Climate Change

Why Trump's Moves to Unchain Methane Terrify Climate Scientists

For as long as people have been drilling for oil, they have been releasing methane into the atmosphere.<p>Methane is often found in the same place as …

Natural Gas

Ice sheet 60 times the size of England could melt, causing 4m sea-level rise - and plunging UK coasts into ocean

An enormous ice sheet is at risk of melting even if temperatures rise by just 2°C, potentially sparking major climate chaos.<p>Scientists say that if the East Antarctic Ice Sheet –which is 60 times the size of England – melts, sea levels could rise by four meters, putting areas of the UK at risk of …

Sea Level

Washington and many other cities have experienced a record number of warm nights this year

By Ian Livingston<p>Ian Livingston<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Across large portions of the nation, it has been an exceptionally long, steamy summer. While there have been plenty of hot afternoons, unusually warm nights have set this summer apart, piling up in record numbers.<p>From Southern California to northern …

Global Warming

6 climate tipping points: How worried should we be?

One of the biggest fears about climate change is that it may be triggering events that would dramatically alter Earth as we know it.<p>Known to …

Sea Level

U.S.-Based Oil Companies Are Finally Joining a Global Initiative to Combat Climate Change

The oil industry’s record on carbon emissions has been historically poor.<p>But in 2014, a group of 10 oil companies sought to turn that assumption on …

Oil & Gas Industry

What can hundreds of dead penguins teach us about climate change?

A warmer world might be a penguin-less world.<p>New research has connected hundreds of mummified penguin carcasses to two disastrous weather events …

Climate

Exxon, Chevron Climate U-Turn Includes $300 Million for Research

Three of the biggest U.S. oil companies pledged $300 million toward research into lowering climate-change pollution as they joined an industry group …

Climate

G7 ministers gather in Canada for climate talks

Environmental and energy ministers from the Group of 7 gathered on Wednesday for a three-day meeting focusing on joint efforts on climate change, …

Climate

Letter: California beats climate goals AND has a growing economy

California beats climate goals AND has a growing economy<p>Re: “Walters: What cost to state for Gov. Jerry Brown’s legacy?” (Mercurynews.com, Sept. …

Jerry Brown

Carbon taxes necessary in climate fight: World Bank chief

MONTREAL (AFP) -<p>Fighting global warming will necessarily require taxing carbon emissions, or setting a price on carbon pollution, the World Bank's chief executive said Wednesday at a G7 environment meeting in Canada.<p>"We believe very strongly that we can send an economic signal by introducing a …

World Bank

India contributes $1 mn to UN solar project

India has contributed USD 1 million for the installation of solar panels on the roof of the imposing UN building at the world body’s headquarters he

Business (India)

The last 5 Augusts have been the hottest in recorded history

Earth's accelerated warming trend continued this August, as the sweltering month proved to be one of the hottest Augusts in recorded history.<p>In fact, …

Global Warming

Saving the Planet Doesn’t Mean Killing Economic Growth

In the 19th and 20th centuries, a few countries got fabulously rich. These included most of Europe, parts of East Asia, some small oil producing states and parts of the former British Empire. In recent decades, more of the world — large parts of China, portions of India, Southeast Asia and part of …

Environmentalism

Scientists Throw Cold Water On Claims Linking Hurricane Florence To Global Warming

1:52 PM 09/19/2018<p><b>Climate scientists don’t all agree that global warming made Hurricane Florence worse.</b>• <b><br>Scientist Judith Curry called such links</b> …

Conservative View

This Illustration Explains How Greenhouse Gases Over-Insulate the Planet

It's getting hot in here.<p>The earth’s climate has changed a lot over 4.5 billion years. Before human beings even existed, the earth experienced at …

Climate

Ex-PBOC chief says China must address 'loopholes' as part of WTO reform

GENEVA (Reuters) - China must plug loopholes in the way it applies rules on subsidies and technology transfer to address complaints from the United States and the European Union, former central bank chief Zhou Xiaochuan said on Wednesday.<p>The comments by a leading former official appeared to signal …

Bank of China

In Greenland, a glacier’s collapse shows climate impact | The Wider Image | Reuters

Advertisement<p>Perched on a cliff above Greenland’s Helheim glacier, I tried calling my wife in New York on a satellite phone. Before I could leave a message, an explosion broke the arctic silence.<p>More explosions followed.<p>I ran across a muddy tundra to a video camera on a tripod overlooking the …

Photos

Study links natural climate oscillations in North Atlantic to Greenland Ice Sheet melt

<b>Scientists have known for years that warming global climate is melting the Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world. A new</b> …

North Atlantic

From crystals to climate: 'Gold standard' timeline links flood basalts to climate change: How tiny zircon crystals linked the massive Columbia River flood basalts to ancient global warming

How tiny zircon crystals linked the massive Columbia River flood basalts to ancient global warming<p>Princeton geologists used tiny zircon crystals …

Columbia River

What’s Wrong with Science—and How to Fix It

Whether or not there is an actual “war on science” under way, a million supporters of evidence-based thinking felt threatened enough to show up to …

Sexual Harassment

Getting serious about tackling the colossal financing gap for climate action

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) supports the need for greater investment and the importance of using "financial tracking" tools to …

Latin America

Dispatches: Five Essential Reads From the Past Week

A collection of some of our most important and timely stories, from a first-of-its-kind investigation into the hazards of the pipeline industry to a …

Jerry Brown

Reno sets record for hottest summer second year in a row

The mercury reached 90 degrees or higher on a record 56 consecutive days ending Aug. 25. It reached the century mark 20 times ...

Global Warming

Researchers Unearth a New Tool for Fighting Climate Change: Better Soil

Better soil will help more than expected.<p>To survive for much longer on planet earth, humans are probably going to have to stop being such picky …

Innovation

Lone 'Unicorn of the Sea' Unexpectedly Adopted by Beluga Boys Club

It "behaves like it was one of the boys."<p>Scientists who work for the nonprofit Group for Research and Education on Marine Mammals (GREMM) recently …

Climate

Want a Carbon Tax? Wait Until Next Year, Advocates Say

A top advocate for carbon taxes argued in a report yesterday that a $40 levy on greenhouse gases would lead to a dramatic reduction in U.S. …

General Motors

Searching for clues on extreme climate change: Nearly 13,000 years ago, pines in southern France experienced a cold snap, which scientists have now reconstructed

Nearly 13,000 years ago, pines in southern France experienced a cold snap, which scientists have now reconstructed<p>Nearly 13,000 years ago, pines in …

Climate

Global carbon prices too low to combat climate change - OECD

LONDON, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Carbon prices in major advanced economies are too low to cut greenhouse gas emissions and stave off the worst effects of …

Carbon Emissions

Climate Summit: What Happened and What It Means

Thousands of leaders from around the world gathered in San Francisco last week to announce what they've accomplished in the effort to reduce …

Jerry Brown

Australia Will Miss Its Paris Agreement Commitment by 1 Billion Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>The Paris agreement saw leaders from around the world agree to take unified action to slow the warming of the planet.</i> …

Scott Morrison