Experts say the consequences of the contracting winter season are ‘really negative’ Photograph: Alamy Stock Photo
Scientists find that climate change has helped push first frosts later across the country...Read more
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) during a Senate Finance Committee hearing in May. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
The Environmental Protection Agency, in its ambitious effort to roll back the previous administration's energy and environmental policies, has had a significant stumble with Republicans lawmakers. On both sides of the ethanol debate...Read more
Two of the frozen continent’s fastest-moving glaciers are shedding an increasing amount of ice into the Amundsen Sea each year...Read more
A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. Each week there are new research papers from all over the world. To illustrate this, the figure above shows the rough study locations of this week's papers (those who express their study location clearly in the abstract or in the title).Read more
BP AND SHELL PLANNING FOR CATASTROPHIC 5°C GLOBAL WARMING DESPITE PUBLICLY BACKING PARIS CLIMATE AGREEMENT...
Neither company sets targets to reduce emissions and BP’s total investment in renewable and clean technologies has actually shrunk since 2005, the report said Getty Images
Companies are trying to 'have their oil and drink it' by committing to 2°C in public while planning for much higher temperature rises, says shareholder campaign group, ShareAction...Read more
CLIMATE CHANGE MIGHT BE WORSE THAN WE THINK AFTER SCIENTISTS FIND HUGE MISTAKE IN TEMPERATURE ESTIMATES OF EARTH'S ANCIENT OCEANS...
Climate change might be even worse than we think, according to a new study that is challenging the way we measure ocean temperatures. Pictured is Ceverville Island in Antarctica
Climate change might be even worse than we think, according to a new study that is challenging the way we measure ocean temperatures...Read more
Ships wait off the harbour in Singapore (Photo: Deposit Photos)
Industry veteran said lobbyists at UN shipping talks were ‘prostitutes employed by our racket to try and put one over on the general public’...Read more
Coastal flooding in the US capital, Washington D.C. Image: Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño
Research Report by Climate Central...Read more
Climate change deniers got the fright of their lives during Wednesday’s broadcast of “Full Frontal,” thanks to host Samantha Bee...Read more
US GOVERNMENT AGENCY ISSUES CLIMATE CHANGE WARNING AS REPORT FINDS NATURAL DISASTERS COST AMERICA $350 BILLION...
At least 40 people are confirmed dead in northern California wildfires and the GAO estimates wildfires like this will cost the US more if climate change is not addressed. David McNew/Getty Images
'We simply cannot afford the billions of dollars in additional funding...if we do not take into account the consequences of climate change'...Read more
In this age of global warming-aggravated extreme weather events, any rational individual or business will not want to invest in real estate in a location that will be regularly (or permanently) disabled by catastrophes like the hurricanes of Harvey, Irma, and Marie, or the wildfires of northern California that just burned over 6,000 structures. The shocking estimated recovery costs of these three hurricanes alone will run from one third to one half trillion dollars...Read more
The river Ganges holds deep religious and ritualistic significance for India's million of Hindus. But climate change is endangering the holy river, reports Jasvinder Sehgal...Read more
The ruins of houses destroyed by a wild fire in California. Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images
Christine Lagarde warns of ‘dark future’ if the world fails to take steps to address global warming...Read more
Drought-damaged corn stalks at a farm in Missouri Valley, Iowa, US. Photograph: Larry Downing/Reuters
Bank calls for water to be treated as valuable resource as study into impact details lack of water’s devastating lifelong scars on children...Read more
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An estimated 1.9 million U.S. homes could be flooded by 2100 if seas rise 6 feet in response to climate change, according to a new analysis by the real estate company Zillow. The affected properties are valued at $916 billion dollars and represent 1.8 percent of the country’s housing stock...Read more
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Credit: Meera Subramanian
An evangelical mountain town lost eight people to flooding from an extreme rain storm. Many residents see the Biblical prophecy of the apocalypse, and welcome it...Read more
Scientists haul in samples of seawater in Svalbard, Norway. Greenpeace is working with the German marine research institute to investigate ocean acidification. Photograph: Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace
Plastic pollution, overfishing, global warming and increased acidification from burning fossil fuels means oceans are increasingly hostile to marine life...Read more
Castle Hill lighthouse overlooking Narragansett Bay. EPA scientists has kept scientists from appearing at an event designed to draw attention to the health of the bay, which is New England's largest estuary. (Photo by John Greim/LightRocket via Getty Images)
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Environmental Protection Agency has kept three scientists from appearing at an event in Rhode Island about a report that deals in part with climate change...Read more
Phoenix's notorious heat is getting worse, ticking upward and sticking around longer as global warming sears the Southwest...Read more
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HOUSTON — Outside Rachel Roberts’s house, a skeleton sits on a chair next to the driveway, a skeleton child on its lap, an empty cup in its hand and a sign at its feet that reads “Waiting on FEMA”...Read more
A firefighter holds a water hose while fighting a wildfire Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in Santa Rosa, Calif. Image credit: AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez.
Editor's Pick: New Fire Danger Threatens to Worsen Most Disastrous Wildfire Season in California History...Read more
TOKYO (Reuters) - A typhoon roared towards Japan’s main island on election day on Sunday, killing at least two people, prompting a warning for tens of thousands to evacuate and the cancellation of hundreds of flights...Read more
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Alaska is “open for business!” With these words, delivered before an appreciative audience of oil producers in Anchorage in May, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke reaffirmed the Trump administration’s determination to open Alaska’s fragile environment to commercial exploitation. Here are the particulars of that assault, at least so far:Read more
Participants gather during the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 4, 2015.(REUTERS / Stephane Mahe)
Christian leaders from various countries have signed a letter demanding action on the Parish Agreement in 2015 as the next phase of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, draws nearer...Read more
I started to write about the Earth and its frequent earthquakes in the last and current century being somewhat related and caused by the “controversial” global warming. In the scientific world, it seems the phenomenon has been recognized as real, and even a global alliance such as Paris Accord had been established to deal with and prevent any further deepening of the trend by attempting to emit carbon dioxide as little as possible...Read more
Adding 101 gallons to a 100-gallon bathtub causes it to overflow, even if added slowly...Read more
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A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...Read more
WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency has removed dozens of online resources dedicated to helping local governments address climate change, part of an apparent effort by the agency to play down the threat of global warming...Read more
Large trees toppled in Cork, Ireland, this week after Hurricane Ophelia - recorded as the most northerly hurricane since 1939 – blew through as a violent storm. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty
An off-the-charts hurricane that tracked to Ireland points to climate change pushing ‘tropical oceans’ northward and putting the continent in the firing line...Read more
Firefighters from Compton put a scratch and wet line around a fire on Lovall Valley Road in Somona, Saturday, Oct 14, 2017. (Kent Porter/The Press Democrat) 2017
Story of the Week...
Firefight in Sonoma County reaches second week as flames force thousands to evacuate...Read more
One month after Hurricane Maria, experts say poor planning, logistical nightmares and dire financial straits are to blame for the slow response to Puerto Rico's major power outage.By DEBORAH ACOSTA, NATALIE RENEAU and ROBIN STEIN on Publish Date October 20, 2017. Photo by Deborah Acosta/The New York Times.
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CAGUAS, P.R. — Luis Rodríguez looked at the huge concrete power pole in his front yard, resting on his daughter’s Chevrolet and blocking the tow truck he drives to make a living, and wondered: When is help coming?Read more
Hurricane Irma left a trail of destruction through the Caribbean (Pic: NLRC via IFRC)
UN talks on loss and damage are failing to deliver for vulnerable communities. After a devastating hurricane season, the developed world must step up...Read more
A line of residents of the rural migrant farm worker town of Immokalee, Florida, waited for emergency donations of food and supplies brought in by a volunteer group from Georgia. Hurricane Irma damaged homes, flooded their community and wiped out jobs they rely on. Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Jobs, homes and lives are at risk when extreme weather strikes the communities that grow America's food...Read more
People use a rope line to cross Puerto Rico's San Lorenzo de Morovis river to deliver food and supplies to relatives. Flooding from Hurricane Maria destroyed the bridge. Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images
People in poor communities hit hard by the hurricane are rationing their food, water and propane, and hospitals are trying to operate on shaky power supplies.Read more
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Hurricane Maria has exposed and intensified the island’s ecological crisis and its human consequences. Can it build a sustainable future?Read more
The Amazon and the tropical forests of Africa and Indonesia each responded to 2015's high temperatures in a way that played a role in rising carbon dioxide emissions. Credit: Neil Palmer/CIAT
NASA data collected in 2015, an exceptionally warm year, raises more concerns about spiraling global warming feedback...Read more
FOREST FIRE CLIMATE REFUGEES? AS FIRES MOVE ON, WINE COUNTRY WONDERS WHETHER IMMIGRANTS WILL, TOO...
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Many of the foreign-born workers the region depends on are undocumented and do not qualify for most disaster aid. They may struggle to find affordable housing.Read more
The Obama administration was slowly working on a plan to deal with the problem. The Trump administration isn’t interested...Read more
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Well, it took almost a year, but we now have the “Trump Doctrine.” It’s very simple. And, as you’d expect, it fits neatly into a tweet. On nearly every major issue, President Trump’s position is: “Obama built it. I broke it. You fix it”...Read more
This report gives the background to this headline. I am inclined to agree with commenter, jeandemeung, who writes of the Paris agreement to limit CO2 emissions:Read more
The polynya is located east of the Antarctic Peninsula, and even resembles an Orca. Photo: SCAR Atlas
A rare hole the size of Tasmania has opened up in the sea ice off Antarctica, enthralling scientists keen to understand its cause and the possible role of climate change in its formation...Read more
Planting trees is one of the best ways to harness the power of nature to cut carbon emissions, says study. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP
Natural solutions such as tree planting, protecting peatlands and better land management could account for 37% of all cuts needed by 2030, says study...Read more
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Need more evidence that the world is getting really weird? Trees on the East Coast of the U.S. might be migrating west...Read more
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
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES: NEW BLAZE PROMPTS MORE EVACUATIONS, $1.2 BILLION IN DAMAGE IN SANTA ROSA ALONE, MAYOR SAYS...
The following definitions and descriptions are essential to understanding the states, processes, and consequences of global warming now being discussed throughout the media. This short glossary will hopefully make it considerably easier for the public to understand the many complex facts and processes surrounding global warming issues.
Some Puerto Rico residents are turning to a hazardous waste site for drinking water as the island continues to reel from Hurricane Maria...Read more
Ledson Winery in Sonoma Valley. John Burgess/Press Democrat
An army of firefighters with a larger aerial arsenal at their disposal held their ground and made some gains Saturday on devastating wildfires ravaging Wine Country, but evacuation orders that forced thousands from their homes before dawn and a rising death toll were clear reminders of the peril that still grips the region...Read more