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Germany's Angela Merkel slams car makers for emissions fraud in Dortmund

German car makers "gambled away" public trust by manipulating emissions values in their diesel cars, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a Dortmund …

Germany

US scientists contradict Trump's climate claims

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal scientists warn that burning fossil fuels is already driving a steep increase in the United States of heat waves, droughts and floods — even as President Donald Trump touts new oil pipelines and pledges to revive the nation's struggling coal mines.<p>A draft report …

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Bill Maher mocks Al Gore over losing Florida in 2000 — then Gore utters a mind-boggling response

HBO “Real Time” host Bill Maher interviewed former Vice President and climate change crusader Al Gore on his show Friday night, where they discussed Gore’s new documentary on climate change.<p>“An Inconvenient Sequel” is Gore’s follow-up to his world-famous “An Inconvenient Truth” that hit theaters in …

Bill Maher

Gulf of Mexico sets a new record for the world's largest 'dead zone'

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — There's an unwanted record in the Gulf of Mexico: This year's "dead zone ," a largely human-caused phenomenon where there's too little oxygen to support marine life, is the biggest ever measured.<p>The low-oxygen, or hypoxic , zone covers 8,776 square miles (22,720 square …

Oceans

Stop Right Now And Watch “Chasing Coral” To Understand What We’ve Done To The Ocean

If you think devastating effects of climate change aren’t here yet, the new film from the makers of “Chasing Ice” will make it very clear how wrong you are.<p>Underwater in the Great Barrier Reef, after weeks of filming coral to manually build time-lapses–helping gather 50 or 60 shots a day, and …

Oceans

Six irrefutable pieces of evidence that prove climate change is real

Here's everything you need to know<p>Climate change is often treated as a political issue, but it shouldn't be.<p>The facts are these: The climate of our planet is changing at a pace unlike anything seen in the natural fluctuations traced across geological records, and scientists have overwhelmingly …

Climate Change

New study confirms the oceans are warming rapidly

Although there’s some uncertainty in the distribution among Earth’s ocean basins, there’s no question that the ocean is heating rapidly<p>As humans put ever more heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, the Earth heats up. These are the basics of global warming. But where does the heat go? How much …

Global Warming

Emails reiterate EPA chief's ties to fossil fuel interests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly obtained emails underscore just how closely Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt coordinated with fossil fuel companies while serving as Oklahoma's state attorney general, a position in which he frequently sued to block federal efforts to curb planet-warming …

Climate Idiots Podcast - Episode 3 - "Trump Pulled Out" (Excerpt)

Animations Show the Melting Arctic Sea Ice, and What the Earth Would Look Like When All of the Ice Melts

It’s no secret that climate change has been taking a toll on the Arctic. But it’s one thing to read about it, another thing to see it in action. …

John McCain May Have Killed An Anti-Environment Bill Out Of Spite Over The Comey Firing

Something very unusual happened in the U.S. Senate today: a vote scheduled by the Majority Leader failed. The legislation would have repealed an Obama-era rule designed to prevent methane emissions from leaking out of drilling operations on public lands. Brought up under the Congressional Review …

U.S. Congress

The big melt: Glacier National Park is losing its glaciers

<b>(CNN) —</b> The 37 glaciers remaining at Glacier National Park are vanishing.<p>In the past half century, some of the ice formations in Montana have lost 85% of their size, and the average shrinkage is 39%, a study released by the U.S. Geological Survey and Portland State University says.<p>One day, they …

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The Republicans who care about climate change: 'They are done with the denial'

As despair intensifies over Trump’s agenda, the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus brings Democrats and Republicans together to break the deadlock<p>The failure of American politics to deal with, or even coherently discuss, climate change was perhaps best illustrated when James Inhofe, a Republican …

Four big reasons why deniers started believing in climate change

It began, like many things on Reddit, with a simple question: “Former climate change deniers, what changed your mind?” More than 600 posts later, AskReddit was able to not only offer insights into that question, but also shed some light on why people initially rejected the consensus view held by …

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Governor of Louisiana Declares State of Emergency as State's Coastline Disappears

Losing Ground<p>Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency on April 18 based on the continuous, rapid erosion of the state’s …

Environment

We just hit 410 ppm of CO2. Welcome to a whole new world.

This is not normal: We’re on track to witness a climate unseen in 50 million years by mid-century.<p>In pre-industrial times, the concentration of …

Climate Change

Climate Change Effects: 10 Ways Global Warming Is Hurting The Environment | International Business Times

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Michael Barnard, low-carbon innovation analyst.</i><p>Climate change is already being felt in …

Four climate change myths, debunked

Some people are skeptical that human activity is driving global warming. We take a look at the most common arguments used by climate deniers, and set …

Climate Change

Doomsday’s approaching: The climate could hit a state unseen in 50 million years

If carbon emissions continue on their current trajectory, the atmosphere could reach an unseen level<p>No, the headline is not a typo. Current carbon dioxide levels are unprecedented in human history and are on track to climb to even more ominous heights in just a few decades.<p>If carbon emissions …

Climate Change

New EPA documents reveal even deeper proposed cuts to staff and programs

The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a new, more detailed plan for laying off 25 percent of its employees and scrapping 56 programs including pesticide safety, water runoff control, and environmental cooperation with Mexico and Canada under the North American Free Trade Agreement.<p>At a …

Climate

Here's a new climate change reality that Trump's new policies ignore

President Donald Trump may be trying to scrub his predecessor's initiatives to fight climate change from just about every corner of the federal government — Exhibit A being this week’s executive order aimed at undoing Barack Obama’s Clean Power Plan — but the reality of the climate crisis is not …

Climate

Global Warming 2017: Record Breaking Climate Change Affecting Earth, Says WMO | International Business Times

Increase in global warming as a result of human activities, which caused 2016 to be the hottest year ever recorded, besides breaking several other …

Arctic sea ice dips to record low for winter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The frigid top of the Earth just set yet another record for low levels of sea ice in what scientists say is a signal of an overheating world.<p>The extent of floating ice in the Arctic hit a new low for winter: 5.57 million square miles (14.42 million square kilometers). That's about …

Global Warming

US at G20 calls climate change ‘Waste of money’, Wind 33% cheaper than 16% of US coal, 1GW solar plant plus factories for Turkey, more

Low cost wind displacing coal – 56GW of coal at risk, that’s a big number – about 16% of the current stock around 339GW of coal. If wind runs at a 35% capacity factor and coal is around 60%, that’d mean about 96GW of wind to replace the at risk product – that would more than double the current US …

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Trump’s climate skepticism could be the biggest threat to US national security

One thing is clear from President Donald Trump’s budget proposal: he really does think climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese to slow America’s mighty economy.<p>Nevermind that China, now dealing with the very real effects of heavy air pollution brought on by rapid, unregulated …

Climate

Donald Trump wants to shut off an orbiting space camera that monitors climate change

The Deep Space Climate Observatory is an American satellite that sits in a special orbit between the earth and the sun, about 1.5 million kilometers away from us. That distance allows it to capture unique images of the entire earth. Today, US president Donald Trump said he wants to shut down those …

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