By Tim Radford, Climate News Network Most of the world’s glaciers are retreating more slowly than the few which are shrinking fast. But new research confirms that almost all of them are losing mass.
Government, an aggressive and complex multicellular organism, can be found in nearly every region and climate of the planet, including those such as North America where the natural habitat is often inhospitable. In order to thrive in such climates, government has evolved a variety of sophisticated survival strategies. Show More Summary
"This is climate change. We were warned about extreme weather. Not just hot weather. But extreme weather. When I had my hearings, when I had the gavel years ago. -It’s been a while – the scientists all agreed that what we’d start to see was extreme weather. And people looked at one another and said [...]
A lot of the debate over energy and climate change has focused on changing how people live. But in a lot of ways, where someone lives is as important as how they live.
By Michael D. Lemonick via Climate Central When 97 percent of Greenland’s ice experienced at least some melting in July 2012, scientists wondered if it was a one-time phenomenon. Now a new study in Geophysical Research Letters indicates it is a sign of things to come and by 2025, there is a 50-50 chance of it happening annually. [...]
Scientists provide important new details of how climate change will affect species interactions.
UCLA life scientists provide important new details on how climate change will affect interactions between species in research published online May 21 in the Journal of Animal Ecology. This knowledge, they say, is critical to making accurate predictions and informing policymakers of how species are likely to be impacted by rising temperatures. read more
Trace gases and aerosols are major factors influencing the climate. With the help of highly complex installations, such as MIPAS on board of the ENVISAT satellite, researchers try to better understand the processes in the upper atmosphere. Now, scientists have completed a comprehensive overview of sulfur dioxide measurements.
An infographic from the International Displacement Monitoring Centre and Norwegian Refugee Council of populations displaced by climate change and extreme weather disasters. [The Guardian] More than 32 million people fled their homes last year because of disasters such as floods, storms and earthquakes – 98% of displacement related to climate change. Asia and west and [...]
IS THERE anything more ironic than Senator James Inhofe, after having declared Sandy victims shouldn’t get financial help in a bill that included climate change provisions, now demanding that Oklahomans in the path of the giant tornado that ripped through his state get federal help? Parsing who is deserving at a time of tragedy is [...]Show More Summary
Harrowing details continue to emerge of the devastating tornado that took so many lives on Monday in Moore, Okla. As just one more in a series of increasingly damaging natural disasters, people have begun to ask the inevitable question of whether climate change is to blame. Let’s be clear: No single weather event can be [...]
The hotel bike might be the ubiquitous amenity these days for tooling around town or the resort grounds, but in certain climates ? and hilly terrains ? a less strenuous alternative might be preferable. We came across the perfect solution...Show More Summary
Given the Heartland Institute's penchant for misrepresenting science, you would think reporters would be curious about who finances its work. You would be wrong.
If you have sensed an increase in the levels of air-borne stupidity in the world lately, as have I, you might be looking for the root cause of this collective mental climate change. I think I've found it. I believe it's caused by emissions of stupid generated by the debate over violent video games. Show More Summary
This six-part series, "Unreliable Sources: How the News Media Help the Kochs and ExxonMobil Spread Climate Disinformation," documents that the press routinely cites fossil...
Editor's Note: Here at NEI, we're keeping a close eye on Pandora's Promise, a documentary film about how many prominent environmentalists have changed their minds about nuclear energy because of concerns about climate change. To see the least, I'm looking forward to seeing the film, but haven't had the opportunity to do so as of yet. Show More Summary
London, 22 May: In response to a suggestion by Sir Paul Nurse, the President of the Royal Society, the Global Warming Policy Foundation has invited five climate scientists and Fellows of the Royal Society to discuss the current state of … Continue reading ?
The Critcal Decade: Extreme Weather April 2013 (Australian Climate Commission) Key Facts 1. Climate change is already increasing the intensity and frequency of many extreme weather events, adversely affecting australians. Extreme events occur naturally and weather records are broken from time to time. Show More Summary
Ramona's Voices: Six things media personalities could and should avoid when covering a disaster. Rumproast: Coburn the compassionate. Not the Singularity: When conservatives don’t get climate science, part 3,461. A Taxing Matter: Times...Show More Summary
Last week in Washington, DC, leading climate scientist Michael Mann of the University of Pennsylvania sat down with Climate Desk Live to talk about the significance of an planetary milestone—we've reached 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Show More Summary