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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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Fracking Firms Fail, Rewarding Executives and Raising Climate Fears
Oil and gas companies are hurtling toward bankruptcy, raising fears that wells will be left leaking planet-warming pollutants, with cleanup cost left to taxpayers.

Mon, 13 Jul 2020 00:41:51 GMT


The Mistakes That Will Haunt Our Legacy
As we topple statues, let’s also search for our own moral blind spots.

Sat, 11 Jul 2020 18:30:04 GMT


A Rescue Plan for the Planet? Watch Our Debate Here.
A virtual event with eight speakers and one question: Has Covid-19 created a blueprint for combating climate change?

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 19:32:55 GMT


She’s an Authority on Earth’s Past. Now, Her Focus Is the Planet’s Future.
The climate scientist Maureen Raymo is leading the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia. She has big plans for science, and diversity, too.

Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:11:52 GMT


Northern Right Whales Are on the Brink, and Trump Could Be Their Last Hope
The species was declared critically endangered on Thursday, with fewer than 450 left.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 13:08:45 GMT


6 Takeaways From the Biden-Sanders Joint Task Force Proposals
Signature progressive programs like “Medicare for all” and the Green New Deal did not make it into the recommendations. But Senator Bernie Sanders’s allies pushed some policies to the left.

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:02:35 GMT


How Wildfires Make Covid More Dangerous
Also this week, our reporter battles wild wind and a leaky air mattress

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:56:57 GMT


In Parched Southwest, Warm Spring Renews Threat of ‘Megadrought’
Rapid melting this year showed that good snowpack doesn’t necessarily translate into full reservoirs.

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 14:00:11 GMT


Is This the End of New Pipelines?
Defeats at three projects reflect increasingly sophisticated legal challenges, shifting economics and growing demands by states to fight climate change.

Wed, 08 Jul 2020 09:00:28 GMT


Intense Arctic Wildfires Set a Pollution Record
High temperatures and dry soil mean ideal conditions for fires. Blazes in June produced more carbon emissions than any other fires in almost two decades of monitoring.

Tue, 07 Jul 2020 17:36:36 GMT
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Tropical Storm Fay brings heavy rains to mid-Atlantic, Northeast U.S.

Tropical Storm Fay is bringing heavy rains to the mid-Atlantic and northeast U.S. as the storm heads north towards an expected landfall in New Jersey or New York by Friday evening. At 11 a.m. EDT Friday, July 10, tropical storm […]

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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 16:46:17 +0000


Wildfires off to slow start in much of the West, but trouble expected starting in mid-July

Wildfires burned much less acreage in the U.S. than average during the first half of the year, but with hot and dry conditions expected over much of the nation in the coming months, fire activity is likely to ramp up. […]

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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:10:00 +0000


7 climate-conscious citizen science projects to participate in this summer and fa

Summer and fall are great seasons to enjoy the outdoors. But if you’re already spending extra time outside because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be out of ideas on how to make fresh-air activities feel special. Here are a […]

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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:05:00 +0000


SDG&E installs more than 3,000 electric vehicle charging stations in San Diego

Transportation is the largest contributor to climate change in the United States. It accounts for roughly a quarter of greenhouse gas emissions. “If we are serious about climate and pollution, focusing on transportation is absolutely critical, and getting people into […]

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Fri, 10 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000


The art and science of resurrection in ‘Ghost Species’

Australian author and critic James Bradley stunned with his previous novel, Clade, a multi-generational story about a swiftly changing planet. His latest novel, Ghost Species, encompasses similar themes of ecological loss and climate catastrophe. It introduces us to Kate Larkin, […]

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Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:05:00 +0000


Handyman program helps seniors save energy

Many elderly people want to live independently. But that can be difficult if they become unable to do – or afford – basic home maintenance. “These are individuals who … deserve to be able to age in the community that […]

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Thu, 09 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000


7/9 update: Low-pressure system off North Carolina coast likely to develop into tropical depression or storm

An area of low pressure located over the coastal waters of southeast North Carolina on the morning of Thursday, July 9 is likely to develop into a tropical depression or subtropical depression or storm by Friday, July 10. The system, […]

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Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:02:36 +0000


How to make an evacuation plan

From flash floods and landslides to wildfires, climate-related emergencies can arise anywhere, anytime. Safeguard your family by preparing in advance an evacuation plan you can follow no matter where or when action may be needed. A solid plan and the […]

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Wed, 08 Jul 2020 11:05:00 +0000


Farmers in Honduras and Costa Rica learn alternative to slashing and burning rainforests

Rainforests are an important defense against climate change because they absorb carbon. But many are being destroyed on a massive scale. In the tropics, farmers often slash and burn forests to clear fertile land for crops. The practice involves cutting […]

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Wed, 08 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000


On baseball’s ‘first pitch’ and climate’s long road ahead

Forgive me, if you will, a sports analogy. With the first call of “Play ball!” and the opening pitch of what will have to pass (or won’t) for the 2020 major league baseball season now scheduled to start in just […]

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Tue, 07 Jul 2020 11:10:00 +0000
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Shellenberger’s op-ad
Guest commentary by Michael Tobis This is a deep dive into the form and substance of Michael Shellenberger’s promotion for his new book “Apocalypse Never”. Shorter version? It should be read as a sales pitch to a certain demographic rather than a genuine apology. Michael Shellenberger appears to have a talent for self-promotion. His book, […]

Thu, 09 Jul 2020 14:43:35 +0000


Unforced Variations: July 2020
This month’s open thread for climate science topics.

Thu, 02 Jul 2020 02:01:57 +0000


Sensitive but unclassified: Part II
The discussion and analysis of the latest round of climate models continues – but not always sensibly. In a previous post, I discussed the preliminary results from the ongoing CMIP6 exercise – an international, multi-institutional, coordinated and massive suite of climate model simulations – and noted that they exhibited a wider range of equilibrium climate […]

Sat, 13 Jun 2020 12:34:54 +0000


Forced responses: Jun 2020
Open thread on climate solutions. Please try and stay within a mile or two of the overall topic.

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 04:08:47 +0000


‘2040’
After an absurd period with a real-life gloomy corona pandemic, lock-down and unrest, it was quite refreshing to see visions for a sustainable future in a new documentary ‘2040‘ (link to trailer). Its message, through the voice of Damon Gameau, is about hope and is based on rational thinking. The video takes us to twenty […]

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 16:17:41 +0000


Unforced variations: Jun 2020
This month’s open thread on climate science issues.

Wed, 03 Jun 2020 00:21:27 +0000


Unforced variations: May 2020
This month’s climate science open thread.

Fri, 01 May 2020 19:41:37 +0000


Nenana Ice Classic 2020
Readers may recall my interest in phenological indicators of climate change, and ones on which $300K rest are a particular favorite. The Nenana Ice Classic is an annual tradition since 1917, and provides a interesting glimpse into climate change in Alaska. This year’s break-up of ice has just happened (unofficially, Apr 27, 12:56pm AKST), and, […]

Mon, 27 Apr 2020 23:47:17 +0000


Regional climate modeling and some common omissions
There is a growing need for local climate information in order to update our understanding of risks connected to the changing weather and prepare for new challenges. This need has been an important motivation behind the World Meteorological Organisation’s (WMO) Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). There has also been a lot of work carried […]

Fri, 17 Apr 2020 10:38:02 +0000


A problem with YouTube
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) started to stream sessions at their annual meeting in San Francisco a few years ago. This kind of participation over the Internet is a nice alternative since many scholars are unable to attend the AGU meetings due to distance, time constraints, time difference and cost.   I watched some of […]

Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:17:55 +0000