Where global warming gets real: Inside NASA’s mission to the North Pole.

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

'Inconvenient Sequel' directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk bring hope to the climate crisis.

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

What Roaring Lion revealed about climate change and wildfire.

Climate change is producing conditions ripe for more, and more severe, wildfire. Missoula Independent, Montana

A profile of award-winning climate scientist Kevin Trenberth.

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 dim sunlight, suck up carbon dioxide to cool planet.

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

9 reasons global warming is great, according to a Texas Republican.

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

Like Exxon, utilities knew about climate change risks decades ago.

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

Scientists consider 'cloud brightening' to slow global warming.

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

As interior secretary swaggers through parks, his staff rolls back regulations.

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is perfecting the art of image while his underlings weaken the conservation measures of the Obama administration. New York Times

Top officials harden against climate science since confirmation.

President Trump's Cabinet nominees were on message in January when senators drilled them on climate change at their confirmation hearings. ClimateWire

Despite knowledge of climate change in 1970s, Texas utility companies funded climate denial.

Newly uncovered documents show Vistra Energy’s predecessors were involved in climate change research in the 1970s. Texas Observer, Texas

Schwarzenegger slams Trump, Republicans at climate change bill signing.

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

Utilities knew about climate change back in 1968 and still battled the science.

Like Big Oil, power companies have long seen the danger of fossil fuels, a new report finds. HuffPost

US electric industry knew of climate threat decades ago.

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

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

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

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

8 senators call for probe of ‘arbitrary’ reassignment of federal scientists.

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


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


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

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


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…


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…