Warming seas endanger Antarctic ecosystem, and billion-dollar fishing industry.

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

Al Gore in San Francisco: Climate fight goes on without Trump.

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

Senate Democrats call for an investigation of climate scientist whistleblower complaint.

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

Scaramucci once accepted warming. Now he's a 'subordinate.'

President Trump's new messaging tactician, Anthony Scaramucci, has said he's "really not an ideological guy." That appears to be the case on climate change, about which he's expressed sharply shifting views in short periods of time. ClimateWire

Pruitt eyes former Obama DOE official to lead climate review.

U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is considering a former Obama Energy Department official to lead the agency's debate on mainstream climate science, according to a former leader of the Trump administration's EPA transition effort. Greenwire

Climate change: Meet the lab-coat liberals.

Dismayed by President Trump’s views on climate science and other research issues, scientists are storming the campaign trail. Politico

Whistleblower case shows how Trump tries to silence science.

A top federal scientist working with Alaska Native communities on climate change talks about abuses of power and intimidation, while a report details other tactics. InsideClimate News

World's young face $535 trillion bill for climate.

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

Past extinctions point to a current and future biodiversity crisis.

Rapid climate change is a unifying feature of ancient mass extinctions – how bad might it be now? The Guardian

Climate denial is like The Matrix; more Republicans are choosing the red pill.

The wall of Republican climate denial is starting to crack; who will be the Neo that accelerates the process? The Guardian

Third-hottest June puts 2017 on track to make hat-trick of hottest years.

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

Why wasn’t Mark Zuckerberg allowed to meet with Glacier’s climate expert?

Three days before the tech leader’s July 15 visit to Glacier, research ecologist Daniel Fagre said he was told that his scheduled tour with Zuckerberg of Logan Pass on the Continental Divide was off. Washington Post

At midway point, 2017 is 2nd-hottest year on record.

At the halfway point of the year, 2017 remains the second-hottest year to date — a surprise given the demise of the El Niño that helped boost temperatures to record levels last year. Climate Central

Climate scientists flock to France’s call.

France's president Emmanuel Macron said ‘Make Our Planet Great Again’ — and researchers signed up. Nature

Rep. Lamar Smith mum about his recent trip to the Arctic.

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee chairman Lamar Smith has declined media requests for comment about a clandestine expedition to the melting Arctic in May. E&E Daily

Grid study will test administration's grasp of the facts.

Energy Secretary Rick Perry is grappling with debates inside his department that could shape the Trump administration's impact on the rapidly changing electricity system. EnergyWire

Global warming melts ice, alters fabled Northwest Passage.

The Associated Press is sending a text, video and photo team through the Northwest Passage, where global warming is melting sea ice and glaciers at an historic rate, altering and opening up the Arctic in a way unprecedented in recorded history. Associated Press

How climate change denial threatens national security.

The Department of Defense has known about, and sometimes planned for, the security threats created by climate change for well over a decade. Wired

Solutions

Arks of the apocalypse.

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

Should we change Earth to halt warming? Scientists say maybe.

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

Controversy explodes over renewable energy.

A heated debate over whether a combination of wind, solar, and hydroelectricity could fully power the U.S. has gained national attention. But both sides of the debate are completely missing half of the equation. Post Carbon Institute

Consequences

Where else does the US have an infrastructure problem? Antarctica.

The United States has had the most ambitious research program in Antarctica for 50 years. But its infrastructure is old, and the new price tags are high. New York Times

Arctic heat is becoming more common and persistent.

New research published this week shows that the Arctic has seen more frequent bouts of warm air and longer stretches of mild weather. Climate Central

Scientists harness wind to study Greenland ice sheet.

An explorer’s wind-powered sled is turning out to be a cleaner, simpler way for polar researchers to do their work studying pollutants on the Greenland ice sheet. Arctic Deeply

Editorials

Cuts to climate center in Reno unjustified.

In the high desert, reliable weather and water data can be the difference between success and failure, life and death. more…

Heatwaves to soar above the hot air of climate politics.

Future generations will fear, rather than fend for, the global environment. more…

In the face of Trump's anti-climate change policies, L.A. and Long Beach push for greener ports.

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…

Opinion

Bernie Sanders and Al Gore on solving the climate crisis.

In this excerpt from The Bernie Sanders Show, Sanders talks to Gore about his new film, An Inconvenient Sequel. more…

China's other big export: pollution.

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…

Climate change is here. It’s time to talk about geoengineering.

Geoengineering ought to be deployed only as a last resort, and only with a good plan in place. more…