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4 things we know from 100 years of ocean temperature data

At UC San Diego's Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, researchers have had a front-row seat for climate change for a century.<p>Every …

Scientist finds clever new way to represent same old depressing climate trends

Take a look at this image. Let me know if you see any trends.<p>Hmm … can’t quite put my finger on it…<p>The image — which uses this dataset to represent temperature change from 1850 to 2016 — comes to us via University of Reading climate scientist Ed Hawkins. He’s the same guy who made the now-famous …

Climate Change

Earth Is Warming Faster Than It Has In 1,000 Years, According to NASA

Oh, good.<p>It's a fact: our planet is getting hotter, and scientists are getting desperate (prompting them to come up with batshit ideas like pumping water to the coldest places of the Earth and freezing it there). And now, NASA is giving us some pretty terrible news: It's worse than we thought.<p>Earth …

Bill Nye explains what would happen if all the Earth's ice melted

The complex science behind climate change isn't easy to understand, but when Bill Nye the Science Guy explains it, somehow all the facts make sense.<p>In this video posted by AsapScience on Wednesday, Nye reveals that melting sea ice due to warmer weather affects the habitats of marine animals such as …

A new type of politics could help prevent climate disaster | Andrew Simms

A UK cross-party initiative addresses the appetite and mechanics for the cooperation needed to help us live within Earth’s limits<p>China and the US’s announcement that they will join the Paris climate accord comes at a time when the UK’s own climate and energy policies appear at best in disarray, and …

Seas aren’t just rising, scientists say — it’s worse than that. They’re speeding up.

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>On a warming Earth, seas inevitably rise, as ice on land melts and makes its way to the ocean. And not only that — the ocean itself swells, because warm water expands. We already know this is happening — according to NASA, seas are currently rising at a rate of 3.5 …

Global Warming

Climate Change, Explained in One Simple Comic

Do you like nerdy web comics and climate change real talk? Of course you do.Randall Munroe, creator of the tri-weekly web comic xkcd, has combined …

Rising Temperatures Are Making Life in Tropical Cities Precarious for the Poor

It does not need to be like this.<p>HONG KONG ― The numbers are in: NASA announced Monday that August 2016 was the hottest month ever recorded since global records began in 1880. Several parts of Asia, including Hong Kong and Singapore, have also recently had their hottest months ever …

Warming oceans imperil iconic marine species

Energy, Environment & Sustainability<p>mmo59@cornell.edu<p>607-255-9451<p>With a warming ocean along the East and West Coasts of the United States, many …

Climate Change

Climate change affecting wine production in New South Wales central west

Wine producers in the New South Wales central west are being forced to adapt to rising temperatures which are affecting the region's "cool climate" …

7 Buildings Prepared for Climate Change

Ever hear the old aphorism, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?" When it comes to natural disasters, this saying rings true: Every $1 …

Climate change health risks will hit the poor hardest - so what can be done?

Bob Mash, <i>Stellenbosch University</i><p>Discussions about climate change and the effects it will have on public health and the global burden of disease have been long in the making. These consequences are now starting to come to fore.<p>Several examples have recently played out. For example, in Russia, an …

For Climate Change Science, the Need for Basic Biology Is Urgent

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Rhode Island and Connecticut both had their warmest summers on record this year. As climate …

La Niña: less likely than expected?

While scientists initially predicted that La Niña would follow El Niño, a new NOAA prediction model claims that chances of La Niña have dropped to 40 …

Wind, solar and electric cars are booming. Too bad that’s not enough to stop climate change

The tough thing about halting climate change is that it means altering pretty much everything about how we get and use energy. We have to change how we generate electricity — how we power our homes, our buildings and operate the grid. We have to change transportation, how we get around, travel, …

Polar Bears Are Definitely Screwed

As Arctic sea ice flirts with its lowest levels in recorded history, polar scientists are taking the opportunity to remind us that it isn’t just …

Global Warming

Climate change means we should be having fewer children, for their sake and ours

Earlier this summer, I found myself in the middle of a lively debate because of my work on climate change and the ethics of having children.<p>NPR correspondent Jennifer Ludden profiled some of my work in procreative ethics with an article entitled, “Should we be having kids in the age of climate …

Climate Change