Sea Level

Sea levels could rise by six to nine metres over time, new study warns

Evidence that continental ice sheets are sensitive to slight increases in ocean temperature suggests ocean levels will continue to rise for centuries<p>Sea surface temperatures today are strikingly similar to those during the last interglacial period, when sea levels were six to nine metres above …

Global Warming

Before Trump Can Stop It, Obama Just Spent $500 Million To Fight Climate Change

We've now given a billion dollars to help developing countries transition to clean energy. Sadly, we pledged $3 billion—and the rest may never get paid.<p>Days before Trump takes office, the State Department announced that it will send $500 million to the Green Climate Fund to help developing …

Environmentalism

Why An Inconvenient Truth needed a sequel 11 years later

It debuts at Sundance Film Festival, 11 years after the original<p>The sequel to <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i>  — the 2006 documentary by Al Gore that spread awareness about climate change — is premiering today at the Sundance Film Festival. The new movie, dubbed <i>An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power</i>, is …

Environmentalism

Here's how rising temperatures have already had an effect

From extreme wildfires in the Western United States to melting ice sheets in Antarctica, the effects of rising temperatures on Earth have not gone unnoticed.<p>On Wednesday, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced 2016 was the hottest year on record. Before that, the …

Environmentalism

As Trump takes office, India remains a question mark in international climate action

Following Donald Trump’s election to the White House, world leaders rushed to rally around the Paris climate change agreement, indicating they would stick to their pledges to cut carbon even if the US withdrew from the international framework.<p>China quickly began to position itself as the new world …

Environmentalism

Alexandria: locals adapt to floods as coastal waters inch closer

As cafe owners build defences against winter storms, the government has warned that 13% of Egypt’s coastline is at risk from rising Mediterranean sea levels<p>“Before we were flooded a couple of years ago, we didn’t imagine the water could reach this level,” said cafe manager Samir Gaber, gesturing at …

Climate

Ancient warm period hints at bigger-than-expected sea level rise

OSLO (Reuters) - Sea levels could rise by a greater-than-expected six meters (20 ft) over many centuries even if governments cap global warming around current levels, scientists said on Thursday, based on clues from an ancient warm period.<p>Sea levels have risen by about 20 cms (8 inches) in the past …

Global Warming

Can Trump make America great again with clean energy?

Incoming US President Donald Trump may seize opportunities to develop clean energy, says WRI's Government Affairs Director Christina Deconcini in a DW interview. He could even stimulate other steps combat climate change.<p>Donald Trump is due to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States …

Environmentalism

Outgoing EPA chief reveals fears Trump administration will halt climate action

EPA staff are ‘nervous’ after the president-elect promised to reduce the environment agency to ‘tidbits’ and named climate skeptic Scott Pruitt to lead it<p>There is “nervousness” among Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff that Donald Trump’s incoming administration will sideline science and …

Environmentalism

Architects react to President-elect Trump on Climate Change in an open letter

American Architects make an urgent call for President-elect Donald Trump to take an immediate action on climate change in an open letter, signed by …

Environmentalism

Scottish government to unveil climate change plans

<b>The Scottish government is due to set out plans to meet ambitious new targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.</b><p>Ministers committed last year to cut harmful CO2 emissions by 80% by 2050, with a new interim target of 50% by 2020.<p>The previous interim target of 42% was met in 2014 - six years early.<p>…

Climate Change

People of color are bracing for climate injustice under Trump

When things are bad for everyone, they are particularly bad for people of color – which doesn’t bode well as the Trump administration sets up shop<p>When things are bad for everyone, they are particularly bad for people of color. The Trump administration is about to legitimize injustice in all of our …

Justice

Policy changes under new U.S. administration won't stop the green transition

<i>This piece is co-authored by Thomas Kveiborg, Executive Director for Ramboll Environment & Health.</i><p>Prices for solar and wind power are falling sharply, and speeding the transition to green energy. At the same time, investors are increasingly turning away from fossil fuels. Anticipated changes in US …

Environmentalism

Opinion: Slaying the myths about Alberta's carbon tax

Alberta’s new carbon tax is now in effect and is naturally the focus of much debate. Amidst all of this heated discussion, there is plenty of …

Western Canada

Message from Davos: Carbon pricing is back

This week at Davos, CDP announced the Carbon Pricing Corridor initiative, the world's first industry-led initiative aimed at defining the investment-grade carbon prices needed for the power and industrial sectors to meet the Paris Agreement. The initiative seeks to address the emerging questions on …

Environmentalism

Environmental science undergraduate students make new Hawaiʻi discoveries

Mia Delano working at the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology<p>Two undergraduate students in the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Global Environmental …

Environment

Regional sea-level scenarios will help Northeast plan for faster-than-global rise

Global sea level could rise by as much as 8 feet by 2100 in a worst-case scenario, according to federal report coauthored by Rutgers' Robert E. …

Environmentalism

Protectionism and the fight against climate change

You rather spoiled your commendable editorial (19 January) on making America great again by going green, when you dismissed the idea of protectionist carbon tariffs on those US exports made artificially cheap by being produced using subsidised fossil fuels. This could be an important transitional …

Environmentalism

Which countries are standing up to Trump on climate? | Climate Home

<b>China, India and the EU are among the states and regional groupings to have sent incoming US president a strong message on the need to tackle climate</b> …

Environmentalism

Scotland sets ambitious goal of 66% emissions cut within 15 years

Holyrood ministers aim higher after hitting target of 42% cut by 2020 six years early, but say Brexit poses challenge<p>Scotland is seeking to dramatically cut its reliance on fossil fuels for cars, energy and homes after setting a radical target to cut total climate emissions by 66% within 15 …

Environmentalism

New “Hydrogen Council” launches in Davos

<b>13 global industry leaders join together in promoting hydrogen to help meet climate goals</b><p><b>Davos, Switzerland</b> – Thirteen leading energy, transport and …

Hydrogen

China's Xi Jinping warns against 'derailing' Paris climate deal amid Trump's withdrawal threat

Incoming US President Donald Trump had threatened to pull out of the deal, calling climate concerns a "hoax".<p>Chinese President Xi Jinping has called …

China

New York in 2050 Will Be Wetter, Warmer, and More Dangerous - VICE

<i>This story is part of VICE's ongoing look at how climate change will have changed the world by the year 2050. Read more about the project here.</i><p>Climate change will come to New York the same way water boils around one of those mythical frogs. The city will be the same old New York in 2050; people …

Environmentalism

Make America great again by embracing green tech, Trump urged

Fulfilling pledge to boost fossil fuels will mean US misses out on huge market for clean energy, experts say<p>Leading climate change experts have urged Donald Trump not to turn his back on the biggest global challenge facing mankind, arguing that he can make America great again – and the world safer …

Environmentalism

From Al Gore to water politics, climate change heats up Sundance

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - As former U.S. vice president Al Gore filmed the sequel to his environmental documentary last year, he did not expect to be dealing with a new president who has dismissed climate change as a hoax.<p>Gore's "An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power," premieres at the Sundance Film …

Environmentalism

The right in America may deny climate change but conservatives in the UK are taking action

On Friday, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States. His scepticism of manmade climate change is well-known. His …

Environmentalism

Will the new President flunk the climate business test?

Five years ago I turned in my laptop and brought my business consulting experience to Environmental Defense Fund. Some might see that move as making …

Environmentalism

An Open Letter From Scientists to Governor Jerry Brown: “Make Water Conservation a California Way of Life”

Co-founder, President Emeritus, Chief Scientist of the Pacific Institute, Oakland, California<p>This post is hosted on the Huffington Post's Contributor platform. Contributors control their own work and post freely to our site. If you need to flag this entry as abusive, send us an email.<p>On January …

California

How China's Xi Helped Climate, Cooperation, and Trade at World Economic Forum in Davos

<i>This story first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace.</i><p>While US President-Elect Donald Trump was tweeting dissatisfaction at his perception of how CNN will probably cover his daughter in an upcoming piece that he hasn't even seen yet, Chinese President Xi Jinping was kicking off the 47th meeting of the …

World Economy

Miami-Dade’s GOP mayor on sea-level rise: “It’s not a theory. It’s a fact. We live it every day.”

Hours before heading to Washington to witness Donald Trump become president, Miami-Dade’s Republican mayor offered a blunt message to skeptics of …

Environmentalism