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America’s #1 Enemy? Climate Change

James Stavridis, a retired U.S. Navy admiral and former military commander of NATO, dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University writes in ...more »

STUNNING TEMPERATURE INCREASES: HadCRUT4 global temperature graphs

Notice the stunning trajectory of global warming since 1890; vastly accelerating from the 1980s in a precipitous climb. View the other visualisations of g ...more »

The Alps: Brown and Green Is the New White – Soon, No More Skiing?

"The skiers themselves seem out of place... ­relaxing in chaise lounges on the dry ground beside the trails, or arriving at the slopes in ski pants and T-shirts, ...more »

15,000 World Scientists’ Catastrophic Warning: “Time is Running Out”

"Since 1992, with the exception of stabilizing the stratospheric ozone layer, humanity has failed to make sufficient progress in generally solving these [curr ...more »

Alarming Decline In Global Insect Populations

Image Courtesy of | Illustration by Luisa Rivera for Yale E360 "The increased, widespread insect biomass decline is alarming." Recent results of 27 ...more »

CONTROVERSY: 1.5ºC: Geophysically impossible or not?

[caption width="480" align="alignnone"] Above: Illustration by how these effects might influence the Millar analysis by repeating the calculation ...more »

Disaster Reporting and Monitoring Links

News | News | News | Pacific Disaster Center Weather News | accuweather. ...more »

Storms, Hurricanes: Update Links

Current Hurricane Path: Google Crisis Map Weather and Events Irma (Caribbean) ...more »

Could Asia’s Pollution Help Cool the Earth?

"It's plausible," said David Keith, a professor of applied physics at Harvard who is co-director of the balloon experiment. "How much gets up into the stratospher ...more »

Window is Closing To Address Climate Change

""We are quickly running out of time to prevent hugely dangerous, expensive, and perhaps unmanageable climate change," wrote the report's authors, who include for ...more »

Hurricane Harvey ...more »

NOAA: Greenhouse Gases Highest on Record – Latest Report Greenhouse Gases Highest on Record Global Surface Temperature Highest on Record Global Lower ...more »

Global Investment Firm: Global temperatures on course to rise up to 4°C Schroder Investment Management Limited: "Scientific and political consensus has settled on 2°C as ...more »

Arctic sea ice loss impacting Atlantic water circulation system

Scientist: "We suggest that Arctic changes on a multi-decadal timescale, such as the decline in sea ice cover that we are currently experiencing, is the most effi ...more »

Global Methane Levels Reaching New Highs

"After rising for nearly two decades, global methane levels "flat lined" in the first half of the 2000s. Before scientists could explain that puzzle, methane c ...more »

Global Warming Might Be Speeding Up

"It’s almost universally understood that the Earth will continue to get warmer for the foreseeable future. The rate at which the planet warms, however, won’t ...more »

Rising Temps: Oceans losing ability to absorb carbon

“We figured the amount of carbon that is not sinking out as a result of global temperature change is similar to the total amount of carbon emissions that the Un ...more »

Massive Craters From Methane Explosions Discovered in Arctic Ocean Where Ice Melted

There are several hundred craters in the area the study looked at. Over one hundred of them are up to 1,000 meters wide... K. Andreassen/CAGE: "...if you watch ...more »

“We Can’t Possibly Plant Enough Trees To Fight Climate Change”

"Biomass plantations can contribute to climate change mitigation, the researchers say—albeit as a supporting actor rather than in a lead role... But their calcu ...more »

Miles of Collapsing Antarctic Ice Into Sea – New York Times

[caption id="attachment_401" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Miles of Collapsing Ice Into Sea[/caption] " Remote as Antarctica may seem, every person in the w ...more »

Combustion of available fossil fuel resources sufficient to eliminate the Antarctic Ice Sheet

Abstract "The Antarctic Ice Sheet stores water equivalent to 58 m in global sea-level rise. We show in simulations using the Parallel Ice Sheet Model that burn ...more »

CO2 set to hit levels not seen in 50 million years by 2050

"We are pumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere so fast that it could soar to its highest level for at least 50 million years by the middle of this century. ...more »

Antarctic Tipping Points "Warming “above a critical level would remove all ice shelves, and consequently all ice grounded below sea level ...more »

NOAA :: CO2 Levels Rose At Record Pace 2nd Straight Year

“The rate of CO2 growth over the last decade is 100 to 200 times faster than what the Earth experienced during the transition from the last Ice Age,” Tans sai ...more »

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