Latest Climate Change News and Research

Loss of Arctic Sea Ice to Give Rise to More Strong El Niños, Study Finds

The loss of Arctic sea ice could yield more strong El Niños, in which unusually warm ocean waters fuel drought in the western Pacific and…

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Number of Americans Exposed to Harmful Wildfire Smoke Has Increased 27-Fold

Millions of Americans are now routinely exposed to unhealthy plumes of wildfire smoke that can waft thousands of miles across the country, scientists have warned.Read…

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As UN Climate Summit Looms, Denmark Becomes First Country to Pay for ‘Loss and Damage’

Denmark is directing more than $13 million to aid countries hard hit by climate change, becoming the first wealthy nation to pay for “loss and…

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For a Scientist and Mother, Climate Change Is Generational ‘Robbery’

Hungarian scientist Diana Ürge-Vorsatz is concerned about how the climate change crisis is impacting children. She sees her research on renewable energy and energy demand…

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Why the Rush to Mine Lithium Could Dry Up the High Andes

The demand for lithium for EV batteries is driving a mining boom in an arid Andes region of Argentina, Chile, and Bolivia, home to half…

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Burning Fossil Fuel Reserves Would Use Up Carbon Budget Seven Times Over

If burned, global fossil fuel reserves would release 3.5 trillion metric tons of carbon emissions, more than has been unleashed since the start of the…

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European Parliament Condemns East Africa Pipeline, Putting Pressure on Banks to Abandon Project

The European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the planned East African Crude Oil Pipeline this week, dealing another blow to the controversial project, which numerous…

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A Rapid Shift to Clean Energy Would Save the World $12 Trillion, Analysis Shows

The world would save at least $12 trillion by phasing out fossil fuels and shifting to renewable energy by 2050, according to a new analysis…

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Warming Waters Challenge Atlantic Salmon, Both Wild and Farmed

Higher ocean and river temperatures are stressing Atlantic salmon, depriving these iconic fish of oxygen and forcing them to swim farther to find food. These…

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When Told About Flood Risk, Homebuyers Shun Vulnerable Homes, Study Finds

When told about risks from flooding, prospective homebuyers were less likely to make offers on vulnerable properties, according to new research from the real estate…

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Global ‘Stilling’: Is Climate Change Slowing Down the Wind?

As carbon dioxide levels rise and the Earth’s poles warm, researchers are predicting a decline in the planet’s wind speeds. This ‘stilling’ could impact wind…

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Forests in the Amazon, Southern Boreal Regions, and U.S. West Most Threatened by Climate Change

As climate change increasingly threaten’s the world’s forests, scientists at the University of Utah have developed a new tool that identifies those woodlands that are…

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Arctic Lakes Are Vanishing a Century Earlier Than Predicted

Arctic lakes are drying out nearly a century earlier than projected, depriving the region of a critical source of fresh water, according to new research.Read…

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Could the Drying Up of Europe’s Great Rivers Be the New Normal?

From the Danube to the Loire, Europe’s prime rivers — lifelines for the continent’s economy — are running low after a brutal five-month drought. After…

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Experts Confident EU Will Meet Its Ambitious Climate Targets

The European Union is widely expected to meet its ambitious climate targets under the Paris Agreement, according to a survey of hundreds of scientists and…

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Germany’s Cheap Summer Train Fares Prevented 1.8 Million Tons of Carbon Pollution

A German initiative slashing summer train fares drove widespread use of public transit, helping avoid 1.8 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions, according to an…

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After Two Murders, a Brazilian Indigenous Leader Steps Up the Fight

In an interview with e360, Beto Marubo, a leader of Brazil’s Indigenous Amazon people, discusses the recent murders of an activist and a journalist and…

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Industrial Revolution Reversed 7,000-Year Cooling Trend in Siberia, Bringing Temperatures to Unprecedented Highs

Siberia is today among the fastest-warming regions on Earth, but in the 7,000 years prior to the Industrial Revolution it saw summer temperatures steadily decline,…

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Collateral Damage: The Environmental Cost of the Ukraine War

As the war in Ukraine drags on, scientists are increasingly concerned about the environmental consequences of the destruction. From forests ignited by shelling to wrecked…

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Animals With Fewer Young Are More Resilient Against Extreme Weather, Study Finds

Longer-lived mammals with fewer young are better able to cope with extreme weather, according to a new study.Read more on E360 →

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Stink bugs spreading rapidly to new parts of US due to climate change, study warns

The study found that there is likely to be a northward shift in stink bug-friendly conditions

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Hurricane Ian – live: Fears of ‘major disaster’ as Cuba and Florida brace for category 4 storm

Follow live updates as category four storm Hurricane Ian is set to hit Cuba

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Bitcoin’s carbon footprint drops – but mining still uses more power than some nations

Bitcoin creation creates a similar amount of emissions as countries such as Nepal and the Central African Republic

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Hurricane season is in full swing. Here’s why storms are getting stronger

As Florida prepares for Hurricane Ian, Atlantic Canada is recovering from post-tropical cyclone Fiona

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Hurricane Ian forms as Cuba prepares for impact

The powerful system is currently moving towards the Cayman Islands and western Cuba

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Fish previously thought to be extinct found naturally reproducing in Colorado

‘Our team of field technicians literally high-fived right there in the stream when we captured that first fry’

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Government growth proposals part of ‘millennia-long trend’ of encroaching on nature, says Sir Partha Dasgupta

Exclusive: Sir Partha Dasgupta said he had not yet seen the change in approach to economics needed if we are to reverse biodiversity loss and…

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Disney ‘closely monitoring’ Hurricane Ian as storm expected to hit theme park

Theme park remains open as Florida prepares for torrential rains and damaging winds

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Ed Miliband mocks ’19th century’ Rees-Mogg and accuses him of ‘climate denial’

The shadow climate change secretary criticised the Government’s decision to open the door for fracking.

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Liz Truss’s claims fracking could produce gas in six months called into doubt as firm warns of 18-month wait

The planning process was a major cause of delay to development before the 2019 ban on fracking

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Labour in green tech export bid to make UK ‘world leader in net zero’

Exclusive: Keir Starmer’s party promises network of climate hubs to sell UK green breakthroughs to the world

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San Francisco Bay Area County Votes To Ban Weird, Brutal ‘Wild Cow Milking’ Rodeo Event

Animal rights activists have long condemned the event as “one of the most offensive” in rodeos.

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NASA Shares Stunning Video Of Hurricane Ian Seen From Space

Views of Hurricane Ian were relayed from the International Space Station as it flew over the storm.

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Ian Strengthens Into Hurricane As It Heads To Cuba, Florida

Authorities in Cuba suspended classes in Pinar del Rio province and said they will begin evacuations.

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Wildly Popular And Under Attack: The Political Battle Over America’s Public Lands

As the country marks National Public Lands Day this weekend, the political tug of war over federal lands and waters wages on.

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Florida Emergency Declared As Tropical Storm Ian Strengthens

The National Hurricane Center said Floridians should have hurricane plans in place and advised residents to monitor updates of the storm’s evolving path.

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Why Is A NASA Spacecraft Crashing Into An Asteroid?

A NASA spacecraft is about to clobber a small, harmless asteroid millions of miles away. It’s an experiment that may, one day, save the world.

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Abducted Orphan Chimps Held For Ransom In Horrifying Scene

“You can see how terrified they are,” says the founder of an African sanctuary after seeing a “proof of life” video sent by kidnappers.

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Judge Approves $230 Million Settlement In California Oil Spill Case

The 2015 spill was the worst in the state since 1969, and spewed more than 140,000 gallons of crude that fouled beaches, and killed seabirds,…

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Wily Seal Surrenders At Police Station After Sneaking Into Massachusetts Pond

“Shoebert” the gray seal is believed to have traveled to the pond from the sea via a river and drainage pipes.

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Powerful Earthquake Hits Mexico City Overnight, Killing At Least 1

The magnitude 6.8 temblor rattled an already jittery country and sent residents fleeing into the streets.

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Around 200 Whales Die On Australian Beach Where Hundreds More Died Exactly 2 Years Ago

Nearly 500 whales beached two years ago in the same Tasmania harbor in the largest mass-stranding in Australia’s history. Rescue efforts resumed Thursday.

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Puerto Ricans Desperate For Water After Hurricane Fiona’s Rampage

More than half a million people remained without water service three days after the storm lashed the U.S. territory.

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Fiona Barrels Toward Turks And Caicos Islands As Category 3 Hurricane

The Turks and Caicos Islands government imposed a curfew as the intensifying storm kept dropping copious rain over the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

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Prince William Reveals What He Takes ‘Great Comfort In’ After Queen’s Death

In a new video message on Wednesday, the grieving royal spoke about an issue close to his grandmother’s heart.

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First Public Global Database Of Fossil Fuels Launches

On Monday, the world’s first public database of fossil fuel production, reserves and emissions launches.

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Hurricane Fiona Bears Down On Dominican Republic After Pounding Puerto Rico

The storm knocked out the power grid and unleashed floods and landslides in Puerto Rico, where the governor said the damage was “catastrophic.”

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Puerto Rico Faces Long Recovery After Hurricane Fiona Causes Widespread Damage

Fiona opened fresh wounds that were still healing after 2017’s Hurricane Maria, which caused widespread destruction across the island.

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Jane Fonda On Nuclear Energy, Lithium Mining, And The Future Of Her Climate Activism

The Hollywood star and lifelong activist, already arrested five times at climate protests alone, talked to HuffPost about getting into the political spending game.

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Hurricane Fiona Makes Landfall In Powerless Puerto Rico

Forecasters said the storm threatened to dump “historic” levels of rain on Sunday and Monday, with up to 30 inches possible in eastern and southern…

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Alaska Prepares For ‘Historic-Level’ Storm Barreling Towards Coast

“In 10 years, people will be referring to the September 2022 storm as a benchmark storm.”

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Top Ten Climate Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act

The U.S. climate bill, more formally known as the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 was signed into law by President Joe Biden on August 16th.  The…

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Improved air quality accelerates global warming in recent decades

An international research team has used satellite data to demonstrate that concentrations of pollutant particles have decreased significantly since the year 2000. This is desirable…

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Scientists believe evolution could save coral reefs, if we let it

Coral reefs can adapt to climate change if given the chance to evolve, according to a study.

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An integrated modeling framework to assess surface and ground water resources

In a new study, researchers applied a large-scale model linking surface water to groundwater, which can be used for estimating water resources at a high…

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Warming oceans are changing Australian reef fish populations

Shallow reefs and the creatures that inhabit them are changing due to rising ocean temperatures, but these impacts have been obscured by a lack of…

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How global warming affects astronomical observations

Astronomical observations from ground-based telescopes are sensitive to local atmospheric conditions. Anthropogenic climate change will negatively affect some of these conditions at observation sites around…

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Climate change is making lakes turn green-brown

If global warming persists, blue lakes worldwide are at risk of turning green-brown, according to a new study which presents the a global inventory of…

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Global warming doubled the risk for Copenhagen’s historic 2011 cloudburst

Researchers have used detailed weather models to clearly tie increased temperatures to the historic cloudburst over Copenhagen in July of 2011. New method involving counterfactual…

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Refreezing poles feasible and cheap, new study finds

Refreezing the poles by reducing incoming sunlight would be both feasible and remarkably cheap, according to new research.

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Millions of farmers ‘replumb’ the world’s largest delta

Collective groundwater pumping by millions of farmers in Bangladesh in the dry season each year has created vast natural reservoirs underground that, over a 30-year-period,…

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Decoupling from China on clean tech comes with far more risks than reward, study finds

The current U.S. trajectory to decouple from China on clean energy technologies can harm national and global efforts to mitigate climate change, reveals a new…

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Researchers discover expanding and intensifying low-oxygen zone in the Arabian gulf

Researchers have studied the emergence of hypoxia — low oxygen levels — in the Gulf over three decades, a stressor on the health of marine…

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Researchers go ‘outside the box’ to delineate major ocean currents

Researchers have quantified the energy of ocean currents larger than 1,000 kilometers. Using a novel coarse-graining technique, they have discovered that the most energetic is…

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Mexican mangroves have been capturing carbon for 5,000 years

Researchers have identified a new reason to protect mangrove forests: they’ve been quietly keeping carbon out of Earth’s atmosphere for the past 5,000 years.

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Heated plot experiments reveal link between warmer early winters and lower crop yields

Innovative experiments using temperature-controlled field plots have helped to explain the link between early winter temperatures and yield in some of our most marketable arable…

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A better understanding of crop yields under climate change

Researchers use satellites to measure soil moisture around certain crops to solve a long-standing mystery about how water impacts agricultural production. The researchers found that…

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The aviation industry needs to overhaul its response to climate change

Aviation’s growing impact on the climate crisis requires radical solutions that may upend the industry, according to a new commentary article.

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Crop disruption from war in Ukraine could increase global carbon emissions, food prices

New research shows the disruption of crop production after the Russian invasion of Ukraine is expected to increase carbon emissions and food prices across the…

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Climate change may impact marine environments more than anything else

Promoting the sustainable development of marine environments requires planning, just as we have long had spatial planning for land-based activities. Now researchers are showing that…

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Rising sea temperatures threaten Atlantic populations of Bulwer’s petrels

The impact of the rise in sea temperatures predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) could affect the survival of the North Atlantic…

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New, comprehensive framework could better inform carbon-cutting policies

Researchers have developed an integrated framework to take into account the many variables relevant to accurate carbon emissions modeling, allowing for policy makers to see…

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Blue Ocean Event 2022?

The image on the right shows a NASA Worldview satellite image of a blue Beaufort Sea (with Barrow, Alaska, at the top left, on September…

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Dangerously large Arctic sea ice extent

Arctic sea ice extent was 5.88 million km² on August 21, 2022, larger in extent than in any of the years from 2010 through 2021…

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Arctic sea ice August 2022

Ocean currents keep pushing heat toward the Arctic OceanArctic sea ice is getting very thin, as temperatures keep rising and ocean currents keep pushing heat…

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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #38 2022

 “Was it something I did?”  Not so long ago Skeptical Science received email from a reader, subject: “Myth: increased deaths,  harm to health and and…

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2022’s supercharged summer of climate extremes: How global warming and La Niña fueled disasters on top of disasters

This article by Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Scholar, NCAR; Affiliated Faculty, University of Auckland, is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original…

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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #37 2022

Mutual  assured stupefaction A plethora of investigations have found that come the clutch, ideology often wins over facts when it comes to uncomfortable truths. If the…

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Ag’s challenging future in a changing climate

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Jeff Masters Increased drought and extreme heat adversely affecting agriculture likely pose the highest threat to civilization…

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Food supply and security concerns mount as impacts stress agriculture

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Jeff Masters Crops don’t like drought, extreme heat, extreme cold, flooding, and air pollution. While reducing the…

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New study more than triples estimated costs of climate change damages

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections A peer-reviewed analysis by two dozen experts more than triples – from $51 per ton of carbon…

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2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #36

Listing of articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, September 4, 2022 through Sat, September 10, 2022. The following…

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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #36 2022

A need for speed: Thwaites Glacier Antarctica’s Thwaites Glacier is a major subject of preoccupation for people who study the polar portions of our cryosphere…

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2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #35

Listing of articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, August 28, 2022 through Sat, September 03, 2022. The following…

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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #35 2022

173 articles in 60 journals by 1101 contributing authors Physical science of climate change, effects Causes for the Negative Scaling of Extreme Precipitation at High…

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A next-level water crisis: Colorado River Basin faces Tier 2 restrictions

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Bob Henson A giant spillway at Hoover Dam gathers gravel and other debris instead of water, as…

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2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #34

Listing of articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, August 21, 2022 through Sat, August 27, 2022. The following…

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Reasons to avoid false balance and fake debates

The following text is an adapted version of pages 8 and 9 of The Consensus Handbook published in 2018 by John Cook, Sander van der Linden,…

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Science: What it is, how it works, and why it matters

This is a re-post from the Thinking is Power website maintained by Melanie Trecek-King where she regularly writes about many aspects of critical thinking in an effort to…

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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #34 2022

“Wait— you think what?” In such an atmosphere of  contrived controversy about global warming that we barely dare remark on what we plainly see in…

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Denmark becomes first U.N. member to pay for ‘loss and damage’ from climate change – The Washington Post

Denmark becomes first U.N. member to pay for ‘loss and damage’ from climate change  The Washington Post

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Explainer: How climate change is fueling hurricanes – Reuters

Explainer: How climate change is fueling hurricanes  Reuters

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New Jersey’s State-Specific Climate Science Report Adds Chapter to Help Inform and Prepare Residents for Health Impacts Associated with Climate Change – InsiderNJ

New Jersey’s State-Specific Climate Science Report Adds Chapter to Help Inform and Prepare Residents for Health Impacts Associated with Climate Change  InsiderNJ

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Climate Change is Bad For Our Health – Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Climate Change is Bad For Our Health  Columbia University Irving Medical Center

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Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, City Partnering on Climate Change-Themed Performance – City of Boulder

Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, City Partnering on Climate Change-Themed Performance  City of Boulder

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Climate change may impact marine environments more than anything else – Science Daily

Climate change may impact marine environments more than anything else  Science Daily

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Climate Change: Enhancing Federal Resilience | U.S. – Government Accountability Office

Climate Change: Enhancing Federal Resilience | U.S.  Government Accountability Office

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Climate change: Adaptation vs mitigation – Insights from 4 leaders – World Economic Forum

Climate change: Adaptation vs mitigation – Insights from 4 leaders  World Economic Forum

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Biden to skip UN meeting as climate change moves to ‘back burner’ – The Seattle Times

Biden to skip UN meeting as climate change moves to ‘back burner’  The Seattle Times

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Clash over climate change funding emerging in farm bill debate – Iowa Capital Dispatch

Clash over climate change funding emerging in farm bill debate  Iowa Capital Dispatch

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7 Places Where Nature Helps Fight Climate Change – The Pew Charitable Trusts

7 Places Where Nature Helps Fight Climate Change  The Pew Charitable Trusts

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Why climate change makes today’s heat two times more likely – WPSD Local 6

Why climate change makes today’s heat two times more likely  WPSD Local 6

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Climate change could wipe $108 billion from U.S. property market, study finds – NBC News

Climate change could wipe $108 billion from U.S. property market, study finds  NBC News

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Climate change impacts ‘heading into uncharted territory’, warns UN chief – UN News

Climate change impacts ‘heading into uncharted territory’, warns UN chief  UN News

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Climate change likely helped cause deadly Pakistan floods, scientists find – NPR

Climate change likely helped cause deadly Pakistan floods, scientists find  NPR

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Record North Atlantic marine heat wave threatens marine life – Axios

Record North Atlantic marine heat wave threatens marine life  Axios

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The ripple effect of climate change and U.S. policy – KRWG

The ripple effect of climate change and U.S. policy  KRWG

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Climate change plus a third straight La Niña is not a good thing – The Hill

Climate change plus a third straight La Niña is not a good thing  The Hill

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Governor Lamont Launches State Grant Program to Assist Communities With Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change – CT.gov

Governor Lamont Launches State Grant Program to Assist Communities With Strengthening Resilience to Climate Change  CT.gov

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U.S. Tax Provisions Driving The Fight Against Climate Change – Forbes

U.S. Tax Provisions Driving The Fight Against Climate Change  Forbes

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NASA Software Maps Changes in Current and Future Animal Movements

In the face of growing environmental pressures, changing climates, and ecological damage, organisms around the globe have been forced to move from their historic ranges…

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Monitoring Ground-Level Ozone in a Warming World

State air quality planning agencies in the U.S. Great Lakes region are now using models custom-designed by NASA to monitor ground-level ozone pollution, informing their…

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NASA Studies Find Previously Unknown Loss of Antarctic Ice

In Brief: New research on Antarctica, including the first map of iceberg calving, doubles the previous estimates of loss from ice shelves and details how…

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Home Reef Erupts

The underwater volcano has again created a small island. Read More…

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Potent Storms Hit Puerto Rico, Japan

Fiona and Nanmadol dropped several feet of rain on the islands on opposite sides of the world. Read More…

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Typhoon Muifa Lands Near Shanghai

The category 2 storm came ashore near China’s largest metropolitan area and several of the world’s major shipping ports. Read More…

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Which Materials Are Best for Retaining Walls?

Retaining walls can be important for protecting large soil masses from collapsing, especially near water. Having a retaining wall allows you to control the shape…

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How Cloud-Based Access Control Can Reduce Buildings’ Global Emissions Footprint

In 2022, using cloud-based storage systems has become part of our daily lives. Cloud-based systems are undoubtedly beneficial, whether for personal use to upload photos,…

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Specialty Chemical Production, Use, and Disposal: 5 Practices for Sustainability

Sustainability is the driving force for modern-day industries. Large and small companies are taking steps to ensure that the products and processes they use have…

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Information about the Camp Lejeune Toxic Water Settlement

Thousands of individuals were exposed to dangerous substances from 1953 to 1987 due to the dangerously polluted water at the Military Station, Camp Lejeune. As…

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Increase Traffic to Your Listing With Amazon Listing Optimization

The amazon listing optimization can only bring in more potential clients. Because of Amazon’s dominance in e-commerce, understanding how to drive more people to your…

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Ways You Can Save Money and the Environment

With the cost of living skyrocketing across the globe, there has never been a better time to address the way that you shop and look…

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Addressing Methane Leaks In The Energy Sector

While carbon dioxide is the leading greenhouse gas destroying the atmosphere, methane is a significant contributor. Studies show global temperatures last year were 1.1°C higher…

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6 Severe Weather Events Increasing Due To Climate Change

Climate change cycle as a dried or dry cracked land suffering from drought turning into rich moist organic earth with a growing young plant as…

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5 Home Improvements You Can Make This Year & Save The Energy

Whether you wish to live in a more eco-friendly home or just want to save money on your bills, you can take various home improvement…

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5 Smart Ways to Teach Your Children about Taking Care of the Environment

Kids are the future, and teaching them about taking care of the environment at a young age is important. They will be more likely to…

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Video: Our Local AFL footballers push for climate action.

Aug 18, 2022 OUR LOCAL presented by AFL Players For Climate Action, reconnects past & present AFL players with their junior clubs to talk about…

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Australia’s total coal mine methane emissions double official estimates, Ember report finds (Excerpt): ABC News

 hours agoThis map shows the coal mines emitting the most methane in the country.(Supplied: Ember)Australia’s methane emissions from coal mines are twice as high as national…

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The Guardian: Thousands of cattle dead due to heatwave in Kansas

 Extreme heat is predicted for large parts of the US including Kansas, which is one of the country’s top three beef producers‘What is clear is…

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Are Climate Emergency Declarations still happening? (excerpt)

Yes! New declarations might not be receiving a lot of media coverage these days but there are now 2,248 jurisdictions that have passed a Climate…

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Will predicted sea rise inundation and flooding affect property values in Coffs Harbour NSW?

Coffs Harbour 7m rise. Click to enlarge.As many homes in Coffs Harbour  are flooded because of an intense rain depression we need also to examine…

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ABC app: Can cruise ships become clean and green?

Cruise ships are returning to our oceans after the pandemic brought the industry to a halt. But some countries want to see change when they welcome tourists…

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Excerpt: How the PR Industry Has Helped Big Oil Transform the Way We Think About the Environment: DeSmog

“Powered by fossil fuel funding, PR agents have used astroturfing, “manufactured consent,” and other techniques to furtively shape public perceptions in favor of their polluting…

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Are Your Sneakers Bad for The Climate? The Impact of Footwear on Climate Change

Most people don’t give footwear a second thought when it comes to its environmental impact. However, in a world where every contribution to climate sustainability…

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Excerpt:Corn ethanol no better—and probably worse—than burning gasoline, study says:ARS Technica

“Efforts to reduce carbon pollution using ethanol appear to have backfired.For over a decade, the US has blended ethanol with gasoline in an attempt to…

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Excerpt: 10 cities most affected by rising sea levels, Two Indian cities in the list

 “Ground Report | New Delhi: 10 cities most affected by rising sea levels; Climate change has numerous consequences on the daily lives of many people,…

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How Many Heat Waves Will it Take for us to Act on Climate Change?

Despite steady increases in global temperatures and years of ever more deadly heat waves, we are not doing anywhere near enough to combat climate change….

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Nuclear Energy Versus Fossil Fuels

Nuclear power is garnering an increasing amount of attention as a climate-friendly energy alternative to greenhouse gas (GHG) intensive fossil fuels.  Emissions-free nuclear energy is both safe…

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Nuclear Power Versus Renewable Energy

While renewable energy is widely touted as the future of energy, nuclear power is increasingly being discussed as a necessary part of the mix.  To combat…

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Types of Economies and their Implications for Sustainability

What are the different economic systems and what is a sustainable economy? These are important questions that need to be asked in light of the…

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Fact Check Reveals Nuclear Energy is Safe and Clean but not Renewable

Hyperbole bordering on hysteria has misinformed the debate about nuclear energy and obscured the facts. We have decades of data that clearly indicate nuclear is…

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The 10 Colors of the Economy and Sustainable Development Goals

When it comes to the economy there are many ways that we can categorize different approaches . One of the ways we can do this…

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Types of Nuclear Energy: Where We Were and Where We are Today

To determine the trajectory of nuclear power we need to appreciate where we have been and where we are now. We cannot understand the issues…

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Environmental Implications of Three Types of Economies: Brown, Blue and Green

Sustainable economic systems are focused on sustainable development rather than economic growth. The four types of economic systems all have environmental implications as do the…

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List of the Top Sustainability Focused Private Equity Firms

A diverse array of sustainability-focused private equity (PE) firms are proliferating around the world. Many of these private investment funds are venture capitalists with startup…

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Russia’s War on Ukraine From a Climate Perspective

January 24, 2022, is a day that will live in infamy. This is the day that the Russian Federation led by President Vladimir Putin launched…

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A prehistoric climate feedback loop

Against the backdrop of a rapidly warming planet, the need to better understand the nature and long-term impact of positive climatic feedback loops — processes…

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Scientists evaluate Earth-cooling strategies with geoengineering simulations

A group of international scientists is rigorously and systematically evaluating if and how the stratosphere could be made just a little bit ‘brighter,’ reflecting more…

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Nitrous oxide emissions from Corn Belt soils spike when soils freeze, thaw

Nitrous oxide may be much less abundant in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide, but as a greenhouse gas, it’s a doozy. With a potency 300…

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Climate change predicted to reduce kelp forests’ capacity to trap and store carbon

Kelp forms vast seaweed forests along temperate coastlines, which sequester large amounts of atmospheric carbon. But according to a new study, warming oceans could reduce…

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Zapped survivors: Some tropical trees won’t be defeated by lightning

A multi-year study in the tropical forests of the Panama Canal found that the species most frequently damaged by lightning tended to be the most…

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Climate change exacerbated hurricane Harvey’s flood damage, hitting low-income and Latinx neighborhoods disproportionately harder

New research shows that if it were not for the impact of climate change, up to 50 percent of residences in Houston’s Harris County would…

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China’s cities leading the way on carbon reduction

Thirty-eight Chinese cities have reduced their emissions of planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) despite growing economies and populations for at least five years — defined as…

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‘Dangerous’ and ‘extremely dangerous’ heat stress to become more common by 2100

Even if countries manage to meet the Paris Agreement goal of keeping global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, combinations of heat and humidity that are…

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Climate change is increasing frequency of fish mass die-offs

Using data collected from more than 500 previous fish die-offs from lakes across Wisconsin and Michigan, researchers use modeling to predict increasing frequency of mass…

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Novel baseline data on leopard seals, the mysterious apex predators of Antarctica

The combination of the extreme climate in Antarctica, the species’ solitary habits and their lethal reputation makes leopard seals one of the most difficult top…

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Posting NHTSA’s Proposed Rule to Overturn Federal Preemption of California’s Motor Vehicle GHG Regulations

The Federal Register today published the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposed rule to repeal the agency’s portions Part 1 of the Trump administration’s Safer…

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Posting Key Briefs in the SAFE Rule Preemption Case

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Posting FERC’s Proposed Policy Statement on Carbon Pricing in Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets

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SAFE Rule: Posting Important Preemption Case

I am not usually a fan of the 9th Circuit, but this case includes a constitutional gem. The court observed that a state policy occurring…

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Does the SAFE Rule “Roll Back” MY 2022-2025 Fuel Economy Standards?

I pose this question because a recent report by the Rhodium Group describes the SAFE rule’s expected 1.5 percent annual increase in average fuel efficiency as…

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Posting Dr. Kevin Dayaratna’s House Oversight Subcommittee testimony on climate change policy

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U.S. National Climate Assessment: Posting a Chart from Hsiang et al. 2017

As reported in the Washington Post and New York Times, Chapter 29 of Vol. 2 of the 4th U.S. National Climate Assessment claims that unchecked warming…

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Dutch Supreme Court Upholds Climate Lawsuit

I am posting here a rough English translation of the Dutch Supreme Court’s summary of its 20th December 2019 decision to uphold lower court rulings…

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Posting Updated List of Recent Studies Finding Low Climate Sensitivity

Cato Institute scholars Patrick Michaels and Ryan Maue recently updated Pat’s chart listing studies since 2011 that estimate lower climate sensitivities than the average sensitivity of both the CMIP5…

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Posting Two John Christy Charts Illustrating the Divergence between Climate Models and Observations

The first chart shows the divergence between models and observations in the global lower atmosphere. The second shows the divergence between models and observations in…

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Is This the Only Way to Curb Global Warming?

A new report from the United Nations environment program (Unep) finds that on current pledges, the world is heading for a 3.2 degree rise.Although G20…

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Climate Tipping Points Are Closer Than We Think, Scientists Warn

From melting ice caps to dying forests and thawing permafrost, the risk of ‘abrupt and irreversible changes’ is much higher than thought just a few…

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UN report:  Pollution From Planned Fossil Fuel Production Would Overshoot Paris Climate Goals

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In Rural and Urban Communities Alike, Energy Costs Burden Low-Income FamiliesIn Rural and Urban Communities Alike, Energy Costs Burden Low-Income Families

Weatherization programs can help. As the leaves turn and the temperature drops, many people worry about the cost of home heating. Ariel Drehobl of the…

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New Report Finds Costs of Climate Change Impacts Often Underestimated

Climate economics researchers have often underestimated – sometimes badly underestimated – the costs of damages resulting from climate change.  Those underestimates occur particularly in scenarios…

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Bloomberg Is a Climate Leader.  So Why Aren’t Activists Excited About a Run for President?

Michael Bloomberg has poured his time and hundreds of millions of dollars into projects aimed at getting the world ‘beyond carbon,’ but can he win…

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Untold Suffering Lies Ahead in Hotter World

Global heating could bring “untold suffering” for humans.  It could also mean less fresh water and less rice, though tasting more of arsenic.In an unprecedented…

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Arctic sea ice July 2022

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Human Extinction by 2025?

Most important metricKevin Trenberth et al. suggest in a recent article that Earth’s energy imbalance, defined as the absorbed solar radiation minus the net outgoing longwave radiation, is…

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Arctic sea ice June 2022 – why the situation is so dangerous

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Cataclysmic Alignment

Record high carbon dioxide The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere recently broke two records at Mauna Loa, Hawaii, CO₂ was 421.63 in the…

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Carbon dioxide reaches another record high

NOAA data show a carbon dioxide level of 421.13 parts per million (ppm) for the week starting May 8, 2022, a new record high since measurements started…

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List Of Rebuttal Arguments

Carbon Dioxide Levels Were Higher in the Past Therefore It Is Alright if They Are Higher In the Present More Carbon Dioxide is Good for Plants and Agriculture Human…

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There is no Consensus Among Scientists on Global Warming

Yes, there is consensus among scientists no matter what Skeptics claim. About 93% or more of climatologists, who publish on the subject, agree that there…

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So What if the Arctic Sea Ice Melts?

Skeptics, when they are not claiming that the Arctic Sea ice is growing or staying the same, ignore the implications of its disappearance by saying,…

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Cold Weather Kills More People than Hot Weather

Some Skeptics say that there are more cold-related deaths than those who die of heat-related causes. This is supposed to mean that a hotter climate…

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There is no Consensus Among Scientists on Global Warming

Yes, there is consensus among scientists no matter what Skeptics claim. About 93% or more of climatologists, who publish on the subject, agree that there…

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How not to solve the climate change problem

Kevin Trenberth, Distinguished Scholar, NCAR; Affiliated Faculty, University of Auckland.  This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article….

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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #31 2022

“CAGW.” A thing? With its provocative title and remarks grounded in respected published research, the perspective  Climate Endgame: Exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios just published in Proceedings…

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How likely would Britain’s 40°C heatwave have been without climate change?

By Ben Clarke, DPhil Candidate in Environmental Research, University of Oxford; Friederike Otto, Associate Director, Environmental Change Institute, Imperial College London, and Luke Harrington, Senior Lecturer…

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Record rain in St. Louis is what climate change looks like

This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Bob Henson and Jeff Masters Torrents of rain that began before dawn on Tuesday, July 26, gave…

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2022 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #30

Listing of articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, July 24, 2022 through Sat, July 30, 2022. The following…

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Unforced variations: Aug 2022

This month’s open thread on climate-related topics. Please be substantive, one comment per person per day, no bickering. The post Unforced variations: Aug 2022 first…

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CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS FOR JUNE 2018

On May 17 Damian Carrington published an article the The Guardian titled, Climate change on track to cause major insect wipeout, scientists warn He wrote, “Global warming…

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CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS FOR MAY 2018

CC NEWS FOR MAY 2018On Dec. 6, 2011 David Roberts posted a blog in Grist titled, The brutal logic of climate change. It has been…

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CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS FOR MARCH 2018

CC NEWS FOR MARCH 2018On Feb. 27 Eric Holthaus posted an article in Grist titled, Meet the teens schooling us on climate.  He reports that…

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CLIMATE CHANGE NEWS FOR APRIL 2018

CC NEWS FOR APRIL 2018On Feb. 22 Yoshiguro Yugi posted a blog in MAHB (Millenial Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere, which originated at Stanford) titled,…

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NASA Data on Plant ‘Sweating’ Could Help Predict Wildfire Severity

In Brief: A new study uses data from the ECOSTRESS instrument aboard the space station to better understand why some parts of a wildfire burn…

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Tonga Eruption Blasted Unprecedented Amount of Water Into Stratosphere

In Brief: The huge amount of water vapor hurled into the atmosphere, as detected by NASA’s Microwave Limb Sounder, could end up temporarily warming Earth’s…

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NASA’s Mineral Dust Detector Starts Gathering Data

In Brief: Newly installed on the space station, the instrument, called EMIT, will help answer questions about how mineral dust from Earth’s arid regions affects…

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US-European Satellite Will Make World’s First Global Freshwater Survey

In Brief: The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will make measurements of over 95% of Earth’s lakes, rivers, and reservoirs. Water is life, but…

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7 Water And Energy Conservation Strategies For Large Families

The post 7 Water And Energy Conservation Strategies For Large Families appeared first on PlanetSave. 7 Ways To Conserve Water And Energy When You Have…

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How A Small School In Rural Zambia Will Finally Get Electricity

The post How A Small School In Rural Zambia Will Finally Get Electricity appeared first on PlanetSave. I went back to see for myself. Had…

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How 200 Solar Lights Found Their Way To A Small School In Rural Zambia

The post How 200 Solar Lights Found Their Way To A Small School In Rural Zambia appeared first on PlanetSave. In 2014 I traveled to…

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India’s NTPC Limited Offers Solar Power Project Management Services To ISA Members

The post India’s NTPC Limited Offers Solar Power Project Management Services To ISA Members appeared first on PlanetSave. The International Solar Alliance has asked companies…

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Ørsted Consolidates Customer Solutions & Bioenergy Divisions

The post Ørsted Consolidates Customer Solutions & Bioenergy Divisions appeared first on PlanetSave. Danish power company and offshore wind giant Ørsted announced Tuesday that it…

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What is a flash flood? A civil engineer explains

by Janey Camp, Vanderbilt University Flash flooding is a specific type of flooding that occurs in a short time frame after a precipitation event –…

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6 novels to read if you’re a fan of climate tech fiction

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Is Cricket Sustainable Amid Climate Change? – The New York Times

Is Cricket Sustainable Amid Climate Change?  The New York Times

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This Summer Made Americans Get It: Climate Change is a Thing – TriplePundit

This Summer Made Americans Get It: Climate Change is a Thing  TriplePundit

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Climate Endgame: Exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences – pnas.org

Climate Endgame: Exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences  pnas.org

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How climate change drives floods – NPR

How climate change drives floods  NPR

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Unforced Variations: July 2022

This month’s open thread. Please keep to climate-related issues, stay substantive, no abuse, no repetition, one-comment per day. The post Unforced Variations: July 2022 first…

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The CO2 problem in six easy steps (2022 Update)

One of our most-read old posts is the step-by-step explanation for why increasing CO2 is a significant problem (The CO2 problem in 6 easy steps)….

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Overselling k-scale? Hmm

Guest commentary from Paul Bates, Peter Bauer, Tim Palmer, Julia Slingo, Graeme Stephens, Bjorn Stevens, Thomas Stocker and Georg Teutsch Gavin Schmidt claims that the…

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Mmm-k scale climate models

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Unforced variations: June 2022

This month’s open thread. New commenting rules (as described last month) remain in effect. Basically, be substantive, one comment a day, remain polite. The post…

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Climate breakdown made UK heatwave 10 times more likely, study finds

Recent extreme temperatures were higher than those simulated by climate models, analysis revealsClimate breakdown made the recent record UK heatwave 10 times more likely, researchers…

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Centre-right Climate party launches to oust Tory MPs opposing climate action

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Climate targets at risk as countries lag in updating emission goals, say campaigners

Labour says UK government ‘asleep at the wheel’ of Cop26 presidency as just 16 of 197 member nations submit new climate action plansInternational climate targets…

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Activists surprised and relieved at Manchin’s decision to back climate bill

But the senator’s insistence on more fossil fuel drilling was called a ‘climate suicide pact’ by one expertClimate advocates reacted with surprise and delight to…

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Joe Biden hails Senate deal as ‘most significant’ US climate legislation ever

Proposal backed by centrist senator Joe Manchin also addresses healthcare, tax rises for high earners and cutting federal debtJoe Biden has hailed a congressional deal…

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Western Drought Poses Perilous Dangers to Great Salt Lake, Lake Mead

Over the Independence Day holiday weekend, the USGS released the latest measurements for water levels in the Great Salt Lake in Utah. The Great Salt…

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Best Practices For Aviation Companies To Reduce Carbon Footprint

The aviation industry is under pressure to reduce its carbon footprint. Governments and environmentalists are calling for the airline industry to do more to mitigate…

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Fires Near Yosemite

For the second time in a month, drought-parched forests near the park are burning. Read More…

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Lake Mead Keeps Dropping

Water levels are at their lowest since 1937. Read More…

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Smoke Over Siberia

The Aqua satellite captured an image showing dozens of fires charring forests in Russia’s far east. Read More…

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Ice Springs Lava Flow

In Utah’s Black Rock Desert, this jagged, black basalt—the newest rock in the state—has been a boon to farmers and miners. Read More…

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Crepuscular Rays and Light Scattering

Even when viewed from space, sunsets lead to an interesting play of light in the atmosphere. Read More…

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Blooming Lake Okeechobee

Nearly half of the lake was covered with blue-green algae in early July 2022. Read More…

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Heatwaves and Fires Scorch Europe, Africa, and Asia

In summer 2022, multiple heatwaves around the world felled temperature records and fueled wildfires. Read More…

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Environmental Intelligence: How AI Helps Businesses Save Money and Save the Planet

Around the world, sustainability has made its way to the forefront of everyone’s mind, including businesses. As governments and consumers push companies to improve their…

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Can Carbon Offsets Save Us? Fighting Climate Change with Carbon Offsets

In the past few years, the topic of climate change has worked its way into every area of our lives, and rightfully so. As we…

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Boxing Out the Competition: How Green Packaging Helps Businesses

As more and more consumers are pushing businesses to become environmentally sustainable, many are looking at packaging as a way to reduce waste and emissions….

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4 Easy Ways to Make Your Commercial Property More Eco-Friendly

Most commercial property owners would like to lower their energy bills. Beyond this, emissions are harmful to the environment, and businesses have the power to…

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5 Important Reasons to Recycle Your Lightbulbs

Most people understand the importance of recycling. Reusing and repurposing materials decreases the need for new manufacturing, which, in turn, reduces emissions and waste. However,…

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4 Wardrobe Items Every Environmentalist Should Own

For many of us, doing our part to combat the climate crisis has become a part of our everyday lives. From making sure we use…

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Why Hydrogen Green Energy is the Fuel of the Post COVID World

Countries around the world have set ‘decarbonization’ as one of the goals for 2050. Further, two-thirds of all Americans feel that government should do better…

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6 Easy Ways to Minimize Your E-Waste Levels

Were you aware that more than 50 million tonnes of electronic waste (e-waste) is produced each and every year? These materials are very harmful to…

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Improving energy efficiency of UK housing is crucial in the fight against climate change and soaring fuel prices

Stew Horne, Head of Policy at Energy Saving Trust, outlines the essential steps policymakers must prioritise for real energy security, from retrofitting to committing to…

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Feature: Blenheim Estate’s approach to biodiversity

Roger File, COO and Property Director of Blenheim Strategic Partners, working in partnership with Blenheim Estates, shows how biodiversity targets can be met, as biodiversity…

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Why Do Cephalopods Use Ink?

When I think about cephalopods using their ink, I imagine a movie blockbuster with a lot of action and suspense. The hero is cornered, and…

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Meet the Idiomysis Shrimp, the Social Butterfly of the Ocean

Recently, while looking at underwater macro photography, I stumbled across an adorable type of shrimp that I had never seen before. Their bulging eyes and…

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Combating Plastic Pollution Crisis in California

Fewer plastics on our shelves? Check. Less plastic pollution in our ocean? Check. Dramatic increase in recyclability? Check. These statements could all become realities soon…

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National Parks Ban Single-Use Plastics

The natural world never ceases to surprise me. Years ago, I was on a plastics research expedition for Ocean Conservancy, and we landed on the…

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Guitarfish Rock–Here’s Why

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Water harvesting gel works at low humidity levels

Researchers in the US have designed a sustainable polymer gel that can harvest large quantities of water from the surrounding air, even in low-humidity conditions….

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Atmospheric helium levels are on the rise

Levels of helium-4 in the Earth’s atmosphere have been increasing since at least 1974, according to a study by researchers at the University of California,…

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Flow cells: advanced electrodes via 3D printing and tomography

Want to take part in this webinar?Join the audience Most industrial operations based on electrode reactions involve electrochemical flow reactors. Applications include inorganic/organic electrosynthesis, water…

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A weather satellite has helped explain why the red supergiant star Betelgeuse experienced an unprecedented dimming in 2019–2020. Its findings corroborate earlier studies that concluded…

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Thermophotovoltaic cells top 40 per cent efficiency

The first thermophotovoltaic cells with an efficiency of more than 40% – higher than any existing solid-state heat engine, and exceeding even the average efficiency…

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Biodiversity talks leave all key issues unresolved before Montreal

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Reaction to Federal Single-Use Plastic Ban Regulations

VANCOUVER  — Today, the federal government announced the Single-Use Plastics Prohibition regulations, which bans the import and manufacture of certain versions of six single-use plastics…

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Montreal-bound biodiversity COP must recognize the rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities in protecting nature

21 June, Nairobi, Kenya – Now that the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) COP15 has confirmed the final talks will be held in December in…

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Ahead of the Montreal Biodiversity summit, new Greenpeace Canada report calls for strong nature protection legislation

(TORONTO) – The new report Protecting nature – protecting life exposes how the federal government is failing to protect nature and proposes a new Nature…

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World Refill Day: Will Government and Big Brands Finally Answer the Movement’s Calls?

It’s World Refill Day — a global campaign to prevent plastic pollution and help people live with less waste. We know we can’t live waste-free…

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Using a board game to plan for a changing planet

This story was originally published by Hakai Magazine and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Two kilometers inland from Hawke’s Bay on the…

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Biden calls off oil and gas leases in Alaska and Gulf of Mexico — but not for the climate

The Department of the Interior will not hold sales of oil and gas leases for millions of acres off the coast of Alaska and in…

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How debt cancellation could help poor countries prepare for climate change

As the planet warms, compounding crises are pushing poor countries toward a humanitarian catastrophe. Global warming disproportionately threatens the developing world with rising sea levels,…

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Ohio residents fight to get radioactive oil and gas waste off their roads

Joe Mosyjowski has watched a decade-long boom in oil and gas drilling unfold in the region surrounding his 50-acre farm in northeast Ohio. Mosyjowski, a…

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What overturning Roe v. Wade means for pregnant people in pollution hotspots

For many pregnant people in Baytown, Texas, there aren’t a whole lot of options. That’s not just in terms of seeking services for reproductive health…

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The UN and SEC focus on Climate Change While Bloody Conflict in Ukraine Rages On

While a bloody war rages in Ukraine, inflation has hit a historic high of 7.9 percent, and possibilities of a Russian cyberattack on U.S. interests,…

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Record-breaking offshore wind lease sale announced by Biden Administration

The Biden Administration has made the production of green energy one of its top priorities, and a recent lease sale off the coast of New…

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Democrats unsure where Joe Manchin stands on climate change action

Just before Congress broke for the Christmas holidays, Joe Manchin (D-WV) unequivocally told Bret Baier on Fox News Sunday that he was a hard “no”…

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State of Emergency Declared as Wildfires Ravage Colorado

When we hear the terms “state of emergency” and “wildfires” used in a casual conversation, we often think of the West Coast. However, the end…

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U.S. sets 55-mile-a-gallon fuel-efficiency standard for 2026 models

In 1975, President Gerald Ford’s administration introduced the Strategic Fuel Reserve, at the same time introducing fuel economy standards. NASA began work on wind and…

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NASA’s Cynthia Rosenzweig Receives 2022 World Food Prize

In Brief: A NASA climate researcher has received the 2022 World Food Prize, comparable to a Nobel Prize for food and agriculture. Cynthia Rosenzweig, a…

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NASA’s ECOSTRESS Detects ‘Heat Islands’ in Extreme Indian Heat Wave

In Brief: The instrument aboard the space station documents blistering temperatures in urban areas around Delhi during the historic heat wave on the Indian subcontinent….

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International Satellite to Track Impacts of Small Ocean Currents

In Brief: The Surface Water and Ocean Topography mission will explore how the ocean absorbs atmospheric heat and carbon, moderating global temperatures and climate change….

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From Weather Forecasting to Climate Change, NASA’s AIRS Builds a Legacy

NASA’s AIRS instrument tracked a record-breaking heat wave as it intensified in the Pacific Northwest last June. AIRS remains a vital resource for weather forecasting,…

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New NASA Training for Greenhouse Gas Earth Observations

This month, the NASA Earth Applied Sciences Applied Remote Sensing Training (ARSET) program will host a three-part training series called “Atmospheric CO2 and CH4 Budgets…

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Red River Flooding is Worst in a Decade

A blizzard, multiple rainstorms, and melting winter ice swelled rivers out of their banks and across a flat floodplain in Minnesota, North Dakota, and Manitoba….

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Unforced Variations: May 2022

Sorry for delay posting this month, but we’ve been considering how (or if) to go forward with open threads and comments. Looking at the multitude…

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River Ice break-up trends 2022

As in previous years, the spring break-up of river ice on the Tanana River at Nenana and the Yukon River at Dawson City in Canada…

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Digital Twinge

A couple of weeks ago the EU announced that they were funding a project called DestinE (Destination Earth) to build ‘digital twins’ of the Earth…

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The modern demarcation problem

Defining (and enforcing) a clear line between information and mis-information is impossible, but that doesn’t mean misinformation doesn’t exist or that there is nothing to…

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Lloyd’s of London attempts to shift AGM online to avoid climate protesters

Insurance market chair urges members to attend virtually due to ‘significant risk’ activists will disrupt meeting Insurance market Lloyd’s of London is urging members to…

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England fails to reach household waste recycling target

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‘Devastating’: 91% of reefs surveyed on Great Barrier Reef affected by coral bleaching in 2022

Report reveals extent of sixth mass bleaching event with worst-affected reefs between Cape Tribulation and WhitsundaysFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet…

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John Kerry warns a long Ukraine war would threaten climate efforts

Exclusive: US presidential envoy says limiting global heating to 1.5C could be made harder by conflictThe longer the war in Ukraine carries on, the worse…

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Vanuatu’s push for legal protection from climate change wins crucial support

1,500 civil society groups from 130 countries back Vanuatu’s move to seek protection from the international court of justiceVanuatu’s push for the international court of…

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Coldplay labelled ‘useful idiots for greenwashing’ after deal with oil company

The Transport and Environment campaign group says Neste is cynically using the band Coldplay have been branded “useful idiots for greenwashing” after announcing a partnership…

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Kīlauea’s Lava Lake Persists

Since May 2018, when Kīlauea’s lava lake last drained, the summit crater has filled with water, erupted again, boiled off the water, and refilled with…

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Twin Cyclones in the Indian Ocean

The pair of weakening storms probably will not bring catastrophe to land, but they lined up and put on a show for satellites. Read More…

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Wild Fluctuations in Sierra Snow

The California mountain range alternated between extreme precipitation and none at all this winter. Read More…

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Karst and Colors on the Yucatán Peninsula

Sediments and mangroves paint the wetlands, while sinkholes dot the land surface. Read More…

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The Emerald Isles of Hạ Long Bay

Limestone mountains that rise steeply from the waters off Northern Vietnam feature distinctive geologic formations, verdant forests, and extreme biodiversity. Read More…

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GERMAN ELECTRICITY TO GET DIRTIER IN 2022, NEW ANALYSIS FINDS

Germany is expected to increase its fossil fuel consumption for electricity generation in 2022, if its weather conditions and electricity demand are similar to 2021,…

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RePlanet Nederland’s review of the draft Delegated Regulation on nuclear energy and gaseous fossil fuels in the sustainable finance taxonomy

At RePlanet Nederland, we are delighted that the European Commission has proposed, on December 31, 2021, to include nuclear energy in the sustainable finance taxonomy….

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RePlanet Nederland letter to the EU Commission about the sustainable finance taxonomy

Ms. Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European CommissionMr. Frans Timmermans, Commission VP for the European Green DealMr. Valdis Dombrovskis, Commission VP for an…

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Parents of Children Killed by Fentanyl, and Environmental Progress, Request Action by Los Angeles Sheriff

July 28, 2021Sheriff Alex VillanuevaHall of Justice211 West Temple StreetLos Angeles, CA 90012(213) 229-1700Dear Sheriff Villanueva,Thank you for taking action to end the homeless encampments…

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Why Earth Overshoot Day And The Ecological Footprint Are Pseudoscientific Nonsense

Pour lire cet article en français, cliquez iciHumans consume more resources than our planet can sustainably produce, according to the Global Footprint Network (GFN), which has been…

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How Companies Can Plan to Mitigate Climate Risk

Climate change is considered the greatest single threat to humankind, and while individuals are working to minimize their carbon footprints, the overwhelming majority of climate…

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Are Global Supply Chains A Thing of the Past?

How Climate Change Will Impact Global Supply Chains Global supply chain issues have hit the news recently as the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the…

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Paving the Way for Green Roads

As we forge ahead into the 21st century, it is no secret that sustainable infrastructure is not just a novelty, but a necessity in order…

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Wakuna’s PIECE: The Future Has Never Seemed So Gooey

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Utilities One — Doing Great Things with Great Dedication

Many talented people are forced to leave their native countries in search of a better life. Of course, not all of them achieve outstanding results….

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The Evolution of Ethical Investing

Ethical investing is becoming mainstream and more accessible to people who care about where their money is invested. It is now much easier to find…

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How To Get ISO 14000 / 14001 Certification

ISO 14000 / 14001 standards support and promote the incorporation of sustainable practices in business. In this article, you will learn how ISO 14000 can…

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Unique Green Ideas for Business

In the wake of the enormous challenges faced during the first half of 2020, the awareness of environmental issues is perhaps greater than ever, and…

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How You Can Help the Environment by Driving Less

Cars often become the main topic of conversation when people mention going green. They’re something people use every day that makes life easier. You can…

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What goes in the recycling bin?

Home recycling is one of the best ways that you can do your bit for the environment. Your local council provides you with all the…

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THAIGROOVE Showcasing 50 Thai Eco-Friendly Brands at Green Day Helping Change the World

With the conclusion of COP26, 50 Thai brands are stepping up to meet the climate challenge by reducing waste and shifting the mindset of consumers….

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Skylife invests in cleantech leader eleXsys Energy

Innovative Australian investment group Skylife has become the latest investor in eleXsys Energy, the inventor of a game-changing solution that unleashes the full potential of…

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COP 26: FOCUS TO MOVE FROM INTERNATIONAL TO NATIONAL MONITORING; HUGE INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES EMERGE

A key legacy of COP 26 will be attention shifting from big international events to closely monitoring implementation country by country, according to AXA Investment…

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GameChange Solar Completes Largest Solar Tracker Project in India for Tata Power

Today, GameChange Solar announced the completion of its first Genius Tracker project in India. This 394 MW project is located 110 km from Ahmedabad, the…

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Governments must bring engineers to the table to combat climate change

Statement from Engineers Australia on the IPCC climate change study “The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report presents a stark and accelerating risk to…

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The HVAC Industry: Upcoming Trends for Technicians

Do you work in the HVAC industry? If so, you probably already know that you need to keep up with its new technology and features….

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Healthy Trees = Healthy Environment

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How to Be a More Sustainable Clothes Shopper

Knowing where to begin and how to go about being a more sustainable clothes shopper is one of the most challenging aspects of the process….

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Effective Ways to Be More Eco-Friendly

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How to Ensure you are Properly Disposing of your E-Waste

The latest threat to health and the environment is the disposal of electronic e-waste. There is a growing concern for the environmental effects of technological…

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New study suggests protecting land is no guarantee of biodiversity

With the world scrambling to safeguard 30% of the planet from development, researchers have issued a warning that simply stopping habitat destruction may not be…

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Department for Education announces plans to be ‘world leader’ in sustainability

New plans announced today by Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi outline the UK education sector’s ambition to become a world leader in climate education.  Launched as…

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Deforestation of indigenous lands in Brazilian Amazon could derail climate targets

If vast swathes of the world’s largest rainforest are not protected from industrial activity Brazil’s commitments on the environment will be irrelevant.  If Brazil does…

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Wildfires in US Pacific Northwest impact air pollution patterns across North America

As blazes in the region increase in intensity and size evidence shows an entire continent’s air quality is being adversely effected.  A team of scientists…

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Coastal populations unaware homes are unprotected from potential flooding

Homeowners in UK coastal areas are not aware they have responsibility for their own flood risk management and have taken little steps to put in…

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Forecasting Seasonal Red Tide

In less than two months, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release its outlook of the number of hurricanes making landfall in the United…

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11 Must-Read Ocean Books in 2022

The summer will be here before we know it! With warmer weather comes more time spent outside enjoying longer, sun-drenched days with peaceful breezes. One…

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Meet the Blue Dragon

Earlier this month a man in Texas took a video of a curious creature he found on the beach. Not knowing what it was, he…

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Reviewing Plastic Waste in Vietnam

The convenience store is both a staple of modern living and an allegory for the way urban life impacts the environment. By definition, these shops…

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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut’s Ocean Champion

I love Connecticut. With March Madness bringing another incredible college basketball season to an end for the University of Connecticut Huskies (albeit championship-less yet again),…

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Racing to save the planet

Cars – and in particular racecars – might seem the villains in a world grappling with climate change. Racing Green: How Motorsport Science Can Change…

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Geophysical surveys reveal Yellowstone’s hydrothermal underworld

The iconic hydrothermal attractions of Yellowstone National Park attract millions of visitors each year. Now, using geophysical imaging, a US–Danish research team has mapped the…

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Research infrastructures found to have an astronomical impact on astronomy’s carbon footprint

The construction and operation of space missions, telescopes and other facilities produces more greenhouse-gas emissions than any other aspect of doing astronomy and cosmology research….

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Solar geoengineering is a ‘fire extinguisher’ for global warming, shark’s skin inspires underwater vehicles

In this episode of the Physics World Weekly podcast, we talk about the pros and cons of injecting large amounts of aerosols into the atmosphere…

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The huge carbon footprint of large-scale computing

(Courtesy: iStock/mediaphotos) Simon Portegies Zwart, an astrophysicist at Leiden University in the Netherlands, is ecologically conscious. He hardly ever flies for professional reasons anymore, preferring…

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Federal government approves controversial Bay du Nord oil project

Toronto – In reaction to the Federal government approval of the controversial Bay du Nord oil project, Keith Stewart, Senior Energy Strategist at Greenpeace Canada…

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Greenpeace disrupts Scotiabank AGM with (un)happy birthday party to call out continued financing of fossil fuels

(TORONTO) – Greenpeace activists disrupted Scotiabank’s 190th AGM with a satiric birthday party calling out the bank’s continued financing of fossil fuels, failure to respect…

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6 things to know about the IPCC climate solutions science report

An estimated seventy-thousand people are participating in the third global climate strike in Cologne. Greenpeace activists are demanding better climate change policies in 86 cities…

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Stop procrastinating, solutions exist for a safer future, latest IPCC report urges

Toronto – Today, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Working Group III delivered the third part of the Sixth Assessment Report to world governments….

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Protecting Nature’s rainbow of life: digging in on the biodiversity crisis

Gentoo penguins are pictured on Greenwich Island, part of the South Shetland Island group, Antarctica. Greenpeace is documenting the Antarctic’s unique wildlife, to strengthen the…

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True costs: How the oil industry cast climate policy as an economic burden

On February 22, 1989, Duane LeVine, Exxon’s manager of science and strategy, gave a presentation to the company’s board of directions. Governments around the world…

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As Russia attacks Ukraine, experts weigh European ‘renaissance’ for nuclear energy

As European leaders condemn Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine and unspeakable violence against civilians, many have found themselves in an awkward situation: They need Russian…

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Texas pledged access for non-English speakers to environmental documents and meetings. The rollout has been riddled with issues.

This piece originally appeared at The Texas Tribune. In the summer of 2018, dozens of residents in Manchester — a predominantly Latino neighborhood of Houston…

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The deadly acid refineries are reluctant to quit

Hydrofluoric acid can form a deadly cloud of gas that can travel for miles. At oil refineries nationwide, a toxic release is only an accident…

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The little-known open-source community behind the government’s new environmental justice tool

In February, the White House published a beta version of its new environmental justice screening tool, a pivotal step toward achieving the administration’s climate and…

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The Future of Climate Modeling?

There was an interesting workshop last week focused on the Future of Climate Modelling. It was run by the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) Core…

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Issues and Errors in a new Scafetta paper

Earlier this week, a new paper appeared in GRL by Nicola Scafetta (Scafetta, 2022) which purported to conclude that the CMIP6 models with medium or…

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Unforced variations: Mar 2022

This month’s open thread on climate science issues. The post Unforced variations: Mar 2022 first appeared on RealClimate.

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Forced responses: Mar 2022

This month’s open thread on climate solutions. The post Forced responses: Mar 2022 first appeared on RealClimate.

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The end of blog comments?

Over the last decade, commenting has dramatically moved from specific web-sites to general social media platforms, radically changing how people interact with longer-form content (such…

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Oxford University took at least £1.6m last year from fossil fuel firms

Donations include £1.3m from Italian oil group Eni and appear to run contrary to aim of being net zero by 2035The University of Oxford accepted…

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Almost 15,000 ‘ghost flights’ have left UK since pandemic began

Exclusive: Thousands of near-empty planes flown since March 2020, new figures revealAlmost 15,000 “ghost flights” have departed from the UK, according to newly revealed official…

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AGL open to higher takeover bid but says Cannon-Brookes plan to close coal by 2030 is unrealistic

Chief operating officer says consortium needs to offer at least 30% premium on share price and ‘engage once more or two times more’Get our free…

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Antarctic sea ice falls to lowest level since measurements began in 1979

Scientists say record drop can’t yet be linked to global heating but urgent research needed to work out causeBlack carbon pollution from tourism and research…

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Guidance on political impartiality in English classrooms ‘confusing’ say teachers’ unions

Education secretary Nadhim Zahawi warns against promoting contested theories as factNew guidance on political impartiality in the classroom is confusing and likely to scare teachers…

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The great greenwashing scam: PR firms face reckoning after spinning for big oil

A comprehensive study confirms that oil companies are largely all talk and no action when it comes to clean energy initiativesThis week a peer-reviewed study…

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How bad is Storm Eunice – and is it a result of climate breakdown?

A rare red warning has been issued as back-to-back storms sweep the UKStorm Eunice is battering parts of the UK, felling trees and scattering roof…

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Homeowners, businesses and insurers count the cost of Storm Eunice’s ferocity

After Friday’s record-breaking winds, rail chaos and power cuts, weather warnings remain amid fears of more storms to comeWill your insurance cover Storm Eunice damage…

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London flooding poses ‘significant risk’ unless immediate action taken

Expert report warns of dangers of relying on Victorian drainage system, lack of funding and awareness of risksThere is now a significant risk of people…

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World spends $1.8tn a year on subsidies that harm environment, study finds

Research prompts warnings humanity is ‘financing its own extinction’ through subsidies damaging to the climate and wildlifeHarmful subsidies: why is the world still funding the…

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