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Coral reef scientists raise alarm as climate change decimates ocean ecosystems vital to fish and humans

The Chagos Archipelago is one of the most remote, seemingly idyllic places on Earth. Coconut-covered sandy beaches with incredible bird life rim tropical islands in the Indian Ocean, hundreds of miles from any continent. Just below the waves, coral reefs stretch for miles along an underwater mountain chain. By Sam Purkis, University of Miami The […]

July 26th

‘We Are in a Climate Emergency’: As temps soar, over 90% of Western US gripped by drought

Over 90% of the U.S. West is currently experiencing drought, federal authorities said Thursday, amid warnings of “unprecedented and dangerous heat” heading to the Pacific Northwest and fresh declarations that  humanity is in the midst of a climate emergency. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams According to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly 91% of the western region is in […]

June 26th

World Meteorological Organization says the world is edging inexorably closer to 1.5°C warming threshold

Climate action advocates reiterated demands for urgent measures to rein in global heating after the World Meteorological Organization warned Thursday that there’s a 40% chance the planet will temporarily hit 1.5°C of warming in the next five years. By Andrea Germanos Common Dreams The WMO, a United Nations agency, also said in its update that there’s a […]

May 30th

Listen to the Science’: Earth is now warmer than any time in all of human history

Climate campaigners on Thursday pointed to a study showing that Earth is hotter than it’s ever been during the entire epoch of human civilization as the latest proof of the need to treat human-caused global heating like the dire emergency that it is. By Brett Wilkins Common Dreams On Wednesday, the peer-reviewed scientific journal Nature published a report revealing […]

January 30th

Climate Emergency: 2020 ties for hottest year in history

Highlighting global campaigners’ demands for urgent and bold climate action, the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service announced Friday that despite coronavirus-related lockdowns, 2020 tied with 2016 for being the warmest year on record and closed out the warmest decade on the books. 📢December #temperature highlights from #Copernicus #C3S:  🌡️ Globally, December 2020 was the sixth warmest on […]

January 8th

The climate is changing: When might the world exceed 1.5C and 2C of global warming?

Under the Paris Agreement adopted in 2015, virtually all the world’s nations pledged to limit global warming to “well below” 2C above pre-industrial levels and also, if possible, “pursue” efforts to cap warming at 1.5C. At present, the world is not close to being on track to meet either target. By Zeke Hausfather Carbon Brief While the growth of […]

December 9th

Deniers lose bet on warming (over cherry-picked data), complain about more cherry-picked data

Almost ten years ago, Pierre Gosselin and the deniers at NoTricksZone blog made a bet with some of their “alarmist” counterparts at Skeptical Science: would 2011-2020 be warmer or cooler than 2000-2011? A couple dozen deniers pooled just over $5,000, while 11 people who were pretty sure basic physics would continue to play out put up a combined […]

December 2nd

Dr. James Hansen: Accelerated global warming

In the past five years global temperature has jumped well above the trend which has been stable at about 0.18°C per decade for the past half century (see figure above).  This deviation is too large to be explained by unforced climate variability. By Dr James Hansen and Makiko Sato The immediate suspect is human-made greenhouse […]

October 19th

Scientists warn 2020 on pace to become hottest year ever as September heat smashes previous record

European Union scientists warned Wednesday that 2020 is on pace to overtake 2016 as the hottest year on record after last month was confirmed to be the warmest September ever, with the climate crisis driving temperatures to unprecedented highs, fueling devastating wildfires across the Western United States, and melting Arctic sea ice at an alarming rate. By Jake Johnson  Common Dreams […]

October 8th