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World edging closer to 1.5C mark within the next five years

The annual mean global temperature is likely to be at least one degree Celsius above pre-industrial levels in each of the next five years, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said Thursday.

Texas faces future of drier summers and decreasing water supplies

Texas' future climate will feature drier summers and decreasing water supplies for much of the state for the remainder of the 21st century - likely resulting in the driest conditions the state has endured in the last 1,000 years.

Siberian Arctic sets record for June heat as wildfires spread

Temperatures in Arctic Siberia soared to a record average for June, more than 5 degrees Celsius (9°F) above normal, in a heatwave that is stoking some of the worst wildfires the region has ever known.

Essential Science: Severe warming recorded at the South Pole

New climatology evidence presents some concerning news about the South Pole. Researchers have discovered that the South Pole is warming at a rate three times above the global average. This has occurred across the past 30 years.

Deadly heatwave to hit large part of U.S. next week

A sustained blast of heat is expected to bake much of the United States with hotter-than-usual temperatures this holiday weekend, and forecasts suggest that the extreme heat and the humidity could linger for several weeks.

New insights into atmospheric pollution sound warning bells

The global heating effect is leading to higher than predicted levels of methane, an insight that relates to better understanding aquatic microbial life. In other areas, the levels of harmful particles remain high, especially in the Sahara.

Data shows 14.6 million properties in U.S. at risk from floods

A new, nationwide flood modeling tool released Monday paints a picture of the U.S. as a country woefully underprepared for damaging floods, both now and in the future. And as climate change accelerates, the flood risk will only grow.

Climate Change — Most Americans say government needs to do more

A majority of Americans continue to say they see the effects of climate change in their own communities and believe that the federal government falls short in its efforts to reduce the impacts of climate change.

Britain reaches an important milestone — Two months coal-free

Britain is about to pass a significant landmark - at midnight on Wednesday, it will have gone two full months without burning coal to generate power. This breaks the previous record set in June 2019 of 18 days, 6 hours, and 10 minutes.

Op-Ed: Trump's scorn of global warming kills our chance to stay below 2C

The Trump administration has expressed little concern over climate change or the environment as it pursues its goal of American dominance in the energy market.

We're getting more extreme rainfall due to climate change

Warmer temperatures due to climate change lead to wetter air, and we've seen more extreme rainfall and flooding across North America. But is there really evidence that the two are related? Yes, there is evidence.

Storm alert: Hurricanes are getting stronger

New environmental evidence suggests that hurricanes are becoming stronger. Longer-term environmental data signals variations are occurring, with more intense storms being recorded.

In the year 1110, the moon disappeared from the sky

In medieval England, A.D. 1110 was a "disastrous year." Torrential rains had damaged the crops, leaving behind a land in the throes of famine. To make matters worse, one night in May, the moon disappeared from the sky.

Op-Ed: The other disaster — By 2070, big areas ‘unliveable’ due to heat

Sydney - Meanwhile, climate change just keeps rolling along. A new international study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that billions of people could be displaced by unbearable heat.

Coronavirus lockdown hasn't slowed down climate change

The economic toll of the coronavirus is forcing cities and states to redirect money away from projects that provide climate resilience, in a shift that threatens to tackle one crisis at the expense of another.

Warmest oceans on record Could Set Off a Year of Extreme Weather

The world’s seas are simmering, with record high temperatures spurring worry among forecasters that the global warming effect may generate a chaotic year of extreme weather ahead.

How effective is cloud 'brightening' for managing climate change? Special

Marine cloud brightening is a process designed to increase the brightness of clouds through mimicking natural processes (the generation of aerosols by sea spray). The technology is seen by some as a climate control solution.

Q&A: Author Scott Brody discusses climate change Special

The Org by Scott Brody is a novel looking at today’s political climate. The book is a political thriller, and its stands as a key read as the U.S. faces its next presidential election. Scott Brody look at the issues captured within his book.

Improving the accuracy of climate change predictions

The trends around climate change are clear, as are the significant impacts. But how fast is climate change really happening and what measures can scientists take to improve the accuracy of their models?

Geoengineering could reduce climate change risks

New research, from the UK, indicates that injecting the correct quantity of sulphur dioxide into Earth's upper atmosphere thicken the layer of light reflecting aerosol particles. This could lower the effects of climate change.

Farmers are turning to big data to adapt to climate change

Climate change, especially global heating affecting farmers and causing problems both for growing crops and with animal husbandry. A new study shows how the use of big data can aid farmers in meeting the challenges from climate variation.

World needs to be ready for irreversible reshaping of ecosystems

Irreversible changes may start reshaping the world’s ecosystems as soon as the next few years—much sooner than previously thought.

Q&A: Utilities need to address climate change with open source Special

To reach 100 percent global decarbonization goals, utility companies need to take the first step and work together using open source to speed up this process and developing the green infrastructure required. Dr. Shuli Goodman explains how.

Climate change impacts on size and spread of hurricanes

Climate change can impact on extreme weather, especially violently strong winds. New research finds that climate change impacted Hurricane Florence's precipitation and size, based on computer modelling.

Q&A: New York moves to reduce building greenhouse gas emissions Special

New Jersey just became the first state to impose that builders take into account the impact of climate change in order to win government approval for projects. Rhonda Landis from FacilityConneX looks into what needs to be done.

Storm Dennis brings severe flooding to Britain as it moves East

London - Britain issued severe flood alerts Monday, warning of life-threatening danger after Storm Dennis dumped weeks' worth of rain in some places. One woman swept away by the floodwaters was feared dead. m

Administration withholding nearly $1bn in clean energy funding

Washington - The Trump administration is withholding nearly a billion dollars for a clean energy program it has unsuccessfully tried to cut, congressional Democrats said Wednesday, raising the specter of political interference.

Finding warm water beneath Thwaites Glacier alarms scientists

Scientists in Antarctica have recorded, for the first time, unusually warm water beneath a glacier the size of Florida that is already melting and contributing to a rise in sea levels.

American tribes turn to UN after U.S. ignores climate change

Native American tribes in Louisiana and Alaska are asking the United Nations for help, claiming the United States has violated their human rights by failing to take action on climate change.

Fear of climate breakdown tops the list at World Economic Forum

Davos - Climate change and environmental destruction top the risks highlighted by the World Economic Forum in a survey ahead of the 2020 gathering of the global elite in the Swiss ski resort of Davos on January 21-24.
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Ground crumbles underfoot as apocalyptic floods sweep India in 2013.
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Judith Curry has serious doubts about climate change and has criticized other scientists for not expressing the same cynicism.
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November 2013 Selected Climate Anomalies and Events Map
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The graph above shows the daily extent of melt during 2012 on the Greenland Ice Sheet surface as a percentage, compared to the average from 1981 to 2010.
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An Inupiat Eskimo family. Inupiat people are becoming concerned in recent years that climate change is threatening their traditional lifestyle.
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Secretary-General António Guterres at press encounter with Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand, in Auckland.
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People's Climate March, Edmonton.
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Bellinghausen Sea off the coast of Antarctica
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Average February sea-surface temperatures during the mid-Pliocene, derived from the PRISM3_SST_v1.0 dataset.
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Sea ice around Antarctica - British Antarctic Survey
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The July 19, 2015 collapse of an Interstate 10 bridge in Riverside County, Calif. due to heavy rains is prompting questions among experts about weaknesses in transportation infrastructure and its capacity to withstand increasingly extreme weather events. (There were no fatalities).
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Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory demonstrated coal gasification in large-scale field experiments at the Rocky Mountain Test Facility (above) near Hanna, Wyoming.
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The sun scorches an already cracked earth on a farm in the Australian agricultural town of Walgett, on February 11, 2015, during a drought
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By the end of the century, Oregon, Washington, and Idaho could well have more days above 95°F each year than there are currently in Texas; babies being born right now in the Southwest could see nearly four additional months of days over 95°F within their lifetimes.
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