U.S. government scientists say that record and near-record breaking temperatures dominated the eastern two-thirds of the nation and contributed to the warmest March on record, a record that dates back to 1895.
A new study shows that rapid Arctic warming exerts a growing influence on the weather far beyond the Arctic Circle raising the probability of long-duration extreme events for many years to come.
Need proof of global warming? Ice cover on the Great Lakes fell nearly three-quarters between 1973 and 2010.
Video: Top climate scientist James Hansen tells the story of his involvement in the science of and debate over global climate change. In doing so he outlines the overwhelming evidence that change is happening and why that makes him deeply worried about the future.
Even if we convert totally tomorrow, it would be decades before the transition from coal-based power brings temperature benefits. We have delayed too long already and it is time to get started. +++++++++++++ by Kate Ravilious Environmental Research Web, Feb 16, 2012 If the entire world adopted ‘green’ forms of energy tomorrow, how long would it […]
Between 2003 and 2010, the ice mass lost from Greenland, Antarctica and Earth’s glaciers and ice caps was enough cover the United States 1.5 feet (0.5 meters) deep. +++++++++++ [NASA, February 7, 2012] In the first comprehensive satellite study of its kind, a University of Colorado at Boulder-led team used NASA data to calculate how much […]
So much for the claim that global warming is over … (more…)
Once we recognize that human beings are not bound to single ecological solutions, but can choose among several, liberating and democratic social action can follow. But if we elevate ecology from a biological science to a principle of social governance, the political consequences are invariably repressive. A lecture given by Barry Commoner, author of The Closing […]
Global carbon dioxide emissions from burning fossil fuels have increased by 49 per cent in the last two decades, according to the latest figures. If this continues, catastrophic climate change is inevitable (more…)
“Even if we managed to halt our greenhouse gas emissions today – and this is far from the case – they would continue to linger in the atmosphere for decades to come and so continue to affect the delicate balance of our living planet and our climate.” (more…)
New scientific findings are more than 20 times likely to show that global climate disruption is “worse than previously expected” rather than “not as bad as previously expected” (more…)
Many politicians and others say that catastrophic climate change can be avoided by keeping the atmospheric CO2 concentration of 450 parts per million. They are dangerously wrong. (more…)
An important new study concludes that reducing population growth will reduce greenhouse gas emissions. There is less here than meets the eye (more…)
“Historical evidence shows unequivocally that advances in energy efficiency have not led to any declines of aggregate energy consumption.” (more…)
U.S. and U.K. government climate scientists agree: “the climate is unequivocally warming” (more…)
The trend to a warmer world is now incontrovertible … 2010 is on course to be the warmest year since records began in 1880 (more…)
Biochar supporters promote buried charcoal as a clean, natural solution to glonal warming, but scientific evidence is pretty much non-existent, and the danger it poses to forests is very real. (more…)
Text of an open letter published in May 7 issue of Science, the journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It is signed by 255 members of the US National Academy of Sciences, including 11 Nobel Prize winners. (more…)
Deniers take note: No possible natural phenomenon could have caused the huge rise in temperatures experienced in last half-century (more…)
An Australian ecosocialist argues that the framework for climate science has to change to provide faster responses that meet today’s challenges (more…)