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Climate Change Will Lead to the Largest Transfer of Wealth in the Country's History

A pioneering study provides a detailed look at how the U.S. economy will suffer from climate change.<br>Read More

Climate Change

This map reveals rising temperatures in every state that are causing chaos in America

Average temperatures have risen in every US state since the early 1900s, causing extreme summers, longer wildfire and allergy seasons, declines in crop and livestock production, and the spread of tropical diseases to be more common.<p>That's according to a new report by the National Climatic Data …

Climate Change

Sea ice enthusiasts are tracking Arctic melt on the blogosphere

Arctic sea ice extent has fallen precipitously since 2007, far surpassing all 18 computer models forecasting a drastically slower decline.<p>To some, …

Global Warming

"Perfect thermal storm" caused 2016 Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching

The Great Barrier Reef has seen better days, after a one-two punch of coral bleaching events struck it in 2016 and 2017. Warming sea temperatures …

Oceans

Sunnier skies driving Greenland surface melt

Scientists discovered another factor leading to global sea rise<p>In the past two decades, the Greenland ice sheet has become the biggest single contributor to rising sea levels, mostly from melt across its vast surface. That surface melt is, in turn, driven mostly by an uptick in clear, sunny summer …

Global Warming

Obama Rues Loss of ‘American Leadership’ on Climate Change

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday indirectly criticized President Trump in a speech delivered in Indonesia for withdrawing “American leadership” on climate change by abandoning the Paris accord.<p>“In Paris, we came together around the most ambitious agreement in history about climate change, …

Climate Change

The Navy showed Arnold Schwarzenegger how bad climate change will be for its bases

Arnold Schwarzenegger and the US military have at least one thing in common: they're both worried about climate change.<p>The actor and former Republican governor of California recently visited Naval Station Norfolk, the largest naval base in the world, to see how it's under threat from climate change.<p>…

Climate Change

We Only Have 3 Years Left to Prevent a Climate Disaster, Scientists Warn

A group of the world's leading thinkers on climate change have issued an urgent call for the world to reach peak greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, as …

Climate

How Algae Can Help Sweden Eliminate Carbon Emissions

Algae is often considered a nuisance, but for Sweden, the rapidly growing sea plant is now an asset.<p>As the Scandinavian country works to cut all of …

Sweden

Michael Gove says Donald Trump 'wrong' to withdraw from Paris climate accord

Michael Gove has hit out at Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement.<p>The new Environment Secretary said the American President was "wrong" to abandon the deal.<p>It comes after Theresa May was accused of "cowardice" earlier this month for failing to sign a joint …

Climate

The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail

There are those who say the climate has always changed, and that carbon dioxide levels have always fluctuated. That's true. But it's also true that …

Climate Change

Apple is borrowing $1 billion to fight climate change

Apple issued a $1 billion bond on Tuesday with special rules: the proceeds it raises must be used on eco-friendly projects.<p>The proceeds from the bonds will be used for several projects, including new and ongoing solar and wind farms, new green buildings, and a program that seeks to make Apple …

There’s a new way the U.S. is committing to Paris

Americans plan to fight climate change with or without the federal government's help<p>It’s been a week since President Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement. In that time, a remarkable transformation has taken place.<p>As the federal government abdicates its responsibility …

Scientific Research Effort in Arctic Cancelled Due to Climate Change

Oh the irony. A scientific expedition examining the effects of climate change has been cancelled because of ... climate change.<p>The scientific …

The Trump administration is doing everything it can to keep a huge climate lawsuit from going to trial

The Trump administration is seeking a rare review of a preliminary decision in a landmark climate change lawsuit — before the case has even gone to trial.<p>The plaintiffs in the case are 21 kids who range in age from 9 to 21. They argue that the federal government is violating their constitutional …

Trump Is Too Late to Stop the Windmills

Coal isn't coming back. Technology and demand won't let it.<p>There seems to be little doubt that Barack Obama's energy and environmental policies had a significant impact on how electricity is generated in the U.S. Tougher air-pollution rules, subsidies for wind and solar power, and a commitment to …

Trump Tells Mayor Of Sinking U.S. Island Not To Worry About Climate Change

Scientists predict rising seas will soon swamp Virginia's Tangier Island. The president doesn't seem to believe it.<p>WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump, apparently confirming his disregard for the risks of global climate change, reportedly told the mayor of a small Chesapeake Bay island that could …

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Trump clings to coal as worldwide demand plummets

WASHINGTON (AP) — Market demand for the dirtiest of fossil fuels is plummeting worldwide, according to industry data published Tuesday, even as President Donald Trump has made reviving the long-struggling U.S. coal mines the bedrock of his administration's energy policy.<p>The BP Statistical Review of …

Recalling Michael Gove is an act of environmental vandalism

I used to sit in cabinet meetings with the new environment secretary. He couldn’t help playing to his Tory climate-sceptic audience<p>Perhaps Theresa May has a sense of mischief after all. Putting Michael Gove in charge of the Department of the Environment is much like putting a wolf in charge of the …

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"Catch-22 States" Face a Climate Change Food Crisis

This is scorched Earth.<p>Capitalism 101 suggests that countries should focus on producing things where there is a natural advantage and trade for the …

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This is what climate change looks like

Rising sea levels, floods, erosion, melting glaciers, droughts, water shortages, extreme weather: the effects of climate change are tangible in many parts of the world. Flick trough the gallery to see how.

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Leo Dicaprio attended the climate march and his sign was perfect

Leonardo DiCaprio and former Vice President Al Gore were just two famous faces among the thousands of people who attended the Climate March in …

“Both/And” Leadership

Jack Welch once claimed that great leaders are “relentless and boring.” Management thinkers largely agree: Good leaders, so the narrative goes, are consistent in their decision making, stick to their commitments, and remain on-message. The trouble is, much as we may value consistency in our …

Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find

SYDNEY, Australia — The Great Barrier Reef in Australia has long been one of the world’s most magnificent natural wonders, so enormous it can be seen from space, so beautiful it can move visitors to tears.<p>But the reef, and the profusion of sea creatures living near it, are in profound trouble.<p>Huge …

Venice could be underwater by the end of the century – thanks to global warming

Venice could disappear beneath rising seas before the end of the century as sea levels rise up to four feet due to global warming.<p>What happens when …

China Air Pollution: With Heavy Smog In Beijing, Officials Vow To 'Make Skies Blue Again' | International Business Times

Amid growing unrest over the state of China’s air quality, officials pledged Sunday to do something about the nation’s smoggy skies. Chinese Premier …

Coal collapse drives down UK carbon emissions

<b>A collapse in the use of coal has driven UK carbon emissions down to levels barely seen since the Victorian era, new figures show.</b><p>Coal use fell by a record 52% in 2016 on the previous year in the face of cheap gas, higher domestic carbon prices, renewables and other factors.<p>The drop was partially …

Antarctic: temperature records verified

Heat and cold records in the Antarctic have now been officially confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization. What do we gain from the news? …

Global Warming

When will the Arctic be ice-free? 2C global warming would not prevent complete loss

Limiting climate change to 2C warming still would not stop the Arctic ice from melting away.<p>The Arctic will be ice-free by the middle of the century …