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In November 2013, American climate
scientist Richard Heede, of the Colorado-based Climate
Accountability Institute, published a paper with a revolutionary thesis. After nine years of researching the energy industry in dozens of countries, he ...
South Florida officials testified Tuesday before a U.S. Senate subcommittee that they're already shouldering the burdens of rising sea levels and they need state and federal partners to do more to help adapt their coastline to the effects of ...
Former US president Jimmy Carter on Tuesday urged his country and China, two of the world's biggest fossil fuel polluters, to take the lead on halting climate change
If the two economic and political giants could agree on a way forward, ...
Earth is home to millions of species. Just one dominates it. Us. Our cleverness, our inventiveness and our activities have modified almost every part of our planet. In fact, we are having a profound impact on it. Indeed, our cleverness, our ...
The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health ...
It’s fitting that the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
report was released during Earth Month. After all, the third chapter of its Fifth Assessment focuses on ways to keep our planet healthy and livable by warding off extreme ...
We can simulate the climate
and we can even simulate babies. Now, we can simulate life on Earth, too - the vast and complex interactions of the living organisms on our planet.
Named Madingley, after the village in Cambridgeshire, UK, ...
If the results of a new AP poll are any indication, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Seth MacFarlane, and FOX should probably order up another season of Cosmos.The survey asked American adults about a handful of scientific and medical issues–more ...
Observing that climate change
is altering the planet in ways that will have profound impacts on humankind, US President Barack Obama has urged Americans to protect environment for a healthy and sustainable future.
"Today, we face a ...
A Nobel Prize-winning biochemist has said the scientific community cannot make any headway among the religious community because "facts can't argue against faith".
Robert Lefkowitz, who won a Nobel Prize for chemistry in 2012, said that ...
From Mauritius to Manitoba, climate change
is slowly moving from the headlines to the classroom. Schools around the world are beginning to tackle the difficult issue of global warming, teaching students how the planet is changing and encouraging ...
Britain's nuclear dump is virtually certain to be eroded by rising sea levels and to contaminate the Cumbrian coast with large amounts of radioactive waste, according to an internal document released by the Environment Agency (EA).
For nearly two decades, Jeff Severinghaus has unearthed time capsules buried in polar ice.
They chronicle past epochs of Earth’s history, record ice ages and act as thermometers of the prehistoric sea. The objects of Severinghaus’ ...
The Aquino administration should heed the United Nations and stop the construction of 17 coal plants and shift to renewable energy in light of last Monday’s report of the UN scientific panel on climate change
, according to a civil society ...
Mark Kitchell’s 1990 Oscar nominated documentary, Berkeley in the Sixties, covered the campus activism that disrupted the House Un-American Activities Committee’s hearings, launched the Free Speech Movement, fought the police at People’s Park and ...
Across the western United States, wildfires grew bigger and more frequent in the past 30 years, according to a new study that blames climate change
and drought for the worsening flames.
"It's not just something that is localized to ...
Using corn crop residue to make ethanol and other biofuels reduces soil carbon and can generate more greenhouse gases than gasoline, according to a study published today in the journal Nature Climate Change
The findings by a University ...
Former Vice President Al Gore delivered a powerful address to a packed house at the Stan Sheriff Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa this week. Environmentally, Gore is most famous, perhaps, for his 2006 speaking tour and subsequent ...
The latest United Nations report on the impacts of climate change
is playing out like a Greek tragedy. In the Greek myth, Cassandra was given the gift of prophecy by Apollo. When she failed to return his love, Apollo issued a curse so that her ...
Paul Krugman turns his attention to the impact of declining solar power prices on the prospects for climate change
today and while his central fact is entirely correct there’s two errors in his argument. His central fact is that the price of ...
THE Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
(IPCC), a gathering of scientists who advise governments, describes itself as “policy-relevant and yet policy-neutral”. Its latest report, the third in six months, ignores that fine distinction. ...
Using research tools developed for another NASA activity, some researchers have published a report on the current civilization's doom. It asserts that estimated carrying capacity is a practical early way of detecting collapse.
The study ...
These are dark times for science
-- in particular, climate science
and related fields of study.
Hate mail, harassment campaigns, accusations of scientific fraud and threats of lawsuits have become the new normal for climate
Human-caused climate change
may already be out of control, as suggested in recent reports by the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
), confirming that a “tipping point” may already have arrived (1) with warming of the Arctic and (2) ...
The world's predicament on climate change
reminds me of an old saying: "The hurrier I go, the behinder I get.'
Despite mounting evidence that global warming is an urgent crisis, emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases grew faster ...