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Australia's hottest year on record in 2013 along with the accompanying droughts, heat waves and record-breaking seasons of that year was virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused global warming.
New research from ARC ...
The number of wild animals living on the planet has halved over the past four decades because of unsustainable consumption and reckless human activities that have destroyed habitats, according to the latest figures from WWF and the Zoological ...
The stubborn high-pressure systems that block California rains are linked to the abundance of human-caused greenhouse gases that heat the oceans, according to a major paper released Monday by Stanford scientists.
But two other new ...
The savage heat waves that struck Australia in 2013 were almost certainly a direct consequence of the human release of greenhouse gases, researchers said Monday. It is perhaps the most definitive statement climate
scientists have made that ties a ...
Researchers studying the fingerprint of human-caused climate change
on extreme weather events in 2013 have found that it played a role in half of the events that they looked at, including the California drought and extreme heat ...
China surpassed the European Union in pollution levels per capita for the first time last year, propelling to a record the worldwide greenhouse-gas emissions that are blamed for climate change
The findings led by scientists at two ...
Judith Curry thinks climate
scientists view her as their "biggest threat."
"I do not pay obeisance to the consensus and I think for myself, and they don't like that," said Curry, a professor at the School of Earth and Atmospheric ...
Will America ever take bold action on climate change
? Should it?The answer probably is not found in science
, but in politics.Hundreds of thousands of Americans marched in New York City on Sunday, asking the country`s leaders to ...
Monday, Google made waves - and kick-started an exodus - by cutting ties with the American Legislative Exchange Council. The reason, according to Google chairman Eric Schmidt? The free market lobbying group is "just literally lying" about climate
Researchers from the University of Manchester have urged environmentalist scientists to broaden the advice they give on global climate change
The paper, published in the journal Nature Climate Change
, argues that some scientists are ...
In a speech yesterday at environmental think tank Resources for the Future, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Gina McCarthy said it was “sad” that those who deny the need for action on climate change
hide behind the excuse that it ...
This past week was a big one for climate change
. In other ways, of course, it was like every other week for climate change
. It began when hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets, in New York and in 160 countries around the world, to ...
Protecting the infrastructure of American cities from the effects of climate change
is rising on the agenda of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a top agency official."Increasingly, we've moved not only from a ...
Australians like to think of themselves as green. Their island country boasts some 3 million square miles of breathtaking landscape. They were an early global leader in solar power. They’ve had environmental regulations on the books since ...
The world was hoping for something grand from President Obama at Tuesday’s U.N. Climate
Summit. He offered grand words. But because his hands are tied by a recalcitrant Congress, he couldn’t offer grand action. So he offered modest action ...
Switching from coal to natural gas for power generation will do very little to reduce harmful US carbon emissions causing climate change
, according to new research. In fact, burning this cheap gas will just make us use more energy and hinder the ...
North Carolina scientists on a panel tasked with predicting future sea levels expect the Atlantic Ocean to rise between 4 inches and 11 inches on the state's coast over the next three decades.But the effect of rising sea levels will be ...
Environmental icon Marina Silva may struggle to advance her environment agenda if elected president.
Marina Silva rose from poverty deep in the Amazon jungle to become a prominent politician and the advocate who kick-started Brazil’s ...
The U.S. will change
the way it approaches international development projects, helping communities adapt to the climatic change
s that its fossil fuel burning has helped to create. But experts question whether the new initiative, announced ...
It has been a subject of debate for years: How much has global warming contributed to a documented rise in temperatures along the West Coast?
A new study published Monday in a major research journal suggests the answer thus far, ...
President Barack Obama on Thursday will designate the largest marine sanctuary in the world in an area of the Pacific Ocean that will be off-limits to commercial fishing and deep-sea mining, the White House said on Wednesday.Obama will ...
Using natural gas to produce electricity is a major part of the Obama administration's policy on climate change
, which aims to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants in favor of renewables and natural gas-fired plants that ...
A conference set to take place on Thursday in New York will debate the role of agriculture and food systems in sustainable development and aims to draw attention to the issues.
The GGIAR Development Dialogues 2014 is an invitation-only ...
When it comes to energy and climate
policy, President Obama will likely have more luck reaching across borders than he will reaching across the aisle.
This week, Mr. Obama is pressuring world leaders to reduce global emissions as he and ...
As our climate
continues to change
and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions keep climbing, scientists and world leaders alike fear that the chances of limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius is dwindling fast. Now, climate
officials have announced ...