SOUTH PACIFIC ISLAND DITCHES FOSSIL FUELS TO RUN ENTIRELY ON SOLAR POWER...

Ta’u island, part of American Samoa, is now off the grid and sustainable with solar power Photograph: American Samoa Power Authority

 

Ta’u island in American Samoa will rely on solar panels and Tesla batteries as it does away with diesel generators...

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AUSTRALIA'S GREAT BARRIER REEF SUFFERED ITS WORST DIE-OFF ON RECORD...

Healthy Coral in the Capricorn Group of Islands, Southern Great Barrier Reef, Nov. 2016.  Image: Tory Chase, ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies.

 

During the past two years, Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef suffered its largest die-off ever recorded — with an average of 67 percent of corals in one area declared dead, scientists said on Monday. The cause was unusually warm waters that pushed the intricate ecosystems past their limits of survival...

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A WRENCHING CHOICE FOR ALASKA TOWNS IN THE PATH OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

Credit: Josh Haner

 

SHAKTOOLIK, Alaska — In the dream, a storm came and Betsy Bekoalok watched the river rise on one side of the village and the ocean on the other, the water swallowing up the brightly colored houses, the fishing boats and the four-wheelers, the school and the clinic...

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CHINA RISKS WASTING $490 BN ON COAL PLANTS: CAMPAIGNERS...

China risks wasting $490 bn on coal plants: campaigners

 

Beijing (AFP) - China could waste as much as half a trillion dollars on unnecessary new coal-fired power stations, a climate campaign group said Monday, arguing the world's top carbon polluter already has more than enough such facilities...

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TRUMP FACES DILEMMA AS U.S. OIL REELS FROM RECORD BIOFUELS TARGETS...

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump gestures from the front door at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 20, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar

 

The Obama administration signed its final plan for renewable fuel use in the United States last week, leaving an oil industry reeling from the most aggressive biofuel targets yet as President-elect Donald Trump takes over...

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SOUTHERN AFRICA CRIES FOR HELP AS EL NIÑO AND CLIMATE CHANGE SAVAGE MAIZE HARVEST...

The Majawa family walk to church in the village of Mulele, which lies in one of the areas in Malawi most affected by drought. Photograph: Andrew Renneisen/Getty Images

 

Only half of $600m promised in aid has come...

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UNCHECKED ARCTIC MELTING: HOW SOME COMMUNITIES ARE STARTING TO ADAPT...

An Inuit village in Greenland is pictured in this September 2013 handout photo provided by Ida Moltke. New research by the Arctic Council shows how unprecedented high temperatures and rapid ice melt in the Arctic are driving communities to tipping points of survival. Ida Moltke/Handout/Reuters/File

A new report by the Arctic Council shows how unprecedented high temperatures and rapid ice melt in the Arctic may pass a tipping point and force adaptation...

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CLIMATE CHANGE "THREATENS THAI FIGHT AGAINST ILLEGAL FISHING"...

Fishermen download the catch at Samut Sakhon port in Thailand November 22, 2016. Picture taken November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

 

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand: Climate change threatens to undermine Thailand's efforts to combat illegal fishing and avoid a potential European Union ban on exports by the multi-billion dollar seafood industry, environmental groups say...

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NAVAL BASE VENTURA COUNTY TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE...

Naval Base Ventura County

 

The Nature Conservancy partners with Naval Base Ventura County to fight the effects of climate change on the military installation, home to the largest wetlands in Southern California...

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THE BIG BLUE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM...

 

Although the recent UN General Assembly meetings in New York City included the largest gathering of world leaders ever to address climate change, the largest factor in our climate cycle was missing from the discussions — the ocean...

 

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WATCH BILL NYE EXPLAIN WHY HE HAS HOPE POST-ELECTION...

? @BillNye encourages us to seek common ground for a clean energy future. http://bit.ly/2ge3zTi 

Finding a ray of positivity can be tough right now, so we asked the finest green-minded folks out there how to work toward climate action in the Trump era...

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THE 13 IMPOSSIBLE CRISES THAT HUMANITY NOW FACES...

Viggo Mortensen as The Man and Kodi Smit-McPhee as The Boy in the 2009 film The Road. Photograph: Dimension Films/Supplied by LMK

 

From Trump to climate change, this multiheaded crisis presages collapse. And there’s no hope of exiting the ‘other side’ if political alternatives are shut down...

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A PORTRAIT OF A MAN WHO KNOWS NOTHING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE...

Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

 

In his interview with the New York Times, Donald Trump expressed more flexibility on climate change, which he has previously called a hoax created by China. That is the good news...

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TRUMP HAS OPTIONS FOR UNDOING OBAMA’S CLIMATE LEGACY...

President Obama’s effort to reduce carbon emissions by coal-burning power plants could be undone when President-elect Donald J. Trump takes office in January. Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg

 

President-elect Donald J. Trump has vowed to dismantle many of the signature policies put in place by the Obama administration to fight the effects of climate change...

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WE MUST BE PREPARED FOR THE IMPACT OF BOLIVIA’S FAST-MELTING GLACIERS...

Laguna Glaciar is among 25 potentially dangerous lakes in Bolivia that could threaten downstream areas

 

The country’s glaciers are leaving behind lakes that could cause catastrophic flooding of vast metropolitan areas. Simon Cook considers the impact on communities living below the waters...

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CLIMATE CHANGE THIS WEEK: TRUMPED BY CLIMATE, RECORD SOLAR SURGE, AND MORE!

Saving BUB, Beautiful Unique Biodiversity, as in these Red-necked Tanagers in Brazil, is another reason to preserve carbon storing forests. Source mostbeautifullworld.blogspot.com

 

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.

And the chances of Donald Trump’s family and fortune surviving climate change are small, dwindling daily and irreversibly...

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A TIME TO ACT - & NEW GLOBAL WARMING BOOK DISCOUNT OFFER...

From one friend of the Earth to another, Happy Holidays!

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ARCTIC ICE MELT COULD TRIGGER UNCONTROLLABLE CLIMATE CHANGE AT GLOBAL LEVEL...

 

Scientists warn increasingly rapid melting could trigger polar ‘tipping points’ with catastrophic consequences felt as far away as the Indian Ocean...

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HOW MUCH OF OBAMA'S CLIMATE AGENDA CAN TRUMP UNDO WITH THE STROKE OF A PEN?

Of President Obama's 263 executive orders, several dozen involved his agenda in dealing with climate change. Credit: Reuters

 

President Obama relied on executive orders to issue climate rules because of an uncooperative Congress, but now those orders are vulnerable...

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PERU RAINFOREST LOST TO ILLEGAL GOLD MINING ECLIPSES 10 MANHATTANS...

Image courtesy of MAAP / Data: MAAP, Asner et al (2013) PNAS, SERNANP

 

A recent analysis tallied the amount of deforestation caused by illegal gold mining in Peru, finding 62,500 hectares of forest was lost in four years...

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ON VIRGINIA'S VULNERABLE COAST, FEAR OF FLOODING ON THE RISE...

In this Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 photo, Jason Meier paints flood damaged wall studs in his flood damaged home in Virginia Beach, Va. Hundreds of homes in the area were damaged from floodwaters from the remnants of Hurricane Matthew. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

 

When floodwaters poured into Holly Furlong's Virginia Beach home in October, she ripped out electrical cords and rushed her four children upstairs. They spent the next two days without power, building blanket forts while anxiously waiting for sewage-tainted waters to recede...

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THESE DEVICES WILL EAT THE SMOG TRUMP STOKES WITH HIS COAL BOOM...

Daan Roosegaarde with his smog-free tower. Source: Arie Kievit

 

An innocuous metal cylinder in a garden at the foot of the Italian Alps, quietly snacking on air pollution, may be part of the answer to President-elect Donald Trump’s ambition to stimulate coal burning...

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AS ENVOYS BICKER, IT’S TIME TO FOCUS ON REAL CLIMATE ACTION...

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Countries have two years of arguing over the fine-print of the Paris climate deal ahead of them: it’s time to focus on what’s happening in the real world...

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WHAT BUSINESSES WANT TRUMP TO KNOW ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE...

Nearly 400 companies and nonprofits signed a letter last week urging president-elect Donald Trump to stay in the Paris climate agreement and support policies that combat global warming. Photograph: Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

 

Nearly 400 companies and nonprofits signed a letter to express support for the Paris climate agreement. We asked a handful to tell us why...

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HERE ARE 9 OBAMA ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS IN TRUMP'S CROSSHAIRS...

Donald Trump has promised to make quick work of undoing many regulations finalized under President Obama. Credit: Reuters

 

The president-elect has promised to undo much of President Obama's regulatory agenda. Here are the rules most vulnerable...

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CLIMATE SCIENCE DENIERS WITH ORGANIZATION OF DONALD TRUMP’S EPA PICK BOOTED FROM UN MARRAKECH COP22 TALKS...

Marc Morano launches an activist stunt at the COP22 climate talks in Marrakech, moments before being ejected. Credit: DeSmogBlog

 

Climate science denier Marc Morano just got himself kicked out of the UN climate talks in Marrakech. Of course, that was probably his aim all along...

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HUGE GLACIER RETREAT TRIGGERED IN 1940S...

 Pine Island Glacier drains an area of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet that measures 160,000 sq km BAS/J.SMITH

 

The melting Antarctic glacier that now contributes more to sea-level rise than any other ice stream on the planet began its big decline in the 1940s...

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ECONOMICS TO KEEP WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY THRIVING WITH TRUMP...

On the plains of West Texas, new wind farms can be built for just $22 a megawatt-hour. In the Arizona and Nevada deserts, solar projects are less than $40 a megawatt-hour. Compare those figures with the U.S. average lifetime cost of $52 for natural gas plants and about $65 for coal...

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FINLAND SET TO BECOME FIRST COUNTRY TO BAN COAL USE FOR ENERGY...

Global momentum is swinging away from coal Ian Shaw/Alamy Stock Photo

 

 Finland could become the first country to ditch coal for good. As part of a new energy and climate strategy due to be announced tomorrow, the government is considering banning the burning of coal for energy by 2030...

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TRUMP TO SCRAP NASA CLIMATE RESEARCH IN CRACKDOWN ON ‘POLITICIZED SCIENCE’...

A Nasa Earth photo shows the Bruckner and Heim glaciers where they flow into the Johan Petersen fjord in southeastern Greenland. Photograph: Jeremy Harbeck/AFP/Getty Images

 

Nasa’s Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding as the president-elect seeks to shift focus away from home in favor of deep space exploration...

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IF CLIMATE CHANGE COMES UP AT THANKSGIVING, IT'S OK TO TALK...

AP Photo/Butterball

 

Two-thirds of Americans are very or moderately interested in global warming. Yet two-thirds say they hear or talk about the issue only 'several times a year or less.'

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WHY THE ENVIRONMENT WASN'T A FACTOR IN THE PRESIDENTIAL RACE...

The 2016 presidential race has reopened the debate over how much environmental issues matter to voters. Photo by Fibonacci Blue, courtesy of Flickr.

 

President-elect Donald Trump's victory has left many wondering whether environmental issues and climate change matter to voters...

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CLIMATE CHANGING 'TOO FAST' FOR SPECIES...

Tropical species are thought to be particularly vulnerable.  Thinkstock

 

Many species will not be able to adapt fast enough to survive climate change, say scientists...

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GLOBAL WARMING ALTERS ARCTIC FOOD CHAIN, SCIENTISTS SAY, WITH UNFORESEEABLE RESULTS...

A bloom of algae near Wrangel Island in the Arctic Ocean. The ocean’s levels of algae have rapidly increased. Credit M. Kahru

 

The Arctic Ocean may seem remote and forbidding, but to birds, whales and other animals, it’s a top-notch dining destination...

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HOW BIG DROUGHTS, FOREST FIRES COULD BE THE NEW NORMAL IN APPALACHIA...

Wildfires in the southern United States captured by NASA’s Aqua satellite on November 12, 2016. Photo by NASA/Goddard/Jeff Schmaltz/Lynn Jenner/EOSDIS/Inciweb.

 

The South is burning...

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HOW CITIES PLAN TO FIGHT CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE TRUMP YEARS...

Lucas Jackson/Reuters

 

Local leaders learned how to take action when Washington couldn’t. Now they’re betting those efforts can survive an age of science-denying federal overlords...

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HALLELUJAH! TRUMP KEEPING 'OPEN MIND' ON PULLING OUT OF CLIMATE ACCORD...

U.S. President elect Donald Trump walks up a staircase to depart the lobby of the New York Times building after a meeting in New York, U.S., November 22, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was keeping an open mind on whether to pull out of a landmark international accord to fight climate change, in a softening of his stance toward global warming...
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CLASS-ACTION LAWSUIT ADDS TO EXXONMOBIL'S CLIMATE CHANGE WOES...

ExxonMobil Chairman Rex Tillerson leaves after a press conference following an ExxonMobil annual shareholders meeting. Exxon is being sued by investors for improper disclosure of business risks because of climate change. Credit: Brian Harkin/Getty Images

 

Investors allege Exxon should have adjusted its accounting of oil reserves based on what it knows about climate change and coming climate action...

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BOLIVIA DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY DUE TO DROUGHT, WATER SHORTAGE...

A general view of the dried Ajuan Khota dam, a water reserve affected by drought near La Paz, Bolivia, November 17, 2016. REUTERS/David Mercado
Bolivia's government declared a state of emergency on Monday due to water shortages in large swaths of the country amid the worst drought in 25 years, making funds available to alleviate a crisis that has affected families and the agricultural sector...
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SURPRISING CARBON SINK: CEMENT ABSORBS, STORES GREENHOUSE GAS...

The cement production process is energy-intensive, but an international team of scientists argues the material works as a carbon sink once poured. File photo by Stephen Shaver/UPI

"Cement has gotten a lot of attention for its sizable contribution to global climate change, but this research reinforces that the leading culprit continues to be fossil fuel burning," researcher Steven Davis said...

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THE ARCTIC IS A SERIOUSLY WEIRD PLACE RIGHT NOW...

Sea ice extent using JAXA satellite measurements.Credit: Zack Labe

 

The sun set on the North Pole more than a month ago, not to rise again until spring. Usually that serves as a cue for sea ice to spread its frozen tentacles across the Arctic Ocean. But in the depths of the polar night, a strange thing started to happen in mid-October. Sea ice growth slowed to a crawl and even started shrinking for a bit...

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CANADA ANNOUNCES PLAN TO PHASE OUT COAL BY 2030...

 A number of countries worldwide are moving to phase out coal plants. Science Photo Library Image

 

Canada will phase out traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030. Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said coal currently accounts for close to 10% of Canada's greenhouse gas emissions...

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WITH TRUMP, CHINA EMERGES AS GLOBAL LEADER ON CLIMATE...

Xie Zhenhua, China's special representative for climate change, at COP22 in Marrakech.Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty

 

 With Donald Trump threatening to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, China is ready to assume leadership of the world’s climate efforts. For China, it is a matter of self-interest – reducing the choking pollution in its cities and seizing the economic opportunities of a low-carbon future...

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DONALD TRUMP’S FIRST STAFF PICKS ALL DENY THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE...

CREDIT: AP Photo/Gerry Broome

 

Introducing the Five Horsemen of the Climate Apocalypse...

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WITH TRUMP'S ELECTION, CRITICAL CLIMATE EFFORTS LIKELY FALL TO THE STATES...

An SUV plows through water on a street in Norfolk, Virginia, during a flooding event in November 2015. Photo courtesy of Tal Ezer

 

'It will be possible for states to choose to become pollution havens...'

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AMID HIGHER GLOBAL TEMPERATURES, SEA ICE AT RECORD LOWS AT POLES...

 

(CNN)For what appears to be the first time since scientists began keeping track, sea ice in the Arctic and the Antarctic are at record lows this time of year...

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FIJI INVITES TRUMP TO VISIT CLIMATE-HIT PACIFIC ISLANDS...

Fragile communities: Ebeye atoll in the Marshall Islands (Photo: NASA)

 

On the final day of climate talks in Marrakech, next year’s host appealed to the US president-elect for solidarity...

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THE FIGHT FOR U.S. CLIMATE ACTION IS JUST GETTING STARTED...

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks at Cop22 (State Department)

 

As world leaders gathered earlier this week in Marrakech to figure out how to avoid the end of the world as we know it, a surprising plot twist upped the suspense. After this election, can we still save the planet? Or more precisely, will the U.S. choose to act in time?

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WHAT WILL THE WORLD ACTUALLY LOOK LIKE AT 1.5°C OF WARMING?

underworld / shuttstock

 

The high ambition of the Paris Agreement, to limit global warming to “well below 2°C”, was driven by concern over long-term sea level rise. A warmer climate inevitably means melting ice – you don’t need a computer model to predict this, it is simple common sense...

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AMERICA’S TV METEOROLOGISTS: SYMPTOMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ARE RAMPANT, UNDENIABLE...

November average temperature difference from normal. (PRISM, Oregon State University)

 

Ah, Minnesota. Land of 10,000 Lakes — and 10,000 ways to say “damn, it’s cold outside!” But not this year...

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DROUGHT REVEALS LIFE BEFORE THE RESERVIOR...

Drought has dropped Wanaque Reservoir levels so much that foundations of 19th-century homes are starting to reappear(Photo: North Jersey District Water Supply Commission)

 

Most of the old foundations can be seen in the northern section of the reservoir, in Ringwood, near Skyline Drive and the back-up Monksville Reservoir, Albright said...

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PHOTOGRAPHING THE IMPACT OF CALIFORNIA’S WATER CRISIS...

Mustafah Abdulaziz

 

In 2011, Mustafah Abdulaziz heard a sobering statistic published by the United Nations: As of 2025, 3.4 billion people were projected to face a scarcity of water...

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MASSIVE FOREST DEATH CONTINUES IN CALIFORNIA...

A stand of pine-beetle killed lodgepole pines on the White River National Forest. @bberwyn photo.

 

Latest survey tallies more than 100 million dead trees...

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IN POST-ELECTION MEDIA, COLORFUL THREAD DEVELOPS ON SCIENCE—MAINLY CLIMATE SCIENCE...

Donald Trump and Mike Pence shake hands at the Republican National Convention in July. Researchers and media organizations are trying to understand the science and climate implications of a Trump administration. Credit: ABC/Ida Mae Astute, CC BY-ND 2.0

 

Is Donald Trump “the first anti-science president we have ever had”?

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MARRAKECH CLIMATE SUMMIT CLOSES WITH FINAL PLEA TO TRUMP...

credit: UNFCCC/Flickr

 

As climate talks in Marrakech dragged into the late hours of Friday, leaders finally broke the silence over their fears of Donald Trump...

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TRUMP CARBON AND THE PARIS AGREEMENT...

 

The recent US election has prompted cries that the decision on Earth’s climate has now been irrevocably made, that the US has unilaterally decided to scrap the peak warming target from the Paris agreement of 1.5 oC. What do the numbers say? Is Earth’s climate now irrevocably fracked?

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FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE RUNS INTO COLD HARD REALITY...

Workers sort coal on a conveyor belt near a coal mine in Datong, China. Getty

 

JAENSCHWALDE, Germany — Amid whiffs of chemicals and the electric hum of transformers, Kraftwerk Jaenschwalde rises like an ash-colored fortress over a landscape disfigured by decades of open-pit coal mining...

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HUNDREDS OF DEAD PUFFINS ARE MYSTERIOUSLY WASHING ASHORE IN ALASKA...

Two horned puffins perch on Alaska’s St. Paul island. Hundreds of puffins have washed up dead
on the island’s rocky shores. S.J. Krasemann/Getty Images

Climate change could be driving the seabird to starvation, amid reports

of mass puffin die-offs worldwide in recent years...

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MARRAKECH CLIMATE SUMMIT MARKS THE START OF A NEW ERA...

credit: UNFCCC/Flickr

 

As Obama, Kerry and Ban Ki-moon head for the exit, it’s unclear if a new world order will place same emphasis on climate action...

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196 COUNTRIES TO TRUMP: UN MUST TACKLE CLIMATE CHANGE...

The Marrakech proclamation was a repudiation of the threat posed by a new, unfriendly US administration. (Photo: Luc Viatour/www.Lucnix.be)

 

Nations stand as one in Marrakech to reaffirm their commitment to the fight against climate change in the face of populism and division in America...

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FRACKING CAN CAUSE EARTHQUAKES THAT LAST FOR MONTHS, STUDY FINDS...

Fracking has attracted significant public opposition. Reuters

 

Scientists record more than 900 tremors over four months in fracking-quake hotspot in Canada – but most were too small to be felt...

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THE NORTH POLE IS AN INSANE 36 DEGREES WARMER THAN NORMAL AS WINTER DESCENDS...

Image obtained using a climate reanalyzer. (Climate Change Institute/University of Maine)

 

Political people in the United States are watching the chaos in Washington in the moment. But some people in the science community are watching the chaos somewhere else — the Arctic...

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IF TRUMP QUITS, CALIFORNIA COULD APPLY TO JOIN UN CLIMATE TALKS...

credit: Kai Lehmann/Flickr - https://www.flickr.com/photos/kailehmann/28558087315/

 

Head of state senate says legal brains are exploring ways in which golden state could be represented if Trump pulls nation from Paris Agreement...

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CLIMATE TRUMPS EVERYTHING, NO MATTER WHO IS PRESIDENT...

Credit: Dave Sizer Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

Donald Trump should pursue climate action to achieve his own economic, jobs and competitiveness goals...

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CHINA TELLS TRUMP THAT CLIMATE CHANGE IS NO HOAX IT INVENTED...

Trump's Mysterious Feelings on Global Warming...

 

 

China couldn’t have invented global warming as a hoax to harm U.S. competitiveness because it was Donald Trump’s Republican predecessors who started climate negotiations in the 1980s, China’s Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin said...

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US BUSINESS TO TRUMP: SUPPORT THE UN CLIMATE DEAL...

Iconic American brands are urging Donald Trump to maintain climate action (Pic: Wikimedia Commons/M62)

 

Mars, Kellogg and Levi are among 360 investors and multinationals telling Donald Trump low carbon policies will benefit US growth and jobs...

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OBAMA TO BLOCK NEW ARCTIC DRILLING!

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President Obama is planning in the coming days to release an offshore oil and natural gas plan that blocks new drilling leases in the Arctic Ocean through 2022, people familiar with the plan said...

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IN TRUMP'S WORLD, ENVIRONMENTAL MOVEMENT WRESTLES WITH ITS FUTURE...

Credit: JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images

 

Environmental groups, fresh off rejuvenating victories on the climate front, now face a political world aligned against them...

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STEPHEN HAWKING JUST GAVE HUMANITY A DUE DATE FOR FINDING ANOTHER PLANET...

Stephen Hawking attends the launch of the Leverhulme Center for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge. (Niklas Halle'n/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)

 

If humanity survives the rise of artificial intelligence, the ravages of climate change and the threat of nuclear terrorism in the next century, it doesn't mean we're home free, according to Stephen Hawking...

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CHINA ROLLS ITS EYES AT TRUMP OVER HIS RIDICULOUS CLIMATE CHANGE CLAIM...

President Barack Obama meets with President-elect Donald Trump in the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016.

 

Faced with the prospect of a Trump administration opposed to combating global warming, Chinese officials continue to challenge the Trump's views in a way not often seen in U.S.-Chinese relations...

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THE COST OF CLIMATE CHANGE: WORLD'S ECONOMY WILL LOSE $12 TRILLION UNLESS GREENHOUSE GASES ARE TACKLED...

Five of the Solomon Islands have completely vanished as a result of rising sea levels while six more are experiencing significant shoreline recession Erik Oberg/Island Conservation

 

Damage caused by rising seas, increased storms and other climate-related problems pose 'a very serious challenge to poverty eradication efforts in the developing world'...

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CEOS, LEADERS URGE TRUMP TO STAND BY CLIMATE PACT...

Bicyclist keep ball lite at Marrakesh Climate Change Conference. credit: AFP

 

Marrakesh (Morocco) (AFP) – Nations, businesses and Washington’s top diplomat urged president-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday not to withdraw the US from the climate-rescue Paris Agreement and its commitments to preserve Earth for future generations...

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BUSINESSES CONTINUE TO LEAD ON CLIMATE...

Business leaders at COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco, explain how investments in clean energy and efficiency make good sense for everyone. L to R: Elliot Diringer, Executive Vice President, C2ES; Cathy Woollums, Senior Vice President, Environmental Services and Chief Environmental Counsel, Berkshire Hathaway Energy; Nanette Lockwood, Global Director, Policy and Advocacy, Ingersoll Rand; Kevin Rabinovitch, Global Sustainability Director, Mars Incorporated; Tamara “TJ” DiCaprio, Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability, Microsoft.

 

Businesses have invested billions in clean energy and efficiency because it makes business sense...

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YOU NEED TO GET INSIDE THE MIND OF A CLIMATE CHANGE DENIER IF YOU WANT TO CHANGE IT...

Talk to your climate change denying uncle now, before we're all under water. (Reuters/ Luke MacGregor)

 

It has never been more important to figure out how to have constructive conversations with climate change deniers...

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HOLLANDE: US 'MUST RESPECT CLIMATE COMMITMENTS'...

The French president said the Paris Climate Agreement was irreversible. UNFCCC

 

French president Francois Hollande says that the US must respect their commitments made under the Paris Climate Agreement...

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BAN KI-MOON: TRUMP MUST FACE CLIMATE CHANGE REALITY...

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 21JAN16 - Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations, New York addresses the audience during the session 'The New Climate and Development Imperative' at the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 21, 2016. WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM/swiss-image.ch/Photo Valeriano Di Domenico

 

UN chief pins hopes on market forces to convince president-elect to back down from threat to pull US from deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions...

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COULD DONALD TRUMP KILL THE EPA? PROBABLY NOT, BUT HE COULD CRIPPLE IT...

Delegates from West Virginia hold signs supporting coal on the second day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/File Photo

 

The president-elect has promised to gut environmental regulations and get rid of the EPA, but the process is not so simple and he would face public pushback...

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JOHN KERRY WANTED TO SEE HOW ANTARCTICA WAS CHANGING. WHEN HE RETURNED, THE ENTIRE WORLD HAD...

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks on a frozen section of the Ross Sea near the McMurdo Station, Antarctica on Nov.12.
(Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)

 

As the United States neared election day, Secretary of State John Kerry announced he would take a historic trip to the massive, frozen seventh continent: Antarctica. The goal was to see firsthand the place that perhaps more than any other has climate scientists worried about melting ice and rising sea levels...

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MARRAKECH CALL DECODED: UN SENDS TRUMP ITS CLIMATE DEMANDS...

Credit: UNFCCC/Flickr

 

On Tuesday over 190 governments agreed on what was billed as a strong message of global unity on climate change – here we explain to the president-elect what it means...

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CLIMATE CHANGE KILLING REINDEER? OVER 80,000 DEATHS IN RUSSIA LINKED TO RETREATING ARCTIC SEA ICE...

 

 Lightning Strike Kills Over 300 Reindeer In Southern Norway.

 

Unusual weather linked to climate change was responsible for the death of tens of thousands of reindeer in Arctic Russia...

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MILITARY LEADERS URGE TRUMP TO SEE CLIMATE AS A SECURITY THREAT...

Rising sea levels are a theat to naval bases such as the Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia. Credit: GETTY

 

Dozens of military and defense experts advised the president-elect that global warming should transcend politics...

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THE WORLD PASSES 400PPM CARBON DIOXIDE THRESHOLD. PERMANENTLY!

Since the industrial revolution, humans have been adding more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere than plants can take up, driving levels higher, as well as global temperatures. Photograph: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

 

We are now living in a 400ppm world with levels unlikely to drop below the symbolic milestone in our lifetimes, say scientists. Climate Central reports...

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CLIMATE PROTECTION ADVOCATES FEAR A ROLLBACK OF EMISSIONS STANDARDS...

An interstate near San Francisco. Donald J. Trump’s vow to undo climate policies may torpedo stricter fuel-efficiency targets. Credit Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

 

Of all the climate policies the Trump administration has promised to undo, auto emissions standards could be the most consequential...

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COUNTRIES RELY ON CARROT, NOT STICK, TO KEEP TRUMP IN PARIS AGREEMENT...

European Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete and US secretary of state John Kerry (Pic: State Department/Flickr)

 

EU, Saudi chiefs dismiss the prospect of trade penalties to deter a US exit from the UN climate pact, focusing on the benefits of participation...

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2016 WILL BE THE HOTTEST YEAR ON RECORD, UN SAYS...

A heatwave in India where temperatures were recorded at 51.0C. Climate change means the occurrence and impact of extreme weather events has risen. Photograph: NurPhoto/Getty Images

 

World Meteorological Organization figures show global temperature is 1.2C above pre-industrial levels and will set a new high for the third year running...

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RECORD HEAT DESPITE A COLD SUN...

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Global temperature goes from heat record to heat record, yet the sun is at its dimmest for half a century...

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TRUMP COULD REVERSE 'DRAMATIC' PROGRESS ON CLEAN ENERGY, EXPERTS FEAR...

Donald Trump could reverse big progress on clean energy in the US, experts fear. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

 

With solar capacity up 577% since 2011 and wind energy surging, Trump’s pledges to abolish clean energy measures could have ‘major consequences’...

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TRUMP UPENDS CLIMATE TREATY NEGOTIATIONS...

Negotiations to implement the landmark Paris climate pact opened in Marrakech, Morocco, on Nov. 7. (Photo: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Negotiators at the Marrakech summit plot ways to implement the Paris Agreement without the United States...

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DEAR PRESIDENT-ELECT: CLIMATE CHANGE IS NOT A HOAX, AND WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER...

Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe (katharinehayhoe.com)

 

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and associate professor of political science at Texas Tech University, where she is director of the Climate Science Center. Here is her letter to president-elect Donald Trump, commissioned by The Sunday Edition...

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EARTH TO DONALD TRUMP: IF YOU REALLY ARE A SMART BUSINESSMAN, YOU'LL GO GREEN...

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Here are two facts about the man who will soon be President of the United States, only one of which can be true...

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A GIANT RESERVOIR THAT SUPPLIES A CALIFORNIA COUNTY’S DRINKING WATER IS NEARLY EMPTY...

As Lake Cachuma in California dwindles, the municipalities nearby likely won’t have enough water next spring even with restrictions on water use. (Darryl Fears/The Washington Post)

 

LAKE CACHUMA, Calif. — At the marina Monty Keller manages amid sloping mountains here, business is down by half. For hours every workday, he stares sadly at the reason...

 

Nick Giese heads out to fish on Southern California’s Lake Cachuma. With the reservoir more than 90 percent below capacity, the surrounding region soon will face a water crisis. (Darryl Fears/The Washington Post)

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WARMING UP: NEW RESEARCH POINTS TO A MORE SENSITIVE CLIMATE TO RISING CO2...

Ancient climate records show how the Earth has responded to changing greenhouse gas levelsPhoto: Jens Meyer

 

Climate models may be underestimating how sensitive the planet is to rising greenhouse gas levels, with new research suggesting the pace of global warming is about to quicken...

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GLOBAL WARMING IS ALREADY MORE THAN HALFWAY TO U.N. CLIMATE TARGET...

A power plant smokestack puffs at sunset near Toronto, Canada, Jan. 16, 2015. Image: APFrank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP

 

The planet is now more than halfway to the line scientists say we can't cross if we're going to avoid catastrophic climate change...

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ONE WEEK TO SAVE UN CLIMATE CHANGE TALKS FROM TRUMP...

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As the eyes of the world look to Marrakech for a signal of the Trump effect, can diplomats show that the climate is bigger than one man?

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RICHARD DAWKINS AND OTHER PROMINENT SCIENTISTS REACT TO TRUMP’S WIN...

Richard Dawkins, founder of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science. Credit: Don Arnold, Getty Images

 

What the election results mean for science, in gut responses from Scientific American’s Board of Advisers...

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DONALD TRUMP PRESIDENCY A 'DISASTER FOR THE PLANET', WARN CLIMATE SCIENTISTS...

Trump has called global warming a ‘bullshit’ Chinese-invented hoax and wants the US to exit the Paris climate deal. Photograph: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

 

Leading scientists say the climate denier’s victory could mean ‘game over for the climate’ and any hope of warding off dangerous global warming...

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LA NIÑA LIKELY TO EXACERBATE SOUTHERN DROUGHT...

Drought conditions in Campbell, CA. Credit: Tyler Bell, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

 

The climate event brings warm, drier weather to the southern U.S., but thankfully its effects will likely be short-lived this year...

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CAN DONALD TRUMP DISMANTLE THE EPA? IT’S BEEN TRIED BEFORE...

Anne Gorsuch Burford was Ronald Reagan’s first EPA administrator. She was eager to dismantle the agency.

 

In Trump’s potential cabinet picks, echoes of a Reagan-era wave of environmental deregulation...

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DESPITE CLIMATE AGREEMENTS AND COURT DECISIONS, INDONESIA KEEPS BETTING BIG ON COAL...

A tug pulls a coal barge past the Islamic center in Samarinda, on the Indonesian island of Borneo. (Photo: Ed Wray/Getty Images)

 

The world's fourth-largest country could lock potentially disastrous emissions for decades...

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CHINA WARNS TRUMP AGAINST ABANDONING CLIMATE CHANGE DEAL...

Delegates at the international climate conference in Marrakesh © AFP

 

Beijing pushes for progress to prevent global warming, saying world wants to co-operate...

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