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Topic: Climate Change


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Opinion: I’m a climate scientist. If you knew what I know, you’d be terrified too | CNN

  2024-03-07 in CNN International

Climate scientist Bill McGuire writes on his conundrum: what’s happening to our planet scares the hell out of him—but if he shouts the unvarnished truth from the rooftops, will that inspire you to act or to give up?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Change Impacts | Activism | Science


Global Warming Acceleration: El Nino Measuring Stick Looks Good

  2023-12-15 (or before) in Mailchimp

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | El Niño


Earth on verge of five catastrophic climate tipping points, scientists warn

  2023-12-06 in The Guardian

Humanity faces ‘devastating domino effects’ including mass displacement and financial ruin as planet warms

  Tagged under: Science | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change | Tipping Points | El Niño


Global warming in the pipeline

  2023-11-02 in Oxford Academic

Abstract. Improved knowledge of glacial-to-interglacial global temperature change yields Charney (fast-feedback) equilibrium climate sensitivity 1.2 ± 0.3°C (2σ

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change


The 2023 state of the climate report: Entering uncharted territory

  2023-10-25 (or before) in Oxford Academic

Life on planet Earth is under siege. We are now in an uncharted territory. For several decades, scientists have consistently warned of a future marked by extrem

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Data | Climate Change | Science


Climate Plans Remain Insufficient: More Ambitious Action Needed Now | UNFCCC

  2023-09-26 (or before) in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UN Climate Change News, 26 October 2022 – A new report from UN Climate Change shows countries are bending the curve of global greenhouse gas emis...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | United Nations | Climate Change Mitigation


Climate change having huge impact on farmers

  2023-9-21 in Fruit Net

More than 70 per cent of farmers have already seen large impacts of climate change on their farm, new global research from Farmer Voice survey reveals

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Agriculture


Dr Andrew Forrest at Boao Forum for Asia Perth 2023

  2023-09-11 (or before) in fortescue.com

  Tagged under: Climate Change Mitigation | Collapse | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change


Increasing risks of multiple breadbasket failure under 1.5 and 2 °C global warming

  2023-04-26 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

The increasingly inter-connected global food system is becoming more vulnerable to production shocks owing to increasing global mean temperatures and …

  Tagged under: Food Production and Consumption | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change


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World Values Survey Database

  2024-03-14 (or before) in worldvaluessurvey.org

World Values Survey Data-Archive Online Survey analysis website

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Public Opinion


India's water problems set to get worse as the world warms

  2024-03-11 in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Winter storms that provide crucial snow and rainfall to northern India are arriving significantly later in the year compared to 70 years ago, a new study has found, exacerbating the risk of catastrophic flooding while also reducing vital water supplies for millions of residents of India.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change | Water Resources | Flooding | Himalayas | India


More climate records fall in world's warmest February

  2024-03-07 in The BBC

It's the ninth month of global temperature records in a row, driven by climate change and El Niño.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Extreme Heat | Climate Data


Hot Streak: Why February 2024 Was The 9th Consecutive Hottest Month On Record

  2024-03-07 by in Forbes

Earth just experienced the hottest February since records began—and researchers warn it's all part of a pattern caused by human activity.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Extreme Heat | El Niño


U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry is giving up the job title — but not the fight

  2024-03-07 in NPR

Outgoing climate envoy John Kerry talks about leaving the job, how another Donald Trump presidency could impact the fight against climate change, and how he remains hopeful.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | US Politics


Opinion: I’m a climate scientist. If you knew what I know, you’d be terrified too | CNN

  2024-03-07 in CNN International

Climate scientist Bill McGuire writes on his conundrum: what’s happening to our planet scares the hell out of him—but if he shouts the unvarnished truth from the rooftops, will that inspire you to act or to give up?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Change Impacts | Activism | Science


Climate change is warping the seasons

  2024-03-06 by in The Conversation

A new series will investigate what’s happening to nature’s calendar.

  Tagged under: Insects | Wildlife | Agriculture | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Dallas-Fort Worth to break February day heat record Monday | Fort Worth Star-Telegram

  2024-02-26 in Fort Worth Star Telegram

In 1917, North Texas saw its hottest Feb. 26 with a high of 90 degrees. The weather forecast for the day calls for highs in the low 90s.

  Tagged under: Texas | Climate Change | Extreme Heat


Mandatory Viewing

  2024-02-26 in Collapse 2050

A collection of the best documentaries on climate change, civilizational collapse, nuclear war, peak oil and more.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse | Media


Climate change: university researchers feel powerless to take action – survey

  2024-01-30 by in The Conversation

Some study the crisis, but all are worried – and frustrated.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Science | Activism


Antarctica Under Siege and XR Takes a Radical Turn

  2024-01-05 by in Counter Punch

Antarctica has finally succumbed to rapid climate change. This past year (2023) brought changes to the icy continent that left climate scientists feeling

  Tagged under: Activism | Ice Melting | Climate Change | Antarctic


'We can reclaim control of our destiny,' Al Gore says of climate change

  2023-12-24 in Inkl

The former vice president found hope in the possibility that humans have the tools to repair the planet.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change outpaces the ability for trees to adapt

  2023-12-18 in Earth.com

A new study has found that the prevailing methods used to predict how tree species will respond to climate change are inaccurate

  Tagged under: Climate Change Adaption | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change | Trees


Global Warming Acceleration: El Nino Measuring Stick Looks Good

  2023-12-15 (or before) in Mailchimp

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | El Niño


Earth on verge of five catastrophic climate tipping points, scientists warn

  2023-12-06 in The Guardian

Humanity faces ‘devastating domino effects’ including mass displacement and financial ruin as planet warms

  Tagged under: Science | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change | Tipping Points | El Niño


Hottest 12 months in 125,000 years - how extreme weather broke more records in 2023

  2023-12-04 in Sky News

Severe conditions brought turmoil across the world, impacting small towns and major cities, as storms, heatwaves, floods, and droughts claimed many lives and destroyed communities.

  Tagged under: Climate Data | Extreme Heat | Climate Change


Global warming in the pipeline

  2023-11-02 in Oxford Academic

Abstract. Improved knowledge of glacial-to-interglacial global temperature change yields Charney (fast-feedback) equilibrium climate sensitivity 1.2 ± 0.3°C (2σ

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change


The 2023 state of the climate report: Entering uncharted territory

  2023-10-25 (or before) in Oxford Academic

Life on planet Earth is under siege. We are now in an uncharted territory. For several decades, scientists have consistently warned of a future marked by extrem

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Data | Climate Change | Science


State of the climate: Global temperatures throughout mid-2023 shatter records - Carbon Brief

  2023-10-23 by in Carbon Brief

The first three quarters of 2023 has seen exceptional heat globally, putting 2023 on track to be the warmest year since records began in the mid-1800s.

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Climate Change | Climate Data


Global Temperature rise - September 2023 and beyond

  2023-10-14 (or before) in Arctic News

Temperature rise - September 2023 and beyond

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Extreme Heat | Climate Data


'Could a ‘beanless' brew save coffee from climate change?'

  2023-10-06 (or before) in Euronews

Coffee is causing deforestation at an ‘alarming rate’ - could a beanless brew be the solution?

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Climate Change


'Gobsmackingly bananas': Scientists react to September heat record

  2023-10-06 (or before) in Euronews

The Copernicus Climate Change Service said the global average temperature for September broke records by such an absurd margin that climate experts are struggling to describe the phenomenon.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Housing and climate: UK homes need urgent adaptation to protect our health

  2023-10-05 (or before) in The BMJ: British Medical Journal

We must ensure that health is once again central to all housing policy, say Isobel Braithwaite and colleagues The climate emergency is already affecting our homes,1 and it will drive a range of key health risks in the coming decades.2 Many of these are closely connected to our housing system, including overheating and increased flood risks. This situation is further exacerbated in the UK by its wider housing crisis, with high levels of unaffordability—particularly in the private rental sector—as well as low tenure security, rising rates of homelessness and use of temporary accommodation, and an ageing and poor qua...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Housing | Health


2023 on track to become hottest year on record, says EU climate service | Reuters

  2023-10-05 (or before) in Reuters

This year is on track to become the hottest since at least 1940, the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Service said on Thursday.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Pope urges rich world to make profound changes to tackle climate crisis

  2023-10-04 in The Guardian

Francis also defends climate protesters and calls on governments to make Cop28 in Dubai a turning point

  Tagged under: COP28 | Climate Change | Religion | Pope Francis


Paris-consistent climate change mitigation scenarios

  2023-10-04 (or before) by in oecd-ilibrary.org

Since the adoption of the Paris Agreement, governments and economic actors have increasingly been setting greenhouse gas emissions reduction or net zero targets. Amidst risks of delayed action and greenwashing, there is need to understand whether...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Mitigation


Climate Change: Ocean Heat Content

  2023-10-04 (or before) in Climate.gov

More than 90 percent of the warming that has happened on Earth over the past 50 years has occurred in the ocean. Not all of that heating is detectable yet at the surface

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Climate Change


Sadly, It's Not 'Just Another Summer.' We Must End the Fossil Fuel Industry

  2023-10-04 in Newsweek

My fellow human beings, we're in the process of losing basically everything, as the latest data demonstrates.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change


Climate Change: Global Temperature

  2023-10-04 (or before) in Climate.gov

Earth's surface temperature has risen about 2 degrees Fahrenheit since the start of the NOAA record in 1880.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate Ready Scotland: climate change adaptation programme 2019-2024

  2023-10-04 (or before) in Scottish Government

A five year programme to prepare Scotland for the challenges we will face as our climate continues to change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Many scientists don’t want to tell the truth about climate change. Here’s why

  2023-10-04 (or before) in WBUR

Climate scientists, in an effort to stave off despair, aren’t telling the truth about our warming planet. In reality, we're incredibly close to the point of no return: when rising seas drown island nations and almost all coral reefs die. I’m here to tell climate scientists — and my fellow climate journalists — to knock it off, writes Barbara Moran.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Coral Reefs


Climate change: Pope Francis warns world 'may be nearing breaking point' - BBC News

  2023-10-04 (or before) in The BBC

Pope Francis criticises attempts to deny or gloss over the issue in a new intervention.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Pope Francis


Challenging Climate

  2023-10-03 (or before) in Challenging Climate

Asking tough questions about the science, technology, and politics of climate change, two climate researchers challenge leading experts on one of the defining issues of our age. Every two weeks, they explore how we can fight global warming by cutt...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


‘Only the rich can bear this heat’: how Dhaka is battling extreme weather

  2023-10-03 in The Guardian

As high temperatures hit the poor hardest, climate change may undo years of development gains, says Asia’s first heat officer

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Women and Children


Big Oil v the World - Series 1: 3. Delay

  2023-10-02 (or before) in The BBC

How the 2010s became another lost decade in the fight against climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Climate Sleuth Uncovering Methane Leaks for the United Nations - Bloomberg

  2023-09-29 (or before) in Bloomberg

Itziar Irakulis Loitxate is a 27-year-old Ph.D. student who is the closest thing the world has to climate police.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Methane | Mexico


'Misguided': Jupiter and Robeco join £1.5trn investor group urging Sunak to stop green delay

  2023-09-29 in Business Green

Dozens of firms sign letter to Prime Minister warning that watering down decarbonisation policies will hurt inward investment into UK

  Tagged under: Rishi Sunak | Climate Change | Decarbonisation


Global Carbon Budget 2022

  2023-09-28 (or before) in Earth System Science Data

Abstract. Accurate assessment of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and their redistribution among the atmosphere, ocean, and terrestrial biosphere in a changing climate is critical to better understand the global carbon cycle, support the development of climate policies, and project future climate change. Here we describe and synthesize data sets and methodologies to quantify the five major components of the global carbon budget and their uncertainties. Fossil CO2 emissions (EFOS) are based on energy statistics and cement production data, while emissions from land-use change (ELUC), mainly deforestation, are based on ...

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Oceans | Climate Change


Naming and shaming as a strategy for enforcing the Paris Agreement: The role of political institutions and public concern | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-09-27 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Enforcement is a challenge for effective international cooperation. In human rights and environmental law, along with many other domains of interna...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Clifford Chance | Energy in transition – The role of decommissioning

  2023-09-27 (or before) in Clifford Chance | International Law Firm | Global Law Experts

Decommissioning is an integral part of the energy transition. The move by oil & gas companies to decarbonise their operations often leads to a transfer of their ageing assets to new, and often under-resourced, players. This can create opportunities but is also fraught with complexities and challenges for both outgoing and incoming operators.In this extract from a recent webinar, our experts discuss the risks arising in decommissioning operations, offer suggestions on how to mitigate and manage those risks, and identify key factors for any robust decommissioning strategy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation | Finance


Climate Plans Remain Insufficient: More Ambitious Action Needed Now | UNFCCC

  2023-09-26 (or before) in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UN Climate Change News, 26 October 2022 – A new report from UN Climate Change shows countries are bending the curve of global greenhouse gas emis...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | United Nations | Climate Change Mitigation


Here are 10 myths about climate change

  2023-09-26 (or before) in World Wide Fund for Nature | WWF

We've tried to clear up some of the most frequently heard myths about climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Six Portuguese youth take 32 nations to European court over climate change | European Union | Al Jazeera

  2023-09-25 (or before) by in Al Jazeera

The group will argue at the European Court of Human Rights that government inaction discriminates against youth.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Richest oil states should pay climate tax, says Gordon Brown - BBC News

  2023-09-25 (or before) in The BBC

The former Labour PM wants the wealthiest oil producers to help poorer nations tackle climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


NASA Scientific Visualization Studio | Antarctic Sea Ice Maximum, 2023

  2023-09-25 by in NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

Antarctic sea ice maximum extent, September 10 2023 ||

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic


Summer '23 Was Northern Hemisphere’s Hottest Ever, Agencies Say

  2023-09-25 (or before) by in VOA - Voice of America English News

July 2023 was the hottest month ever measured; August was the second-hottest

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


UN Rights Chief: Climate Change 'Dystopian Future Already Here'

  2023-09-25 (or before) by in VOA - Voice of America English News

Speaking before the United Nations Human Rights Council, Volker Türk pointed to recent examples of the 'environmental horror that is our global planetary crisis'

  Tagged under: Climate Change


‘Imagine Westminster under water’: stricter tests needed to see how City copes with climate disasters

  2023-09-24 in The Guardian

Sam Woods, head of the Bank’s financial stability watchdog, says lenders have only shown they can survive ‘slow burn’ changes to temperatures

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change will force new animal encounters — and boost viral outbreaks

  2023-09-24 (or before) in Nature

Modelling study is first to project how global warming will increase virus swapping between species. Modelling study is first to project how global warming will increase virus swapping between species.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change


The Batagaika Crater : A warning sign for the Earth

  2023-09-23 (or before) in YouTube

The Batagaika crater, the world's largest 1-km long permafrost crater, is expanding at a baffling rate due to the thawing of the permafrost. This has been ex...

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Russia | Health


PM's U-turns weren't really about net zero - but playing politics with climate change is a big risk

  2023-09-22 (or before) in Sky News

Whatever Rishi Sunak says, the details of his changes in climate policy suggest he is thinking about politics, not the environment. In a year which is currently on course to be the warmest in human history, that's a pretty big risk to take.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


Scientists Say: Humanity Could Descend into Cannibalism by 2060 | by Homeless Romantic | Sep, 2023 | Medium

  2023-09-22 (or before) in Medium

Cannibalism in late stage climate change: Why and how it might happen, and how to prevent it

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The People v Climate Change

  2023-09-22 (or before) in The BBC

Meet the ordinary Brits who will help decide how Britain solves the climate crisis.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Doomsday author’s analysis: We have destroyed our ecosystem – now we await the collapse of civilization | WRAL TechWire

  2023-09-22 in WRAL TechWire - The Triangle's Source for Tech & Startup News

Editor’s note: Marshall Brain – futurist, inventor, NCSU professor, writer and creator of “How Stuff Works” – is a contributor to WRAL TechWire. He’s also author of “The Doomsday Book: The Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Threats.” Brain has written several posts recently about the threat of climate change. His exclusive columns written for TechWire are published on Fridays. Note to

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse


UK migratory birds 'in freefall' over climate change - BBC News

  2023-09-21 (or before) in The BBC

Bird lovers will see a very different pattern of species in the future, scientists warn.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change having huge impact on farmers

  2023-9-21 in Fruit Net

More than 70 per cent of farmers have already seen large impacts of climate change on their farm, new global research from Farmer Voice survey reveals

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Agriculture


From Carbon Sink to Source: The Stark Changes in Arctic Lakes

  2023-09-21 (or before) in Yale E360

For millennia, lakes in Greenland’s tundra have locked up huge loads of carbon in their sediment. But as the Arctic becomes warmer and wetter, scientists believe these lakes could be turning into sources of carbon, which would have important consequences for the world’s climate.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Arctic


PM’s net zero changes could cost households up to £8bn

  2023-09-21 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

Informed debate on energy and climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


How the ‘Climate Avoiders’ Have Taken Over Our Politics

  2023-09-20 (or before) by in Bylines Supplement

Rishi Sunak's rapid retreat from his pledges on tackling climate change is a worrying sign of things to come, reports Adam Bienkov

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak


Johan Rockström interview | Planetary boundaries, 'negative emissions', mitigation models & fairness

  2023-09-20 (or before) in YouTube

Johan Rockström is best known for his work on the Planetary Boundary Framework and as co-director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research. In th...

  Tagged under: COP27 | COP26 | Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Justice | Climate Change Mitigation


Climate Change made Libya's deadly rainfall up to 50 times more likely - study | Reuters

  2023-09-19 in Reuters

Climate Change made the heavy rainfall that led to deadly floods in Libya up to 50 times more likely, scientists said on Tuesday.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Libya | Flooding | Extreme Rainfall | Africa


Tory launches international climate declaration to bring politicians together | The Independent

  2023-09-19 (or before) in The Independent

Chris Skidmore wants to create a cross-party, international group of legislators committed to climate action.

  Tagged under: COP28 | Climate Change


Rainforest Investigations Network

  2023-09-19 (or before) in pulitzercenter.org

The Rainforest Investigations Network (RIN) harnesses investigative reporting and cross-border collaboration to expose the intersection of climate change, corruption, and governance in the Amazon, Congo Basin, and Southeast Asia. READ THE REPORTING | HOW IT WORKS | JOIN THE NETWORK | IMPACT HOW IT WORKS Each year of the initiative, the Pulitzer Center puts out a call for applications to dedicate a whole year to investigating deforestation in the world’s three main tropical rainforest regions. In its first year, RIN selected 13 Fellows from 10 countries. In the second year, the group expanded to 19 Fellows from 12 countries...

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change | Congo | Rivers | Brazil | Trees


Climate change likely increased extreme monsoon rainfall, flooding highly vulnerable communities in Pakistan – World Weather Attribution

  2023-09-19 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Is climate changing faster than expected?

  2023-09-19 (or before) in YouTube

It feels from the news like climate change is happening faster and faster every year – so are the extremes of 2023 taking us by surprise?The answer is not… e...

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Addendum to 'Assessing ExxonMobil's climate change communications (1977–2014)' Supran and Oreskes (2017 Environ. Res. Lett. 12 084019) - IOPscience

  2023-09-19 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Exxon


The Future is Made of Climate Catastrophe

  2023-09-19 in The Issue

I’m Umair Haque, and this is The Issue: an independent, nonpartisan, subscriber-supported publication. We give you the freshest, deepest, no-holds-barred insight about the biggest issues—the ones that matter most. New? Get the Issue in your inbox daily. Today's Read: 17 Minutes. 💡What climate change is going to do

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: UN calls for radical changes to stem warming - BBC News

  2023-09-18 (or before) in The BBC

A review of action on climate since the Paris agreement calls for an end to fossil fuels without carbon capture.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


[Withdrawn] Climate change: second national adaptation programme (2018 to 2023)

  2023-09-18 (or before) in GOV.UK

This report sets out what government and others will be doing over the next 5 years to be ready for the challenges of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


California sues world's largest oil companies, alleging they caused billions of dollars in damages

  2023-09-18 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Chevron | Shell | Exxon | California | BP


Tories took £291,000 from airports lobbying for expansion

  2023-09-18 (or before) in openDemocracy

Donations raise eyebrows with Rishi Sunak expected to reject Climate Change Committee advice on banning expansions

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak


The London Climate Resilience Review

  2023-09-18 (or before) in london.gov.uk

The Mayor of London has commissioned an independent review to take stock and make recommendations to guide London’s preparations for more extreme weather.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Is Earth Close to “The Great Dying”?

  2023-09-18 by in Deep Green Resistance News Service

Earth study “Warning of a Forthcoming Collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation” could shut down as early as 2025.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse


America’s most iconic coral reef is dying. Only one thing will save it.

  2023-09-17 by in Vox

An extreme heat wave has pushed Florida’s reef to the brink — and burned up years worth of progress.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Coral Reefs | Florida


'Big Oil has been lying to us': Califonia sues oil giants over climate change damages

  2023-09-16 in France 24

The US state of California sued five of the world's largest oil companies on Friday, alleging the firms caused billions of dollars in damages and misled the public by minimizing the risks from fossil…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | California | Wildfires


New study shows impacts of cutting meat and dairy consumption in half

  2023-09-16 (or before) in Mother Jones - Smart, fearless journalism

It’d be like not burning 1.8 trillion pounds of coal annually.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Climate Change Impacts


Al Gore: Big oil, gas not part of climate solution

  2023-09-15 in Axios

  Tagged under: Climate Change


New files shed light on ExxonMobil’s efforts to undermine climate science

  2023-09-14 in The Guardian

Executives privately sought to downplay link between fossil fuels and climate change despite public pronouncements, WSJ reports

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Exxon | Fossil Fuels


WSJ News Exclusive | Inside Exxon’s Strategy to Downplay Climate Change

  2023-09-14 (or before) by in The Wall Street Journal - Breaking News, Business, Financial & Economic News, World News and Video

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Exxon


Oil And Gas Giants Spend Millions Lobbying To Block Climate Change Policies [Infographic]

  2023-09-14 (or before) by in Forbes

A recent report from InfluenceMap claims that the world's biggest oil and gas companies spend $200 million every year to weaken and oppose legislation aimed at fighting global warming.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Legislation


Defence and Climate Change - Committees - UK Parliament

  2023-09-12 (or before) in UK Parliament Committees

  Tagged under: Climate Change


'We need to amplify pressure on authorities to act' - Why Scotland must get real on climate crisis - Dr Rupert Read

  2023-09-11 (or before) in The Scotsman

If meaningful action to address climate and ecological breakdown is ever going to happen, the story of our lives has to change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


“Heading for Extinction”: the representation of scientific knowledge in Extinction Rebellion's recruitment talks

  2023-09-11 (or before) in Frontiers

This study examines how the climate action group Extinction Rebellion represents scientific knowledge in the public presentations used to recruit new members. Using a combination of semi-structured interviews and recordings of the talks and comparing across four versions, we examine how the talk developed and four distinct modes of science communication were identified. This analysis also highlights that many factors shape the mode of science communication employed, with the outcome particularly influenced by the editors' concept of how to best motivate action, as well as changes in the wider communication environment and evolut...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism


Climate change and insurance: The alarm bell we can't afford to ignore

  2023-09-11 (or before) by in The Climate Brink

Insurance markets are the canary in the coal mine

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Insurance


Greta’s school strikes led 30% of Swiss citizens to change habits

  2023-09-11 (or before) in Euronews

'Collective action can have a direct effect on society’, study on climate strikes shows.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Dr Andrew Forrest at Boao Forum for Asia Perth 2023

  2023-09-11 (or before) in fortescue.com

  Tagged under: Climate Change Mitigation | Collapse | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change


The Potential to Narrow Uncertainty in Regional Climate Predictions

  2023-09-09 (or before) in American Meteorological Society Journals

Faced by the realities of a changing climate, decision makers in a wide variety of organizations are increasingly seeking quantitative predictions of regional and local climate. An important issue for these decision makers, and for organizations that fund climate research, is what is the potential for climate science to deliver improvements—especially reductions in uncertainty—in such predictions? Uncertainty in climate predictions arises from three distinct sources: internal variability, model uncertainty, and scenario uncertainty. Using data from a suite of climate models, we separate and quantify these sources. Fo...

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change


Where's the trust? US climate deniers have no faith in university researchers

  2023-09-09 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

U.S. voters who don't trust universities are also more likely to believe that human activity doesn't cause climate change, a new collaborative study from researchers at the University of Cambridge and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) revealed in PLOS Climate.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | California


‘Climate breakdown has begun’: UN reports record summer heat

  2023-09-09 (or before) in Al Jazeera

Scientists blame ever warming human-caused climate change from the burning of coal, oil and natural gas.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change


How AI is helping airlines mitigate the climate impact of contrails

  2023-09-08 (or before) in The Keyword | Google Product and Technology News and Stories

We used AI to help airlines choose routes that are less likely to cause contrails, minimizing the environmental impact of flights.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Africa proposes global carbon taxes to fight climate change - BBC News

  2023-09-08 (or before) in The BBC

Despite suffering some of the worst impacts of climate change, the continent only gets 12% of financing.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Climate Change Impacts


As Climate-Fueled Weather Disasters Hit More U.S. Farms, the Costs of Insuring Agriculture Have Skyrocketed - Inside Climate News

  2023-09-07 by in Inside Climate News

The country’s farmers took in a record $19 billion in insurance payments in 2022, many because of weather-related disasters, according to a new analysis that suggests climate change could stoke the cost of insuring the nation’s farmers and ranchers to unsustainable levels. The Environmental Working Group, which has for decades critically scrutinized the Federal Crop […]

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Insurance


Adjusting 1.5 degree C climate change mitigation pathways in light of adverse new information - Nature Communications

  2023-09-07 (or before) in Nature

Emerging limitations on climate and low-carbon technology would require adjusting our 15.C climate change mitigation pathways. However, this could increase average annual emissions reductions to around 3GtCO2/year using a broad portfolio of mitigation measures.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


How hole in ozone layer affected summer rainfall in Tibet

  2023-09-07 in The Guardian

Study shows increase and decrease in rain linked to changes in ozone levels in upper atmosphere

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The 'one shot' campaign to get a strong legal statement on climate change

  2023-09-06 in A newsletter about climate litigation and justice

The campaign to get the International Court of Justice to write an advisory opinion on climate change had a major victory earlier this year, but its work has only just begun Vishal Prasad wasn't one of the initial group of students at the University of the South Pacific whose classroom

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Justice


African leaders call for debt relief to help tackle climate crisis

  2023-09-06 in The Guardian

Nairobi declaration, issued at first Africa Climate Summit, also includes call for global carbon taxes

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Finance


This summer broke the world record for the highest temperature officially recorded

  2023-09-06 in Associated Press News

The UN weather agency says Earth endured its hottest Northern Hemisphere summer ever measured.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires


Envisioning a future with climate change - Nature Climate Change

  2023-09-06 (or before) in Nature

Climate change research and assessments, including the most recent IPCC report, paint an increasingly dire picture of the future. However, the assumption that the future will be worse than the present may be wrong for many aspects of human well-being.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


Climate Science Denial Looms Large in GB News Linked ‘ARC’ Venture

  2023-09-05 by in DeSmog

“The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice”. This Martin Luther King quote was used by Conservative peer Baroness Stroud to introduce the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship (ARC), which launched in March.  Set up by the owners of GB News and involving “senior leaders from politics, media, culture, business, and […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Disinformation and Misinformation | Climate Justice


‘Adapt or die’: Hellscape coming for Australia

  2023-09-05 (or before) in news.com.au — Australia’s leading news site

We can’t avoid natural disasters. And they’re happening more often and with greater intensity. Now Australia is being warned it can only keep its people safe by preparing for the worst – and not just patching things up afterwards.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Extreme Weather | Forest Fires | Sea Level | Health | Trees


Is green growth happening? An empirical analysis of achieved versus Paris-compliant CO2–GDP decoupling in high-income countries

  2023-09-05 (or before) in The Lancet

The decoupling rates achieved in high-income countries are inadequate for meeting the climate and equity commitments of the Paris Agreement and cannot legitimately be considered green. If green is to be consistent with the Paris Agreement, then high-income countries have not achieved green growth, and are very unlikely to be able to achieve it in the future. To achieve Paris-compliant emission reductions, high-income countries will need to pursue post-growth demand-reduction strategies, reorienting the economy towards sufficiency, equity, and human wellbeing, while also accelerating technological change and efficiency improvemen...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | The Paris Agreement | GDP | CO2 | Economic Growth


Betting against worst-case climate scenarios is risky business

  2023-09-04 by in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

How much change can human systems tolerate before society collapses?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse


Unlocking the Secrets of Climate Evolution: The Tipping Points That Changed Earth Forever

  2023-09-03 in SciTechDaily - Science, Space and Technology News 2023

Over the past 66 million years, two major climate events have shaped the climate system, dividing the period into two distinct climate eras. An analysis of the hierarchy of tipping points indicates that over the past 66 million years, two significant occurrences laid the foundation for subsequent c

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Tipping Points


Smoke Is Fine, Longtime Tobacco and Coal Shill Assures Fox News Viewers

  2023-09-03 (or before) by in The New Republic

For reasons passing understanding, Steve Milloy has been invited to share his opinion on the East Coast's air quality crisis.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency 2022

  2023-09-03 (or before) in Oxford Academic

We are now at “code red” on planet Earth. Humanity is unequivocally facing a climate emergency. The scale of untold human suffering, already immense, is rapidly

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Scientists Find Success With New Direct Ocean Carbon Capture Technology - Inside Climate News

  2023-09-02 by in Inside Climate News

As human activity and climate change increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the ocean, harming coral reefs and marine life, researchers have designed a new technology using aqueous sodium hydroxide and sodium carbonate to remove carbon dioxide from ocean water, helping reverse acidification and reduce global warming.   “It took years to pull this off […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Coral Reefs


Contribution of prioritized urban nature-based solutions allocation to carbon neutrality - Nature Climate Change

  2023-09-02 (or before) in Nature

Effective spatial allocation of the nature-based solutions is important for city mitigation through various pathways. This Analysis allocates prioritized urban nature-based solutions to major European cities and estimates their potential contribution to emission reductions, then the carbon neutrality targets.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


Arguments from Global Warming Skeptics and what the science really says

  2023-09-02 (or before) in Global Warming and Climate Change skepticism examined

Examines the science and arguments of global warming skepticism. Common objections like 'global warming is caused by the sun', 'temperature has changed naturally in the past' or 'other planets are warming too' are examined to see what the science really says.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Woodside, Chevron say WA faces gas supply crunch as scientists warn of 'climate time bomb'

  2023-09-02 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Chevron


The extreme summer weather that scorched and soaked the world - BBC News

  2023-09-02 (or before) in The BBC

A look back at the heatwaves, wildfires, tropical storms and other major weather events around the world during the summer of 2023 and how they may relate to climate change due to global warming.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Heatwaves | Wildfires


The summer food went weird: searing heat reshapes US food production

  2023-09-02 in The Guardian

From wilting wheat to stressed pollinators, US farmers and fishermen see unexpected climate effects

  Tagged under: Drought | Farming | Climate Change | Fish | Food Production and Consumption


Air pollution shortens lives of Delhi residents by around 11.9 years | The Independent

  2023-09-02 (or before) in The Independent

Report finds 67.4 per cent of Indians live in areas that exceed country’s own national air quality standard

  Tagged under: Climate Change


'Not fit for purpose': Green groups secure High Court hearing over government's net zero plans

  2023-09-01 in Business Green

High Court orders three day 'rolled up' hearing for legal challenges brought by Friends of the Earth, ClientEarth, and Good Law Project

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Green Groups Are Divided Over a Proposal to Boost the Nation’s Hydropower. Here’s Why - Inside Climate News

  2023-09-01 by in Inside Climate News

America’s hydropower industry is hoping to reestablish some of its former glory by making itself central to the nation’s transition to clean energy—and it’s turning to Congress for help. The era of big dams arguably ended long ago. At one point referred to as “white coal,” hydropower was once a major source of electricity around […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | US Politics | Electricity


The summer ahead

  2023-09-01 in The Monthly - Australia

The climate disasters unfolding in the northern hemisphere are a sign of what’s in store here, as governments fail to act on the unfolding emergency

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Climate Change | Australia


Time Is Running Out: Coastal Wetlands Can’t Keep Up With Climate Change, Warns New Study

  2023-08-31 in SciTechDaily - Science, Space and Technology News 2023

The survival of marshes and other vulnerable coastal regions hinges on the ability to restrict global warming to under 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), as outlined in the Paris Agreement. According to a recent study published in Nature, coastal marshlands and coral reef islands may not e

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wetlands | Coral Reefs


Global trends in climate change litigation: 2023 snapshot - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-08-30 (or before) in London School of Economics

This report, the fifth in our annual series, reviews key global developments in climate change litigation with a focus on the period May 2022 to May 2023.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation


Climate Policy Radar | AI for climate law and policy research

  2023-08-30 (or before) in climatepolicyradar.org

Use Climate Policy Radar’s data science and AI-powered platform to search and explore thousands of climate change laws, policies and legal cases worldwide

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Legislation


Federal Act on Climate Protection Goals, Innovation and Strengthening Energy Security - Climate Change Laws of the World

  2023-08-30 (or before) in Climate Laws - Climate Change Laws of the World

  Tagged under: Climate Change


General comment No. 26 (2023) on children’s rights and the environment with a special focus on climate change

  2023-08-30 (or before) in Office of the High Commissioner Human Rights

Committee on the Rights of the Child

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Women and Children


Climate change fuelling Antarctic emperor penguin population losses

  2023-08-30 (or before) by in Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au

Emperor penguin chicks at four out of five colonies in Antarctica did not survive the spring of 2022, prompting fears for the animal’s future.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic


Modelling Climate Litigation Risk for (Re)Insurers

  2023-08-30 (or before) by in Columbia Law School

In response to the growing threat of climate change, the insurance industry has made significant investments in modelling and quantifying physical climate risks. However, the emerging risk of climate litigation has proven particularly difficult to model. In 2015 Mark Carney, then-Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Financial Stability Board, warned that climate litigation poses “long-tail risks” for insurers that may be “significant, uncertain and non-linear.” Since that warning, the number of climate-related cases has more than doubled, and the scope and financial significance of climate ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Insurance | Litigation | Finance


A Global Review of Insurance Industry Responses to Climate Change - The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance - Issues and Practice

  2023-08-30 (or before) in Springer Verlag

A vanguard of insurers is adapting its business model to the realities of climate change. In many ways, insurers are still catching up both to mainstream science and to their customers, which, in response to climate change and energy volatility, are increasingly changing the way they construct buildings, transport people and goods, design products and produce energy. Customers, as well as regulators and shareholders, are eager to see insurers provide more products and services that respond to the “greening” of the global economy, expand their efforts to improve disaster resilience and otherwise be proactive about the...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Insurance | Sustainability


Income-based U.S. household carbon footprints (1990–2019) offer new insights on emissions inequality and climate finance

  2023-08-30 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Current policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase adaptation and mitigation funding are insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. It is clear that further action is needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and achieve a just climate future. Here, we offer a new perspective on emissions responsibility and climate finance by conducting an environmentally extended input output analysis that links 30 years (1990–2019) of United States (U.S.) household-level income data to the emissions generated in creating that income. To do this we draw on over 2.8 billion inter-sectoral tran...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Health | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation | Finance


The 7 climate tipping points that could change the world forever

  2023-08-30 (or before) in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

As the world warms, these Earth systems are changing. Could further warming make them spiral out of control?

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change | Trees | Tipping Points


Scientists Warn 1 Billion People on Track to Die From Climate Change

  2023-08-30 by in ScienceAlert

The fossil fuels that humanity burns today will be a death sentence for many lives tomorrow.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Even modest climate change may lead to major transitions in boreal forests - Nature

  2023-08-29 (or before) in Nature

The survival of southern boreal tree saplings decreases in response to even modest warming and reduced rainfall, which,together with species-specific growth responses, could lead to regeneration failure of currently dominant tree species.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


Children have right to clean environment - report - BBC News

  2023-08-29 (or before) in The BBC

The UN says countries must act urgently to protect children from the harmful effects of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Women and Children


Exxon Predicts World Will Miss Climate-Change Targets

  2023-08-29 (or before) by in The Wall Street Journal - Breaking News, Business, Financial & Economic News, World News and Video

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Exxon


Climate change more than doubled the likelihood of extreme fire weather conditions in Eastern Canada – World Weather Attribution

  2023-08-29 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Remarks by Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Graham Steele at Event Hosted by the Brookings Institution's Assessing Insurance Regulation and Supervision of Climate-Related Financial Risk

  2023-08-29 (or before) in home.treasury.gov

As Prepared for Delivery Introduction Thank you, Carlos.  It is my pleasure to be with you all today, both those in the room and watching virtually. As the Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, my portfolio includes developing the Department’s policy views on banks, credit unions, consumer protection, access to capital, and financial sector cybersecurity matters.  My remarks will focus on the work that Treasury, through the Federal Insurance office (FIO), is doing to understand and help address the financial risks that our changing climate poses in the insurance sector. Work on climate-related financial...

  Tagged under: Drought | Finance | Climate Change | Housing | Insurance | Litigation | Economic Growth | California | Climate Change Impacts | Wildfires | Florida | Climate Change Mitigation


John Kerry urges oil and gas chiefs to bring climate change plans to UN summit | Financial Times

  2023-08-28 (or before) in Financial Times

US climate envoy calls for concrete proposals for renewable energy investment and emissions cuts by 2030

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change


Climate change is making hurricanes more destructive

  2023-08-28 (or before) by in The Climate Brink

A lot of people don't want you to understand this

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Decadal Trends in the Oceanic Storage of Anthropogenic Carbon From 1994 to 2014

  2023-08-27 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

Abstract The oceanic uptake and resulting storage of the anthropogenic CO2 (Cant) that humans have emitted into the atmosphere moderates climate change. Yet our knowledge about how this uptake and ...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Record Heat Scorches Dallas As Hell Summer Continues Across U.S.

  2023-08-27 in HuffPost - Breaking News, U.S. and World News | HuffPost

Temperatures in the area reached 110 degrees Fahrenheit, breaking the previous record for the date by four degrees.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


National news' scant coverage of climate protests largely overlooked the scientific urgency driving controversial climate actions

  2023-08-27 (or before) in Media Matters for America

The past year has seen a global surge in climate activism, spurred by the escalating climate crisis, including controversial actions such as throwing paint and food at venerable works of art, bringing bustling city traffic to a halt, and disrupting major athletic competitions, among others.  A Media Matters analysis of coverage by major national TV news networks and the top five U.S. newspapers by circulation reveals a troubling trend: Coverage of such disruptive climate protests over the last year was not only limited, but also heavily skewed, often focusing on the disruptive tactics of the activists rather than the urgent...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Washington State


The Ocean Has a Fever

  2023-08-27 (or before) in NASA Earth Observatory

Decades of gradual warming due to human-caused climate change and an El Niño in the Pacific Ocean nudged global sea surface temperatures to record levels in 2023.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Sea Level


Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles

  2023-08-27 (or before) in Yale E360

A growing body of evidence indicates that the continuing destruction of tropical forests is disrupting the movement of water in the atmosphere, causing major shifts in precipitation that could lead to drought in key agricultural areas in China, India, and the U.S. Midwest.  

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Drought | Climate Change | Rivers | Trees


Saudi Aramco Targeted in UN Human Rights Probe Tied to Climate Change - Bloomberg

  2023-08-26 (or before) in Bloomberg

Saudi Aramco is being investigated by the United Nations for possible human rights violations tied to fossil-fuel induced climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


The tropical forest carbon cycle and climate change - Nature

  2023-08-25 (or before) in Nature

Tropical forests currently make a neutral contribution to the global carbon cycle, but they are likely to become a carbon source in the near future.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


Fossil Fuel Subsidies Surged to Record $7 Trillion

  2023-08-25 (or before) in International Monetary Fund

Scaling back subsidies would reduce air pollution, generate revenue, and make a major contribution to slowing climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change is coming for your olive oil, too

  2023-08-25 by in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

Overall inflation is easing. But heatwaves in Europe have doubled the price of live oil over the past year.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Heatwaves


"We are killing this ecosystem": the scientists tracking the Amazon's fading health

  2023-08-25 (or before) in Nature

Climate change, deforestation and other human threats are driving the rainforest towards a tipping point of sustainability. Researchers are racing to chart the Amazon’s future.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change | Health | Tipping Points | Sustainability


AR6 Synthesis Report: Climate Change 2023

  2023-08-25 (or before) in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | IPCC


Stumbling towards collapse: coming to terms with the climate crisis

  2023-08-25 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

Leading sociologists have approached the climate crisis by emphasising a way forward and identifying hopeful directions. What sense is to be made of suggestions that we are instead on the brink of ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Capitalism | Collapse


Top science publisher withdraws flawed climate study

  2023-08-25 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Top science publisher Springer Nature said it has withdrawn a study that presented misleading conclusions on climate change impacts after an investigation prompted by an Agence France-Presse (AFP) inquiry.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


'Catastrophic' loss: Huge colonies of emperor penguins saw no chicks survive last year as sea ice disappears | CNN

  2023-08-24 by in CNN

As rapidly warming global temperatures help push Antarctica’s sea ice to unprecedented lows, it’s threatening the very existence of one of the continent’s most iconic species: emperor penguins.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Insurance | Health | Finance


Every single candidate denied climate change in first Republican presidential debate

  2023-08-24 (or before) in currentlyhq.com

"Climate change is real, by the way" - Joe Biden, on Twitter.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Joe Biden


ERROR: The request could not be satisfied

  2023-08-24 (or before) in Los Angeles Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Wildfires


Scientists unearth warning about climate change, extinction

  2023-08-23 (or before) in Spectrum News

Scientists are warning that we're in an extinction crisis

  Tagged under: Climate Change | California


Climate change doubled chance of weather conditions that led to record Quebec fires, researchers say

  2023-08-22 in Associated Press News

A new analysis finds that climate change more than doubled the chances of the hot, dry weather that helped fuel the unprecedented wildfire season in eastern Canada.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires


I’ve spent 40 years in Antarctic research. Right now it’s facing a climate emergency so we must not put vital science on ice | Dana M Bergstrom for the Conversation

  2023-08-22 in The Guardian

Antarctica is experiencing disturbing changes – from missing winter sea ice to disintegrating ice shelves – and it’s almost certain things will get worse

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic


We Are Witnessing the First Stages of Civilization’s Collapse

  2023-08-22 in The Nation

Will our own elites perform any better than the rulers of Chaco Canyon, the Mayan heartland, and Viking Greenland?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse


There are complex reasons for our dire wildfires, but scientists say climate change plays key role | CBC News

  2023-08-21 (or before) in CBC.ca - Canada's Public Broadcaster

"It's not one thing that's causing these really bad fire seasons," said Jen Baron, a PhD candidate at UBC's department of forest and conservation sciences. "At a broad scale, it's really the interaction between the climate and the fuels that are driving these changes."

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires | Trees


Towards real-time verification of CO2 emissions - Nature Climate Change

  2023-08-21 (or before) in Nature

The Paris Agreement has increased the incentive to verify reported anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions with independent Earth system observations. Reliable verification requires a step change in our understanding of carbon cycle variability.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Seeing carbon dioxide emissions through the trees - Nature Climate Change

  2023-08-21 (or before) in Nature

Atmospheric observations can quantify anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions, but variability in net land carbon exchange delays the detection of changes. Now, research improves understanding of this variability and allows earlier detection of emissions changes.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


NASA Study Reveals Compounding Climate Risks at Two Degrees of Warming – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  2023-08-21 (or before) in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Guest post: Gauging the success of climate change adaptation - Carbon Brief

  2023-08-21 by in Carbon Brief

As the impacts of climate change materialise around the world, the importance of good adaptation becomes all the more pressing.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Navigating the continuum between adaptation and maladaptation - Nature Climate Change

  2023-08-21 (or before) in Nature

Reducing the risk of maladaptation is critical to successful climate adaptation, yet such dichotomy hampers nuanced assessments of adaptation outcomes. The authors provide a framework to assess relevant dimensions of adaptation outcomes on a continuum and apply it to various adaptation options.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Surprising stability of recent global carbon cycling enables improved fossil fuel emission verification - Nature Climate Change

  2023-08-21 (or before) in Nature

Verification of reported fossil fuel emissions is critical for tracking the progress of the Paris Agreement. Here, a simple model suggests the stability of the sensitivity of net carbon exchange to climate and carbon dioxide forcing and validates reported global emissions with improved accuracy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The climate appeasers are leading us towards catastrophe

  2023-08-20 (or before) by in Prospect Magazine

In 1940, George Orwell famously lambasted those who refused to prepare for the Second World War. Today we face a different war—on the climate crisis—a...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The liberal limits to transformation in the Green Climate Fund

  2023-08-20 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

International climate finance institutions increasingly articulate their goals as catalyzing transformation, but can these institutions bring about deep structural change when they reflect the same...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Justice | Finance


Montana’s landmark climate ruling: three key takeaways

  2023-08-20 in The Guardian

A judge last week ruled the young plaintiffs have the right to a clean environment – and experts say this changed the climate litigation landscape

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation


Misreading the Bengal Delta | University of Washington

  2023-08-18 (or before) in University of Washington

Perilously close to sea level and vulnerable to floods, erosion, and cyclones, Bangladesh is one of the top recipients of development aid earmarked for climate change adaptation. Yet, to what extent do adaptation projects address local needs and concerns? Combining environmental history and ethnographic fieldwork with development professionals, rural farmers, and landless women, *Misreading the Bengal Delta* critiques development narratives of Bangladesh as a “climate change victim.” It examines how development actors repackage colonial-era modernizing projects, which have caused severe environmental effects, as clim...

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Flooding | Sea Level | Health | Women and Children | Finance


Climate change: Something strange is happening in the Pacific and we must find out why | New Scientist

  2023-08-18 (or before) in New Scientist

Unexpectedly, the eastern Pacific Ocean is cooling. If this “cold tongue” continues, it could reduce greenhouse gas warming by 30 per cent – but also bring megadrought to the US

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


UK coffee-drinkers wake up to climate change threat

  2023-08-17 (or before) in The Church Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change


New Data: Shut Down 60% of Existing Fossil Fuel Extraction to Keep 1.5°C in Reach - Oil Change International

  2023-08-16 by in Oil Change International

When you are in a hole, the first step is to stop digging. New data shows the majority of the fossil fuel reserves within active fields and mines must stay in the ground to maintain a liveable climate.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


As Malaysia grapples with floods, the need for a climate change bill is clear

  2023-08-16 (or before) in China Dialogue | China environment and climate news

While its towns bear the consequences of extreme weather, experts and politicians push for a long-awaited climate bill to be signed into law

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Montana Youth Sued Their Government Over Climate Change and Won. Here’s Why That’s a Big Deal - Inside Climate News

  2023-08-15 by in Inside Climate News

A Montana judge issued a landmark ruling this week, siding with a group of young plaintiffs who accused their state government of violating their constitutional right to “a clean and healthful environment” by promoting fossil fuel development without considering how those projects contribute to climate change.  In 2020, 16 young Montanans, whose ages today range […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


'Inability to think long-term': Politicians lashed over lack of climate change targets on Q+A

  2023-08-15 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Severe drought in Panama hits global shipping industry | Financial Times

  2023-08-15 (or before) in Financial Times

Restrictions triggered by lack of rain are likely to occur ‘again and again’ as climate change worsens

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change


August 2023 Updates to the Climate Case Charts | Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

  2023-08-15 (or before) in Sabin Center for Climate Change Law - Columbia University

  Tagged under: Climate Change


For Decades, Our Carbon Emissions Sped the Growth of Plants — Not Anymore

  2023-08-15 (or before) in Yale E360

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

  2023-08-15 (or before) in Sabin Center for Climate Change Law - Columbia University

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Arizona Republicans Don’t Want to Hear About the Deadly Heat Wave

  2023-08-14 (or before) in Politico

GOP lawmakers are brushing off the extreme heat — and any suggestion of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The evolution of climate justice claims in global climate change negotiations under the UNFCCC

  2023-08-14 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

A growing body of research suggests that the global conception of climate change is increasingly taking a justice-focus. However, the justice-framings of different actors in the UNFCCC process and ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Justice


Even in Greek towns razed by wildfires, people don’t blame the climate crisis. That must change | Christy Lefteri

  2023-08-14 in The Guardian

Many see climate breakdown as a problem of the future, but it’s here now. To move forward, we must understand our part in it, says author Christy Lefteri

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires


Concrete tomb filled with deadly nuclear waste is leaking as it's starting to crack

  2023-08-14 (or before) in Latest News, Entertainment Stories And Viral Videos - UNILAD

  Tagged under: Oceans | Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean


Should Climate Protesters Be Less Annoying?

  2023-08-14 (or before) by in The New Republic

Activists interrupted a pro tennis tournament in Washington, D.C., last week—and reignited a debate about how best to wage the climate fight.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism


Heat stored in the Earth system 1960–2020: where does the energy go?

  2023-08-14 (or before) in Earth System Science Data

Abstract. The Earth climate system is out of energy balance, and heat has accumulated continuously over the past decades, warming the ocean, the land, the cryosphere, and the atmosphere. According to the Sixth Assessment Report by Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this planetary warming over multiple decades is human-driven and results in unprecedented and committed changes to the Earth system, with adverse impacts for ecosystems and human systems. The Earth heat inventory provides a measure of the Earth energy imbalance (EEI) and allows for quantifying how much heat has accumulated in the Ea...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Earth Energy Imbalance | Climate Change Impacts


Global Monitoring Laboratory - Data Visualization

  2023-08-14 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Understanding the growing radical flank of the climate movement as the world burns | Brookings

  2023-08-13 (or before) in Brookings Institute

Many organizations in the climate change movement are connected.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


On the Highway to Climate Hell

  2023-08-12 (or before) by in Foreign Policy - the Global Magazine of News and Ideas

The world's infrastructure was built for a climate that no longer exists.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Housing


How to protest climate change nicely, with Brenda the Civil Disobedience Penguin | First Dog on the Moon

  2023-08-11 in The Guardian

We need a croc in every pool. An orca in every marina!

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Seafloor Is Dissolving Because of Climate Change

  2023-08-11 (or before) in VICE

According to a new study, ocean acidification is setting off a dangerous feedback loop that’s dissolving the very bottom of the ocean.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification


Water firms urged to save money by diluting climate change plans

  2023-08-10 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

The government has privately asked water companies to explore saving money on future water supplies by assuming unrealistically low levels of climate change. Wa

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Canada in the Year 2060 - Macleans.ca

  2023-08-10 in macleans.ca

Summers lost to fire and smoke. Biblical floods. Dying forests. Retreating coasts. Economic turmoil and political unrest. It’s going to be a weird century. Here’s what it will look like—and how Canada can get through it.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


Why did the Maui fire spread so fast? Drought, nonnative species and climate change among possible reasons | CNN

  2023-08-09 by in CNN

Drought conditions are becoming more extreme and common in Hawaii and other Pacific islands.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Health | Wildfires | Finance


The unexpected radiative impact of the Hunga Tonga eruption of 15th January 2022 - Communications Earth & Environment

  2023-08-09 (or before) in Nature

Perturbations to the global climate system changed from net cooling to net heating during the first month after the 2022 Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha-apai eruption, according to radiative forcing estimates based on satellite, ground-based, in situ and radiosonde observations.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Tonga eruption increases chance of temporary surface temperature anomaly above 1.5 °C - Nature Climate Change

  2023-08-09 (or before) in Nature

The Hunga Tonga–Hunga Ha’apai eruption in January 2022 injected large amounts of water vapour into the atmosphere. Here, the authors show that this can cause additional warming over the next years, which increases the likelihood of exceeding 1.5 °C warming over a short time period.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change dropped from government risk register

  2023-08-08 (or before) in Civil service, Westminster, Whitehall news & analysis for civil servants | Civil Service World maga

The first overhaul of the UK’s risk register since 2020 marks a significant departure from the previous approach to anticipating future threats

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change and flash floods in Upper Austria | Copernicus

  2023-08-08 (or before) in Copernicus

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Net zero’s dam has burst, but the BBC is still papering over the cracks

  2023-08-08 (or before) in The Telegraph

For decades, the Beeb’s coverage has been shamelessly one-sided, presenting highly politicised theory as irrefutable fact

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Politicians have a public mandate for climate leadership

  2023-08-07 in IPPR

The public know that climate change is a major long-term risk to their family and community and are waiting for leadership, argues Sam Freedman.  In a crowded field July’s Uxbridge …

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Florida schools ‘hijacked by the left’ turn to anti-climate cartoons

  2023-08-07 by in E&E News | Essential Energy and Environment News

Florida's Department of Education approves classroom use of videos produced by a conservative group that denies climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Florida


As Sea Ice Melts and Forests Burn, Will the World Heat More than We Feared? – Byline Times

  2023-08-07 by in Byline Times

If there’s any risk future climate change may be worse than we’re anticipating, we must double-down on decarbonisation even more urgently, writes Charlie Gardner

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Decarbonisation | Trees


Climate change: Antarctica could become planet's 'radiator' due to 'extreme' weather, fear scientists carrying out government review

  2023-08-07 in Sky News

There is a danger Antarctica "stops acting as a refrigerant for the planet, and it starts acting as a radiator", one of the scientists involved has warned.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change | Antarctic


Aerosols must be included in climate risk assessments

  2023-08-06 (or before) in Nature

Estimates of impending risk ignore a big player in regional change and climate extremes. Estimates of impending risk ignore a big player in regional change and climate extremes.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


In pictures: How climate change is causing loss and damage around the world by UNDP Climate on Exposure

  2023-08-06 (or before) in undp-climate.exposure.co

Here are the many faces of loss and damage caused by climate change around the world –and what it can look like for those on the frontlines.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Chile | Wildfires | Madagascar


5 factors behind the Global Heatwave 2023, and it's not just El Niño

  2023-08-06 (or before) in YouTube

plain language description from a professional climatologistsome key studies on solar irradiance and volcanic issuesSchmutz, W., Changes in the Total Solar I...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | El Niño


Climate change is death by a thousand cuts

  2023-08-03 (or before) by in The Climate Brink

Much of the concern about climate change is around the idea of “the big impact,” a single, colossal disaster that dramatically impacts everyone on the planet, much like the scenario depicted in the movie The Day After Tomorrow. While such an event could happen, it’s not the most likely way we will be impacted by our changing climate. A more plausible scenario involves ‘death by a thousand cuts,’ with numerous smaller impacts occurring simultaneously or in close succession. Each impact on its own might be manageable, but collectively they could sum up to a significant problem.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Our survey. Net Zero, climate change, cars, bans and LTNs. The nearer the target, the bigger the opposition. | Conservative Home

  2023-08-02 by in Conservative Home - Comprehensive, independent coverage of the UK Conservative Party

An emphatic 66 per cent are opposed to LDNs - and a socking great 83 per cent to the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans from 2030.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Cars


Global and Regional Trends and Drivers of Fire Under Climate Change

  2023-08-01 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

Abstract Recent wildfire outbreaks around the world have prompted concern that climate change is increasing fire incidence, threatening human livelihood and biodiversity, and perpetuating climate c...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Sunak Pushes North Sea Fossil Fuel as Political Shift Gains Pace - Bloomberg

  2023-07-31 (or before) in Bloomberg

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak committed to granting hundreds of new licenses for oil and gas production in the North Sea, as his governing Conservatives intensify efforts to draw a political dividing line with the poll-leading opposition Labour Party on energy policy and the environment.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak


Mike Huckabee’s “Kids Guide to the Truth About Climate Change” Shows the Changing Landscape of Climate Denial - Inside Climate News

  2023-07-31 by in Inside Climate News

Beverly Grimmett thought the kids magazines she saw stacked on a coworker’s desk this spring were perfectly innocent, until she picked one up.  “My stomach turned,” Grimmett said.  The guides were decorated in bright colors and cheerful cartoons, with titles like “The Kids Guide to Socialism,” “The Kids Guide to Our One Nation Under God,” […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change


What's your Birth Carbon?

  2023-07-31 (or before) in The Nature Conservancy: A World Where People & Nature Thrive

How much have carbon dioxide levels increased during your lifetime? Start by seeing what levels were like during the year you were born, and learn what we can do to solve climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The UK has lost its net zero leadership – so why are we still stalling on proven technologies like onshore wind?

  2023-07-31 (or before) in thriverenewables.co.uk

Following a recent report from the Climate Change Committee, we give our thoughts on the state of the energy transition in the UK, including the government’s consultation into ‘community engagement’ around onshore wind.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Net Zero | Wind Power


IMF increasingly worried about 'material' impact of climate change on economies | Reuters

  2023-07-28 (or before) in Reuters

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday called for better coordinated efforts to address the causes of climate change, warning extreme weather is posing material risks to countries globally, especially developing economies already saddled with high debts.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability | Finance


Exceptional twentieth-century slowdown in Atlantic Ocean overturning circulation - Nature Climate Change

  2023-07-28 (or before) in Nature

Cooling has been observed over the past century in the northern Atlantic, and this study presents multiple lines of evidence that suggest it may be a result of a reduction in the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. The decrease in this circulation, particularly after 1970, seems to be unprecedented in the past millennium and melt from the Greenland Ice Sheet may be a contributing factor.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Ocean circulation and climate during the past 120,000 years - Nature

  2023-07-28 (or before) in Nature

Oceans cover more than two-thirds of our blue planet. The waters move in a global circulation system, driven by subtle density differences and transporting huge amounts of heat. Ocean circulation is thus an active and highly nonlinear player in the global climate game. Increasingly clear evidence implicates ocean circulation in abrupt and dramatic climate shifts, such as sudden temperature changes in Greenland on the order of 5–10 °C and massive surges of icebergs into the North Atlantic Ocean — events that have occurred repeatedly during the last glacial cycle.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Thermohaline circulation hysteresis: A model intercomparison

  2023-07-28 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

We present results from an intercomparison of 11 different climate models of intermediate complexity, in which the North Atlantic Ocean was subjected to slowly varying changes in freshwater input. Al...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Ocean Warming | Vital Signs – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  2023-07-28 (or before) in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


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  2023-07-28 (or before) in Leopoldina | Home

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Tipping Points


Climate change threat 'existential' says Joe Biden, as world faces hottest July - BBC News

  2023-07-27 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers believe this month will be the hottest ever recorded - even with several days to go.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Joe Biden


Climate Lawsuits Are Becoming Key Driver of Change as Courts Tie Policy to Human Rights

  2023-07-27 in Common Dreams

A growing percentage of litigation has been filed in the Global South, with plaintiffs arguing they have a right to adequate climate policy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation


Labour urged to work with Tories to counter ‘ignorant’ climate policy attacks

  2023-07-25 in The Guardian

Tory former minister and chair of Climate Change Committee condemns ‘absolutely unacceptable’ attacks on Labour stance

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Global and Regional Trends and Drivers of Fire Under Climate Change

  2023-07-25 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

Abstract Recent wildfire outbreaks around the world have prompted concern that climate change is increasing fire incidence, threatening human livelihood and biodiversity, and perpetuating climate c...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Extreme heat in North America, Europe and China in July 2023 made much more likely by climate change – World Weather Attribution

  2023-07-25 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Eco Collapse We Were Warned About Has Begun

  2023-07-25 by in resilience

In 2023, different climatic anomalies have been recorded that set new historical records in the tragic progression of climate change at the global level.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse


Antarctic sea ice levels dive in 'five-sigma event', as experts flag worsening consequences for planet - ABC News

  2023-07-25 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Antarctic sea ice has usually been able to recover in winter. But this time it's different, with levels taking a sharp downward turn at a time of year when sea ice usually forms reliably — and experts are worried.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Sea Level


What frightens me about the climate crisis is we don’t know how bad things really are | Roger Harrabin

  2023-07-25 in The Guardian

As the barrage of bad news from places like Greece continues, all we can be certain of is there are many surprises lying ahead, says analyst Roger Harrabin

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Wildfires


'Big-time bad news': what a secret Cold War project could tell us about the fate of Greenland's ice sheet

  2023-07-21 (or before) in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Ice Melting


Climate change threatens to cause the next economic mega-shock

  2023-07-20 in Chatham House

The stark disconnect between climate science and financial market sentiment will eventually end. It looks increasingly likely to be a sudden and painful adjustment.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Guest post: How ‘locally led’ adaptation can help address climate change - Carbon Brief

  2023-07-18 by in Carbon Brief

How locally-led adaptation (LLA) can help to deliver on the promise to build resilience to climate impacts around the world?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Longer heatwaves driven by ‘turbo-charged’ climate change, say scientists

  2023-07-17 in The Guardian

Record heat in Europe and the US is part of a pattern of more intense heatwaves made more likely by climate breakdown

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Heatwaves


Sixfold Increase in Historical Northern Hemisphere Concurrent Large Heatwaves Driven by Warming and Changing Atmospheric Circulations

  2023-07-16 (or before) in American Meteorological Society Journals

Abstract Simultaneous heatwaves affecting multiple regions (referred to as concurrent heatwaves) pose compounding threats to various natural and societal systems, including global food chains, emergency response systems, and reinsurance industries. While anthropogenic climate change is increasing heatwave risks across most regions, the interactions between warming and circulation changes that yield concurrent heatwaves remain understudied. Here, we quantify historical (1979–2019) trends in concurrent heatwaves during the warm season [May–September (MJJAS)] across the Northern Hemisphere mid- to high latitudes. We fin...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Climate Change Impacts | Heatwaves


Climate graphic of the week: Global warming is supercharging weather events, say scientists | Financial Times

  2023-07-16 (or before) in Financial Times

Flooding in US, South Korea, India and Japan and extreme heat in Europe raises concerns about pace of change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Flooding | Japan


US refuses climate reparations for developing nations - BBC News

  2023-07-14 (or before) in The BBC

Climate envoy John Kerry made the remarks before he travels to China to discuss climate change issues.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Recent and future declines of a historically widespread pollinator linked to climate, land cover, and pesticides | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-07-14 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

The acute decline in global biodiversity includes not only the loss of rare species, but also the rapid collapse of common species across many diff...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Bees | Insects | Collapse


Leaks Can Make Natural Gas as Bad for the Climate as Coal, a Study Says

  2023-07-13 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Methane


UN warns climate change is pushing millions of people into hunger

  2023-07-12 in Business Green

New research from UN shows around 735 million people are currently facing hunger, compared to 613 million in 2019

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Famine


The ground is deforming, and buildings aren’t ready

  2023-07-12 (or before) in EurekAlert! Science News Releases

A new Northwestern University study has, for the first time, linked underground climate change to the shifting ground beneath urban areas. The phenomenon is affecting all major urban areas around the globe, causing civil structures and infrastructures to crack.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


North India Deluge 2023: Ladakh, a cold desert, received over 10,000% of its normal rain on July 8-9

  2023-07-12 (or before) in Down To Earth | Environment & science issues | India, South Asia

Heavy rains are now a reality for Ladakh due to global warming; Ladakhis may now have to unlearn their former ways of living 

  Tagged under: Climate Change


‘Heaviest rain ever’ causes deadly floods and landslides in Japan

  2023-07-11 in The Guardian

Mud engulfs houses and cars as island of Kyushu bears brunt of annual rainy season that is worsening with climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cars | Japan


Vermont Floods Show Limits of America’s Efforts to Adapt to Climate Change

  2023-07-11 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Housing


Only 5% of national TV news segments on the record-shattering heat wave that scorched Texas mentioned climate change

  2023-07-11 (or before) in Media Matters for America

Throughout the recent record-breaking and deadly heat wave that affected millions across Texas and other parts of the Southwest, major TV networks largely failed to report on the links between climate change and the extreme heat. Over a two-week period from June 15-29, an analysis by Media Matters found: Only 5% of the 310 segments and weathercasts about the heat wave across national TV news mentioned climate change. Major cable news networks – CNN, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC – aired 187 segments or weathercasts about the heat wave, but only 8 mentioned climate change. MSNBC mentioned the connection between the extr...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Texas


'An Insane Amount of Water': What Climate Change Means For California's Biggest Dairy District - Modern Farmer

  2023-07-10 by in Homepage - Modern Farmer

For Joseph Goni, a fourth-generation dairy farmer in Tulare County, California, the region’s historic floods were part of family lore. As such, his

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | California


UK should quit ‘climate-wrecking’ energy treaty, say official advisers

  2023-07-10 in The Guardian

Climate Change Committee recommends leaving energy charter treaty, which critics say is ‘weaponised’ by fossil fuel firms

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Remaining “Calm” About Climate Change Will Kill Us

  2023-07-10 in The Lever

Anyone insisting that you “calm down” about climate change is living in denial about the catastrophes at our doorstep.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | US Politics


Past and projected climate change impacts on heat-related child mortality in Africa - IOPscience

  2023-07-10 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Climate Change Impacts


MetLink - Royal Meteorological Society Tipping Points: Critical Thresholds for Climate Change -

  2023-07-09 (or before) in MetLink - Royal Meteorological Society Home

To what extent can all climate change be seen as a tipping point?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Tipping Points


Anthropogenic climate change impacts exacerbate summer forest fires in California | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-07-09 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Record-breaking summer forest fires have become a regular occurrence in California. Observations indicate a fivefold increase in summer burned area...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Forest Fires | California | Climate Change Impacts | Trees


What makes South Asia so vulnerable to climate change? | Climate News | Al Jazeera

  2023-07-09 (or before) by in Al Jazeera

Extreme weather events in one of the world’s most populous regions bring food insecurity, displacement and disease.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Schwarzenegger to Sue Big Oil for ‘First Degree Murder’

  2023-07-09 (or before) in Politico

At SXSW, the former California governor lets loose on climate change, Donald Trump and gives his first in-depth remarks on #MeToo.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | California


Desert Apocalypse, Episode 1: Yellow Pine Solar

  2023-07-09 (or before) in YouTube

Filmmaker Justin McAffee travels with Basin and Range Watch to explore what's at stake at the Yellow Pine Solar project site in Pahrump Valley. They discover...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Solar Energy | California


Climate Feedback Loops and Tipping Points | Center for Science Education

  2023-07-09 (or before) by in Center for Science Education

Feedback loops play an important role in interactions among parts of the climate system. Positive feedback loops can sometimes result in irreversible change as climate conditions cross a tipping point.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Tipping Points


Doom-and-gloom climate news may scare but also encourage audiences

  2023-07-08 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

A team of Penn State researchers investigated how seeing frightening news about climate change day after day may shape the way people feel about the phenomenon and how willing they are to take action to address it.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


It’s Not Just Climate: Are We Ignoring Other Causes of Disasters?

  2023-07-08 (or before) in Yale E360

Climate change is increasingly seen as the cause of natural catastrophes, from floods to famines. But a growing number of scientists are cautioning that blaming disasters solely on climate overlooks the poor policy and planning decisions that make these events much worse.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Famine


The Next Level of the Age of Extinction | by umair haque | Eudaimonia and Co

  2023-07-07 (or before) in Eudaimonia and Co

The Apocalypse Phase of Climate Change Appears To Be Heading Our Way

  Tagged under: Climate Change


There's no such thing as a perfect climate change solution

  2023-07-07 in Los Angeles Times

But we still need to confront global warming, fast.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | California


Scientists Raise Alarm Over Risk of 'Synchronized' Global Crop Failures

  2023-07-07 (or before) in VICE

New research exposes an underestimated risk of simultaneous global food supply shocks due to climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


UN says climate change ‘out of control’ after likely hottest week on record

  2023-07-07 in The Guardian

After record breaking days on Monday and Tuesday, unofficial analysis shows the world may have seen its hottest seven days in a row

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Generational differences in climate-related beliefs, risk perceptions and emotions in the UK - Communications Earth & Environment

  2023-07-06 (or before) in Nature

Younger people in the UK are more likely than older individuals to feel emotional engagement with climate change-related risks, however, there is little difference in the belief in anthropogenic climate change, according to analyses of nationally representative survey results.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Researchers: We've Underestimated The Risk of Simultaneous Crop Failures Worldwide

  2023-07-05 by in ScienceAlert

The risks of harvest failures in multiple global breadbaskets have been underestimated, according to a study Tuesday that researchers said should be a "wake up call" about the threat climate change poses to our food systems.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


June Extremes Suggest Parts of the Climate System Are Reaching Tipping Points - Inside Climate News

  2023-07-04 by in Inside Climate News

June 2023 may be remembered as the start of a big change in the climate system, with many key global indicators flashing red warning lights amid signs that some systems are tipping toward a new state from which they may not recover. Earth’s critical reflective polar ice caps are at their lowest extent on record […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Tipping Points


World hits record land, sea temperatures as climate change fuels 2023 extremes | Reuters

  2023-07-03 (or before) in Reuters

The target of keeping long-term global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 Fahrenheit) is moving out of reach, climate experts say, with nations failing to set more ambitious goals despite months of record-breaking heat on land and sea.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


An earth system model shows self-sustained thawing of permafrost even if all man-made GHG emissions stop in 2020 - Scientific Reports

  2023-07-03 (or before) in Nature

The risk of points-of-no-return, which, once surpassed lock the world into new dynamics, have been discussed for decades. Recently, there have been warnings that some of these tipping points are coming closer and are too dangerous to be disregarded. In this paper we report that in the ESCIMO climate model the world is already past a point-of-no-return for global warming. In ESCIMO we observe self-sustained thawing of the permafrost for hundreds of years, even if global society stops all emissions of man-made GHGs immediately. We encourage other model builders to explore our discovery in their (bigger) models, and report on their...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Arctic | Albedo | Ice Melting | Tipping Points


UK weather: hottest June since records began - Met Office - BBC News

  2023-07-03 (or before) in The BBC

Scientists found evidence that climate change made the warmer weather last month more likely.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Canada Offers Lesson in the Economic Toll of Climate Change

  2023-07-03 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires


Target atmospheric CO2: Where should humanity aim?

  2023-07-02 (or before) in arXiv.org e-Print archive

Paleoclimate data show that climate sensitivity is ~3 deg-C for doubled CO2, including only fast feedback processes. Equilibrium sensitivity, including slower surface albedo feedbacks, is ~6 deg-C for doubled CO2 for the range of climate states between glacial conditions and ice-free Antarctica. Decreasing CO2 was the main cause of a cooling trend that began 50 million years ago, large scale glaciation occurring when CO2 fell to 450 +/- 100 ppm, a level that will be exceeded within decades, barring prompt policy changes. If humanity wishes to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed and to which life on ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Albedo | Trees


UK airports say they can reach net zero and still expand. Is it just pie in the sky?

  2023-07-01 in The Guardian

Despite the Climate Change Committee’s warnings to stop growing capacity, Gatwick is gearing up for another try at a second runway

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


What a world 1.5 degrees hotter would look like

  2023-06-30 (or before) in ips-journal.eu | IPS Journal

To mitigate the worst climate change impacts, we need to consider implementing climate solutions outside of the free economic market

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Famine | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Justice


The climate change-denying TikTok post that won't go away - BBC News

  2023-06-30 (or before) in The BBC

The firm is struggling to stop climate misinformation spreading on its platform, BBC investigation finds.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation


Climate anxiety is about more than just personal risks - Nature Climate Change

  2023-06-29 (or before) in Nature

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief


The Future Is the Termination Shock: On the Antinomies and Psychopathologies of Geoengineering. Part One

  2023-06-29 (or before) in Brill

Abstract As capitalist society remains incapable of addressing climate breakdown, one measure is waiting in the wings: solar geoengineering. No other technology can cut global temperatures immediately. It would alleviate the symptoms of the crisis, not its causes. But might it be combined with radical emissions cuts? This essay, the first instalment of two, scrutinises the rationalist-optimist case for geoengineering: the idea that soot planes in the sky can shield the Earth from the worst heat while society rids itself of fossil fuels. A more likely outcome is that they encourage business-as-usual to continue, while negative si...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Geoengineering


2023 Progress Report to Parliament - Climate Change Committee

  2023-06-28 (or before) in Climate Change Committee

This year saw the release of new detail on the Government’s plans for Net Zero with the publication…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Climate Change Committee says UK no longer a world leader - BBC News

  2023-06-28 (or before) in The BBC

The UK's statutory climate body criticises the government for backing new oil and gas projects.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate Change Committee warns UK has 'lost' its global net zero leadership position

  2023-06-28 in Business Green

Annual progress report warns government's official advisors have 'markedly less' confidence in the UK's ability to meet its decarbonisation targets from 2030 onwards

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Decarbonisation


Climate change: Deforestation surges despite pledges - BBC News

  2023-06-27 (or before) in The BBC

Data shows that cutting down tropical forests increased by 10% in 2022, despite promises made at COP26.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Deforestation | Climate Change | Trees


Rainforest destruction soared in 2022 despite global pledges to halt deforestation, new report finds | CNN

  2023-06-27 by in CNN

The destruction of the world’s rainforests ramped up last year, despite global pledges to end deforestation by 2030, according to a new report.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Climate Change | Brazil | Health | Trees | Finance


Better transparency is no substitute for real delivery - Climate Change Committee

  2023-06-27 by in Climate Change Committee

Following last year’s High Court ruling, the UK Government has published the Carbon Budget Delivery Plan (CBDP), providing much greater transparency on its Net Zero plans. However, despite over 3,000 pages of new detail, the Climate Change Committee’s confidence in the UK meeting its goals from 2030 onwards is now markedly less than it was in our previous assessment a year ago.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Boston's summer heat is an issue of racial equity. 'Greening' our city is one solution

  2023-06-26 (or before) in WBUR

We will need to do far more than plant trees and increase green space to fully address climate change and gun violence, write Gaurab Basu and Jonathan Jay. But nature-based solutions have significant community-level health benefits and should play an important role in our public policy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Trees


Study suggests 21st century economic growth will be slower than expected

  2023-06-25 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

The global economy will grow slower in the 21st century than economists have expected, a finding that has implications for our ability to adapt to climate change in the coming decades, according to new research.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economic Growth


How long before climate change claims the Thwaites Glacier?

  2023-06-23 by in The National News UK

The National visits the British Antarctic Survey, which plans to use AI to study data that could offer hope for the planet's future

  Tagged under: COP28 | Climate Change | Antarctic


Critical Climate Justice – Dr. Farhana Sultana

  2023-06-23 in Farhana Sultana

Climate Justice, climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Justice


Earlier collapse of Anthropocene ecosystems driven by multiple faster and noisier drivers - Nature Sustainability

  2023-06-22 (or before) in Nature

Current models, based on incremental changes in a single stress, have limited ability to anticipate abrupt ecosystem changes due to climate and human activities. Experiments on four models simulating ecosystems with a range of anthropogenic interactions show how much earlier abrupt change can happen.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse | Sustainability


Climate Coloniality – Dr. Farhana Sultana

  2023-06-22 in Farhana Sultana

Climate Coloniality: The extremely uneven and inequitable impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


The climate crisis is this century’s biggest threat. We need a global finance pact that reflects the task ahead | Chris Bowen, Steven Guilbeault and James Shaw

  2023-06-22 in The Guardian

As climate change ministers, we urge multilateral banks to come together to help vulnerable nations, who face cascading challenges

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Finance


A history of the global carbon budget

  2023-06-21 (or before) in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews

The near-linear relationship between cumulative carbon emissions and global temperature rise, as illustrated in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report on 1.5°C (IPCC, 2018, p. 1...

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


What is important for achieving 2 °C? UNFCCC and IPCC expert perceptions on obstacles and response options for climate change mitigation - IOPscience

  2023-06-21 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


Himalayan glaciers melting 65 percent faster than previous decade: study

  2023-06-20 in France 24

Himalayan glaciers providing critical water to nearly two billion people are melting faster than ever before due to climate change, exposing communities to unpredictable and costly disasters, scientists…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Himalayan glacier loss speeding up with dire outcome for millions

  2023-06-20 (or before) in YouTube

New research shows glaciers in the Hindu Kush Mountain range in the Himalayas could lose 75% of its ice by the end of the century. The report shows melting i...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Glaciers | Ice Melting


Sea Level | NASA Global Climate Change

  2023-06-19 (or before) by in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level


Disarray in global governance and climate change chaos

  2023-06-17 (or before) in Academia.edu - Share research

Disarray in global governance and climate change chaos

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Tagged by Source: Australia and Asia

  2023-06-17 (or before) in YouTube

Carbon dioxide (CO2) is the most prevalent greenhouse gas driving global climate change. However, its increase in the atmosphere would be even more rapid wit...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


We’ve pumped so much groundwater that we’ve nudged the Earth's spin

  2023-06-17 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences

  AGU press contact: Rebecca Dzombak, news@agu.org (UTC-4 hours) Contact information for the researchers: Ki-Weon Seo, Seoul National University, seokiweon@snu.ac.kr (UTC+9 hours) WASHINGTON — By pumping water out of the ground and moving it elsewhere, humans have shifted such a large mass of water that the Earth tilted nearly 80 centimeters (31.5 inches) east between 1993 and 2010 alone, according to a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters, AGU’s journal for short-format, high-impact research with implications spanning the Earth and space sciences. Based on climate models, scientists previously es...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Texas | Net Zero | Sea Level


Daily Mail still not taking climate change seriously - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-06-16 (or before) in London School of Economics

The ‘Daily Mail’ has a long track record of promoting climate change denial. Its coverage of climate change before and after COP26 has been no exception says Bob Ward

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Needed: Either Degrowth Or Two Earths| Countercurrents

  2023-06-16 in Countercurrents

In reality, degrowth differs fundamentally from a recession. A recession is a reduction in GDP, one that happens accidentally, often with undesirable social

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Degrowth | Economic Growth


Triple-digit heat across Texas is forecast to break energy records | CNN

  2023-06-15 by in CNN

Summer is still a week away and the Lone Star State is already sweltering, as triple-digit heat could lead to more than 75 heat records being broken across Texas this week.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Texas | Health | Finance


Reconciling theory with the reality of African heatwaves

  2023-06-15 (or before) in Nature

Extreme weather damage databases report no significant heatwave impacts in sub-Saharan Africa since 1900, yet the region has experienced a number of heatwaves and will be affected disproportionately by them under climate change. Addressing this reporting discrepancy is crucial to assess the impacts of future extreme heat there.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Climate Change Impacts | Heatwaves


Carbon dioxide in our atmosphere hits high not seen for millions of years, threatening accelerated global heating - Pearls and Irritations

  2023-06-14 by in John Menadue - Pearls and Irritations - Public policy journal

Some of the worst consequences of climate change can still be avoided by solar panels and wind turbines and electrifying our transportation.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


'We are gambling with the future of our planet for the sake of hamburgers': Peter Singer on climate change

  2023-06-14 by in The Conversation

When Peter Singer first published Animal Liberation in 1975, he wasn’t aware of climate change. But the new book, Animal Liberation Now, argues eating plants will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Envisionation Interview: David Wasdell On the IPCC & Scientific Voice

  2023-06-14 (or before) in YouTube

www.envisionation.co.ukInterview with David Wasdell from the Apollo Gaia Foundation. IPCC as a governmental body as opposed to a scientific forum. Percepti...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | IPCC


‘My life and my home’: young people start to testify at historic US climate trial

  2023-06-13 in The Guardian

The plaintiffs note that Montana’s constitution pledges a healthy environment ‘for present and future generations’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Health


U.S. Forests Struggling to Adapt Fast Enough to Climate Change, Study Finds - EcoWatch

  2023-06-13 (or before) in EcoWatch - For a Healthier Planet and Life

Researchers have uncovered warning signs that forests in the Western U.S. are struggling to adapt to the rapidly changing climate.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


Antarctic tipping points: the irreversible changes to come if we fail to keep warming below 2℃

  2023-06-13 by in The Conversation

We are on a trajectory that takes Earth across thresholds humans have never experienced, into a climate where Antarctica’s ice shelves can no longer exist, leading to several metres of sea-level rise.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Sea Level | Tipping Points


Concerns mount over the speed of key climate change trends

  2023-06-13 in Axios

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Recent reduced abyssal overturning and ventilation in the Australian Antarctic Basin - Nature Climate Change

  2023-06-13 (or before) in Nature

Antarctic bottom water (AABW), a key component of ocean circulation, provides oxygen to the deep ocean. This work shows that AABW transport reduced over the past decades in the Australian Antarctic Basin, weakening the abyssal overturning circulation and decreasing deep ocean oxygen.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic


Earth is dimming due to climate change

  2023-06-13 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences

Warming oceans cause fewer bright clouds to reflect sunlight into space, admitting even more energy into earth's climate system.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


We Need to Literally Declare War on Climate Change

  2023-06-12 (or before) by in The New Republic

We’re under attack by a powerful enemy—and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


How Warming Ruined a Crab Fishery and Hurt an Alaskan Town

  2023-06-11 (or before) in Yale E360

As the world warms, extended spikes in ocean temperatures are triggering the collapse of key marine populations. For the Aleut community of St. Paul, Alaska, the loss of the snow crab fishery is having a profound economic impact and raising questions about the future.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Fish | Collapse | Alaska


Exhausted crews battle Canadian wildfires as experts issue climate warning

  2023-06-10 in The Guardian

Global heating and human changes to the landscape have invited more destructive fires, making fire season worse

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires


Making the Climate Connection

  2023-06-09 (or before) in Covering Climate Now

Tips and examples to help journalists make the connection between extreme weather and climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Why the impacts of climate change may make us less likely to reduce emissions | Global Sustainability | Cambridge Core

  2023-06-09 (or before) in Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Why the impacts of climate change may make us less likely to reduce emissions - Volume 5

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Sustainability


Extreme Weather Reporting Guide

  2023-06-09 (or before) in Covering Climate Now

Scientists overwhelmingly agree that human-caused climate change makes weather more extreme.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Rise in extreme wildfires linked directly to emissions from oil companies in new study | CBC News

  2023-06-09 (or before) in CBC.ca - Canada's Public Broadcaster

As fires blaze in Alberta, Saskatchewan and B.C., new research has drawn a direct and measurable link between carbon emissions traced back to the world's major fossil fuel producers and the increase in extreme wildfires across western Canada and the United States.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires


Canada wildfires: US East Coast sees worst air quality in years - BBC News

  2023-06-08 (or before) in The BBC

US President Joe Biden says the dense cloak of smoke is a "stark reminder" of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Joe Biden | Wildfires


The planet’s economist: has Kate Raworth found a model for sustainable living?

  2023-06-08 in The Guardian

The long read: Her hit book Doughnut Economics laid out a path to a greener, more equal society. But can she turn her ideas into meaningful change?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Indicators of Global Climate Change 2022: annual update of large-scale indicators of the state of the climate system and human influence

  2023-06-08 (or before) in Earth System Science Data

Abstract. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) assessments are the trusted source of scientific evidence for climate negotiations taking place under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), including the first global stocktake under the Paris Agreement that will conclude at COP28 in December 2023. Evidence-based decision-making needs to be informed by up-to-date and timely information on key indicators of the state of the climate system and of the human influence on the global climate system. However, successive IPCC reports are published at intervals of 5–10 years, creating potential...

  Tagged under: COP28 | IPCC | Climate Change | Earth Energy Imbalance


The massive smoke plume choking the northeast U.S. is what climate change looks like » Yale Climate Connections

  2023-06-07 by in Yale Climate Connections

Unearthly skies and unhealthy air resulting from Canadian wildfires may persist for days.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires


Global trends in climate change litigation: 2022 snapshot - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-06-07 (or before) in London School of Economics

This latest edition of our annual report on global trends in climate change litigation takes stock of developments over the period May 2021 to May 2022, and draws on a number of recent case studies from around the world. It also identifies areas where climate litigation cases are likely to increase in the future.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation


U.S. Climate Change Litigation - Climate Change Litigation

  2023-06-07 (or before) in Climate Change Litigation Databases - Sabin Center for Climate Change Law

Cases in the U.S. database are organized by type of claim and may be filtered by the principal laws they address, their filing years, and their jurisdictions. The database is also searchable by keyword. In many cases, the database includes links to decisions, complaints, motions, and other administrative and litigation documents. To browse by claim […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation


Why a majority of Californians are expecting 'weather whiplash' in near future

  2023-06-07 (or before) by in San Francisco Chronicle

A UC Berkeley poll asked Californians whether extreme weather is linked to climate change and asked how many people were affected by the winter storms.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | California


Industrial farming has killed billions of birds | Climate & Capitalism

  2023-06-06 in Climate & Capitalism | An ecosocialist journal edited by Ian Angus

Scientists: Saving birds requires rapid transformative change…

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Capitalism


Home | The Chancery Lane Project

  2023-06-06 (or before) by in The Chancery Lane Project

Our vision is a world where every contract and law enables solutions to climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


'Pretty depressing weekend': Key net zero policies face fresh wave of criticism

  2023-06-05 in Business Green

From oil and gas licenses to heat pumps and recycling to active travel, crucial planks of the government’s climate policy framework are coming under attack from all sides

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | US Politics


The Biden administration sees hydrogen as a game-changing climate technology. The reality is far more complicated | CNN Politics

  2023-06-05 by in CNN

The Biden administration on Monday announced a goal to produce 50 million metric tons of clean hydrogen fuel by 2050 – a roadmap that, if successful, would cut around 10% of the country’s planet-warming pollution by the same date.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Hydrogen | Joe Biden | US Politics | Electricity | Health | Finance


Rich countries with high greenhouse gas emissions could pay $170tn in climate reparations

  2023-06-05 in The Guardian

Proposed compensation would be paid to developing countries that must transition away from fossil fuels

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Phantom Forests: Why Ambitious Tree Planting Projects Are Failing

  2023-06-04 (or before) in Yale E360

High-profile initiatives to plant millions of trees are being touted by governments around the world as major contributions to fighting climate change. But scientists say many of these projects are ill-conceived and poorly managed and often fail to grow any forests at all.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


Florida’s beaches may catch a break on seaweed this summer | Miami Herald

  2023-06-02 in miamiherald.com

The Great Atlantic Sargassum Belt mysteriously shrank in May, which scientists say will bring some relief for swimmers and sunbathers in the Florida Keys, Miami and the rest of South Florida.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Oceans | Florida


Climate paradox: Emission cuts could ‘unmask’ deadly face of climate change, scientists warn

  2023-06-01 in The Hill

Scientists have uncovered a potentially lethal paradox at the heart of efforts to slow human-caused climate change. A series of new studies suggest a stark truth. One the one hand, cutting fossil f…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability


Twitter hinders 'troll hunters' battling climate denial

  2023-06-01 in France 24

For years, a band of science-loving "troll hunters" hounded climate change deniers off Twitter -- but Elon Musk's takeover has upended their efforts, with many ousted accounts back, pushing fresh disinformation.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation


The future of the climate debate

  2023-05-31 (or before) in openDemocracy

The cutting edge of the climate change debate was absent from recent events in New York City, including mass marches. It’s time to unlearn the deluded notions that keep us from exploring the real issues for the future.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


NASA Scientific Visualization Studio | Shifting Distribution of Land Temperature Anomalies, 1962-2022

  2023-05-31 by in NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

The change in the distribution of land temperature anomalies over the years 1962 to 2022. This version is in Celsius, a Fahrenheit version is also available. ||

  Tagged under: Climate Change


It's not just climate – we've already breached most of the Earth's limits. A safer, fairer future means treading lightly

  2023-05-31 by in The Conversation

We’ve blown past the safe and just limit for vital Earth systems, from climate change to the biosphere and the use of fertilisers and freshwater. For humans to thrive means living in safe limits

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Students and Faculty at Ohio State Respond to a Bill That Would Restrict College Discussions of Climate Policies - Inside Climate News

  2023-05-31 by in Inside Climate News

COLUMBUS, Ohio—Keely Fisher chose to pursue her Ph.D. at Ohio State University because she wanted to learn about climate change from a world-class faculty. Now one year into her program, she wonders if she belongs here. The problem has nothing to do with Ohio State and everything to do with the Ohio General Assembly and […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fish


Deloitte research reveals inaction on climate change could cost the world’s economy US$178 trillion by 2070 | Deloitte Middle East | Press release

  2023-05-30 (or before) in Deloitte UK | Audit, Consulting, Financial Advisory and Tax services

Deloitte’s Global Turning Point Report finds that unchecked climate change could cost the global economy US$178 trillion over the next 50 years, unless global leaders unite in a systemic net-zero transition

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Middle East


Rapidly increasing likelihood of exceeding 50 °C in parts of the Mediterranean and the Middle East due to human influence - npj Climate and Atmospheric Science

  2023-05-30 (or before) in Nature

As the world warms, extremely hot days are becoming more frequent and intense, reaching unprecedented temperatures associated with excess mortality. Here, we assess how anthropogenic forcings affect the likelihood of maximum daily temperatures above 50 °C at 12 selected locations around the Mediterranean and the Middle East. We adopt a risk-based attribution methodology that utilises climate model simulations with and without human influence to estimate the probability of extremes. We find that at all locations, temperatures above 50 °C would have been extremely rare or impossible in the pre-industrial worl...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Middle East


Shanghai records its highest May temperature in more than 100 years | CNN

  2023-05-29 by in CNN

The Chinese city of Shanghai recorded its highest May temperature in more than 100 years on Monday, hitting a record 36.1 degrees Celsius (nearly 97 degrees Fahrenheit).

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Finance


'Murderers' and 'criminals': Meteorologists face unprecedented harassment from conspiracy theorists | CNN

  2023-05-27 by in CNN International

National weather services, meteorologists and climate communicators in countries from the US to Australia say they’re experiencing an increase in threats and abuse, often around accusations they are overstating, lying about or even controlling the weather.

  Tagged under: Spain | Climate Change | Health | Finance


Sally Weintrobe | Climate Breakdown Shakedown - Climate Grief | Extinction Rebellion UK

  2023-05-26 (or before) in YouTube

Sally Weintrobe speaks to XR Greenwich on the topic of Climate Grief.“Most of us have been living in a bubble of disavowal about global heating”, Sally Weint...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Fossil Fuels | Carbon Bubble | Climate Anxiety and Grief


Should lawyers work on fossil fuel projects?

  2023-05-26 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Law firms have tried to become greener, but many have found themselves attacked over their work for companies whose activities contribute to climate change. Recent research by Law Students for Climate

  Tagged under: Climate Change


A new era of crisis

  2023-05-26 in Morning Star

Amid climate change, economic meltdown, worsening living standards and the growing threat of world war, the radical left must draw its own political horizon, combined with a popular sense of urgency, argues KEVIN OVENDEN

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Avoiding a 'Ghastly Future': Hard Truths on the State of the Planet

  2023-05-26 (or before) in Yale E360

A group of the world’s top ecologists have issued a stark warning about the snowballing crisis caused by climate change, population growth, and unchecked development. Their assessment is grim, but big-picture societal changes on a global scale can still avert a disastrous future.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Increasing heat likely a major factor in human migration

  2023-05-25 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Rising temperatures due to climate change are likely influencing human migration patterns, according to a new study by Rita Issa of University College London and colleagues, published May 24 in the open-access journal PLOS Climate.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


How much do fossil fuel companies owe in climate reparations?

  2023-05-25 (or before) in Quartz | Make business better

Saudi Aramco, ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and Chevron are the companies that owe the most for damages to the climate

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Chevron | Shell | Economics | Exxon | BP | Saudi Arabia | Aramco


Decarbonisation must not cause ‘undue disturbance’ to public, says Tory MP | The Independent

  2023-05-25 (or before) in The Independent

Dr Liam Fox said the climate debate must be positive if it is to bring people along and ‘augment’ their expected standard of living if possible.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Decarbonisation


Capturing Carbon With Machines Is a Failure—So Why Are We Subsidizing It?

  2023-05-25 by in resilience

The clear path forward to addressing the looming catastrophic effects of climate change is to restore nature.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Toxic Waste from 10,000 Sites Could Spill Into the Melting Arctic Permafrost! | Weather.com

  2023-05-23 (or before) in The Weather Channel and weather.com

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Arctic


Impacts of climate litigation on firm value - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-05-23 (or before) in London School of Economics

This working paper finds that climate litigation is a relevant financial risk, presenting evidence that litigation reduces firm value.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation | Climate Change Impacts


'Gobsmacking': Antarctic sea ice shrinks - ABC listen

  2023-05-23 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Scientists say they're observing a 'mind boggling fast reduction' in the amount of sea ice in Antarctica, describing the decline as 'gobsmacking'.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic


Quantifying the human cost of global warming - Nature Sustainability

  2023-05-23 (or before) in Nature

As an alternative to monetary estimates, this study expresses the costs of climate change in terms of numbers of people left outside the ‘human climate niche’, which reflects the historically highly conserved distribution of human population density relative to mean annual temperature.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability


The awkward snub of climate change by Ampol-sponsored Walkley Awards

  2023-05-22 by in Mumbrella - Everything under Australia’s media & marketing umbrella

Out of the ruins of the World Wars, two fledgling industries sprouted, grew and took over the world: petroleum and public relations.In Australia, there are few better examples of this than Ampol’s founder, Sir William Gaston Walkley, and his head of PR, Terry Southwell-Keely.Together they established the public affairs playbook that big oil still uses […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change


#BiodiversityStripes

  2023-05-22 (or before) by in Biodiversity Stripes

Visualising how the climate has changed for every country across the globe

  Tagged under: Climate Change


#ShowYourStripes

  2023-05-21 (or before) by in ShowYourStripes

Visualising how the climate has changed for every country across the globe

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Can ‘enhanced rock weathering’ help combat climate change? - BBC News

  2023-05-21 (or before) in The BBC

'Enhanced rock weathering' uses tiny volcanic rocks to capture the greenhouse gas carbon from the atmosphere.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Kuenssberg: Why 'boomer' Schwarzenegger won't wait to tackle climate change - BBC News

  2023-05-21 (or before) in The BBC

The actor and ex-governor tells Laura Kuenssberg politicians must move faster to preserve the planet.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Is a post-car future actually possible? Experts say yes — here's how we could do it

  2023-05-21 (or before) in Salon.com

Though the United States seems hopelessly addicted to our vehicles, experts say we could rethink our civilization to live without them

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cars


Institutionalizing delay: foundation funding and the creation of U.S. climate change counter-movement organizations

  2023-05-20 (or before) in drexel.edu

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Meet the Money Behind The Climate Denial Movement

  2023-05-20 (or before) by in Smithsonian Magazine

Nearly a billion dollars a year is flowing into the organized climate change counter-movement

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Economics | Disinformation and Misinformation


Less Talk, More Walk: Why Climate Change Demands Activism in the Academy

  2023-05-18 (or before) in MIT

Abstract. As climate scholars, it is our professional responsibility to engage in climate politics. First, we need to engage in radical scientific analysis: we must ask questions that get at the root of climate change. Second, we need to plant a flag: we must be explicit about what our findings indicate we should do. This should go further than laying out the options; we must indicate which among them is preferable and why. Third, we must engage broadly, both across disciplines and beyond the academy. Many will object to the notion of engaging publicly as advocates, but the climate crisis demands nothing less. Choosing not to ha...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism


The world's largest lakes are shrinking dramatically, and scientists say they have figured out why | CNN

  2023-05-18 by in CNN

More than half of the world’s largest lakes and reservoirs have lost significant amounts of water over the last three decades.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Water Resources | Finance


Green New Deal: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  2023-05-17 (or before) in YouTube

With the Green New Deal sparking a national conversation about all the ways to combat climate change, John Oliver looks at a few potential solutions.Connect ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Green New Deal


This is what the world will look like in 100 years if we do nothing to stop climate change

  2023-05-17 (or before) in Salon.com

Climate change experts explain our ecological future if humanity continues polluting at the current rate

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The unbearable heaviness of climate coloniality

  2023-05-16 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

The extremely uneven and inequitable impacts of climate change mean that differently-located people experience, respond to, and cope with the climate …

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Global Ocean Heat and Salt Content - Seasonal, Yearly, and Pentadal Fields

  2023-05-16 (or before) by in National Centers for Environmental Information

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


Political strategies for climate and environmental solutions - Nature Sustainability

  2023-05-16 (or before) in Nature

Many of the barriers to progress in addressing environmental problems, such as climate change, are political. This Review illustrates how insight into politics can help policymakers craft strategies to address the ambition gap, the implementation gap and the international action gap.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability


Warning signs across the world suggest climate change is now out of control – Dr Richard Dixon

  2023-05-15 (or before) in The Scotsman

Wildfires rage in Canada, heatwaves in Europe, Africa and Asia, sea ice and glaciers disappearing – the effects of climate change are becoming impossible to ignore

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Heatwaves | Wildfires


The guilt I feel being a mum in the midst of a changing climate

  2023-05-15 by in Women's Agenda - News for professional women and female entrepreneurs

Bianca Sands, a member of Parents for Climate Action, explains why she sees speaking up on climate change as a duty of care as a parent.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Women and Children


How Big Oil is manipulating the way you think about climate change

  2023-05-14 (or before) in Salon.com

A logic professor explains how a persistent, subtle fallacy has infected public discussion of climate change — to the oil industry's benefit

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Speech by Governor Waller on climate change and financial stability

  2023-05-14 (or before) in federalreserve.gov

Thank you for inviting me to speak today. Climate change is real, but I do not believe it poses a serious risk to the safety and soundness of large banks or t

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Mega-fire Danger Coming To Your Home Soon

  2023-05-14 (or before) in YouTube

Catalyst: Earth on Fire - The new environmental disaster waiting just around the cornerSubscribe to Journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/subs...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildfires | Mexico | Trees


Observed Emergence of the Climate Change Signal: From the Familiar to the Unknown

  2023-05-14 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

Abstract Changes in climate are usually considered in terms of trends or differences over time. However, for many impacts requiring adaptation, it is the amplitude of the change relative to the loc...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Scientists’ warning on wildfire — a Canadian perspective

  2023-05-14 (or before) in cdnsciencepub.com

Recently, the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: a Second Notice was issued in response to ongoing and largely unabated environmental degradation due to anthropogenic activities. In the warning, humanity is urged to practice more environmentally sustainable alternatives to business as usual to avoid potentially catastrophic outcomes. Following the success of their warning, the Alliance of World Scientists called for discipline-specific follow-up papers. This paper is an answer to that call for the topic of wildland fire. Across much of Canada and the world, wildfires are anticipated to increase in severity and frequenc...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Climate Change Impacts | Wildfires | Trees


Four charts on the unstoppable growth of solar – our best hope against climate change

  2023-05-12 in Renew Economy | News and analysis for the clean energy economy

To supply everyone with enough electricity to live a good life, we’ll need about 200 billion megawatt-hours per year. Assuming solar does the heavy lifting, is it possible?

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Climate Change | Electricity


Studio Bonn – How to cope with fear? – Global Nerve Systems with Zoë Ruge, Rebecca Nestor & Lu Yang

  2023-05-12 (or before) in YouTube

Weniger Fliegen, weniger Fleisch: Alle kennen die praktischen Ratschläge zur Milderung des Klimawandels. Aber ist das Überleben des Planeten ein rein technis...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief


Gianforte signs bill banning state agencies from analyzing climate impacts 

  2023-05-12 by in Montana's Independent Source for Statewide News - Montana Free Press

House Bill 971 comes as Montana courts are poised to consider how “clean and healthful environment” protections intersect with energy regulations.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Climate Change Impacts


Theoretical and paleoclimatic evidence for abrupt transitions in the Earth system - IOPscience

  2023-05-12 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Retained EU Law Bill: Government places hundreds of UK green laws on the chopping board

  2023-05-11 in Business Green

Laws, regulations, treaties and decisions related to habitats, air quality, climate change, renewable energy, farming and fishing proposed for scrapheap under government plans

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Farming | Climate Change | Fish


Spain to ban some outdoor working during extreme heat conditions | Reuters

  2023-05-11 (or before) in Reuters

Spain will ban some outdoor working during extreme heat conditions, Labour Minister Yolanda Diaz said on Wednesday, as the country faces high temperatures more frequently as a result of climate change.

  Tagged under: Spain | Climate Change


Home - Climate Trends

  2023-05-10 (or before) in Climate Trends

Climate Trends is a research-based consulting and capacity building initiative that aims to bring greater focus on issues of environment, climate change and sustainable development.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate Impacts - Climate Trends

  2023-05-10 (or before) in Climate Trends

Discover the far-reaching effects of climate change. Explore its impact on ecosystems, weather patterns, and global sustainability efforts.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Sustainability


Home Page

  2023-05-10 (or before) in New Climate Economy

The New Climate Economy Report shows how countries at all levels of income can achieve economic growth while combating climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economic Growth


How Wildfire Smoke from Australia Affected Climate Events Around the World - Inside Climate News

  2023-05-10 by in Inside Climate News

The aerosol fallout from wildfires that burned across more than 70,000 square miles of Australia in 2019 and 2020 was so persistent and widespread that it brightened a vast area of clouds above the subtropical Pacific Ocean.  Beneath those clouds, the ocean surface and the atmosphere cooled, shifting a key tropical rainfall belt northward and […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Wildfires


Climate Tipping Points: Insights for Effective Policy Action

  2023-05-09 (or before) in YouTube

Video with OECD's Marcia Rocha on the new report 'Climate Tipping Points: Insights for Effective Policy Action'. This report reviews evidence that overshooti...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Tipping Points


Willie Soon

  2023-05-09 (or before) in DeSmog

Willie Wei-Hock Soon Credentials Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, University of Southern California (1991). [1] M.Sc. University of Southern California (1987). [1] B.Sc. University of Southern California (1985). [1] Background Willie Wei-Hock Soon is an aerospace engineer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Since 1992, Dr. Soon has been an astronomer at the Mount Wilson Observatory. Soon is also a receiving […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Disinformation and Misinformation | California


Crab populations are crashing. Could losing their sense of smell be one of the important reasons why?

  2023-05-09 (or before) in EurekAlert! Science News Releases

A new U of T Scarborough study finds that climate change is causing a commercially significant marine crab to lose its sense of smell, which could partially explain why their populations are thinning.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Demand-side solutions to climate change mitigation consistent with high levels of well-being - Nature Climate Change

  2023-05-08 (or before) in Nature

Evaluation of mitigation actions often focuses on cost and overlooks the direct effects on well-being. This work shows demand-side measures have large mitigation potential and beneficial effects on well-being outcomes.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


Revisiting the social cost of carbon | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-05-08 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

The social cost of carbon (SCC) is a central concept for understanding and implementing climate change policies. This term represents the economic ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Climate change: Vietnam records highest-ever temperature of 44.1C - BBC News

  2023-05-08 (or before) in The BBC

One farmer said the fierce heat meant people had to finish work by 10 o'clock in the morning.

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change


Population-based emergence of unfamiliar climates - Nature Climate Change

  2023-05-07 (or before) in Nature

The signal to noise ratio of temperature change can be used to determine exposure to unusual, unfamiliar and unknown climates. For large groups of the world’s population, mitigation can delay the onset of unfamiliar or unknown climates by several decades.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


Extreme April heat in Spain, Portugal, Morocco & Algeria almost impossible without climate change – World Weather Attribution

  2023-05-07 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Spain | Climate Change


Opinion | Your Homeowners’ Insurance Bill Is the Canary in the Climate Coal Mine

  2023-05-07 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Housing | Insurance


Commentary | Why “Solarpunk” Gives Me Hope for a More Sustainable Future

  2023-05-06 (or before) in YES! Magazine

“Minimum Viable Planet” is a weeklyish commentary about climateish stuff, and how to keep it together in a world gone mad.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Climate Change


Exclusive: India amends power policy draft to halt new coal-fired capacity | Reuters

  2023-05-05 (or before) in Reuters

India plans to stop building new coal-fired power plants, apart from those already in the pipeline, by removing a key clause from the final draft of its National Electricity Policy (NEP), in a major boost to fight climate change, sources said.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electricity


Of Moths and Marsupials - bioGraphic

  2023-05-04 (or before) in bioGraphic | Revealing Nature // Inspiring Solutions

The ancient relationship between the mountain pygmy possum and the bogong moth reveals the complexity of global climate change—and the lengths people may have to go to save some species from extinction.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Butterflies and Moths


Crisis-hit Sudan faces biggest threat yet: climate change

  2023-05-03 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Conflict, coups, dire poverty: Sudan is reeling from multiple crises, but environmental activist Nisreen Elsaim warns a bigger problem dwarfs them all—climate change.

  Tagged under: Conflict | Climate Change | Activism


Warming increases the risk of civil war in Africa | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-05-03 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Armed conflict within nations has had disastrous humanitarian consequences throughout much of the world. Here we undertake the first comprehensive ...

  Tagged under: Conflict | Climate Change | Africa


Many Europeans want climate action – but less so if it changes their lifestyle, shows poll

  2023-05-02 in The Guardian

Exclusive: YouGov survey in seven countries tested backing for government and individual action on crisis

  Tagged under: Spain | Climate Change | France


Industry pushes back against Biden rules on climate disclosure

  2023-05-02 in The Washington Post

Big business is bucking President Biden’s efforts to use SEC rules and the purchasing power of the U.S. government to reveal and reduce climate emissions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Washington State


Scrap Bank of England’s ESG, Climate Mandate to Focus on Inflation: Architect - Bloomberg

  2023-05-02 (or before) in Bloomberg

Climate goals should be stripped from the Bank of England’s remit to remove any distractions from its focus on inflation and financial stability, according to one of the architects of UK central bank independence.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


FASTER THAN EXPECTED. …why most climate scientists can’t tell… | by Jackson Damian - the psychology of climate change | Medium

  2023-05-02 (or before) in Medium

…why most climate scientists can’t tell the truth (in public)

  Tagged under: Climate Change


SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING — THE IPCC’S (LATEST) FINAL WARNING | by Jackson Damian - the psychology of climate change | Medium

  2023-05-02 (or before) in Medium

How they hide the truth and what scientists can do about it

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


Does the UK really need to drill for more North Sea oil and gas?

  2023-05-01 in The Guardian

Ministers are weighing up a new gasfield but is more UK fossil fuel production necessary or desirable given its climate commitments?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Labor sleepwalking us to disaster on climate as on defence…

  2023-05-01 in Marc Hudson

The Australian Labor Party is going to get us all killed. Either slowly - via climate change - or quickly, as collateral damage in a war between China and the USA. And there is an interesting parallel in the policy processes underlying both disasters. I just finished reading 'Sleepwalk to War: Australia’s Unthinking Alliance with…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


A Sociological View of the Effort to Obstruct Action on Climate Change | American Sociological Association

  2023-04-29 (or before) in asanet.org

When then-NASA climate scientist James Hansen delivered his landmark testimony to the U. S. Senate in 1988, declaring that human-caused global warming had

  Tagged under: Climate Change | US Politics


Iraq: Under poisoned skies - BBC World Service

  2023-04-29 (or before) in YouTube

From the front line of climate change in Iraq, BBC News Arabic unmasks an invisible killer: air pollution, investigating a hidden epidemic of cancer and the ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Iraq | Air Pollution | BP | Shell


Opinion | Nuclear Waste Is Misunderstood

  2023-04-28 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change


Carbon dioxide removal is not a current climate solution — we need to change the narrative

  2023-04-26 (or before) in Nature

Drastically reduce emissions first, or carbon dioxide removal will be next to useless. Drastically reduce emissions first, or carbon dioxide removal will be next to useless.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Increasing risks of multiple breadbasket failure under 1.5 and 2 °C global warming

  2023-04-26 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

The increasingly inter-connected global food system is becoming more vulnerable to production shocks owing to increasing global mean temperatures and …

  Tagged under: Food Production and Consumption | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change


Tracing Fossil Fuel Companies’ Contribution to Climate Change and Ocean Acidification

  2023-04-25 (or before) in Union of Concerned Scientists

How much acidification has occurred since fossil fuel companies became aware of the risks of their products?

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification


The Climate Deception Dossiers

  2023-04-25 (or before) in Union of Concerned Scientists

Leaked documents show that the world's largest fossil fuel companies have deliberately deceived the public for nearly 30 years about the realities and risks of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Mental Toll of Climate Change - Eos

  2023-04-24 by in Eos

Researchers are more quickly acknowledging the many ways in which the global climate crisis is affecting our mental health.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


New Research Sparks Concerns That Ocean Circulation Will Collapse

  2023-04-23 (or before) in Yale E360

Scientists have long feared that warming could cause a breakdown of ocean circulation in the North Atlantic. But new research finds the real risk lies in Antarctica’s waters, where melting could disrupt currents in the next few decades, with profound impacts on global climate.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic | Collapse | Climate Change Impacts


'We have already lost' in 2 key climate change signals, according to UN report

  2023-04-23 (or before) in USA Today

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IHOPE

  2023-04-22 (or before) in IHOPE - Integrated History and Future of People on Earth Research Network

Interested in how historical environmental research can be contribute to a sustainable future? Become a member of our international network of researchers to stay informed on issues related to climate change and the environment.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


All that is unsavory about Holistic Management

  2023-04-22 in Racing to Extinction: Thoughts and (soon!) a book

Hiding behind his ecologist title, Allan Savory (founder of Holistic Management), states without evidence that his grazing scheme will save biodiversity while at the same time reversing desertification and even climate change. The theory of Holistic Management is to design livestock grazing systems to balance social, economic, and environmental considerations.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Mathematical Modelling of Plankton-Oxygen Dynamics Under the Climate Change

  2023-04-21 (or before) in ResearchGate

PDF | Ocean dynamics is known to have a strong effect on the global climate change and on the composition of the atmosphere. In particular, it is... | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Antonio Guterres' Climate Change Letter to His Great-Great Granddaughter

  2023-04-20 in TIME Magazine

The U.N. Secretary-general knows our future generations will hold us accountable.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antonio Guterres


Climate Change: Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide

  2023-04-20 (or before) in Climate.gov

In the past 60 years, carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has increased 100 times faster than it did during the end of the last ice age.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Figure 2. Trends in Atmospheric CO 2 vs Global Temperature Change

  2023-04-20 (or before) in ResearchGate

Download scientific diagram | Trends in Atmospheric CO 2 vs Global Temperature Change from publication: Only Radical is Realistic Now International Carbon Rationing in a Climate Emergency | Climate disruption and biodiversity collapse are but two symptoms of the environmental crisis caused by ever-growing resource consumption. Multiple overshoots of Earth's planetary boundaries have pushed our natural systems close to or even beyond critical tipping points.... | Emergency, Climate and Carbon | ResearchGate, the professional network for scientists.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse | Tipping Points


Theory of change: creating a social mandate for climate action - Climate Outreach

  2023-04-20 (or before) by in Climate Outreach

Responding to climate change requires accelerated action across society and around the world, by placing people at the heart of tackling this critical issue. Technological advances as well as regulations, […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Talking climate handbook - how to have a climate change conversation - Climate Outreach

  2023-04-20 (or before) by in Climate Outreach

A collaborative project from EIT Climate-KIC & Climate Outreach exploring how to have conversations about climate change in our daily lives #TalkingClimate

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Law Society issues landmark guidance on climate change

  2023-4-19 in Law Gazette

Solicitors can help heavy-emitters transition to net zero - but may also refuse to act, Chancery Lane confirms in 'milestone' advice.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


New study shows Earth energy imbalance

  2023-04-19 in World Meteorological Organization

The Earth climate system is out of energy balance as a result of human-induced climate change. Heat has accumulated continuously over the past decades, warming the ocean, the land, the cryosphere, and the atmosphere.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Earth Energy Imbalance


Opinion | My Continent Is Not Your Giant Climate Laboratory

  2023-04-18 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Geoengineering


Climate change: multi-country media analysis shows scepticism of the basic science is dying out

  2023-04-18 by in The Conversation

We watched 30 news programmes in five countries to see how they covered an IPCC report.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


Unprecedented 21st century heat across the Pacific Northwest of North America - npj Climate and Atmospheric Science

  2023-04-18 (or before) in Nature

Extreme summer temperatures are increasingly common across the Northern Hemisphere and inflict severe socioeconomic and biological consequences. In summer 2021, the Pacific Northwest region of North America (PNW) experienced a 2-week-long extreme heatwave, which contributed to record-breaking summer temperatures. Here, we use tree-ring records to show that summer temperatures in 2021, as well as the rate of summertime warming during the last several decades, are unprecedented within the context of the last millennium for the PNW. In the absence of committed efforts to curtail anthropogenic emissions below intermediate levels (SS...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


The 'ninjas' fighting climate change denial on Twitter - BBC News

  2023-04-17 (or before) in The BBC

A secretive group of internet vigilantes has vowed to cleanse Twitter of false information about climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Are we headed towards the sixth mass extinction?

  2023-04-16 in The Daily Star – Leading English Daily among Bangladesh Newspapers

Surreal as it may seem, we have clearly embarked on the path to self-annihilation.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Russia


Another offering from our tech overlords: A climate change solution without sacrifice

  2023-04-16 by in resilience

The late Eric Sevareid, a CBS reporter and commentator, coined what is now known as Sevareid's law: The chief cause of problems is solutions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Tributes paid after death of passionate climate activist who 'lost hope in future'

  2023-04-14 (or before) in Brighton Argus

A student and climate activist died after growing “increasingly concerned” about the effects of climate change, his family has revealed.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Greenpeace


Drastic climate action is the best course for economic growth, new study finds » Yale Climate Connections

  2023-04-14 by in Yale Climate Connections

For decades, economists believed immediate action to fight climate change would decimate the economy, but a new study adds to a growing body of research showing that the economic benefits of climate action outweigh the costs.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economic Growth


Droughts developing more rapidly says global study

  2023-04-14 (or before) in Met Office UK

For the first time a new study has confirmed droughts across the world are developing more rapidly as a result of climate change.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change


Frequency of extreme precipitation increases extensively with event rareness under global warming - Scientific Reports

  2023-04-14 (or before) in Nature

The intensity of the heaviest extreme precipitation events is known to increase with global warming. How often such events occur in a warmer world is however less well established, and the combined effect of changes in frequency and intensity on the total amount of rain falling as extreme precipitation is much less explored, in spite of potentially large societal impacts. Here, we employ observations and climate model simulations to document strong increases in the frequencies of extreme precipitation events occurring on decadal timescales. Based on observations we find that the total precipitation from these intense events almo...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Drought will cause crop failures in Spain, farmers warn

  2023-04-13 in Associated Press News

The main Spanish farmers' association says drought now affects 60% of the Spanish countryside and is causing “irreversible losses” to more than 3.5 million hectares of crops. the Coordinator of Farmers' and Ranchers' Organizations said in a report issued on Thursday that wheat and barley are expected to fail or be badly affected in major growing regions. Olives and nuts also are suffering due to Spain’s long-term drought, which is affecting farmers' ability to irrigate corn, sunflowers, rice and cotton, too. Reservoirs in Andalusia, Spain’s most important food-exporting region, have water levels at 30% of...

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Farming | Climate Change


Beyond the Weather Report: The Terrifying Reality of Climate Change You Need to Know About | by Sacha | Thoughts | Medium

  2023-04-13 (or before) in Medium

World leaders have gathered repeatedly to address the urgent issue of climate change now. They set a target to limit global average…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


“You Must Revise Your Life” to Solve Climate Change | by Anthony Signorelli | ILLUMINATION-Curated | Medium

  2023-04-13 (or before) in Medium

William Stafford’s words ring true now

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Rise of the Climate Rating Agencies

  2023-04-12 by in The American Prospect

Government and the private sector rely increasingly on risk-modeling firms that claim they can zero in on exposure to climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | US Politics


Getting real: what would serious climate action look like? | SGR: Responsible Science

  2023-04-12 (or before) in SGR: Responsible Science

Prof Kevin Anderson, Manchester University, summarises the action necessary if governments and societies were really committed to keeping global temperature change close to 1.5°C - and how there would be wider benefits too. Article from Responsible Science journal, no.5; advance online publication: 19 March 2023  

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Identifying anomalously early spring onsets in the CESM large ensemble project - Climate Dynamics

  2023-04-10 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Seasonal transitions from winter to spring impact a wide variety of ecological and physical systems. While the effects of early springs across North America are widely documented, changes in their frequency and likelihood under the combined influences of climate change and natural variability are poorly understood. Extremely early springs, such as March 2012, can lead to severe economical losses and agricultural damage when these are followed by hard freeze events. Here we use the new Community Earth System Model Large Ensemble project and Extended Spring Indices to simulate historical and future spring onsets across the United ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


IPCC Synthesis Report: What does it say? What does it mean? | IPCC FINAL REPORT 2023

  2023-04-09 (or before) in YouTube

JOIN XRUK THIS APRIL 21-24 AT THE HOUSE OF PARLIAMENTDr Charlie Gardner and Clare Farrell discuss the latest IPCC synthesis report, the final report in the m...

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


A closer examination of the fantastical numbers in Bjorn Lomborg’s new book - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-04-09 (or before) in London School of Economics

Bob Ward reviews Bjorn Lomborg’s new book, False Alarm, finding the misuse of outdated, concocted and misinterpreted numbers on the costs of climate action and concluding that the book’s central claim that the ‘optimal’ level of global warming by 2100 would be 3.75˚C was completely out-of-date before it was even published.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Big Oil v the World 1 - Denial

  2023-04-09 (or before) in YouTube

The story of what the fossil fuel industry knew about climate change more than four decades ago. Scientists who worked for the biggest oil company in the wor...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Oil Industry | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Disinformation and Misinformation


EDO Home - European Drought Observatory - JRC European Commission

  2023-04-09 (or before) in European Drought Observatory Webserver of the Joint Research Center

EDO Home

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change


What happens when we run out of water? Thanks to climate change, a dystopian premise is coming true

  2023-04-09 (or before) in Salon.com

Experts say climate change is depleting or polluting our freshwater sources. Can we survive in a drier world?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Yes, the Climate Crisis May Wipe out Six Billion People | The Tyee

  2023-04-09 (or before) in The Tyee British Columbia

Creator of the ‘ecological footprint’ on life and death in a world 4 C hotter.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability


Direct Observations Confirm That Humans Are Throwing Earth's Energy Budget off Balance – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  2023-04-09 (or before) in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  Tagged under: Climate Change


What We Heard at a Climate Change Deniers' Meeting at Parliament

  2023-04-09 (or before) in VICE

"Children are completely indoctrinated into one point of view at schools up and down the country," said one of the speakers from the Global Warming Policy Foundation.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Women and Children


Will Washington Halt the Global Renaissance of Nuclear Power?

  2023-04-09 (or before) by in Foreign Policy - the Global Magazine of News and Ideas

Hopes to slash emissions using nuclear energy are being dashed by U.S. regulators.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Net Zero


Five Times Faster by Simon Sharpe review – a radical but realistic path to net zero emissions

  2023-04-09 in The Guardian

A former civil servant makes a persuasive case for dropping economy-wide emissions targets and focusing on tipping points where green technologies become affordable

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Net Zero | Tipping Points | Finance


Bumpy airplane ride? Blame climate change

  2023-04-09 in kvpr.org

Climate change is causing more wind shear at high altitudes, and that in turn might make your airplane rides bumpier.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Air Travel


"The Seneca Effect" Published

  2023-04-09 (or before) by in Cassandra's Legacy

A blog about collapse as caused by depletion of mineral resources and climate change

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Minerals | Climate Change | Collapse


Climate change may pose key risk to French reactors – court | Montel

  2023-04-09 (or before) in Montel

(Montel) The impact of global warming on France’s nuclear fleet could become “critical” by 2050, with three to four times more outages than today, said the country’s Court of Auditors in a report published late on Tuesday.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | France | Climate Change


Royal Geographical Society - 39 Ways to Save the Planet

  2023-04-07 (or before) in rgs.org

In partnership with BBC Radio Four, we present 39 ideas to relieve the stress that climate change is exerting on the planet

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Opinion: Biden betrays our generation by greenlighting the Willow Project | CNN

  2023-04-07 by in CNN

President Joe Biden's recent approval of the Willow Project in Alaska has alarmed many young people. Climate activists Sophia Kianni, Greta Thunberg, and Vanessa Nakate urge Biden to consider our collective future before short-term political gains.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Activism | Joe Biden | Health | Alaska | Finance


How the climate movement learned to win in Washington

  2023-04-06 (or before) in Politico

After a staggering defeat, environmentalists needed a plan they could sell. Thus began a decade-long climb propelled by mass protests, heavy campaign spending and intense lobbying. Then came a final assist from Mother Nature herself.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Washington State


On the History and Future of 100% Renewable Energy Systems Research

  2023-04-06 (or before) in ieeexplore.ieee.org

Research on 100% renewable energy systems is a relatively recent phenomenon. It was initiated in the mid-1970s, catalyzed by skyrocketing oil prices. Since the mid-2000s, it has quickly evolved into a prominent research field encompassing an expansive and growing number of research groups and organizations across the world. The main conclusion of most of these studies is that 100% renewables is feasible worldwide at low cost. Advanced concepts and methods now enable the field to chart realistic as well as cost- or resource-optimized and efficient transition pathways to a future without the use of fossil fuels. Such proposed path...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Hydrogen | Wind Power | Fossil Fuels | Climate Justice | Electricity Grid


Thresholds of temperature change for mass extinctions - Nature Communications

  2023-04-05 (or before) in Nature

The linkage between temperature change and extinction rates in the fossil record is well-known qualitatively but little explored quantitatively. Here the authors investigate the relationship of marine animal extinctions with rate and magnitude of temperature change across the last 450 million years, and identify thresholds in climate change linked to mass extinctions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


BBC climate change interview breached broadcasting standards - BBC News

  2023-04-05 (or before) in The BBC

The media watchdog says the ex-chancellor was "not sufficiently challenged" during a radio interview.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Loss and damage: How can culture and heritage loss be measured and addressed? - Carbon Brief

  2023-04-05 by in Carbon Brief

Experts met at the University of East Anglia to discuss how unique cultures and heritage are fast disappearing because of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Predicting climate change impacts on poikilotherms using physiologically guided species abundance models | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-04-05 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Poikilothermic animals comprise most species on Earth and are especially sensitive to changes in environmental temperatures. Species conservation i...

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change: Catalonia in grip of worst drought in decades - BBC News

  2023-04-04 (or before) in The BBC

Water levels at a reservoir in the northern Spanish region have fallen below 10% of its capacity.

  Tagged under: Spain | Drought | Climate Change


IPCC’s conservative nature masks true scale of action needed to avert catastrophic climate change

  2023-04-04 in Geography Directions - Geographical expertise applied to the issues that matter most

By Kevin Anderson, University of Manchester This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Cha…

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


Countries agreed to ban ozone-depleting chemicals in the 1980s – but we found five CFCs increasing to record levels in the atmosphere

  2023-04-03 by in The Conversation

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are also potent greenhouse gases which contribute to climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


This Simple Math Problem Could Be the Key to Solving Our Climate Crisis

  2023-04-02 by in Rolling Stone - Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage

It’s our last shot to save the planet, and these are the numbers that could change the end of the story

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Threat of hydrogen greenwashing stalks Europe’s net-zero plans

  2023-04-02 by in Japan Times

A significant obstacle to the plans is hydrogen’s inefficiency. By the time the gas is made, stored and burned to make electricity again, there’s nearly 70% less energy than at the start.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Hydrogen | Net Zero | Electricity


Lost Decade: How Shell Downplayed Early Warnings Over Climate Change

  2023-04-01 by in DeSmog

Narrated in the upper-crust accent favoured by British documentary-makers of the era, Shell’s 1981 film Time for Energy assesses the scope for solar, wind, nuclear, and other sources of power to end the world’s dependence on finite reserves of oil. By the closing credits, the viewer is left in little doubt that there is only […]

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Shell


Why we still don’t fully understand the tornado-climate change relationship

  2023-04-01 (or before) in National Geographic

Unlike heat waves and floods, research on climate change and tornadoes is still in its infancy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate justice in the Pacific

  2023-04-01 in The Monthly - Australia

The lack of global action on the climate crisis has left grassroots groups leading the fight against catastrophe in PNG

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Papua New Guinea | Climate Justice


The IPCC Report on the Impacts of Climate Change is Depressing

  2023-04-01 (or before) in The Breakthrough Institute

As a climate scientist, with nine of my own research papers referenced in the IPCC report, I value sober, even-handed analysis above all else. What drew me to science and what gives science its authority in society is the notion that it at least strives to deliver objective analysis rather than…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


The oceans just reached their hottest temperature on record as El Niño looms. Here are 6 things to watch for | CNN

  2023-04-01 by in CNN

It's unclear how strong the coming El Niño will be -- some models predict it could reach super-strength, others suggest it will be more moderate.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Drought | Predictions | Climate Change | Antarctic | Flooding | El Niño | Health | Climate Change Impacts | Finance


Shell already knew about climate change in the early 1970s (and still promoted the use of coal)

  2023-04-01 by in ftm.eu

Shell already knew in the early 1970s (and not since 1986, as known until now) that burning fossil fuels plays a role in climate change. Yet the oil company still decided to get into a new fossil industry at that very time: coal. Newly unearthed documents show that Shell downplayed global climate knowledge to promote its coal business.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Shell | Fossil Fuels


Science Snippets: All Life is Interconnected, Climate Change Destroys “Protected” Areas – Nature Bats Last

  2023-03-31 (or before) in Guy McPherson

  Tagged under: Climate Change


A home for all within planetary boundaries: pathways for meeting Englands housing needs without transgressing national climate and biodiversity goals

  2023-03-31 (or before) in OSF - Center for Open Science

Secure housing is core to the Sustainable Development Goals and a fundamental human right. However, potential conflicts between housing and sustainability objectives remain under-researched. We explore the impact of current English government housing policy, and alternative housing strategies, on national carbon and biodiversity goals. Using material flow and land use change/biodiversity models, we estimate from 2022-2050 under current policy housing alone would consume 104% of Englands cumulative carbon budget (2.6/2.5Gt [50% chance of <1.5C]); 12% from the construction and operation of new builds and 92% from the existing s...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Housing | Sustainability


Global warming in the pipeline

  2023-03-31 (or before) in arXiv.org e-Print archive

Improved knowledge of glacial-to-interglacial global temperature change implies that fast-feedback equilibrium climate sensitivity is at least ~4°C for doubled CO2 (2xCO2), with likely range 3.5-5.5°C. Greenhouse gas (GHG) climate forcing is 4.1 W/m2 larger in 2021 than in 1750, equivalent to 2xCO2 forcing. Global warming in the pipeline is greater than prior estimates. Eventual global warming due to today's GHG forcing alone -- after slow feedbacks operate -- is about 10°C. Human-made aerosols are a major climate forcing, mainly via their effect on clouds. We infer from paleoclimate data that ae...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change | Geoengineering


Reaching Net Zero: Does BECCS work?

  2023-03-31 (or before) in YouTube

Current climate efforts are not progressing quickly enough to prevent the world from overshooting the global emissions targets set in the Paris Agreement.Att...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Is carbon dioxide removal ‘mitigation of climate change’?

  2023-03-31 (or before) in Wiley Online Library

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


National contributions to climate change due to historical emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide since 1850 - Scientific Data

  2023-03-30 (or before) in Nature

Anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4) and nitrous oxide (N2O) have made significant contributions to global warming since the pre-industrial period and are therefore targeted in international climate policy. There is substantial interest in tracking and apportioning national contributions to climate change and informing equitable commitments to decarbonisation. Here, we introduce a new dataset of national contributions to global warming caused by historical emissions of carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide during the years 1851–2021, which are consistent with the latest findings of the IPCC. ...

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Methane | Decarbonisation


Why “my country only emits 1% of emissions” is a lame excuse for rich countries to not tackle climate change

  2023-03-30 (or before) by in Sustainability by numbers | Hannah Ritchie | Substack

Five reasons why small countries can punch above their weight.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability


Hasty changes to Sunak’s climate strategy reveal a warring Tory party

  2023-03-30 in The Guardian

Major omissions and a last-minute refocus on energy security rather than net zero suggest a prime minister buffeted by internal factions

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


POLITICO Pro

  2023-03-30 (or before) in Politico PRO

Insurers face a "crisis of confidence" as global warming makes weather events unpredictable and increases damage.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Insurance


Reduced CO2 uptake and growing nutrient sequestration from slowing overturning circulation - Nature Climate Change

  2023-03-29 (or before) in Nature

Ocean carbon uptake could be affected by changes in circulation. This modelling study shows that meridional overturning circulation slowdown increases deep-ocean storage via the biological pump but decreases carbon uptake via the solubility pump, with a net reduction in oceanic uptake of CO2.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Atmosphere

  2023-03-29 (or before) in World Resources Institute

To prevent the worst impacts of climate change, we'll need to remove carbon dioxide from the sky in addition to reducing emissions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


10 Big Findings from the 2023 IPCC Report on Climate Change

  2023-03-29 (or before) in World Resources Institute

The latest IPCC report details the devastating consequences of climate change and highlights pathways to avoid dangerous and irreversible risks from rising greenhouse gas emissions.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


Climate justice in higher education: a proposed paradigm shift towards a transformative role for colleges and universities - Climatic Change

  2023-03-29 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Moving beyond technocratic approaches to climate action, climate justice articulates a paradigm shift in how organizations think about their response to the climate crisis. This paper makes a conceptual contribution by exploring the potential of this paradigm shift in higher education. Through a commitment to advancing transformative climate justice, colleges and universities around the world could realign and redefine their priorities in teaching, research, and community engagement to shape a more just, stable, and healthy future. As inequitable climate vulnerabilities increase, higher education has multiple emerging opportunit...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Health | Climate Justice


Climate change: Summer 2022 smashed dozens of UK records - BBC News

  2023-03-29 (or before) in The BBC

Half of the UK’s oldest weather stations set new records in the July heatwave.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Progress in adapting to climate change - 2023 Report to Parliament - Climate Change Committee

  2023-03-29 (or before) in Climate Change Committee

This report provides the Committee’s biennial report of progress in preparing for climate change as required under the…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


OpenCLIM - Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

  2023-03-29 (or before) in Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

OpenCLIM (Open CLimate Impacts Modelling framework) in its first iteration is a two year endeavour piloting better understanding of climate risks and

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


5 Shifts to Transform Transportation Systems and Meet Climate Goals

  2023-03-29 (or before) in World Resources Institute

To achieve global systematic change, there’s an urgent need for modern public transport systems to integrate clean fuel options with infrastructure that promotes safe mobility.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


UN votes to ask world court to rule on national climate obligations | Reuters

  2023-03-29 (or before) in Reuters

The United Nations General Assembly voted on Wednesday to pass a resolution asking the world's top court to define the obligations of states to combat climate change, a legal opinion that could drive countries to take stronger measures and clarify international law.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Global Emissions and Local Deforestation Are Combining to Create Dangerous Levels of Heat Stress in the Tropics

  2023-03-29 (or before) in World Resources Institute

It's not just climate change that's making the tropics hotter.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Climate Change


Climate change: England not ready for impact - BBC News

  2023-03-29 (or before) in The BBC

The government's advisers urge a "step change" in climate adaptation policy to avoid an increased risk to life.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Why Milankovitch (Orbital) Cycles Can't Explain Earth's Current Warming – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  2023-03-29 (or before) by in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


UK scientists urge Rishi Sunak to halt new oil and gas developments

  2023-03-29 in The Guardian

Call comes on eve of revised net zero strategy that allows drilling in North Sea and boosts ‘unproven’ carbon capture

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


What is Global Warming?

  2023-03-28 (or before) in Vimeo

On November 14, 2015, Planet.org launched a campaign for "Earth" on Facebook, in an effort to raise awareness on the issue of Climate Change. The Future…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Case For Fossil Fuel Divestment

  2023-03-28 (or before) by in Forbes

In the face of the climate crisis, calls for divestment from fossil fuels have grown louder. What does divestment mean? Does it work? Understand the financial and social impacts of the divestment movement in reducing carbon emissions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts | Finance


Corporate Interests ‘Watered Down’ the Latest IPCC Climate Report, Investigations Find - Inside Climate News

  2023-03-28 by in Inside Climate News

Fierce negotiations between countries working to protect their financial and political interests ultimately “watered down” a landmark climate report released last week by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, according to a series of recent reports and investigations.  The findings highlight what activists have long warned is hampering meaningful global action to curb […]

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Activism


Musk is remaking Twitter into a climate denier sanctuary

  2023-03-28 in Ketan Joshi - Climate and energy analysis and writing

I got some data that analyses how climate deniers have changed their audience size, relative to pro-climate accounts, on Musk’s Twitter. It’s….not good.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


UK ‘strikingly unprepared’ for impacts of climate crisis

  2023-03-28 in The Guardian

Government’s official advisers point to ‘lost decade’ in efforts to protect lives and livelihoods

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Professor Kevin Anderson From iniquity to integrity … there’s no hiding from carbon budgets

  2023-03-27 (or before) in YouTube

Talk Abstract:As climate change increasingly exacerbates extreme weather events around the globe, so government leaders are increasingly using the language o...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The meat industry got the IPCC to edit a climate change report

  2023-03-26 (or before) in Quartz | Make business better

A leaked draft revealed how the meat industry is obstructing efforts to curb climate change

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Climate Change Mitigation


GOES at COP26 in association with Federated Hermes.

  2023-03-25 (or before) in YouTube

Climate change will be a walk in the park in comparison to the shit-show that is heading for humanity like an express train that will not turn because we thi...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | COP26


Three Decades of Climate Mitigation: Why Haven't We Bent the Global Emissions Curve?

  2023-03-22 (or before) in Annual Reviews

Despite three decades of political efforts and a wealth of research on the causes and catastrophic impacts of climate change, global carbon dioxide emissions have continued to rise and are 60% higher today than they were in 1990. Exploring this rise through nine thematic lenses—covering issues of climate governance, the fossil fuel industry, geopolitics, economics, mitigation modeling, energy systems, inequity, lifestyles, and social imaginaries—draws out multifaceted reasons for our collective failure to bend the global emissions curve. However, a common thread that emerges across the reviewed literature is the cent...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation


Episode 32 - Climate Science Rebellion with Ernst-Jan Kuiper

  2023-03-22 (or before) by in podbean.com

Ernst-Jan Kuiper obtained his Master's degree in Climate Physics In 2014, after which he focused on research into the dynamics of the Greenland ice sheet. After 5 years, including 6 weeks of fieldwork on the Greenland ice sheet, he obtained his doctorate (PhD) in 2019. Ernst-Jan currently works at Milieudefensie on the appeal against oil giant Shell. He also writes articles about climate change for the Dutch program Tegenlicht and gives lectures about climate change. He also spends time on climate activism, especially with Extinction Rebellion where he is part of the Scientist Rebellion group.   The day before we recorded t...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Shell


Greta Thunberg and Sophia Kianni face disgusting misogyny from climate deniers | Red, Green, and Blue

  2023-03-21 in Red, Green and Blue

Happy Women’s History Month! Unfortunately, it comes as no surprise that the climate disinformation sphere is once again filled with misogynistic attacks against women climate activists. By Climate Denier Roundup Recently, Greta Thunberg was targeted on social media for allegedly deleting a 2018 tweet that linked to an article that predicted climate change would wipe out humanity by 2023.  However, …

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Activism | Disinformation and Misinformation | Women and Children


Civil disobedience by scientists helps press for urgent climate action - Nature Climate Change

  2023-03-21 (or before) in Nature

Time is short to secure a liveable and sustainable future; yet, inaction from governments, industry and civil society is setting the course for 3.2 °C of warming, with all the cascading and catastrophic consequences that this implies. In this context, when does civil disobedience by scientists become justified?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Brazilian researchers find ‘terrifying’ plastic rocks off remote Trinidade island | The Independent

  2023-03-20 (or before) in The Independent

‘Pollution has reached geology’ says a scientist

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Brazil


Somalia drought: 43,000 died in 2022 and this year’s toll will be higher, study finds | The Independent

  2023-03-20 (or before) in The Independent

‘Unrelenting droughts’ have created worst hunger crisis for 70 years says

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Africa | Famine | Health


New partnership launches AI-powered global climate law and policy database - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-03-20 (or before) in London School of Economics

The Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics, the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia University, and Climate Policy Radar are delighted to announce a new partnership to offer upgraded open data resources on global climate laws, policies and legal cases. 

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


IPCC report: the world must cut emissions and urgently adapt to the new climate realities | Blog by Bronwyn Hayward

  2023-03-20 in CUSP | Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

Already, climate change plays out in all parts of the world. Every further increment of warming will bring rapidly escalating hazards, exacerbating more intense heatwaves and floods, ocean warming …

  Tagged under: Oceans | IPCC | Climate Change | Heatwaves


Do-Hyun Kim et al. v. South Korea - Climate Change Litigation

  2023-03-20 (or before) in Climate Laws - Climate Change Laws of the World

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation


Rich polluting countries like UK must 'fast forward' net zero target by a decade, demands UN chief

  2023-03-20 (or before) in Sky News

As the most comprehensive review of everything known about climate change so far paints a bleak picture of inaction and dangers, scientists argue there are still grounds for hope.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


What is climate change? A really simple guide - BBC News

  2023-03-20 (or before) in The BBC

World temperatures are rising because of human activity, threatening every aspect of human life.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Samoa PM urges world to save Pacific people from climate crisis obliteration

  2023-03-19 in The Guardian

Fiame Naomi Mata’afa pleads for action before landmark IPCC report is expected to issue ‘final warning’

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean


How The Media Stopped Us Caring About the Planet | George Monbiot

  2023-03-17 (or before) in YouTube

“They allowed this entire shitfest to happen"Join the Future of Journalism ► https://www.patreon.com/DoubleDownNewsSupport DDN ► https://www.paypal.com/cgi-b...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Forest Fires | Wildlife | Trees


Opinion | How Big of a Climate Betrayal Is the Willow Oil Project?

  2023-03-16 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Alaska


Radical interventions for climate-impacted systems - Nature Climate Change

  2023-03-16 (or before) in Nature

In this Perspective, the authors argue that radical, rather than conventional, interventions are necessary to address climate change. They discuss the definitions and interpretations of the term ‘radical’, and present a typology of radical intervention that addresses the root drivers of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


US allergy season starting earlier due to global temperature rising, scientists say

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Trend sees higher pollen levels and worsened allergy and asthma symptoms, though reduction in carbon emissions could reverse it

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level | Health


Secretary-General's video message to the 58th Session of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change | United Nations Secretary-General

  2023-03-15 (or before) in United Nations

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Budget does little to meet UK’s net zero carbon goals, say campaigners

  2023-03-15 in The Guardian

Chancellor silent on home insulation, oil and gas windfall tax, and onshore windfarms – but freezes fuel duty

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change | Wind Power | Insulation | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


Promise Breakers: Assessing the impact of compliance with the Glasgow Statement commitment to end international public finance for fossil fuels - Oil Change International

  2023-03-15 by in Oil Change International

New research shows stop funding fossils commitment forged at the 2021 UN climate summit is already shifting an estimated USD 5.7 billion per year out of fossil fuels and into clean energy. If all signatories fulfill their commitments, then a further 13.7 billion per year will be shifted out of fossil fuels and into clean energy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Finance


Biden Says Generation 'Damned' If We Don't Fix Climate Change, Also Approves Willow Oil Drilling Project

  2023-03-14 by in Rolling Stone - Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage

The president joined guest host Kal Penn on The Daily Show Monday

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Joe Biden


The Climate Briefing: The ICJ and climate change

  2023-03-14 in Chatham House

How could an International Court of Justice (ICJ) advisory opinion on climate change accelerate climate action?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Justice


Arctic climate modelling too conservative

  2023-03-14 (or before) in Hem | Göteborgs universitet

Climate models used by the UN’s IPCC and others to project climate change are not accurately reflecting what the Arctic’s future will be. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg argue that the rate of warming will be much faster than projected.

  Tagged under: Arctic | IPCC | Climate Change


Co-extinctions annihilate planetary life during extreme environmental change - Scientific Reports

  2023-03-13 (or before) in Nature

Climate change and human activity are dooming species at an unprecedented rate via a plethora of direct and indirect, often synergic, mechanisms. Among these, primary extinctions driven by environmental change could be just the tip of an enormous extinction iceberg. As our understanding of the importance of ecological interactions in shaping ecosystem identity advances, it is becoming clearer how the disappearance of consumers following the depletion of their resources — a process known as ‘co-extinction’ — is more likely the major driver of biodiversity loss. Although the general relevance of co-extincti...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Collapse


Why Is the Fossil Fuel Industry Praising the Inflation Reduction Act?

  2023-03-13 (or before) by in The New Republic

You might think oil and gas execs would hate the largest piece of climate legislation ever passed. But it actually gives them money that helps maintain their core business model.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Legislation


Ecologists Find Unexpected Feedback Loops Could Complicate Fighting Climate Change

  2023-03-13 (or before) in Inverse

Previous models may not have accounted for small factors that make keeping below two degrees Celsius much more difficult.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate resilience: Is the UK ready for the impacts of global warming? - Carbon Brief

  2023-03-13 by in Carbon Brief

Every area of UK society will feel the effects of climate change and, as global emissions continue to rise, preparing for life in a warmer world is crucial.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


The Next Decade Will Be The Most Pivotal in History: This is the Global Phase-Shift

  2023-03-12 in Age of Transformation

Human civilisation is experiencing a Great Metamorphosis in which our energy, politics, economics, culture, values and worldviews are being completely rewritten.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Brian Eno launches royalties scheme for musicians to fight climate change

  2023-03-12 (or before) in London Evening Standard

Initiative gives artists chance to protect environment by listing the Earth as a co-writer on their songs so it can benefit from royalties

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Biden Officials Back Alaska Oil Project Scorned as Carbon Bomb

  2023-03-11 (or before) in Bloomberg

The Biden administration has decided to authorize a mammoth ConocoPhillips oil project in northwest Alaska, despite arguments by opponents that it will exacerbate climate change, according to people familiar with the matter.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Russia | Alaska


These companies claim to be 'carbon neutral'. But the devil is in the details

  2023-03-09 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Intense downpours in the UK will increase due to climate change – new study

  2023-03-09 in Geography Directions - Geographical expertise applied to the issues that matter most

By Elizabeth Kendon, University of Bristol This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. In July 2021, Kew in London experienced a m…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: New idea for sucking up CO2 from air shows promise - BBC News

  2023-03-09 (or before) in The BBC

A new way of removing carbon from the air is up to three times more effective than current technology.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


How the nuclear lobby scuttled the EU’s anti-greenwashing tool | Climate Crisis | Al Jazeera

  2023-03-08 (or before) by in Al Jazeera

Giving nuclear energy a “sustainable” label in a key EU regulation could derail progress on climate change.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change


Rationing and Climate Change Mitigation*

  2023-03-08 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

In this paper, we argue that rationing has been neglected as a policy option for mitigating climate change. There is a broad scientific consensus that avoiding the most severe impacts of climate ch...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation


Symposium: Climate Change and Health Mitigating, Adapting, and Suffering: How Much of Each?

  2023-03-08 (or before) in Annual Reviews

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


How the youth climate movement has evolved from school strikes to…

  2023-03-08 (or before) in Green Economy Coalition

Our new research finds that young activists are become more radical as years of government inaction start to bite

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change


Future warming from global food consumption - Nature Climate Change

  2023-03-07 (or before) in Nature

Although the role of the human diet in climate change has been widely acknowledged, current practices fail to capture its realistic effect on warming. In this Analysis, Ivanovich et al. develop a global food consumption emission inventory and estimate the associated future climate impact using a reduced-complexity climate model.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


DOUBT

  2023-03-05 (or before) in YouTube

Join us and stand up for reality. http://climaterealityproject.org - This film exposes the parallels between Big Tobacco's denial of smoking's cancer-causing...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | US Politics | Health


Revealed: cabinet ministers warned of legal action over UK’s failure to tackle climate crisis

  2023-03-04 in The Guardian

Senior civil servants have issued the warnings as government is way behind on net zero pledges, according leaked documents

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Net Zero


Scientists Acquitted: Examining the Role of Consent in Climate Activism 

  2023-03-03 in Social Metwork - Dept of Meteorology, University of Reading

James Fallon – j.fallon@pgr.reading.ac.uk  Ecosystem collapse and climate change threaten all of our futures. What power do scientists have to avoid this looming catastrophe?  Last …

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Collapse


How this country became a climate villain

  2023-03-03 (or before) in YouTube

Australia doesn't make sense. It's being scorched by fires and drowned by floods. It has the sun, wind, water, land, minerals and money to clean up its econo...

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Minerals | Climate Change | Wind Power


Economic growth is fuelling climate change – a new book proposes 'degrowth communism' as the solution

  2023-03-03 by in The Conversation

What does Karl Marx have to say about climate change? Quite a lot, according to a new book.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Degrowth | Economic Growth


An open letter regarding research on reflecting sunlight to reduce the risks of climate change - climate intervention research letter

  2023-03-01 (or before) in An open letter regarding research on reflecting sunlight to reduce the risks of climate change - climate intervention research letter

Given the severity of climate change, scientists and scientific bodies have recommended research on potential approaches to increasing the reflection of sunlight (or release of long wave radiation) from the atmosphere, referred to as “solar radiation modification” (SRM), to slow climate warming and reduce climate impacts. In particular, this research is important for understanding their […]

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Before the floods I thought climate change wasn’t my problem. Now, I’m not waiting for someone else to fix it | Ella Buckland

  2023-02-28 in The Guardian

A year on in Lismore, we can’t afford to forget the people who lost everything they loved – because next time it could be you

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Flooding


(PDF) Climate Disruption Caused by a Decline in Marine Biodiversity and Pollution

  2023-02-27 (or before) in ResearchGate

PDF | The world has focused on carbon mitigation as the only solution for climate change. This discussion paper considers how marine biodiversity... | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


Climate Change: Ocean Heat Content

  2023-02-27 (or before) in Climate.gov

More than 90 percent of the warming that has happened on Earth over the past 50 years has occurred in the ocean. Not all of that heating is detectable yet at the surface

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Millionaire spending incompatible with 1.5 °C ambitions

  2023-02-26 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Much evidence suggests that the wealthiest individuals contribute disproportionally to climate change. Here we study the implications of a continued g…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Diagnosing destabilization risk in global land carbon sinks - Nature

  2023-02-26 (or before) in Nature

Increasing variability of net biome production over recent decades may be due to climate change and points to destabilization of the carbon–climate system.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Everything you need to know about the wild world of heat pumps

  2023-02-26 (or before) in MIT Technology Review

Heat pumps could help address climate change and save you money. Here’s how they work.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Parts of US see earliest spring conditions on record: ‘Climate change playing out in real time’

  2023-02-24 in The Guardian

Parts of Texas, Arkansas, Ohio and Maryland, along with New York, are all recording their earliest spring conditions on record

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Texas


Global Monitoring Laboratory - Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

  2023-02-19 in Financial Times

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Do people yet to be born have climate change rights?

  2023-02-17 (or before) in BBC

There are some who believe we should be taking future generations more into account in how we act on climate today.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Human responses to climate change will likely determine the fate of biodiversity | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-02-16 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Human responses to climate change will likely determine the&amp;nbsp;fate of biodiversity

  Tagged under: Climate Change


1.5°C – dead or alive? The risks to transformational change from reaching and breaching the Paris Agreement goal

  2023-02-16 in IPPR

The historical failure to sufficiently tackle the climate and ecological crisis could create consequences that challenge the ability of societies to tackle the root causes of this crisis. A systemati…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


France receives EUR2 billion floating offshore boost - Emerging Risks Media Ltd

  2023-02-15 in emergingrisks.co.uk

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  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | France | Climate Change


New Zealand minister decries climate crisis ‘lost decades’ in wake of Cyclone Gabrielle

  2023-02-14 in The Guardian

James Shaw says country is entering ‘period of consequences’ for inaction over climate change as extreme weather wreaks havoc across the North Island

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Cyclone Gabrielle worst storm to hit New Zealand this century, says PM

  2023-02-14 in The Guardian

National state of emergency invoked and thousands displaced as storm devastates large parts of North Island and minister says ‘this is climate change’

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


‘We create changemakers’: the new UK college dedicated to climate crisis

  2023-02-11 in The Guardian

Black Mountains College in Wales aims to prepare students for life during a planetary emergency

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Exxon Retreats From Major Climate Effort to Make Biofuels From Algae

  2023-02-10 (or before) in Bloomberg

Renewable fuels made from algae was the company’s most heavily publicized climate solution.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Exxon | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | California


What could a Fossil Fuel Treaty look like? — The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative

  2023-02-09 (or before) in The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative

Momentum is growing for a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty to provide global oversight of a fair and rapid transition away from fossil fuels: the primary cause of climate change. With the Paris Agreement failing to even mention coal, oil, and gas, the need for a complementary international agreement is clear. But what would it contain?

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Overshoot: Why It's Already Too Late To Save Civilization

  2023-02-09 by in collapsesurvivalsite.com

Overshoot is the reason civilization is going to collapse. Climate change, biodiversity loss, and resource depletion are merely symptoms.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse


Stanford study uses AI to predict global warming threshold timelines

  2023-02-06 in woods.stanford.edu

Media coverage of a new Stanford-led study that uses AI to predict when we will pass key global warming thresholds. The Guardian | Jan 30, 2023 | Earth is on track to exceed 1.5C warming in the next decade, study using AI finds | Noah Diffenbaugh discusses the evidence and impact of the study's climate projections. USA Today | Jan 30, 2023 | Artificial intelligence predicts climate change coming faster than we recently thought, new study says | Noah Diffenbaugh on the risk of passing significant climate thresholds.

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Sustainability


Climate Change Adaptation as a Growing Development Priority: Towards Critical Adaptation Scholarship

  2023-02-05 (or before) in compass.onlinelibrary.wiley.com

Climate change adaptation has grown rapidly in prominence in development practice and scholarship. Alongside this growth, adaptation has been folded into the world of development. This article review...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Al Gore on climate change, Davos, January 23 2023

  2023-02-05 (or before) in YouTube

Edited address by Al Gore, for his climate change remarks at the Davos World Economic Forum, 2023.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Cold snaps and climate change - SciLine

  2023-02-05 (or before) in SciLine

Scientific evidence suggests that human-induced global warming may be a driving force behind some winter cold snaps.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Climate Dictionary: An everyday guide to climate change | UNDP Climate Promise

  2023-02-05 (or before) in climatepromise.undp.org

Is it getting harder to follow what climate experts are talking about? We've compiled an index of climate change terms to keep things simple.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change and disasters: Disasters: Vol 30, No 1

  2023-02-05 (or before) in Wiley Online Library

Click on the title to browse this issue

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Mechanism of ozone loss under enhanced water vapour conditions in the mid-latitude lower stratosphere in summer

  2023-02-01 (or before) in ACP - Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics

Abstract. Water vapour convectively injected into the mid-latitude lowermost stratosphere could affect stratospheric ozone. The associated potential ozone loss process requires low temperatures together with elevated water vapour mixing ratios. Since this ozone loss is initiated by heterogeneous chlorine activation on liquid aerosols, an increase in sulfate aerosol surface area due to a volcanic eruption or geoengineering could increase the likelihood of its occurrence. However, the chemical mechanism of this ozone loss process has not yet been analysed in sufficient detail and its sensitivity to various conditions is not yet cl...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Texas | Geoengineering | Sea Level


Jordan Peterson’s ‘zombie’ climate contrarianism follows a well-worn path | Temperature Check

  2023-02-01 in The Guardian

The psychologist has turned his hand to exposing new audiences to old arguments from climate change deniers

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate Endgame: Exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-02-01 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Prudent risk management requires consideration of bad-to-worst-case scenarios. Yet, for climate change, such potential futures are poorly understoo...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


If You Want a Car This Heavy, You Should Pay Through the Nose

  2023-01-31 by in Slate Magazine

It’s time to tax vehicles for weighing too much—even if they’re electric.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electric Cars | Cars


What Is the Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch?

  2023-01-31 (or before) in Sustainable & Eco Friendly eCommerce Packaging | SR Mailing

The Great Pacific Ocean Garbage Patch is considered by many to be one of humanity’s biggest crimes against the planet – and really, just the name of it gives away the horror of what it actually is, considering the size of the Pacific Ocean. We talk a lot about what can be done to save the planet here at SR Mailing, and that’s because we’re absolutely passionate about it! The fact that there is so much to be done, and that there is so much that we can all be doing in our daily lives that can help us to save planet Earth from global warming and climate change. The issue, of course, is much, much bigger than...

  Tagged under: Microplastics and Nanoplastics | Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Methane | Fish | Rivers | Whales and Dolphins | Wildlife | Economic Growth | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs | California | South America | BP | Sea Level | Indonesia


We are ‘greening’ ourselves to extinction

  2023-01-30 (or before) in Al Jazeera

Apocalypse investors are pushing fake climate solutions on us that are making climate change worse.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Europe on the verge of water catastrophe as groundwater reserves dry up, scientists warn | The Independent

  2023-01-30 (or before) in The Independent

The effects of this prolonged drought were evident in Europe during the summer of 2022

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change


Greta Thunberg and IOM DG António Vitorino Call for Urgent Action to Address Climate Migration 

  2023-01-29 (or before) in iom.int

Geneva / Stockholm – The Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), António Vitorino, and Climate Justice Activist, Greta Thunberg, are calling for immediate action and increased solidarity to tackle the impacts of climate change on human mobility. 

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Justice


Rainfall Records Shattered In Auckland, New Zealand - It Wasn’t Even Close

  2023-01-29 (or before) by in Forbes

Here's why extreme rainfall in Auckland, New Zealand has scientists saying "Wow" and you should be too.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Climate Change


Why we keep accepting new climate extremes

  2023-01-28 (or before) in Newsroom New Zealand

From bugs vanishing from our windshields to a procession of broken climate records, big change comes slow but is no less important for it.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Ski resorts can now make fake snow in 80 degrees. Here's why that's a problem. - The Washington Post

  2023-01-28 in The Washington Post

More companies in the United States, Canada and Europe are using new snow-making technology to fill slopes during warm winter spells.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Teleconnections among tipping elements in the Earth system - Nature Climate Change

  2023-01-26 (or before) in Nature

Teleconnections between tipping elements in the Earth system are unclear. Here the authors use a climate network approach to link the Amazon Rainforest Area and the Tibetan Plateau, and show that current snow cover loss on the Tibetan Plateau is an early warning signal for an approaching tipping point.

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change | Tipping Points


Global warming overshoots increase risks of climate tipping cascades in a network model - Nature Climate Change

  2023-01-26 (or before) in Nature

Temporarily exceeding temperature targets could increase risk of crossing tipping-element thresholds. This study considers a range of overshoot scenarios in a stylized network model and shows that overshoots increase tipping risks by up to 72% compared with remaining within targets.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Tipping Points


Global Climate Change Impact on Crops Expected Within 10 Years, NASA Study Finds – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  2023-01-25 (or before) in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Norway plans to offer record number of Arctic oil, gas exploration blocks

  2023-01-24 in Reuters

Norway on Tuesday said it plans to offer energy firms a record number of oil and gas exploration blocks in the Arctic as it seeks to prolong its hydrocarbon production, while green campaigners criticised the risk to the environment.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change


Why we must abolish the controversial Energy Charter Treaty

  2023-01-24 (or before) in openDemocracy

OPINION: The treaty allows fossil fuel companies to sue governments for taking climate change action. It must go

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Climate Change


Arctic Sea Ice Minimum | NASA Global Climate Change

  2023-01-23 (or before) by in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change


Can the UK Afford Net Zero?

  2023-01-23 (or before) in The BBC

Justin Rowlatt explores the debate around the cost of tackling climate change, or not.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


A kid's guide to climate change (plus a printable comic)

  2023-01-20 (or before) in NPR

Learning about climate change? Here's a comic for kids about what it is and how it's affecting the planet — as explained by kids who are experiencing it. And find out how to print this comic at home!

  Tagged under: Climate Change


When scientists tagged a curious seal, he led them to signs of a potential climate disaster

  2023-01-20 in The Washington Post

Scientists found a climate change disaster waiting to happen in one of the most mysterious regions on Earth.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Washington State


Climate change: Should you fly, drive or take the train? - BBC News

  2023-01-20 (or before) in The BBC

How should you travel to reduce your carbon footprint?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trains


Climate change: Invest in technology that removes CO2 - report - BBC News

  2023-01-19 (or before) in The BBC

Emission cuts must be accompanied by greater efforts to remove CO2 from the atmosphere a new report says.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Nature Conservancy Hooked Corporate America on an Empty Climate Solution

  2023-01-19 (or before) in Bloomberg

Companies say they’re saving forests by buying offsets, but many of these lands don’t need defending

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees | Sustainability


Does climate change make you anxious? You're not alone (VIDEO)

  2023-01-18 (or before) in scrippsnews.com

Extreme temperatures can impact physical health, but the changing climate is also taking a toll on mental health, especially for younger generations.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Health


What melting Tibetan glaciers reveal about disease and global warming

  2023-01-16 (or before) in The Third Pole - Understanding Water, Climate and Nature in Asia

Researchers have discovered new microbes on retreating glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau, hinting that climate change may lead to new diseases

  Tagged under: Climate Change


ExxonMobil: Oil giant predicted climate change in 1970s - scientists - BBC News

  2023-01-13 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers claim to put a number on what Exxon knew about temperature rise as early as the 1970s.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Predictions | Climate Change


Coastal residents fear ‘hideous’ seawalls will block waterfront views

  2023-01-13 in The Guardian

Aesthetics and social inequity are cause for concern as locals grapple with proposals to protect cities from climate change

  Tagged under: Florida | Climate Change | Sea Level


Exxon scientists predicted global warming with ‘shocking skill and accuracy,’ Harvard researchers say

  2023-01-12 in Harvard Gazette

In the study, scientists showed how the multinational energy giant worked to cloud the issue.

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Exxon | Fossil Fuels


Oceans were the hottest ever recorded in 2022, analysis shows

  2023-01-11 in The Guardian

Seas dominate global weather patterns and the climate crisis is causing profound and damaging changes

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Climate Change


It would take 23 million years for evolution to replace Madagascar’s endangered mammals

  2023-01-11 (or before) in EurekAlert! Science News Releases

90% of the plants and animals on Madagascar are found nowhere else on Earth, but this treasure trove of evolution is under serious threat due to habitat loss, over-hunting, and climate change. In this study, researchers examined how long it took Madagascar’s unique modern mammal species to emerge and estimated how long it would take for a similarly complex set of new mammal species to evolve in their place if the endangered ones went extinct: 23 million years, far longer than scientists have found for any other island.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Madagascar


No debate anymore: Climate change makes extreme weather worse, federal scientists say

  2023-01-11 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

South Florida has always been hot, rainy and vulnerable to hurricanes. So it's understandable that some longtime residents remain skeptical that climate change is doing anything to make the region's age-old problems any worse.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Florida


Climate change: Europe and polar regions bear brunt of warming in 2022 - BBC News

  2023-01-11 (or before) in The BBC

Last year was the world's fifth warmest year with Europe enduring its hottest summer on record

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Analysis: How UK newspapers commented on energy and climate change in 2022 - Carbon Brief

  2023-01-11 by in Carbon Brief

Energy has frequently been at the top of the news agenda over the past year,...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Opinion | I’m a Scientist Who Spoke Up About Climate Change. My Employer Fired Me.

  2023-01-10 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change


Ocean acidification: an action plan for a neglected problem - Ocean Acidification

  2023-01-05 by in Ocean Acidification - a news stream provided by the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Center (OA-ICC)

Time is running out to avoid the worst impacts of ocean acidification on marine life, livelihoods and economies. A climate-change impact on the ocean, alongside warming seas and deoxygenation, ocean acidification is belatedly finding its way onto the global climate and ocean agendas, even as the gravity of its impact on ocean health and on […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Health | Climate Change Impacts


Energy Firms’ Fossil Fuel Investments Radically At Odds with Climate Change Obligations – Byline Times

  2023-01-05 by in Byline Times

Big energy companies are piling money into increasingly inefficient oil and gas investments, reports Thomas Perrett

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Climate Impact of Our Insatiable Plastic Addiction

  2023-01-04 (or before) in Bloomberg

In addition to the trash that piles up in cities and clogs oceans, the world’s plastic habit has another, invisible toll: climate-warming greenhouse gases.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Climate Disruption Caused by a Decline in Marine Biodiversity and Pollution | International Journal of Environment and Climate Change

  2022-12-25 (or before) in journalijecc.com

  Tagged under: Climate Change


LISTENING TO ICE — SUSAN SCHUPPLI

  2022-12-24 (or before) in SUSAN SCHUPPLI

LISTENING TO ICE RESEARCH    WORKS    WRITING    ABOUT Is a film documenting sonic methods for understanding climate change from techno-scientific to...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Why the Language of Climate Change Matters - Inside Climate News

  2022-12-24 by in Inside Climate News

In a 1920 edition of a local Pennsylvania newspaper, a brief article appeared with a simple title: “The Chestnut.” Although this was a story about a species of tree, it read more like an obituary for a beloved relative. “All hope is abandoned of saving the American chestnut from the blight,” the writer declared, predicting […]

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change


A Water War Is Brewing Over the Dwindling Colorado River

  2022-12-23 (or before) by in Pro Publica

Diminished by climate change and overuse, the river can no longer provide the water states try to take from it.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Climate Change | Rivers | California | Colorado State


How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits

  2022-12-23 (or before) in Yale E360

For decades, 1960s research for the American Petroleum Institute warning of the risks of burning fossil fuels had been forgotten. But two papers discovered in libraries are now playing a key role in lawsuits aimed at holding oil companies accountable for climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Climate Change and Economic Production by Country

  2022-12-23 (or before) in web.stanford.edu

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate and weather extremes in 2022 show need for more action

  2022-12-23 in World Meteorological Organization

Weather, water and climate-related disasters, including extreme flooding, heat and drought affected millions of people and cost billions this year, as the tell-tale signs and impacts of human-induced climate change intensified.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Drought | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Global Monitoring Laboratory - Data Visualization

  2022-12-22 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


The global economic costs of climate change inaction

  2022-12-20 by in Oxford Economics

Quantifying the economic cost of climate change inaction becomes crucial, particularly in a rapidly warming planet. Read our latest article to learn more"

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Fueling Resistance

  2022-12-14 (or before) in MIT

In Fueling Resistance, Kate Neville dissects the processes, and political economy framework, of resistance to two different alternative fuel projects in two distinct and disparate locations. The comparison centers on resistance to a biofuel project in Kenya and a fracking project in the Yukon territory of Canada. The unwritten premise is that these two energy projects, and the subsequent resistance to them, may not have obvious similarities given their distinct characteristics and locations but in fact have several elements in common. Neville outlines how these cases can be viewed as similar and concludes that understanding the ...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Colonialism | Rivers | Fracking | Fossil Fuels | Wind Power | Health | Climate Justice | Food Production and Consumption | Finance


Following the money: trade associations, political activity and climate change - Climatic Change

  2022-12-14 (or before) in Springer Verlag

The political activities of industries associated with the production and consumption of fossil fuels have thwarted state efforts to advance climate policy. Yet research on the role of trade associations that firms use to coordinate their activities remains sparse. Studies of business political activity are generally focussed on the firm level with trade associations typically considered only as part of wider advocacy coalitions. Scholars are still to examine the full range of political activities of trade associations. Using an original dataset built from trade associations’ IRS filings, we find that trade associations en...

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


US Vegetable Prices Soar Nearly 40% as Water Cuts Crush Supply

  2022-12-14 (or before) in Bloomberg

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Florida


Climate Change Could Force 1.2 Billion to Move by 2050. Is the World Even Ready?

  2022-12-13 (or before) by in thequint.com

In a world beset by rising temperatures, devastating storms, and flash floods, climate migration and disaster displacement are quickly becoming the signal 21st century crisis.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Flying more than twice as damaging to climate than previously thought, study finds | The Independent | The Independent

  2022-12-13 (or before) in The Independent

The source of non-CO2 warming set to triple by 2050, according to researchers

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Air Travel


NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

  2022-12-07 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Breaking the Silence: Kids’ Media Can Step Up On Climate Change - This Is Planet Ed

  2022-12-07 (or before) in thisisplaneted.org

“Breaking the Silence” shows kids’ media has a massive untapped opportunity to meet parent demand, help children navigate the world, and build a more sustainable, resilient, and equitable tomorrow.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Women and Children


Lord Stern responds to media reports that the Government is due to give approval this week for a new coal mine in Cumbria - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2022-12-07 (or before) in London School of Economics

Responding to media reports that the Government is due to give approval this week for a new coal mine in...

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change


Global Monitoring Laboratory - Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

  2022-12-07 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Addressing Climate Change Will Not “Save the Planet”

  2022-12-05 (or before) in The Intercept

The dismal reality is that green energy will save not the complex web of life on Earth but the particular way of life of one domineering species.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate polarization is increasing on Twitter - Nature Climate Change

  2022-11-30 (or before) in Nature

Analysis of tweets relating to the Conference of the Parties (COP) climate summits reveals greater polarization during COP26 than during previous summits. This increase in polarization is associated with growing right-wing engagement and emerged following the global climate strikes in 2019. Surprisingly, one topic unites pro-climate and climate-sceptic groups — ‘political hypocrisy’ — accusations of which have increased since 2019.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Growing polarization around climate change on social media - Nature Climate Change

  2022-11-26 (or before) in Nature

Polarization and the resulting political deadlock have become key barriers to more ambitious climate action. Using Twitter data between Conferences of the Parties, this research identifies a trend of increasing polarization driven by growing right-wing activity alongside accusations of political hypocrisy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


MPs campaigning against onshore wind thought ‘less of’ by voters –…

  2022-11-24 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

Informed debate on energy and climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Wind Power


A toolkit for understanding and addressing climate scepticism - Nature Human Behaviour

  2022-11-22 (or before) in Nature

Hornsey and Lewandowsky examine psychological and structural reasons for climate change scepticism and describe strategies for reducing the destructive influence of such scepticism.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Decisions taken at the Sharm El-Sheikh Climate Change Conference - Advance unedited versions | UNFCCC

  2022-11-20 (or before) in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

  Tagged under: COP27 | Climate Change


Christianity and climate change  - Tearfund

  2022-11-18 (or before) in tearfund.org

A nine-part film series featuring Katharine Hayhoe, the internationally renowned Christian climate scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Column: Can scientists moonlight as activists — or does that violate an important ethical code?

  2022-11-17 in Los Angeles Times

Traditionally, scientists have been discouraged from engaging in advocacy. But with the climate crisis, attitudes are changing.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change


Food crisis in Central Sahel in 2022 driven by chronic vulnerability with uncertain role of climate change – World Weather Attribution

  2022-11-17 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Point of View: The biospheric emergency calls for scientists to change tactics

  2022-11-17 (or before) in elifesciences.org

The ever-worsening climate and ecological crises calls for life scientists to engage in advocacy and activism to galvanise governments and the public into action.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change


COP27: Negotiations are missing the ambition needed to protect those hardest hit by climate change, warns IFRC | IFRC

  2022-11-17 (or before) in IFRC

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is raising concern that progress is stalling at COP27 and that there is a risk that the ambition to deliver and build on commitments made in Glasgow is slipping away.

  Tagged under: COP27 | Climate Change


Climate change exacerbated heavy rainfall leading to large scale flooding in highly vulnerable communities in West Africa – World Weather Attribution

  2022-11-17 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Climate Change | Africa


Assessing effective radiative forcing from aerosol–cloud interactions over the global ocean | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2022-11-16 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

How clouds respond to anthropogenic sulfate aerosols is one of the largest sources of uncertainty in the radiative forcing of climate over the indu...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Oil pollution: Investigation reveals Egypt’s 'super coral' at risk - BBC News

  2022-11-16 (or before) in The BBC

A climate-change resistant Red Sea reef is being flooded with toxic wastewater, leaked documents show.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Coral Reefs


Africa has vast gas reserves – here’s how to stop them adding to climate change

  2022-11-15 by in The Conversation

Developed nations threaten to consume more than their fair share of Earth’s dwindling carbon budget.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa


Social tipping processes towards climate action: A conceptual framework

  2022-11-15 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Societal transformations are necessary to address critical global challenges, such as mitigation of anthropogenic climate change and reaching UN susta…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation | Tipping Points


New shipping emissions report - Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

  2022-11-15 in Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

A new report published today from the Tyndall Centre at the University of Manchester has highlighted the major role the shipping sector will play in transporting the green fuels necessary to meet global climate goals.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Subarctic boreal forest, vital for the planet, is at risk

  2022-11-14 in The Hindu

The boreal forest is second only to the Amazon in terms of its vital role in ensuring the future of the planet.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Forest Fires | Trees


What Happens When Even Scientists Get Doom-Pilled?

  2022-11-13 (or before) in The Daily Beast

We might be at a point where even climate experts will say it: We’re fucked.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Dimming Earth, mustard shortages and other odd side-effects - BBC News

  2022-11-12 (or before) in The BBC

Changes to our planet's shine is just one of the stranger side effects of rising temperatures.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Who should pay for a warming planet?

  2022-11-11 (or before) in YouTube

Campaigners who believe world leaders are not doing enough to combat climate change are taking matters into their own hands—and suing governments and fossil-...

  Tagged under: COP27 | Climate Change | Sea Level


Favourability towards natural gas relates to funding source of university energy centres - Nature Climate Change

  2022-11-11 (or before) in Nature

University-based energy centres play an important role in climate discourse but many are funded by fossil fuel businesses. This study shows that fossil-fuel-funded centres express more positive sentiment towards natural gas, compared to renewable energy, than those not funded by the fossil industry.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change


Latest sobering news on climate change is more reason for cities, states to step up against global warming

  2022-11-10 in chicago.suntimes.com

The closely divided U.S. House and Senate that will emerge after the midterms do not appear poised to enact strong legislation.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Legislation | US Politics


Stark federal report: climate chaos is here, with worse to come

  2022-11-10 in KUOW - KUOW Public Radio

The fifth National Climate Assessment, released for public comment on Monday, states that people in the Northwest and nationwide are feeling the effects of climate change in their everyday lives.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Asset Revaluation and the Existential Politics of Climate Change | International Organization | Cambridge Core

  2022-11-09 (or before) in Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Asset Revaluation and the Existential Politics of Climate Change - Volume 75 Issue 2

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Graph of the Day: Atmospheric CO2 vs. global temperature change and climate conference dates, 1958-2020

  2022-11-09 (or before) in Desdemona Despair - Blogging the End of the World™

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Our City, Our World - Brighton and Hove Climate Change, Sustainability and Environmental Education Programme

  2022-11-09 (or before) in ourcityourworld.co.uk

Using the power of education to advance environmental literacy and civic engagement to contribute to a more equitable and sustainable future. We will work with young people, educators, community organisations, the council and relevant partners to promote a just and sustainable world where environmental and social responsibility drive individual, institutional, and community choices.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability


The Earth is dying

  2022-11-04 (or before) in YouTube

The Earth is dying#earth #climatechange #sketchcomedy #globalwarming If you'd like to support us making these videos we have a Patreon page here: https://www...

  Tagged under: COP27 | Climate Change | Health


Climate reporting is just 'warming up' as the news publishing industry invests more in data, reporters and partnerships

  2022-11-01 (or before) in Editor & Publisher (E&P), Newspaper & News Publishing Media Industry News | Editor and Publisher

For early climate journalists, covering such a serious issue was a burden. Not many publications wanted to take on the task at hand; those who did narrowly covered a small amount of ground. Today, Dr. Edward Maibach, the director of Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University, encourages this simple formula for success: “Clear messages repeated often by a variety of trusted and caring voices, including familiar TV weathercasters or local columnists.”

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change

  2022-11-01 (or before) in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


Individual responsibility: a red herring that lets the fossil fuel industry off the climate catastrophe hook

  2022-11-01 (or before) in The BMJ: British Medical Journal

On the eve of the United Nations High-Level Political Forum, Kent Buse and colleagues argue that the health of people and planet can only be rescued through government led, structural transformations—but for that to happen we need to re-frame the narrative When delegates meet this week to discuss fragile progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, they do so against a bleak backdrop. The line that “climate change is the biggest health challenge of the 21st century” is an understatement. Climate change is not only a challenge to health, but to human development—and even survival.1 The evidence on...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


We must support protestors taking direct action to save our future

  2022-10-30 (or before) in kerrang.com

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


AGU Chapman Conference -- Climate Science: Richard Alley

  2022-10-28 (or before) in YouTube

AGU Chapman Conference on Communicating Climate Science: A Historic Look to the Future08 June 2013 — 13 June 2013, Granby, CO, USAPresenter: Richard AlleySun...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level


Coral reefs face a grim future, including those once thought safe from climate change

  2022-10-28 (or before) in SBS | TV, Radio, On Demand, News, Sport, Food, Movies

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Coral Reefs


Emissions Gap Report 2022

  2022-10-28 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

As growing climate change impacts are experienced across the globe, the message that greenhouse gas emissions must fall is unambiguous. Yet the Emissions Gap Report (EGR) 2022: The Closing Window – Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies finds that the international community is falling far short of the Paris goals, with no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place. Only an urgent system-wide transformation can avoid climate disaster.  

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Wind Power


Climate change: UN warns key warming threshold slipping from sight - BBC News

  2022-10-27 (or before) in BBC

The past 12 months have been a "wasted year" on climate change says the UN Environment Programme.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Scientists warn of 'insect apocalypse' amid climate change

  2022-10-26 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

An emerging "insect apocalypse" will have radical effects on the environment and humankind, an Australian scientist has warned.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Insects


Responses to Considering Catastrophe

  2022-10-23 in And Then There's Physics

A while ago I wrote a post about a paper by Luke Kemp, and colleagues, suggesting that we should put more effort into exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios. There’s now been a respo…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate crisis poses ‘growing threat’ to health in UK, says expert

  2022-10-23 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Prof Dame Jenny Harries warns of dangers to food security, flooding and insect-borne diseases

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Insects | Health


Young people's burden: requirement of negative CO2 emissions

  2022-10-22 (or before) in ESD

Abstract. Global temperature is a fundamental climate metric highly correlated with sea level, which implies that keeping shorelines near their present location requires keeping global temperature within or close to its preindustrial Holocene range. However, global temperature excluding short-term variability now exceeds +1 °C relative to the 1880–1920 mean and annual 2016 global temperature was almost +1.3 °C. We show that global temperature has risen well out of the Holocene range and Earth is now as warm as it was during the prior (Eemian) interglacial period, when sea level reached 6&ndash...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Predictions | Climate Change | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Trees


Built Environment: measuring Climate Change impact

  2022-10-21 by in Spacewell Energy (Dexma) | Energy Intelligence Management

Climate change is making the built environment more vulnerable. How to measure the impact of climate change on buildings?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Finance


Climate change tweets declined as COVID worries rose

  2022-10-21 by in Futurity: Research News from Top Universities

Can a global problem like COVID lead to less concern for other problems like climate change? A look at Twitter suggests the answer is yes.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


France becomes latest country to leave controversial energy charter treaty

  2022-10-21 in The Guardian

Quitting the ECT, which protects fossil fuel investors from policy changes that might threaten their profits, was ‘coherent’ with Paris climate deal, Macron said

  Tagged under: France | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


MP joins climate change deniers’ ‘Project Fear’ on net zero - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2022-10-20 (or before) in London School of Economics

Bob Wards highlights errors in a recent article by Steve Baker MP that claims “the poorest will pay the highest price for Net Zero fantasies”, part of an apparent ramp-up in the misinformation campaign by British climate change deniers.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation | Net Zero


10 Breakthrough Technologies 2022: Carbon removal factory | MIT Technology Review

  2022-10-20 (or before) in MIT Technology Review

  Tagged under: Climate Change


People are run in horror from the destructive streams! Terrible floods in Venezuela

  2022-10-20 (or before) in YouTube

Heavy rain on the 17 October caused flooding in northern areas of Maracay, capital city of Aragua State and areas of Girardot Municipality. Mudflows and land...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Even 'net zero' aviation could still cause significant global warming | New Scientist

  2022-10-20 (or before) in New Scientist

Not accounting for aviation’s non-CO2 effects such as contrails could ignore 90 per cent of future flights’ contribution to climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


The colonial roots of the present crisis: Interview with Amitav Ghosh - Brave New Europe

  2022-10-19 by in Brave New Europe

A fascinating interview with an Indian writer of fiction and non-fiction about colonialism, climate change and much more Cross-posted from the Green European Journal This August, Pakistan was hit with floods that left 50 million [...]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Colonialism


HSBC climate change adverts banned by UK watchdog - BBC News

  2022-10-19 (or before) in The BBC

The regulator said two of the bank's posters “omitted material information and were therefore misleading".

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Ancient ocean methane is not an immediate climate change threat

  2022-10-19 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Deep below the ocean's surface, the seafloor contains large quantities of naturally occurring, ice-like deposits made up of water and concentrated methane gas. For decades, climate scientists have wondered if this methane hydrate reservoir might "melt" and release massive amounts of methane to the ocean and the atmosphere as ocean temperatures warm.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Methane | Climate Change


Sunderland Airshow axed over climate change - BBC News

  2022-10-19 (or before) in The BBC

Sunderland Council says it has no plans to run the event again as it aims to become carbon neutral.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Starved of new talent: Young people are steering clear of oil jobs

  2022-10-18 by in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

Who wants to work for the brands that brought you climate change?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


COP26 | Celebrating the untapped potential of the UK's marine energy industry

  2022-10-18 (or before) in YouTube

With #COP26 - UN Climate Change Conference kicking off over the weekend, today we're celebrating an untapped renewable potential in the UK: our #marine energ...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | COP26 | Climate Change


Into the ice: A crab boat’s quest for snow crab in a Bering Sea upended by climate change

  2022-10-17 (or before) in The Seattle Times

The Bering Sea's winter ice is treacherous, but it's also a key ally to the snow crab fishery. When it's not there, the crab population suffers.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fish | Washington State


Climate change indicators

  2022-10-09 in Zack Labe

All data are referenced at My visualizations: Arctic Climate Seasonality and Variability Arctic Sea Ice Extent and Concentration Arctic Sea Ice Volume and Thickness Arctic Temperatures Antarctic Se…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Arctic


Global Monitoring Laboratory - Carbon Cycle Greenhouse Gases

  2022-10-08 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Professors call for more research into climate-change related threats to civilization

  2022-10-08 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

An opinion piece published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences urgently calls for more research into the specific pathways by which civilization could potentially collapse due to climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse


European Commission aims to end secret system protecting fossil fuel holdings

  2022-10-08 in The Guardian

Proposal aims to reform energy charter treaty that protects multi-billion-pound investments in Europe

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


‘Reckless’ coal firms plan climate-busting expansion, study finds

  2022-10-06 in The Guardian

Coal is the most polluting of all fossil fuels and investors must stop funding it, say campaigners

  Tagged under: COP27 | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Africa | Fossil Fuels | Russia


“There’s no emergency” – Dr Judith Curry on climate change

  2022-10-05 by in biznews.com

Dr Judith Curry explains her objection to the "manufactured scientific consensus" on climate change and how far removed reality really is.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Professor Kevin Anderson - Climate Change: Going Beyond Dangerous

  2022-10-04 (or before) in Share and Discover Knowledge on SlideShare

Kevin Anderson Tyndall Centre University of Manchester July 2011 Climate Change: going beyond dangerous … brutal numbers & tenuous hope or cognitive diss…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Reducing energy waste key to meeting climate goals

  2022-10-03 in Reuters

Embracing decentralised power grids may be the way forward in building out renewable energy capacity to reach global climate goals, the CEO of investment firm Sustainable Development Capital said on Monday.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Electricity Grid


Mapping cumulative pressures on the grazing lands of northern Fennoscandia - Scientific Reports

  2022-10-03 (or before) in Nature

Traditional grazing areas in Europe have declined substantially over the last century. Specifically, in northern Fennoscandia, the grazing land is disturbed by cumulative land-use pressures. Here we analysed the configuration of the grazing land for reindeer and sheep in northern Fennoscandia in relation to the concurrent land-use pressures from tourism, road and railway networks, forestry, industrial and wind energy facilities, together with predator presence and climate change. Our results show that 85% of the region is affected by at least one land-use pressure and 60% is affected by multiple land-use pressures, co-occurring ...

  Tagged under: Land Use | Climate Change | Trees | Wind Power


Global carbon inequality over 1990–2019 - Nature Sustainability

  2022-10-01 (or before) in Nature

Understanding the connection between economic inequality and climate change requires rich and reliable data. This study combines recently assembled data on income and wealth inequality with environmental data to shed light on the uneven individual contributions to climate change across the world.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability


Cop15 is an opportunity to save nature. We can’t afford another decade of failure | Phoebe Weston

  2022-10-01 in The Guardian

Ahead of the UN biodiversity conference, our reporter reflects on lessons of hope and change in three years reporting with the Guardian’s age of extinction team

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife


Nord Stream rupture may mark biggest single methane release ever recorded, U.N. says

  2022-09-30 in Reuters

Europe and the United States have heaped sanctions on Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine, raising worries the Kremlin will try to deprive Europe of energy supplies leading into the winter. Both sides have suggested saboteurs caused the leak.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change | Electricity Grid


Climate change has come for the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitter

  2022-09-29 by in Vox

China’s catastrophic summer shows its climate adaptation plans still have a long way to go.

  Tagged under: China | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Climate change is coming for your wallet - Canadian Climate Institute - Blog

  2022-09-27 by in Climate Institute

Climate change is reaching into your wallet in hundreds of ways, from higher grocery bills due to supply-chain disruption, to soaring ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Learn how the 230+ agencies that work with fossil fuels are hurting their business, and the planet: — Clean Creatives

  2022-09-20 (or before) in cleancreatives.org

Learn why working for fossil fuel companies obstructs climate change - and the agencies with the biggest dirty clients.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Climate change threatens health and survival of urban trees - BBC News

  2022-09-20 (or before) in The BBC

Oaks, maples and chestnuts found in cities are among over 1,000 tree species that are flagged at risk.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Trees


Arctic System Collapse? Devastating new research.

  2022-09-19 (or before) in YouTube

The arctic region is a key driver of global climate patterns. In the summer of 2022, three peer reviewed research papers were published, all of which showed ...

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change | Ice Melting | Sea Level | Collapse


Climate crisis ‘threatens rule of law and civilisation’ | The Independent

  2022-09-16 (or before) in The Independent

Major British law firms are contributing to the climate crisis, the letter warns

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Climate Change Is the Express Train to Hell — And We’re On It | by umair haque | Eudaimonia and Co

  2022-09-16 (or before) in Eudaimonia and Co

Three Things Most People Don’t Understand About Climate Change Yet — But They Should

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Patagonia reinvents itself again: ‘We’re making Earth our only shareholder’

  2022-09-14 by in Fast Company

The Chouinard family has fundamentally changed the company’s ownership structure to ensure its legacy and step up its fight against the climate crisis.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


World heading into ‘uncharted territory of destruction’, says climate report

  2022-09-13 in The Guardian

Governments and businesses failing to change fast enough, says United in Science report, as weather gets increasingly extreme

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


‘Transformational’: could America’s new green bank be a climate gamechanger?

  2022-09-11 in The Guardian

Long championed by climate activists, the green bank would provide funding to expand clean energy use across the US

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | US Politics | Activism


Planetary Gas Chamber not “Climate Change”

  2022-09-11 in Kevin Hester

We have been aware that burning fossil fuels would alter, destabilise and warm the atmosphere since at least 1847 and the narrative has been controlled since shortly thereafter. Had we described th…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Climate Tipping Points May Be Triggered Even If Warming Peaks at 1.5C

  2022-09-09 (or before) in Bloomberg

Ice-sheet collapse, abrupt permafrost thaw and the loss of coral reefs are possible even if the world meets Paris Agreement targets, scientists warn. 

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Coral Reefs | Collapse | Tipping Points


Tipping elements in the Earth's climate system | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2022-09-09 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

The term &ldquo;tipping point&rdquo; commonly refers to a critical threshold at which a tiny perturbation can qualitatively alter the state or development of a...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Tipping Points


'No greater betrayal of humanity': Scientists take to the streets to demand climate action

  2022-09-08 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

As the gulf between climate science and climate action grows, these scientists are putting their bodies on the line to demand more is done.

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds

  2022-09-08 in The Guardian

Giant ice sheets, ocean currents and permafrost regions may already have passed point of irreversible change

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Tipping Points


InfluenceMap Big Oil's Real Agenda on Climate Change 2022

  2022-09-08 (or before) in InfluenceMap

Following up on InfluenceMap's 2019 edition of 'Big Oil's Real Agenda', this latest report compares and contrasts the public communications, business operations, and policy engagement of 5 'supermajor' oil companies: BP, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, and TotalEnergies. The report provides evidence of significant inconsistencies between the companies' use of 'green claims' with their investment strategies and policy engagement on climate change.

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Climate Change | Chevron | TotalEnergies


The Supply Chain to Beat Climate Change Is Already Being Built

  2022-09-08 (or before) in Bloomberg

Look at the numbers. The huge increases in fossil fuel prices this year hide the fact that the solar industry is winning the energy transition.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | China | Climate Change


Green activists jubilant as Kingsnorth shelved | The Independent | The Independent

  2022-09-07 (or before) in The Independent

E.on says coal plant is no longer needed as recession reduces electricity demand

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal | Climate Change | Electricity | Greenpeace


'Doomsday glacier,' which could raise sea level by several feet, is holding on 'by its fingernails,' scientists say | CNN

  2022-09-05 by in CNN

The Thwaites “doomsday” glacier is eroding along its underwater base. Scientists now say it has the capability of retreating much faster than it has in the past decade.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic | Sea Level


Climate of Concern - Royal Dutch Shell (1991)

  2022-09-05 (or before) in YouTube

Video made by Royal Dutch Shell in 1991 about Climate Change.Some reading about it here - which was also the source of the video: https://thecorrespondent.co...

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change


Burning forests for energy isn't 'renewable' – now the EU must admit it | Greta Thunberg and others

  2022-09-05 in The Guardian

The EU’s classification of wood fuels is accelerating the climate crisis. Next week, a key vote can change that, says Greta Thunberg and other environmental activists

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change | Trees


Pakistan’s ‘Monster Monsoon’ Shows the Wrath of Climate Change

  2022-09-03 (or before) in WIRED Magazine

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Determining the credibility of commitments in international climate policy - Nature Climate Change

  2022-09-02 (or before) in Nature

The success of international climate cooperation relies on whether national commitments are believable under the Paris Agreement. Based on the survey with experienced climate policy professionals, the authors explore the determinants of credibility of national commitments.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Drivers of peak warming in a consumption-maximizing world - Nature Climate Change

  2022-08-26 (or before) in Nature

An analysis of climate change mitigation policies in an idealized integrated assessment framework highlights the importance of economic growth, and investment in technologies such as large-scale carbon dioxide removal, to limit peak warming.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economic Growth | Climate Change Mitigation


How hot will it get in a world run by economists? A physicist’s take on climate change policy

  2022-08-26 (or before) in podcasts.ox.ac.uk

Physics is the foundation of current concerns about climate change, but climate policy sometimes appears like a baroque superstructure built with little reference to the foundations. For example, global temperatures depend on the accumulated stock of carbon dioxide emissions released into the atmosphere over all time, not the flow of emissions in any given year, but climate policy remains overwhelmingly pre-occupied with emission flows, not carbon stocks.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Pace of Climate Change Sends Economists Back to Drawing Board

  2022-08-25 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Bold New Jersey Shore Flood Rules Could Be Blueprint for Entire U.S. Coast

  2022-08-24 (or before) by in Scientific American

Coastal flood zones where development is restricted will be based on future climate change projections, not past floods

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Americans experience a false social reality by underestimating popular climate policy support by nearly half - Nature Communications

  2022-08-24 (or before) in Nature

A new study finds that Americans underestimate how many are concerned about climate change as well as support for major climate policies by nearly half, with climate policy supporters significantly outnumbering non-supporters.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Mexico should stop making beer in north due to drought, president says | The Independent

  2022-08-21 (or before) in The Independent

Mexico is the world’s largest exporter of beer

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Mexico


Carbon capture: climate change’s “healthy” cigarette

  2022-08-17 by in Harvard Public Health

The tobacco industry made millions selling “healthy cigarettes” even when it knew smoking killed. Decades later, will the fossil fuel industry get away selling us “healthy” carbon using the tobacco industry’s playbook?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


What Comes After the Coming Climate Anarchy?

  2022-08-15 in TIME Magazine

Our civilization is slowly collapsing—but the next one is already rising

  Tagged under: Climate Change


'Very scary': European agriculture hit hard by climate change and drought

  2022-08-13 (or before) in Yahoo is part of the Yahoo family of brands

With Europe suffering through an extreme drought worsened by climate change that has dried up rivers and left millions sweltering in triple-digit heat this summer, farmers across the continent are sounding warnings about crop losses.

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Weather | Drought | Climate Change | Rivers


How Climate Change Is Going to Wreck (What’s Left of) Our Lives | by umair haque | Eudaimonia and Co

  2022-08-12 (or before) by Umair Haque in Eudaimonia and Co

The Five Pillars of Civilization, and Why They’re Beginning to Crumble

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Fervent Debate Over the Best Way to Confront Global Warming

  2022-08-12 by in Undark

Supporters of cutting carbon emissions have long struggled against advocates for climate-change adaptation strategies.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


After 25 Years of Futility, Democrats Finally Jettison Carbon Pricing in Favor of Incentives to Counter Climate Change - Inside Climate News

  2022-08-12 by in Inside Climate News

The nation’s first comprehensive climate law, expected to be sealed with a vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, will not look anything like the program imagined by either climate economists or those in Washington and the environmental movement who had faith in bipartisan action. From the time that the world first agreed […]

  Tagged under: Carbon Pricing | Climate Change


High-profile paper on “catastrophic” climate impacts echoes our "What Lies Beneath" analysis on fat-tail, existential risks and IPCC reticence, published four years ago

  2022-08-10 by in resilience

There is a need to outline current knowledge about the likelihood of extreme climate change, and to develop a research agenda.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Zero Hour's Ambition Gap report - Zero Hour

  2022-08-10 by in Zero Hour - Join the campaign for the Climate & Ecology Bill

The Climate Change Committee is doing a great job highlighting the delivery gap, but we need to talk about the ambition gap whilst there’s still time to do something about it. For details of the Parliamentary launch event for MPs and Lords on Tues 18th Oct with Caroline Lucas MP, click here. Are you an MP looking for […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Global food security under climate change | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2022-08-07 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

This article reviews the potential impacts of climate change on food security. It is found that of the four main elements of food security, i.e., a...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Nope, Earth Isn't Cooling – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  2022-08-05 (or before) by in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


The Earth Has Humans, So Why Don’t Our Climate Models? | https://climatemodeling.science.energy.gov/

  2022-08-05 (or before) in climatemodeling.science.energy.gov

While climate models have rapidly advanced in sophistication over recent decades, they lack dynamic representation of human behavior and social systems despite strong feedbacks between social processes and climate. The impacts of climate change alter perceptions of risk and emissions behavior that, in turn, influence the rate and magnitude of climate change. Addressing this deficiency in climate models requires a substantial interdisciplinary effort to couple models of climate and human behavior. The linking of social models with climate models would, for example, allow harmful changes in climate to lead to more aggressive impro...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Mapped: How climate change affects extreme weather around the world

  2022-08-04 by in Carbon Brief

In the early 2000s, a new field of climate science research emerged that began to explore the human fingerprint on extreme weather, such as floods, heatwaves, droughts and storms.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Heatwaves


New study reveals that climate change will severely impact bird species by 2080

  2022-08-04 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Bioscientists from Durham University, UK and Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre, Germany have predicted in their latest research that bird communities will change worldwide in 2080 due to climate change, largely as result of shifting their ranges.

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change


'Zoe' Becomes the World’s First Named Heat Wave

  2022-08-03 (or before) by in Smithsonian Magazine

Seville, Spain has implemented a new heat wave naming system to raise awareness of these “silent killers”

  Tagged under: Spain | Climate Change


Definitions and implications of climate-neutral aviation - Nature Climate Change

  2022-07-31 (or before) in Nature

Non-CO2 effects must be addressed for climate-neutral aviation but are currently ignored in international climate policies. The authors provide a framework with different definitions of climate neutrality, then show how technological and demand-side mitigation efforts can help to achieve these targets.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


The new ultra-thin solar cell: low-cost, non-toxic and more efficient

  2022-07-30 (or before) in cordis.europa.eu

Could there be a cost-efficient, eco-friendly alternative to today’s solar power technology? Quite possibly, thanks to a much more...

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Climate Change


Climate change: why we can't rely on regrowing coastal habitats to offset carbon emissions

  2022-07-29 by in The Conversation

‘Blue carbon’ habitats can store a lot of carbon – but not reliably enough to offset emissions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Developments in climate change for lawyers

  2022-7-26 in Law Gazette

The excessive heat of last week, and floods of the recent past, force us to confront an ugly reality, the consequences of which put at risk the rule of law itself.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


A Striking Satellite Image Shows a Major Greenland Meltdown

  2022-07-26 in Gizmodo | The Future Is Here

The bright turquoise run-off might look beautiful, but it's emblematic of a rapid and worrying decline.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change


Exclusive: Thousands of U.S. cattle buried, dumped at Kansas landfill

  2022-07-26 in Reuters

Top U.S. cattle feeding companies sent 1,000-pound carcasses to a Kansas landfill, where they were flattened by loader machines and mixed with trash, after a June heatwave killed thousands of cows, documents seen by Reuters show.

  Tagged under: Farming | Heatwaves | Climate Change | Cattle and Dairy Farming


Misplaced positivity on climate is harmful. Preparing for breakdown could help.

  2022-07-26 by in resilience

The millions of people being uprooted by climate change do not benefit from the ‘stubborn optimism’ of environmental elites.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Extreme Weather Cost U.S. Taxpayers $99 Billion Last Year, and It Is Getting Worse

  2022-07-25 (or before) in Center for American Progress

The financial toll of extreme weather events fueled by climate change is at an all-time high and requires that Congress take bold action to move the country toward a 100 percent clean future.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Fight for the climate and our green spaces

  2022-07-25 (or before) in Crowd Justice

Good Law Project's mission is to achieve change through the law. We uphold democracy, protect the environment, and ensure no one is left behind.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The audacious PR plot that seeded doubt about climate change - BBC News

  2022-07-24 (or before) in The BBC

Thirty years ago, a bold plan was hatched to persuade people that climate change was not a problem.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Do these heat waves mean climate change is happening faster than expected?

  2022-07-22 in PreventionWeb.net: the knowledge platform for disaster risk reduction

General warming predictions are still on track, but recent heat waves are a stress test for the modeling of extreme events. Are they more extreme than studies had predicted they would be, given the levels of greenhouse gases now in the atmosphere?

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Predictions | Climate Change


Seagrass on the brink: Decline of threatened seagrass Posidonia australis continues following protection

  2022-07-19 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Seagrasses are in decline globally due to sustained pressure from coastal development, water quality declines and the ongoing threat from climate change. The result of this decline has been a change in coastal productivity, a reduction in critical fisheries habitat and increased erosion. Attempts to slow this decline have included legislative protection of habitat and direct restoration efforts. Monitoring the success of these approaches requires tracking changes in the abundance of seagrasses, but such monitoring is frequently conducted at either too coarse a spatial scale, or too infrequently to adequately detect changes withi...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fish | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts


View of Use of science in British newspapers’ narratives of climate change

  2022-07-19 (or before) in hope.uzh.ch

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Court orders UK government to explain how net zero policies will reach targets

  2022-07-18 in The Guardian

Green activists brought challenge, arguing climate change strategy did not spell out how carbon emissions cuts would be achieved

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | Net Zero


Climate Change…Equatorial Atlantic Ocean plankton productivity and Caribbean pollution….a think piece for debate

  2022-07-18 (or before) in SSRN - Social Science Research Network

We’ve been encouraged to think that climate change is just caused by the excess anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide and methane, and that the impacts can b

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Methane | Caribbean | Climate Change Impacts


A 117 Degree Day in Portugal: Record-breaking Heat Waves Hit Europe - Europe

  2022-07-17 (or before) in haaretz.com

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  Tagged under: Climate Change


How One Senator Doomed the Democrats’ Climate Plan

  2022-07-15 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | US Politics


Sweltering Cities

  2022-07-14 (or before) in newsinteractives.cbc.ca

Why extreme heat is killing Canadians in major cities and how climate change will make things worse.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Climate change amplifies the risk of conflict, study from Africa shows

  2022-07-13 in Mongabay

In October 2021, the city of Guriel in Somalia’s Galguduud region became the epicenter of fierce fighting between the national army and a paramilitary group that left more than 100 people dead and displaced another 100,000. In November, the government declared a national emergency as drought intensified over 80% of the country, including in Galguduud. […]

  Tagged under: Drought | Conflict | Climate Change | Africa


More than 200 congressional staffers urge Pelosi and Schumer to act on climate or risk dooming younger generations | CNN Politics

  2022-07-13 by in CNN

For Democratic Congressional staffers -- many of whom are young -- passing massive investments in clean energy tax credits to deal with the climate crisis is especially urgent.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | US Politics | Climate Change | Legislation


Sir David King: Climate Leadership, COP26, and 20 Degrees of Warming?

  2022-07-08 (or before) in YouTube

Sir David King is interviewed by Ed Gemmell, Managing Director of Scientists Warning Europe. The interview focusses on Sir David’s analysis of COP26 and whet...

  Tagged under: COP27 | COP26 | Climate Change | Methane | Activism


Humans will be extinct in 100 years says eminent scientist

  2022-07-08 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

(PhysOrg.com) -- Eminent Australian scientist Professor Frank Fenner, who helped to wipe out smallpox, predicts humans will probably be extinct within 100 years, because of overpopulation, environmental destruction and climate change.

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change


‘Huge’ unexpected ozone hole discovered over tropics | The Independent

  2022-07-08 (or before) in The Independent

The area of depleted ozone is seven times larger than the hole over Antarctica and could affect 50 per cent of the global population

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic


‘Carbon Capture’ Is No Fix. Big Oil’s Known for Decades | The Tyee

  2022-07-08 (or before) in The Tyee British Columbia

The touted tech is still scarce and pricey, and even oilsands allies counsel caution.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Greenpeace | Sustainability


James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change

  2022-07-07 (or before) in YouTube

http://www.ted.com Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


‘Insane’ lithium price bump threatens EV fix for climate change | Climate Crisis | Al Jazeera

  2022-07-07 (or before) by in Al Jazeera

The price of the metal used in batteries for electric cars has risen six-fold since the start of the year.

  Tagged under: Lithium | Batteries | Climate Change | Electric Cars | Cars


major causes of climate change | GlobalEcoGuy.org

  2022-07-06 (or before) in GlobalEcoGuy.org

There’s a lot of confusion about climate change out there, especially when it comes to finding the most viable solutions to address it…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


It’s democracy v plutocracy – this is the endgame for our planet | George Monbiot

  2022-07-06 in The Guardian

The US supreme court is helping to destroy our climate. But it was a much smaller decision, closer to home, that was the final straw for me, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Rivers | Wildlife | US Politics


James Hansen: Why I must speak out about climate change

  2022-07-06 (or before) in YouTube

http://www.ted.com Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Operation Noah | A Christian response to climate change

  2022-07-05 (or before) in operationnoah.org

Operation Noah is a Christian charity working with the Church to inspire action on climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Methane much more sensitive to global heating than previously thought – study

  2022-07-05 in The Guardian

Greenhouse gas has undergone rapid acceleration and scientists say it may be due to atmospheric changes

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Climate Change


A new algae farm will capture CO2 equal to exhaust of 8,000 cars

  2022-07-05 (or before) in Fortune

U.K. startup Brilliant Planet is racing to turn marine algae, one of Earth's most effective air purifiers, into a vital carbon-sequestration tool.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cars


Oxford climate scientists: No doubt about climate change. | University of Oxford

  2022-07-05 (or before) in Oxford University

Leading Oxford climate scientists today insisted there can be no doubt that human-driven climate change is a fact and urgent action is needed, as the IPCC’s report is released showing emissions are driving up temperatures.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


2022 Progress Report to Parliament - Climate Change Committee

  2022-07-04 (or before) in Climate Change Committee

This statutory report provides a comprehensive overview of the UK Government’s progress to date in reducing emissions. It…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


This Super-Tree Could Help Feed the World and Fight Climate Change - WhoWhatWhy

  2022-07-02 in WhoWhatWhy - Nonprofit, citizen supported journalism

Startup aims to plant millions of pongamia — ​“miracle” trees that can grow on arid badlands and yield products similar to soybeans and olive oil.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


BP Paid Rural Mexicans a “Pittance” for Wall Street’s Top Climate Solution

  2022-06-28 (or before) in Bloomberg

The oil giant has found a climate bargain in some of Mexico’s poorest areas, paying a fraction of market rate for carbon offsets to rural villagers working to protect their forests.

  Tagged under: BP | Climate Change | Mexico | Trees


Enough. A review of corporate sustainability, in a world running out of time.

  2022-06-28 (or before) in ey.com

Corporate Sustainability’s moment has finally arrived. However, to fulfil the role the world needs us to must be honest about the compromises we have made to get here, and creative in repositioning ourselves for the crucial decade ahead.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability


COP26: Sufficiency Should be First

  2022-06-25 (or before) in buildingsandcities.org

By Yamina Saheb (Lausanne University, CH) Commentaries

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Climate Justice


Major water cutbacks loom as shrinking Colorado River nears 'moment of reckoning'

  2022-06-19 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

As the West endures another year of unrelenting drought worsened by climate change, the Colorado River's reservoirs have declined so low that major water cuts will be necessary next year to reduce risks of supplies reaching perilously low levels, a top federal water official said Tuesday.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | Drought | Climate Change | Rivers


The Great Simplification | Film on Energy, Environment, and Our Future | FULL MOVIE

  2022-06-18 (or before) in YouTube

This 32 minute animation - in 4 Acts - describes the backdrop for The Great Simplification - an economic/cultural transition beginning in the not-too-distant...

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Climate Change


Climate Change Evidence: How Do We Know?

  2022-06-16 (or before) in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

The rate of change since the mid-20th century is unprecedented over millennia.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Sea Level


How climate change, overfishing and COVID drove irregular migration from West Africa

  2022-06-16 by in The Conversation

The influx of migrants from West Africa must be viewed as a manifestation of problems in the countries of origin.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa


Why Are Arctic Linkages to Extreme Weather Still up in the Air?

  2022-06-15 (or before) in American Meteorological Society Journals

Abstract Shifting weather patterns, particularly increasing extreme events, are observed in populous midlatitudes, and connections to climate change are becoming clearer. The specific roles of rapid Arctic warming and sea ice loss in this story are a topic of intense research and controversy. Instead of converging on answers however, the science seems as unsettled as ever. Many new studies find evidence supporting Arctic–midlatitude linkages, while others report no robust signals. This article presents my interpretation of recent literature to illuminate possible causes of this discrepancy, which include a low signal-to-no...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Arctic | Climate Change


Mothers at the searing edge of climate change in this hottest city on Earth

  2022-06-15 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Pregnant women and new mothers are at the receiving end in Jacobabad in southern Pakistan as they battle heatwave in their daily lives.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change | Women and Children


World economy set to lose up to 18% GDP from climate change if no action taken, reveals Swiss Re Institute's stress-test analysis | Swiss Re

  2022-06-14 (or before) in Swiss Re

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  Tagged under: Climate Change | GDP | Economics | Economic Growth


Climatenomics - Washington, Wall Street, and the Economic Battle to Save our Planet

  2022-06-14 (or before) in climatenomicsbook.com

The economic impact of climate change is rattling the foundation of our economy at its very core. The good news about this economic earthquake is that it just might be the thing that saves our planet.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The only time buying new is better for climate

  2022-06-14 (or before) by in We Can Fix It - Kim Nicholas

Facts: Climate change = bad; Feelings: Beyond self-care to fix the root causes of burnout; Action: The only time buying new is better for climate

  Tagged under: Climate Change


In South Asia, record heat threatens future of farming

  2022-06-13 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

UNEP projects are helping countries in Asia adapt and mitigate the impact of deadly heatwaves brought on by climate change. 

  Tagged under: Farming | Heatwaves | Climate Change


A Changing Climate: Exploring the Implications of Climate Change for UK Defence and Security

  2022-06-10 (or before) in GOV.UK

This research paper informs the ongoing development of the Ministry of Defence's climate change strategy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: 42% chance of breaching 1.5°C goal even if all carbon emissions cease | New Scientist

  2022-06-07 (or before) in New Scientist

However, research shows that prospects for meeting the Paris Agreement’s backstop of 2°C is still well within reach, provided emissions are cut rapidly

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Fossil fuel projects that qualify for Rishi Sunak’s tax relief ‘could create 899 million tonnes of CO2’ | The Independent

  2022-06-07 (or before) in The Independent

If all 39 projects are approved they could produce the equivalent of nearly 1.9 billion barrels of oil

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak | Fossil Fuels


Defusing Carbon Bombs - LINGO

  2022-06-06 (or before) in LINGO - Leave it in the ground

LINGO works on accelerating the fossil endgame towards a world without fossil fuels and with 100% renewable energy by identifying game changers for the climate emergency, introducing new framings and defusing carbon bombs.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Climate Deniers in the 116th Congress

  2022-06-04 (or before) in Center for American Progress Action

A new CAP Action analysis finds that 150 members—and 60 percent of Republicans—in the 116th Congress do not believe in climate change.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Climate Change


Climate-Proofing Management Research | Academy of Management Perspectives

  2022-06-04 (or before) in journals.aom.org

Climate change presents a variety of doomsday scenarios for human society, including more extreme and frequent storms, droughts, heatwaves and fires, the heating and acidification of oceans, rising sea levels, biodiversity decline, food shortages, as well as exacerbating geopolitical tensions and conflicts. While many corporations and communities are already anticipating and planning for various climate impacts, we argue that much management research is in denial of the profound consequences of a worsening climate crisis. This is evident in the relative neglect of climate change in our research and teaching and we argue reflects...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Drought | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation


Opinion | Let’s Not Pretend Planting Trees Is a Permanent Climate Solution

  2022-06-04 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Trees


Current policies will bring ‘catastrophic’ climate breakdown, warn former UN leaders

  2022-06-02 in The Guardian

Three former UN climate heads say gap between government promises and actions will change environment irreversibly

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist

  2022-06-01 in The Guardian

Katharine Hayhoe says the world is heading for dangers people have not seen in 10,000 years of civilisation

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change


I worked at Shell for 33 years – the government is wrong on North Sea oil | The Independent

  2022-05-30 (or before) in The Independent

Investing into North Sea oil won’t cut our bills or protect Britain’s energy security, so why is the energy secretary saying the opposite?

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change


ESG Is BS. We Need Climate Impact - Clim8 Invest

  2022-05-30 (or before) in clim8.com

ESG is BS. We need Climate Impact. ESG is a huge distraction in the fight against climate change. Investors need a new category – Climate Impact

  Tagged under: Climate Change | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


WEF climate change: ‘It’s now or never’

  2022-05-30 (or before) in IOL | News that Connects South Africans

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Why Britain Is Spending £37 Billion to Make Energy-Supply Crisis Worse

  2022-05-29 (or before) in Bloomberg

A decade of policy failings left the UK with little choice but to subsidize energy consumption.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wind Power


‘Apocalypse Papers’: Scientists Call for Paradigm Shift as Biodiversity Loss Worsens - Inside Climate News

  2022-05-29 (or before) in Inside Climate News

When scientists from the United States and Europe published a study two weeks ago, warning that climate change was on track to push more than half of the world’s species of cactus—a plant known for its extraordinary ability to survive heat and drought—into extinction by midcentury, Tierra Curry simply filed it among the quickly growing […]

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change


3m face starvation: Activist asks presidential aspirants to focus on climate

  2022-05-28 by Japhet Ruto in tuko.co.ke

Kenyan environmental activist Elizabeth Wathuti asked presidential aspirants to focus on addressing climate change. She said 3m Kenyans were facing hunger.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change


Rishi Sunak’s Stealth Subsidy for Fossil Fuel Firms is ‘Disastrous’ says UK’s Former Climate Chief – Byline Times

  2022-05-27 by in Byline Times

Sir David King told Adam Bienkov that the stealth tax cut would damage the fight for 'a manageable future for humanity'

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak


IPBES/IPCC: Tackling the biodiversity and climate crises together, and their combined social impacts

  2022-05-27 (or before) in EurekAlert! Science News Releases

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launch a peer-reviewed report based on a 4-day virtual workshop on addressing the biodiversity and climate crises together involving 50 jointly-selected international experts.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


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  2022-05-26 (or before) in Environmental Defense Fund - Building a vital earth for everyone

We're a global environmental organization driving game-changing solutions to our biggest environmental issues like climate change, air pollution and more.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Major New Zealand salmon producer shuts farms as warming waters cause mass die-offs

  2022-05-26 in The Guardian

Up to 42% of company’s fish have died in warm water areas this year, with CEO warning climate change is ‘faster than people think’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | Fish | Salmon


Oil and Gas Industry Seized on War in Ukraine to Water Down Climate Policy, Report Shows

  2022-05-25 by in DeSmog

While Russia dropped missiles on Kyiv and laid siege to the port of Mariupol in late February, the oil and gas industry took advantage of the war in Ukraine to spread misinformation about the causes of the energy crisis in order to apply political pressure and pursue a longstanding wish list of policy changes, according […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation | Russia


Fossil Fuel Subsidies

  2022-05-25 (or before) in International Monetary Fund

Subsidies are intended to protect consumers by keeping prices low, but they come at a high cost. Subsidies have sizable fiscal costs (leading to higher taxes/borrowing or lower spending), promote inefficient allocation of an economy’s resources (hindering growth), encourage pollution (contributing to climate change and premature deaths from local air pollution), and are not well targeted at the poor (mostly benefiting higher income households). Removing subsidies and using the revenue gain for better targeted social spending, reductions in inefficient taxes, and productive investments can promote sustainable and equitable ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


HSBC banker who criticised climate ‘nut jobs’ was right about a lot of things

  2022-05-23 (or before) in The Telegraph

The City’s mania for ‘ESG’ is stifling debate and will stop us from solving the world’s problems

  Tagged under: Climate Change | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


Why is climate 'doomism' going viral – and who's fighting it? - BBC News

  2022-05-23 (or before) in The BBC

Climate "doomers" believe it’s far too late to do anything about climate change - but they're wrong.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


MPs will be briefed on climate change after health leaders back hunger striker’s demands

  2022-05-22 (or before) in The BMJ: British Medical Journal

A man ended a hunger strike of more than five weeks outside the UK parliament on 19 April after it was confirmed that MPs would be briefed on the climate crisis by the chief scientific officer, Patrick Vallance. The decision was made four days after senior health professionals, including the current and former editors in chief of The BMJ , wrote to the prime minister urging him to commit to holding a briefing. …

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


Sustainability and climate change: a strategy for the education and children’s services systems

  2022-05-22 (or before) in GOV.UK

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Women and Children | Sustainability


Sixth Carbon Budget - Climate Change Committee

  2022-05-22 (or before) in Climate Change Committee

The Sixth Carbon Budget, provides ministers with advice on the volume of greenhouse gases the UK can emit during the period 2033-2037.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


HSBC suspends banker over climate change comments | Financial Times

  2022-05-22 in Financial Times

Executives criticise Stuart Kirk despite speech’s theme and content having been agreed internally

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Apocalypse now? The alarming effects of the global food crisis

  2022-05-21 in The Guardian

The Bank of England governor warned last week of ‘apocalyptic’ food price rises. Yet war in Ukraine, climate change and inflation are already taking their toll all over the world

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Economics | Famine


Not so moral money?

  2022-05-20 in Business Green

Stuart Kirk's insistence investors do not need to worry about climate risk fundamentally misunderstands both climate change and risk

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: 'Fifty-fifty chance' of breaching 1.5C warming limit - BBC News

  2022-05-19 (or before) in BBC

Scientists say there's now a strong chance that the world will warm by more than 1.5C by 2026.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


A systematic review of the psychological distance of climate change: Towards the development of an evidence-based construct

  2022-05-19 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

The construct of psychological distance has gained traction as an explanation of why climate change is difficult to act on; it often feels far removed…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change swells odds of record India, Pakistan heatwaves - BBC News

  2022-05-18 (or before) in The BBC

A UK study says record-breaking temperatures in NW India and Pakistan are now 100 times more likely.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change


Four countries pledge tenfold rise in EU offshore wind power capacity

  2022-05-18 in Reuters

Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands and Denmark on Wednesday pledged to build at least 150 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind capacity in the North Sea by 2050 to create a "green power plant"for Europe.

  Tagged under: Germany | Climate Change | Wind Power


Four key climate change indicators break records in 2021

  2022-05-17 in World Meteorological Organization

Geneva, 18 May 2022 (WMO) - Four key climate change indicators – greenhouse gas concentrations, sea level rise, ocean heat and ocean acidification – set new records in 2021. This is yet another clear sign that human activities are causing planetary scale changes on land, in the ocean, and in the atmosphere, with harmful and long-lasting ramifications for sustainable development and ecosystems, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Sea Level


EU climate emissions higher than before pandemic

  2022-05-16 in Politico

Eurostat said the economic recovery was the key driver of the increase.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Bringing aviation into line with net zero - Aviation Environment Federation

  2022-05-16 (or before) in Aviation Environment Federation

Under the 2008 Climate Change Act, the UK Government is required to set five-year emission reduction targets, known as ‘carbon budgets’. Until now, however, successive governments have resisted including emissions …

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


South Asia’s Heatwave Is Only the Beginning

  2022-05-16 (or before) in Tribune

The record heatwave hitting India and Pakistan has dehydrated birds falling from the sky. If there was ever a sign that we need urgent action to reverse the catastrophic course of climate change, it's that.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change


Natural gas to be classed as ‘green’ investment to boost North Sea

  2022-05-15 (or before) in The Telegraph

Proposals to bolster UK energy security by drilling for the fossil fuel risk angering climate change activists

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism


[PDF] Re-framing the threat of global warming: an empirical causal loop diagram of climate change, food insecurity and societal collapse | Semantic Scholar

  2022-05-15 (or before) in Semantic Scholar | AI-Powered Research Tool

There is increasing concern that climate change poses an existential risk to humanity. Understanding these worst-case scenarios is essential for good risk management. However, our knowledge of the causal pathways through which climate change could cause societal collapse is underdeveloped. This paper aims to identify and structure an empirical evidence base of the climate change, food insecurity and societal collapse pathway. We first review the societal collapse and existential risk literature and define a set of determinants of societal collapse. We develop an original methodology, using these determinants as societal collapse...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse


Extreme weather disasters have increased fivefold in past 50 years, says UN report | The Independent

  2022-05-15 (or before) in The Independent

More than 3,000 disasters linked to climate, water or water extremes in last decade, says World Meteorological Organisation

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


The longest river in Italy is drying up: How will locals survive?

  2022-05-15 (or before) in Euronews

The mighty Po River nourishes a vast area of northern Italy, but climate change is causing a devastating drought.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Rivers


Biodiversity Solutions Also Fight Climate Change • The Revelator

  2022-05-13 by in The Revelator - Environmental News, Investigations and Ideas

New research highlights ways to tackle our two greatest environmental challenges — at the same time.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Belly Of The Beast: How Climate Change Is Affecting India’s Farmers

  2022-05-13 in outlookindia.com

Farmers are waking up to the threat of extreme heatwaves across India. Are our policymakers listening?

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Climate Change


A united world order is needed to tackle the climate crisis

  2022-05-12 (or before) in EURACTIV

2022 has seen deepening divisions between countries, driven in part by the war in Ukraine and skyrocketing fuel and food prices. As policymakers look to tackle the climate crisis, they should focus on global, harmonised measures rather than bilateral decisions that could deepen divides, writes Carne Ross.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


GB News Appoints Chairman Who Spent Years Promoting Climate Denial

  2022-05-12 by in DeSmog

The new chairman of GB News has a history of sharing articles that dismiss the threat of climate change, sharpening concerns about the TV channel’s role as a platform for opponents of climate action.   Between 2013 and 2017, United Arab Emirates-based investment manager Alan McCormick tweeted numerous articles by climate science deniers, including one calling […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change


France’s unprecedented drought shows climate change is ‘spiralling out of control’

  2022-05-11 in France 24

As global warming accelerates, the spectre of drought haunts France’s once verdant farmland. Even now, before the start of summer, 15 administrative départements have had to restrict water use while…

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | France | Climate Change


Climate breakdown: even if we miss the 1.5°C target we must still fight to prevent every single increment of warming

  2022-05-11 by in The Conversation

Every tenth of a degree makes climate change significantly worse.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: 'Fifty-fifty chance' of breaching 1.5C warming limit - BBC News

  2022-05-10 (or before) in The BBC

Scientists say there's now a strong chance that the world will warm by more than 1.5C by 2026.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Airlines miss all but one target - report - BBC News

  2022-05-10 (or before) in The BBC

Campaigners say the aviation industry cannot be relied on to tackle their role in climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Kochs’ Dream of Smashing Climate Action May Be About to Come True

  2022-05-09 (or before) in VICE

The Supreme Court will decide in June whether to gut the EPA’s ability to fight global heating, and you can thank Charles Koch for that.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Earth’s CO2 hits highest recorded level in human history | The Independent

  2022-05-09 (or before) in The Independent

Unprecedented level comes as greenhouse gas emissions continue around the world

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Climate change: IPCC scientists say it's 'now or never' to limit warming - BBC News

  2022-05-07 (or before) in The BBC

Staving off the worst impacts of climate change is possible, say scientists, but immediate action is needed.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


A drought so bad it exposed a long-ago homicide. Getting the water back will be harder than ever

  2022-05-06 in Los Angeles Times

The added heat from global warming has made drought-stricken lands extra-dry. It will take more precipitation than usual to end it.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | California


Extreme dry and hot events linked to climate change put European ecosystems at risk a 4C study found | Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century (4C)

  2022-05-06 (or before) in Climate-Carbon Interactions in the Current Century (4C)

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


A climate solution where all sides can win | Ted Halstead

  2022-05-06 (or before) in YouTube

Why are we so deadlocked on climate, and what would it take to overcome the seemingly insurmountable barriers to progress? Policy entrepreneur Ted Halstead p...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


The Power of Big Oil

  2022-05-06 (or before) in PBS - Public Broadcasting Service

FRONTLINE examines the fossil fuel industry’s history of casting doubt and delaying action on climate change in a three-part documentary series.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


State of the World's Birds

  2022-05-05 (or before) in Annual Reviews

We present an overview of the global spatiotemporal distribution of avian biodiversity, changes in our knowledge of that biodiversity, and the extent to which it is imperilled. Birds are probably the most completely inventoried large taxonomic class of organisms, permitting a uniquely detailed understanding of how the Anthropocene has shaped their distributions and conservation status in space and time. We summarize the threats driving changes in bird species richness and abundance, highlighting the increasingly synergistic interactions between threats such as habitat loss, climate change, and overexploitation. Many metrics of a...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Media reaction: South Asia’s 2022 heatwave and the role of climate change - Carbon Brief

  2022-05-04 by in Carbon Brief

A heatwave has swept across South Asia for weeks – leaving millions of people struggling with severe impacts.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Heat waves likely to last ‘25 times longer’ in India by another 2-4 decades, says climate report

  2022-05-02 (or before) in Down To Earth | Environment & science issues | India, South Asia

&nbsp;The&nbsp;heatwaves will last over five times longer if global temperature rise is constrained to about 2&deg;C, says report launched ahead of G20 summit

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change


The South Asia heat wave is the “emergency” phase of climate change

  2022-05-02 by in currentlyhq.com

A weeks-long “infinite” heat wave is “near uninhabitable levels” in India and Pakistan — and it’s still getting worse.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The clean energy claims of BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil and Shell: A mismatch between discourse, actions and investments

  2022-05-02 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

The energy products of oil and gas majors have contributed significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and planetary warming over the past century. Decarbonizing the global economy by mid-century to avoid dangerous climate change thus cannot occur without a profound transformation of their fossil fuel-based business models. Recently, several majors are increasingly discussing clean energy and climate change, pledging decarbonization strategies, and investing in alternative energies. Some even claim to be transforming into clean energy companies. Given a history of obstructive climate actions and “greenwashing&rd...

  Tagged under: BP | Shell | Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Chevron | Fossil Fuels | Finance


The Oceans Appear to Be Stabilizing. Here's Why it's Very Bad News

  2022-05-02 (or before) in Newsweek

A more stably stratified ocean potentially favors more intense, destructive hurricanes—and that's not all.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Scorching Heatwave In India Reaches 115°F

  2022-05-02 (or before) by in Forbes

South Asia (India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh) is in the midst of an unrelenting heatwave.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Heatwaves | Climate Change | Famine


Increasing ocean stratification over the past half-century - Nature Climate Change

  2022-05-02 (or before) in Nature

Seawater properties—temperature, salinity and density—cause stratification of the water column, limiting vertical exchange. Considering down to 2,000 m, ocean stratification is shown to have increased ~5.3% since 1960, with ~71% of the change occurring in the upper 200 m primarily from warming.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Greta Thunberg: The disarming case to act right now on climate change

  2022-05-02 (or before) by in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

In this passionate call to action, 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg explains why, in August 2018, she walked out of school and organized a strike to raise awareness of global warming, protesting outside the Swedish parliament and grabbing the world's attention. "The climate crisis has already been solved. We already have all the facts and solutions," Thunberg says. "All we have to do is to wake up and change."

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change


Mitigation of Climate Change Report 2022: "Litany of broken climate promises" - UN Chief

  2022-05-02 (or before) in YouTube

The United Nations Secretary-General called the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change “a litany of broken climate promises” showing ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


Climate change could cause worst UK wildfires in years warn fire chiefs

  2022-05-01 (or before) in inews.co.uk

UK could face wildfires on the scale of those in southern Spain, within the decade. Madeleine Cuff reveals how the brigade is preparing to deal with a more hazardous environment

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change


Record-breaking heat wave scorches India’s wheat crop and hinders export plans

  2022-04-30 in France 24

An unusually early, record-shattering heat wave in India has reduced wheat yields, raising questions about how the country will balance its domestic needs with ambitions to increase exports and make…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The oil apologists

  2022-04-29 by in Canada's National Observer

Unlike most climate deniers, oil apologists don’t have a lot to say about the science of climate change because they generally ignore the topic. Their messaging is focused on fossil fuels being necessary for the progress of humanity.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Climate change increases cross-species viral transmission risk - Nature

  2022-04-29 (or before) in Nature

At least 10,000 virus species have the capacity to infect humans, but at present, the vast majority are circulating silently in wild mammals1,2. However, climate and land use change will produce novel opportunities for viral sharing among previously geographically-isolated species of wildlife3,4. In some cases, this will facilitate zoonotic spillover—a mechanistic link between global environmental change and disease emergence. Here, we simulate potential hotspots of future viral sharing, using a phylogeographic model of the mammal-virus network, and projections of geographic range shifts for 3,139 mammal species under clim...

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Africa | Wildlife


Climate Anxiety | EAUC

  2022-04-29 (or before) by in EAUC

The EAUC is the sustainability champion for universities and colleges in the UK.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Sustainability


Study: Climate change is creating disease hotspots

  2022-04-28 by in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

“The coming decades will not only be hotter, but sicker.”

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


Climate change: Don't let doom win, project tells worriers - BBC News

  2022-04-28 (or before) in The BBC

The BBC gets an exclusive look at a new project to help students deal with rising climate anxiety.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief


UN Report Says Humanity Has Altered 70 Percent of the Earth’s Land, Putting the Planet on a ‘Crisis Footing’ - Inside Climate News

  2022-04-27 by in Inside Climate News

Damage to the Earth’s lands, largely caused by the expansion of agriculture, has put the planet on “crisis footing,” say the authors of a sweeping new report that urgently calls for the restoration of billions of acres of terrain to forestall the worst impacts of climate change. The report, published Wednesday, is the second major […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Trees


UN land report: Five key takeaways for climate change, food systems and nature loss - Carbon Brief

  2022-04-27 in Carbon Brief

The new report from the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) urges world leaders to adopt a “crisis footing” to solve land degradation.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Summer of 2021 was Europe’s hottest on record

  2022-04-23 in France 24

Europe experienced its hottest summer on record in 2021, while being ravaged by floods, heatwaves and fires, according to a report published Friday by the European Union's Copernicus climate change service,…

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | France | Climate Change


Food, farming and forestry must be transformed to curb global warming, U.N. says

  2022-04-05 in Reuters

Protecting forests, changing diets, and altering farming methods could contribute around a quarter of the greenhouse gas cuts needed to avert the worst impacts of climate change, according to the United Nations' climate panel.

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Trees


8 reasons not to give up hope - and take climate action

  2022-04-04 in UN News | Global perspective Human stories

Although once again the scientific community has made clear this week that we are not doing enough to limit global warming to the crucial 1.5°C threshold, the findings of the latest Intergovernmental Panel of Experts on Climate Change report, are not all doom, and gloom.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: IPCC scientists to examine carbon removal in key report - BBC News

  2022-03-21 (or before) in The BBC

There's likely to be a new emphasis on technology to suck CO2 from the air in IPCC report on mitigation.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


SVS: GISTEMP Climate Spiral

  2022-03-20 (or before) by in NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Renewable energy production will exacerbate mining threats to biodiversity - Nature Communications

  2022-03-19 (or before) in Nature

Renewable energy production is necessary to mitigate climate change, however, generating the required technologies and infrastructure will demand huge production increases of many metals. Here, the authors map mining areas and assess spatial coincidence with biodiversity conservation sites, and show that new mining threats to biodiversity may surpass those averted by climate change mitigation.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


This Timber Company Sold Millions of Dollars of Useless Carbon Offsets

  2022-03-18 (or before) in Bloomberg

Now Lyme Timber CEO Jim Hourdequin wants to fix a broken system to create a market that actually helps slow climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | California


Climate change is warping our fresh water cycle – and much faster than we thought

  2022-03-17 (or before) by in The Conversation

Dry regions will get drier and wet regions wetter as the climate changes. How quickly? Quicker than we thought, unfortunately.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century

  2022-03-17 (or before) in MIT News | Massachusetts Institute of Technology

In South Asia, new MIT research suggests that by the end of this century climate change could lead to summer heat waves with levels of heat and humidity that exceed what humans can survive without protection.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | India | Heatwaves | Climate Change | Wet Bulb Temperature


Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

  2022-03-17 (or before) by in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Learn where climate change solutions begin and NASA's role in adaptation and mitigation.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


Video: Global Warming from 1880 to 2022 – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  2022-03-17 (or before) in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Color-coded map of changing global surface temperature anomalies from 1880 through 2022. 

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Electrical industry's 'dirty secret' boosts warming - BBC News

  2022-03-16 (or before) in The BBC

It's the most powerful greenhouse gas you've never heard of, and levels in the atmosphere are soaring.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Renewable Energy Projects Face Opposition in 49 States, Local Restrictions in 31 States - Climate Law Blog

  2022-03-15 by in Log In ‹ Blogs @ Columbia Law School — WordPress

By Leah Adelman and Jacob Elkin Columbia Law School’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law has published an update to its Report on Opposition to Renewable Energy Facilities in the United States, which documents local restrictions on and opposition to the siting of renewable energy projects. The updated report highlights 121 local policies restricting new […]

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change


‘So angry’: climate activists distraught after court reverses climate change 'duty of care' ruling

  2022-03-15 in The Guardian

‘I’m devastated by today’s judgement’, says one of the students who brought the original case

  Tagged under: Activism | Coal | Climate Change


Dedicating my next 20 years to climate change: An interview with Sir David King FRS MAE - Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub

  2022-03-14 in Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub

AAAS Award winner and former UK Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir David King, shares his ambitious plans to tackle the global challenge of climate change. About Sir David King FRS MAE Professor Sir David King FRS MAE is a South African-born British chemist, Emeritus Professor and head of the Climate Crisis Advisory Group. He is the founder and Chair for the Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge. Sir David was Chief Scientific Adviser to the UK Government and Head of the Government Office for Science from 2000 to... Read More Read More

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa


Shift the focus from the super-poor to the super-rich - Nature Climate Change

  2022-03-14 (or before) in Nature

Carbon mitigation efforts often focus on the world’s poorest people, dealing with topics such as food and energy security, and increased emissions potential from projected population, income and consumption growth. However, more policies are needed that target people at the opposite end of the social ladder — the super-rich.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


How the beef industry is trying to change the maths of climate change

  2022-03-09 by in Greenpeace UK - Unearthed

A new metric for the greenhouse gas methane could see the beef industry claim to be climate neutral without significantly cutting emissions

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Climate Change | Net Zero | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Greenpeace


Unite against climate change - Ukraine scientist - BBC News

  2022-03-07 (or before) in The BBC

A leading climate expert says the Ukraine invasion is closing the window of opportunity to curb global warming.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change


The First Step Toward Saving the Planet Is Ignoring the Economists

  2022-03-04 by in Rolling Stone - Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage

The U.N.’s latest climate report shows that we don’t know how expensive the climate crisis will be, which means cost-benefit analyses weighing how to combat it are pointless

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Economics


We cling to our memory of the perfect summer – before flood, fire and plague. But the past is gone and we have to wake up | Brigid Delaney

  2022-03-03 in The Guardian

Signs of collapse are everywhere, and if we think it’s possible to return to ‘normal’, then we are deluded

  Tagged under: Bushfires | Extreme Weather | IPCC | Climate Change | Flooding | Collapse


IPCC Risk Analysis Shows Safe Limits Have Already Been Passed - The Energy Mix

  2022-03-02 in The Energy Mix - The climate news you need

Humankind is not just heading for a more dangerous future: for some people, the safe limits have already been passed, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows in its climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability report this week.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


'Managed retreat' from coastal living could soon be reality, climate report warns

  2022-02-28 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The world's scientists declare climate change is now a threat to human wellbeing, warning we are about to miss the window to "secure a liveable and sustainable future for all".

  Tagged under: Bushfires | IPCC | Climate Change


UN climate report: 'Atlas of human suffering' worse, bigger | AP News

  2022-02-28 (or before) in Associated Press News

Deadly with extreme weather now, climate change is about to get so much worse. It is likely going to make the world sicker, hungrier, poorer, gloomier and way more dangerous in the next 18 years with an “unavoidable” increase in risks, a new United Nations science report says.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Africa | Climate Change | Middle East


IPCC issues ‘bleakest warning yet’ on impacts of climate breakdown

  2022-02-28 in The Guardian

Report says human actions are causing dangerous disruption, and window to secure a liveable future is closing

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Germany aims to get 100% of energy from renewable sources by 2035 | Reuters

  2022-02-28 (or before) in Reuters

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Germany | Climate Change | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


The rightwing US supreme court has climate change in its sights | Laurence H Tribe and Jeremy Lewin

  2022-02-28 in The Guardian

The court is breaking with precedent, procedure and prudence to achieve the ultra-conservative majority’s policy preferences

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

  2022-02-28 (or before) in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Global expansion and redistribution of Aedes-borne virus transmission risk with climate change

  2022-02-28 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Author summary The established scientific consensus indicates that climate change will severely exacerbate the risk and burden of Aedes-transmitted viruses, including dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and other significant threats to global health security. Here, we show more subtle impacts of climate change on transmission, caused primarily by differences between the more heat-tolerant Aedes aegypti and the more heat-limited Ae. albopictus. Within the next century, nearly a billion people could face their first exposure to viral transmission from either mosquito in the worst-case scenario, mainly in Europe and high-elevation tropical ...

  Tagged under: Africa | Climate Change | Health | Climate Change Mitigation | Climate Change Impacts


The link between Putin and climate change

  2022-02-28 in Politico

The war in Ukraine is, like everything, tied to the climate crisis in multiple ways.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Vladimir Putin | Russia


Climate change brings disturbing new reality

  2022-02-27 in The Daily Star – Leading English Daily among Bangladesh Newspapers

Global warming is having multidimensional impacts on countries and communities—and not just in terms of erratic climate events.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Climate Change Risk Assessment for the Insurance Industry | The Geneva Association

  2022-02-21 in The Geneva Association

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Insurance


MPs who lobbied for controversial ‘green’ petrol were funded by fuel industry

  2022-02-21 (or before) in openDemocracy

Government introduced &#x27;E10&#x27; petrol after parliamentary group produced glowing report – despite warnings about its environmental credentials

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Ice Sheets | NASA Global Climate Change

  2022-02-20 (or before) by in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic


Satellite Vu to publicly share carbon emissions data in major climate change commitment — Satellite Vu

  2022-02-20 (or before) in Satellite Vu

  Tagged under: Climate Change


NOAA/ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory - THE NOAA ANNUAL GREENHOUSE GAS INDEX (AGGI)

  2022-02-20 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Geoff Mann · Check Your Spillover: The Climate Colossus · LRB 10 February 2022

  2022-02-18 (or before) by in London Review of Books

In the face of climate change, the long run – which remains the sacred temporality of economics – is a misleading...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Restored tropical forests will store carbon even in the face of climate change

  2022-02-18 in Sustainability Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees | Sustainability


Geopolitics of the Energy Transformation: The Hydrogen Factor

  2022-02-17 (or before) in IRENA – International Renewable Energy Agency

The report provides a comprehensive analysis of the geopolitical drivers and potential consequences of the development of clean hydrogen value chains.

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Climate Change | Decarbonisation


Corn-Based Ethanol May Be Worse For the Climate Than Gasoline, a New Study Finds - Inside Climate News

  2022-02-16 in Inside Climate News

Ethanol made from corn grown across millions of acres of American farmland has become the country’s premier renewable fuel, touted as a low-carbon alternative to traditional gasoline and a key component of the country’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But a new study, published this week, finds that corn-based ethanol may actually be worse […]

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Groundswell Report

  2022-02-16 (or before) in World Bank

The new Groundswell report finds that climate change, an increasingly potent driver of migration, could force 216 million people across six world regions to move within their countries by 2050.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Opaque carbon credit market undermines fight against climate change

  2022-02-16 (or before) in Nikkei Asia

Companies flock to cheaper CO2 offsets, whose effect is hard to gauge

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Crop Failures More likely in Warmer, Dryer World - Woodwell Climate

  2022-02-14 by in Woodwell Climate - Investigating the causes and effects of climate change.

Models predict increasing crop failures in world's major breadbaskets over next three decades. Water availability will dictate resilience.

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change


Inside the Experiment: Abrupt Change and Ice Cores

  2022-02-14 (or before) in YouTube

Jørgen Peder Steffensen, of Denmark's Niels Bohr Institute, is one of the most experienced experts in ice core analysis, in both Greenland and Antarctica. Dr...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic


UK set to ‘torpedo climate action’ by approving six new North Sea oil and gas fields

  2022-02-14 (or before) in The Independent

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said he wants to encourage more investment in new fossil fuel drilling

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rishi Sunak | Net Zero


Electrify

  2022-02-11 (or before) in MIT Press

An optimistic—but realistic and feasible—action plan for fighting climate change while creating new jobs and a healthier environment: electrify everything.Climate change is a planetary emergency. We have to do something now—but what? Saul Griffith has a plan. In Electrify, Griffith lays out a detailed blueprint—optimistic but feasible—for fighting climate change while creating millions of new jobs and a healthier environment. Griffith's plan can be summed up simply: electrify everything. He explains exactly what it would take to transform our infrastructure, update our grid, and adapt our households...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electric Cars | US Politics | Cars | Health | Electricity Grid | Finance


World must ‘change track’ to protect oceans from climate crisis: Guterres

  2022-02-11 in UN News | Global perspective Human stories

The planet is facing the triple crises of climate disruption, biodiversity loss and pollution, Secretary-General António Guterres told the One Ocean Summit on Friday, warning that “the ocean shoulders much of the burden”.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Worst-Case Climate Change Scenarios Are Highly Implausible, Argues New Study

  2022-02-09 in Reason Magazine - Free Minds and Free Markets

Global temperature to rise to around 2.2°C above the pre-industrial average by 2100.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | IPCC | Climate Change


Monitoring Soil Health in the Middle East from Space | 4 Earth Intelligence

  2022-02-08 (or before) in Applied Earth Intelligence Experts | 4 Earth Intelligence

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Middle East


How a humble mushroom could save forests and fight climate change

  2022-02-08 (or before) by in The Conversation

Inoculating trees with an edible fungi can produce more protein per hectare than pasture-raised beef, while reforesting, storing carbon and restoring biodiversity.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Trees


Climate change: Top companies exaggerating their progress - study - BBC News

  2022-02-07 (or before) in The BBC

Companies including Google, Amazon and Ikea are not meeting their own green targets, a report finds.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change


Climate change: Satellites map huge methane plumes from oil and gas - BBC News

  2022-02-05 (or before) in The BBC

Plugging methane leaks from oil and gas fields could be an easy win in curbing climate change.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change


Climate fiction has come of age – and these fabulous books show why

  2022-02-03 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Getting personal about climate change made me a better reporter

  2022-02-03 in Los Angeles Times

Journalists need to start demanding solutions and stop worrying about bad-faith critics.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


DOUBT - Climate change and manufactured doubt

  2022-02-03 (or before) in YouTube

Join us and stand up for reality. http://climaterealityproject.org - This film exposes the parallels between Big Tobacco's denial of smoking's cancer-causing...

  Tagged under: US Politics | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Health


Dark Side To Solar? More Reports Tie Panel Production To Toxic Pollution

  2022-02-02 (or before) by in Forbes

A major new study of the economics of solar, published in Harvard Business Review, finds that the waste produced by solar panels will make electricity from solar four times more expensive than the world’s leading energy analysts thought.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Shell | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Economics | Electricity


The recent normalization of historical marine heat extremes

  2022-02-01 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Climate change exposes marine ecosystems to extreme conditions with increasing frequency. Capitalizing on the global reconstruction of sea surface temperature (SST) records from 1870-present, we present a centennial-scale index of extreme marine heat within a coherent and comparable statistical framework. A spatially (1° × 1°) and temporally (monthly) resolved index of the normalized historical extreme marine heat events was expressed as a fraction of a year that exceeds a locally determined, monthly varying 98th percentile of SST gradients derived from the first 50 years of climatological records (1870–1919)...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Climate Change


ppm — A Broken Planet

  2022-01-29 (or before) in A Broken Planet

A Broken Planet — 100 days 100 poems on the climate crisis

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Anthropogenic carbon release rate unprecedented during the past 66 million years - Nature Geoscience

  2022-01-29 (or before) in Nature

Carbon release rates during the Palaeocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum are difficult to constrain. Comparing relative rates of carbon cycle and climate change at the event’s onset suggests emissions were much slower than anthropogenic emissions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Why climate change is inherently racist

  2022-01-29 (or before) in BBC

Climate change divides along racial lines. Could tackling it help address longstanding injustices?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


How Climate Change Will Affect Plants

  2022-01-27 in State of the Planet

While elevated levels of CO2 can help plants grow, the impacts of climate change mean it’s not all good news for the plant world.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


10 Recommendations for Direct Air Carbon Deployment Policy in Europe - Sussex Energy Group at SPRU

  2022-01-27 in University of Sussex

These ten recommendations were submitted as Supplemental Testimony to the Technological Innovations and Climate Change: Negative Emissions Technologies Inquiry held by the UK Parliament’s Environment Audit Committee in January 2022. Follow the Bellona Principles Principle 1 is to emphasize collection…Read more ›

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate is a crypto play as action moves from TradFi to DeFi to ReFi - ImpactAlpha

  2022-01-27 by in ImpactAlpha

ImpactAlpha, Jan. 27 – If blockchain was a solution in search of a problem, it may have found it in climate change.  The ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Nuclear Is Too Risky to Aid Climate Fight, Former Regulators Say

  2022-01-26 (or before) in Bloomberg

Nuclear power is too risky and expensive to address the growing threat of climate change, according to an international coalition of former regulators.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Coal | Climate Change | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance


Southern Ocean storms cause outgassing of carbon dioxide

  2022-01-26 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Storms over the waters around Antarctica drive an outgassing of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to a new international study with researchers from the University of Gothenburg. The research group used advanced ocean robots for the study, which provides a better understanding of climate change and can lead to better global climate models.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic


Climate change: Misinformation on Facebook, YouTube 'as bad as ever'

  2022-01-25 (or before) in USA Today

Climate change lies, hoaxes and conspiracy theories still rampant on Twitter, Facebook, TikTok and YouTube despite pledges to crack down, report says.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation


Missouri and Kansas both had their hottest December on record — by a long shot

  2022-01-23 in KCUR - NPR in Kansas City

Average December temperatures jumped 2.6 degrees in Kansas, passing 40 degrees for the first time, and 2.2 in Missouri. While daily temperatures frequently swing multiple degrees because of weather patterns, such a jump in average monthly temperatures is abnormal.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Deliberate Rebellion | Extinction Rebellion

  2022-01-23 (or before) in YouTube

In the UK, Extinction Rebellion’s third demand is that government must create and be led by the decisions of a citizens’ assembly on climate and ecological j...

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Activism | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill - Extinction Rebellion UK

  2022-01-23 (or before) in Extinction Rebellion UK

About the CEE Bill See below for more on parliamentary procedure, the contents of the CEE Bill and what you can do to help get the campaign moving! Find out more Essential Resources *** Updated April 2021 *** The Campaign Guide is both an introduction to the Bill and a CEE Bill campaigning recipe book. […]

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Climate Change


The Mainstream Climate Narrative is a Lie | Climate Conscious

  2022-01-23 (or before) in Medium

There’s no solution to climate change without the truth

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Toward a Taxonomy of Climate Emotions

  2022-01-19 (or before) in Frontiers

There is a growing evidence that emotions shape people’s reactions to the climate crisis in profound but complex ways. Climate emotions are related to resilience, climate action, and psychological well-being and health. However, there is currently a lack of research about the array of various climate emotions. There is also a need for more integration with general research about emotions. This article conducts a preliminary exploration of the taxonomy of climate emotions, based on literature reviews and philosophical discussion. The term emotion is used here in a broad sense, as is common in climate emotion research. Becau...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Climate Anxiety and Grief


Despite climate emergency, the United States, Canada, and Norway "pumping more oil than ever" - Oil Change International

  2022-01-19 in Oil Change International

Last year the world’s leading climate scientists, the IPCC,  issued a “code red” for humanity and outlined how we had to stop oil and gas drilling if we wanted a liveable future. But still we drill. Take three countries who like to see themselves as climate leaders...

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


Will Conservative Chaos Halt the Green Agenda? – Byline Times

  2022-01-19 in Tom Burke - Environmentalist

The cameras are gone. The tented city on the banks of the Clyde have been dismantled. Political misconduct reoccupies the headlines. COP26 is over and climate change is no longer prominent in the p…

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Surge in NSW coal mine expansions would drive up national emissions

  2022-01-19 (or before) by in Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au

Despite declining demand and efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions the NSW government is set to decide on a slew of coal mine expansions over coming months.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change


CCC welcomes Government report assessing UK climate risk - Climate Change Committee

  2022-01-17 in Climate Change Committee

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) today welcomes the publication of the UK Government’s assessment of the risks and opportunities facing the UK from climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


New Findings Warn Earth Could Break Key Warming Barrier In 2033

  2022-01-15 (or before) by in Forbes

New analysis of temperatures around the world in 2021 indicate that the planet is on track to pass an all-important warming threshold much earlier than scientists had hoped.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


We are in a Don’t Look Up situation. Here’s what the government should do | The Independent

  2022-01-15 (or before) in The Independent

I’ve developed a practical plan of the steps we need to be taking to tackle the climate emergency – right now, writes Donnachadh McCarthy

  Tagged under: COP27 | Climate Change | Net Zero


Climate Change: Journalism's Greatest Challenge - Green Templeton College

  2022-01-14 (or before) by in Green Templeton College

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Here’s how to repay developing nations for colonialism – and fight the climate crisis | Michael Franczak and Olúfẹ́mi O Táíwò

  2022-01-14 in The Guardian

The IMF allots voting rights and emergency funds according to an outdated and unfair quota system established in 1944, before most colonies were free. Let’s change it

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Colonialism | Finance


The tragedy of climate change science

  2022-01-12 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

The science-society contract is broken. The climate is changing. Science demonstrates why this is occurring, that it is getting worse, the implications for human well-being and social-ecological sy...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Beyond Technical Fixes: climate solutions and the great derangement

  2022-01-12 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

Climate change research is at an impasse. The transformation of economies and everyday practices is more urgent, and yet appears ever more daunting as attempts at behaviour change, regulations, and...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


The top 10 global weather and climate change events of 2021 » Yale Climate Connections

  2022-01-11 in Yale Climate Connections

The most extreme heat wave in modern history, a record four $20 billion-plus weather disasters, and the hottest month on record globally highlighted a remarkable year in weather.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


How the speed of climate change is unbalancing the insect world

  2022-01-11 in The Guardian

The long read: The pace of global heating is forcing insect populations to move and adapt – and some aggressive species are thriving

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Insects | Insect Populations


Another Record: Ocean Warming Continues through 2021 despite La Niña Conditions - Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

  2022-01-11 (or before) in Springer Verlag

The increased concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere from human activities traps heat within the climate system and increases ocean heat content (OHC). Here, we provide the first analysis of recent OHC changes through 2021 from two international groups. The world ocean, in 2021, was the hottest ever recorded by humans, and the 2021 annual OHC value is even higher than last year’s record value by 14 ± 11 ZJ (1 zetta J = 1021 J) using the IAP/CAS dataset and by 16 ± 10 ZJ using NCEI/NOAA dataset. The long-term ocean warming is larger in the Atlantic and Southern Oceans than in other regions and is ...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Pacific Ocean | El Niño | Climate Change Mitigation


Time is running out. Here’s how the climate movement can level up.

  2022-01-10 by in Vox

The high-risk, high-reward stakes of building a more radical movement.

  Tagged under: Activism | Joe Biden | Climate Change | US Politics


Laying the foundation for life on a warmer, wetter planet

  2022-01-10 (or before) in wartsila.com

As the realities of climate change become more evident, people are learning to live with them through investing in more resilient infrastructure.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate terms like ‘crisis’ and ‘emergency’ take over UK climate media | The Independent

  2022-01-06 (or before) in The Independent

The language used by UK media is evolving as the dangers of climate crisis become more evident

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Unprecedented die-offs, melting ice: Climate change is wreaking havoc in the Arctic and beyond

  2022-01-06 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Forces profound and alarming are reshaping the upper reaches of the North Pacific and Arctic oceans, breaking the food chain that supports billions of creatures and one of the world's most important fisheries.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Climate Change | Fish | Ice Melting


Co-designing engaging and accessible data visualisations: a case study of the IPCC reports - Climatic Change

  2022-01-05 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Creating scientifically rigorous and user-friendly data visualisations can play a critical role in making complex information more accessible to wider audiences and supporting informed decision-making. ‘Co-design’ encapsulates a way of approaching data visualisation that ensures a deep and shared understanding between those creating the visuals (e.g. information designers, content experts, cognitive scientists) and the audience/users. This essay describes co-designing data visualisations with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). A multidisciplinary design team made up of information designers and cog...

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


How Burning Wood Pellets in Europe Is Harming the U.S. South

  2022-01-03 by in Slate Magazine

Many European nations have relied on biomass as a “renewable energy” source. At best, that terminology is a stretch. At worst, it’s greenwashing.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change


Top climate scientists are sceptical that nations will rein in global warming

  2022-01-02 (or before) in Nature

A Nature survey reveals that many authors of the latest IPCC climate-science report are anxious about the future and expect to see catastrophic changes in their lifetimes. A Nature survey reveals that many authors of the latest IPCC climate-science report are anxious about the future and expect to see catastrophic changes in their lifetimes.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


Factors other than climate change are the main drivers of recent food insecurity in Southern Madagascar – World Weather Attribution

  2022-01-01 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Madagascar


TORNADOES AND CLIMATE CHANGE: WHAT WE KNOW

  2022-01-01 (or before) in Xaida

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Storm clouds gather after COP26 - BBC News

  2021-12-29 (or before) in The BBC

Is the progress made in Glasgow in jeopardy from a rising tide of challenges in the year ahead?

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Climate change: Hurricanes to expand into more populated regions - BBC News

  2021-12-29 (or before) in The BBC

A warmer world will see tropical cyclones occur in regions near New York, Boston, Beijing and Tokyo.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


What’s Happening? Global Emissions Are Still Rising

  2021-12-29 (or before) by in Forbes

Global electricity demand will increase almost 10% by 2022, and half of this will be fossil fuel, particularly new coal in the developing world. Nuclear will grow by only 2%, and is one important reason emissions will grow so much during this period.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Coal | Climate Change | Electricity


Climate change: Huge toll of extreme weather disasters in 2021 - BBC News

  2021-12-28 (or before) in The BBC

Floods and storms connected to rising temperatures have had a huge impact on people worldwide.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Chile Writes a New Constitution, Confronting Climate Change Head On

  2021-12-28 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Chile


Take a step with Don't Look Up & Count Us In

  2021-12-28 (or before) in dontlookup.count-us-in.com

Don't Look Up is part of Count Us In, a movement building the world’s largest community of people and organizations taking effective action on climate change. When you take a step with us, you’ll send a signal to global leaders and reduce your own carbon emissions too.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Plan on table to halt new coal-fired power plants

  2021-12-25 (or before) in Business News Today: Read Latest Business news, India Business News Live, Share Market & Economy News | The Economic Times

At the UN climate change summit COP26 in Glasgow last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced India's aim to achieve net-zero emissions by 2070 and also pledged to attain 500 GW of installed electricity capacity from non-fossil fuel sources by 2030.

  Tagged under: India | COP26 | Coal | Climate Change | Net Zero | Electricity


Climate change: Small army of volunteers keeping deniers off Wikipedia - BBC News

  2021-12-24 (or before) in The BBC

A group of editors is working tirelessly to keep bad climate info off the user-generated encyclopaedia.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Science failed to predict flood and heat intensity - BBC News

  2021-12-22 (or before) in The BBC

Scientists want a super-computer powerful enough to accurately project the most damaging extremes.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Predictions | Climate Change


Cleanup cost of Heathrow third runway doubles to £100bn, MPs told

  2021-12-22 in The Guardian

Price to offset runway’s carbon emissions has increased from £50bn since expansion approval in 2018

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Electricity - Fuels & Technologies - IEA

  2021-12-22 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Modern economies depend on the reliable and affordable delivery of electricity. At the same time, the need to address climate change is driving a dramatic transformation of power systems globally.&nbsp;

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electricity


Climate change prediction: Erring on the side of least drama?

  2021-12-21 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Over the past two decades, skeptics of the reality and significance of anthropogenic climate change have frequently accused climate scientists of “ala…

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change


Santa's Lapland reindeer are starving to death and facing extinction from climate change - World News - Mirror Online

  2021-12-21 by in The Mirror

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change will reduce crop yields sooner than we thought

  2021-12-21 (or before) by in University of Leeds

A study led by the University of Leeds has shown that global warming of only 2°C will be detrimental to crops in temperate and tropical regions, with reduced yields from the 2030s onwards.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Event‐Based Storylines to Address Climate Risk

  2021-12-21 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

Abstract The climate science community is challenged to adopt an actionable risk perspective, which is difficult to align with the traditional focus on model-based probabilistic climate change proj...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate Science Needs to Take Risk Assessment Much More Seriously

  2021-12-21 (or before) in American Meteorological Society Journals

Abstract For decision-makers, climate change is a problem in risk assessment and risk management. It is, therefore, surprising that the needs and lessons of risk assessment have not featured more centrally in the consideration of priorities for physical climate science research, or in the Working Group I contributions to the major assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. This article considers the reasons, which include a widespread view that the job of physical climate science is to provide predictions and projections—with a focus on likelihood rather than risk—and that risk assessment is...

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change


Environmental News Network - Climate change outracing EU targets, WWF warns

  2021-12-21 (or before) in enn.com

A global perspective on environmental issues. Our mission is to inform, educate, enable and create a platform for global environmental action.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife | Health | Sustainability


Burning embers: towards more transparent and robust climate-change risk assessments - Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

  2021-12-21 (or before) in Nature

Burning embers figures are used to represent climate-change risk and their transitions. This Review outlines the history and evolution of the burning embers concept, focusing on methodological shifts that increase transparency and allow for a more systematic elicitation process in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


The meaning of net zero and how to get it right - Nature Climate Change

  2021-12-20 (or before) in Nature

Net-zero emissions is more than a concept of physical climate science. It is implemented in social, political and economic contexts. This Perspective proposes seven attributes that are critical for the practical and effective implementation of net zero.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


POLITICO Pro

  2021-12-19 (or before) in Politico PRO

NEW ORLEANS — Scientists are getting faster and faster at linking climate change to extreme weather events. If an extreme heat wave, storm or flood occurs tomorrow, scientists could determine in a few days whether it was made worse by climate change. That has some scientists thinking: Why not do it for every disaster as soon as it happens?

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Climate impacts on global agriculture emerge earlier in new generation of climate and crop models - Nature Food

  2021-12-18 (or before) in Nature

Climate change affects agricultural productivity. New systematic global agricultural yield projections of the major crops were conducted using ensembles of the latest generation of crop and climate models. Substantial shifts in global crop productivity due to climate change will occur within the next 20 years—several decades sooner than previous projections—highlighting the need for targeted food system adaptation and risk management in the coming decades.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Tropical deforestation accelerates local warming and loss of safe outdoor working hours

  2021-12-18 (or before) in Cell Press

Tropical deforestation is associated with local warming, but the extent to which this warming impacts populations across the tropics remains understudied. We examine deforestation-associated increases in heat exposure across the tropics. We find that recent tropical deforestation was associated with an increase in heat exposure for 4.9 million people, including 2.8 million outdoor workers. Furthermore, future global warming will exacerbate these impacts. These results highlight the importance of the local cooling services that tropical forests provide for populations vulnerable to climate change.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Trees


Climate change will start impacting global supply of corn and wheat as early as 2030, NASA study finds - CBS News

  2021-12-18 (or before) in CBS News

severe implications worldwide.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Trees, forests and water: Cool insights for a hot world

  2021-12-18 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Forest-driven water and energy cycles are poorly integrated into regional, national, continental and global decision-making on climate change adaptati…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


MEDIA COVERAGE OF CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION IN THE SPANISH PRESS

  2021-12-18 (or before) in Academia.edu - Share research

This article analyzes how the Spanish press covers the mitigation of climate change. We have used the search engine MyNews to study in El País and El Mundo, the newspapers with the largest circulation in Spain during the years 2016 and 2017, the news

  Tagged under: Spain | Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


Global land change from 1982 to 2016

  2021-12-18 (or before) in Nature

Land change is a cause and consequence of global environmental change1,2. Changes in land use and land cover considerably alter the Earth’s energy balance and biogeochemical cycles, which contributes to climate change and—in turn—affects land surface properties and the provision of ecosystem services1–4. However, quantification of global land change is lacking. Here we analyse 35&nbsp;years’ worth of satellite data and provide a comprehensive record of global land-change dynamics during the period 1982–2016. We show that—contrary to the prevailing view that forest area has declined g...

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Land Use | Climate Change | Trees


A New Estimate of the ‘Most Effective’ Way to Fight Climate Change

  2021-12-17 (or before) in The Atlantic

Climate-concerned donors should focus on helping to pass climate policy, not offset their emissions, an advisory group says. &nbsp;

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Economics | Health


Charting the UK's changing climate

  2021-12-16 (or before) in Met Office UK

Over the last 60 years the UK’s climate has been shifting because of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Extreme Temperature Diary- Thursday December 16th, 2021/Main Topic: Blockbuster Assessment by Bob Henson of Last Evening’s Destructive U.S. Climate Changed Storm System – Guy On Climate

  2021-12-16 (or before) in Guy On Climate

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Google still ran ads on climate denial, despite promising to stop

  2021-12-16 by in The Verge

Google hasn’t fulfilled its recent climate pledge, a report finds.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Soil Properties

  2021-12-14 (or before) by in AdaptNSW

Climate change modelling and predictions for the NSW and ACT

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


The Amazon is turning into savannah – we have 5 years to save it

  2021-12-13 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change


Joe Manchin's blind trust does not include his family's coal company, contradicting his claims as he votes on climate bills - The Washington Post

  2021-12-13 in The Washington Post

Contrary to his public statements, documents filed show that the senator's blind trust is much too small to account for all his reported earnings from the coal company.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | US Politics


Opinion | Postcards From a World on Fire

  2021-12-13 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change


The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Wang Yi and Prof Wang Zhongying - Carbon Brief

  2021-12-10 in Carbon Brief

At COP26, Carbon Brief’s Hongqiao Liu interviewed two of the Chinese government’s senior advisors on climate change, Prof Wang Yi and Prof Wang Zhongying.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Climate change fuels violence and mass displacement in Cameroon 

  2021-12-10 in UN News | Global perspective Human stories

A flare-up in intercommunal fighting in northern Cameroon has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes and brought a halt to aid operations there, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Friday. 

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Wildfires break carbon emission records in US, Siberia, and Turkey, as climate change fans intense blazes, says EU monitoring service

  2021-12-08 (or before) in Sky News

Climate change is producing more intense wildfires which are, in turn, emitting higher levels of CO2, says the European Union's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change | Russia


Biden recommends reforms to oil and gas drilling, stops short of ban

  2021-12-07 (or before) in CNBC

The long-anticipated report did not indicate that the Biden administration would take climate change impact into account when approving new oil and gas leases.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change


Climate change: Is ‘blue hydrogen’ Japan’s answer to coal? - BBC News

  2021-12-06 (or before) in The BBC

The Fukushima disaster turned Japan away from nuclear. A new energy source may help it quit coal.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Hydrogen | Coal | Climate Change | Japan


Project InsideOut

  2021-12-05 (or before) in Project InsideOut - PIO

Project InsideOut seeks to create a new mindset for engaging communities on our urgent climate and sustainability issues. We are an emerging global community that unites activists with clinical psychologists and evidence-based research to drive sustainable behavior change for our planet.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | Sustainability


UK refuses to release document showing Net Zero Strategy CO2 savings

  2021-12-05 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


COP26 – so was that it? - Dieter Helm

  2021-12-05 (or before) in Dieter Helm

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


The role of public relations firms in climate change politics - Climatic Change

  2021-12-04 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Climate change policy has long been subject to influence by a wide variety of organizations. Despite their importance, the key role of public relations (PR) firms has long been overlooked in the climate political space. This paper provides an exploratory overview of the extent and nature of involvement of PR firms in climate political action by organizations in five sectors: Coal/Steel/Rail, Oil & Gas, Utilities, Renewable Energy, and the Environmental Movement. The analysis shows that the engagement of public relations firms by organizations in all of these sectors is widespread. In absolute terms, the Utility and Gas &...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Coal | Climate Change | US Politics


The Arctic could become dominated by rain rather than snow in some seasons earlier than expected, new study shows - The Washington Post

  2021-11-30 in The Washington Post

Parts of the Arctic could become dominated by rain rather than snow during certain seasons by 2060 or 2070, according to new findings published in the journal Nature, particularly if the Earth continues to warm at its current rate.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change


Natural disasters aren't as natural as they used to be

  2021-11-30 by in Canada's National Observer

Weather has always been unpredictable but with climate change, more communities will be subjected to extreme disasters more often. What was once-in-a-lifetime may happen once a decade, writes columnist Gerald Kutney.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


The PR Industry Has Been a ‘Major’ But ‘Overlooked’ Influence in Climate Politics for Decades, Says Study

  2021-11-30 by in DeSmog

From coining “clean coal” to “carbon footprint,” public relations firms have been instrumental in shaping the public discourse around climate and energy policy, and as a new study underlines, their powerful efforts have flown under the radar for too long. PR firms have played a key role in obstructing action on climate change over the […]

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change


Newspapers Accepted Money to Publish Positive Environmental Stories About Saudi Arabia Around COP26 Climate Change Summit – Byline Times

  2021-11-29 (or before) in Byline Times

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Saudi Arabia


Ipsos Issues Index: November 2021

  2021-11-28 (or before) in Ipsos

Pollution and climate change jumps to become Britain’s biggest concern with its highest ever score

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Albatrosses pushed to ‘divorce’ because of climate change, study finds

  2021-11-27 (or before) by in Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au

And, yes, there is a documented rate of divorce for the normally monogamous birds.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Carbon Co-op | People Powered Not Fossil Fuelled

  2021-11-27 (or before) in Carbon Co-op | People Powered Not Fossil Fuelled

We’re an energy services and advocacy cooperative – together we will make radical reductions in home carbon emissions to avoid runaway climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Multi-decadal increase of forest burned area in Australia is linked to climate change - Nature Communications

  2021-11-27 (or before) in Nature

The degree to which wildfire activity in Australia is affected by climate change is not well quantified. Here, the authors show that the frequency of forest&nbsp;fires and the area burned have increased significantly over recent decades, mainly due to an increase in dangerous fire weather conditions through warmer temperature and circulation changes.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change | Forest Fires | Trees


Misinformation and propaganda campaign on net zero - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-11-26 (or before) in London School of Economics

Bob Ward outlines how a small group of MPs have launched a media campaign that is spreading misinformation about the UK Government’s climate change policies.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation | Net Zero


Home - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-11-26 (or before) in London School of Economics

The Grantham Research Institute at LSE carries out world-class research on climate change and the environment.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change litigation cases spreading around the world - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-11-26 (or before) in London School of Economics

Climate change litigation cases have been increasing markedly over the past six years, and pose a risk to an expanding range of companies and policymakers, according to a new report published today (Friday 2 July 2021) by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Litigation


Global trends in climate litigation: 2021 snapshot - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-11-26 (or before) in London School of Economics

This is the third report in the Grantham Research Institute's 'Global trends in climate litigation' series, focusing on cases filed or concluded between May 2020 and May 2021. It provides an update of known case numbers, metrics and categorisations, and considers some of the most relevant trends in the arguments and strategies employed by litigants.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation


What caused Earth's biggest mass extinction?

  2021-11-24 (or before) in Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

Scientists have debated until now what made Earth's oceans so inhospitable to life that some 96 percent of marine species died off at the end of the Permian period. New research shows the "Great Dying" was caused by global warming that left ocean animals unable to breathe.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


We have too many fossil-fuel power plants to meet climate change goals

  2021-11-23 (or before) in National Geographic

To keep global warming below 1.5°C, a new study finds, we’ll also have to retire a lot of old plants and factories.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change


The tides: masculinity and climate change in coastal Papua New Guineaj rai_1667 20

  2021-11-23 (or before) in Academia.edu - Share research

The tides: masculinity and climate change in coastal Papua New Guineaj rai_1667 20

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Papua New Guinea


COP26: Why climate change tipping points that could lead to runaway global warming keep me awake at night – Professor Tim Lenton | The Scotsman

  2021-11-23 (or before) in The Scotsman

As a climate scientist, I am increasingly asked: How do you sleep at night?

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | COP26 | Climate Change


America’s Decline Started at Home

  2021-11-22 in The Nation

When will shifting geopolitics and climate change fully cripple Washington’s current world order?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Global Warming: Not Reversible, But Stoppable

  2021-11-21 (or before) in Global Warming and Climate Change skepticism examined

Let's start with two skill-testing questions:

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Mapping the irrecoverable carbon in Earth’s ecosystems - Nature Sustainability

  2021-11-20 (or before) in Nature

Avoiding catastrophic climate change requires that we avoid losing key natural carbon reserves. This study maps such irrecoverable carbon globally and finds a third of the remaining managed by Indigenous peoples and local communities and nearly a quarter in protected areas.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability


Context and Early Origins of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - Climatic Change

  2021-11-19 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Climate change is a problem which is global both in terms of causes and consequences. The uncertainties are large and likely to persist. Meanwhile, the political and economic stakes of both action and inaction are much higher than those in other transboundary concerns such as acid rain and ozone depletion. The public policy impact of scientific opinions on climate change, therefore, not only depends upon what is being said, but also, who is advancing those conclusions and how they were arrived at. This was the rationale behind the setting up of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988. The paper examines the ...

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Public Opinion


What Big Oil knew about climate change, in its own words

  2021-11-19 (or before) by in The Conversation

Transcripts and internal documents show how the industry shifted from leading research into fossil fuels’ effect on the climate to sowing doubt about science.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Scientists improving the ‘crystal ball’ for better climate predictions

  2021-11-19 (or before) in European Commission

  What will Earth be like in 50 or 100 years? To make such predictions, the closest thing we have to a crystal ball is data. ‘Climate models help make sense out of the current state of the climate,’ said Dr Debbie Rosen, a research manager at the University of Leeds. ‘They can also be used to understand how the climate changed in the past, and for projecting future change.’ With data, policymakers can enact effective policy responses.

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change


The forgotten oil ads that told us climate change was nothing

  2021-11-18 in The Guardian

Since the 1980s, fossil fuel firms have run ads touting climate denial messages – many of which they’d now like us to forget. Here’s our visual guide

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


How tracking forest biomass change from space informs carbon cycling models

  2021-11-18 in Climate Home News

Sponsored content: Using a combination of data from different satellites, scientists are predicting the amount of above-ground biomass stored in the world's forests

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Trees


How the cult of Bill Gates is leading us towards a climate disaster

  2021-11-18 (or before) in Varsity | News and features from Cambridge’s independent student paper

Verner Viisainen argues that the solution to climate change lies not in technology, as Bill Gates would suggest, but instead, in a 'swift and radical societal transformation'

  Tagged under: Climate Change


COP26: The truth behind the new climate change denial - BBC News

  2021-11-18 (or before) in The BBC

The climate claims that went viral – and what you need to know about them.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Rhetoric and frame analysis of ExxonMobil's climate change communications

  2021-11-18 (or before) in Cell Press

This is the first computational assessment of how ExxonMobil has used language to subtly yet systematically frame public discourse about climate change. We show that ExxonMobil uses rhetoric mimicking the tobacco industry to downplay the reality and seriousness of climate change, to present fossil fuel dominance as reasonable and inevitable, and to shift responsibility for climate change away from itself and onto consumers. Our work is relevant to lawsuits, policy proposals, and grassroots activism seeking to hold fossil fuel companies accountable for deceptive marketing.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


Climate Change: COP 26 - Hansard - UK Parliament

  2021-11-18 (or before) in Hansard - UK Parliamentary Record

Hansard record of the item : 'Climate Change: COP 26' on Thursday 18 November 2021.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate fatalism grips young people worldwide while the urgency for solution-oriented media grows

  2021-11-18 (or before) in Ipsos

New Ipsos/Futerra global poll finds high levels of fatalism about climate change among young people

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Woody Biomass Blunder | Countercurrents

  2021-11-16 in Countercurrents

One of the most controversial fixes for global warming is the use of woody biomass, cutting trees, burning trees to achieve “carbon neutral” status in the

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


Climate Deniers Are Using These Four Major Scare Tactics to Stop Climate Action

  2021-11-16 by in DeSmog

When fossil fuel companies found out about the link between their product and climate change decades ago, they did everything they could to hide it. They lied, manipulated, and deceived.  Today, denying the reality of climate change isn’t as easy, and it is certainly more controversial. But that doesn’t mean climate deniers — fossil fuel […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Near term threats & societal risk as the Earth changes state | Dr Paul Behrens - ClimateGenn

  2021-11-15 in ClimateGenn - Shaping The Future Podcast | Climate Change Interviews

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Least developed countries Group react to COP26

  2021-11-15 (or before) in LDC Climate Change

Glasgow, Scotland - As COP26 drew to a close last night, the LDC Group, representing 46 of the poorest countries most vulnerable to climate change while contributing the least, reflected on the outcomes. Following the closing plenary, Mr Sonam P. Wangdi, Chair of the LDC Group, said “We have come

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


What Would It Look Like If We Treated Climate Change as an Actual Emergency? ❧ Current Affairs

  2021-11-15 (or before) by in Current Affairs

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Under Fire From Activists, Edelman Unveils Climate Strategy

  2021-11-15 (or before) in adweek.com

PR firm will undergo a 60-day review of its client roster, among other changes.

  Tagged under: Activism | COP26 | Climate Change


Seven ways to curb climate change - BBC News

  2021-11-14 (or before) in The BBC

What are the practical things countries need to do in order to tackle climate change?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


'...and Action!' How media can address climate change in countries most affected

  2021-11-14 (or before) in The BBC

  Tagged under: Climate Change


A short conversation about what governments must do to tackle climate change | Dangerous Globe

  2021-11-13 (or before) in Dangerous Globe | Independent News

We all want common sense and truth and intelligence on our side. But in the spotlight of common sense and truth and intelligence there’s no real basis for

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Grouse moor burning season opens despite growing controversy

  2021-11-12 (or before) in Wild Moors

Today the burning of Britain’s carbon-rich peat moors by grouse shooting estates begins amid mounting controversy surrounding the contribution the practice makes to climate change. Wild Moors is warning that a complete ban on burning on peatlands, a ritual performed to provide younger, more nutri

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate sensitivity, sea level and atmospheric carbon dioxide | Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

  2021-11-12 (or before) in Royal Society Publishing

Cenozoic temperature, sea level and CO2 covariations provide insights into climate sensitivity to external forcings and sea-level sensitivity to climate change. Climate sensitivity depends on the initial climate state, but potentially can be accurately ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level


Christian Parenti: Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence

  2021-11-11 (or before) in YouTube

In his lecture Tropic of Chaos: Climate Change and the New Geography of Violence Dr. Christian Parenti talks about our new climate reality. From Africa to As...

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Conflict | Climate Change | Africa


"Harrowing" intelligence report still downplays threat of climate change to national security

  2021-11-11 by in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

A first-of-its-kind report by 18 US intelligence agencies explains how the climate crisis could increase geopolitical tensions around the globe—but will government heed the warning?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Track Sea-level Changes Anywhere with NASA's New SEA Tool

  2021-11-10 (or before) in NASA Sea Level Change Portal

NASA's new SEA tool provides a snapshot of sea-level change for locations around the planet with just a click.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


COP26 Presented Forests as a Climate Solution, But May Not Be Able to Keep Them Standing - Inside Climate News

  2021-11-09 in Inside Climate News

The first week of the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow, Scotland, saw a global pledge to cut emissions of the climate super-pollutant methane, more than 40 countries promise to phase out coal and 20 agree to stop public funding for some fossil fuel projects.  But to stop global warming soon, the world needs to remove […]

  Tagged under: COP26 | Coal | Climate Change | Methane | Trees


Stop Telling Kids They’ll Die From Climate Change

  2021-11-08 (or before) in WIRED UK

  Tagged under: Climate Change


One in 15 Tory MPs believe climate change is a ‘myth’, poll finds

  2021-11-07 (or before) in The Independent

Exclusive: 7% of Tories in Commons do not accept scientific consensus

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Few willing to change lifestyle to save the planet, climate survey finds

  2021-11-07 in The Guardian

Exclusive: poll of 10 countries including US, UK, France and Germany finds people prioritising measures that are already habits

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | France


U.S. Catholic bishops' silence and denialism on climate change - IOPscience

  2021-11-06 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Joint statement on climate change by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch | The Archbishop of Canterbury

  2021-11-06 (or before) in The Archbishop of Canterbury

Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the Archbishop of Canterbury join together for the first time in an urgent appeal for the future of the planet

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Pope Francis


Climate Science and Power 

  2021-11-05 in Social Metwork - Dept of Meteorology, University of Reading

Gabriel M P Perez – g.martinspalmaperez@pgr.reading.ac.uk  Introduction   Climate science, especially climate-change science, is increasingly becoming a source of power in…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Oklahoma Proposes Letting Gas Utility Charge A $1,400 ‘Exit Fee’ To Go Electric

  2021-11-05 in HuffPost - Breaking News, U.S. and World News | HuffPost

The fee could give the fossil fuel industry a new tool to slow the energy transition.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Brexit dark money lobby has a new target – climate change action

  2021-11-05 (or before) in openDemocracy

Brexit showed that a few ruthless, well-connected people with big money behind them can change history. Now they’re at it again, and the stakes are even higher

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Facebook fails to flag denial, study finds - BBC News

  2021-11-04 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers tracked thousands of posts denying climate change - and only 8% were marked as misinformation.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation


A Climate Change Pivot: Paris Agreement is Failing. This is How We Can Fix It. | by Raz Godelnik | Medium

  2021-11-04 (or before) in razgo.medium.com

It is time to acknowledge the experiment we did so far with the Paris Agreement is failing and that we urgently need to make a pivot. This…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


We’re Heading Straight for a Demi-Armageddon

  2021-11-04 (or before) by in The Atlantic

What happens when we do something—but not enough—to stop climate change?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden | IPCC | Climate Change | Electricity | Russia | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Electricity Grid | Activism


Just Two Countries Mention Need to Cut Fossil Fuel Production at COP26 ‘Greenwashing’ Stands

  2021-11-04 by in DeSmog

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – Only two of the 35 stalls lauding countries’ green credentials at the COP26 UN climate summit mention the need to cut fossil fuel production — the chief cause of the carbon emissions driving climate change.  The summit’s official “blue zone” includes large corporate-style pavilions run by some of the world’s leading producers […]

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Climate change: Carbon emissions show rapid rebound after Covid dip - BBC News

  2021-11-04 (or before) in The BBC

Global carbon emissions are set to get back close to the levels they were at before Covid.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


IPCC Scientist Survey Shows Most Expect Climate Catastrophe Soon

  2021-11-02 (or before) in Gizmodo | The Future Is Here

A survey of the world’s top climate researchers shows a stark finding: Most expect catastrophic levels of heating and damage soon—very soon.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


The big idea: Is democracy up to the task of climate change?

  2021-11-01 in The Guardian

As elected governments fall short on their pledges, some look approvingly to the authoritarian playbook. Are they right?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Communicating the climate emergency: imagination, emotion, action

  2021-11-01 (or before) in Elgaronline from Edward Elgar Publishing

In order to persuade voters to demand the just decarbonization of their economies, climate communicators should engage the imagination to produce a complex of three emotions: fear of climate breakdown, outrage that powerful actors are blocking the passage of effective climate policy, and desire for a safer world. These emotions help voters identify themselves with victims of climate change, see fossil-fuel barons and climate-denying politicians as political antagonists, and understand themselves as courageous people who can take collective action to preserve the living world.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


After 30 years of Cop, our ex-environment editor is now optimistic

  2021-11-01 in The Guardian

The global hunger for change – evident as early as the Rio Earth summit in 1992 – is now insatiable

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


The battle over a vast New York park: is this climate resilience or capitalism?

  2021-10-31 in The Guardian

The city’s plan to rebuild Manhattan’s East River Park on higher ground has incited a dispute over ‘green gentrification’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Rivers | Capitalism


Siberia’s stark warning to Scotland for Cop26: climate change in the planet’s last great wilderness

  2021-10-31 (or before) in Siberian Times - all about Siberia, in English

Eight phenomena highlight how our world is altering right here, right now, an ecological ticking time bomb.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Russia


COP26 Glasgow summit: How billionaire Bill Gates’ book on climate change convinced Scott Morrison on net zero

  2021-10-30 (or before) by in Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au

Scott Morrison underlined sections of Bill Gates’ book on how to beat climate change as he prepared to shift his government towards a net zero emissions target.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Net Zero


Will climate change stop Arabia from being Saudi?

  2021-10-29 (or before) in openDemocracy

The power of the House of Saud is a direct product of the West’s obsession with oil – can it survive a global shift to green energy?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Saudi Arabia


COP26: A short conversation about why we should be scared - Critical Mass

  2021-10-29 in Critical Mass

While the politicians blah blah blah about climate change the rest of us should be very scared indeed.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Q&A: A Republican Congressman Hopes to Spread a New GOP Engagement on Climate from Washington, D.C. to Glasgow - Inside Climate News

  2021-10-29 in Inside Climate News

The founder of a new Conservative Climate Caucus is part of a Republican delegation headed to the international climate talks in Glasgow next week. Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah) said his party should have a seat at the table when climate change is being discussed at home and abroad. Republicans, including those in the new caucus, […]

  Tagged under: US Politics | COP26 | Climate Change


China's new climate plan promises to peak CO2 emissions before 2030

  2021-10-29 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: China | COP26 | Climate Change


World is failing to make changes needed to avoid climate breakdown, report finds

  2021-10-28 in The Guardian

Pace of emissions reductions must be increased significantly to keep global heating to 1.5C

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Why chemical pollution is turning into a third great planetary crisis

  2021-10-28 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Fueling the Climate Crisis: Exposing Big Oil’s Disinformation Campaign to Prevent Climate Action

  2021-10-28 in United States House Committee on Oversight and Accountability -

Chairwoman Carolyn B. Maloney's Opening Statement [PDF] Washington D.C. (October 22, 2021)— On Thursday, October 28, 2021, at 10:30 a.m. ET, Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, the Chairwoman of the Committee on Oversight and Reform, and Rep. Ro Khanna, the Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Environment, will hold a hearing to examine the fossil fuel industry’s long-running, industry-wide campaign to spread disinformation about the role of fossil fuels in causing global warming. The fossil fuel industry has had scientific evidence about the dangers of climate change since at least 1977.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation | Fossil Fuels | Legislation


A message for Cop26 – from deep within the Amazon rainforest | The Independent

  2021-10-28 (or before) in The Independent

In the run up to Glasgow summit, Nemonte Nenquimo – the female leader of the indigenous Waorani people – demands we respect Mother Nature, writes Donnachadh McCarthy

  Tagged under: COP26 | Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change


Climate change in Texas - Wikipedia

  2021-10-27 (or before) in Wikipedia

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Texas


Disarray in global governance and climate change chaos

  2021-10-27 (or before) in Academia.edu - Share research

Disarray in global governance and climate change chaos

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Why the COP26 climate summit won’t save the planet

  2021-10-27 in Politico

Efforts to stop warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius may already have slipped away.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Joe Biden | COP26 | Coal | Climate Change | Indonesia


Climate change: Europe's extreme rains made more likely by humans - BBC News

  2021-10-26 (or before) in The BBC

Heavy rainfall that led to deadly floods in Germany and Belgium was influenced by human induced warming.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Climate Change


Emissions Gap Report 2021

  2021-10-26 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

With climate change intensifying and scientists warning that humanity is running out of time to limit global warming to 1.5°C over pre-industrial levels, 2021 has been a fraught year for the planet. The Emissions Gap Report 2021: The Heat Is On is the 12th edition in an annual series that provides an overview of the difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Predictions | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


Catholic Bishops in the US Largely Ignore the Pope’s Concern About Climate Change, a New Study Finds - Inside Climate News

  2021-10-26 in Inside Climate News

In the six years since Pope Francis published his landmark teaching document on the environment, or “care for our common home,” the leader of the global Catholic Church has only strengthened his call for action to curb climate change. However, a new study out of Creighton University in Nebraska finds that bishops in the United […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Pope Francis


A true-crime podcast about climate change.

  2021-10-25 (or before) in podlink.to

A true-crime podcast about climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Analysis: Nine key moments that changed China’s mind about climate change - Carbon Brief

  2021-10-25 in Carbon Brief

Over the past year, China’s president Xi Jinping has made three key commitments to tackle climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


COP26: Nicola Sturgeon says continued oil and gas extraction is ‘wrong’

  2021-10-25 (or before) in The Scotsman

Continued unlimited oil and gas extraction is “wrong”, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said ahead of climate change conference COP26, as she warned the summit is the “possibly last opportunity” to avert global climate catastrophe.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Climate change: Pledge of $100bn annual aid slips to 2023 - BBC News

  2021-10-25 (or before) in The BBC

A key pledge on climate funding has still not been met, and the money is not sure to be there before 2023.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Rich countries break ‘totemic’ $100B annual climate pledge

  2021-10-25 in Politico

That undermines a bargain where developing countries were to cut emissions in return for climate finance.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | COP26 | Africa | Climate Change | Finance


Rich Nations Hatch Plan for $100 Billion Climate Aid

  2021-10-24 (or before) in Bloomberg

Rich nations have fallen short of their 2009 pledge to collectively deliver $100 billion annually to help poor countries confront climate change, shift to clean energy and build resilience.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Russia | Indonesia


Glasgow’s COP26 is crunch time to save the world from disaster

  2021-10-24 (or before) in openDemocracy

Looking back on 30 years of climate conferences, Geoffrey Lean recalls the many missed opportunities for change that led us to this boiling point

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Climate change: How technology is helping cities tackle climate disasters - BBC News

  2021-10-24 (or before) in The BBC

Cities are under threat from floods, forest fires and other disasters - how is tech helping with emergency responses?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Forest Fires | Trees


COP26: Why The UN Climate Conference Matters Like Never Before

  2021-10-23 (or before) by in Forbes

Delegates from almost every nation are gathering in Scotland for a critical UN climate summit. David Vetter speaks to four of the world's top climate experts to find out what needs to get done at COP26.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Three Decades of Climate Mitigation: Why Haven't We Bent the Global Emissions Curve?

  2021-10-23 (or before) in Annual Reviews

Despite three decades of political efforts and a wealth of research on the causes and catastrophic impacts of climate change, global carbon dioxide emissions have continued to rise and are 60% higher today than they were in 1990. Exploring this rise through nine thematic lenses—covering issues of climate governance, the fossil fuel industry, geopolitics, economics, mitigation modeling, energy systems, inequity, lifestyles, and social imaginaries—draws out multifaceted reasons for our collective failure to bend the global emissions curve. However, a common thread that emerges across the reviewed literature is the cent...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation


BBC World Service - Trending, The Denial Files, 1. The 'd-words' v the planet

  2021-10-23 (or before) in The BBC

Could disinformation and denial sabotage the fight to prevent runaway climate change?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation


New trade deals ‘are unfair on farmers and won’t help emissions’

  2021-10-23 in The Guardian

Chair of the UK’s Climate Change Committee condemns New Zealand and Australia agreements as unworkable

  Tagged under: Farming | COP26 | Climate Change


Geoff Raw: Why I am an optimist on climate change

  2021-10-22 in lgcplus.com

Scientific expertise and rigour are necessary for action at a local level, writes the chief executiv...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: why it made me quit my job | by Andrew Medhurst | Age of Awareness | Medium

  2021-10-22 (or before) in Medium

On 1 February, I tweeted an extract of a farewell email I sent to my work colleagues on my last day. It received 100 times more interest…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Fossil fuel production set to soar over next decade - BBC News

  2021-10-22 (or before) in BBC

Government plans to extract coal, oil and gas are incompatible with safe temperatures, says the UN.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change


Expansion of wind and solar power too slow to stop climate change

  2021-10-22 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

The production of renewable energy is increasing every year. But after analyzing the growth rates of wind and solar power in 60 countries, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and Lund University in Sweden and Central European University in Vienna, Austria, conclude that virtually no country is moving sufficiently fast enough to avoid global warming of 1.5°C or even 2°C.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Wind Power


Why Have the Leading Journals in Management (and Other Social Sciences) Failed to Respond to Climate Change? - Amanda H. Goodall, 2008

  2021-10-22 (or before) in Sage Journals

The effect of climate change on business is likely to be substantial. It might be expected, therefore, that the scholarly field of business and management would...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Environmentalist Jonathon Porritt’s big idea to slow global warming

  2021-10-22 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


There are no real climate leaders yet – who will step up at Cop26? | Greta Thunberg

  2021-10-21 in The Guardian

Like other rich nations, the UK is more talk than action on the climate crisis. Something needs to change in Glasgow, says climate activist Greta Thunberg

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


US regulators: Climate change is a major threat to the economy

  2021-10-21 in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

In a 133-page report, the Financial Stability Oversight Council noted that climate-fueled disasters are “increasing and already imposing substantial economic costs.”

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Italy offering to pay full cost of upgrading to green homes - plus a bonus | ITV News

  2021-10-21 in ITV

The Italian government says CO2 emissions from home heating fell sharply in the first eight months of this year- our Europe Editor James Mates explores why. | ITV National News

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Greater than 99% consensus on human caused climate change in the peer-reviewed scientific literature - IOPscience

  2021-10-20 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change could be worse than our worst-case analysis: Texas A&M's Dessler

  2021-10-19 (or before) in CNBC

Andrew Dessler, climate scientist at Texas A&M, explains the impact that extreme climate events are having on the world right now and says things could actually be worse than scientists' most dire predictions.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Predictions | Climate Change


Climate change: Science failed to predict flood and heat intensity - BBC News

  2021-10-19 (or before) in BBC

Scientists want a super-computer powerful enough to accurately project the most damaging extremes.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Predictions | Climate Change


Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change

  2021-10-19 (or before) by in Scientific American Blog Network - Scientific American Blog Network

A book entitled Discerning Experts explains why&mdash;and what can be done about it

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Antarctica's ice sheet is melting 3 times faster than before | AP News

  2021-10-19 (or before) in Associated Press News

WASHINGTON (AP) — The melting of Antarctica is accelerating at an alarming rate, with about 3 trillion tons of ice disappearing since 1992, an international team of ice experts said in a new study...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Ice Melting


Faster pace of climate change is 'scary', former chief scientist says - BBC News

  2021-10-19 (or before) in BBC

The UK should advance its climate targets by 10 years, says the UK’s former chief scientist.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Arctic is on fire: Siberian heat wave alarms scientists | AP News

  2021-10-19 (or before) in Associated Press News

MOSCOW (AP) — The Arctic is feverish and on fire — at least parts of it are. And that’s got scientists worried about what it means for the rest of the world...

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change | Russia | Health


Sea level rise matches worst-case scenario

  2021-10-19 (or before) by in University of Leeds

Ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica whose melting rates are rapidly increasing have raised the global sea level by 1.8 cm since the 1990s, and are matching the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s worst-case climate warming scenarios.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


The harm from worrying about climate change

  2021-10-18 (or before) in BBC

Climate anxiety is affecting more people as climate change progresses. But there is a solution that can help ease the worry and slow climate breakdown at once, writes Christine Ro.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief


Tim Crosland explains why he disclosed the Heathrow judgement.

  2021-10-18 (or before) in The BBC

The qualified barrister and climate change activist spoke to the BBC's Dominic Casciani before heading into court.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change


‘Climate change is fundamentally altering the Colorado River,' congressional panel hears - Colorado Newsline

  2021-10-17 in Colorado Newsline

States in the Colorado River Basin are adjusting to the reality that their rights outstrip the available water by nearly one-third.

  Tagged under: Colorado River | US Politics | Climate Change | Rivers | Colorado State


Say It to Their Faces

  2021-10-17 in Hot Take

Say It to Their Faces: Q&amp;A with Lauren MacDonaldBy Mary Annaïse Heglar Next month, Glasgow, Scotland will host the U.N. Climate Change Conference (or COP, to all you climate buffs out there), which will pick back up on the fate of the 2016 Paris Agreement. But the

  Tagged under: Climate Change


ResearchGate - Temporarily Unavailable

  2021-10-15 (or before) in ResearchGate

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Anthropogenic warming has increased drought risk in California | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2021-10-14 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

California is currently in the midst of a record-setting drought. The drought began in 2012 and now includes the lowest calendar-year and 12-mo pre...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Drought | Climate Change | California


Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

  2021-10-14 (or before) in Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

News and opinion on net zero - from climate change science, to energy policy, to the costs and the impact of net zero on the poor.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Increasing precipitation volatility in twenty-first-century California - Nature Climate Change

  2021-10-14 (or before) in Nature

California recently experienced a rapid shift from multi-year drought to abundant rainfall. A large ensemble of climate model simulations suggests that the frequency of extreme wet-to-dry precipitation events will increase by 25% to 100% across California due to anthropogenic forcing.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Climate Change | California


The climate disaster is here – this is what the future looks like

  2021-10-14 (or before) in The Guardian

Earth is already becoming unlivable. Will governments act to stop this disaster from getting worse?

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Why Climate Policy Has Failed

  2021-10-12 in Foreign Affairs

Governments must do more to meet the world’s ambitious climate targets.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Briefing: Greenhouse Gas Pollution Estimates of Proposed U.S. Fossil Fuel Infrastructure - Oil Change International

  2021-10-12 in Oil Change International

Stopping these projects would prevent a drastic increase in emissions at a critical time for Biden and the entire world's climate goals.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


85 percent of the world population lives in areas affected by climate change, new study shows - The Washington Post

  2021-10-11 in The Washington Post

Researchers used machine learning to analyze more than 100,000 studies of weather events and found that four-fifths of the world’s land area has suffered impacts linked to global warming.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Bangladesh Really Is a Climate Success Story

  2021-10-10 (or before) by in The Atlantic

The country shows the power of self-determination when it comes to development and climate policy.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Geothermal Energy | Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth | Water Resources


Responding to climate change

  2021-10-10 (or before) in UKRI - UK Research and Innovation

For more than 50 years, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), its councils and predecessors have worked to understand, tackle and mitigate the effects of climate change, and embed evidence in decision making and climate policy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Voices from global south muted by climate science - BBC News

  2021-10-09 (or before) in BBC

Climate academics from some of the regions worst hit by warming are struggling to be published.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


What caused Earth's biggest mass extinction?

  2021-10-08 (or before) in Stanford Doerr School of Sustainability

Scientists have debated until now what made Earth's oceans so inhospitable to life that some 96 percent of marine species died off at the end of the Permian period. New research shows the "Great Dying" was caused by global warming that left ocean animals unable to breathe.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Increasing heat and rainfall extremes now far outside the historical climate - npj Climate and Atmospheric Science

  2021-10-08 (or before) in Nature

Over the last decade, the world warmed by 0.25 °C, in-line with the roughly linear trend since the 1970s. Here we present updated analyses showing that this seemingly small shift has led to the emergence of heat extremes that would be virtually impossible without anthropogenic global warming. Also, record rainfall extremes have continued to increase worldwide and, on average, 1 in 4 rainfall records in the last decade can be attributed to climate change. Tropical regions, comprised of vulnerable countries that typically contributed least to anthropogenic climate change, continue to see the strongest increase in extrem...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Climate Change


Intergenerational inequities in exposure to climate extremes | Science

  2021-10-08 in Science | AAAS

Young generations are severely threatened by climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Justice | Women and Children


Climate finance: rich countries aren't meeting aid targets – could legal action force them?

  2021-10-07 (or before) by in The Conversation

Rich countries have promised to compensate poor ones for the impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Finance


Microsoft’s million-tonne CO2-removal purchase — lessons for net zero

  2021-10-05 (or before) in Nature

Strengthen markets, measures and definitions for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to fight climate change. Strengthen markets, measures and definitions for removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to fight climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


Young climate activists from across world urge UK and UN to act on killings of environmental defenders | The Independent

  2021-10-04 (or before) in The Independent

Exclusive: Activists urge Alok Sharma and Antonio Guterres to do more after a prominent environmentalist is shot dead in Kenya

  Tagged under: Activism | COP26 | Climate Change


Climate change: Not a single G20 country is in line with the Paris Agreement, analysis shows - CNN

  2021-10-04 (or before) by in CNN

None of the world's major economies -- including the entire G20 -- have a climate plan that meets their obligations under the 2015 Paris Agreement, according to an analysis published Wednesday, despite scientists' warning that deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions are needed now.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Global urban population exposure to extreme heat

  2021-10-04 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Increased extreme heat exposure from both climate change and the urban heat island effect threatens rapidly growing urban settlements worldwide. Yet, because we do not know where urban population growth and extreme heat intersect, we have limited capacity to reduce the impacts of urban extreme heat exposure. Here, we leverage fine-resolution temperature and population data to measure urban extreme heat exposure for 13,115 cities from 1983 to 2016. Globally, urban exposure increased nearly 200%, affecting 1.7 billion people. Total urban warming elevated exposure rates 52% above population growth alone. However, spatially heteroge...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | California | Climate Change Impacts


Estimates of the economic damages from climate change

  2021-10-01 in And Then There's Physics

Since I’ve discussed climate economics before, I thought I would briefly highlight a recent seminar involving, amongst others, Steve Keen and Tim Lenton. The topic was are the estimates of ec…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Climate change: Youth have 'every right to be angry' says UK PM - BBC News

  2021-10-01 (or before) in The BBC

Boris Johnson says leaders' "reckless actions" created the climate crisis and now is the time to act.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Bad Apple

  2021-10-01 (or before) by in Popular Information | Judd Legum | Substack

Apple does not want the public to think of the company only as a profit-obsessed manufacturer of iPhones, AirPods, and MacBooks. Rather, Apple would like to be viewed as a responsible corporate citizen that understands the urgency of action on climate change. In 2013, Apple hired former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to head up its "

  Tagged under: Climate Change


BBC unveils coverage plans for COP26 climate change conference

  2021-09-30 (or before) in The BBC

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


The importance of bees in the United Kingdom

  2021-09-29 (or before) in YouTube

Bee numbers are falling around the world. What's happening to the bee population in the United Kingdom and worldwide is a microcosm of climate change. Loss...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Bees


What Climate Change Requires of Economics | by Daron Acemoglu - Project Syndicate

  2021-09-28 by Daron Acemoglu in Project Syndicate

Daron Acemoglu identifies two main areas where the discipline will need to rethink longstanding assumptions and models.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Economic Growth


COP26: What was agreed at the Glasgow climate conference? - BBC News

  2021-09-28 (or before) in The BBC

A crucial climate change summit has been held in the UK which could change our lives.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Limiting warming to 1.5°C may save billions from tropical storms

  2021-09-28 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


These Bacteria Steal from Iron and Could Be Secretly Helping to Curb Climate Change

  2021-09-28 (or before) by in Scientific American

Photoferrotrophs have been around for billions of years on Earth, and new research suggests that they have played an outsize&nbsp;roll in the natural capture of carbon dioxide.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Is Green Growth Possible?

  2021-09-27 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

The notion of green growth has emerged as a dominant policy response to climate change and ecological breakdown. Green growth theory asserts that continued economic expansion is compatible with our...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Degrowth | Economics | Economic Growth


A recent climate report has left me devastated – I beg you to read it | The Independent

  2021-09-26 (or before) in The Independent

As I thought how best to convey the essential, terrifying message of the report, I decided I should just lay out the raw facts and let them reach your soul, writes Donnachadh McCarthy

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change


Where Americans Moved Into Fire Danger Zones

  2021-09-25 (or before) in Bloomberg

In the first year of Covid, migration increased into areas that have seen recent wildfires — even as climate change intensifies risk.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change | Insurance | California | Trees


France not doing enough to tackle climate change, court rules - CNN

  2021-09-25 (or before) by in CNN

A Paris court has found France legally responsible for its failure to meet targets intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | France | Climate Change


Importance of species translocations under rapid climate change

  2021-09-25 (or before) in Society for Conservation Biology Journal

Abstract Species that cannot adapt or keep pace with a changing climate are likely to need human intervention to shift to more suitable climates. While hundreds of articles mention using translocat...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Agriculture and Climate Change in Kenya: Climate Chaos, Policy Dilemmas

  2021-09-25 (or before) in Academia.edu - Share research

Agriculture and Climate Change in Kenya: Climate Chaos, Policy Dilemmas

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate Change Evidence: How Do We Know?

  2021-09-25 (or before) in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

The rate of change since the mid-20th century is unprecedented over millennia.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


Climate change: Whisper it cautiously... there's been progress in run up to COP26 - BBC News

  2021-09-25 (or before) in The BBC

Pledges made at the UN have lifted hopes for the Glasgow summit, but some major questions remain.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Why COP26 Will Fail to Protect Our Climate | by Brad Zarnett | Climate Conscious

  2021-09-25 (or before) in Medium

Agreements, promises, and targets, but no real change.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Some corals ‘killed’ by climate change are now returning to life

  2021-09-24 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Coral Reefs


Covering climate change requires newsroom change - World News Day

  2021-09-24 in Welcome worldnewsday.org - BlueHost.com

Climate change is the subject of scientific studies and reports, but its consequences can be felt in all areas of our societies and economies. Equally, newsrooms should view climate change as more than just a topic but as a systemic issue that affects all their desks or verticals.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Rupert Murdoch Has Known We’ve Been in a Climate Emergency Since 2006, Documents Show

  2021-09-24 (or before) in VICE

Murdoch’s News Corp has spent the past 15 years mitigating its own climate risk while giving media outlets like Fox News carte blanche to deny climate change altogether.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Alok Sharma: COP26 is for ordinary people, not just climate warriors

  2021-09-24 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Finance


The problem isn’t with protesters blocking the M25 – it’s that more people aren’t joining them | The Independent

  2021-09-22 (or before) in www-independent-co-uk.cdn.ampproject.org

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate reporting reaches melting point - BBC News

  2021-09-21 (or before) in BBC

A trip to a melting glacier will shape how the BBC's new climate editor reports on climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Online misinformation about climate change

  2021-09-21 (or before) in Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews

Abstract Policymakers, scholars, and practitioners have all called attention to the issue of misinformation in the climate change debate. But what is climate change misinformation, who is involved,...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation


UN Agencies Present Latest Climate Science | UNFCCC

  2021-09-18 (or before) in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

16 September 2021 (WMO)  - COVID-19 did not slow the relentless advance of climate change. There is no sign that we are growing back greener, as carbon...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Moving from Pain to Gain on Climate Solutions

  2021-09-16 in Cleantech News — #1 In EV, Solar, Wind, Tesla News

In a new opinion piece by Sam Butler-Sloss and published by Carbon Tracker, the case is made for reframing the narrative around climate change action. To proposal is to move from pain to gain at COP26. First, the author asks, “How can we bring forward this great wave of innovation and wealth generation to avoid […]

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


Congress is debating its biggest climate change bill ever. Here's what's at stake | MPR News

  2021-09-16 (or before) in Minnesota Public Radio

Climate measures in a massive $3.5 trillion economic plan would transform the U.S. energy system. They are crucial for meeting President Joe Biden's ambitious climate goals, but face powerful opposition.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Climate Change


‘We will have a really long, long memory’: Greens calling businesses’ bluff on climate change

  2021-09-15 (or before) in Politico

Activists want the companies that have called for federal climate action to get behind the $3.5 trillion package: "We will have a really long, long memory."

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change


Tool - Transition Pathway Initiative

  2021-09-14 (or before) by in Transition Pathway Initiative

The TPI tool is a corporate climate action benchmark which assesses how prepared companies are for the transition to a low-carbon economy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate Change Concerns Make Many Around the World Willing to Alter How They Live and Work

  2021-09-14 in Pew Research Center | Pew Research Center

Citizens offer mixed reviews of how their societies have responded to climate change, and many question the efficacy of international efforts to stave off a global environmental crisis.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change risk assessment 2021

  2021-09-14 in Chatham House

The risks are compounding, and without immediate action the impacts will be devastating.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change: Vulnerable nations call for 'emergency pact' - BBC News

  2021-09-08 (or before) in The BBC

The countries at greatest risk say all nations must take bigger steps to avoid climate catastrophe.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Cumbria coal mine: Local Tory MP drops support for controversial project ahead of Cop26 | The Independent

  2021-09-07 (or before) in The Independent

Exclusive: Dr Neil Hudson calls on government to heed scientists’ warnings, and instead invest in clean renewable technologies

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | COP26 | Coal | Climate Change


Climate change triggering intense drought in Iraq, Syria: Over 12 mn people to lose access to water, food

  2021-09-06 (or before) in IndiaToday

The region has been witnessing a major spike in temperatures amid record low levels of rainfall, and drought due to climate change.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Climate Change


Over 200 health journals unite in calling for urgent action on climate change | Evening Standard

  2021-09-06 (or before) by in London Evening Standard

The BMJ said it is the first time so many journals have come together to make the same statement.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Health


Record-breaking drought in Chile makes climate change ‘very easy’ to see

  2021-09-06 (or before) in South China Morning Post

‘We already have overwhelming evidence and it is climatic evidence’, said the country’s Science Minister Andres Couve.

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Chile


Madagascar on the brink of climate change-induced famine - BBC News

  2021-09-06 (or before) in BBC

The country is on the brink of experiencing the world's first "climate change famine", the UN says.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Famine | Madagascar


Climate crisis: Over 200 health journals urge world leaders to tackle “catastrophic harm”

  2021-09-06 (or before) in The BMJ: British Medical Journal

More than 200 health journals have called on governments to take emergency action to tackle the “catastrophic harm to health” from climate change. A joint editorial says that while recent targets to reduce emissions and conserve biodiversity are welcome, they are not enough and need to be matched with credible short and longer term plans.1 The editorial was published simultaneously on 6 September in 233 international titles including The BMJ , the Lancet , the New England Journal of Medicine , the East African Medical Journal , the Chinese Science Bulletin , the National Medical Journal of India , and the Medical J...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Health


Call for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health

  2021-09-06 (or before) in The BMJ: British Medical Journal

Wealthy nations must do much more, much faster The UN General Assembly in September 2021 will bring countries together at a critical time for marshalling collective action to tackle the global environmental crisis. They will meet again at the biodiversity summit in Kunming, China, and the climate conference (COP26) in Glasgow, UK. Ahead of these pivotal meetings, we—the editors of health journals worldwide—call for urgent action to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5°C, halt the destruction of nature, and protect health. Health is already being harmed by global temperature increases and the des...

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Health | Women and Children


Water, water not everywhere - Nature Climate Change

  2021-09-06 (or before) in Nature

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate advisers warn Cambo oil field yet to be justified

  2021-09-02 (or before) in Herald Scotland

INDEPENDENT advisers have warned there must be a “very, very, very strong” justification for approving new oil and gas projects as the…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Big increase in weather disasters over the past five decades - BBC News

  2021-09-02 (or before) in The BBC

Floods, storms and extreme events increase five-fold but the number of people dying in them fell.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Why won’t US TV news say ‘climate change’? | Mark Hertsgaard

  2021-09-02 in The Guardian

It’s media malpractice not to mention that burning fossil fuels drives extreme weather events like Hurricane Ida

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Tunisia plants seeds of hope against climate change

  2021-09-02 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Tunisian farmers are turning to the past to ensure a future by planting indigenous seeds as the North African country suffers at a time of drought, disease and climate change.

  Tagged under: Farming | Drought | Climate Change | Africa


Lewes FC player to don 'climate coat' after match as part of 500-mile pilgrimage

  2021-08-29 (or before) in Brighton Argus

LEWES FC midfielder Bradley Pritchard will kick off a climate change “pilgrimage” after the team’s match against Horsham on Monday.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism


Infertility poses major threat to biodiversity during climate change, study warns

  2021-08-29 (or before) in EurekAlert! Science News Releases

A new study by University of Liverpool ecologists warns that heat-induced male infertility will see some species succumb to the effects of climate change earlier than thought. Currently, scientists are trying to predict where species will be lost due to climate change so they can plan effective conservation strategies. However, research on temperature tolerance has generally focused on the temperatures that are lethal to organisms, rather than those at which organisms can no longer breed.

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change


More than half of all CO2 emissions since 1751 emitted in the last 30 years

  2021-08-29 (or before) in ieep.eu

This graph, put together by IEEP, shows that not only has humanity not succeed in reducing emissions following warnings on climate change, the emissions have, in fact, also grown substantially, and we have now emitted as much since 1990 as in all of history before that time.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Annual dynamics of global land cover and its long-term changes from 1982 to 2015

  2021-08-29 (or before) in Earth System Science Data

<p><strong class="journal-contentHeaderColor">Abstract.</strong> Land cover is the physical material at the surface of the Earth. As the cause and result of global environmental change, land cover change (LCC) influences the global energy balance and biogeochemical cycles. Continuous and dynamic monitoring of global LC is urgently needed. Effective monitoring and comprehensive analysis of LCC at the global scale are rare. With the latest version of GLASS (Global Land Surface Satellite) CDRs (climate data records) from 1982 to 2015, we built the first record of 34-year-long annual dynamics of global land cover (...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


Elemental summer: A season of change - Griffith Review

  2021-08-29 (or before) in Griffith Review

This is the first essay in a new series to be published online across the 2020-21 summer. Bearing witness to the climate emergency, The Elemental Summer will navigate ideas and experiences of land, fire, water and air, and the science that tracks and explores them.   Already a subscriber? Sign in here

  Tagged under: Climate Change


‘Use your £11bn climate fund to pay for family planning,’ UK told

  2021-08-26 in The Guardian

More than 60 NGOs call for spending rule change, saying people on frontline of climate crisis want greater access to reproductive healthcare

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Health | Women and Children | Finance


Heavy rainfall which led to severe flooding in Western Europe made more likely by climate change – World Weather Attribution

  2021-08-26 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Extreme Rainfall | Climate Change


'The Lorax' Warned Us 50 Years Ago, But We Didn't Listen

  2021-08-25 (or before) in Georgia Public Broadcasting

Call it fate or an unfortunate coincidence that Dr. Seuss' eco-parable marks its 50th anniversary just as the United Nations releases a report on the dire consequences of human-induced climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


‘How is it sustainable if only 1% can afford your food?’: the man on a quest to change farming

  2021-08-25 in The Guardian

Chris Newman, founder of Virginia-based Sylvanaqua Farms, on why feeding people needs to be at the heart of sustainable farming

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change


Absolute Zero Report | UK FIRES | Julian Allwood, Professor of Engineering and the Environment | Renewable Heat | Renewable Heating | Renewable Cooling

  2021-08-23 (or before) in Ground Source Energy | District Heating | Heat Networks | Clean Heating | Sustainable Energy | Renewable Energy | Ground source heating | Heat Pumps | Ground source cooling

Absolute Zero Report | we can respond to climate change with today’s technologies | Decarbonisation of Heating | Electrification of heating | electric heat pumps | electric cars

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Electric Cars | Cars | Decarbonisation


Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2021-08-23 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

We explore the risk that self-reinforcing feedbacks could push the Earth System toward a planetary threshold that, if crossed, could prevent stabil...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Tipping Points


Economists' erroneous estimates of damages from climate change

  2021-08-22 (or before) in arXiv.org e-Print archive

Economists have predicted that damages from global warming will be as low as 2.1% of global economic production for a 3$^\circ$C rise in global average surface temperature, and 7.9% for a 6$^\circ$C rise. Such relatively trivial estimates of economic damages -- when these economists otherwise assume that human economic productivity will be an order of magnitude higher than today -- contrast strongly with predictions made by scientists of significantly reduced human habitability from climate change. Nonetheless, the coupled economic and climate models used to make such predictions have been influential in the international climat...

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Predictions | Climate Change | Collapse


How Capitalism Torched the Planet by Imploding Into Fascism | by umair haque | Eudaimonia and Co

  2021-08-21 (or before) in Eudaimonia and Co

Why Catastrophic Climate Change Is Not A Problem For Fascists — It Is A Solution

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Capitalism


Economic Growth - Facing Future

  2021-08-21 (or before) in Facing Future

Infinite Growth on a Finite Planet “Global civilization has an operating system. It is disastrously flawed. It is killing us. It is known by two common names: money and growth economics. Money is a virus of the mind which uses humanity [and nature] for its own reproduction.” – Stuart Scott, Director of the Facing Future … Continue reading "Economic Growth"

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Oceans | Farming | Wildfires | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Methane | Economics | Wildlife | Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth | Sea Level | Trees | Sustainability


Climate effects on US infrastructure: the economics of adaptation for rail, roads, and coastal development - Climatic Change

  2021-08-20 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Changes in temperature, precipitation, sea level, and coastal storms will likely increase the vulnerability of infrastructure across the USA. Using models that analyze vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation, this paper estimates impacts to railroad, roads, and coastal properties under three infrastructure management response scenarios: No Adaptation; Reactive Adaptation, and Proactive Adaptation. Comparing damages under each of these potential responses provides strong support for facilitating effective adaptation in these three sectors. Under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario and without adaptation, overall costs are pro...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Economics | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Trains


Swedish Group Delivers the World’s First Batch of Green Steel

  2021-08-20 in Gizmodo | The Future Is Here

HYBRIT, a partnership between a mining firm, an electric utility, and a steel company, made the world's first delivery of clean steel to Volvo. It's a huge leap.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Finance


The climate science behind wildfires: why are they getting worse? – video explainer

  2021-08-20 by in The Guardian

The Guardian's global environment editor, Jonathan Watts, explains the science behind why wildfires are getting worse and what we need to do to tackle the problem

  Tagged under: Wildfires | IPCC | Climate Change


Urgent need for post-growth climate mitigation scenarios - Nature Energy

  2021-08-20 (or before) in Nature

Established climate mitigation scenarios assume continued economic growth in all countries, and reconcile this with the Paris targets by betting on speculative technological change. Post-growth approaches may make it easier to achieve rapid mitigation while improving social outcomes, and should be explored by climate modellers.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economic Growth | Climate Change Mitigation


More Than 40 Million Acres of Land Have Burned in Siberia

  2021-08-20 (or before) by in Smithsonian Magazine

Russia has seen an increasing severity of wildfires in recent years due to rising summer temperatures and a historic drought

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Russia


Daily Mail and Telegraph produce 'least accurate climate coverage'

  2021-08-18 in The London Economic

Right-wing UK newspapers have some of the least accurate climate change articles in the English-speaking world.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | UK | Media


Center for Constitutional Rights

  2021-08-18 in The Mercury News - Bay Area news, sports, business, entertainment, lifestyle and commentary

In visit to Big Basin Redwoods State Park, governor talks climate change, wildfire recovery

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change | California


Breaching tipping points would increase economic costs of climate change impacts - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-08-16 (or before) in London School of Economics

Exceeding tipping points in the climate system could lead to a measurable increase in the economic impacts of climate change,...

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


It’s official: July was Earth’s hottest month on record | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

  2021-08-14 (or before) in National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

July 2021 has earned the unenviable distinction as the world’s hottest month ever recorded, according to new global data released today by NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information.  “In this case, first place is the worst place to be,” said NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D. “Ju

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Transforming the stories we tell about climate change: from 'issue' to 'action' - IOPscience

  2021-08-12 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Climate Change


This Attorney Took On Chevron. Then Chevron-Linked Judges and Private Prosecutors Had Him Locked Up.

  2021-08-12 by in Slate Magazine

All of their names should be known widely.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Chevron | Judiciary


Ottawa says it must maximize revenue from the Trans Mountain pipeline to fight climate change | CBC News

  2021-08-12 (or before) in CBC.ca - Canada's Public Broadcaster

The minister responsible for Canada's role in fighting climate change is defending his government's purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline after a landmark UN report said the continued use of fossil fuels is pushing the climate toward catastrophe.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


‘The fire moved around it’: success story in Oregon fuels calls for prescribed burns

  2021-08-12 in The Guardian

Oregon’s Bootleg fire has offered new evidence that Indigenous techniques can change how megafires behave

  Tagged under: Oregon | Wildfires | Climate Change


Biden’s OPEC Plea Pits Fuel Price Fears Against Climate Push

  2021-08-12 (or before) in Bloomberg

President Joe Biden has pledged to wean the U.S. off of fossil fuels, and never has that call been more urgent than now, with United Nations-backed scientists warning of a point of no return.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Let’s say it without flinching: the fossil fuel industry is destroying our future | Simon Lewis

  2021-08-10 in The Guardian

Following the unequivocal IPCC climate report, we must all put pressure on governments to end the fossil fuel era, says environment scientist Simon Lewis

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis

  2021-08-10 (or before) in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change


Major climate changes inevitable and irreversible – IPCC’s starkest warning yet

  2021-08-09 in The Guardian

Report warns temperatures likely to rise by more than 1.5C bringing widespread extreme weather

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change


Time to get serious about climate change. On a warming planet, no one is safe.

  2021-08-09 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

Statement prepared for delivery at the press conference to launch the Summary for Policymakers of the Working Group I contribution to the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change titled “Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis.”  

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Tipping points

  2021-08-08 (or before) in Climate Emergency Institute

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Climate Change


Heat stored in the Earth system: where does the energy go?

  2021-08-08 (or before) in Earth System Science Data

<p><strong class="journal-contentHeaderColor">Abstract.</strong> Human-induced atmospheric composition changes cause a radiative imbalance at the top of the atmosphere which is driving global warming. This Earth energy imbalance (EEI) is the most critical number defining the prospects for continued global warming and climate change. Understanding the heat gain of the Earth system – and particularly how much and where the heat is distributed – is fundamental to understanding how this affects warming ocean, atmosphere and land; rising surface temperature; sea level; and loss of grounded and floating i...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Earth Energy Imbalance | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Past world economic production constrains current energy demands: Persistent scaling with implications for economic growth and climate change mitigation

  2021-08-08 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Climate change has become intertwined with the global economy. Here, we describe the contribution of inertia to future trends. Drawing from thermodynamic principles, and using 38 years of available statistics between 1980 to 2017, we find a constant scaling between current rates of world primary energy consumption E ( t ) and the historical time integral W of past world inflation-adjusted economic production Y, or W ( t ) = ∫ 0 t Y ( t ′ ) d t ′. In each year, over a period during which both E and W more than doubled, the ratio of the two remained nearly unchanged, that is λ = E ( t ) ( t ) / W ( t ) = 5 ....

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Nuclear Power | Predictions | Climate Change | Economics | Fossil Fuels | Economic Growth | Climate Change Mitigation


home

  2021-08-08 (or before) in Climate Emergency Institute

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Urgent need for post-growth climate mitigation scenarios - Nature Energy

  2021-08-08 (or before) in Nature

Established climate mitigation scenarios assume continued economic growth in all countries, and reconcile this with the Paris targets by betting on speculative technological change. Post-growth approaches may make it easier to achieve rapid mitigation while improving social outcomes, and should be explored by climate modellers.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economic Growth | Climate Change Mitigation


Climate Outreach

  2021-08-07 (or before) by in Climate Outreach

Climate Outreach are leading experts in climate change communications, aiming to ensure impacts are understood, accepted and acted upon across society.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


The Climate Crisis Is Coming for Undocumented Farmworkers First

  2021-08-07 (or before) in In These Times

Facing deadly heat waves and few protections, undocumented agricultural workers are being pushed to their limit.

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change


1.5 °C degrowth scenarios suggest the need for new mitigation pathways - Nature Communications

  2021-08-06 (or before) in Nature

Established climate mitigation modelling relies on controversial negative emissions and unprecedented technological change, but neglects to consider degrowth scenarios. Here the authors show that degrowth scenarios minimize many key risks for feasibility and sustainability and thus need to be thoroughly assessed.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Degrowth | Climate Change Mitigation | Sustainability


ESD - No way out? The double-bind in seeking global prosperity alongside mitigated climate change

  2021-08-06 (or before) in ESD

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn

  2021-08-06 in The Guardian

Exclusive: IPCC says gas, produced by farming, shale gas and oil extraction, playing ever-greater role in overheating planet

  Tagged under: Farming | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | IPCC | Climate Change


Apocalypse When? | by Diane Coyle - Project Syndicate

  2021-08-05 by Diane Coyle in Project Syndicate

Diane Coyle worries that humans’ perception of major global threats militates against timely and decisive action.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Flooding


Why the Green New Deal Has Failed — So Far

  2021-08-05 (or before) in Jacobin

The Green New Deal program has enormous potential to generate mass popular support. But absent real leverage from labor, it's likely to be continually watered down into a toothless slogan for NGOs.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Our leaders look climate change in the eyes, and shrug | Hamilton Nolan

  2021-08-04 in The Guardian

It is not good to be too pessimistic on the climate crisis. That said, it sure does seem like we’re screwed

  Tagged under: Climate Change | US Politics


Mass extinctions correlate with the extent of climate change

  2021-08-03 by in natureecoevocommunity.nature.com

  Tagged under: Climate Change


UK already undergoing disruptive climate change - BBC News

  2021-07-30 (or before) in BBC

Last year was the third warmest, fifth wettest and eighth sunniest on record in the UK, scientists warn.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


When Climate Change Came for My Favorite Glacier

  2021-07-30 in Outside Magazine

As a college student, writer Julia Rosen spent a summer on Alaska’s Taku Glacier, which kept growing for decades in spite of warming temperatures. Now, she reckons with its uncertain fate.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Alaska


Economics Needs a Climate Revolution

  2021-07-29 (or before) in Gernot Wagner

With its fixation on equilibrium thinking and an exclusive focus on market factors that can be precisely measured, the neoclassical orthodoxy in economics is fundamentally unequipped to deal with today's biggest problems. Change within the discipline is underway, but it cannot come fast enough.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


The mortality cost of carbon - Nature Communications

  2021-07-29 (or before) in Nature

Climate change is expected to have impacts on human mortality, e.g. through increases in heat waves. Here, the author proposes a new metric to account for excess deaths from additional CO2 emissions, which allows to assess the mortality impacts of marginal emissions and leads to a substantial increase in the social costs of carbon.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


An Analysis of the Potential for the Formation of ‘Nodes of Persisting Complexity’

  2021-07-29 (or before) in MDPI - Publisher of Open Access Journals

Human civilisation has undergone a continuous trajectory of rising sociopolitical complexity since its inception; a trend which has undergone a dramatic recent acceleration. This phenomenon has resulted in increasingly severe perturbation of the Earth System, manifesting recently as global-scale effects such as climate change. These effects create an increased risk of a global ‘de-complexification’ (collapse) event in which complexity could undergo widespread reversal. ‘Nodes of persisting complexity’ are geographical locations which may experience lesser effects from ‘de-complexification’ due...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse


Increasing probability of record-shattering climate extremes - Nature Climate Change

  2021-07-28 (or before) in Nature

Changes in extreme heat are often calculated as anomalies above a reference climatology. A different definition—week-day heatwaves surpassing the current record by large margins—shows that their occurrence probabilities depend on warming rate, not level, and are higher than during recent decades.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Climate Change


Bootleg Fire is burning up carbon offsets - CNN

  2021-07-28 (or before) by in CNN

These forests were meant to survive one hundred years. Persistent drought and wildfire conditions are threatening carbon offsets. The question is whether these offsets matter, if their stored carbon goes up in smoke due to climate change.

  Tagged under: Oregon | Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Trees


New Zealand rated best place to survive global societal collapse

  2021-07-28 in The Guardian

Study citing ‘perilous state’ of industrial civilisation ranks temperate islands top for resilience

  Tagged under: Climate Change Adaption | New Zealand | Climate Change | Collapse | Economics


Can we fix climate models to better predict record-shattering weather?

  2021-07-27 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Predictions | Climate Change


Socio-economic conditions for satisfying human needs at low energy use: An international analysis of social provisioning

  2021-07-27 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Meeting human needs at sustainable levels of energy use is fundamental for avoiding catastrophic climate change and securing the well-being of all peo…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Attributing Extreme Events to Climate Change: A New Frontier in a Warming World - ScienceDirect

  2021-07-27 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Climate change will drive rise in ‘record-shattering’ heat extremes - Carbon Brief

  2021-07-26 in Carbon Brief

“Record-shattering” climate extremes – which break weather records by large margins – will become more likely as a result of climate change, a new study finds.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


William Nordhaus versus the United Nations on Climate Change Economics - Econlib

  2021-07-26 (or before) in Econlib - The Library of Economics and Liberty

William Nordhaus was a co-recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in economics for his pioneering work on the economics of climate change. On the day of the Nobel announcement, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN IPCC) released a special report1 advising the governments of the world on various steps necessary to limit […]

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Economics


What Happens When the Alt-Right Believes in Climate Change

  2021-07-26 (or before) in Jewish Currents

White nationalists are readying for war against the coming generation of climate migrants.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Opinion: Seeking your climate refuge? Consider this - CNN

  2021-07-25 (or before) by in CNN

Jamie Beck Alexander writes that anyone who is uprooting their lives because of the climate crisis -- like her family has done -- shouldn't move in silence. In their new community, they should signal the urgency and gravity of the issue by showing up to city council meetings and being an early warning for communities that have yet to experience the direct and devastating effects of the climate crisis.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Learning to live with climate change | emotions, ethics, education

  2021-07-25 (or before) in Learning to live with climate change | emotions, ethics, education

how can we learn to live-with – respect, be part of, endure and respond to – climate change?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The appallingly bad neoclassical economics of climate change

  2021-07-25 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

Forecasts by economists of the economic damage from climate change have been notably sanguine, compared to warnings by scientists about damage to the biosphere. This is because economists made thei...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Heat, Floods, Fires: Jet Stream Is Key Link in Climate Disasters

  2021-07-25 (or before) in Bloomberg

Deadly weather as far apart as China, Germany and the U.S. reveal the devastating impact of a swinging jet stream.

  Tagged under: China | Germany | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Why Biden's Interior Department isn't shutting down oil and gas

  2021-07-23 by in The Hill

The prevailing political opinion is keeping these key moderate senators happy.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Public Opinion | US Politics


Climate change: US pushes China to make faster carbon cuts - BBC News

  2021-07-23 (or before) in The BBC

US climate envoy John Kerry says help from China is needed to avoid a dangerous rise in heat.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Madagascar famine becomes first in history to be caused solely by climate crisis

  2021-07-23 (or before) in The Independent

More than 1.14 million people are food-insecure as severe droughts push communities to the brink of starvation

  Tagged under: Drought | Climate Change | Famine | Madagascar


Road planners able to ignore climate change, campaigners claim - BBC News

  2021-07-23 (or before) in BBC

Government guidelines mean road planners can effectively ignore climate change, campaigners say.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Excerpt | Grieving My Way Into Loving the Planet

  2021-07-22 (or before) in YES! Magazine

Being fully present to what is happening in the world is a radical act that can transform grief into action.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Climate Anxiety and Grief


The Briefing Room - COP26: Floods, Fire, and the Future - BBC Sounds

  2021-07-22 (or before) in The BBC

Can COP26 help tackle climate change and save us from droughts, wildfires and floods?

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | COP26 | Climate Change


Wildfires, floods and extreme heat: It is time to heed warnings from climate scientists

  2021-07-22 by in The Hill

The science is clear. The impacts and costs are clear. Climate action must therefore remain at the center of current infrastructure spending proposals.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts


Observational evidence that cloud feedback amplifies global warming | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2021-07-21 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Global warming drives changes in Earth&rsquo;s cloud cover, which, in turn, may amplify or dampen climate change. This &ldquo;cloud feedback&rdquo; is the single mos...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


‘Reckless’: G20 states subsidised fossil fuels by $3tn since 2015, says report

  2021-07-20 in The Guardian

Support for coal, oil and gas remains high despite pledges to tackle climate crisis

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Climate Action Framework

  2021-07-19 (or before) in API - American Petroleum Institute

The U.S. natural gas and oil industry is working to address the risks of climate change and build a lower-carbon future. Learn how we&#39;re striving to create a cleaner tomorrow while meeting the world’s growing need for affordable, reliable energy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Greenland suspends oil exploration because of climate change | AP News

  2021-07-18 (or before) in Associated Press News

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The left-leaning government of Greenland has decided to suspend all oil exploration off the world’s largest island, calling it is “a natural step” because the Arctic government “takes the climate crisis seriously.”

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change


How data could save Earth from climate change

  2021-07-18 in The Guardian

Using a name inspired by Indonesian farmers, Subak will share information and fund hi-tech solutions to fight global heating

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Indonesia


Excerpt | Grieving My Way Into Loving the Planet

  2021-07-18 (or before) in YES! Magazine

Being fully present to what is happening in the world is a radical act that can transform grief into action.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Climate Anxiety and Grief


Scorched, Parched and Now Uninsurable: Climate Change Hits Wine Country

  2021-07-18 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change | Insurance | California


Scorched, Parched and Now Uninsurable: Climate Change Hits Wine Country

  2021-07-18 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Coal | Climate Change | Insurance | California


Ros Atkins on… the North America heat waves

  2021-07-18 (or before) in The BBC

Ros Atkins explains the link between climate change and recent heat waves in the US and Canada.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


ExxonMobil Regularly Gives Six-Figure Sums to Brookings and CSIS | The New Republic

  2021-07-17 (or before) in The New Republic

An annual ExxonMobil report shows the company routinely giving six-figure sums to Brookings, Center for Strategic and International Studies, and similar institutions.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


This Is What the Beginning of a Climate-Labor Alliance Looks Like | The New Republic

  2021-07-17 (or before) in The New Republic

The PRO Act is emerging as the left’s answer to a classic political tension.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Amazonia as a carbon source linked to deforestation and climate change - Nature

  2021-07-14 (or before) in Nature

Aircraft observations of atmospheric carbon dioxide and monoxide concentrations in Brazil show higher carbon emissions in eastern Amazonia than in the western part, which are linked to increased ecosystem stress and fire occurrence.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Amazon Rainforest | Brazil | Climate Change


Global Ocean Heat Content CDR

  2021-07-12 in National Centers for Environmental Information

The Ocean Heat Content Climate Data Record (CDR) is a set of ocean heat content anomaly (OHCA) time-series for 1955–present on 3-monthly, yearly, and pentadal (five-yearly) scales. This CDR quantifies ocean heat content change over time, which is an essential metric for understanding climate change and the Earth’s energy budget. It provides time-series for multiple depth ranges in the global ocean and each of the major basins (Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian) divided by hemisphere (Northern, Southern). 

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change


Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises

  2021-07-12 (or before) in The National Academies Press

Download a PDF of "Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change" by the National Research Council for free.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


UN sets out Paris-type plan to cut extinctions by factor of 10

  2021-07-12 in The Guardian

Ambitious draft goals to halt biodiversity loss revealed, with proposed changes to food production expected to ‘raise eyebrows’

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Wildlife | Food Production and Consumption


Climate change shifting UK’s high-impact weather

  2021-07-12 (or before) in Met Office UK

A new study has examined how high-impact weather in the UK, such as extremely hot days, heavy rainfall and very cold conditions, could be affected at different levels of global warming.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Climate Change


Abrupt Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future: Dr James White

  2021-07-11 (or before) in YouTube

Fair Use: Educational

  Tagged under: Climate Change


All Plagues Are Political | The Tyee

  2021-07-11 (or before) in The Tyee British Columbia

Alex de Waal’s myth-shattering new book deconstructs COVID-19 and two centuries of epidemics. Five deadly misconceptions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


Commentary: Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future

  2021-07-11 (or before) in Frontiers

Commentary: Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability


Carbon removal hype is becoming a dangerous distraction

  2021-07-10 (or before) in MIT Technology Review

Corporations and nations are touting plans to suck greenhouse gases out of the air. But the crucial priority this decade is slashing emissions.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Policymakers take note: climate displacement is driving millions into slavery

  2021-07-06 in International Institute for Environment and Development

Many factors force people into slavery; but climate change as a driver is largely ignored in policy and planning

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Controversial geoengineering scheme will dump iron in the sea

  2021-07-05 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Geoengineering


On avoiding dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system: Formidable challenges ahead

  2021-07-04 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

The observed increase in the concentration of greenhouse gases (GHGs) since the preindustrial era has most likely committed the world to a warming of 2.4°C (1.4°C to 4.3°C) above the preindustrial surface temperatures. The committed warming is inferred from the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) estimates of the greenhouse forcing and climate sensitivity. The estimated warming of 2.4°C is the equilibrium warming above preindustrial temperatures that the world will observe even if GHG concentrations are held fixed at their 2005 concentration levels but without any other anthropogenic forc...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change | Sea Level | Climate Change Mitigation | Tipping Points


B.C. town destroyed, Canada Day reflections, Alberta reopens | The National for July 1, 2021

  2021-07-03 (or before) in YouTube

Officials say the town of Lytton, B.C., was essentially destroyed by a wildfire overnight Wednesday as blistering heat sparks more fires throughout the provi...

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Wildfires | Climate Change | Collapse


BBC removes Bitesize page on climate change ‘benefits’ after backlash

  2021-07-02 in The Guardian

Study website made claims including warmer temperatures ‘could lead to healthier outdoor lifestyles’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


Filling the evidentiary gap in climate litigation - Nature Climate Change

  2021-07-01 (or before) in Nature

Legal cases to force governments to reduce emissions or to pursue compensation for climate change-related losses are increasing. The scientific evidence used in such cases is found to be lagging behind state-of-the-art climate science; using up-to-date methodologies could improve causation claims.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation


Climate change: Why action still ignites debate in Australia - BBC News

  2021-07-01 (or before) in The BBC

Climate change has ended political careers in Australia and action over it remains widely debated.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Exxon Disavows Remarks After Video Shows Lobbyists Dismissing Company’s Climate Stance

  2021-07-01 (or before) by in The Wall Street Journal - Breaking News, Business, Financial & Economic News, World News and Video

CEO Darren Woods said Exxon lobbyists tricked into speaking on video by Greenpeace didn’t reflect the company’s positions, after they said Exxon only supports a carbon tax because it is unlikely to pass.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Greenpeace


Inside Exxon’s playbook

  2021-06-30 in Greenpeace UK - Unearthed

How America's biggest oil company continues to oppose action on climate change

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change | Greenpeace


Revealed: ExxonMobil’s lobbying war on climate change legislation

  2021-06-30 in Channel 4

A senior ExxonMobil lobbyist has been captured on camera revealing how the oil giant is using its power and influence to water down US climate legislation.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change | Legislation


Miami condo collapse prompts questions over role of climate change

  2021-06-29 in The Guardian

Experts suggest vulnerability of south Florida to rising seas could lead to destabilization of further buildings

  Tagged under: Florida | Climate Change | Collapse


Economics Needs a Climate Revolution | by Tom Brookes & Gernot Wagner - Project Syndicate

  2021-06-28 by Tom Brookes & Gernot Wagner in Project Syndicate

Tom Brookes & Gernot Wagner warn that the neoclassical orthodoxy is utterly unequipped to grapple with climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Economic Growth


Atlantic Ocean: Subtle Shifts Hint at Dramatic Dangers (w/ Dr. Michael Mann)

  2021-06-28 (or before) in YouTube

Michael Mann weighs in on the worrisome shifts in the great conveyor belt, and the dangerous heatwave threatening the Pacific Northwest. 115 degrees in the s...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Heatwaves | Climate Change


New Florida Law Mandates Cities Keep Using Fossil Fuels

  2021-06-26 in Gizmodo | The Future Is Here

Florida just took a huge step backward in the clean energy revolution. Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a piece of legislation into law earlier this week that requires Florida cities and towns to keep using fossil fuels.

  Tagged under: Florida | Climate Change | Economics | Fossil Fuels | Legislation | Sustainable Cities | Finance


Politics Is Now The Battleground For Climate Change Says Leading U.K. Scientist

  2021-06-26 (or before) by in Forbes

Leading climate experts have launched an international advisory group with a program aimed at mitigating the consequences of climate change through emissions reduction, greenhouse gas removal, and climate repair.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Finance


Vision, ethos & strategy | Environmental sustainability: a whole school approach - National Governance Association

  2021-06-25 (or before) in National Governors Association

This guide encourages governing boards to adopt environmental sustainability as a core value and make it a key element of strategy development.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability


‘The water is coming’: Florida Keys faces stark reality as seas rise

  2021-06-24 in The Guardian

Officials prepare to elevate streets despite financial shortfalls, amid recognition that not every home can be saved

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level | Florida


Inside the race to rescue clues to Earth’s past from melting glaciers

  2021-06-23 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Ice Melting


Safe Limit for Global Warming Is Lowered Dramatically by Experts

  2021-06-23 (or before) by in Scientific American

Carbon taxes and nuclear power will be necessary to cut CO2 emissions quickly enough to avert disastrous climate change, they say

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Geoengineering


Kevin Anderson - Beyond Dangerous Climate Change: Does Paris Lock-out 2 Degrees? (Part One)

  2021-06-23 (or before) in YouTube

About the Speech:In his presentation, Kevin Anderson revisited the scale of the climate challenge, arguing that whilst the science of climate change has prog...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


BP is planning to drill for fossil gas on edge of world’s largest cold-water coral reef | The Independent

  2021-06-21 (or before) in The Independent

Exclusive: Oil giant’s plan to drill off west coast of Africa could raise the risk of biodiversity loss, further global heating and toxic fuel spills, an investigation reveals

  Tagged under: BP | Climate Change | Africa | Coral Reefs


Impacts of climate change - Climate change - Eduqas - GCSE Geography Revision - Eduqas - BBC Bitesize

  2021-06-21 (or before) in The BBC

Learn about and revise climate change and its effects on the UK and the rest of the world with GCSE Bitesize Geography (Eduqas)

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


How Has It Come to This? Climate Change and The Future of Planet Earth: A Small Survey of The Big Picture

  2021-06-10 (or before) in Academia.edu - Share research

Revised 12-20-19 By now, most people are aware that climate change presents a dire threat to human civilization. But they don’t understand just how dire. International organizations and mainstream media continue to say that we have about ten years,

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate emergency

  2021-06-09 (or before) by in Birmingham City Council

The council is committed to making Birmingham carbon neutral by 2030. Read about the climate emergency and what the city is doing to tackle climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Housing


Planetary Boundaries: Exploring the Safe Operating Space for Humanity

  2021-06-04 (or before) in Ecology & Society

Rockström, J., W. Steffen, K. Noone, Å. Persson, F. S. Chapin, III, E. Lambin, T. M. Lenton, M. Scheffer, C. Folke, H. Schellnhuber, B. Nykvist, C. A. De Wit, T. Hughes, S. van der Leeuw, H. Rodhe, S. Sörlin, P. K. Snyder, R. Costanza, U. Svedin, M. Falkenmark, L. Karlberg, R. W. Corell, V. J. Fabry, J. Hansen, B. Walker, D. Liverman, K. Richardson, P. Crutzen, and J. Foley. 2009. Planetary boundaries:exploring the safe operating space for humanity. Ecology and Society 14(2): 32. https://doi.org/10.5751/ES-03180-140232

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Sustainability


Why Can’t We Call It An Emergency?

  2021-06-04 (or before) in Covering Climate Now

Why are media outlets still not treating climate change as the catastrophic threat it truly is?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


We need to treat climate change as the emergency that it is

  2021-06-04 (or before) by in Al Jazeera

Why are most media outlets not giving the climate emergency the 24/7 coverage they provided for the COVID-19 pandemic?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


US environmental agency releases climate report delayed by Trump - BBC News

  2021-06-04 (or before) in BBC

Climate change-related environmental disasters have grown more common, according to the EPA.

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Climate Change


An enormous missing contribution to global warming may have been right under our feet - The Washington Post

  2021-06-04 in The Washington Post

A new study finds a massive, previously unknown contribution to climate change in the form of human conversion of peatlands.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Boris Johnson, your climate change scorecard is ready

  2021-06-03 in Greenpeace

How is the government REALLY doing on climate change?

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Greenpeace


The Big Smoke: the global emissions of the UK financial sector

  2021-06-03 (or before) in Greenpeace

The UK’s 'financed emissions' likely representing one of the country's most significant contributions to climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Greenpeace | Finance


‘Birthplace of Ice’ in Russia’s Arctic Sees Record-Breaking Start to Melting Season - The Moscow Times

  2021-06-02 by in The Moscow Times

The Laptev Sea plays a crucial role in generating ice coverage for the entire Arctic.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change | Ice Melting | Russia


ASIC targets fossil fuel companies over climate change

  2021-06-01 in Financial Review - Business, Finance and Investment News | afr.com

The corporate regulator issued warnings last year to five companies saying they risked breaking the law because of non-disclosure of climate change risks.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


There’s a ticking climate time bomb in West Texas

  2021-06-01 by in Vox

Biden faces a critical decision about the Permian Basin and its methane emissions from oil and gas.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Methane | Climate Change | Texas


Shell ordered to slash CO2 emissions in landmark climate ruling - CNN

  2021-05-27 (or before) by in CNN

A Dutch court has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must dramatically reduce its carbon emissions in a landmark climate decision that could have far reaching consequences for oil companies.

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change


Rebel shareholders with percent of the vote - The Washington Post

  2021-05-26 in The Washington Post

EXXONVOTE - Today is the showdown between ExxonMobil and rebel shareholders trying to convince the company to confront climate change and install four new independent directors. The vote will come at today's ExxonMobil annual meeting. The country's biggest pension funds have openly sided with rebel shareholders, and the votes of the major fund managers -- BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street -- hung in the balance.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


Shell forced to slash global emissions after landmark court ruling | The Independent

  2021-05-26 (or before) in The Independent

Activist groups hail ‘historic win’ as Dutch court orders multinational fossil fuel company to cut CO2 emissions by 45% by 2030

  Tagged under: Shell | Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


War footing needed to correct economists climate change failings

  2021-05-25 (or before) in CNBC

Economic forecasts predicting the potential impact of climate change grossly underestimate the reality and have delayed global recovery efforts by decades, a leading professor has said.

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change


NOAA Global Monitoring Laboratory - THE NOAA ANNUAL GREENHOUSE GAS INDEX (AGGI)

  2021-05-25 (or before) in NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Laboratory

The Global Monitoring Laboratory conducts research on greenhouse gas and carbon cycle feedbacks, changes in clouds, aerosols, and surface radiation, and recovery of stratospheric ozone.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Greenland’s ice sheet is releasing huge amounts of mercury into rivers

  2021-05-25 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change | Rivers


There's a simple answer to climate change. But will capitalism allow it? - Prospect Magazine

  2021-05-24 in Prospect Magazine

In discussions of climate emergency, degrowth has always been the elephant in the room; acknowledged from time to time, but rarely spoken about. But it may be the only solution

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Degrowth | Capitalism | Geoengineering


Methane and climate change – Methane Tracker 2021 – Analysis - IEA

  2021-05-24 (or before) in IEA – International Energy Agency

Methane Tracker 2021 - Analysis and key findings. A report by the International Energy Agency.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change


Climate change is bad news for tea drinkers

  2021-05-23 (or before) in The Church Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Study Confirms Climate Models are Getting Future Warming Projections Right – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  2021-05-21 (or before) by in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

A new evaluation of global climate models used to project Earth's future global average surface temperature finds that most have been quite accurate.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


There aren’t enough trees in the world to offset carbon emissions – and there never will be

  2021-05-18 (or before) by in Scroll.in - Latest News, In depth news, India news, Politics news, Indian Cinema, Indian sports, Culture, Video News

Researchers are in unanimous agreement that land ecosystems have a finite capacity to take up carbon.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


The future sea-level contribution of the Greenland ice sheet: a multi-model ensemble study of ISMIP6

  2021-05-17 (or before) in TC - Recent

<p><strong class="journal-contentHeaderColor">Abstract.</strong> The Greenland ice sheet is one of the largest contributors to global mean sea-level rise today and is expected to continue to lose mass as the Arctic continues to warm. The two predominant mass loss mechanisms are increased surface meltwater run-off and mass loss associated with the retreat of marine-terminating outlet glaciers. In this paper we use a large ensemble of Greenland ice sheet models forced by output from a representative subset of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP5) global climate models to project ice sheet changes and ...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Sea Level


Few realistic scenarios left to limit global warming to 1.5°C

  2021-05-16 (or before) in Science Daily

Of the over 400 climate scenarios assessed in the 1.5°C report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), only around 50 scenarios avoid significantly overshooting 1.5°C. Of those only around 20 make realistic assumptions on mitigation options, for instance the rate and scale of carbon removal from the atmosphere or extent of tree planting, a new study shows. All 20 scenarios need to pull at least one mitigation lever at 'challenging' rather than 'reasonable' levels.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


Extreme Heat Risks May Be Widely Underestimated and Sometimes Left Out of Major Climate Reports - Inside Climate News

  2021-05-16 in Inside Climate News

While scientists warn with increasing urgency that global warming is sharply increasing the likelihood of deadly heat waves, many regions are doing little to protect vulnerable populations.  Recent research shows that the global death toll from extreme heat is rising, but still, “Large parts of society don’t think of heat as a threat,” said University […]

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


What Matters: Time to end the multigenerational Ponzi scheme

  2021-05-16 (or before) in Wayback Machine

First, we need to trust our science. We do this every time we fly in a jet or rush to the doctor in hope of relief…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


Oil excavation in Africa’s Kavango region must be stopped to meet world climate promises | The Independent

  2021-05-15 (or before) in The Independent

The climate column: Oil play in the Kavango region of Namibia and Botswana will affect climate targets, endanger indigenous communities and could be disastrous for conservation

  Tagged under: Oil Industry | Conservation | Africa | Climate Change | Wildlife | Namibia


Out of the window? Green monetary policy in China: window guidance and the promotion of sustainable lending and investment - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-05-14 (or before) in London School of Economics

Investigating the use of the green monetary policy tool ‘window guidance’ in China, the authors draw lessons for the design of green finance policies for other countries that seek to enhance sustainable finance and mitigate climate change and related risks.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wind Power | Finance


Climate denial hasn't gone away – here's how to spot arguments for delaying climate action

  2021-05-14 (or before) by in The Conversation

New research exposes the common tropes of bad faith arguments about climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Third of global food production at risk from climate crisis

  2021-05-14 in The Guardian

Food-growing areas will see drastic changes to rainfall and temperatures if global heating continues at current rate

  Tagged under: Farming | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Africa | Food Production and Consumption


New Study Decodes ExxonMobil’s ‘Modern’ Climate Misinformation

  2021-05-14 by in DeSmog

What’s the single word that fossil fuel giant ExxonMobil’s flagship environmental reports to investors and the public tie most closely to climate change and global warming? According to newly published research from Harvard science historian Naomi Oreskes and Harvard research associate Geoffrey Supran, it’s a simple four-letter word, one that carries overtones not only of […]

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation


Influencing climate change attitudes in the United States: A systematic review and meta-analysis - ScienceDirect

  2021-05-14 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: how bad could the future be if we do nothing?

  2021-05-10 in Geography Directions - Geographical expertise applied to the issues that matter most

By Mark Maslin, UCL This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article. The climate crisis is no longer a looming threat – people are now …

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Potential and risks of hydrogen-based e-fuels in climate change mitigation - Nature Climate Change

  2021-05-06 (or before) in Nature

E-fuels—hydrocarbon fuels synthesized from green hydrogen—can replace fossil fuels. This Perspective highlights the opportunities and risks of e-fuels, and concludes that hydrogen and e-fuels should be prioritized for sectors inaccessible to direct electrification.

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Mitigation


Coral reefs in the Anthropocene - Nature

  2021-05-04 (or before) in Nature

Coral reefs support immense biodiversity and provide important ecosystem services to many millions of people. Yet reefs are degrading rapidly in response to numerous anthropogenic drivers. In the coming centuries, reefs will run the gauntlet of climate change, and rising temperatures will transform them into new configurations, unlike anything observed previously by humans. Returning reefs to past configurations is no longer an option. Instead, the global challenge is to steer reefs through the Anthropocene era in a way that maintains their biological functions. Successful navigation of this transition will require radical chang...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Coral Reefs


The Mother Tree Project

  2021-04-25 (or before) in The Mother Tree Project

The Mother Tree project is a research project investigating forest renewal practices that will protect biodiversity, carbon storage and forest regeneration as climate changes.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


Australian governments spend $19,000 a minute subsidising fossil fuels, report finds

  2021-04-25 in ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

A new report by progressive think tank The Australia Institute sheds light on how much money Australia pays to subsidise the fossil fuel industry. But exactly what constitutes a "subsidy" remains at the centre of the debate.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Net Zero


NASA Scientific Visualization Studio | Shifting Distribution of Land Temperature Anomalies, 1951-2020

  2021-04-23 by in NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

The change in the distribution of land temperature anomalies over the years 1951 to 2020 ||

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Scott Morrison’s climate change leadership fail

  2021-04-22 (or before) in Independent Australia

While other nations step up to zero-emission targets, Scott Morrison is still falling behind on taking action and being a responsible leader.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Net Zero


An Economist’s Guide to Spending Bezos’s Billions on Climate Change

  2021-04-21 (or before) in Gernot Wagner

The money would go far in politics, but it will also allow for technological experimentation and will take a fundraising burden off recipients.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate emergency: The new science showing it’s make-or-break time

  2021-04-21 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


An Outdated Idea Is Still Shaping Climate Policy

  2021-04-21 (or before) in The Atlantic

Biden’s team is split on how to think about climate change.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change


Billions of extra trees may give us 20 years to tackle climate change

  2021-04-18 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change | Trees


Our best shot to slow climate change now: Cut methane

  2021-04-18 by in The Hill

Methane, the second biggest driver of global warming and a major contributor to air pollution, soared in 2020.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change


China and US pledge climate change commitment - BBC News

  2021-04-18 (or before) in The BBC

The US and China announced actions to tackle climate change following meetings in Shanghai last week.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (SDG 13): transforming agriculture and food systems

  2021-04-18 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Actions on climate change (SDG 13), including in the food system, are crucial. SDG 13 needs to align with the Paris Agreement, given that UNFCCC negot…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainable Development Goals | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change will reduce crop yields sooner than we thought

  2021-04-18 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

A study led by the University of Leeds has shown that global warming of only 2°C will be detrimental to crops in temperate and tropical regions, with reduced yields from the 2030s onwards.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


World's wealthiest 'at heart of climate problem' - BBC News

  2021-04-13 (or before) in The BBC

The so-called “polluter elite” must change their lifestyles to tackle climate change, a report says.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


'Every breath we take was given to us by plants': Robin Wall Kimmerer on climate change and Covid-19

  2021-04-13 (or before) in Penguin Books UK | Official Website

Nature writer Robin Wall Kimmerer has become a trusted voice in the era of climate catastrophe. She tells Lucy Jones how we can find hope in the living world around us.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


World Bank Group President’s Statement on Climate Change Action Plan

  2021-04-11 (or before) in World Bank

World Bank Group President’s Statement on Climate Change Action Plan

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Should Governments Consider Engineering the Atmosphere?

  2021-04-08 in The Nation

Two writers debate whether solar geoengineering would help or harm the effort to avoid the worst effects of climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Geoengineering


‘Thuggery’: Turnbull blames media beat-up for dumping from climate role

  2021-04-06 in Australian Breaking News Headlines & World News Online | SMH.com.au

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Degrowth in Movement(s) from Zer0 Books

  2021-04-06 (or before) in John Hunt Publishing

Degrowth is an emerging social movement that overlaps with proposals for systemic change such as anti-globalization and climate justice, commons an...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Degrowth | Climate Justice


The Daily Climate Show: Sky News programme dedicated to global crisis is launching this week

  2021-04-06 (or before) in Sky News

The show will put people at the heart of its journalism and will hear from those impacted by climate change as well as experts.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Scientists Warn Negative Emissions Are a ‘Moral Hazard’

  2021-04-06 (or before) in Climate Central

Removing carbon emissions from the atmosphere to prevent global warming is a “moral hazard," scientists say.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Solar Geoengineering: Ineffective, Risky, Unnecessary | Jonathan Foley | Medium | GlobalEcoGuy.org

  2021-04-03 (or before) in GlobalEcoGuy.org

Some people are proposing to counteract climate change by artificially dimming the Sun. But it’s ineffective. It’s risky. And it’s…

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Climate Change | Geoengineering


Quantifying national responsibility for climate breakdown: an equality-based attribution approach for carbon dioxide emissions in excess of the planetary boundary

  2021-04-03 (or before) in The Lancet

These figures indicate that high-income countries have a greater degree of responsibility for climate damages than previous methods have implied. These results offer a just framework for attributing national responsibility for excess emissions, and a guide for determining national liability for damages related to climate change, consistent with the principles of planetary boundaries and equal access to atmospheric commons.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Project Drawdown

  2021-04-03 (or before) in Project Drawdown

Our mission is to help the world reach “Drawdown”— the point in the future when levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere stop climbing and start to steadily decline, thereby stopping stopping catastrophic climate change — as quickly, safely, and equitably as possible.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Ignoring climate change will lead to unprecedented, societally disruptive heat extremes in the Middle East

  2021-03-26 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

The Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) is a climate change hot spot where summers warm much faster than in the rest of the world. Some parts of the region are already among the hottest locations globally. A new international study led by scientists from the Climate and Atmosphere Research Center of the Cyprus Institute and the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry predicts that ignoring the signals of climate change and continuing business as usual with increasing greenhouse gas emissions will lead to extreme, life-threatening heatwaves in the region. Such extraordinary heat events will have a severe impact on the people of...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Greenhouse Gases | Africa | Predictions | Climate Change | Middle East


Conservatives’ climate denial makes them political dinosaurs

  2021-03-25 by in Canada's National Observer

Where does the Conservative Party of Canada go from here? How can Canadians put their trust in a political party that denies "climate change is real?" asks Gerald Kutney.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Towards a rigorous understanding of societal responses to climate change - Nature

  2021-03-24 (or before) in Nature

This Review proposes an interdisciplinary framework for researching climate–society interactions that focuses on the mechanisms through which climate change has influenced societies, and the uncertainties of discerning this influence across different spatiotemporal scales.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Wildfires could become a big threat in the UK due to climate change

  2021-03-24 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change


One of Earth’s giant carbon sinks may have been overestimated - study

  2021-03-24 in The Guardian

The potential of soils to slow climate change by soaking up carbon may be less than previously thought

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


Soil Carbon Storage

  2021-03-24 (or before) in Nature

Soil carbon storage is a vital ecosystem service, resulting from interactions of ecological processes. Human activities affecting these processes can lead to carbon loss or improved storage.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The IMF’s turn on climate change

  2021-03-23 in Development Matters - Discussions on development opportunities and challenges

By Kevin P. Gallagher, Professor and Director of the Global Development Policy Centre at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, and Co-Chair of the ‘Think 20’ Task Force on Internatio…

  Tagged under: Climate Change


5 Books About Climate Change You Should Read Now | Kirkus Reviews

  2021-03-23 (or before) in Kirkus Reviews

New titles from Bill Gates, Tony Hiss, Elizabeth Kolbert, Michael E. Mann, and Kimberly Nicholas confront the greatest threat to the planet.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


World's top emitters a long way from aligning with climate goals | Reuters

  2021-03-23 (or before) in Reuters

The world's biggest carbon-emitting companies are far from aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement, a report by the leading climate-focused investor group showed on Monday.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance | Japan | Food Production and Consumption | Finance


We’re Hurtling Toward Global Suicide | The New Republic

  2021-03-20 (or before) in The New Republic

Why we must do everything differently to ensure the planet’s survival

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Economics


Home | SkySails Group

  2021-03-16 (or before) in Wind Power: Unleashing its True Potential | SkySails Power

We strive to play our part in fighting climate change and succeeding in the energy transition - two of the 21st's century biggest challenges.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


UK climate leadership seen weakened by aid cut for world's poor | Reuters

  2021-03-16 (or before) in Reuters

Britain's decision to cut its aid budget will likely dent its reputation on the global diplomatic stage and may weaken a push for other wealthy governments to find more funding to help poor nations tackle climate change, aid groups and think-tanks said.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Finance


Petro-masculinity: Fossil Fuels and Authoritarian Desire - Cara Daggett, 2018

  2021-03-15 (or before) in Sage Journals

As the planet warms, new authoritarian movements in the West are embracing a toxic combination of climate denial, racism and misogyny. Rather than consider thes...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Home - The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF)

  2021-03-14 (or before) in The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF)

The Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) is an international partnership of countries highly vulnerable to a warming planet. The Forum serves as a South-South cooperation platform for participating governments to act together to deal with global climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


How Do Countries' New Emissions-reduction Plans Stack Up?

  2021-03-14 (or before) in World Resources Institute

A new UN report finds that countries’ emissions-reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement are falling far short of what’s needed to prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


First study of all Amazon greenhouse gases suggests the damaged forest is now worsening climate change

  2021-03-12 (or before) in National Geographic

The first broad look at all of the gases that affect how the Amazon works—not just CO2—reveals a system on the brink.

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Trees


Q&A: What does China’s 14th ‘five year plan’ mean for climate change? - Carbon Brief

  2021-03-12 in Carbon Brief

In short, the five year plan’s outline sets a 18% reduction target for “CO2 intensity” and 13.5% target for “energy intensity” from 2021 to 2025.

  Tagged under: China | Climate Change


Hawaii: flooding forces evacuations as officials warn 'this is climate change'

  2021-03-11 in The Guardian

Scientists say residents should expect to see more intense rainstorms more frequently as the planet warms

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Keeping warming to 1.5°C instead of 2°C would save most animals from climate change

  2021-03-10 (or before) in Quartz | Make business better

A half degree of warming will tip most animals over the edge, but that means a half degree will also save them.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Is this the end of forests as we've known them?

  2021-03-10 in The Guardian

Trees lost to drought and wildfires are not returning. Climate change is taking a toll on the world’s forests - and radically changing the environment before our eyes

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Trees


$10 Billion Bezos Earth Fund’s New CEO Expected to Provide Strategy and Transparency

  2021-03-10 in Chronicle of Philanthropy

Andrew Steer, who leads the environmental think tank World Resources Institute, says the Bezos fund plans to give all its money away in a decade.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Climate Change


Making Sense of ‘Climate Sensitivity' – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  2021-03-10 (or before) by in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

New Study Narrows the Range of Uncertainty in Future Climate Projections

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Tenfold increase in CO2 emissions cuts needed to stem climate emergency - Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

  2021-03-09 (or before) in Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

New research shows 64 countries cut their fossil CO2 emissions during 2016-2019, but the rate of reduction needs to increase tenfold to meet the Paris

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate Change Is Tightening Insurance Markets. That’s No Good for the Solar Industry

  2021-03-08 (or before) in Greentech Media | Clean Tech & Renewable Energy News

Solar project developers are starting to feel the financial pressure from rising insurance costs.

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Climate Change | Insurance | Texas


Two-thirds of tropical rainforest destroyed or degraded globally, NGO says

  2021-03-08 (or before) in Yahoo

Humans have degraded or destroyed roughly two-thirds of the world's original tropical rainforest cover, new data reveals – raising alarm that a key natural buffer against climate change is quickly vanishing. The forest loss is also a major contributor of climate-warming emissions, with the dense tropical forest vegetation representing the largest living reservoir of carbon. Logging and land conversion, mainly for agriculture, have wiped out 34% of the world's original old-growth tropical rainforests, and degraded another 30%, leaving them more vulnerable to fire and future destruction, according to an analysis by the non...

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Rainforests | Climate Change | Trees


Sea level rise up to four times global average for coastal communities - Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

  2021-03-08 in Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Coastal populations are experiencing relative sea-level rise up to four times faster than the global average – according to new research from the University

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts


Government has no climate change plan - MPs - BBC News

  2021-03-06 (or before) in The BBC

Two reports from MPs cast doubt on the government's approach to meeting its climate change goals.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Emissions Gap Report 2020

  2021-03-06 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

The 2020 report finds that the world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century but a low-carbon pandemic recovery could reduce the worst impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


Katharine Hayhoe: The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: talk about it

  2021-03-05 (or before) by in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

How do you talk to someone who doesn't believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we've been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion -- and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate. "We can't give in to despair," she says. "We have to go out and look for the hope we need to inspire us to act -- and that hope begins with a conversation, today."

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate Action 100+

  2021-03-05 (or before) in Climate Action 100+

Climate Action 100+ is an investor-led initiative to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Climate change

  2021-03-05 (or before) in CIFF: Children's Investment Fund Foundation

  Tagged under: Climate Change


A new power play: The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty | Greenbiz

  2021-03-05 (or before) in Greenbiz

To the extent that climate change is another weapon of mass destruction, we might consider borrowing some tools of the past.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty

  2021-03-05 (or before) in The Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty Initiative

Climate change, like nuclear weapons, is a major global threat. That's why the world needs a Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | Climate Change


The Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

  2021-03-05 (or before) in Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Public opinion polls on climate change knowledge, attitudes, policies, and behavior.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Public Opinion


China's five-year plan for economy is crucial to meeting net zero by 2060

  2021-03-04 in The Guardian

Imminent economic blueprint has implications for planet – and whether Paris agreement likely to be met

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Economics | Net Zero


His Holiness Pope Francis | Our moral imperative to act on climate change [Italian]

  2021-03-04 (or before) in YouTube

(Turn on subtitles using the CC button in the bottom right of your screen.)Take action on climate change at http://countdown.ted.com.The global climate crisi...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Religion | Pope Francis | Sustainability


The State Of Britain's Moths

  2021-03-03 (or before) in Butterfly Conservation

The State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2021 report is now available. This new report summarises current knowledge of the state of Britain’s c.900 species of larger moths, presenting analyses of long-term change based on millions of records gathered through the Rothamsted Insect Survey (RIS) and National Moth Recording Scheme (NMRS). Key findings: The total abundance of larger moths caught in the RIS light-trap network in Britain decreased by 33% over 50 years (1968–2017). Losses were greater in the southern half of Britain (39% decrease) than in the northern half (22%). Long-term abundance ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife | Butterflies and Moths | Insects


We are nowhere near keeping warming below 1.5°C despite climate plans

  2021-03-03 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Fossil CO2 emissions in the post-COVID-19 era - Nature Climate Change

  2021-03-03 (or before) in Nature

Growth in CO2 emissions has slowed since the Paris Agreement 5‚Äâyears ago. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a drop in emissions of about 7% in 2020 relative to 2019, but strong policy is needed to address underlying drivers and to sustain a decline in global emissions beyond the current crisis.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Australia students launch class action to prevent coal mine approval | Reuters

  2021-03-02 (or before) in Reuters

Eight young Australian students have brought a class action in the country's federal court seeking an injunction to prevent government approval of a coal project, lawyers representing the claimants said on Wednesday.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Litigation | Climate Justice


Rural Americans are the future of the clean energy economy — policymakers must catch up

  2021-03-01 by in The Hill

It’s time to reconsider dated stereotypes regarding which communities are leading the environmental movement and start imagining what could be accomplished if our policymakers tap into the ingenuity of rural Americans surviving on the front lines of climate catastrophe.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Climate Change | Climate Justice


Climate change: Carbon emission promises 'put Earth on red alert' - BBC News

  2021-02-26 (or before) in BBC

Nations' current carbon-cutting plans will not keep global temperature rise below 1.5C, the UN says.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Greater Climate Ambition Urged as Initial NDC Synthesis Report Is Published | UNFCCC

  2021-02-26 (or before) in United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Bonn/ New York, 26 February 2021 – UN Climate Change today published the Initial NDC Synthesis Report, showing nations must redouble efforts and submi...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


'If This Task Was Urgent Before, It’s Crucial Now.' U.N. Says World Has 10 Months to Get Serious on Climate Goals

  2021-02-26 in TIME Magazine

The UN climate change body, in a new report, says that current emissions targets are not enough to avoid severe climate impacts

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Australia accused of 'shamefully' holding back global action on climate change

  2021-02-26 in The Guardian

United Nations calls on all countries to have ‘concrete plans to phase out fossil fuels as fast as possible’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


An evangelical scientist on reconciling her religion and the realities of climate change - The Washington Post

  2021-02-26 in The Washington Post

Katharine Hayhoe says using our voices to call for action can help change social norms.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Religion


Re-framing the threat of global warming: an empirical causal loop diagram of climate change, food insecurity and societal collapse - Climatic Change

  2021-02-25 (or before) in Springer Verlag

There is increasing concern that climate change poses an existential risk to humanity. Understanding these worst-case scenarios is essential for good risk management. However, our knowledge of the causal pathways through which climate change could cause societal collapse is underdeveloped. This paper aims to identify and structure an empirical evidence base of the climate change, food insecurity and societal collapse pathway. We first review the societal collapse and existential risk literature and define a set of determinants of societal collapse. We develop an original methodology, using these determinants as societal collapse...

  Tagged under: Conflict | Climate Change | Collapse


What’s your "fair share" of carbon emissions? You’re probably blowing way past it.

  2021-02-24 by in Vox

How the right to pursue happiness through unlimited consumption harms the planet, and our kids.

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Climate Change


Attenborough's stark warning on climate change: 'It's already too late'

  2021-02-23 (or before) in Sky News

The veteran broadcaster tells the UN Security Council the climate crisis is the "biggest threat to security" humans have faced.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | David Attenborough


About We Don't Have Time

  2021-02-23 (or before) in wedonthavetime.org

We Don’t Have Time is the review platform for climate solutions. A community for everyone who wants to be a part of the solution to the climate crisis. If people want change, and if that energy is directed towards those in charge – change will come. But We Don’t Have Time to wait.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


World risks ‘collapse of everything’ without strong climate action, Attenborough warns Security Council

  2021-02-23 in UN News | Global perspective Human stories

More collective action is needed to address the risks climate change poses to global peace and security, the UN Secretary-General told a high-level Security Council debate on Tuesday, as renowned natural historian David Attenborough warned countries that the planet faces total ‘collapse’. 

  Tagged under: Climate Change | David Attenborough | Collapse


Climate crisis hitting 'worst case scenarios', warns Environment Agency

  2021-02-23 in The Guardian

Sir James Bevan says extreme flooding in UK indicates urgent need for change if humanity is to survive

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | COP26 | Climate Change


How a Texas TV reporter gained the confidence to cover climate change

  2021-02-22 (or before) in Columbia Journalism Review

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Texas


Climate change is a threat to our security - Boris Johnson - BBC News

  2021-02-22 (or before) in The BBC

David Attenborough and activist Nisreen Elsaim address a UN session chaired by Boris Johnson.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | David Attenborough | Activism


Texas freeze shows a chilling truth – how the rich use climate change to divide us | Robert Reich

  2021-02-21 in The Guardian

The Lone Star State is aptly named. If you’re not part of the Republican oil elite with Cruz and Abbott, you’re on your own

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Texas | US Politics


Shifts in global bat diversity suggest a possible role of climate change in the emergence of SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2 - ScienceDirect

  2021-02-20 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Why Norway, the UK and Canada are climate hypocrites - CNN

  2021-02-19 (or before) by in CNN

In Oslo, street lamps are powered by renewables. To conserve energy, the smart lights dim when nobody is around. The Norwegian capital, like the rest of the country, is proud of its exceptional green credentials. Its public transportation system too is powered entirely by renewable energy. Two thirds of new cars sold in the city are electric. There's even a highway for bees.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Electric Cars | Bees | Cars


Rescue plan for nature: How to fix the biodiversity crisis

  2021-02-18 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: Don't raid home insulation scheme, MPs urge ministers - BBC News

  2021-02-17 (or before) in BBC

The government hopes to claw back money from a £1.5bn fund to promote home insulation.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Insulation


A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids (Published 2021)

  2021-02-16 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Texas | Wind Power | Electricity Grid


The Economics of Immense Risk, Urgent Action and Radical Change: Towards New Approaches to the Economics of Climate Change

  2021-02-16 (or before) in National Bureau of Economic Research | NBER

Founded in 1920, the NBER is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Climate Change Risk Assessment for the Insurance Industry | The Geneva Association

  2021-02-15 in The Geneva Association

This first report by the Geneva Association Task Force on Climate Change Risk Assessment for the Insurance Industry offers a decision-making framework for climate risk assessment and scenario analysis for P&C and life re/insurers. The analysis considers all physical and transition climate change risks for the liability and asset sides of the balance sheet, by line of business and over distinct time horizons and serves as a foundation for the Task Force’s work to drive future developments in this space.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Insurance


From anger to action: Differential impacts of eco-anxiety, eco-depression, and eco-anger on climate action and wellbeing

  2021-02-14 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Research documents the experiences of depression and anxiety evoked by climate change, but little attention has been given to frustration and anger, o…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Change Impacts


Capitalism Is Struggling With the Language of Climate Change

  2021-02-10 (or before) in Bloomberg

The technical terminology of science can sometimes be muddled in powerful climate messages from finance and political leaders.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Capitalism | Finance


‘Incredibly destructive’: Canada’s Prairies to see devastating impact of climate change | Globalnews.ca

  2021-02-07 (or before) in Global News Canada

According to Environment and Climate Change Canada, the country is warming, on average, about double the global rate.

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change


A 5 Trillion Dollar Subsidy: How We All Pay For Fossil Fuels

  2021-02-06 (or before) by in Forbes

Each year, fossil fuel producers receive trillions of dollars in subsidies. This reflects an epic market failure. Our atmosphere is a vital shared resource, and current policies allow producers to treat it like a garbage dump. Climate action is key to protect our health and the health of the planet.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Economics | Fossil Fuels | Health


The Terrifying Warning Lurking in the Earth’s Ancient Rock Record

  2021-02-06 (or before) by in The Atlantic

Our climate models could be missing something big.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Rainforests | Arctic | Climate Change | Antarctic | Sea Level


This popular and proven climate policy should be at the top of Congress’s to-do list

  2021-02-04 by in Vox

The case for a national clean electricity standard.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | US Politics | Joe Biden | Climate Change | Electricity


Climate change disasters in B.C. likely to increase if industrial logging continues unchecked: report | CBC News

  2021-02-03 (or before) in CBC.ca - Canada's Public Broadcaster

A report commissioned by Sierra Club B.C. says keeping healthy, mature forests safe from industrial logging will help protect the province from catastrophic flooding, wildfires, droughts and heat waves caused by climate change.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Flooding | Health | Trees


The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-02-02 (or before) in London School of Economics

The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review (2006) assessed a wide range of evidence on the impacts of climate change and on the economic costs.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Climate Change Impacts


Ban on burning grouse moor peatland ‘not enough to tackle climate crisis’

  2021-02-02 (or before) in The Independent

‘It will be embarrassing if we’re still burning bogs when the climate conference meets,’ says Wildlife Trusts

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife


Biden’s Early Climate Blitz Goes Faster, Further Than Expected

  2021-01-28 (or before) in Bloomberg

In less than a month, the new president has oil executives ‘aghast’ at the swift policy switch

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change


UN global climate poll: ‘The people’s voice is clear – they want action’

  2021-01-27 in The Guardian

Biggest ever climate change survey finds two-thirds of people think climate change is a global emergency

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Farming | Brazil | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Indonesia


Peat Fires Smolder in Siberia Despite Bone-Chilling Temperatures - The Moscow Times

  2021-01-27 by in The Moscow Times

“The summer fire didn’t stop,” local media reported.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Russia


Alberta Inquiry Paid $28K for a Report Smearing Hundreds of Climate Journalists

  2021-01-26 (or before) in VICE

The report, paid for by the Alberta government, suggests climate reporters are part of a coordinated ploy by George Soros and other progressive elites to quash capitalism and distribute climate change propaganda.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Capitalism


Global ice loss increases at record rate

  2021-01-25 (or before) by in University of Leeds

The rate at which ice is disappearing across the planet is speeding up, according to new research.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change | Antarctic


Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds

  2021-01-25 in The Guardian

Rate of loss now in line with worst-case scenarios of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Sea Level


Emissions Gap Report 2020

  2021-01-20 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

The 2020 report finds that the world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century but a low-carbon pandemic recovery could reduce the worst impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


Extreme weather and climate opinion: evidence from Australia - Climatic Change

  2021-01-19 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Extreme weather patterns can be linked to the effects of anthropogenic climate change with increasing confidence. Evidence from the USA suggests a weak relationship between individuals’ experiences of many types of weather events and concern about climate change. Using data from Australia, we investigate the effects of experiences of increases in mean temperatures and drought on a range of measures related to individuals’ beliefs in, and concerns about, climate change. Our results show no association between recent experiences of elevated temperature relative to long-term average and views about climate change, thoug...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Climate Change


After Climate Alarmism

  2021-01-19 by in New York Magazine

The war on denial has been won. And that’s not the only good news.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change, fragmentation and collective trauma. Bridging the divided stories we live by*

  2021-01-16 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

This article explores psychological responses to climate change with the lenses of brain hemisphere imbalance, the fragmentation process of collective trauma and the Jungian maturation theory of tw...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: what would 4°C of global warming feel like?

  2021-01-15 by in The Conversation

Climate models are likely underestimating the true severity of future warming in urban areas.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Oil Industry’s Public Climate Denial Campaign Dates Back to at Least 1980, Nearly a Decade Earlier Than Previously Thought

  2021-01-15 by in DeSmog

The American Petroleum Institute (API), the leading oil and gas industry trade group, publicly pushed misleading information on climate change as early as 1980 – much earlier than previously thought – according to newly discovered archival documents. API “was promulgating false and misleading information about climate change in 1980, nearly a decade earlier than previously known,” […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Decoding the Hype Behind the Natural Gas Industry’s Hydrogen Push

  2021-01-14 by in DeSmog

It seems like nearly every day another hopeful article touts the potential of using hydrogen as a fuel to tackle climate change. What’s known as “green hydrogen” — which relies on renewable power for production — is getting the bulk of that attention. In December, ABC News ran an article with the headline “Why green hydrogen […]

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Hydrogen | Climate Change


American Petroleum Institute Chief Promises to Fight Biden and the Democrats on Drilling, Tax Policy - Inside Climate News

  2021-01-14 in Inside Climate News

It’s a tough time for the nation’s oil and gas industry. Last year was among its least profitable in memory, and companies are bracing themselves for a new president focused on climate change, a Congress controlled by Democrats who increasingly shun their financial support and a world beginning to look past fossil fuels towards a […]

  Tagged under: US Politics | Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


The World Needs to Wake Up: At Risk the Survival of Humanity - Impakter

  2021-01-13 in Impakter

At a time when the world, battered by COVID-19, is watching with dismay the rocky transition from Trump to President-Elect Biden, a group of 17 world

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change


Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future

  2021-01-13 (or before) in Frontiers

We report three major and confronting environmental issues that have received little attention and require urgent action. First, we review the evidence that future environmental conditions will be far more dangerous than currently believed. The scale of the threats to the biosphere and all its lifeforms — including humanity — is in fact so great that it is difficult to grasp for even well-informed experts. Second, we ask what political or economic system, or leadership, is prepared to handle the predicted disasters, or even capable of such action. Third, this dire situation places an extraordinary responsibility on s...

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Health | Sustainability


Justice Barrett Should Join Colleague in Recusal Due to Deep Ties to Fossil Fuel Industry

  2021-01-12 (or before) in Union of Concerned Scientists

SCOTUS slated to take up procedural issue related to lawsuit brought by Baltimore seeking to hold oil and gas companies accountable for climate change harms their products caused. Justice Amy Coney Barrett recuse herself.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Justice


Climate Change Flyers

  2021-01-12 (or before) in Environmental Science | CERES-Science

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Shell case puts spotlight on energy groups’ role in climate change | Financial Times

  2021-01-11 in Financial Times

If successful, the legal action in the Netherlands could force companies to accelerate the shift to cleaner fuels 

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change


Support our work - Climate Outreach

  2021-01-07 (or before) by in Climate Outreach

With your support, our team can continue to draw on a robust evidence base & drive meaningful public engagement with climate change. Donate today!

  Tagged under: Climate Change


There’s a simple way to green the economy – and it involves cash prizes for all | Henry D Jacoby

  2021-01-05 in The Guardian

The ‘carbon dividend’ is so elegant that it seems too good to be true, says Henry D Jacoby, of MIT’s joint program on the science and policy of global change

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Optimistic vs. pessimistic endings in climate change appeals - Humanities and Social Sciences Communications

  2021-01-04 (or before) in Nature

The use of emotion in climate change appeals is a hotly debated topic. Warning about the perils of imminent mass extinction, climate change communicators are often accused of being unnecessarily ‘doomsday’ in their attempts to foster a sense of urgency and action among the public. Pessimistic messaging, the thinking goes, undermines engagement efforts, straining credulity and fostering a sense of helplessness, rather than concern. Widespread calls for more optimistic climate change messaging punctuate public discourse. This research puts these claims to the test, investigating how affective endings (optimistic vs. pe...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


COVID-19: a dashboard to rebuild with nature - World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

  2021-01-04 (or before) in wbcsd.org

WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Green growth is trusted to fix climate change – here’s the problem with that

  2021-01-03 (or before) in The Conversation

  Tagged under: Climate Change


S2E39: The cost of climate repair vs. COVID-19—w/ Sir David King & Rick Parnell

  2021-01-02 (or before) in nori.com

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Get Involved - UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the SEC – Glasgow 2021

  2021-01-02 (or before) in UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the SEC – Glasgow 2021

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference will take place in November 2021, at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Sustainability


How to Make the Paris Agreement Really Work | The New Republic

  2020-12-29 (or before) in The New Republic

The climate accord will only succeed if the Biden administration can think outside of it.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change


Climate change: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about - BBC News

  2020-12-28 (or before) in BBC

Cement is the source of about 8% of the world's carbon dioxide emissions. How can this be changed?

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Massachusetts city to post climate change warning stickers at gas stations

  2020-12-25 in The Guardian

Bright yellow stickers warn drivers burning of gasoline has ‘major consequences on human health and the environment’

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health


To Force Climate Action, We Need More Than Just Protests

  2020-12-24 (or before) in Jacobin

Two years ago, the Sunrise Movement and Extinction Rebellion both captured media attention through bold direct action. Since then, Sunrise has combined protest with political work challenging fossil-fuel interests. XR and other groups tepid about electoral politics should do the same.

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Climate Change


Lloyd's of London steps back from coal in first climate change policy | Reuters

  2020-12-16 (or before) in Reuters

Lloyd's of London is scaling back its exposure to coal and oil sands, the commercial insurance market said in its first sustainability report on Wednesday, in a reversal of its traditional hands-off approach to climate change strategy.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change | Insurance | Sustainability


Mountain hares at risk as winter coats fail to camouflage in snowless Scottish Highlands

  2020-12-16 in The Guardian

Mountain hares in Scotland failing to adapt to climate change, leaving them more vulnerable to predators

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Wildlife


Earth may be even closer to 1.5°C of global warming than we thought

  2020-12-15 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change fuels rising arsenic levels in rice. GM crop varieties, new growing techniques could cut toxic exposure

  2020-12-14 in Genetic Literacy Project

Rice is particularly vulnerable to arsenic uptake because unlike most crops, it grows in flooded conditions with anoxic soil. Microbes that thrive in

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Guide to climate fixed income investing

  2020-12-09 in Robeco International | Pure play asset management

We explain how Robeco invests in tomorrow’s winners to mitigate climate change. And how we created the world’s first global fixed income strategy fully aligned with the Paris Agreement.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The World Is Headed for 3 Degrees of Warming This Century, U.N. Report Warns—But a Green Pandemic Recovery Could Offer Hope

  2020-12-09 in TIME Magazine

The world is behind on commitments to limit global warming, but a green recovery from Covid could set us back on track

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Opinion | You Should Have Listened, New York Tells Big Oil (Published 2020)

  2020-12-09 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | BP | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


How Climate Change Is Ushering in a New Pandemic Era

  2020-12-07 by in Rolling Stone - Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage

A warming world is expanding the range of deadly diseases and risking an explosion of new zoonotic pathogens from the likes of bats, mosquitoes, and ticks

  Tagged under: Climate Change


How climate change could spark the next home mortgage disaster

  2020-12-01 (or before) in Politico

Taxpayers are backing more than a trillion dollars in home mortgages, but the agencies buying them are neglecting to consider climate risks.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Housing


In-depth Q&A: Does the world need hydrogen to solve climate change?

  2020-11-30 in Carbon Brief

For the purposes of achieving net-zero emissions, hydrogen production will need to be switched from grey to green and blue.

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Climate Change | Net Zero


Eco-reproductive concerns in the age of climate change - Climatic Change

  2020-11-27 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Media reports and public polls suggest that young people in many countries are increasingly factoring climate change into their reproductive choices, but empirical evidence about this phenomenon is lacking. This article reviews the scholarship on this subject and discusses the results of the first empirical study focused on it, a quantitative and qualitative survey of 607 US-Americans between the ages of 27 and 45. While 59.8% of respondents reported being “very” or “extremely concerned” about the carbon footprint of procreation, 96.5% of respondents were “very” or “extremely concerned&r...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Women and Children | Climate Change Mitigation


Climate Bonds Initiative

  2020-11-27 (or before) in Climate Bonds Initiative | Mobilizing debt capital markets for climate change solutions

Mobilizing debt capital markets for climate change solutions

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Finance


Eight steps to turn the world around - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2020-11-27 (or before) in London School of Economics

Sean Kidney sets out eight steps to drive change in global capital and channel trillions towards investment in the green, resilient and inclusive economy of the future.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Could we ever pull enough carbon out of the atmosphere to stop climate change?

  2020-11-22 in Live Science

Planting trees helps, but what are other ways?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


Past perspectives on the present era of abrupt Arctic climate change - Nature Climate Change

  2020-11-22 (or before) in Nature

In recent decades, the Arctic has warmed at over twice the global rate. This Perspective places these trends into the context of abrupt Dansgaard–Oeschger warming events in the palaeoclimate record, arguing that the contemporary Arctic is undergoing comparably abrupt climate change.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change


Global crop yields projected to drop as temperatures rise, new study finds

  2020-11-20 by in Genetic Literacy Project

The warmer temperatures associated with climate change are projected to significantly reduce yields of the world’s staple food crops, a new analysis

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Carbon Dioxide Concentration | NASA Global Climate Change

  2020-11-19 (or before) by in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Vital Signs of the Planet: Global Climate Change and Global Warming. Current news and data streams about global warming and climate change from NASA.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


5 Things We Know About Climate Change and Hurricanes (Published 2020)

  2020-11-10 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Publications - Climate Change Reconsidered II: Fossil Fuels - Summary for Policymakers

  2020-11-10 (or before) in The Heartland Institute - To discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


AAAS

  2020-11-10 (or before) in Science | AAAS

Much recent attention has focused on the potential of trees and forests to mitigate ongoing climate change by acting as sinks for carbon. Anderegg et al. review the growing evidence that forests' climate mitigation ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees | Climate Change Mitigation


David Lammy: Climate justice can't happen without racial justice

  2020-11-09 (or before) by in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

Why has there been so little mention of saving Black lives from the climate emergency? For too long, racial justice efforts have been distinguished from climate justice work, says David Lammy, Member of Parliament for Tottenham, England. In a stirring talk about building a new movement to care for the planet, Lammy calls for inclusion and support of Black and minority leadership on climate issues and a global recognition that we can't solve climate change without racial, social and intergenerational justice.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Justice


White House removes climate scientist Michael Kuperberg heading USGRP - The Washington Post

  2020-11-09 in The Washington Post

Change at Global Change Research Program may allow climate contrarian David Legates to take over.

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Climate Change


Colorado's record-breaking wildfires show "climate change is here and now" - CBS News

  2020-11-04 (or before) in CBS News

As bad as this year has been, scientists warn it's "unlikely that the records from 2020 will stand for long."

  Tagged under: Colorado State | Wildfires | Climate Change


Climate change: Greenland's ice faces melting 'death sentence' - BBC News

  2020-11-04 (or before) in BBC

The massive ice sheet covering Greenland may have melted by a record amount this year, scientists say.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Ice Melting


The Climate Is Breaking Down. Architect Bjarke Ingels Has a Masterplan for That

  2020-10-31 (or before) in TIME Magazine

Ingels' next project redesigns the planet to cut greenhouse emissions, clean up pollution and adapt to climate change

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Indigenous Peoples are critical to nature-based solutions to climate change

  2020-10-28 (or before) in iPolitics News

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: China's forest carbon uptake 'underestimated' - BBC News

  2020-10-28 (or before) in The BBC

Scientists put new numbers on Chinese trees' ability to pull carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


The Whole World Is on the Ballot | The New Republic

  2020-10-28 (or before) in The New Republic

As American democracy teeters, so does the fate of our burning planet.

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change


Net-zero carbon emissions won't be sustainable if social inequalities aren't addressed

  2020-10-26 (or before) by in The Conversation

The effects of climate change and mitigation are not just unequal between countries but also within countries.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Mitigation


Japan aims for zero emissions, carbon neutral society by 2050 - PM | Reuters

  2020-10-26 (or before) in Reuters

Japan is aiming to cut greenhouse gases to zero by 2050 and become a carbon-neutral society, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Monday as he unveiled a major shift in position on climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Japan


The Arctic is in a death spiral. How much longer will it exist?

  2020-10-26 (or before) in The Guardian

The region is unravelling faster than anyone could once have predicted. But there may still be time to act

  Tagged under: Arctic | Predictions | Climate Change | Ice Melting


War on NOAA? A Climate Denier’s Arrival Raises Fears the Agency's Climate Mission Is Under Attack - Inside Climate News

  2020-10-25 in Inside Climate News

In the shadow of the Trump administration’s dismissal of climate change, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has continued to press on with its work measuring the breadth and pace of the climate crisis. So far in 2020, NOAA recorded the nation’s hottest summer on record, the second-lowest Arctic sea ice minimum and the greatest […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Donald Trump | Arctic | Climate Change


US election 2020: What the results will mean for climate change - BBC News

  2020-10-19 (or before) in BBC

Who next occupies the White House could be decisive in the battle to limit global warming.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


How Should the Media Talk About Climate Change?

  2020-10-17 (or before) in The New Yorker

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Reply to Comment on 'Assessing ExxonMobil's climate change communications (1977–2014)' Supran and Oreskes (2017 Environ. Res. Lett. 12 084019) - IOPscience

  2020-10-16 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


New Climate Warnings in Old Permafrost: 'It’s a Little Scary Because it’s Happening Under Our Feet.' - Inside Climate News

  2020-10-16 in Inside Climate News

A dive deep into 27,000 years worth of muck piled up on the bottom of the Arctic Ocean has spurred researchers to renew warnings about a potential surge of greenhouse gas emissions from thawing permafrost. By tracking chemical and organic fingerprints in long-buried layers of sediments remaining from previously frozen ground, the scientists showed that […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Assessing ExxonMobil's climate change communications (1977–2014) - IOPscience

  2020-10-16 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


Jeff Bezos and the Golden Age of Climate Hypocrisy | The New Republic

  2020-10-15 (or before) in The New Republic

Amazon has pledged to offset carbon emissions—while donating generously to Republicans who are bent on letting the planet burn.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Read "Climate Change: Evidence and Causes: Update 2020" at NAP.edu

  2020-10-15 (or before) in The National Academies Press

Read chapter Front Matter: Climate change is one of the defining issues of our time. It is now more certain than ever, based on many lines of evidence, th...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Academic Citations on the Pitfalls of Congressional Transparency

  2020-10-15 (or before) by in The Congressional Research Institute

Via increased transparency Congress has gotten more corrupt and lobbyists have gained power. This dynamic drives climate change, the debt, incarceration and partisanship. We compile academic on this topic and investigate its roots in the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970

  Tagged under: US Politics | Climate Change | Finance


Upcoming SCOTUS Climate Case Involves Oil Giant That Employed Barrett’s Father

  2020-10-14 in The Lever

Barrett told lawmakers she doesn’t have “firm views” on climate change. For decades, her father was a lawyer at Shell Oil, which now has a major climate case in front of the high court.

  Tagged under: Shell | Climate Change


Maui Has Begun the Process of Managed Retreat. It Wants Big Oil to Pay the Cost of Sea Level Rise. - Inside Climate News

  2020-10-14 in Inside Climate News

With nearly 300 miles of coastline, the Hawaiian islands that make up Maui County face the threat of sea level rise from all sides. It’s that assault that has formed the foundation of a lawsuit Maui filed this week against 20 fossil fuel companies seeking compensation for the rising costs of climate change. The lawsuit […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level


Mark Carney says banks should link executive pay to Paris climate goals

  2020-10-13 in The Guardian

Ex-Bank of England boss tells UN summit that boardroom pay link can help meet climate targets faster

  Tagged under: COP26 | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Finance


Boreal forest being driven to tipping point by climate change, study finds | CBC News

  2020-10-13 (or before) in CBC.ca - Canada's Public Broadcaster

Climate change is forcing the boreal forest that covers much of northern Canada to a tipping point, concludes a newly published study.

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Climate Change | Trees


How Will Global and UK Climate and Hazardous Weather Change in a 3°C World? | Professor Ted Shepherd

  2020-10-13 (or before) in YouTube

Professor Ted Shepherd from University of Reading, presents How Will Global and UK Climate and Hazardous Weather Change in a 3°C World?Professor Shepherd's p...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


German research vessel to return from 'dying Arctic' | DW | 12.10.2020

  2020-10-12 (or before) by in Deutsche Welle

The German Alfred Wegener Institute's Polarstern ship is set to return to the port on Monday, bringing home devastating proof of a "dying Arctic Ocean" and warnings of ice-free summers in just decades.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Arctic | Climate Change


Rainforest at Biosphere 2 Offers Glimpse into Future of the Amazon

  2020-10-12 in University of Arizona News

Tropical forests may be more resilient to climate change than previously thought, according to a new study. The results could help make climate prediction models more accurate.

  Tagged under: Rainforests | Amazon Rainforest | Predictions | Climate Change | Trees


Democrats Fight Rule Making It Harder to Avoid Investing in Fossil Fuels

  2020-10-11 (or before) in Cheddar News

Democratic lawmakers are speaking out against a proposed Labor Department rule that they argue would make it harder for retirement funds to consider important environmental factors when making investment decisions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Retirement Plans Push Back on Trump Rule Limiting Fossil Fuel Divestments

  2020-10-11 (or before) in Cheddar News

The new rule would tweak the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), which regulates the fiduciary duties of private plan managers.

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


The Energy Mix - The climate news you need

  2020-10-11 (or before) in The Energy Mix - The climate news you need

We produce original climate news reporting, analysis, and exposés to shine a light on the urgent climate emergency, and the obstacles that stand in the way.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


His Holiness Pope Francis: Our moral imperative to act on climate change -- and 3 steps we can take

  2020-10-11 (or before) by in TED: Ideas Worth Spreading

The global climate crisis will require us to transform the way we act, says His Holiness Pope Francis. Delivering a visionary TED Talk from Vatican City, the spiritual leader proposes three courses of action to address the world's growing environmental problems and economic inequalities, illustrating how all of us can work together, across faiths and societies, to protect the Earth and promote the dignity of everyone. "The future is built today," he says. "And it is not built in isolation, but rather in community and in harmony." (In Italian with subtitles. Watch this talk in English at go.ted.com/popefrancis20 and Spanish at go...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Religion | Pope Francis


First Methane Leak Found on Antarctic Sea Floor Confirms Researchers' Fears

  2020-10-11 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

Scientists have, for the first time, discovered an active leak of methane gas from the sea floor in Antarctica. It is a process that's likely to accelerate the process of global heating.

  Tagged under: Methane | Climate Change | Antarctic


We can’t have billionaires and stop climate change

  2020-10-09 by in The Correspondent

Ecological breakdown isn’t being caused by everyone equally. If we are going to survive the 21st century, we need to distribute income and wealth more fairly.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Approximate calculations of the net economic impact of global warming mitigation targets under heightened damage estimates

  2020-10-09 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Efforts to mitigate global warming are often justified through calculations of the economic damages that may occur absent mitigation. The earliest such damage estimates were speculative mathematical representations, but some more recent studies provide empirical estimates of damages on economic growth that accumulate over time and result in larger damages than those estimated previously. These heightened damage estimates have been used to suggest that limiting global warming this century to 1.5 °C avoids tens of trillions of 2010 US$ in damage to gross world product relative to limiting global warming to 2.0 °C. However,...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Economics | Economic Growth | Climate Change Mitigation


Home

  2020-10-09 (or before) in Climate Psychology Alliance

Psychology for understanding and facing climate change and difficult truths – responding to ecological crisis and helping each other engage

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Sustainability


Church of England Unloads Exxon Shares on Failed Emission Goals

  2020-10-09 (or before) in Bloomberg

Its pensions board is now fully divested from the oil giant for not meeting key climate criteria

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change | Economics


New Study Casts Doubt On The Climate Benefits Of Natural Gas Power Plants

  2020-10-09 in HuffPost - Breaking News, U.S. and World News | HuffPost

The emissions and methane leaks from new gas plants zero out the CO2 cuts achieved from closing coal plants, a peer-reviewed analysis found.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Coal | Climate Change | Fracking


InfluenceMap Climate Change and Digital Advertising

  2020-10-08 (or before) in InfluenceMap

evoke web application engine

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate denial ads on Facebook seen by millions, report finds

  2020-10-08 in The Guardian

The ads included calling climate change a hoax and were paid for by conservative US groups

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Exxon’s Plan for Surging Carbon Emissions Revealed in Leaked Documents

  2020-10-05 (or before) in Bloomberg

Internal projections from one of world’s largest oil producers show an increase in its enormous contribution to global warming

  Tagged under: Exxon | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Has the world started to take climate change fight seriously? - BBC News

  2020-10-04 (or before) in BBC

A surprise announcement at the UN General Assembly has transformed the politics of cutting carbon.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The New Climate Math: The Numbers Keep Getting More Frightening

  2020-10-02 (or before) in Yale E360

Scientists keep raising ever-louder alarms about the urgency of tackling climate change, but the world’s governments aren’t listening. Yet the latest numbers don’t lie: Nations now plan to keep producing more coal, oil, and gas than the planet can endure.

  Tagged under: Coal | Climate Change


Antarctica could melt 'irreversibly' due to climate change, study warns

  2020-09-29 in Live Science

The change will take thousands of years, but we only have a century to stop it.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic


Another humiliation for British climate change deniers and their promoters in the media - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2020-09-28 (or before) in London School of Economics

‘The Daily Telegraph’ has been forced today to publish corrections to an error-filled article about climate and energy policy by...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


China’s historic announcement on net-zero emissions - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2020-09-28 (or before) in London School of Economics

Nicholas Stern explains why President Xi’s historic pledge to cut China's emissions to net-zero by 2060, announced this week, could prove to be a key milestone on the path to a healthier, safer and more prosperous future.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Health


NATO must combat climate change - Op-ed article by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg

  2020-09-28 (or before) by in nato.int

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Alarm at Proposal to Appoint Climate Science Denier Charles Moore BBC Chairman | Climate Change

  2020-09-28 (or before) in Climate Change | Ireland’s one-stop source of information and opinion on environmental, climate change and related issues

  Tagged under: Climate Change


An analysis of the Trump Administration’s economic and policy arguments for withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Agreement on climate change - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2020-09-28 (or before) in London School of Economics

This report investigates whether the evidence supports the reasons given by the Trump Administration to justify its decision to withdraw the US from the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, and concludes that the decision is irrational and does not promote the best interests of the American people.

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Climate Change


The economic case for the United States to remain in the Paris Agreement on climate change - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2020-09-28 (or before) in London School of Economics

This policy brief examines the economic case for the United States to continue its participation in the Paris Agreement on climate change and finds that withdrawing is a mistake.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Fossil fuel companies ‘misleading’ Boris Johnson on green hydrogen

  2020-09-26 (or before) by in The Times & The Sunday Times

Boris Johnson is being misled by Britain’s multibillion-pound fossil fuel lobby into backing climate change policies that risk unnecessarily pushing up energy b

  Tagged under: Hydrogen | Climate Change


Insurance Circular Letter No. 15 (2020): Climate Change and Financial Risks

  2020-09-26 (or before) in dfs.ny.gov

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Insurance


The Wasteland Underwater

  2020-09-24 by in The Texas Observer: Investigating Texas Since 1954

Lavaca Bay is already poisoned by mercury. Climate change will only make matters worse there—and at 944 other Superfund sites across the country.

  Tagged under: Texas | Climate Change


Sir David Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment' - BBC News

  2020-09-23 (or before) in The BBC

We're at a pivotal point in efforts to tackle climate change, the naturalist and broadcaster warns.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | David Attenborough


How the ‘carbon footprint’ originated as a PR campaign for big oil - Thred Website

  2020-09-23 in Thred | Youth Culture + Social Change

One of the most successful marketing ploys of the 20th century was when BP framed you for climate change.

  Tagged under: BP | Climate Change


Business Green

  2020-09-22 (or before) in Business Green

The UK's leading source of information for the green economy, delivering the latest news and in-depth analysis on green business and environmental issues.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainability


As Climate Change Worsens, A Cascade of Tipping Points Looms

  2020-09-22 (or before) in Yale E360

New research warns that the earth may be approaching key tipping points, including the runaway loss of ice sheets, that could fundamentally disrupt the global climate system. A growing concern is a change in ocean circulation, which could alter climate patterns in a profound way.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Tipping Points | Climate Change


Climate Week: Prince Charles calls for 'swift' action on climate change - BBC News

  2020-09-21 (or before) in The BBC

Covid-19 provides an opportunity to "reset" the economy for a more sustainable future, he says.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


How the oil industry made us doubt climate change - BBC News

  2020-09-20 (or before) in The BBC

Energy companies stand accused of trying to downplay their contribution to global warming.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


New analysis finds planet heading toward temperature threshold not seen in 34 million years

  2020-09-14 in Alternet.org

A newly published study conducted by a team of climate scientists warns that—barring prompt and rigorous efforts to minimize greenhouse gas emissions—"Earth is on track for some of the strongest, fastest climate change the planet has ever experienced."Undertaking what Chelsea Harvey of Scientific Am...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


NOAA hires David Legates, who has a long record questioning human-caused climate change - The Washington Post

  2020-09-13 in The Washington Post

NOAA is appointing Legates to a top position, raising concerns about his influence on the agency's climate science work.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


A Secret Recording Reveals Oil Executives’ Private Views on Climate Change (Published 2020)

  2020-09-12 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Methane


The future has arrived. These explosive fires are our climate change wakeup call | Peter Gleick

  2020-09-11 in The Guardian

Scientists have been warning of the growing threat of climate change, and now those projections are a reality

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change


Climate change is already making California feel unlivable 

  2020-09-11 (or before) in The Telegraph

Through pandemic and wildfires, residents can no longer socialise indoors or out

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change | California


Broadcast TV networks’ August wildfire coverage missed key factors including climate change, coronavirus, and prison labor

  2020-09-10 (or before) in Media Matters for America

August was a turbulent month for wildfire activity in the Western U.S. California alone suffered through two of its largest wildfires in recent history, and there are more than 80 other large, active fires burning in 15 states. Record-breaking temperatures and climate change are playing a role in the size and scale of the fires, and the coronavirus pandemic is complicating efforts to contain the blazes and safely evacuate those in their path. But a review by Media Matters found that these factors were largely ignored in broadcast TV news coverage of the month’s wildfires. Key Findings: Corporate broadcast TV ou...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Climate Change | California


Nobel prize-winning economics of climate change is misleading and dangerous – here's why

  2020-09-09 by in The Conversation

This celebrated research gives governments a reason to give climate change a low priority, but is based on spurious empirical data.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Ice Sheet Melting Is Perfectly in Line With Our Worst-Case Scenario, Scientists Warn

  2020-09-09 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

The Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets, which hold enough frozen water to lift oceans 65 metres, are tracking the UN's worst-case scenarios for sea level rise, researchers said Monday, highlighting flaws in current climate change models.

  Tagged under: Oceans | IPCC | Climate Change | Antarctic | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Charleston sues fossil fuel companies over climate change | The State

  2020-09-09 (or before) in amp.thestate.com

Charleston, SC, filed a lawsuit against fossil fuel companies, claiming the city has been damaged by climate change caused by the companies.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Federal Report Warns of Financial Havoc From Climate Change (Published 2020)

  2020-09-09 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


What Climate Change Does to the Human Body

  2020-09-01 (or before) by in Scientific American

An ENT physician sees the effects in her patients all the time

  Tagged under: Climate Change


How SUVs conquered the world – at the expense of its climate

  2020-09-01 in The Guardian

Exclusive new emissions analysis shows how much more dangerous SUVs are for the climate than smaller vehicles, and how they have become part of our lives

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Groups pressure Biden to exclude fossil fuel execs from team

  2020-09-01 by in The Hill

More than 100 climate and advocacy groups are asking Joe Biden's presidential campaign to commit to blocking fossil fuel representatives from its transition team or administration should the former vice president wi

  Tagged under: Joe Biden | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


A Climate Change Skeptic, Mike Pence Brought to the Vice Presidency Deep Ties to the Koch Brothers - Inside Climate News

  2020-08-31 in Inside Climate News

Find profiles of all the presidential election candidates here. Vice President Mike Pence’s fight to block climate action began long before he became President Donald Trump’s stalwart second-in-command. The former Indiana governor came into Trump’s orbit with a reputation as a culture warrior who sought to restrict gay marriage and reproductive rights, and he has described […]

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Climate Change


Unless we change course, the US agricultural system could collapse | Tom Philpott

  2020-08-26 in The Guardian

Our food supply comes from an environmentally unsustainable system that is going to unravel

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Collapse


California and Colorado Fires May Be Part of a Climate-Driven Transformation of Wildfires Around the Globe - Inside Climate News

  2020-08-22 by in Inside Climate News

The wildfires that exploded over the past few days in California and Colorado show clear influences of global warming, climate scientists say, and evidence of how a warming and drying climate is increasing the size and severity of fires from the California coast to the high Rocky Mountains.  They may also be the latest examples […]

  Tagged under: Colorado State | Wildfires | Climate Change | California


California Reveals That the Transition to Renewable Energy Isn’t So Simple

  2020-08-19 by in Slate Magazine

Sometimes the features of a wind-and-solar system turn out to be bugs.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Wind Power | California | Electricity Grid


Home - System Change Not Climate Change

  2020-08-19 (or before) in System Change Not Climate Change

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Greta Thunberg: After two years of school strikes, the world is still in a state of climate crisis denial

  2020-08-19 in The Guardian

We can have as many meetings as we like, but the will to change is nowhere in sight, says climate activist Greta Thunberg, and others

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Green Capitalism: How Multinationals Use Climate Change to Impose an Industrial Agricultural Model

  2020-08-19 (or before) by Translated by Leslie Thatcher in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

Advocates are questioning whether Big Ag's "climate-smart agriculture" will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Capitalism


Air pollution is much worse than we thought

  2020-08-12 by David Roberts in Vox

Ditching fossil fuels would pay for itself through clean air alone.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Global Warming: What We Got Wrong | Simon Sinek

  2020-08-10 (or before) in YouTube

The climate crisis is a game that has no end. Our planet will survive, even if our species does not. It's time we reframe how we think and talk about climate...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Five Years After Speaking Out on Climate Change, Pope Francis Sounds an Urgent Alarm - Inside Climate News

  2020-08-07 in Inside Climate News

When Pope Francis issued his landmark teaching document on climate change in 2015, his words went straight to the heart of Susan Varlamoff. Varlamoff, 70, a biologist, read Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in the 1960s and speaks proudly of a Catholic faith that embraces science and calls on church members to take care of the […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cars | Religion | Pope Francis


Canada's Last Fully Intact Arctic Ice Shelf Collapses

  2020-08-07 in HuffPost - Breaking News, U.S. and World News | HuffPost

The Arctic has been warming at twice the global rate for the past 30 years.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Climate Change | Collapse


Letter from economists: to rebuild our world, we must end the carbon economy

  2020-08-04 in The Guardian

The carbon economy amplifies racial, social and economic inequities, creating a system that is fundamentally incompatible with a stable future

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Economics


UK Climate Risk

  2020-07-31 (or before) in UK Climate Risk

UK Climate Risk hosts outputs from the Committee on Climate Change’s independent climate change risk assessment evidence report, which informs the UK Government’s third CCRA

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Supreme Court finds government climate plan falls "well short"

  2020-07-31 (or before) by Lauren Boland in The Journal

The case was brought to the Supreme Court by Friends of the Irish Environment after the High Court rejected its case in September.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Mitigation


ResearchGate - Temporarily Unavailable

  2020-07-29 (or before) in ResearchGate

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The surprising reasons why people ignore the facts about climate change

  2020-07-28 in Grist.org: Climate. Justice. Solutions.

Two new studies dig into the reasons why people ignore facts about climate change. The takeaway: Evidence alone isn’t enough.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The Chinese Communist Party Is an Environmental Catastrophe - System Change Not Climate Change

  2020-07-28 in System Change Not Climate Change

As China struggles to recover economically from the impact of the pandemic, it is set to deal a painful blow to global efforts to fight climate change. The party has […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Friederike Otto interview: Can we sue oil giants for extreme weather?

  2020-07-27 (or before) by in New Scientist

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


The faulty science, doomism, and flawed conclusions of 'Deep Adaptation'

  2020-07-21 (or before) in openDemocracy

The claim that runaway climate change has made societal collapse inevitable is not only wrong – it undermines the cause of the climate movement.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Collapse


Negative emissions tech helps, but it's no magic bullet for the climate crisis | Tamsin Edwards

  2020-07-20 in The Guardian

Sprinkling rock dust on fields is no replacement for reducing emissions, says the academic Tamsin Edwards

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | IPCC | Climate Change


Siberian heatwave of 2020 almost impossible without climate change – World Weather Attribution

  2020-07-16 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change | Russia


A New Approach to the Intractable Problem of Climate Change

  2020-07-16 in Boston Consulting Group

To overcome climate inaction, we must understand the rationale for individuals’ behaviors, identify the groups that could change those behaviors, and work with those groups to transform the vicious cycle into a virtuous one.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change made Siberian heatwave 600 times more likely – study

  2020-07-15 in The Guardian

Human fingerprint on record temperatures ‘has rarely, if ever, been clearer’

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Arctic | Climate Change | Russia


Governments put 'green recovery' on the backburner

  2020-07-15 in The Guardian

G20 countries aim their pandemic bailout spending at fossil fuel industries, leaving Paris climate change targets in doubt

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


This didn't go well, folks - by Emily Atkin - HEATED

  2020-07-14 (or before) by in HEATED | Emily Atkin | Substack

We tried to "bridge the generational divide" on climate change. We failed.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from national climate legislation - Nature Climate Change

  2020-07-14 (or before) in Nature

Climate change laws are shown to reduce national CO2 emissions by 0.78% in their first three years and 1.79% in the longer term. These reductions add up to 38 GtCO2 of avoided emissions for 1999–2016—equal to a year of CO2 emissions.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Legislation


For Effective Climate Change Activism, Focus on Supply

  2020-07-14 (or before) in Bloomberg

To effect change, climate activists need to pursue both divestment and limiting demand for carbon emissions.

  Tagged under: Activism | Climate Change | Economics


Carbon Captured

  2020-07-14 (or before) in MIT Press

A comparative examination of domestic climate politics that offers a theory for cross-national differences in domestic climate policymaking.Climate change threatens the planet, and yet policy responses have varied widely across nations. Some countries have undertaken ambitious programs to stave off climate disaster, others have done little, and still others have passed policies that were later rolled back. In this book, Matto Mildenberger opens the “black box” of domestic climate politics, examining policy making trajectories in several countries and offering a theoretical explanation for national differences in the ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Legislation | Barack Obama | Japan


Ashden • Climate Change Charity

  2020-07-13 in Ashden - Climate Solutions in Action

In the UK and in developing countries, our networks and insights drive radical system change – building a fairer, better, more sustainable world.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Ashden • Climate Change Charity

  2020-07-13 in Ashden - Climate Solutions in Action

In the UK and in developing countries, our networks and insights drive radical system change – building a fairer, better, more sustainable world.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Global warming trends highlight 'enormous challenge' of meeting Paris climate pledge, WMO says | Reuters

  2020-07-09 (or before) in Reuters

Global temperatures will continue to warm over the next five years, and may even temporarily rise to more than 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Thursday.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Wildlife


Climate change: 'Rising chance' of exceeding 1.5C global target - BBC News

  2020-07-09 (or before) in The BBC

The chance of breaching one of the Paris accord goals in the next five years has doubled, a study says.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change: New forecasts predict rising average temperatures, a warming Arctic and more Atlantic storms

  2020-07-09 (or before) in Sky News

The analysis suggests annual global temperatures at least 1C above pre-industrial levels in each year between 2020 and 2024.

  Tagged under: Arctic | Predictions | Climate Change


Don't Try to Change the Minds of Climate-Denying Politicians. Vote Them Out

  2020-07-09 in TIME Magazine

The right to vote is our most powerful tool to tackle climate change

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Co-Immunism In The Age Of Pandemics And Climate Change | NOEMA

  2020-07-05 (or before) in Noema Magazine

German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk speaks with Noema’s editor-in-chief, Nathan Gardels.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Facebook

  2020-06-29 (or before) in Facebook

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Government climate advisers running scared of change, says leading scientist

  2020-06-26 in The Guardian

Rapid transformation needed, Kevin Anderson says, particularly in lifestyles of rich

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


Who is really to blame for climate change?

  2020-06-24 (or before) in BBC

We know that climate change is caused by human activity, but pinning down exactly who is responsible is trickier than it might seem.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Minnesota AG Keith Ellison to sue oil giants over climate change - Bring Me The News

  2020-06-24 (or before) by in bringmethenews.com

Exxon Mobil, Koch Industries, and American Petroleum are named in the suit.

  Tagged under: Exxon | Climate Change


Now Is Not The Time To Pump The Brakes On Fleet Electrification

  2020-06-24 (or before) by in Forbes

In order to meet their long-term climate commitments as well as near-term policy requirements, fleet operators are continuing to accelerate their investments in electrification, even now.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Electric Cars | EVs


COVID-19 can be an historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis - Climate Change Committee

  2020-06-24 in Climate Change Committee

Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today. In its annual report to Parliament, the Committee provides comprehensive new advice to the Government on delivering an economic recovery that accelerates the transition to a cleaner, net-zero emissions economy and strengthens the country’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change: Planting new forests 'can do more harm than good' - BBC News

  2020-06-24 (or before) in BBC

Large-scale tree planting to fight climate change may backfire, two new studies have found.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Trees


Absolute Impact: Why oil majors' climate ambitions fall short of Paris limits - Carbon Tracker Initiative

  2020-06-24 (or before) in Carbon Tracker Initiative

There is growing recognition that changes to oil and gas consumption are required to meet the finite limits of a global carbon budget and the goals of Paris

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change communication and public engagement in interpersonal deliberative settings: evidence from the Irish citizens’ assembly

  2020-06-23 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

Citizens are being increasingly called upon to participate in climate change policymaking. Citizen assemblies have been proposed as a viable and effective way of boosting public support for ambitio...

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Even ‘climate progressive’ nations fall far short of Paris Agreement targets

  2020-06-22 (or before) in The University of Manchester

New research focusing on the UK and Sweden, demonstrates just how far even ‘climate progressive’ nations are from meeting our international commitments to avoid dangerous climate change. The researchers concluded that despite the UK and Sweden claiming to have world leading climate legislation, their planned reductions in emissions will still...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Legislation


Climate Change

  2020-06-20 (or before) in World Bank

Latest news and information from the World Bank and its development work on Climate Change. Access facts, statistics, project information, development research from experts and latest news about Climate Change.

  Tagged under: Carbon Pricing | Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Finance


ECIU

  2020-06-20 (or before) in Energy & Climate Intelligence Unit

Informed debate on energy and climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the SEC – Glasgow 2021

  2020-06-20 (or before) in UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the SEC – Glasgow 2021

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference will take place in November 2021, at the Scottish Event Campus (SEC) in Glasgow.

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change | Sustainability


Why climate change is a civil rights battle

  2020-06-18 by in The Correspondent

Climate disasters are not ‘natural’ – they’re human made. If we want to fight climate change, we first need to tackle inequality and racism.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


The number of climate deniers in Australia is more than double the global average, new survey finds

  2020-06-16 (or before) by in The Conversation

Australia ranks third in the world in climate change deniers. It’s a bronze medal we don’t want.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate-exodus expected in the Middle East and North Africa

  2020-06-07 (or before) in mpg.de

Climate change could lead to more climate refugees from the Middle East and North Africa according to calculations by a team of the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, led by J. Lelieveld.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Middle East


UN climate negotiations delayed but climate action must continue

  2020-05-29 (or before) in LDC Climate Change

Thimphu, Bhutan – “A delayed COP must not delay climate action”, emphasises the Chair of the Least Developed Countries (LDCs), representing more than 1 billion people living in some of the most vulnerable countries bearing the brunt of climate change. Today the COP Bureau announced that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, COP26 – the annual UN

  Tagged under: COP26 | Climate Change


40 Years of Data Confirm Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger. Climate Models Were Right

  2020-05-27 (or before) by in ScienceAlert

The most powerful storms on our planet have grown substantially stronger, and almost forty years' worth of hurricane satellite imagery suggest a warming planet might be fuelling the changes.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change


Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services

  2020-05-27 (or before) in Met Office UK

The Met Office Hadley Centre is one of the UK's foremost climate change research centres.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate Change Might Trigger El Niño-like Pattern Over Indian Ocean by 2050: Study | The Weather Channel - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

  2020-05-24 (or before) in The Weather Channel and weather.com

The new study revealed that even a small increase in the surface temperature of the Indian Ocean can lead to the formation of El Niño-like patterns in the near future. - Articles from The Weather Channel | weather.com

  Tagged under: Oceans | India | Climate Change | El Niño


Why Climate Change Caused Me To Rethink My Career Plans

  2020-05-23 in HuffPost - Breaking News, U.S. and World News | HuffPost

“I feel like I have no choice but to pursue an education and career path that will arm me with the weapons I need to fight this ‘global war.’"

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Climate Change


Thousands in Michigan evacuate after 2 dams are breached, and the governor warns city could soon be under '9 feet of water'

  2020-05-22 (or before) in Climate Signals

Climate Signals Summary: In the Midwest, climate change is increasing extreme and total precipitation, which is greatly increasing the risk of severe flooding, like the current Michigan flooding.  

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Climate Signals

  2020-05-22 (or before) in Climate Signals

Climate Signals is a nonprofit, nonpartisan project of Climate Nexus that curates cutting-edge attribution science and provides resources in real time explaining how climate change worsens extreme events.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Oroville Dam Spillway Overflow February 2017

  2020-05-22 (or before) in Climate Signals

A series of weather systems has delivered record-breaking heavy precipitation to California since early January 2017. On top of heavy precipitation, warm weather systems dropped rainfall in mountain regions where snow pack was forced to melt back to higher elevations and the resulting melt water joined the mountain run-off from the passing storms. Climate change contributes to both heavy precipitation as well as warmer temperatures that prematurely melt snow pack. The combination of heavy precipitation and snow-pack melt has driven the state from drought to flood. Natural climate variability in California is extremely ...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Extreme Rainfall | Drought | Climate Change | California | Collapse


'I don't want to be seen as a zealot': what MPs really think about the climate crisis

  2020-05-21 in The Guardian

The long read: In return for anonymity, MPs agreed to speak candidly about climate change. The difference between what they say in private and in public is striking – and shows us how we can make climate action central to post-pandemic politics

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change is turning parts of Antarctica green, say scientists

  2020-05-20 in The Guardian

Researchers map ‘beginning of new ecosystem’ as algae bloom across surface of melting snow

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Antarctic


Trump admin slaps solar, wind operators with retroactive rent bills | Reuters

  2020-05-19 (or before) in Reuters

The Trump administration has ended a two-year rent holiday for solar and wind projects operating on federal lands, handing them whopping retroactive bills at a time the industry is struggling with the fallout of the coronavirus outbreak, according to company officials.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | USA | Donald Trump | Solar Energy | Climate Change | Wind Power | US Politics | California | Alaska


UC becomes nation's largest university to divest fully from fossil fuels

  2020-05-19 in Los Angeles Times

The University of California has fully divested from all fossil fuels, the nation's largest university to do so as pressure grows at Harvard, Stanford and other campuses to join the fight against climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | California


Former Archbishop of Canterbury urges churches to reduce ‘lethal dependence’ on fossil fuels - Premier Christian News | Headlines, Breaking News, Comment & Analysis

  2020-05-15 (or before) in Premier Christian News | Headlines, Breaking News, Comment & Analysis

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, has spoken of the responsibility of churches to fight climate change, following a new report. Christian

  Tagged under: Extinction Rebellion | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Guest post: A brief history of climate targets and technological promises

  2020-05-13 in Carbon Brief

Over the past three decades, the perceived wisdom for how to approach climate targets has changed several times. From initial ideas of climate stabilisation, suggested approaches have focused on percentage CO2 emissions cuts, atmospheric CO2 concentrations, carbon budgets and today’s dominant framing of temperature rise limits.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Michael Moore's new film turns heroes into villains and villains into heroes | Opinion

  2020-05-13 (or before) in Newsweek

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change


Home - Transition Pathway Initiative

  2020-05-12 (or before) by in Transition Pathway Initiative

The Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) is a global, asset-owner led initiative which assesses companies' preparedness for the transition to a low carbon economy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Publications and news - Transition Pathway Initiative

  2020-05-12 (or before) by in Transition Pathway Initiative

The Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) is a global, asset-owner led initiative which assesses companies' preparedness for the transition to a low carbon economy.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Potentially fatal bouts of heat and humidity on the rise, study finds

  2020-05-08 in The Guardian

Scientists identify thousands of extreme events, suggesting stark warnings about global heating are already coming to pass

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Young people face 'altered world', say lawyers in child climate case

  2020-05-06 by in The Straits Times - Breaking News, Lifestyle & Multimedia News

LONDON (THOMSON REUTERS FOUNDATION) - Young people face a "fundamentally altered world" that threatens their human rights and safety unless governments take effective action to curb climate change, lawyers for Greta Thunberg and other child climate activists said on Tuesday (May 5). . Read more at straitstimes.com.

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change


Letter: Building a resilient recovery from the COVID-19 crisis to Prime Minister Boris Johnson - Climate Change Committee

  2020-05-06 (or before) in Climate Change Committee

This is a letter from Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, and Baroness Brown, Chair of the CCC’s Adaptation Committee, to Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP Prime Minister of the UK. As the Government considers its approach to rebuilding after the COVID-19 crisis we are writing to advise on how climate policy can play a core part.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Climate change and coronavirus: Five charts about the biggest carbon crash - BBC News

  2020-05-06 (or before) in The BBC

How the global pandemic is limiting carbon emissions and what this will mean for climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

  2020-05-05 (or before) in Net Zero Watch - News on net zero

News and opinion on net zero - from climate change science, to energy policy, to the costs and the impact of net zero on the poor.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero


To fix Climate Change, stop being a techie and start being a human | by Paul Johnston | Medium

  2020-05-05 (or before) in Medium

I have many conversations with people in tech who want to know how to get involved in the Climate Change fight. This is my response

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Disobedience, Protest, and the Pandemic: Climate Change and Citizen Action under Conditions of Social Distancing | Blog by Graeme Hayes

  2020-05-05 in CUSP | Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity

Civil disobedience is not just a checklist of components, but a tradition of morally purposeful action and an expression of citizenship, CUSP Fellow Graeme Hayes writes. As the pandemic ushers in new social norms, and political and economic interests may seek to capitalise on the crisis to further deepen social inequality, how social movements rethink their tactics may have profound consequences for the effectiveness of future protests.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics


Climate change is getting worse but it is no worse than we predicted - Climate Change Committee

  2020-05-04 in Climate Change Committee

Worsening climate change should not be mistaken for individual events that are worse than expected. Recent extremes give a clear picture of the impacts and risks that come with a human-driven warming climate. Extreme events also emphasise the urgency of action to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, write Professor Piers Forster and Professor Corinne Le Quéré.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases | Predictions | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


Siberian Wildfires Burn an Area Three Times the Size of Delaware

  2020-05-03 (or before) in Earther | Gizmodo

It’s spring in an era of rapid climate change so that means Russia is being lit up by monster fires. But in an era of coronavirus, a confluence of factors has made the wildfires even worse.

  Tagged under: Wildfires | Climate Change | Russia


Martin Jucker

  2020-04-30 (or before) in Martin Jucker

Martin Jucker, Lecturer, Climate Change Research Centre, The University of New South Wales. Research in Atmospheric Sciences and Scientific Visualization. Builder and user of General Circulation Models.

  Tagged under: Climate Change


Western US Heat Wave April 2020

  2020-04-29 (or before) in Climate Signals

Record-breaking triple digit heat has taken hold in the southwestern US. The heat wave is expected to break all time monthly temperature records for April in several locations. Recent years have shown an uptick in the number of extreme, record-breaking heat events in the region. The increase in extreme heat events is a clear signal of climate change. Around 80 percent of monthly hot temperature records in the Southwest from 2001 to 2010 were due to climate change.[1] Four out of five record-hot days globally are now amplified by the trend in global warming.[2]

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Extreme Weather | Climate Change


Nutrient dilution and climate cycles underlie declines in a dominant insect herbivore

  2020-04-25 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Parsing variation in long-term patterns underlying insect abundances and assigning mechanisms are critical in light of recent reports of dramatic insect declines. Grasshopper abundances in a North American prairie exhibited both 5-y cycles and >2%/y declines over the past 20 y. Large-scale climate oscillations predicted the cycles in grasshopper abundances. Moreover, plant biomass doubled over the same period—likely due to changes in climate and increasing atmospheric CO2—diluting the concentrations in plant tissue of key nutrients which in turn predicted the declines of a dominant herbivore. Nutrient dilution, li...

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Insects | Insect Populations


How to explain climate change? With comic books - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

  2020-04-22 in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Climate change seems to be a problem almost designed to defy our understanding. We are not good at dealing with intangible entities, and in climate change both causes and effects remain mostly invisible in our daily lives. But comics can make the invisible visible, and tell human stories.

  Tagged under: Climate Change