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Speaking at his end-of-the-year press conference on Friday afternoon, President Obama sounded very much like he’s poised to reject the Keystone XL pipeline. He gave his sharpest assessment to date of its potential cost
s and benefits - lots of ...
Longtime readers will recall how I’ve cited the Talking Heads lyric “same as it ever was” quite often over the years in assessing negotiations aimed at forging a new global agreement on slowing global warming and limiting its impacts. Some ...
Green groups hoped for a big turnout at a protest in Lima Wednesday aimed at heaping pressure on ministers haggling over a post-2020 deal to curb carbon emissions.
The "People's Climate March" in the Peruvian capital follows mobilisation ...
A new paper published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters by Griffin & Anchukaitis concludes that the 2012–2014 drought
in California was its most intense in at least 1,200 years.
The study used drought
reconstructions from ...
The water vanished from Olivia Vargas’ modest East Porterville home on an ordinary morning as she was rinsing her breakfast dishes. It left Yolanda Serrato’s house just as suddenly, sputtering, then stopping, as she held a garden hose. Soon, the ...
The heart of America was colored in dark shades of red reflecting extreme to exceptional drought
on the Sept. 11, 2012, National Drought
Monitor map Don Wilhite showed on a screen Friday morning at the Nebraska Farmers Union’s 101st-annual ...
At the time when developing countries including India are pitching to have a global climate deal with "adaptation" goal as its key component, a UN body on Friday dropped a bombshell for rich nations, saying the cost
of adapting to climate change ...
Record rains fell in California this week. They’re not enough to change the course of what scientists are now calling the region’s worst drought
in at least 1,200 years.Just how bad has California’s drought
been? Modern measurements ...
The residents of the Philippines region of Tacloban know what loss and damage from climate change looks like. This weekend, this exact same region is now bracing for super typhoon Hagupit, due to hit on Saturday as a catastrophic Category 5 ...
in California and Brazil, the U.K.’s wettest winter and floods in the Balkans are among the extreme weather patterns that marked what’s on track to be the hottest year ever recorded.Temperatures this year are on course for their ...
In these hills overlooking San Diego, the only indication of the continuing drought
— now among the worst in California’s recorded history — is the perpetually cloudless sky.
Private lemon groves hark back to the area’s agricultural ...
For six years, while drought
ravaged Chihuahua State, Mario Ruiz clung to his small herd of cattle.The pasture where his cattle graze, about 45 miles north of the city of Chihuahua, turned bare. Many of his cows starved. Others he sold to ...
French President François Hollande on Thursday urged the world's nations to make history in Paris next year by signing a globally binding climate pact he hopes to leave as his government's legacy.
The French capital is hosting a UN ...
French President Francois Hollande today urged the world's nations to make history in Paris next year by signing a globally binding climate pact he hopes to leave as his government's legacy.
The French capital is hosting a UN conference ...
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.
The Royal Society warns that the risk of heatwaves to an ageing population will rise about ten-fold by 2090 if greenhouse ...
The extent of climate change resulting from human activities has gone beyond a point of 'no return' and the abnormalities, according to a new World Bank report released today.Experts will find these findings damning but it's exactly what ...
California farmers would pay more to irrigate their crops under a proposal to build tunnels under the San Joaquin-Sacramento River Delta to funnel water to the state's agricultural breadbasket, officials said on Friday.
The analysis ...
'Fight fiercely, Harvard', a favorite college's song, doesn't seem to apply to climate change, an alumnus says.
More than 40 years ago, as a Harvard sophomore, I sat in the classroom of Professor Roger Revelle, who was teaching a course ...
The Golden State is baking. After months of drought
in California the long-term forecast is more drought
Rising global temperatures will turn much of the snow that currently replenishes the state's reservoirs to rain, according to ...
Increased logging and burning in the Amazon rainforest will worsen already disastrous drought
s, a leading Brazilian scientist warned in a new report on climate change.
Trees in the Amazon rainforest emit into the atmosphere the ...
s in southern Brazil may be linked to deforestation and degradation of Earth's largest rainforest, argues a new report published by a Brazilian scientist.
Reviewing data from roughly 200 studies, Antonio Donato Nobre of ...
The world faces a "very high risk of severe, widespread and irreversible" impacts from climate change without action to cut emissions, a major international report has warned.
Experts warned there was little time before the window of ...
Interpreting the mire of UN climate-speak, I’d say the message boils down to this: attain near zero emissions by 2100 or billions of our descendants not yet born will be in big trouble. That means we have to start now, tripling or even ...
Humans are causing irreversible damage to the planet from burning fossil fuels, the biggest ever study of the available science concluded in a report designed to spur the fight against climate change.There’s a high risk of widespread harm ...
Time is running out to limit global warming to two degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit), the UN's climate experts warned Sunday, saying current carbon emissions were a potential path to disaster.
Crowning a landmark review, the ...