One of the most worrisome aspects of climate change is the role played by positive feedback mechanisms. In addition to global temperatures rising because of increased carbon dioxide and greenhouse gas emissions, there is the added push created by deforestation, ocean acidification, and (most notably) the disappearance of the Arctic polar ice cap.
Given how far gone we are, should humanity turn to technology for solutions to global warming?
Lawmakers around the world struggle to create policies that balance their nations' needs and interests with their impacts on global warming.
A bonkers February with stretches of extremely high temperatures mixed periodically with old-fashioned, pre-climate-change plunging mercury is the latest chilling warning about global warming. Single-day record highs as well as multiple-day...Show More Summary
So why does 'the party of science', the enlightened ones, the people with thousands of scientists from accredited colleges throughout the country who tell us about dangers of global warming, carbon emissions, and how many vegetablesShow More Summary
With ongoing wars, global warming, and general political shittiness, it’s sometimes easy to forget about all the other great things going on in the world. If you’re in need of a quick reminder, then look no further than the MIT Technology Review, which has shared its top 10 breakthrough technologies of 2017. The magazine, published by the Massachusetts Institute […]
Independent report concludes the massive subsidies for wood energy are increasing greenhouse emissions, and are a waste of public money
Liberal "environmentalists" and global warming fanatics have been camping along the North Dakota Access Pipeline route for months, demanding the...
A new study finds that the six ocean hot spots that teem with the biggest mix of species are also among those getting hit hardest by global warming and industrial … Click to Continue »
The immense East Antarctic ice sheet may be more vulnerable to rising temperatures in the Weddell Sea than previously thought.Earlier studies have predicted that most of the ice lost from Antarctica as a result of global warming will be from the West Antarctic Ice
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) A new study aimed at identifying areas of highest conservation priority in the world's oceans found six 'hot spots of marine biodiversity' that are severely impacted by climate change and fishing pressures.
In this first address to the staff of the Environmental Protection Agency, newly-appointed chief Scott Pruitt didn’t give any rousing speeches about fighting global warming or protecting the planet. Instead, he used the opportunity to...Show More Summary
LONDON – British and Japanese scientists are conducting new research seeking to discover how Japan’s marine ecosystem may be affected by global warming. They are studying the potential side effects of rising acidity in Japan’s seas caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Previous studies in the Mediterranean have shown that increased acidification can […]
Tiny natural ponds pose an overlooked danger for speeding up global warming, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature Climate Change. In experiments designed to simulate moderate future warming, scientists in Britain...Show More Summary
Globally, 2016 was the warmest year on record. In Los Angeles, temperature records were shattered last summer during scorching heat waves that saw highs of 100 degrees for five days straight.
The Virginia chapter of Moms Clean Air Force, a national coalition of parents concerned about air pollution and global warming, called on state and federal officials Monday to be conscientious … Click to Continue »
Eric Holthaus: _[@EricHolthaus]_: "Now that it's over, we can say for sure: 2016 was the warmest year we've ever measured on Earth." We need to remember who the deniers and the skeptics have been over the past 30 years: bad judgments and corrupt arguments need to be remembered. First of...
Projected global warming will likely decrease the extent of temperate drylands by a third over the remainder of the 21st century coupled with an increase in dry deep soil conditions during agricultural growing season. These results have...Show More Summary
After last week's blackouts, record heat and bizarre coal worshipping rituals in parliament, Ross Gittins has sarcastically concluded it as just as well we don't need to worry about global warming - Don't worry, climate change is just imaginary. Show More Summary
(VVH Consulting) New research from scientists and economists at the University of California Santa Barbara, Oregon State University and Environmental Defense Fund identifies the dramatic future impacts of climate change on the world's fisheries and how fishing reforms are vital to sustaining the global seafood supply. Show More Summary