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Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts?

<b>A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.</b><p>It looks at the Earth's spin and gravitational effects to predict how water will be "redistributed" globally.<p>"This provides, for each city, a picture of which glaciers, ice sheets, …

Global Warming

Concentration of CO2 in atmosphere hits record high : UN

The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere has hit a new high, the UN said Monday, warning that drastic action is needed to achieve …

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Carbon Pollution Touched 800,000 Year Record in 2016, WMO Says

Carbon dioxide levels surged to their highest level in at least 800,000 years because of pollution caused by humans and a strong El Nino event, …

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New data gives hope for meeting the Paris climate targets

Global carbon pollution appears to be close to peaking<p>Over the past half-century, growth in the global economy and carbon pollution have been tied together. When the global economy has been strong, we’ve consumed more energy, which has translated into burning more fossil fuels and releasing more …

Climate

UK weather: Worst winter for 5 years on the way with temperatures set to plummet to MINUS 11

<b>(Video provided</b> <b>by:</b> <b>MET)</b><p>Britain is set for its coldest winter for the past five years with freezing air from the North Pole sending the thermometer …

Weather

Record surge in atmospheric CO2 seen in 2016

<b>Concentrations of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere surged to a record high in 2016, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).</b><p>Last year's increase was 50% higher than the average of the past 10 years.<p>Researchers say a combination of human activities and the El Niño weather phenomenon …

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NASA pinpoints cause of Earth's recent record carbon dioxide spike

A new NASA study provides space-based evidence that Earth's tropical regions were the cause of the largest annual increases in atmospheric carbon …

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Global Climate Change

images of change<p>South Africa’s Western Cape province has been suffering a drought since 2015, and satellite images show how the Theewaterskloof …

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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

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This map reveals temperatures have risen in nearly every US state over the last century

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 …

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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, …

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"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 - Salon.com

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 skies, not just rising air temperatures, a new study …

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

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>…

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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 …

How Algae Can Help Sweden Eliminate Carbon Emissions

By Avery Friedman<p>Algae is often considered a nuisance, but for Sweden, the rapidly growing sea plant is now an asset.<p>As the Scandinavian country …

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 …

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

The speed at which CO₂ is rising has no comparison in the recorded past. The fastest natural shifts out of ice ages saw CO₂ levels increase by around …

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 …

Green Bonds

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

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 to address climate change, a groundswell of support has sprung up at the state, city …

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Scientific Research Effort in Arctic Cancelled Due to Climate Change

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

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 …

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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 …

Energy

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 …

Donald Trump

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>By on<p>Filed Under Conflict, Food, Protests, Security & Weather<p>Capitalism 101 suggests that countries should focus on producing …

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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