Washington Post, By Chris Mooney, December 15
Just two weeks ago, we learned from twin scientific publications that the massive ice sheet of West Antarctica, which could cause over 10 feet of sea level rise, may be less stable than previously thought.
And now, this week, two studies suggest virtually the same thing about the […]
CBS/AP, December 14
Lima, Peru – After late-night wrangling at U.N. talks in Peru, negotiators early Sunday reached a compromise deal that sets the stage for a global climate pact in Paris next year.
The main goal for the two-week session in Lima was relatively modest: Reach agreement on what information should go into the […]
Bolivia’s worst floods in 60 years submerged villages, ruined crops and destroyed homes. Some indigenous communities in the jungle are adapting to a more resilient way of living; others are forced out to the cities
The Guardian, By Sam Jones, December 8
Rurrenabaque, Bolivia – Nature used to give those who live along the river […]
Mercury News, By Paul Rogers, December 5
The last three years of drought were the most severe that California has experienced in at least 1,200 years, according to a new scientific study published Thursday.
The study provides the state with breathtaking new historical context for its low reservoirs and sinking water tables, even as California […]
Failure will condemn developing countries to unchecked climate change for another generation, and the poorest countries will be worst hit
The Guardian, By John Vidal, November 30
When, on Monday morning in Peru, 4,000 diplomats from the world’s 196 countries start their mammoth session to negotiate a new legally-binding global climate deal, they will know […]
The Inuit migration south to Ottawa has picked up speed, a challenge for those used to traditional life
Al Jazeera, By Leyland Cecco, November 23
Ottawa, Ontario — Dion Metcalfe pulls up his shirt to reveal an inukshuk tattooed onto his stomach. The stone cairn, used to guide or mark a path in the North, […]
ABC News, By Arlette Saenz, November 12
After two years of inaction on the Keystone XL pipeline, it could be a Louisiana Senate run-off that finally forces Congress to vote on the measure.
The so-called Bayou Brawl was on full display on Capitol Hill Wednesday as the two candidates – Democrat Sen. Mary Landrieu and […]
The Guardian, By Suzanne Goldenberg, November 10
In the world’s biggest coalmine, even a 400 tonne truck looks like a toy. Everything about the scale of Peabody Energy’s operations in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming is big and the mines are only going to get bigger – despite new warnings from the United Nations […]
Most important assessment of global warming yet warns carbon emissions must be cut sharply and soon, but UN’s IPCC says solutions are available and affordable.
The Guardian, By Damian Carrington, November 2
Copenhagen – Climate change is set to inflict “severe, widespread, and irreversible impacts” on people and the natural world unless carbon emissions are […]
Fiercer winds from the Southern Ocean means a faster meltdown of ice.
Scientific American, By John Upton and Climate Central, October 30
Foreboding winds of change are blowing over the already gale-swept South Pole, threatening to hasten Antarctic melting and worsen flooding around the globe.
The Southern Ocean’s legendary winds have been blowing more fiercely […]
The Guardian, Jeremy Plester, October 26
The Arctic is warming at an alarming rate – and if anyone was in any doubt, there was a milestone event last month that attracted surprisingly little attention.
For the first time, a cargo ship sailed without an icecutter escort through the treacherous waters of the Northwest Passage, from […]
Local activists try to halt the shipment of explosive Bakken crude oil through their neighborhoods.
Al Jazeera, By Audrea Lim, October 24
Richmond, CA — The streets are quiet in Lipo Chanthanasak’s neighborhood on the outer edge of this city’s downtown core. Each of the small houses is painted a variation of beige and separated […]
European Union leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2030, and set renewable energy targets.
Al Jazeera, October 24
European Union leaders have reached what they described as the world’s most ambitious climate change targets for 2030, paving the way for a new UN-backed global treaty next year.
The 28 leaders […]
Bloomberg News, By Vanessa Dezem, October 22
Sao Paulo, Brazil — Sao Paulo residents, half of whom are already complaining of hours-long water shortages, were warned by a top water regulator Tuesday to brace for more severe cutoffs.
“If the drought continues, residents will face more dramatic water shortages in the short term,” Vicente Andreu, […]
Climate Central, By John Upton, October 5
The RV Kaharoa motored out of Wellington, New Zealand on Saturday, loaded with more than 100 scientific instruments, each eventually destined for a watery grave. Crewmembers will spend the next two months dropping the 50-pound devices, called Argo floats, into the seas between New Zealand and Mauritius, off […]