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Op-Ed: Hothouse Earth: It’s looking worse than ever

Sydney - After decades of senile, incompetent idiocy and procrastination about warming, we’re now talking about Hothouse Earth. Heat waves are killing people in large numbers. The question is now what happens next.

Op-Ed: The world is seeing global warming 'up close and personal'

Catastrophic heat, wildfires, crop failures and deaths are just a very few of the events going on right now around the world - and climate scientists are warning if we do nothing - it is only going to get worse. Climate Change is no longer a debate.

Essential Science: Ocean acidification poses new challenges

New concerns have been expressed about the extent of ocean acidification. A new paper finds ocean acidification is becoming a greater challenge for science, governments, and communities to tackle.

Rising seas to cost the world $14 trillion annually by 2100

In 80 years the rising seas’ cost could be $14 trillion a year globally, with the oceans possibly nearing two meters (6.5 feet) above their present levels, according to new research.

Study shows global warming will bring profound changes to planet

Future global warming may eventually be twice as warm as projected by climate models and sea levels may rise six meters or more even if the world meets the 2°C target, according to an international team of researchers from 17 countries.

Extreme heat sets records across the Northern Hemisphere

The northern hemisphere has been hit by extreme heat over the past two weeks, with record-breaking temperatures recorded in the US, Canada, Europe and the Middle East.

New method reduces the cost of scrubbing CO2 from the atmosphere

A Harvard professor announced on June 7, 2018, that his company, Carbon Engineering, has found a method to cheaply and directly pull carbon-dioxide pollution out of the atmosphere and turn it into fuel.

World's largest dead zone in Gulf of Oman is the size of Florida

Researchers studying a massive "dead zone" in the Arabian Sea now reveal the zone of oxygen-starved waters has now expanded far more than expected, raising serious concerns about the future of local fisheries and ecosystems

Sahara Desert has grown over 10 percent in last century

The Sahara Desert—which takes up about 3.6 million square miles of northern Africa—is growing ever larger, signaling daunting news for people living in the Sahel border region who stand to lose valuable arable land to the expanding desert.

Global warming will trigger steep decline in ocean fisheries

The effects of climate change on the world's oceans will trigger a dramatic decline in global fisheries output if the current warming trend is left unchecked, a new study has suggested.

Ticks have crept into Canada, sowing illness and confusion

`Reported cases of tick-borne Lyme Disease in Canada have increased more than six-fold between 2009 and 2016, yet even today, it is still a struggle for a patient to get diagnosed and treated.

Scientists alarmed by unprecedented warming in Arctic

An unprecedented and alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate change.

Weather will remain predictable despite climate change

Although the temperature of the Earth is becoming warmer and climate change is causing adverse effects worldwide, the act of forecasting the weather will remain consistent over the next thirty years, according to new research.

Robots en route to Antarctica to study underside of ice shelves

It has become increasingly common to see cliff-sized chunks of glacial ice falling into the Southern Ocean, suggestive of a warming climate. But scientists don't know what's going on beneath Antarctica's ice sheets., so they are preparing to find out.

Wind farms could take a serious hit from global warming

New climate modeling data predicts that climate changes due to global warming will weaken winds that blow across much of the Northern hemisphere, possibly leading to big drops in clean wind energy.

U.S. climate scientists get $70 million in grants from France

Paris - Over 50 world leaders, bankers, energy magnates and other well-known figures are meeting today for the "One Planet Summit" in Paris. On Monday, French president Emmanuel Macron awarded $70 million in grants to U.S. climate scientists.

Science confirms Hurricane Harvey made worse by climate change

When Hurricane Harvey dumped 60 inches of rain in Houston, Texas in August, many people described the event as "biblical." And in a new study of this year's hurricane season, scientists conclude we need to be prepared for more of these extreme events.

Global rise of just 3C could leave many cities below sea level

A recent analysis of data from the Climate Central group of scientists by the Guardian showed that if the world warms by just 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 F) as the UN predicts is happening, many cities around the world will be inundated by rising waters.

Flooding and storm extremes to increase with global warming

Researchers at the University of New South Wales, Australia, have done an exhaustive global analysis that shows signs of a radical shift in stream-flow patterns, with more intense flooding in cities along with drier countrysides.

Global ocean circulation appears to be collapsing due to warming

Researchers have found a correlation between melting Arctic sea ice and changes in the planet's largest water circulation system that could lead to the collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC).

Thinning summer cloud cover responsible for Greenland ice melt

Greenland's loss of ice has been the big story in climate-related news lately, and with good reason - a warming climate is responsible. And now we are beginning to understand why this is happening at such an accelerated rate.

Climate change is adversely affecting sea turtles

Swansea - Sea turtles are endangered animals, with the global population in decline. Risks include hunting, for turtle eggs and skin, and now, based on new research, from climate change.

House flies invade warmer Antarctica threatening native species

Scientists say that increasing number of houseflies that arrive in Antarctica on ships are surviving as the continent warms up. Their growing population can introduce deadly pathogens that could have a harmful effect on indigenous lifeforms.

Some question the plan to close some French nuclear power plants

Paris - French environment and energy minister Nicolas Hulot told reporters at the G7 Environmental Summit on Monday that France plans to close some nuclear reactors of state-controlled utility, EDF to reduce nuclear's share in the country's power mix.

India facing severe and fatal heatwaves with global warming

Increasingly severe heat waves brought on by global warming will lead to greater heat-related mortality rates in India and other Asian nations, according to researchers at the University of California at Irvine.

World's first commercial CO2 removal plant begins operation

Zurich - Zurich, Switzerland-based Climeworks asks, What if we could remove carbon dioxide directly from the air? Well, with a little help from technology, that is exactly what the company is doing.

Math proves urban emissions can be cut by two-thirds

A mathematician has developed a model that shows the optimal conditions for achieving sustainable urban distribution and cut emissions.

Exxon shareholders vote for historic 'climate change' clause

It's not been the best week for environment news, with President Donald Trump poised to pull out of the Paris climate accord. However, one positive is with shareholders in Exxon Mobil backing a motion for the company to assess the climate change risk.

Tiny seashells show extent of climate change

Future climate change conditions lead to additional to stress marine creatures, and this provides a means for tracking the effects of climate change. The research further shows how changes can throw off the ocean carbon balance.

Sea levels are rising three times faster than previously thought

New scientific analysis has found that the Earth's ocean levels are rising nearly three times faster than they were before 1990, a strong indication that sea level rise is accelerating.
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An ice-free Northwest Passage is seen in this handout satellite photo from NASA taken on Sept. 15  2...
An ice-free Northwest Passage is seen in this handout satellite photo from NASA taken on Sept. 15, 2007.
Terra Satellite/NASA
Villagers of Teenpiple have taken to rainwater harvesting to meet their drinking water needs
Villagers of Teenpiple have taken to rainwater harvesting to meet their drinking water needs
Scattered ice floes are seen from the bridge of the USCGC Healy on August 20  2012 northwest of Barr...
Scattered ice floes are seen from the bridge of the USCGC Healy on August 20, 2012 northwest of Barrow, Alaska. Arctic sea ice fell to its lowest daily extent in the satellite record on Sunday, August 26, 2012, a record since surpassed.
NSIDC/US Coastguard
: a) NOAA Sea Surface Temperature anomaly (with respect to period 1854-2013) averaged over global oc...
: a) NOAA Sea Surface Temperature anomaly (with respect to period 1854-2013) averaged over global oceans (red) and over North Pacific (0-60oN, 110oE-100oW) (cyan). September 2014 temperatures broke the record for both global and North Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures. b) Sea Surface Temperature anomaly of September 2014 from NOAA's ERSST dataset.
Axel Timmerman
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Satellite images from DigitalGlobe show the calving of ice from Greenland s Jakobshavn Isbrae glacie...
Satellite images from DigitalGlobe show the calving of ice from Greenland's Jakobshavn Isbrae glacier, causing an overnight retreat of the glacier of one mile.
DigitalGlobe
Warming permafrost softens coastlines  making it more vulnerable to wave action and promoting erosio...
Warming permafrost softens coastlines, making it more vulnerable to wave action and promoting erosion along the Arctic coast of Alaska. A large block of ice-rich permafrost has detached from the mainland and will quickly disintegrate (photo: Christopher Arp).
United Nations Environment Programme
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NOAA/NCEI
Taking measurements in the Mera Glacier region of the Dudh Kosi basin  Nepal.
Taking measurements in the Mera Glacier region of the Dudh Kosi basin, Nepal.
Patrick Wagnon - European Geosciences Union
 An ice sheet covers almost all of Greenland—about 1.7 million square kilometers (650 000 square m...
"An ice sheet covers almost all of Greenland—about 1.7 million square kilometers (650,000 square miles). It holds so much ice that if it were to melt away entirely, global sea level would rise 7 meters (23 feet)," as NASA writes.
NASA
A pic of the Pocono Mts. Off from my deck
A pic of the Pocono Mts. Off from my deck
Blue areas represent a drop in wind power between 2020 and 2040; wind farming in the Northern hemisp...
Blue areas represent a drop in wind power between 2020 and 2040; wind farming in the Northern hemisphere may see reduced yields in the coming decades due to climate change.
Nature Geoscience/Credit: Kris Karnauskas/CIRES
The Petermann Glacier grinds and slides toward the sea along the northwestern coast of Greenland  te...
The Petermann Glacier grinds and slides toward the sea along the northwestern coast of Greenland, terminating in a giant floating ice tongue.
NASA Images
More than 150 000 additional Americans could die by the end of this century due to excessive heat ca...
More than 150,000 additional Americans could die by the end of this century due to excessive heat caused by climate change, according to a detailed analysis of peer-reviewed scientific data by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Royalbroil
Selected CO2 emissions per capita
Selected CO2 emissions per capita
Hermann Luyken
Were the IPPC predictions on global temperature rise wrong?
Were the IPPC predictions on global temperature rise wrong?
Karen Graham
NASA satellite data reveals how the minimum sea ice extent  reached on Sept. 9 [2011] as depicted he...
NASA satellite data reveals how the minimum sea ice extent, reached on Sept. 9 [2011] as depicted here, declined to a level far smaller than the 30-year average (in yellow) and opened up Northwest Passage shipping lanes (in red)
NASA
A river in Greenland augmented by ice melt: The river that runs through Kanger  called Akuliarusiars...
A river in Greenland augmented by ice melt: The river that runs through Kanger, called Akuliarusiarsuup Kuua in Greenlandic, but also known as Watson River. This river is very milky looking because it is formed by melt-water from the ice sheet. The grey river banks are not ice, but rocks now exposed
John Maurer, University of Colorado
Environmental groups are fighting to stop the leveling of 154 acres of coast redwoods and Douglas fi...
Environmental groups are fighting to stop the leveling of 154 acres of coast redwoods and Douglas firs to make way for grapevines.
Friends of the Gualala River
Glaciologist Roger Hooke drilled a hole into the Barnes Ice Cap in 1978 and cased it with pipes to m...
Glaciologist Roger Hooke drilled a hole into the Barnes Ice Cap in 1978 and cased it with pipes to measure internal strain in the ice cap. When he finished, the pipes stuck out above the ice by about 0.5 m (1.5 feet). When Miller visited the ice cap in July 2010, at least 32 m (100 feet) of pipe lay on the ground (broken, as shown here). That would equate to an average of about 1 meter (3 feet) of ice lost per year.
Gifford Miller