Climate

Climate Change Impact On Jet Stream Leads To Extreme Weather Events, Study Finds

Extreme weather events — flooding, forest fires, scorching summers, torrential rains, unseasonal snow, droughts and so on — have been on the rise …

Global Warming

Trump’s environmental executive order is everything we feared.

A senior White House official confirmed that President Trump will start rolling back key Obama-era climate policies on Tuesday. The executive order …

Climate Change

How will accelerated ocean warming affect the planet?

We all know ocean temperatures are increasing as a result of climate change. But what you may not know is that they are warming much faster than expected. The loss of tropical paradises is only one of many consequences.<p>2016 is now officially the warmest year on record, according to a new report by …

Global Warming

Migration crisis: Communities retreat as oceans swell, coasts erode

New research highlights an emerging migration crisis that’s worsening with global warming<p>Erosion, rising seas, ferocious storms and other coastal perils have prompted the resettlement of more than 1 million people worldwide, with an exhaustive new analysis highlighting an emerging migration crisis …

Climate Change

China Poised for Leadership on Climate Change After U.S. Reversal

President Trump’s executive order to dismantle Obama-era climate policy is unlikely to stall global momentum on the issue, as China’s growing role comes into focus.<p>China may soon fill the leadership vacuum that President Donald Trump leaves on the world stage as he is expected to sign a new …

Carbon Emissions

Your Favorite California Beach May Disappear Too Soon

Rising sea levels could erode up to 67 percent of Southern California beaches.<p>SAN FRANCISCO ― Much of Southern California’s iconic coastline, from Santa Barbara to San Diego, could be “completely eroded” due to rising sea levels by the end of the century, a new study predicts.<p>Between 31 and 67 …

Climate Change

Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming.<p>The order seeks to suspend, rescind or flag for review more than a half-dozen measures in an …

Climate Change

Cockatoo survives after being battered by Cyclone Debbie

A powerful tropical cyclone hit Australia this week, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake - and one poor cockatoo looking very worse for wear.<p>The battered-looking cockatoo, which had lost a number of feathers in the storm, was spotted by Alix Sweeney, photographer for the <i>Townsville …

Parrots

Queensland Awaits Cyclone Debbie, Thousand's Evacuated

The worst cyclone in six years is set to smash into the coast of Queensland on Tuesday, forcing thousands of Australians to evacuate or seek …

Queensland

Trump's Executive Order On Energy And Climate Does Little But Says It All

President Donald Trump will sign an “Energy Independence” executive order Tuesday afternoon that won’t amount to much in the way of immediate changes, but will dramatically alter the United States’ trajectory when it comes to tackling climate change and other environmental issues.<p>In fact, it’s …

Climate Change

EDITORIAL: Bad news for climate change boondogglers

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Predicting tomorrow’s weather is often a crapshoot. Predicting the weather on a day a century from now is obviously throwing money …

Climate Change

Here’s how Trump’s new executive order will dismantle Obama’s efforts to reverse climate change

President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order Tuesday that will attack the heart of former President Barack Obama's climate legacy: the Clean Power Plan.<p>The order will set the Environmental Protection agency on course to scrap the regulation, and begin dismantling the federal …

Carbon Emissions

New Orleans Tuesday weather: Partly sunny, warm

<b>What to know:</b> Warm and partly sunny Tuesday (March 28), <b></b>according to a forecast from the <b>National Weather Service</b>. South wind 5 to 10 mph. Tonight, …

New Orleans

Extreme heat predicted to hit 350m more people a year by 2050 despite 1.5C target

An average warming of 1.5C – the cap targeted in the Paris Agreement – will not be enough to prevent more frequent and intense heatwaves worldwide, …

Climate Change

Spring storm to bring rain, thunder and overnight snow to Denver area

A strong spring storm will drop rain, bring thunder and later scatter snow along the Front Range Tuesday into Wednesday.Expect drizzle to continue …

Denver

Trump to Toss Obama's Orders to Prepare for Extreme Weather - Bloomberg

Since Donald Trump’s election, state officials, emergency managers and even some Republicans in Congress said they hoped the president’s skepticism …

Climate Change

Dancing on thin ice

In case you missed it, the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) announced last week that Arctic sea ice had reached its annual winter maximum, …

Global Warming

Americans Have Somehow Helped the Environment Without Even Trying

Climate change is bad, beef is bad, everything is bad, yadda yadda. But Americans ate less beef between 2005 and 2014, which kept a lot of greenhouse …

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Australia Hit by Most Powerful Storm Since 2011

European scientists, officials warn against US climate plan

BERLIN (AP) — Scientists, officials and environmental campaigners in Europe said Tuesday that the United States would be damaging its own interests if it rolls back the previous administration's efforts to curb climate change.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order …

Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Cyclone Debbie Photos Show Floods, Heavy Damage And Downed Trees After Storm Slams Australia

Cyclone Debbie slammed Australia on Tuesday before significantly weakening — but the threat wasn't over yet. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told …

Australia

Deadly heat stress could threaten hundreds of millions even if climate targets reached

Deadly heat stress is projected to affect hundreds of millions more people each year under relatively little additional climate warming. The Paris …

Climate Change

Teresa Martin: Cloud computing gets new image

International atlas updated in digital form.<p>"I wandered lonely as a cloud<p>"That floats on high o'er vales and hills …"<p>Some people love Wordsworth’s …

World Meteorological Organization

Empirical evidence of human-induced climate change? Here you go

One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts is at it again, banging on about climate change denial.<p>Last week, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki wrote on Twitter that he’d …

Climate Change

Expect more deadly heat from climate change, study says

Deaths related to extreme heat are expected to keep rising, even if most nations can contain global warming at agreed-upon levels, a new study …

Climate Change

Hotter days: Heat stress to ‘intensify’ in 9 Indian cities including Delhi, Mumbai

At least 9 major cities in India will witness intensifying heat stress even if 2015 Paris climate targets are reached and could experience extremely …

Climate Change

Skymet sees below normal south-west monsoon as another El Nino is in the making

The Monsoon will be below normal this year and the western India is likely to experience a deficient rainfall, Skymet, a private weather forecasting …

What does California need to meet its climate-change goals? For starters, denser housing and less driving, report says

California will need billions of dollars in new funding for housing and transportation improvements, and to make extraordinary changes to state and local government policies, in order to meet its new 2030 climate change goals, according to new reports from state and regional government officials …

California

Stressed street trees: mapping the urban forests to save them – and us

City trees are under increased threat but research tools show that looking after them will lower temperatures, prevent flooding and reduce pollution<p>Standing proud at the intersection of Queen and Little Bourke streets in Melbourne’s central business district is one of the city’s beloved London …

Cities

Trump's Anti-Climate Crusade Can Still Be Stopped

In the past two weeks, President Donald Trump has walked away from plans to cut the carbon footprint of our cars. He’s proposed defunding a plan to …

Carbon