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As Arctic Nears Tipping Point, President Obama and Nordic Leaders Must Act

On May 13 at the White House, President Barack Obama hosts the leaders of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden for a U.S.-Nordic Leaders …

Oil companies are abandoning the Arctic as temperatures are rising on the drilling debate | The Star

Major oil and gas firms confirmed they have abandoned most of their leases in the Arctic in a move that comes as the debate over how best to protect …

Oil & Gas Industry

Arctic sea ice, Greenland and Europe’s weird weather - Alaska - Ice

Greenland iceberg, broken off from the ice sheet (Pic: I.Quaile, Greenland)<p>As I write this, I am sitting in a short-sleeved shirt with the window …

Climate change 'to increase turbulence, flight times and fares'

Climate change will make turbulence more common and increase transatlantic flight times, leading to more delays and higher fares, a new report has claimed.<p>While the impact of aviation on global warming has long been recognised, “it is becoming increasingly clear that the interaction is two-way and …

Global warming could deplete the oceans’ oxygen – with severe consequences

By Chris Mooney<p>Chris Mooney<p>Reporter covering climate change, energy and the environment.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>In the long list of troubling climate change scenarios, there’s one that gets relatively little attention, but definitely has enormous potential consequences.<p>It goes like this:<p>The oceans are …

Global Warming

Kids Win Again In Lawsuit Blaming Gov't For Not Fighting Global Warming

Against all odds, another group of children who are suing the government to protect the environment against the harm of global warming in their future, have won in court.<p>Again.<p>In a surprise ruling on Friday from the bench in the ongoing climate case brought by these youths against the State of …

Carbon Emissions

Scientists are figuring out the keys to convincing people about global warming | Dana Nuccitelli

Understanding the greenhouse effect, the expert consensus, and that humans are causing global warming are gateways to support for climate policies<p>The latest survey data from Yale and George Mason universities underscores the partisan divide on climate science denial – 73% of Americans realize that …

Why today’s global warming has roots in Indonesia’s genocidal past | Joshua Oppenheimer

The mass killings in 1965 live on in global emissions from forced forest fires – and through human rights abuses in the palm oil fields<p>There has been tremendous concern over the ways climate change will affect human rights, but little attention to how human rights abuse affects our global …

The bodies of these shorebirds are actually shrinking, and global warming is the cause

By Darryl Fears<p>Darryl Fears<p>Reporter focusing on the Chesapeake Bay and issues affecting wildlife<p>Email Bio Follow<p>For red knot shorebirds that nest in the Arctic and fly across the globe every year, timing is everything — a matter of life and death.<p>They nest in the coldest place in the world, feeding …

Global Warming

World's carbon dioxide concentration teetering on the point of no return

Future in which global concentration of CO2 is permanently above 400 parts per million looms<p>The world is hurtling towards an era when global concentrations of carbon dioxide never again dip below the 400 parts per million (ppm) milestone, as two important measuring stations sit on the point of no …

Coal made its best case against climate change, and lost | Dana Nuccitelli

A Minnesota judge found the preponderance of evidence did not favor coal industry climate science denial<p>Peabody Energy, the world’s largest private sector coal company (now bankrupt), recently faced off against environmental groups in a Minnesota court case. The case was to determine whether the …

Climate Change

Why is climate champion Richard Branson allowing deniers on a Virgin podcast? | Graham Readfearn

Despite more than 90% of experts agreeing on the science, listeners hear incorrect and ridiculous claims from James Delingpole - all ‘in the interest of balance’<p>Aside from the facial hair and the petrol-guzzling international airline, one thing Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson is known for is his …

This Global Warming GIF Is as Mesmerizing as It Is Depressing

That's...good? I guess?<p>Climate science is unpalatable. Not only is it data, but it is depressing data. But turn climate science into a cool GIF with pretty colors, and people will pay attention.<p>Designed by climate scientist Ed Hawkins, this graphic is based off monthly temperature data collected by …

The calm before the global warming storm: Earth is getting greener

Is global warming making the Earth a greener place? A new study has found that rising CO2 levels are creating a plant boom. Between 25% and 50% of …

How Global Warming Is Making Some Diseases Even Scarier

Americans should expect a surge in deaths from heat waves, flooding, and respiratory disease as the climate warms, according to a wide-ranging White …

Sea levels rose faster in 20th century than in previous 2,700 years, says study

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have modeled a history of the planet's sea levels spanning back 3,000 years, and concluded that the rate of increase last century "was extremely likely faster than during any of the 27 previous centuries."<p>Bob Kopp, a climate scientist at Rutgers University who led the research, …

Global Warming

2016 to be hottest year yet as April smashes records

<b>(CNN) —</b> Another month, another climate worry.<p>This year the Earth experienced the warmest April on record, keeping 2016 on track to be the hottest year yet and by the biggest margin ever.<p>Climate change: Stop ruining the future<p>New data released by NASA put this April's land and sea temperatures at …

Global Warming Can Reportedly Cause Earthquakes And Volcanoes, So You’re Welcome

Bill McGuire is a professor of geophysical and climate hazards at University College London, and he’s here to tell you that Climate Change not only wreaks havoc with our weather patterns, but that it can move tectonic plates too. That’s right — more earthquakes, volcanoes and tsunamis for us!<p><i>Quartz</i> …

Watch the Planet's Temperatures Spiral Out of Control

<i>This story originally appeared at Climate Central.</i><p>The steady rise of the earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and …