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House GOP Defends Fossil Gas Exports as Industry Profits at Consumers’ Expense

  2024-02-15 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

Fossil industry-backed House Republicans advanced a bill to undo Biden's pause on climate-warming LNG export terminals.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Preliminary analysis says global warming more to blame than El Niño for Amazon’s ongoing record drought

  2024-02-08 (or before) in Climate.gov

2023 “exceptional” drought would have been two categories weaker and ~30 times less likely in a world without global warming.

  Tagged under: Amazon Rainforest | Drought | Global Warming | El Niño


New UN weather agency chief says rate of global warming is speeding up

  2024-02-07 in The Independent

The new chief of the World Meteorological Organization says the rate of human-caused climate change is accelerating and that warming has triggered more Arctic cold outbreaks further south, weighing in on two issues that divide climate scientists

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Currently stable parts of East Antarctica may be closer to melting than anyone has realized

  2024-02-05 in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

In a warming climate, meltwater from Antarctica is expected to contribute significantly to rising seas. For the most part, though, research has been focused on West Antarctica, in places like the Thwaites Glacier, which has seen significant melt in recent decades.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Unprecedented ocean heating shows risks of world 3C warmer

  2024-01-31 in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Record-high ocean temperatures observed in 2023 could become the norm if the world moved into a climate that is 3°C warmer than pre-industrial levels, according to a new study.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming


With the World Stumbling Past 1.5 Degrees of Warming, Scientists Warn Climate Shocks Could Trigger Unrest and Authoritarian Backlash - Inside Climate News

  2024-01-28 by in Inside Climate News

Most of the public seems unaware that global temperatures will soon push past the target to which the U.N. hoped to limit warming, but researchers see social and psychological crises brewing.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Marshall Brain: How overheating in the Arctic Circle will cause the collapse of civilization | WRAL TechWire

  2024-01-26 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. Brain takes a serious as well as entertaining look at a world of possibilities for Earth and the human race. He’s also author of “The Doomsday Book: The Science Behind Humanity’s Greatest Threats.” If we were to

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Collapse


We are heading toward IPCC's 1.5 C threshold of warming, but all is not lost | CBC News

  2024-01-20 (or before) in CBC.ca - Canada's Public Broadcaster

As we edge ever closer toward that 1.5 C, it may leave one with a sense of defeat, of helplessness, that we have failed and that we might as well give up. But that shouldn’t be the case.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Climate change: the 1.5-degree goal may be ‘deader than a doornail,’ and scientists are bitterly divided over it | CNN

  2024-01-18 by in CNN

Countries agreed in 2015 to try and keep global warming to 1.5 degrees. But what if the battle to stay under this limit has already been lost?

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Report: Warmer planet will trigger increased farm losses

  2024-01-18 in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Extreme heat is already harming crop yields, but a new report quantifies just how much that warming is cutting into farmers' financial security. For every 1 degree Celsius of warming, yields of major crops like corn, soybeans and wheat fall by 16% to 20%, gross farm income falls by 7% and net farm income plummets 66%.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Farming


Scientists discover southern Africa's temps will rise past rhinos' tolerance

  2024-01-17 in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Southern Africa contains the vast majority of the world's remaining populations of both black and white rhinoceroses (80% and 92%, respectively). The region's climate is changing rapidly as a result global warming. Traditional conservation efforts aimed at protecting rhinos have focused on poaching, but until now, there has been no analysis of the impact that climate change may have on the animals.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Africa


Climate Change and Energy Transition: The 2023 Scorecard

  2024-01-16 by in resilience

To reach net zero emissions by 2050 (which the IPCC considers necessary to cap warming at 1.5 degrees Celsius) by providing 100 percent of total global energy from renewables, we would need a nearly ten-fold increase in renewable energy production, even assuming zero growth in overall global energy demand during that time.

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Global Warming | Net Zero


Future floods: Global warming intensifies heavy rain – even more than expected

  2024-01-08 (or before) in Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

11/27/2023 - The intensity and frequency of extreme rainfall increases exponentially with global warming, a new study finds. The analysis by researchers from the Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK) shows that state-of-the-art climate models significantly underestimate how much extreme rainfall increases under global warming – meaning that extreme rainfall could increase quicker than climate models suggest.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Global heating will pass 1.5C threshold this year, top ex-Nasa scientist says

  2024-01-08 in The Guardian

James Hansen says limit will be passed ‘for all practical purposes’ by May though other experts predict that will happen in 2030s

  Tagged under: Global Warming | IPCC | El Niño


Robust acceleration of Earth system heating observed over the past six decades - Scientific Reports

  2024-01-02 (or before) in Nature

Global heating of the Earth system is unequivocal. However, detecting an acceleration of Earth heating has remained elusive to date, despite suggestive evidence of a potential increase in heating rates. In this study, we demonstrate that since 1960, the warming of the world ocean has accelerated at a relatively consistent pace of 0.15 ± 0.05 (W/m2)/decade, while the land, cryosphere, and atmosphere have exhibited an accelerated pace of 0.013 ± 0.003 (W/m2)/decade. This has led to a substantial increase in ocean warming, with a magnitude of 0.91 ± 0.80 W/m2 between th...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming


Global Average Surface Temperature Anomalies / TCC

  2023-12-29 (or before) in ds.data.jma.go.jp

Tokyo Climate Center Home Page

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Japan


Natural gas is actually migrating under permafrost, and could see methane emissions skyrocket if it escapes

  2023-12-16 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Beneath Svalbard's permafrost, millions of cubic meters of methane are trapped—and scientists have now learned that it can migrate beneath the cold seal of the permafrost and escape. A large-scale escape could create a cycle of warming that would send methane emissions skyrocketing: warming thaws the permafrost, causing more gas to escape, allowing more permafrost to thaw and more gas to be released.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Methane


Why did the IPCC choose 2° C as the goal for limiting global warming?

  2023-12-04 (or before) in MIT Climate Portal

Scientists and policymakers have long agreed that global warming beyond 2° C above the pre-industrial average would pose large and escalating risks to human life as we know it on Earth, and governments have used that number as an organizing principle.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | IPCC


Will the Globe Encounter the Warmest Winter after the Hottest Summer in 2023? - Advances in Atmospheric Sciences

  2023-12-01 in Springer Verlag

In the boreal summer and autumn of 2023, the globe experienced an extremely hot period across both oceans and continents. The consecutive record-breaking mean surface temperature has caused many to speculate upon how the global temperature will evolve in the coming 2023/24 boreal winter. In this report, as shown in the multi-model ensemble mean (MME) prediction released by the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a medium-to-strong eastern Pacific El Niño event will reach its mature phase in the following 2–3 months, which tends to excite an anomalous anticyclone over the western Nort...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | El Niño | Middle East


'Insufficient ambition and not enough action': UN warns world is on track for 3C of warming

  2023-11-20 in Business Green

UN's latest Emissions Gap Report warns that even if governments' decarbonisation goals are met the world is still facing around 2.5C of warming this century

  Tagged under: Global Warming | United Nations | COP28 | Decarbonisation


Showdown at COP28

  2023-11-17 by in Counter Punch

“$200 trillion is needed to stop global warming” (Bloomberg New Energy Finance) Buckle up, fireworks will be going off in a couple weeks in the pristine

  Tagged under: COP28 | Global Warming | Finance


Q&A: Warming of 2C would trigger ‘catastrophic’ loss of world’s ice, new report says - Carbon Brief

  2023-11-16 by in Carbon Brief

Global warming of 2C would see “extensive, long-term [and] essentially irreversible” losses from the Earth’s ice sheets and glaciers, warns a new report.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Significant West Antarctic Cooling in the Past Two Decades Driven by Tropical Pacific Forcing

  2023-11-07 (or before) in American Meteorological Society Journals

Abstract During the second half of the twentieth century, the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) has undergone significant warming at more than twice the global mean and thus is regarded as one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth. However, a reversal of this trend was observed in the 1990s, resulting in regional cooling. In particular, during 1999–2018, the observed annual average surface air temperature had decreased at a statistically significant rate, with the strongest cooling in austral spring. The spring cooling correlates significantly with the second leading modes (EOF2) derived from empirical orthogonal func...

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Sea Level


New Study Warns of an Imminent Spike of Planetary Warming and Deepens Divides Among Climate Scientists - Inside Climate News

  2023-11-02 by in Inside Climate News

During the past year, the needles on the climate dashboard for global ice melt, heatwaves, ocean temperatures, coral die-offs, floods and droughts all tilted far into the red warning zone. In summer and fall, monthly global temperature anomalies spiked beyond most projections, helping to drive those extremes, and they may not level off anytime soon, […]

  Tagged under: Drought | Oceans | Global Warming | Coral Reefs | Heatwaves


Observational and model evidence together support wide-spread exposure to noncompensable heat under continued global warming | Science Advances

  2023-10-13 (or before) in Science | AAAS

Analysis of observations and climate models suggest a rapid increase in noncompensable heat under moderate global warming.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


World breaches key 1.5C warming mark for record number of days

  2023-10-07 (or before) in The BBC

The BBC finds that there have been a record number of days in 2023 that breached the 1.5C temperature limit.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


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


Climate Overshoot Commission

  2023-10-03 (or before) in Climate Overshoot Commission

Climate Overshoot Commission: An independent group of eminent global leaders who will recommend strategies that would reduce risks in case the world exceeds its global warming goals.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


We are on track to pass 1.5°C warming in less than 10 years | New Scientist

  2023-09-24 (or before) in New Scientist

Business as usual would cause the planet to warm above the aspirational 1.5°C limit agreed at the UN Paris meeting as early as 2026

  Tagged under: Global Warming


What will happen if the world passes 1.5°C of global warming for the first time? | New Scientist

  2023-09-24 (or before) in New Scientist

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C has become the defining measure of success in the climate fight and we need to think about what comes next

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Global Warming of 1.5 ºC

  2023-09-24 (or before) in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  Tagged under: Global Warming | IPCC


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


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


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


Ice Melt, Sea Level Rise and Superstorms: Evidence from Paleoclimate Data, Climate Modeling, and Modern Observations that 2°C Global Warming is Highly Dangerous

  2023-09-18 (or before) in ResearchGate

PDF | Abstract. There is evidence of ice melt, sea level rise to +5-9 meters, and extreme storms in the prior interglacial period that was less than 1°C... | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Sea Level


French ski resort closes permanently because of snowfall shortage | CNN

  2023-09-16 by in CNN

La Sambuy, a family skiing destination in the French Alps, is the latest winter sports resort to permanently close because global warming has shrunk its ski season to just a few weeks.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | France


Global Warming is Accelerating. Why? Will We Fly Blind?

  2023-09-15 (or before) in Mailchimp

  Tagged under: Global Warming


‘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


Antarctica warming much faster than models predicted in ‘deeply concerning’ sign for sea levels

  2023-09-07 in The Guardian

Study finds ‘direct evidence’ of polar amplification on continent as scientists warn of implications of ice loss

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Predictions | Antarctic | Sea Level


Climate-changing human activity could lead to 1 billion deaths over the next century, according to new study

  2023-08-28 in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

If global warming reaches or exceeds two degrees Celsius by 2100, University of Western Ontario's Joshua Pearce says it is likely that mainly richer humans will be responsible for the death of roughly one billion mainly poorer humans over the next century.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Scientists Examine Dangerous Global Warming ‘Accelerators’ - Inside Climate News

  2023-02-17 by in Inside Climate News

Recent climate projections may be underestimating the pace of global warming in an atmosphere damaged by greenhouse gas emissions, because the interaction of powerful climate feedback loops that can accelerate warming are not well-represented in key climate models, an international team of scientists concluded in a study published today in the journal One Earth. Their […]

  Tagged under: Global Warming


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


Monitoring global carbon emissions in 2021 - Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

  2022-03-22 (or before) in Nature

Following record-level declines in 2020, near-real-time data indicate that global CO2 emissions rebounded by 4.8% in 2021, reaching 34.9 GtCO2. These 2021 emissions consumed 8.7% of the remaining carbon budget for limiting anthropogenic warming to 1.5 °C, which if current trajectories continue, might be used up in 9.5 years at 67% likelihood.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


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


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


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


Guest post: How the Keeling Curve will need to bend to limit global warming to 1.5C - Carbon Brief

  2022-01-12 in Carbon Brief

The Keeling Curve is an iconic graph showing how levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) have been building up in the atmosphere, driving an increase in global temperatures.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Rising From the Antarctic, a Climate Alarm

  2021-12-13 in The New York Times

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Antarctic | Whales and Dolphins


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


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


Inactive oil wells could be big source of methane emissions: Geologist studies greenhouse gas emissions from uncapped, idle wells in Texas

  2021-10-31 (or before) in Science Daily

Uncapped, idle oil wells could be leaking millions of kilograms of methane each year into the atmosphere and surface water, according to a new study.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Drought | Greenhouse Gases | Methane | Texas


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


Mike and Annie Cannon-Brookes pledge $1.5b to limit global warming

  2021-10-23 (or before) in Financial Review - Business, Finance and Investment News | afr.com

The technology power couple have promised to give away some of their personal wealth to help keep the increase in world temperatures to 1.5 degrees.

  Tagged under: Global Warming


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


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


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


Three degrees of global warming is quite plausible and truly disastrous | The Economist

  2021-07-27 (or before) in The Economist Magazine

Rapid emission cuts can reduce the risks but not eliminate them

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Paris Equity Check | Pledged Warming Map

  2021-07-25 (or before) in Paris Equity Check

Global Warming Map

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Radioisotopes demonstrate changes in global atmospheric circulation possibly caused by global warming - Scientific Reports

  2021-07-11 (or before) in Nature

In this paper, we present a new method to study global atmospheric processes and their changes during the last decade. A cosmogenic radionuclide measured at ground-level, beryllium-7, is utilized as a proxy to study atmospheric dynamics. Beryllium-7 has two advantages: First, this radionuclide, primarily created in the lower stratosphere, attaches to aerosols that are transported downwards to the troposphere and travel around the globe with the general atmospheric circulation. By monitoring these particles, we can provide a global, simple, and sustainable way to track processes such as multi-annual variation of the troposphere, ...

  Tagged under: Global Warming


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


Projected changes in persistent extreme summer weather events: The role of quasi-resonant amplification

  2021-06-18 (or before) in Science Advances

Projections of warming favor more frequent extreme weather events, but there is a large spread due to aerosol forcing changes.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Extreme Weather


The amount of heat the Earth traps has doubled since 2005, NASA says - The Washington Post

  2021-06-16 in The Washington Post

The amount of heat the Earth traps has roughly doubled since 2005, according to new research from NASA and NOAA. The additional energy is equivalent to four detonations per second of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Earth Energy Imbalance


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


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


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


Global Ice Loss on Pace to Drive Worst-Case Sea Level Rise - Inside Climate News

  2021-01-26 in Inside Climate News

From the polar caps to the glaciers of Europe, Asia and South America, global warming is melting the planet’s ice faster than ever and speeding the inundation of the world’s coastlines. New research shows the annual melt rate grew from 0.8 trillion tons in the 1990s to 1.3 trillion tons by 2017, and has accelerated […]

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Ice Melting | Sea Level


Sudden Stratospheric Warmings

  2020-11-23 in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

Sudden stratospheric warmings are dramatic events of the polar stratosphere that affect the atmosphere from the surface to the thermosphere Our understanding of sudden stratospheric warmings has ac...

  Tagged under: Global Warming


Study shows wetter climate is likely to intensify global warming

  2020-10-05 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

A study in the May 6th issue of Nature indicates the increase in rainfall forecast by global climate models is likely to hasten the release of carbon dioxide from tropical soils, further intensifying global warming by adding to human emissions of this greenhouse gas into Earth's atmosphere.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Extreme Rainfall | Greenhouse Gases


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


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


Climate Change Multiplies the Threats of Infectious Diseases

  2020-04-19 by in Truthout - Fearless Independent Journalism

Global warming can lead to compromised immune systems, which in turn makes individuals more susceptible to diseases.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change


Analysis: How ‘carbon-cycle feedbacks’ could make global warming worse - Carbon Brief

  2020-04-14 in Carbon Brief

Yet climate change also depends on an under-appreciated factor known as “carbon-cycle feedbacks”. Accounting for uncertainties in carbon-cycle feedbacks means that the world could warm much more – or a bit less – than is commonly thought.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change


Trump, Putin and the Pipelines to Nowhere | by Alex Steffen | The Nearly Now

  2020-02-22 (or before) by Alex Steffen in The Nearly Now

American journalists, pundits and media executives have largely convinced themselves that climate change is not a serious political issue, because they think the polls tell them that. A majority of…

  Tagged under: Vladimir Putin | Carbon Bubble | Global Warming | Donald Trump | Climate Change


Climate Destabilization Unlikely to Cause Methane 'Burp'

  2020-02-20 (or before) in Scripps Institution of Oceanography

A long-feared scenario in which global warming causes Arctic permafrost to melt and release enough greenhouse gas to accelerate warming and cause catastrophe probably won’t happen.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Methane | Arctic | Greenhouse Gases


Politics & Global Warming, November 2019 — Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

  2020-01-23 (or before) in Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

Our latest report describes how Democratic, Independent, and Republican registered voters view global warming and related issues.

  Tagged under: Public Opinion | Global Warming | US Politics | Climate Change


New climate models suggest Paris goals may be out of reach

  2020-01-20 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

New climate models show carbon dioxide is a more potent greenhouse gas than previously understood, a finding that could push the Paris treaty goals for capping global warming out of reach, scientists have told AFP.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Greenhouse Gases


Why do record ocean temperatures matter?

  2020-01-13 by Damian Carrington in The Guardian

Everything you need to know about the significance of the heat record set last year

  Tagged under: Marine Life | Heatwaves | Global Warming | Oceans | Climate Change | Wildlife


‘High likelihood of human civilisation coming to end’ by 2050, report finds | The Independent | The Independent

  2020-01-09 (or before) in The Independent

Over-conservative climate scenarios mean we could face ‘world of outright chaos’, says analysis authored by former fossil fuel executive and backed by former head of Australia’s military

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change


Australia Will Lose to Climate Change

  2020-01-06 (or before) in The Atlantic

Even as the country fights bushfires, it can’t stop dumping planet-warming pollution into the atmosphere.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Climate Change | Australia | Bushfires | Wildfires | Economic Growth | Great Barrier Reef | Coral Reefs


Big oil asks government to protect its Texas facilities from climate change - CBS News

  2020-01-05 (or before) in CBS News

Texas Gulf Coast project would shield petroleum industry, which is blamed for contributing to global warming and now wants safeguards against the consequences

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Lobbying | Oil Industry | Texas | Climate Change


Global Apathy Toward the Fires in Australia Is a Scary Portent for the Future

  2019-12-31 by in New York Magazine

A months-long climate disaster in a wealthy, white country is tailor-made to dominate news coverage. It hasn’t.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change


Planting trees is only a good news story if it’s done right | Bibi van der Zee

  2019-12-25 by Bibi van der Zee in The Guardian

In the fight against global warming, we’d be better off preserving natural forests than planting new monoculture plantations, says Guardian journalist Bibi van der Zee

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Activism | Carbon Capture and Storage | Forests | Trees | Deforestation | Climate Change


Methane and the risk of runaway global warming

  2019-12-10 (or before) by in The Conversation

Research was published this week showing the financial cost of methane being released from Earth’s permafrosts. But the risks go beyond financial - Earth’s history shows that releasing these stores could…

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Methane


Greenland's ice sheet melting seven times faster than in 1990s

  2019-12-10 by Fiona Harvey in The Guardian

Scale and speed of loss much higher than predicted, threatening inundation for hundreds of millions of people

  Tagged under: Oceans | Predictions | Science | Glaciers | Global Warming | Ice Melting | Greenland | Climate Change | Sea Level


Welcome to Carbon Atlas | Global Carbon Atlas

  2019-12-05 (or before) in Global Carbon Atlas

  Tagged under: Science | Global Warming | CO2


Explaining how the water vapor greenhouse effect works

  2019-12-03 (or before) in Global Warming and Climate Change skepticism examined

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


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

  2019-11-05 (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: Global Warming | Climate Change | Legislation


Empirical evidence that humans are causing global warming

  2019-10-25 (or before) in Global Warming and Climate Change skepticism examined

Direct observations find that CO2 is rising sharply due to human activity. Satellite and surface measurements find less energy is escaping to space at CO2 absorption wavelengths. Ocean and surface temperature measurements find the planet continues to accumulate heat. This gives a line of empirical evidence that human CO2 emissions are causing global warming.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Science | CO2 | Climate Change


Climate change: Scientists to report on ocean 'emergency' caused by warming - BBC News

  2019-09-24 (or before) in The BBC

Researchers from around the world meet to finalise a study on the impact of warming on oceans and icy regions.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Global Warming | Climate Change


This isn't extinction, it's extermination: the people killing nature know what they're doing | Jeff Sparrow

  2019-09-20 by Jeff Sparrow in The Guardian

The climate strike must be a beginning and not an end. Warming won’t be stopped by symbolism

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Activism | Greenhouse Gases


NASA Studies How Arctic Wildfires Change the World – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

  2019-08-17 (or before) by in Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

NASA is studying why boreal forest and tundra fires have become more frequent and powerful and what that means for climate forecasting, ecosystems and human health.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Wildfires | Science | Arctic | Climate Change | Forest Fires | Health | Trees


'Ecological grief': Greenland residents traumatised by climate emergency

  2019-08-12 by Dan McDougall in The Guardian

Islanders are struggling to reconcile impact of global heating with traditional way of life, survey finds

  Tagged under: Arctic | Ice Melting | Global Warming | Greenland | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Change


Climate change: 12 years to save the planet? Make that 18 months - BBC News

  2019-07-24 (or before) in BBC

There's a growing consensus that the next year-and-a-half are key in the battle against rising temperatures.

  Tagged under: Science | Global Warming | Climate Change


Research Highlight: Loss of Arctic's Reflective Sea Ice Will Advance Global Warming by 25 Years

  2019-07-19 in Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Losing the remaining Arctic sea ice and its ability to reflect incoming solar energy back to space would be equivalent to adding one trillion tons of CO2 to the atmosphere, on top of the 2.4 trillion tons emitted since the Industrial Age, according to current and former researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Solar Energy | Ice Melting | Global Warming | Arctic


Pope Francis declares 'climate emergency' and urges action

  2019-06-14 by Jillian Ambrose in The Guardian

Addressing energy leaders, pope warns of ‘catastrophic’ effects of global heating

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Pope Francis | Religion | Climate Change


Atmospheric carbon levels are leaping. We can't afford more years like this

  2019-06-11 in The Guardian

Each year of high emissions adds to the stock of carbon in the air, bringing us closer to catastrophe

  Tagged under: Global Warming | CO2 | Greenhouse Gases


Treat Our Climate Crisis Like Our House Is On Fire – Because It Is

  2019-05-30 in Huffington Post UK

Solving the climate crisis is the greatest and most complex challenge we have ever faced. The solution, however, is so simple that even a small child can understand it.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Climate Change | Greta Thunberg


Emissions from thawing Arctic permafrost may be 12 times higher than thought, scientists say

  2019-04-17 in The Independent

‘This needs to be taken more seriously than it is right now,’ says author of new study

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Arctic | Alaska | Feedback Loops | Ice Melting | Methane | Permafrost | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change


GreenHouse Gas Online - Greenhouse Gas News, Research and Resources

  2019-03-03 (or before) in GreenHouse Gas Online - Greenhouse Gas News, Research and Resources

Greenhouse Gas Online. Welcome to GHG online - Greenhouse Gas News, Research and Resources

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Methane | Kyoto Agreement


Hockey stick graph - Wikipedia

  2019-03-03 (or before) in Wikipedia

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Predictions | Science


How I stave off despair as a climate scientist

  2019-03-03 (or before) in Nature

So much warming, so many dire effects, so little action — Dave Reay reveals how dreams of soggy soil and seaweed keep him going. So much warming, so many dire effects, so little action — Dave Reay reveals how dreams of soggy soil and seaweed keep him going.

  Tagged under: Climate Anxiety and Grief | Global Warming


The battle on the frontline of climate change in Mali - BBC News

  2019-01-22 (or before) in The BBC

Climate change is aggravating the conflict in Mali and making it harder to survive. writes Lyse Doucet.

  Tagged under: Africa | Global Warming | Conflict | Climate Change | Mali


Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change, study finds

  2018-11-16 by Jonathan Watts in The Guardian

Ranking of countries’ goals shows even EU on course for more than double safe level of warming

  Tagged under: China | Canada | Russia | Global Warming | Greenhouse Gases | Coal | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels


Taller Arctic Plants Could Speed Dangerous Warming Feedback Loop - EcoWatch

  2018-09-27 in EcoWatch - For a Healthier Planet and Life

Climate change is giving Arctic plants a growth spurt. A study published in Nature examined seven key plant characteristics over 30 years of warming at 117 locations in the Arctic or alpine tundra and found that plants were growing taller at all locations studied. Plant height could actually speed up as well as signal the warming process.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Arctic | Climate Change


Pope Francis pushes for action to limit climate change - Nature

  2015-06-16 in Nature

The Pope warns of “grave consequences” from unchecked warming.

  Tagged under: Global Warming | Pope Francis


Extinction, like climate change, is complicated

  2007-03-26 in Mongabay

Impact of global warming on extinction debated Extinction is a hotly debated, but poorly understood topic in science. The same goes for climate change. When scientists try to forecast the impact of global change on future biodiversity levels, the results are contentious, to say the least. While some argue that species have managed to survive […]

  Tagged under: Global Warming


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