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Great Barrier Reef may no longer be salvageable, Australian experts concede

The Great Barrier Reef – a canary in the coal mine for global warming – can no longer be saved in its present form partly because of the …

New sea level estimates show strong, recent acceleration

New approach to handling pre-satellite data shows slower rise in the past.<p>Humanity has trillions of dollars of infrastructure within a meter of the …

Sea Level

Sea levels are rising at triple the pace since 1990, find scientists

A new scientific analysis finds that the Earth’s oceans are rising nearly three times as rapidly as they were throughout most of the 20th century, …

Texas House passes bill to place more foster kids in cottage homes, despite advocates’ protests

AUSTIN -- A bill that would try to steer more Texas foster children to "cottage homes" won final House approval Monday, despite opposition from many …

Texas

Texas adoption bill, Greg Abbott, Janeera Gonzalez: Your Tuesday morning roundup

Good morning! Here is a look at the top headlines as we start the day.<p>🌥️ <b>Weather:</b> Cloudy and warm. High: 83°<p>👋 <b>Stay in touch:</b> Do you want to get this …

Texas

Warm arctic fuels second-warmest April on record

The warm global average last month was heavily influenced by a continuation of unusually high Arctic temperatures<p>An unusually warm Arctic spring fueled the second-hottest April on record globally, with global warming and unusual weather conspiring to shrink sea ice and push up polar …

Global Warming Is Turning Antarctica Green, Study Says

Parts of Antarctica are starting to see more greenery as temperatures rise, a new study says.<p>“We identified significant changepoints in all sites and …

Is Global Warming Real?

There is proof the earth is warming, but the debate continues.<p>In recent years, global warming has been the subject of a great deal of political controversy. As scientific knowledge has grown, this debate is moving away from whether humans are causing warming and toward questions of how best to …

Climate Change

More errors identified in contrarian climate scientists' temperature estimates

A new study suggests there are remaining biases in the oft-corrected University of Alabama at Huntsville atmospheric temperature estimates<p>Human emission of heat-trapping gases is causing the Earth to warm. We’ve known that for many decades. In fact, there are no reputable scientists that dispute …

Climate Change

The U.S. is on a historic streak of record high temperatures

April marked yet another month where record highs outpaced record lows<p><i>This post originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>The U.S. is is on a hot streak like no other. April marked yet another month where record highs outpaced record lows.<p>It’s the 29th month in a row with the odds tipped in favor of …

We Are Almost Out of Options for Climate Change

via pixabay.com/HypnoArt<p>Alright, seriously, we can stop now. I know none of us want to, none of us think we can, but we absolutely have got to stop …

'Significant' New Rift Could Sever Massive Iceberg From Antarctica

An island of ice the size of Delaware is perilously close to breaking away.<p>Scientists have observed a new rift in Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf that could soon lead to the calving of one of the biggest icebergs on record.<p>A secondary branch has split off from a 100-mile-long crack in the ice shelf …

Antarctica

Sobering visualizations reveal how sea level rise could transform cities in your lifetime

Until recently, it seemed that we would be able to manage global warming-induced sea level rise through the end of the century. It would be …

Scientists keep upping their projections for how much the oceans will rise this century

A report by a leading research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the end of the century could be too low, thanks in part to the pace of ice loss of Arctic glaciers and the vast ice sheet of Greenland.<p>It’s just the latest in a string of cases …

Climate Change

Planet Breaches 410 ppm for First Time in Human History

By Lauren McCauley<p>The amount of carbon in the Earth's atmosphere is now officially off the charts as the planet last week breached the 410 parts per …

Global warming is sharply raising the risk of 'unprecedented' events

Around the world, global warming is making unprecedented weather and climate events far more likely to occur, with the planet now teetering on the …

Climate change poses ‘nightmare scenario’ for Florida coast, Bloomberg warns

America’s trillion-dollar coastal property bubble could burst “before the sea consumes a single house.” Here’s why.<p>“Pessimists selling to optimists.” …

15 Climate Change Facts That You'll Know Are True If You're Not An Idiot

Let's not all get swallowed by floods and eviscerated by drought, ya know?

Climate Change

Giant Waterfall in Antarctica Worries Scientists

By Tim Radford<p>Scientists poring over military and satellite imagery have mapped the unimaginable: a network of rivers, streams, ponds, lakes and even …

Time-lapse photos show just how quickly the world's glaciers are disappearing

An elegy for ice<p>The rapid melting of Iceland's Sólheimajökull glacier is tangible. When I visited in 2013, our guide punctuated every few steps by saying, "Ten years ago the glacier would have started here .... five years ago the glacier would have started here." Each step in which our feet were …

Global Warming

March breaks new global warming record despite absence of El Nino effect

Last month was the hottest March on record in the absence of the warming effect caused by the natural El Nino weather system, US Government …

NOAA's Interactive Maps Show How Your Climate Is Changing

New interactive maps from NOAA show you how your region's vegetation has shifted due to climate change.<p>The maps are based off of the official U.S. …

Bill O'Reilly's Legacy on Climate Change Is Full of Doubt

The Fox News host adopted a harmful "teach the controversy"-style in his coverage.<p>Bill O’Reilly, who was slated to be let go by the Fox News Channel …

Rising seas could flood middle America with people from the coasts

Even landlocked states such as Arizona and Wyoming could see significant increases in population because of coastal migration by 2100, and may be unprepared to handle the surge, said the analysis from a University of Georgia researcher.<p>"We typically think about sea-level rise as being a coastal …

Climate Change

This Graphic Puts Global Warming in Full Perspective

To say the world is having a streak like no other is an understatement. Global warming has made cold scarce on a planetary scale.This March clocked …

Global Warming

NASA Images Have Revealed a Massive New Crack on the Petermann Glacier

Petermann Glacier<p>In this era of global warming, cracks in ice sheets are, unfortunately, not all that rare or surprising anymore. However, the …

New Discovery in Antarctica Suggests Ice Sheets Could Disappear Way Faster Than Previously Thought

Antarctica’s ice may melt faster than previously thought as result of a newly discovered network of lakes and streams that destabilize the …