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Climate change affects Africa, North America, everywhere

Climate change, also known as global warming and rising seas, is affecting Africa, and all over the world, villages, towns, countries are slipping into the oceans. The nation of Tuvalu in the Pacific, the town of Kivalina, in the state of Alaska in the US. 

Videos on the effects on countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Scroll down for video on Kivalina.
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Trump to Revoke California’s Authority to Set Stricter Auto Emissions Rules
The move, expected Wednesday, would strip California of its special authority to set tougher rules on car emissions. 

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 18:28:17 GMT


Inside Conservative Groups’ Effort to ‘Make Dishwashers Great Again’
Of all the efforts to persuade the Trump administration to weaken environmental rules, the Make Dishwashers Great Again lobby might be the most peculiar.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 17:37:02 GMT


Meat Is Murder. But You Know That Already.
In his new essay collection, “We Are the Weather,” Jonathan Safran Foer turns his attention to the climate crisis. Mark Bittman weighs in.

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 15:04:44 GMT


Climate Strike N.Y.C.: 1.1 Million Can Skip School for Protest
The city will not penalize those who attend global youth climate strikes on Friday, Sept. 20. “This completely changes things,” one student said.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 23:23:26 GMT


How Long Before These Salmon Are Gone? ‘Maybe 20 Years’
Warming waters and a series of dams are making the grueling migration of the Chinook salmon even more deadly — and threatening dozens of other species.

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 16:17:11 GMT


Trump Inspires California Lawmakers to Go on Offense
California Democrats have been energized by a wave of anti-Trump sentiment to enact a sweeping liberal agenda that in almost every way offers a counternarrative to Trump administration policies.

Sat, 14 Sep 2019 09:00:12 GMT


Trump’s Dorian Tweet Whips Up a Fight Over a Science Powerhouse
The controversy has dragged one of the country's preeminent research agencies, famous for being anonymous, into the spotlight it long avoided. 

Fri, 13 Sep 2019 21:35:35 GMT


Extreme Weather Displaced a Record 7 Million in First Half of 2019
A new report puts 2019 on pace to be one of the most disastrous years in almost two decades even before the effects of Hurricane Dorian on the Bahamas are tallied. But there was also good news. 

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:00:11 GMT


Gucci Vies to Be Even Greener
Amid growing scrutiny, the luxury house aims to have a fully carbon-neutral supply chain before the end of September.

Thu, 12 Sep 2019 06:34:18 GMT


Why NOAA Matters
Also this week, how to get a tax break for installing solar panels

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 19:03:03 GMT
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‘I’m having a hard time coping with scary climate news. What should I do?’

Dear Sara, I recently read the climate change report out of Australia – “Existential climate-related security risk: A scenario approach” – and I am having a hard time coping with its implications. I’m in my late 20s, I work for […]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:05:23 +0000


Nine states and D.C. work together to cut carbon pollution from transportation

Almost 30% of carbon pollution in the U.S. comes from transportation, mostly from cars and trucks. “It’s really a difficult issue for the states to tackle individually because obviously vehicles move from state to state,” Vicki Arroyo says. Arroyo directs […]

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Tue, 17 Sep 2019 11:00:38 +0000


A brief introduction to climate change and sea-level rise

Of all the consequences of a warming world, the idea that our oceans would rise is, on its face, one of the easiest to understand – and maybe the most terrifying. We’re land animals, after all. It’s been a long, […]

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Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:05:32 +0000


How research labs can become more sustainable

When Allison Paradise started working at a research lab in high school, she was dismayed to find that there was nowhere to recycle disposable lab equipment. In college and grad school, she found the same thing. “I finally just said, […]

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Mon, 16 Sep 2019 11:00:14 +0000


How extreme weather threatens people with disabilities

It took Kathlean Wolf a few extra minutes to get ready. She had to put the braces on her feet that allow her to walk. But once ready to go, she was winding through tall grasses of the marshy stormwater […]

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Sun, 15 Sep 2019 11:05:31 +0000


A note on YCC’s contributions to the ‘Covering Climate Now’ global media effort

More than 250 large and small, general-circulation and specialized, in-print and on-air and online media outlets are committing to boosting coverage of climate change over the eight days leading up to the September 23 United Nations Climate Action Summit in […]

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Sat, 14 Sep 2019 13:00:34 +0000


Fact check: No, the glaciers are not growing in Glacier National Park

Rebutting myths about climate change is an endless game of whack-a-mole. But one side-effect is that each dose of misinformation can prompt a look at the real science, and offer a reason to share credible, up-to-date information that might not […]

The post Fact check: No, the glaciers are not growing in Glacier National Park appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:05:42 +0000


Farm teaches students how to harvest solar power

At the Dickinson College farm in Pennsylvania, students harvest more than crops. They also learn how to harvest energy from the sun. Staff member Matt Steiman says that since 2007, the farm’s large solar array has fed electricity to the […]

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Fri, 13 Sep 2019 11:00:13 +0000


Books on teaching climate change communication, eco-literacy, and eco-justice

In the wake of this summer’s record-breaking heat – hottest June on record, the hottest month ever in July – students and teachers have returned to their classrooms. But in what classes should the diverse causes and consequences of climate […]

The post Books on teaching climate change communication, eco-literacy, and eco-justice appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:05:45 +0000


Countries with more female politicians pass more ambitious climate policies, study suggests

People worried about global warming often want their leaders to enact ambitious climate policies. A recent study suggests that electing female politicians can help make that happen. Astghik Mavisakalyan is an economics professor at Australia’s Curtin University. She and a […]

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Thu, 12 Sep 2019 11:00:15 +0000
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Unforced variations: Sep 2019
This month’s open thread for climate science topics. A new two-part community assessment of tropical storms and climate change is online at BAMS: Knutson et al. ; . And for those interested in Arctic Sea Ice, there is always the NSIDC.

Sun, 01 Sep 2019 21:30:36 +0000


The Antarctic ice sheet is melting and, yeah, it’s probably our fault.
Glaciers in West Antarctica have thinned and accelerated in the last few decades.  A new paper provides some of the first evidence that this is due to human activities. by Eric Steig It’s been some time since I wrote anything for RealClimate. In the interim there’s been a lot of important new work in the area […]

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:56:47 +0000


Background on the role of natural climate variability in West Antarctic ice sheet change.
This is a summary of some of the key details that underpin the discussion of anthropogenic vs. natural forcing in driving glacier change in West Antarctica. This is useful background for the paper by Holland et al. (2019), discussed in another post (here). We’ve known for some time that Pine Island Glacier (PIG) and Thwaites Glacier, […]

Wed, 14 Aug 2019 19:56:21 +0000


Just the facts?
In the wake of the appalling mass shootings last weekend, Neil DeGrasse Tyson (the pre-eminent scientist/communicator in the US) tweeted some facts that were, let’s just say, not well received (and for which he kind of apologised). At least one of the facts he tweeted about was incorrect (deaths by medical errors are far smaller). […]

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 21:33:24 +0000


IPCC Special Report on Land
Thread for discussions of the new special report. [Boosting a comment from alan2102]. Climate Change and Land An IPCC special report on climate change, desertification, land degradation, sustainable land management, food security, and greenhouse gas fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems Land degradation accelerates global climate change. Al Jazeera EnglishPublished on Aug 8, 2019 New UN report […]

Fri, 09 Aug 2019 03:16:49 +0000


How much CO2 your country can still emit, in three simple steps
Everyone is talking about emissions budgets – what are they and what do they mean for your country? Our CO2 emissions are causing global heating. If we want to stop global warming at a given temperature level, we can emit only a limited amount of CO2. That’s our emissions budget. I explained it here at […]

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 10:03:44 +0000


Forced responses: Aug 2019
Bi-monthly thread on climate solutions and responses.

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 03:49:44 +0000


Unforced variations: Aug 2019
This month’s open thread on climate science topics. Arctic sea ice minimum is upcoming, global temperatures running at (or close) to record levels, heat waves, new reconstructions for the last 2000 years, etc… Surely something there to discuss?

Thu, 01 Aug 2019 03:48:12 +0000


Can planting trees save our climate?
In recent weeks, a new study by researchers at ETH Zurich has hit the headlines worldwide (Bastin et al. 2019). It is about trees. The researchers asked themselves the question: how much carbon could we store if we planted trees everywhere in the world where the land is not already used for agriculture or cities? […]

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 16:56:27 +0000


The International Meeting on Statistical Climatology
“The weather forecast looks sunny and particularly hot from Sunday to Friday, with afternoon temperatures above 30°C every day, and likely exceeding 35°C by the middle of the week. One consequence is that the poster sessions (Tuesday and Thursday) have been moved to the morning as they will be held outside under a marquee.”   […]

Sat, 06 Jul 2019 05:26:26 +0000