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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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White House Criticism Has ‘Of Course No Effect,’ Greta Thunberg Says
After days of urging global leaders to treat climate change with greater urgency, Ms. Thunberg ended her week in Davos, Switzerland, in much the same way she began her activism two years ago: joining her peers for a protest.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:42:46 GMT


A Call for Investors to Put Their Money Toward a Green Future
For wealthy Davos men and women, as well as people from less rarefied air, targeted investing is one way to force change on carbon-emitting companies.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:00:09 GMT


Greta Thunberg Joins Climate March on Her Last Day in Davos
Ms. Thunberg, who has been rebuking world leaders for inaction on climate change, said she was not deterred by critics who called her concerns overblown.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 10:56:53 GMT


The Darkness Where the Future Should Be
What happens to a society that loses its capacity for awe and wonder at things to come?

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 10:00:32 GMT


The Revolution Comes to Davos
At the anti-capitalist capitalist event, radical sentiments erupt in unexpected places.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 20:00:07 GMT


Big Business Says It Will Tackle Climate Change, but Not How or When
In Davos, business leaders were newly vocal about the danger, though they gave few details about how they would reform their practices.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:17:29 GMT


Climate Change Could Blow Up the Economy. Banks Aren’t Ready.
Like other central banks, the E.C.B., which met on Thursday, is scrambling to prepare for what a report warns could be a coming economic upheaval.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 08:13:06 GMT


Trump Removes Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands
The Trump administration has finished a new rule that rolls back environmental controls on many wetlands and intermittent streams, delivering a win to rural landowners.

Thu, 23 Jan 2020 02:13:33 GMT


Things We Can Do: The Big Picture
Also this week, strange scenes at the Davos economic forum

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 20:33:10 GMT


As Australia Burns, a Climate-Change Denier Rallies the Troops
Scroll through the Facebook page of Craig Kelly, a conservative politician, and you’ll see why the country has not taken strong action on global warming.

Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:23:31 GMT
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With the En-ROADS climate simulator, you can build your own solutions to global warming

Killer hurricanes, devastating wildfires, melting glaciers, and sunny-day flooding in more and more coastal areas around the world have birthed a fatalistic view cleverly dubbed by Mary Annaïse Heglar of the Natural Resources Defense Council as “de-nihilism“. One manifestation: An […]

The post With the En-ROADS climate simulator, you can build your own solutions to global warming appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:10:12 +0000


The companies that have contributed most to climate change

Sometimes, in our struggle to address climate change, we need to see ourselves as facing not an incredibly complex (or “wicked”) problem (and one to which most of us contribute) but a clear-cut adversary. The world’s biggest fossil fuel companies […]

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Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:05:01 +0000


How Schaumburg, a Chicago suburb, made solar simple for residents

Two years ago, only three private buildings in suburban Schaumburg, Illinois, had solar panels. But now the village has issued permits for more than 100 homes and five commercial sites. “It’s over a 3,000% increase,” says Martha Dooley, Schaumburg’s landscape […]

The post How Schaumburg, a Chicago suburb, made solar simple for residents appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:00:43 +0000


California’s cap-and-trade program is paying for improvements in disadvantaged communities

Grecia Elenes grew up in Fresno, California. She says some parts of the city have been neglected for decades. When she moved back after college she realized nothing has changed. “You see the same vacant lots. You see the same […]

The post California’s cap-and-trade program is paying for improvements in disadvantaged communities appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:00:29 +0000


California rolls back a 1960s-era traffic standard that incentivizes driving

The city of San Francisco in 2008 proposed adding a rapid bus lane to its streets. It took nearly a decade for the project to pass environmental review – because it would slow down cars. “It was a very backward […]

The post California rolls back a 1960s-era traffic standard that incentivizes driving appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:05:58 +0000


Cities and towns can’t solve climate change on their own

The town of Blacksburg, Virginia, is working to cut 80% of its carbon pollution by 2050. And it’s making progress by promoting residential solar and transitioning to cleaner buses and government vehicles. But staying on track can be tough. Like […]

The post Cities and towns can’t solve climate change on their own appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:00:29 +0000


New solar projects will help New Yorkers stay safe during disasters

During hurricanes and floods, people often rely on emergency responders for help. So it’s critical that the electricity stay on at the buildings where ambulances and EMTs are stationed. “Being able to power their entire building is very important, so […]

The post New solar projects will help New Yorkers stay safe during disasters appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:00:35 +0000


Solar and battery systems power up South African shacks

In many small, rural settlements in South Africa, residents live in metal shacks with no connections to the regional electricity grid. But now in one of these settlements, lights are shining. “Each shack operates on a solar panel and a […]

The post Solar and battery systems power up South African shacks appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:00:37 +0000


Australia’s heat and bushfires are signs of fundamental shifts in its climate

Australia’s “worst fire season ever recorded.” That’s how the Australian Broadcasting Company, among many others, aptly described as “an apocalypse,” “the gates of Hell,” or the “nightmare” bushfires that have enveloped much of the southeastern coast of the “land down […]

The post Australia’s heat and bushfires are signs of fundamental shifts in its climate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.



Fri, 17 Jan 2020 14:30:39 +0000


How climate change influenced Australia’s unprecedented fires

Australia’s frightening bushfires, which kicked off an early fire season in September 2019, have already had cataclysmic effects, and the continent is still just in the early months of the southern hemisphere’s summer. The New South Wales Rural Fire Service […]

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Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:05:12 +0000
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One more data point
The climate summaries for 2019 are all now out. None of this will be a surprise to anyone who’s been paying attention, but the results are stark. 2019 was the second warmest year (in analyses from GISTEMP, NOAA NCEI, ERA5, JRA55, Berkeley Earth and Cowtan & Way, RSS TLT), it was third warmest in the […]

Thu, 16 Jan 2020 00:00:57 +0000


Unforced variations: Jan 2020
The new open thread on climate science for a new year, and a new decade – perhaps the Soaring Twenties? What precisely will be soaring is yet to be decided though. Two things will almost certainly go up – CO2 emissions and temperatures: As 2019 wraps up, what can we look forward to in 2020? […]

Wed, 01 Jan 2020 13:55:53 +0000


AGU 2019
Another year, another AGU. Back in San Francisco for the first time in 3 years, and with a massive assortment of talks, events and workshops. For those not able to go, there is an increasing, though not yet exhaustive, availability of streaming and online content. Notably, the AGU GO service is streaming 15 sessions live […]

Mon, 09 Dec 2019 01:34:12 +0000


Forced Responses: Dec 2019
Open thread for climate solution discussion. Climate science discussions should remain on the Unforced Variations thread.

Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:05:54 +0000


How good have climate models been at truly predicting the future?
A new paper from Hausfather and colleagues (incl. me) has just been published with the most comprehensive assessment of climate model projections since the 1970s. Bottom line? Once you correct for small errors in the projected forcings, they did remarkably well. Climate models are a core part of our understanding of our future climate. They […]

Wed, 04 Dec 2019 17:44:09 +0000


Unforced variations: Dec 2019
This month’s open thread. December already?

Sun, 01 Dec 2019 16:28:42 +0000


10 years on
I woke up on Tuesday, 17 Nov 2009 completely unaware of what was about to unfold. I tried to log in to RealClimate, but for some reason my login did not work. Neither did the admin login. I logged in to the back-end via ssh, only to be inexplicably logged out again. I did it […]

Sun, 17 Nov 2019 12:51:47 +0000


Sensitive But Unclassified
The US federal government goes to quite a lot of effort to (mostly successfully) keep sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information (like personal data) out of the hands of people who would abuse it. But when it comes to the latest climate models, quite a few are SBU as well. The results from climate models that […]

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 15:37:51 +0000


Unforced variations: Nov 2019
This month’s open thread.

Sat, 02 Nov 2019 00:11:04 +0000


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