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...