Even minor global warming could worsen super El Niños, scientists find. Washington Post.
Islanders in the Philippines have stayed in their homes even after an earthquake caused subsidence and floods, according to a study on Monday that questions how far global warming will trigger mass migration as sea levels rise. Reuters.
A few small islands off the coast of Antarctica are the incubator for nearly all the marine life around the world’s southernmost continent. Fairfield WSHU Public Radio Group, Connecticut.
Climate chaos, mass extinction, the collapse of civilization: A guide to facing the ecocide. High Country News.
The rains have been poor while demand for water grows along with the city - there are solutions but they will mean radical action. The Guardian.
More than a million residents of Rome are facing water rationing for up to eight hours a day as the prolonged heatwave that has ravaged southern Europe takes its toll on the Italian capital. The Guardian.
‘In nearly 100 years Phoenix will be too hot to live in’: Heat waves, climate change and Trump’s EPA.
This June and June 2016 were the hottest on record for that month in Arizona and some worry it’s going to get worse if carbon emissions continue to propel climate change. Phoenix Business Journal, Arizona.
International scientists have released new modelling that projects drought-causing El Niño events, which pull rainfall away from Australia, will continue increasing in frequency well beyond any stabilisation of the climate. Australian Associated Press.
Fears have been raised that the UK could soon see a repeat of the sort of flooding that has hit in recent years after forecasters predicted a one-in-three chance there would be a new record set for monthly rainfall during coming winters. The Guardian.
In 1998 the FDA approved a a drug called Lymerix, and it was pretty effective until the chronic Lyme crowd and the anti-vaxxers started ranting: Mother Jones.
A falcon war in Greenland’s frigid north is a preview of habitat contests to come. The Atlantic.
The sandy beach in front of homes in this north San Diego County town is shrinking, and the high tide is edging closer. ClimateWire.
As glaciers melt amid the heat of a warming planet, scientists predict that coastal communities in the United States could eventually experience flooding from higher tides. San Diego Union-Tribune, California.
A decline in sea ice is allowing more marine travel, but experts say the remote region is unprepared to face an emergency at sea. New York Times.
Nomadic herders have lived off the vast expanses of grass in the Rift Valley for centuries. But recently, as the climate has changed, the grass here has died and a way of life that has existed for centuries is in danger. Weekend Edition, NPR.
Harsh winters and dry summers are threatening the livelihoods of Mongolia's nomadic herders. Some are banding together to safeguard their herds - and communities - from the extreme conditions. Deutsche Welle, Germany.
An ambitious survey reveals that when it comes to marine issues, most Europeans show greater awareness of pollution and overfishing than the effects of specific climate change threats, such as ocean acidification. Anthropocene Magazine.
It is a recurring pattern among Central American countries and each country is seeking its solutions. Inter Press Service.
Homes and businesses in Nags Head were inundated by rainwater twice in the span of six days recently by slow-moving thunderstorms that poured millions of gallons of water onto the town in less than two hours. Outer Banks Voice, North Carolina.
Authorities have ordered a halt to pumping water out of a lake near Rome following a prolonged drought, a decision that could force city officials to impose water rationing in the Italian capital. Reuters.
North Korea is facing severe food shortages due to the worst drought since 2001 with food imports needed to ensure children and the elderly do not go hungry, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday. Reuters.
On Friday, the 24-million-plus inhabitants of Shanghai witnessed the temperature skyrocket to 105.6 degrees (40.9 Celsius), its hottest day ever recorded. Washington Post.
An international research team says monsoon storms in the Southwest have become less frequent but more intense, bringing more extreme wind and rain to central and southwestern Arizona than just a few decades ago. Summit County Citizens Voice, Colorado.
Where a trillion-ton iceberg calved last week, researchers have detected a new rift. The concern is that the Larsen C ice shelf will destabilize and collapse, releasing glacial ice into the sea. Deutsche Welle, Germany.
In dozens of locations along the state's 1,350-mile coastline, sea level rise is no longer an esoteric discussion or a puzzle for future generations to solve. It's happening now and is forecast to worsen over the next 20 to 30 years. Associated Press.
Climate change will fall hardest on low-income Americans, who are more likely to walk to work and toil outdoors than their counterparts. Undark.
Some remember the computing scare as a bad joke. But the collective, worldwide effort to prevent it could be a model for handling global warming. New York Times.
A Catalan winery is preparing for the industry’s future by reviving its past. The Atlantic.
Scientists say future could hold bad news for Florida agriculture Florida strawberry growers already have experienced a dress rehearsal for the impacts of climate change during the past two seasons. Lakeland Ledger, Florida.
Climate change-driven extreme weather - from flooding and mudslides to blistering heat - is accelerating migration to Bangladesh's cities, raising the risks of problems such as child marriage, according to UNICEF's head of Bangladesh programs. Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Two California coastal counties and one beach-side city touched off a possible new legal front in the climate change battle this week, suing dozens of major oil, coal, and other fossil fuel companies for the damages they say they will incur due to rising seas. Washington Post.
Water disputes are a fact of life in California, and the recent drought has only increased the stakes in their outcomes. That’s why it is concerning that a Merced Democrat wants to change the resolution process. more…
Sustainable development that accounts for the impact of climate change is possible – but it needs very serious planning on the part of the government. more…
America’s coasts — especially the teeming, wealthy Eastern seaboard and Gulf shore — are doomed to drown in ever-worse flooding from sea rise caused by global warming. more…
Most people in Idaho believe climate change will not impact them. In reality, climate change is already impacting most of us in one way or another. more…
The hard-working, taxpaying residents and businesses in our communities should not have to foot the bill for the very real costs of sea level rise caused by the fossil fuel companies’ pollution. more…
If British Columbia were smart, we’d be reviewing our options now. more…