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Analysts warn of increasing link between climate change, migration

Climate change is a “risk factor” for forced migration, like in the European refugee crisis, experts on health, migration, and disaster relief told a …

Harvard

Here's some climate hope: global CO2 emissions stayed static last year

The fall of coal and rise of renewable energy could be reducing global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. The Netherlands Environmental Assessment …

After Irma, Florida needs to wake up to climate change realities

As a 9-year-old child, I vividly remember the day Hurricane Andrew touched down in 1992. My family was living in the Upper Florida Keys at the time, …

How Trump Could Get His Way With the Paris Agreement

On June 1, President Donald Trump declared that the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris climate accord. In the build-up to his Rose Garden announcement …

Iron 'pulses' in the Pacific may have slowed climate change - Futurity

Iron dust in the ocean may have cooled global temperatures when CO2 was building up in the atmosphere. Now, some scientists want to try it on purpose.

Pascal’s Wager And Global Climate Change: Hedging Your Bet When the Cost of Error is Too High

Blaise Pascal was a brilliant 17th century French philosopher. Rather than try to prove the existence of God, he chose instead to prove to skeptics why they should <i>believe in</i> the existence of God and live their lives as if God existed, even without proof. He constructed the now-famous Pascal’s …

Caribbean battered as Irma, most powerful hurricane ever, makes landfall

Winds of 151mph recorded before monitoring equipment is destroyed by the storm, as eye of hurricane passes over Barbuda and neighbouring Antigua<p>Hurricane Irma – live updates Latest: Irma plows northward leaving trail of storm damage in Caribbean<p>The most powerful Atlantic Ocean hurricane in recorded …

Richard Branson refuses to leave his private island amid 'potentially catastrophic' Hurricane Irma

The billionaire entrepreneur made the announcement in a blog post on Virgin Group's website.<p>Branson's private island, called Necker, is one of more than 50 islands that make up the British Virgin Islands. Necker is expected to take a direct hit from Irma, which is now a Category 5 hurricane with …

Rainfall

Harvey is part of a pattern of extreme weather scientists saw coming. They're still shocked.

“We still get overwhelmed because extreme weather is by its nature peculiar.”<p>There is nothing surprising about a hurricane hitting the central Texas coast in late August, as Hurricane Harvey did on Friday night. Hurricanes have been recorded since Christopher Columbus encountered one in 1495. We …

Angela Merkel