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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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Judge Throws Out New York Climate Lawsuit
A federal judge has dismissed a suit brought by the city that would have forced fossil fuel companies to pay for some costs of climate change.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 22:05:51 GMT


Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked
The revisions have wide-reaching implications, including for how the federal government would protect species from climate change.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:22:42 GMT


Heat Wave Scorches Sweden as Wildfires Rage in the Arctic Circle
High temperatures and low rainfall have fueled fires across the country. Elsewhere in Europe, drought in Britain and Ireland has exposed ancient structures.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:31:40 GMT


These Birds Are Racing to Their Mating Grounds. It’s Exhausting.
Global warming is making some geese speed up their northward spring migration. That means trouble when they arrive in the Arctic.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 15:01:15 GMT


China Is a Climate Leader but Still Isn’t Doing Enough on Emissions, Report Says
The world’s largest emitter of greenhouses gases is making significant progress, a former U.S. energy official has found, but not yet fast enough to meet global targets.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 14:22:15 GMT


Climate Change Is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon
Global warming could wipe out most of the country’s remaining cedar forests by the end of the century.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:50:14 GMT


When Did Talking About the Weather Become Political?
There's a battle in Congress over a grant to help television meteorologists incorporate climate change into their weather reporting.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 16:34:54 GMT


In India, Summer Heat May Soon Be Literally Unbearable
In cities that are already scorching hot, temperatures and humidity levels are rising to levels that the human body simply can’t tolerate, researchers warn.

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:25:26 GMT


Raising My Child in a Doomed World
Some would say the mistake was having our daughter in the first place.

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:00:04 GMT


California Is Preparing for Extreme Weather. It’s Time to Plant Some Trees.
The state expects drier dry years and wetter wet ones in the decades ahead. That means projects to restore river habitats now serve another purpose: battling the coming floods.

Sun, 15 Jul 2018 10:00:04 GMT
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Solarpunk: The antidote to gloom and doom

Science fiction sometimes paints a bleak vision of the future, with wrecked landscapes where technology runs amok and humans struggle to survive. But Sarena Ulibarri, editor-in-chief of World Weaver Press, says science fiction is not limited to dystopic visions. Ulibarri: […]

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:00:54 +0000


‘Rethinking energy resources’

“We all need to rethink our understanding of energy generation resources. Technology and market changes are making these types of [renewable] resources the lowest-cost alternative, while they also continue to keep a downward pressure on rates.” The speaker there is […]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 19:00:49 +0000


OK, it’s hot outside. Really hot.

OK, it’s hot out. Really hot. Record-breaking hot. Record-hot-all-over-the-globe hot. How do we know? Well, we feel it in our own bodies: our first and best way of knowing anything. We know it from the news: concrete, specific stories coming […]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:05:04 +0000


Utah students get lawmakers to listen

Utah is considered a red state, but teenagers there helped lead conservative lawmakers on a path to climate action. It all started two years ago when Piper Christian and her classmates at Logan High School learned about a resolution the […]

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Thu, 19 Jul 2018 11:00:48 +0000


Fear of flying

For those who fly regularly, boarding airplanes for far-flung vacation destinations and distant family gatherings, flights could account for a large and growing share of their carbon footprint. A single round-trip between New York and Los Angeles produces more than […]

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:05:44 +0000


The Sahara Desert is getting bigger

The Sahara Desert covers an area of northern Africa larger than the lower 48 United States. And it’s growing even bigger. Over the past century, rainfall levels have decreased along the southern edge of the Sahara. So some areas that […]

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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:00:54 +0000


One man’s fast for climate change

For five days in April, Richard Thomas of Waterville, Maine, ate no solid food. He was not sick, and it was not part of a cleansing diet. He was fasting to encourage deeper reflection on climate change. Thomas: “Climate change […]

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Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:00:16 +0000


1,000 newborns receive gift of trees

Newborn babies are often showered with gifts of onesies, board books, blankets, and rattles. But this spring, a thousand babies born at a Pittsburgh hospital received a different kind of gift. Graziano: “Plant Five for Life gave five trees native […]

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:00:37 +0000


Spin class sends electricity to the grid

At Clif Bar headquarters in Emeryville, California, indoor cycling classes energize employees – and, the electrical grid. Last year, the company retrofitted its spin bikes with special generators made by a company called “Rock the Bike.” When you pedal one, […]

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Fri, 13 Jul 2018 11:00:39 +0000


In a warming world, some species grow smaller

Species respond in many different ways to a warming world. Some may be producing physically smaller offspring. A number of researchers are finding certain species, including some beetles, sparrows, fish, and mountain goats, may be among those producing smaller offspring […]

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Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:05:44 +0000
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Does a slow AMOC increase the rate of global warming?
Established understanding of the AMOC (sometimes popularly called Gulf Stream System) says that a weaker AMOC leads to a slightly cooler global mean surface temperature due to changes in ocean heat storage. But now, a new paper in Nature claims the opposite and even predicts a phase of rapid global warming. What’s the story? By […]

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 19:34:52 +0000


Model Independence Day
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all models are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creators with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are a DOI, Runability and Inclusion in the CMIP ensemble mean. Well, not quite. But it is Independence Day in the US, and coincidentally there is a new […]

Wed, 04 Jul 2018 15:48:09 +0000


Unforced Variations: July 2018
This month’s open thread for climate science related topics. The climate policy open thread is here.

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:35:19 +0000


Forced Responses: Jul 2018
Open thread for climate policy and responses.

Mon, 02 Jul 2018 00:34:48 +0000


30 years after Hansen’s testimony
“The greenhouse effect is here.” – Jim Hansen, 23rd June 1988, Senate Testimony The first transient climate projections using GCMs are 30 years old this year, and they have stood up remarkably well. We’ve looked at the skill in the (pdf) simulations before (back in 2008), and we said at the time that the simulations […]

Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:51:30 +0000


Will climate change bring benefits from reduced cold-related mortality? Insights from the latest epidemiological research
Guest post by Veronika Huber Climate skeptics sometimes like to claim that although global warming will lead to more deaths from heat, it will overall save lives due to fewer deaths from cold. But is this true? Epidemiological studies suggest the opposite. Mortality statistics generally show a distinct seasonality. More people die in the colder […]

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:35:53 +0000


Unforced variations: June 2018
This month’s open thread. We know people like to go off on tangents, but last month’s thread went too far. There aren’t many places to discuss climate science topics intelligently, so please stay focused on those.

Sat, 02 Jun 2018 11:13:22 +0000


Does global warming make tropical cyclones stronger?
By Stefan Rahmstorf, Kerry Emanuel, Mike Mann and Jim Kossin Friday marks the official start of the Atlantic hurricane season, which will be watched with interest after last year’s season broke a number of records and e.g. devastated Puerto Rico’s power grid, causing serious problems that persist today. One of us (Mike) is part of […]

Wed, 30 May 2018 13:27:50 +0000


If you doubt that the AMOC has weakened, read this
A few weeks ago, we’ve argued in a paper in Nature that the Atlantic overturning circulation (sometimes popularly dubbed the Gulf Stream System) has weakened significantly since the late 19th Century, with most of the decline happening since the mid-20th Century. We have since received much praise for our study from colleagues around the world […]

Mon, 28 May 2018 11:14:03 +0000


Transparency in climate science
Good thing? Of course.* I was invited to give a short presentation to a committee at the National Academies last week on issues of reproducibility and replicability in climate science for a report they have been asked to prepare by Congress. My slides give a brief overview of the points I made, but basically the […]

Sat, 12 May 2018 18:08:27 +0000