For 10 years, NASA has been flying over the ice caps to chart their retreat. This data is an invaluable record of climate change. But does anyone care? The Guardian.
By following Gore across the world on his mission to educate people about climate change, Shenk and Cohen set out to make a film that served not only as a warning bell, but an instructive beacon of hope. Los Angeles Times.
Climate change is producing conditions ripe for more, and more severe, wildfire. Missoula Independent, Montana.
Kevin Trenberth has spent his career being honest about the limits of our knowledge of the Earth’s climate but also being clear about our certainty of human-caused climate change. The Guardian.
Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet. Reuters.
The Republican chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology thinks you’re all worrying too much about climate change. In fact, Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas thinks global warming is actually a good thing. VICE News.
A new report shows through documents and testimony how utilities researched climate change and determined in the 1970s that it could force a shift away from coal. InsideClimate News.
If efforts to curb emissions fall short or prove insufficient, emergency solutions may be necessary to avoid the most catastrophic consequences of global warming. Enter marine cloud brightening, a climate engineering solution. United Press International.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is perfecting the art of image while his underlings weaken the conservation measures of the Obama administration. New York Times.
President Trump's Cabinet nominees were on message in January when senators drilled them on climate change at their confirmation hearings. ClimateWire.
Newly uncovered documents show Vistra Energy’s predecessors were involved in climate change research in the 1970s. Texas Observer, Texas.
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Tuesday slammed President Donald Trump’s retreat from the world climate stage and challenged fellow Republicans to accept the science that spurred him to push cap-and-trade legislation. Sacramento Bee, California.
Like Big Oil, power companies have long seen the danger of fossil fuels, a new report finds. HuffPost.
The U.S. electric industry knew as far back as 1968 that burning fossil fuels might cause global warming, but cast doubt on the science of climate change and ramped up coal use for decades afterward, an environmental watchdog group said on Tuesday. 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.
Eight Democrats on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee asked the Interior Department’s deputy inspector general on Monday to investigate Secretary Ryan Zinke’s decision to reassign roughly 50 senior career officials last month, on the grounds that it could constitute an “abuse of authority.” Washington Post.
Having climate change skeptic Donald Trump in the Oval Office won’t stop the U.S. from mounting an effective fight against rising global temperatures, former Vice President Al Gore argued at an event on Monday. San Jose Mercury News, California.
The senators' letter, following a whistleblower complaint from a climate scientist in the Interior Department, says there may be as many as 50 similar cases. InsideClimate News.
It was a freakishly warm evening last October when a maintenance worker first discovered the water - torrents of it, rushing into the entrance tunnel of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a storage facility dug some 400 feet into the side of a mountain on a Norwegian island near the North Pole. New York Times.
A team of scientists is exploring what would happen and what might be done if humanity gets a late start in addressing climate change. E&E Daily.
One of the world’s most famous climate scientists has just calculated the financial burden that tomorrow’s young citizens will face to keep the globe at a habitable temperature and contain global warming and climate change – a $535 trillion bill. Climate News Network, United Kingdom.
Rapid climate change is a unifying feature of ancient mass extinctions – how bad might it be now? The Guardian.
June 2017 was beaten only by June in 2015 and 2016, leaving experts with little hope for limiting warming to 1.5C or even 2C. The Guardian.
In the high desert, reliable weather and water data can be the difference between success and failure, life and death. more…
Future generations will fear, rather than fend for, the global environment. more…
Trump’s anti-climate change policies may prod these competing ports to work together to help drive market innovation, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and clean the dirty air above their facilities. more…
In this excerpt from The Bernie Sanders Show, Sanders talks to Gore about his new film, An Inconvenient Sequel. more…
While President Trump rolls back environmental protections and announces the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris climate accord, China is trying to position itself as the world's climate leader, pledging to cooperate with other countries to build an 'eco-civilization.' China has established the largest solar panel farm in the world, plans to close over 100 coal-fired power plants, and is committed to spending at least $361 billion on renewable energy by 2020. more…
Geoengineering ought to be deployed only as a last resort, and only with a good plan in place. more…