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A 1912 Newspaper Article About Coal Has a Prescient Climate Change Warning

Two billion tons of coal was burning back then and it only would go up.<p>A post that reached the top of Reddit on Thursday today offers a glimpse of …

Climate Change

Before visit to Carr Fire, Interior chief says environmentalists partially to blame for wildfires

With more than a dozen wildfires actively burning across California, the Trump Administration on Sunday charged that environmentalists are partially to blame.<p>"America is better than letting these radical groups control the dialogue about climate change," Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said in …

Forests

These beautiful, terrifying maps show how hot we'll get in 2090

It’s easy to be apathetic about rising global temperatures, but difficult when you imagine your own future backyard.<p>There are lots of terrible things about climate change. Birds will go extinct. Bits of Florida will be swallowed up by the sea. Coffee will taste worse. But let’s be honest: we are a …

Climate Change

Rising sea levels could knock out the internet within 15 years — here’s how

Thousands of miles of internet cables zigzagging under coastal cities in the United States could be completely submerged underwater within the next …

Climate Change

Black Widow spiders are spreading north to entirely new areas

One of the many side effects of climate change is the gradual shift in territories of some species. Most animals have certain temperature thresholds …

Climate Change

WATCH: Television Show Cautioned Viewers About Climate Change ... in 1958

Back in the 1990s, climate change -- in its earlier linguistic incarnation as "global warming" -- was something most people only knew as that weird …

Climate Change

At 'America First Energy Conference', solar power is dumb, climate change is fake

NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about climate change to control the global energy market; and wind and solar energy are simply "dumb".<p>These are among the messages that flowed from the America First Energy …

Climate

2018 Is Shaping Up to Be the Fourth-Hottest Year. Yet We’re Still Not Prepared for Global Warming.

This summer of fire and swelter looks a lot like the future that scientists have been warning about in the era of climate change, and it’s revealing in real time how unprepared much of the world remains for life on a hotter planet.<p>The disruptions to everyday life have been far-reaching and …

Climate Change

Don Paul: If wildfires seem more common, there's a reason for that

Wildfires, droughts and heat waves existed long before climate change and warming accelerated. There were numerous periods in which such fires, …

Climate Change

Red Tide Is Devastating Florida's Sea Life. Are Humans to Blame?

Science & Innovation<p>"Anything that can leave has, and anything that couldn't leave has died."<p>The first thing you notice is the smell. It’s not a scent, exactly, but a tingling in the nose that quickly spreads to the throat and burns the lungs. But then you see the carcasses.<p>Thousands of sea …

Florida

People believe in climate change but don’t think it’s our fault (it is)

Side Note<p>Aug—07—2018 01:47PM EST<p>Only 51 percent of Americans recognize the fact that global warming is already harming people in the U.S. right now. …

Climate Change

Terrified by ‘hothouse Earth’? Don’t despair — do something.

A team of international researchers released what looks like a blueprint for catastrophe this week. On our current path, they warned, humanity might …

Climate Change

Forests that store greenhouse gases must be preserved to meet climate change targets, scientists warn

Sucking carbon from the atmosphere using new technologies will be vital to protect the planet from climate change, but a new study suggests looking …

Climate Change

Scientists warn Earth at dire risk of becoming hellish ‘hothouse’

Even if humanity slashes greenhouse gas emissions in line with Paris climate treaty goals, the planet could overwhelm such efforts and irretrievably …

One of the largest banks issued an alarming warning that Earth is running out of the resources to sustain life

One of the world's largest banks says the planet is running out of resources and warns that neither governments nor companies are prepared for climate change.<p>The world spent its entire natural resource budget for the year by August 1, a group of analysts at HSBC said in a note that cited research …

Climate Change

A record ‘you don’t want to see’: Mendocino Complex fire has become California’s largest ever

Two blazes that began burning through Northern California late last month have grown at breathtaking speed to form a massive inferno that has now set a new mark for destruction.<p>The twin wildfires, collectively known as the Mendocino Complex Fire, have together more than doubled in size in the past …

California

FEELIN’ HOT HOT HOT: Heat, humidity across Canada expected to last until end of August

HALIFAX — This summer is on track to become one of the hottest on record in Atlantic Canada, as stifling heat and humidity levels persist from …

Emissions policy is under attack from all sides. We've been here before, and it rarely ends well

Federal energy minister Josh Frydenberg is battling to steer a course for his National Energy Guarantee (NEG) through choppy political waters, ahead …

Climate

Latest Climate Assessment Isn't Surprising, But It Still Sucks

For the past 28 years, an international group of climate scientists has made an annual assessment of the State of the Climate. They look at global …

Climate Change

California wildfire becomes second largest in state history

A sprawling blaze in Northern California grew on Monday into the second-largest wildfire ever recorded in the state, a day after U.S. President …

Northern California

Domino effect may make climate change goals moot | Reuters.com

A scientific study says that the global warming target reached at the 2015 Paris climate agreement may not stop a domino effect from moving the Earth well beyond it, into catastrophic scenarios. Matthew Larotonda reports<p>▲ Hide Transcript<p>▶ View Transcript<p>A scientific study says that the global …

Climate Change

Global warming may become unstoppable even if we stick to Paris target

We could be on the verge of triggering a series of cascading tipping points that result in the planet warming 4 or 5°C hotter than the pre-industrial …

Climate Change

Runaway climate change could trigger 'Hothouse Earth' with 200ft sea level rises, warn scientists

Earth may be on a runaway trajectory towards a ‘hothouse’ climate which will see huge swathes of the planet become uninhabitable and 200ft sea level rises, an international team of scientists has warned.<p>A new review found that even if targets to cap global warming at 2C are met, it may already be …

Climate Change

Scientists mock Trump’s tweet on wildfires as ‘comedically ill-informed’ and ‘unmitigated crap’

Trump's climate denial is "a crime against the planet" warns climatologist.<p>Two years ago, an actual headline from CBS in Sacramento was, “Donald …

Climate Change

Scientists Have Uncovered a Disturbing Climate Change Precedent

During the rise of mammals, Earth's temperatures spiked in a scary way that the planet may experience again soon.<p>They were strange days at the beginning of the age of mammals. The planet was still hungover from the astonishing disappearance of its marquee superstars, the dinosaurs. Earth’s newest …

Climate Change

Europe swelters as heat wave intensifies

Extreme heat continues to grip Portugal and Spain, with several places shattering records. Authorities warn temperatures could rise even further, …

Europe

Boston faces a daunting future of rising seas

Boston got a wake-up call earlier this year when the first of a string of nor’easter storms hit just as the tide was peaking. The ocean spilled into the subway and into homes up and down the coast.<p>The Union of Concerned Scientists projects that by the end of the century, Boston will see close to 7 …

Climate Change

Greenland Is Melting Faster Than at Any Time in the Last 400 Years

The Greenland ice sheet is melting at its fastest rate in at least 400 years, new research suggests. And the melting is only speeding up.<p>A study …

Global Warming

San Diego Researchers Measure The Highest Ocean Surface Temperature In A Century

At a pier in San Diego, researchers on Wednesday recorded the warmest seasurface temperature since record-keeping began there in 1916.<p>Every day, researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego collect data — by hand — from the Ellen Browning …

Global Warming

The Only Thing Fire Scientists Are Sure of: This Will Get Worse

Subtract out the conspiracists and the willfully ignorant and the argument marshaled by skeptics against global warming, roughly restated, assumes …

Climate Change