(The Earth Institute at Columbia University) Scientists have found evidence in a chunk of bedrock drilled from nearly two miles below the summit of the Greenland ice sheet that the sheet nearly disappeared for an extended time in the last million years or so. Show More Summary
POSEUR STRIKES POSE: Obama gives Putin his best death stare: Tense moment the world’s two most powerful men squared up at the G20 summit in China. Shades of Al “Earth Tones” Gore trying to invade Dubya’s space and give him the Lurch in the Balance death stare at the 2000 presidential debate.
'Vex', a crash landed flying saucer by artist Dinu Li is displayed at Tatton Park, Knutsford, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images) If a spaceship full of Martians landed here this week and demanded to be ‘taken to your leaders’, they’d be in luck. And so would we Earthlings. [...]
The Big Island volcanoes of Mauna Kea (left) and Mauna Loa (right), as seen from the summit of Haleakala on Maui Geologists have at their fingertips the closest thing to a working time machine that exists on planet Earth. We can't travel to the past, of course, but we can decipher past happenings by working out the sequence of geological events. Show More Summary
OSLO (Reuters) - The Earth is so hot this year that a limit for global warming agreed by world leaders at a climate summit in Paris just a few months ago is in danger of being breached.
Two experienced climbers have been sharing their ascent up Mount Everest via Snapchat, and right now, they are making their final push to the summit of the tallest mountain on Earth. As an added challenge, Adrian Ballinger and Cory Richards are...Show More Summary
Summiting Mount Everest is an unsurmountable feat for most humans, but a Marine Corps veteran, who by most accounts has even greater odds against him because he is an amputee, reached the highest point on Earth this week. While other amputees have summited Mount Everest in the past, Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Show More Summary
China and the U.S. are poised to drive global sustainability coming off the Paris Agreement’s opening for signature on Earth Day. Indeed, at COP21 in Paris, President Xi Jinping made a strong commitment, promising that China will contribute to climate change by focusing on green building and transportation.
Shimon Peres has accomplished quite a bit in his nearly 93 years on Earth, serving as one of the founding fathers of Israel, winning the Nobel Peace Prize and filling his golden years focusing on philanthropy. His secret? “Don’t be pessimistic, it’s a waste of time."
Being a farmer is the greatest job on earth noted USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. He spent the morning back in his home state of Iowa (Vilsack is a former Iowa Governor) to kick off the 10th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. He kicked off his speech noting that he is proud of the work the USDA has done to help... Read More
The initial lineup for the 15th Annual Northwest String Summit has been announced today. Taking place July 14-17, 2016 in at the idyllic Horning’s Hideout North Plains, OR, the 15th edition of this annual shindig features a familiarShow More Summary
The hype at Web Summit was as thick as the fog that delayed flights into Dublin Airport last month at the Earth's largest gathering of startups. "Kookiness" after all, is endemic to innovation, which requires thought exercises that make possible what seems implausible. Show More Summary
The Paris climate summit may go down in history as the singular moment nations decided to tackle the threat of anthropogenic climate change. But few of us appreciate the fact that it’s taken over a century to arrive at a global consensus on the science. Read more...
This is scary: The 170 national plans at the Paris climate-change summit would still let the Earth's average temperature increase by 6 degrees Fahrenheit. To say a 6-degree jump would drastically... To view the full story, click the title link.
CFACT has participated in the UN climate process going back to the original Rio Earth summit. We are an officially recognized NGO observer at COP 21. CFACT’s display is in the NGO pavilion at booth 37c. We used our space to inject four “inconvenient facts” into the COP. They are the kind of rock solid,…
The environmental movement, which began in earnest in the United States in the early 1970s, is not about saving the planet. Earth does not need to be saved, nor does life on earth need our protection. As much as we care about polar bears, their extinction would mean little to life as a whole. Show More Summary
Analyses suggest a deal in Paris might put us on track to limit warming to 2.7 °C, but that doesn't mean we can rule out much greater rises in temperatures
Seeking to boost President Barack Obama and backers of the Paris climate change summit, the “big three” networks of ABC, CBS, and NBC devoted on Monday night over 15 minutes of airtime across six segments touting the summit, a Discovery Channel documentary on climate change, a hashtag campaign, and climate scientists in the Arctic Circle to name a few examples.
When it comes to saving the planet, public humiliation can be surprisingly effective. Take the satirical Fossil of the Day award, which has a simple premise: Figure out who’s doing the best job at spoiling the Earth’s atmosphere that...Show More Summary
The entire world is watching as politicians pour into Paris today to decide the future of the Earth. But you might have missed what’s going on outside the summit, where dozens of activists and artists have transformed the city with installations about climate change. Read more...