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Global Heatwave is Symptom of Early Stage Cycle of Civilisational Collapse

The extreme weather events of the summer of 2018 are not just symptoms of climate breakdown. They are early stage warnings of a protracted process of …

Climate Change

Extreme global weather is 'the face of climate change' says leading scientist

The extreme heatwaves and wildfires wreaking havoc around the globe are “the face of climate change,” one of the world’s leading climate scientists has declared, with the impacts of global warming now “playing out in real time.”<p>Climate change has long been predicted to increase extreme weather …

Climate Change

All-time heat records set around the world: report | NOLA.com

All-time heat records have been set across the world over the past few weeks, including Algeria where temperatures likely broke the highest ever …

Weather

Long-Term Global Warming May be Double Earlier Predictions

Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models and sea levels may rise six meters or more even if the world …

Climate Change

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Set New Record

In April of this year, the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii recorded an average concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide above 410 parts per million (ppm). This was the highest monthly average in recorded history, and in fact according to ice core records it is the highest value in at least …

The Best Place to Live Domestically as the World Warms

—<br>EarthTalk® From the Editors of E – The Environmental Magazine<b>Dear EarthTalk: Where will be the best places to live if global warming gets the best</b> …

The Catastrophe That Killed Dinosaurs Created 100,000 Years of Global Warming, Study Shows

That was a bad time to be alive.<p>On a very bad day 66 million years ago, a mountain-sized object from space slammed into Earth, initiating a cascade …

Shock and thaw: Alaskan sea ice just took a steep, unprecedented dive

<b>(AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)</b><p>Weather conditions and a boost from global warming led to the stunning record low ice cover in winter 2018<p>Andrea Thompson<p>May 12, 2018 9:29pm (UTC)<p>April should be prime walrus hunting season for the native villages that dot Alaska’s remote western coast. In years past the …

Credit Rating Agency Issues Warning On Climate Change To Cities

One of the largest credit rating agencies in the country is warning U.S. cities and states to prepare for the effects of climate change or risk being downgraded.<p>In a new report, Moody's Investor Services Inc. explains how it assesses the credit risks to a city or state that's being impacted by …

The City

Study Predicts Unexpected Climate Change Effects To Come

We tend to think the main threats of climate change are warmer oceans and changing wind patterns, but a recent study published in Nature Climate …

Another extreme heat wave strikes the North Pole

In four of the past five winters, the North Pole has witnessed dramatic temperatures spikes, which previously were rare. Now, in the lead up to summer, the temperature has again shot up to unusually high levels at the tip of the planet.<p>Scientists say this warming could hasten the melt of Arctic sea …

Global Warming

Carbon dioxide levels in Earth's atmosphere reach 'highest level in 800,000 years'

The concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has reached its highest level in at least 800,000 years, according to scientists.<p>In April, CO2 …

Humans didn’t exist the last time there was this much CO2 in the air

The last time atmospheric carbon dioxide levels were this high, millions of years ago, the planet was very different. For one, humans didn’t exist.<p>On …

IFTTT’s Latest Plan: Helping Legacy Companies Take On Tech Giants

The handy automation service has years of experience and millions of users. Now all it needs is a business model.<p>A brick-and-mortar powerhouse like grocery giant Kroger might not appreciate being called a “legacy” enterprise, but that’s the reality IFTTT is pitching as it tries to turn its …

Dying Gulf Stream may trigger a global nightmare

Scientists are raising alarm bells after two studies found that the Gulf Stream—an ocean current key to regulating Earth's climate—is the weakest it's been in 1,600 years, the <i>Guardian</i> reports.<p>The culprit is apparently melting sea ice and glaciers, which inject fresh water into the North Atlantic …

The oceans’ circulation hasn’t been this sluggish in 1,000 years. That’s bad news.

The Atlantic Ocean circulation that carries warmth into the Northern Hemisphere’s high latitudes is slowing down because of climate change, a team of scientists asserted Wednesday, suggesting one of the most feared consequences is already coming to pass.<p>The Atlantic meridional overturning …

Global Warming

Fossils Reveal an Ancient Climate Catastrophe, And We Need to Pay Attention

Incredible.<p>Scott Wing had spent more than a decade in the badlands of Wyoming's Bighorn Basin, most of it thirsty, sunburned, and down on his hands …

Greenland is literally cracking apart and flooding the world

Visit Greenland on the right summer day, and you could see a 12-billion-gallon lake disappear before your very eyes.<p>Glaciologists saw this happen for the first time in 2006, when a 2.2-square-mile (5.6 square kilometers) lake of melted ice drained away into nothing in less than 2 hours. Researchers …

20,000 scientists give dire warning about the future in 'letter to humanity' – and the world is listening

A dire warning to the world about its future, which predicts catastrophe for humanity, is continuing to gain momentum.<p>The letter – which was first …

Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises

Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented<p>An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate …

Global Warming

'Really extreme' global weather event leaves scientists aghast

"The anomalies are really extreme," Andrew King, a lecturer in climate science at the University of Melbourne, said. "It's a very interesting …

Global Warming

A Review of Two Books by John Michael Greer: Dark Age America and The Retro Future

John Michael Greer acknowledges that his aim with Dark Age America is an ambitious one. The book is his attempt to sketch out the likely course of …

Books

Sea Level Rise Is Accelerating And Its Rate Could Double In Next Century

This has important implications for the coast: It is much harder to plan for and adapt to accelerating sea level rise than it is for seas rising at a …

By 2100 Cities Are Going To Become Unbearably Warm

By 2050, 70% of the world's population could be living in cities.<p>Egan Jimenez Woodrow Wilson School<p>A heat wave is one of the deadliest forms of …

Is it Possible for Everyone to Live a Good Life within our Planet’s Limits?

Imagine a country that met the basic needs of its citizens – one where everyone could expect to live a long, healthy, happy and prosperous life. Now …

Sustainability

Here are all the ways climate change will ruin your flight

Look forward to disruptions related to heat, wind, and water.<p>Flying is kind of a drag. There are plenty of routine hassles—the airport security lines, the cramped seats on the plane, the jet lag once you arrive at your destination—not to mention all the delays and cancellations you can’t …

Climate Change

The 10 Best Environment, Climate Science and Conservation Books of 2017

Whether you are giving gifts to others or to yourself, or if your New Year’s resolution is to read more books, this list of the best popular science books of 2017 in environment, climate science and conservation is a great place to start reading and gifting<p>As I mentioned here, 2017 truly was the …

Books

2017 Crushed a Major Temperature Record and Scientists are Sounding the Alarm

It’s been very cold over North America for days, but globally, 2017 has ended up smashing the record for the hottest year on record without an El …

Global Warming

Greenland's ice sheet is driving global sea level rise. One section is melting 80% faster.

Scientists found ice melt runoff in a section of Greenland suddenly surged as the climate changed.<p>Average temperatures around the world may be slowly ticking upward, but their effects on the environment can be sharp and quick.<p>Earlier this week, we learned that Arctic sea ice extent is declining at …

How to Lose the Climate War

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