Images

The nations of the world agreed years ago to try to limit global warming to a level they hoped would prove somewhat tolerable. But leading climate scientists warned on Tuesday that permitting a warming of that magnitude would actually be quite dangerous.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES A$1 BILLION CLEAN ENERGY FUND, IN BREAK WITH PAST...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

CHINA'S SEA LEVEL RISES FASTER THAN GLOBAL AVERAGE...

BEIJING, March 23 (Xinhua) -- China's average annual rise in sea level from 1980 to 2015 was 3 millimeters, higher than the global average, according to a report released by the State Oceanic Administration on Tuesday...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

WORLD BANK APPROVES $500 MILLION LOAN FOR BEIJING CLEAN-AIR PROJECTS...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

STATE DEPARTMENT: NEW CLIMATE CZAR CHARGED WITH MAKING PARIS PROMISES A REALITY...

U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern (right) announced yesterday he will step down next month. Replacing him will be his former No. 2, Jonathan Pershing (left), who is currently principal deputy director of the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis. Courtesy of the International Institute for Sustainable Development.

Jonathan Pershing, who will become the top U.S. diplomat on climate issues next month, has spent the last three years at the Department of Energy working to make the U.S. commitment in Paris easier to achieve...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

WE HAD ALL BETTER HOPE THESE SCIENTISTS ARE WRONG ABOUT THE PLANET’S FUTURE...

GREGORY TOWN, BAHAMAS – Climatologist James Hansen on the Eleuthera coastal ridge on Nov. 22, 2015, in Eleuthera, Bahamas. (Photos by Charles Ommanney/The Washington Post)

An influential group of scientists led by James Hansen, the former NASA scientist often credited with having drawn the first major attention to climate change in 1988 congressional testimony, has published a dire climate study that suggests the impact of global warming will be quicker and more catastrophic than generally envisioned...

 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

A VEGETARIAN WORLD WOULD BE HEALTHIER, COOLER AND RICHER: SCIENTISTS SAY...

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - By eating less meat and more fruit and vegetables, the world could avoid several million deaths per year by 2050, cut planet-warming emissions substantially, and save billions of dollars annually in healthcare costs and climate damage, researchers said...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

WORLD-RENOWNED CLIMATE SCIENTIST MAKES DIRE WARNING ABOUT SEA LEVEL RISE, STORMS...

[Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images]

Controversial new research explains why increasing global temperatures could be more dangerous than we thought...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

2015 ONE FOR THE CLIMATE RECORD BOOKS...

By Climate Central

The long-term warming of the planet, as well as an exceptionally strong El Niño, led to numerous climate records in 2015, including milestones for global temperatures, carbon dioxide levels and ocean heat, according to the World Meteorological Organization’s annual State of the Climate Report...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

THE WARMER, WETTER ARCTIC IS BECOMING A NEW SOURCE OF CARBON...

A winding river snakes its way across a highland tundra valley floor in Greenland above the Arctic Circle. (Photo: Jason Edwards/Getty Images)

Researchers find that hotter temperatures could be setting off dangerous environmental feedback loops...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

HOW CAN GLOBAL CO2 LEVELS SOAR WHEN EMISSIONS ARE FLAT?

CREDIT: Dieu Nalio Chery, AP Haiti drought worsened by the El Nino.

Last year saw the biggest jump in global CO2 levels ever measured, as NOAA reported on March 9. Yet in 2015 the world economy grew while energy-related CO2 emissions were flat — for the second year in a row — according to the International Energy Agency, as ClimateProgress reported last week...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

CARBON EMISSIONS HIGHEST IN 66 MILLION YEARS, SINCE DINOSAUR AGE...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

PERILOUS ARCTIC PASSAGE THAT FOILED CENTURIES OF EXPLORERS TO BE OPENED UP TO CRUISE LINERS...

The Crystal Serenity (inset) is the largest ship to attempt to make the Arctic journey Photo: NGS/Getty

Climate change means the ice in the Northwest Passage is less thick, allowing luxury cruise ships to pass through...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

'A TIPPING POINT': RECORD NUMBER OF AMERICANS SEE GLOBAL WARMING AS THREAT...

A man at at a New York rally calling for action on climate change, a day before the start of the historic COP21 conference in Paris. Photograph: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

New polling data shows that public concern about climate change is at a new high, as the US emerges from its warmest-ever winter...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

AN ENTIRE AIRPORT PAYS NOTHING FOR ELECTRICITY THANKS TO SOLAR POWER...

Cochin International Airport Solar Panels

Day by day, solar power is becoming a more viable source of energy for homes and businesses. If you need further proof of this, look no further than the Cochin International Airport in India that is now entirely powered by solar energy and pays nothing for electricity. The airport last year installed a solar power system with a 12-megawatt peak (MWp) capacity that added to its previous installation that had a capacity of 1.1 MWp, thus giving it enough solar energy to run the entire airport...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

LEONARDO DICAPRIO SAYS CHINA CAN BE 'CLIMATE CHANGE HERO'...

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio holds a Chinese writing brush as he prepares to write his name on stage during a news conference of the movie “The Revenant” at a hotel in Beijing, Sunday, March 20, 2016. DiCaprio on Sunday praised China’s work to combat climate change on a trip to Beijing to promote his movie “The Revenant.” (AP Photo/Andy Wong) VIEW GALLERY

BEIJING (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio praised China's work to combat climate change on a trip to Beijing on Sunday, and said he believes the world's largest emitter of greenhouse gases could be "the hero of the environmental movement."

Read more
Add your reaction Share

HOW THE WORLD HAS CHANGED SINCE PARIS CLIMATE PACT...

Credit: Miroslav Petrasko/Flickr

National leaders have yet to sign a new United Nations climate pact, but developments during the three months since the Paris Agreement was finalized have been feverish...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

WHAT DRIVES UNCERTAINTIES IN ADAPTING TO SEA-LEVEL RISE?

photo by Dr. Benjamin Horton

Let me get this off my chest – I sometimes get frustrated at climate scientists as they love to talk about uncertainties! To be sure, their work thrives on it...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

DID CHINA JUST CREATE A MODEL FOR RECOVERY OF THE WORLD’S FORESTs?

At China's Wolong National Nature Reserve, the forests in the foreground have regrown since 2000, thanks to a national forest conservation program. Deforested areas are visible in the background. (Photo: Andrés Vina/Michigan State University)

A new study suggests ‘pay to conserve’ programs can help reverse the deforestation crisis—to a point...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

EARTH CRUSHED TEMPERATURE MILESTONES THIS WINTER, EDGING CLOSER TO CLIMATE GUARDRAIL...

An ice-filled fjord near Svalbard, Norway, which experienced a record mild winter in 2016. Image: Getty Images/Moment RF

More all-time global heat records bit the dust this winter than were initially suspected, according to a new and shocking National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report released Thursday...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

FOOD INSECURITY: ARCTIC HEAT IS THREATENING INDIGENOUS LIFE...

An Inuit hunter pulls one of his dogs from a crack in the ice. View gallery.
Photo: Ed Struzik

 

 Subsistence hunters in the Arctic have long taken to the sea ice to hunt seals, whales, and polar bears. But now, as the ice disappears and soaring temperatures alter the life cycles and abundance of their prey, a growing number of indigenous communities are facing food shortages...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

NOTHING 'VIRTUAL' ABOUT CLIMATE IMPACT OF EMAILS, TWEETS...

A parallel realm of carbon-polluting activity, ranging from email exchanges to social network chatter to streaming movies on smartphones, has slipped largely unnoticed under the climate change radar...

A parallel realm of carbon-polluting activity, ranging from email exchanges to social network chatter to streaming movies on smartphones, has slipped largely unnoticed under the climate change radar

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-03-virtual-climate-impact-emails-tweets.html#jCp
A parallel realm of carbon-polluting activity, ranging from email exchanges to social network chatter to streaming movies on smartphones, has slipped largely unnoticed under the climate change radar

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2016-03-virtual-climate-impact-emails-tweets.html#jCp
Read more
Add your reaction Share

SCIENTISTS PREDICT CHANGE IN PROVINCIAL ECOSYSTEMS...

Scientists predict coyotes will likely have an easier time adapting to climate change than some other species, such as pikas.
CRAIG DOUCE RMO FILE PHOTO
Alberta's climate is changing and expected to bring many changes to the province's vast ecosystems and species...
Read more
Add your reaction Share

CONGRESS IS INFECTED WITH CLIMATE CHANGE DENIERS, BUT THEIR CONSTITUENTS UNDERSTAND THE DANGERS...

Image Credit: Center for American Progress

Here’s an inconvenient truth for the fossil fuel industry: The majority of Americans accept the scientific consensus that climate change is real and that it is a threat that must be addressed. This includes a majority of Democrats, a majority of Republicans, and a majority of citizens who do not identify with a specific political party...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

IN TEXAS, OBAMA'S NOMINEE MAY DRAW ATTENTION FOR EPA RULINGS...

Merrick Garland, President Obama's Supreme Court nominee

Despite pledges from Senate Republicans to deny a hearing or vote to any nominee this year, President Barack Obama nominated D.C. Circuit Chief Judge Merrick Garland to the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday morning...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

DROUGHT AND RISING TEMPERATURES 'LEAVES 36M PEOPLE ACROSS AFRICA FACING HUNGER'...

A maize plant among other dried maize in a field in Hoopstad in the Free State province, South Africa. The country suffered its driest year on record in 2015. Photograph: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

Unusually strong El Niño, coupled with record-high temperatures, has had a catastrophic effect on crops and rainfall across southern and eastern Africa...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

2,000 SQUARE MILES OF ICE BREAKS IN BERING STRAIT, TOTALLY NOT A SIGN OF GLOBAL WARMING ;)

GraphicsMaps.com

It was a sad, cold day in the Bering Strait on March 12, when a 2,000-square-mile chunk of ice decided it was time to break up with the mass it was likely attached to. It took just two days for the split to fully occur, and thanks to NASA's Worldview near real-time satellite imagery program, we can watch the whole thing like a cringeworthy reality TV breakup...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

MILLIONS IN US AT RISK FROM RISING SEAS: STUDY...

Submerged cars are seen in Manhattan, New York, after severe flooding caused by Hurricane Sandy, in October 2012 (AFP Photo/Christos Pathiakis)

Paris (AFP) - Rising sea levels driven by climate change could upend the lives of more than 13 million Americans by the end of the century, according to a study released Monday.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

AS TEMPERATURES SOAR, NEW DOUBTS ARISE ABOUT HOLDING WARMING TO 2 DEGREES C...

February 2016 was a stunningly warm month. According to NASA data, it was the most anomalously hot month the Earth has seen since record keeping began — fully 1.35 degrees Celsius (2.43 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the average from 1951-1980...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

A FISHERMAN’S FEARS: THE THREAT OF SEISMIC TESTING ON THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST...

cartoonist: Colin Suggett

As President Obama pulls the plug on offshore drilling off the Atlantic Coast, a North Carolina fisherman illustrates the magnitude of the decision...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

THE EARLY ANTHROPOCENE HYPOTHESIS: AN UPDATE...

Copyright © 2016 Marie Pelin

For over a decade, paleoclimate scientists have argued whether the warmth of the last several thousand years was natural or anthropogenic...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

GRASSROOTS EFFORTS PAY OFF IN OBAMA REVERSAL ON OFFSHORE DRILLING...

CREDIT: AP Photo/Luis M. Alvarez

Years of campaigning paid off Tuesday, when the Obama administration removed plans for oil and drilling off the southeast Atlantic coast from its draft five-year plan for ocean energy development.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

OPINION: GETTING MISLED BY SHORT-TERM THINKING IN OUR PRESIDENTIAL DEBATES...

Presidential debates are getting a lot of coverage. But we're missing some important information...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Severe coral bleaching worsens in most pristine parts of Great Barrier Reef...

Coral bleaching at Lizard Island off the coast of Queensland. Damage to parts of the Great Barrier Reef has worsened. Photograph: Wwf Australia/AFP/Getty Images

Expert blames global warming, as coral bleaches when water temperatures go above a certain threshold for an extended period of time...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

RECORD SURGE IN 2016 TEMPERATURES ADDS URGENCY TO CLIMATE DEAL, SAY SCIENTISTS...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

ONE OF THE U.S.’S TOP SALMON PROVIDERS JUST LOST MILLIONS OF SALMON...

CREDIT: AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File

A deadly algal bloom has killed nearly 23 million fish in Chile, the world’s second-largest exporter of salmon, causing widespread economic losses that could cost the country $800 million. According to government officials, there are enough dead fish to fill 14 Olympic-sized swimming pools, and losses could account for as much as 15 percent of Chile’s total annual salmon production...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

MILLENNIALS ARE NOT WORRIED OR NERVOUS ENOUGH ABOUT GLOBAL WARMING AND CLIMATE CHANGE...

Photograph: Joseph Rafferty/Getty Images

Read more
Add your reaction Share

PANEL: FINDING CLIMATE FINGERPRINTS IN WILD WEATHER IS VALID...

FILE - In this July 2, 2015 file photo, a rancher looks toward his cattle grazing on a barren hillside in Tulare County, outside of Porterville, Calif. Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming?s fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, concluded a high-level scientific advisory panel. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File) (Gregory Bull/AP)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming's fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a high-level scientific advisory panel.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

CUTTING EDGE RESEARCHERS' IDEA WILL BLOW YOU AWAY: 656-FOOT LONG BLADES ON WIND TURBINES...

A wind turbine turns as giant turbine blades lie awaiting new construction at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado in March 2009. (John Moore / Getty Images)

Efforts to increase wind power mean that turbine blades are getting bigger and bigger. But a new design in the works takes the idea to levels most people can barely imagine: Blades up to 656.2 feet long — more than two football fields...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

Some Extreme Weather Now Reliably Linked to Climate Change...

The goal of weather attribution work is to predict events like super cyclone Winston, which devastated Fiji in February. Credit: Getty Images

Scientists can now readily attribute some weather, such as intense heat waves, to the influence of a warming climate.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

OUR PLANET’S TEMPERATURE JUST REACHED A TERRIFYING MILESTONE...

NASA has confirmed that our planet's temperature surged in February 2016—past a major milestone. photo:NASA

Update, March 12, 2016: Data released Saturday from NASA confirm that February 2016 was not only the warmest month ever measured globally, at 1.35 degrees Celsius above the long-term average—it was more than 0.2 degrees Celsius warmer than the previously most unusually warm month ever measured: January 2016.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

THE NEXT LEVEL OF THE REFUGEE CRISIS...

cartoon: https://www.bostonglobe.com/staff/wasserman

Calling what is happening in Europe a refugee crisis no longer captures the enormity of the problem. This is a catastrophe that will soon become far worse as warm weather swells the torrent of people fleeing war in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. With the European Union incapable of united action, country after country has imposed panicky controls on once-open borders to block the refugees...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

WOULD SAVING A LIVABLE CLIMATE DESTROY BUFFETT’S FOSSIL FUEL EMPIRE?

BNSF oil train derailment in 2013.CREDIT: Bruce Crummy, AP

Billionaire Warren Buffett has bet the future of his company Berkshire Hathaway on dirty energy. In recent years he has been building a vertically-integrated fossil fuel empire — one that develops, delivers, processes, and burns the most climate-destroying fuels...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

EMISSIONS FROM GLOBAL FOOD PRODUCTION THREATEN TO OVERWHELM EFFORTS TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE...

Image: Rice fields in India's Kashmir region. Credit: sandeepachetan.com travel photography/Flickr

Each year our terrestrial biosphere absorbs about a quarter of all the carbon dioxide emissions that humans produce. This a very good thing; it helps to moderate the warming produced by human activities such as burning fossil fuels and cutting down forests...
Read more
Add your reaction Share

HILLARY CLINTON SHOWED SUPPORT, ASSOCIATES PROFITED FROM EX-IM BANK FINANCING WORLD’S LARGEST COAL PLANTS IN SOUTH AFRICA...

Image credit: Hamptons Magazine

 

Read more
Add your reaction Share

A MODEST PROPOSAL FOR STOPPING SEA LEVEL RISE: FREEZE THE OCEAN...

A researcher deploys an instrument in meltwater on Greenland. (NASA/Jefferson Beck)

A prepared homeowner knows that when floodwaters start to enter the basement, you use a sump pump to force them back out. Could the same principle be applied to rising sea levels? As oceans threaten to flood coastal communities, could we just pump them down to reasonable heights?

Read more
Add your reaction Share

THE MYSTERY OF THE GLOBAL METHANE RISE: ASIAN AGRICULTURE OR U.S. FRACKING?

Rising populations in Asia, particularly India and China, has led to more farming and more methane emissions. Credit: Wikimedia

A new study points the finger at the growth in farming in China and India, but others believe natural gas is to blame...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

HERE'S WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE HAS DONE TO THE SEASON FORMERLY KNOWN AS WINTER...

David Fitzsimmons is the staff cartoonist for the Arizona Star, and his cartoons are syndicated worldwide by Cagle Cartoons

It's not just you — it really is hot in here...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

THIS MIND-BOGGLING STUDY SHOWS JUST HOW MASSIVE SEA LEVEL RISE REALLY IS...

A satellite view of Antarctica is seen in an undated NASA photo released on Feb. 6, 2012. (Reuters/NASA)

As our planet continues to warm, coastlines worldwide will retreat inland — in the long run, maybe by a lot. That means some coastal cities, in places like Florida — where Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders debated precisely this topic on Wednesday night — stand to lose quite a lot of land where people currently live and own property...

Read more
Add your reaction Share

MILLENNIALS ARE UNAWARE THAT WE ARE IN A GLOBAL GLOBAL WARMING STATE OF EMERGENCY...

Add your reaction Share

ATMOSPHERIC CARBON DIOXIDE LEVELS ARE SHOWING A STARTLING INCREASE...

(Earth System Research Laboratory, NOAA)

Atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations have spiked more in the period from February 2015 to February 2016 than in any other comparable period dating back to 1959, according to a scientist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Earth System Research Laboratory.

Read more
Add your reaction Share

21 KIDS ARE SUING PRESIDENT OBAMA OVER CLIMATE INACTION...

A tire rests on the dry bed of Lake Mendocino in Ukiah, California. (Noah Berger / Reuters)

The complaint accuses the government of infringing on “the fundamental right of citizens to be free from government actions that harm life, liberty, and property” by “approving and promoting fossil fuel development.”

 
Read more
Add your reaction Share

Get More Info Here Take Action Support Our Mission

Subscribe to Our Global Warming Blog

Subscribe

Subscribe to Our Global Warming Blog

Subscribe