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Seabirds are today’s canaries in the coal mine – and they’re sending us an urgent message

Just as caged canaries once warned coal miners of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, free-flying seabirds are now warning humanity about the deteriorating health of our oceans. Seabirds journey vast distances across Earth’s seascapes to find food and to breed. This exposes them to changes in ocean conditions, climate and food webs. This means […]

Ecoright climate news for the week of June 4

Welcome to June. The cicadas are still singing their song, the humidity is rising, and school’s almost out. And we are keeping busy. Read on! Chelsea Henderson EcoRight News/ RepublicEN This week’s must read: A faction of conservatives pushes to build its own climate network (NBC News) In this profile of American Conservation Coalition founder Benji Backer, he says: “We want to […]

The Fallacy of Our Carbon Footprint: Big Oil says citizens should do more to stop climate change.

In 1992, a Canadian ecologist named William Rees coined the term “ecological footprint,” a measurement of how much any entity was impacting the planet’s ecology. A decade later, British Petroleum started promoting a new term: “carbon footprint.”  In a splashy ad campaign, the company unveiled the first of its many carbon footprint calculators as a […]

Infographics: Compost for a Better Planet

Composting cuts waste, enhances soil, protects the climate, and builds community (including jobs). Use our new graphics to share these benefits! They are available for your use (with attribution to the Institute for Local Self-Reliance). By Brenda Platt Institute for Local Self-Reliance Download full size graphic here. We want you to be able to share these […]

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

Building better infrastructure: Don’t slash climate plans to appease GOP

Environmentalists are warning President Joe Biden against ditching critical green energy investments and other climate policies in his effort to strike an infrastructure deal with congressional Republicans, many of whom continue to deny the scientific reality of human-caused planetary heating. By Jake Johnson Common Dreams The Washington Post reported Wednesday that “in multiple rounds of talks, Republican lawmakers have held […]

May 27th

Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren’t cut quickly

While U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken draws attention to climate change in the Arctic at meetings with other national officials in Iceland, an even greater threat looms on the other side of the planet. BY Julie Brigham-Grette, University of Massachusetts Amherst and Andrea Dutton, University of Wisconsin-Madison The Conversation New research shows it is Antarctica […]

Dr James Hansen: April’s global temperatures were cooler than a year ago. What’s the significance?

Global temperature in April continues to be much less than a year ago (Fig. 1: left side).  ENSO (El Nino Southern Oscillation) is the principal cause of year-to-year global temperature change.  We are in a moderately strong La Nina (Fig. 1: right side) and NCEP (NOAA’s National Center for Environmental Prediction) current forecast (Fig. 1: […]

May 20th

“The Push for a Price on Carbon”: Citizens’ Climate Lobby virtual conference coming June 9

Over the years, Citizens’ Climate Lobby conferences have presented some great keynote speakers, and the upcoming virtual conference on June 12 — “The Push for a Price on Carbon” — will be no exception. By Steve Valk Citizens’ Climate Lobby Participants will hear voices offering a wide range of perspectives on climate change and what […]

War on science: Why is the Washington Post giving space to climate denial lies?

Why would a far-right, UK-based climate denial organization repost something about climate science from the Washington Post, about an “Obama scientist,” in 2021? Because it’s climate denial, of course. By Climate Denier Roundup Steve Koonin wants you to think Obama trusted him, so I should too when he tells you that climate change is no big deal, but also that the […]