Speech of Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO Exxon Mobil during the World Gas Congres. Paris, in 2015. ROMUALD MEIGNEUX/SIPA
The nomination of ExxonMobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson to be secretary of state is being roundly pilloried by environmentalists, who see him as the human embodiment of a barrel of crude oil...
Secretary of State John Kerry, center, visited Norway this year, witnessing the impacts of a melting Arctic. Credit: Getty Images
Unprecedented warming has sent the Arctic into uncharted territory, says latest NOAA report, as its science faces potential hostility from the Trump administration...Read more
Businessman with Devil & Angel on Shoulders Photograph: Lisa Zador/Getty Images
Trump is filling his administration with fossil fuel industry puppets; only Ivanka has a chance to preserve the climate...Read more
It won't solve the underlying problem, but "geoengineering" may have just gotten a bit safer...Read more
The texture on the surface of flowing ice, such as Heimdal Glacier in southern Greenland, allows NASA to map nearly all the flowing ice in the world.
(CNN)They may appear frozen and immovable, but glaciers, which contain some 69% of the world's freshwater, are slowly slipping into the sea...Read more
NASA does more than explore other planets; it studies our own. Agency scientists worry Donald Trump will abort the work...Read more
Svante Arrhenius. Republished under fair use.
Svante Arrhenius (1859-1927) was a Swedish scientist that was the first to claim in 1896 that fossil fuel combustion may eventually result in enhanced global warming...Read more
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With Rex Tillerson as Donald Trump's reported choice to head the State Department, Exxon's history with Russia, as well as climate denial, become national issues...Read more
Climate scientists have plenty of reasons to feel worried. For decades, fossil fuel interests have spread climate science disinformation and funded climate change denying politicians...
He’s got several billionaire pals on board...Read more
The Trump transition team has issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking officials there to identify which department employees and contractors have worked on forging an international climate pact as well as domestic efforts to cut the nation's carbon output. (Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post)
TRUMP TRANSITION TEAM FOR ENERGY DEPARTMENT SEEKS NAMES OF EMPLOYEES INVOLVED IN CLIMATE MEETINGS...
The Trump transition team has issued a list of 74 questions for the Energy Department, asking officials there to identify which department employees and contractors have worked on forging an international climate pact as well as domestic efforts to cut the nation's carbon output. (Whitney Shefte/The Washington Post)Read more
Given the United States’ recent election results, America’s future on climate and energy policy is uncertain, but global progress on mitigating climate change will continue with or without us...Read more
It’s that time of year again. Fall AGU is the biggest gathering of geophysical scientists in the world (~24,000 attendees) and while it includes planetary science, seismology and magnetophysics, it is swamped by earth scientists, whose work covers the atmosphere, oceans, cryosphere, climate, natural hazards and paleoclimate...Read more
Rex Tillerson at an earlier meeting with Vladimir Putin. (Photo: DPA)
Such is the life of Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, a man who earns over $30 million a year running Exxon-Mobil, the largest US oil company...Read more
Dead table corals killed by bleaching on Zenith reef, on the northern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland. Photograph: Greg Torda/EPA
Report projects by 2050 more than 98% of coral reefs will be afflicted by ‘bleaching-level thermal stress’ each year...Read more
The poorly educated electing a climate change denier (however justified their rage at elitist opulence) is sheer utter madness. That abrupt climate change is well underway is self-evident as the Arctic has shockingly recently been 36° F above normal and above freezing, and 98%+ of temperature extremes are record highs. It is unconscionable that America’s House Science Committee tweets climate science disinformation, as creepy Donald appoints climate change deniers to key environmental positions, and turns his jack booted thugs upon governmental climate scientists. Festering rural American anti-intellectualism may well kill us all. Being smart is cool. I very much hope this essay offends no one, other than the ones it was intended to...Read more
If it weren't real, it might read like a dark climate change comedy...Read more
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...
This week he talked climate change with Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio, but when it came to the crunch Donald Trump chose a climate sceptic as his environment chief...Read more
Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2015.
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U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a sixth-term Republican from Washington State who is a climate change denier and an ardent opponent of regulations for greenhouse gas emissions, has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump for Secretary of Interior...Read more
The nomination of a climate change skeptic to run the Environmental Protection Agency may have renewed old arguments in Washington, but CBS News correspondent Mark Phillips says in Uganda, there’s no argument...Read more
JEFF SESSIONS, TRUMP'S ATTORNEY GENERAL PICK, INTRODUCED FIRST BILL TO EXEMPT FRACKING FROM DRINKING WATER RULES...
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL), President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for U.S. Attorney General, introduced the first so-called “Halliburton Loophole” bill back in 1999 before it was ever known as such...Read more
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt arrives for meetings at Trump Tower on Dec. 7, 2016. Image: AP
In the past week, former vice president and prominent climate activist Al Gore, as well as actor and climate campaigner Leo DiCaprio, have met with President-elect Donald J. Trump to discuss global warming.
Trump is not listening...Read more
Donald J. Trump has named Scott Pruitt, a leading opponent of President Obama’s signature environmental initiatives, as his nominee to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Mr. Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general, is closely linked to fossil fuel industries and is a climate change skeptic. He was most likely chosen to reverse these environmental initiatives, a deeply disturbing turn in the nation’s effort to slow climate change...Read more
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Research shows those hit hardest by climate change can’t afford to move, supporting the call for more and better adaptation...Read more
Two new studies reveal just how dynamic — and potentially vulnerable to climate change — it actually is...
Asked for his take on President-elect Donald Trump's appointment of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), multi-billionaire investor and Trump business partner Carl Icahn told Bloomberg that Pruitt is “going to really be a breath of fresh air.” Given Icahn's business ties, that statement is steeped in accidental irony...Read more
But did the president-elect actually listen to the climate advocate?
Even Greenland's thickest ice melted in global warm periods, a warning sign for a climate-changed world to come. Credit: Getty Images
The huge ice sheet melted several times between ice ages, leading to belief it will melt faster with global warming, with dire implications for sea level rise...Read more
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Trump’s meetings with Al Gore and Leonardo DiCaprio acted as a smokescreen while he prepared to appoint an EPA chief who will tear up US climate policy...Read more
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In the spring of 2010, Julia Olson, an environmental attorney based in Oregon, was introduced to Alec Loorz, a teen-ager from Ventura, California, and the founder of an advocacy group called Kids vs. Global Warming...Read more
A starved and exhausted polar bear, who became a victim of the global warming.
Paris: Polar bear numbers could drop a third by mid-century, according to the first systematic assessment, released on Wednesday, of how dwindling Arctic sea ice affects the world’s largest bear...Read more
The algae bloom contributed to marine mammal strandings along the Pacific coast. Photo by Richard Mittleman/Gon2Foto/Alamy Stock Photo
The Pacific warm water “Blob” contributed to a record toxic algae bloom...Read more
The Lakota Nation's Yolonda Bluehorse, left, and attorney Eric Reed, a member of the Choctaw Nation, speak with reporters at an anti-pipeline press conference in Dallas. Photo by Mike Lee.
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe scored a temporary victory in its fight against the Dakota Access pipeline Sunday when the Obama administration said it was denying a permit. But the win could have bigger implications for pipelines nationwide, which face an increase in sophisticated campaigns to derail infrastructure development...Read more
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Things in the Arctic are just getting weirder and weirder. And not in a good way...Read more
Photo: Maggie Okituk/Reuters
Move over, polar bears. As sea ice melts, orcas are moving into the once-frozen Hudson Bay, preying on beluga whales and seals...Read more
Alex Jones credit Info Wars
Conspiracy websites and hyperpartisan media outlets are building huge online audiences who want to hear climate change is a hoax...Read more
One day, once a year, we stand up together and demand real solutions to the climate crisis. Because when the world comes together, there is no challenge we cannot overcome...
Can the GOP roll back the endangerment finding on greenhouse gas pollution? Graphic by E&E News. Photo by Gage Skidmore, courtesy of Flickr.
President-elect Donald Trump would have to undertake a herculean political effort to reverse his administration's responsibility to reduce greenhouse gases, and he might not be able to count on Republicans in Congress for help...Read more
Mark Mulligan / AP
The number of heavy downpours in much of the U.S. could increase five-fold by the end of the century, causing flash floods, mudslides and ruining crops, climate researchers predicted Monday...Read more
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This year will almost certainly go down as the warmest on record in the Arctic, with autumn temperatures soaring 36 degrees F above normal. In a Yale e360 interview, climatologist Jennifer Francis explains why a swiftly warming Arctic may have profound effects on global weather...Read more
Glaciers in the Aru Basin, Tibetan Autonomous Region, Oct. 25, 2016. Courtesy of Tian Lide
After the largest glacier collapse in recorded history, a team of international researchers used data to avert further calamity...Read more
Leonardo DiCaprio reportedly met Ivanka Trump privately and gifted her copy of his latest documentary on climate change, "Before the Flood."Read more
Nigerian tribal king Emere Godwin Bebe Okpabi with bottled water samples. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images
King Emere was in a London court last week for the case that he hopes will allow him to sue Shell in the UK for polluting his tribal land...Read more
Climate scientists and science writers debunked news reports in The Daily Mail and Breitbart News that suggested global temperature increases were unrelated to climate change, one of a number of challenges aimed at a Republican Congress and Trump administration...
The “historic” decision comes as thousands of protesters gather on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation...Read more
Through the Export-Import Bank, the Obama administration has spent nearly $34bn on dirty energy plants in countries from India to Australia to South Africa...Read more
Former U.S. Vice President and Climate Reality Project Chairman Al Gore attends the opening day of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe Picture Supplied by Action Images
U.S. greenhouse gas emissions are likely to fall irrespective of the pro-coal policies of President-elect Donald Trump, who may still surprise the world by embracing global action to limit climate change, former vice president Al Gore said...Read more
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — There has been a hiccup at the nation’s first offshore wind farm as it prepares to start delivering power...Read more
Rift in the Larsen C Ice Shelf as seen from a NASA aircraft on Nov. 10, 2016. Image: nasa/John Sonntag
The breakup of the massive Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica is getting closer and will eventually produce an iceberg the size of Delaware prowling the Southern Ocean, according to new NASA data...
In December 2015, more than 190 countries adopted the Paris Agreement, the most ambitious climate change agreement in history. In order for the agreement to take effect and enter into force, at least 55 countries representing at least 55 percent of global emissions needed to formally join the Agreement...Read more
Donald Trump will have to engage with the climate issue when he visits Europe. Flickr/Herman Van Rompuy
This week’s top climate politics and policy stories...Read more
A tidal energy turbine is loaded onto a barge in Invergordon, Scotland. (Photo: Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images)
The first underwater turbines are connected to Scotland’s power grid...Read more
NOVA SCOTIA JUST FULFILLED ITS LONGSTANDING DREAM TO HARNESS THE TIDES WITH AN UNDERWATER WINDMILL...
In this early November photo, the 1000 tonne turbine can be seen in the deployment barge Scotia Tide, just before being lowered to the seafloor. credit:
An open letter signed by America’s top minds hopes to counter the influence of climate change deniers and oil execs...
The logo of Shell is pictured at the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris, France, June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Royal Dutch Shell plans to link part of its executive bonuses to greenhouse gas emissions and conduct more active screening of future investments to further efforts to reduce the energy group's carbon footprint, its CEO told Reuters...Read more
Exclusive: an agency inside the Obama administration poured billions into fossil fuel projects that will lead to global carbon emissions on a damaging scale...Read more
Orange glow from the Chimney Top Fire seen in the Great Smokies National Park on Nov. 28, 2016. Image: great smokies national park via facebook
Strong winds fanned flames from a large wildfire in eastern Tennessee on Monday, damaging a large number of structures in picturesque Gatlinburg, and prompting widespread evacuations...Read more
President-elect Trump, as he is prone to do, has again backed away somewhat from a previous position...Read more
In this Friday June 13, 2008 file photo, a polar bear stands on an ice floe near the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, Norway. Scientists said Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 that Svalbard has seen such extreme warmth this year that the average annual temperature could end up above freezing for the first time on record. AP Photo/Romas Dabrukas
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Arctic archipelago of Svalbard has seen such extreme warmth this year that the average annual temperature could end up above freezing for the first time on record, scientists said Friday...Read more
Donald Trump will enter the White House with an environmental policy agenda opposed to that of the Obama administration and many other nations that have pledged support to the Paris climate agreement. The Washington Post's Chris Mooney breaks down what a Donald Trump presidency will mean when it comes to climate change. (Daron Taylor/The Washington Post)
WEATHER GONE WILD! INCREDIBLE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PICTURES SHOW THE AWESOME POWER OF MOTHER NATURE ACROSS AMERICA...
The biggest dust storm in living memory rolls into Phoenix on July 5, 2011, reducing visibility to zero. Desert thunderstorms kicked up the mile-high wall of dust and sand. Photograph by Daniel Bryant
Breath-taking photographs of wild weather conditions plaguing areas across the United States in 2011 have showcased the untamed hand of Mother Nature...Read more
The remnants of a home destroyed by one of the many tornadoes that raked across Alabama during the April 2011 Super Outbreak. Credit: FEMA Photo by George Armstrong
Outbreaks of tornadoes — where multiple tornadoes form over an area in just a few hours or days — are responsible for most of the devastating destruction caused by severe weather, and a new analysis has reached a worrying conclusion about the worst of these outbreaks...Read more
Mexico City's Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera speaks during a conference where mayors from the world's biggest cities plot their strategy for fighting climate change in the face of skepticism from US President-elect Donald Trump
The world's big cities will need $375 billion of investment to curb climate change, a large gathering of mayors heard in Mexico on Thursday...
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People wait to receive aid at Guthail, Jamalpur, Bangladesh, where the river Yamuna’s water level is 118cm over the danger line. Photograph: Anik Rahman/NurPhoto/Getty Images
Unchecked global warming is greatest threat to 21st-century security where mass migration could be ‘new normal’, say senior military...Read more
BERNIE SANDERS CALLS OUT HOUSE SCIENCE COMMITTEE FOR TWEETING BREITBART’S GARBAGE CLIMATE REPORTING...
“Where’d you get your PhD? Trump University?” he tweeted...Read more
Ivanka Trump wants to make climate change one of her signature issues, a source close to her told POLITICO | AP Photo
The first daughter aims to use the first lady’s lectern to champion liberal causes...Read more
In August of 2015, a large iceberg broke off from the floating section of Antarctica’s massive Pine Island Glacier. While such an event is part of the natural life cycle of glaciers, this one was precipitated by an unusual rift in the middle of the ice that could point to a new mechanism for the collapse of this and potentially other glaciers, accelerating their contributions to global sea level rise...Read more
REVEALED: MOST POPULAR CLIMATE STORY ON SOCIAL MEDIA TOLD HALF A MILLION PEOPLE THE SCIENCE WAS A HOAX...
The most popular climate change story across social media in the past six months used a debunked survey from the late 1990s to claim that “tens of thousands of scientists” had declared global warming a “hoax”, a DeSmog analysis has found...Read more
The Tennessee town of Gatlinburg was ordered to evacuate as a wildfire burned hundreds of homes. Credit: Tennessee Highway Patrol handout via Reuters
At least 15 major fires, including one threatening lives and property near Gatlinburg, Tenn., are scorching the drought-plagued region...Read more
A new socioeconomic study released by the United Nations Development Foundation (UNDP) Nov. 16 explores the opportunities and benefits associated with achieving the Paris Climate Change Agreement goal of capping global mean temperature rise over the 21st century to 1.5ºC (2.7ºF)...Read more
Mine workers in Jincheng, in China’s coal country. China has scrambled to mine and burn more coal because of coal shortages and concerns about electricity supplies. Gilles Sabrie for The New York Times
JINCHENG, China — America’s uncertain stance toward global warming under the coming administration of Donald J. Trump has given China a leading role in the fight against climate change. It has called on the United States to recognize established science and to work with other countries to reduce dependence on dirty fuels like coal and oil.Read more
Bolivia's worst drought in 25 years is affecting large regions of the country. Some residents are only receiving water three days a week, while many collect rain water to offset their dwindling water rations. (Reuters)
For weeks, hundreds of thousands of Bolivians have been stricken with drought, with some neighborhoods receiving water for only three hours every three days...Read more
Pope Francis this week implored world leaders not to postpone the implementation of global environmental pacts, an appeal that appeared aimed at President-elect Donald Trump’s vows to end the United States’ leading role in combating climate change...Read more
Excavators and wind turbines come face to face at the Garzweiler open-pit lignite mine in Germany. Photo by Umair Irfan.
GARZWEILER, Germany — The gaping brown pit is like open sore on the earth, and every day, it's getting bigger...Read more
Justin Trudeau speaks at the Francophonie summit on Nov. 27 in Madagascar. File photo by the Canadian Press.
The federal government has officially given the stamp of approval to two major pipeline projects in Canada, Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain expansion and Enbridge's Line 3 pipeline. It has rejected the highly-controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline...Read more
22nd Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Despite looming uncertainties following the election of Donald Trump as the new U.S. president, governments meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, pushed forward with the freshly-minted Paris Agreement on climate change, setting 2018 as their deadline for completing the nuts-and-bolts decisions needed to fully implement the agreement...Read more
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As millions of California’s trees die, what will become of the largest tree there is, the giant sequoia?Read more
Boys walk on desert sands in the town of Moghtar-Lajjar, Mauritania, in this 2012 archive photo. REUTERS/Joe Penney
To reverse the impact of decades of overgrazing and deforestation, around 10 million hectares will need to be restored each year...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more