It is been all over the news lately that Amazon is looking for a new headquarters for as many as 50,000 of its new and old employees. In this effort, Jeff Bezos and the Amazon location selection team deserve the highest kudos for their farsightedness and brilliance...Read more
Soil heated by global warming could trigger the release of high levels of carbon dioxide into our atmosphere. This feedback mechanism may increase global warming effects even more and in the process prompt massive new carbon releases in a cycle that could be hard, if not impossible to break...Read more
The sun sets through smoke over the remains of homes in the Fountaingrove neighborhood in Santa Rosa. Photograph: Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images
Three more deaths have been confirmed in the wildfires burning in northern California wine country, which were already the deadliest series of such fires in state history. By Saturday afternoon, the toll had reached 40...Read more
If oceans warm at a rate predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United Nation-sponsored group that assesses climate change research and issues periodic reports, expected financial losses caused by hurricanes could increase more than 70 percent by 2100, according to a study just published in the journal Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure...Read more
TOTAL COSTS ESTIMATES FOR THE GLOBAL WARMING-INTENSIFIED HURRICANES OF HARVEY, IRMA, AND MARIE RANGE FROM ONE 1/3 TO 1/2 TRILLION DOLLARS...
That's a lot of money coming out of American taxpayers to cover the costs of global warming-intensified storms in spite of many politicians still refusing to acknowledge that global warming even exists. These 1/3 to 1/2 trillion dollar storm recovery cost estimates also do not include the total costs of this year’s western firestorms or any of the other global warming-intensified catastrophes of rain bombs, flooding, crop failures and droughts plaguing the U.S.
Between the hurricanes raging through the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico and the massive wildfires roaring out West, 2017 has been quite a year for inclement weather in the United States. By some measures, it's been historically intense.Read more
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It’s been a terrifying season for what we used to call natural disasters. For the first time in recorded history, three hurricanes arose simultaneously in the Caribbean...Read more
US secretary of state Rex Tillerson, left, is a proponent of geoengineering and once referred to climate change as “just an engineering problem”. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images
Leading researchers and campaigners express concern that geoengineering research could be used as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions...Read more