Terrifying Assessment Of A Himalayan Melting

By Kunda Dixit, Nepalitimes.com -

But that would happen only if global average temperatures can be capped at a 1.5oC increase above pre-industrial levels. Most scientists agree that target is unlikely to be met. If current [...]

The Green New Deal Is Happening In China

By Dean Baker, Truthout.org -

One of the Trump administration’s talking points about global warming is that we’re reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while the countries that remain in the Paris accord are not. Well, the first [...]

Welcome To The Eocene, Where Ice Sheets Turn Into Swamps

By Eric Holthaus, Grist.org -

Our current rate of warming will quickly lead us back to a climate that predates the evolution of modern humans, according to a new study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. [...]

An Ecosocialist Path To Limiting Global Temperature Rise To 1.5°C

By Richard Smith, Commondreams.org -

The much-awaited report from the U.N.’s top climate science panel describes the enormous gap between where we are and where we need to be to prevent dangerous levels of global warming. The 2015 [...]

Making Visible The Globe-Warming Gases Of The Permian Fracking Boom

By Julie Dermansky, Desmogblog.com -

There is an LED sign at a Chase Bank in downtown Midland, Texas, the heart of the Permian Basin, which quantifies the current oil boom. It alternates between current rig count, the price of oil, [...]

Capturing CO2 From Air: To Keep Global Warming Under 1.5°C, Emissions Must Go Negative, IPCC Says

By Sabrina Shankman, Insideclimatenews.org -

The UN's latest global warming report made it clear that if the world is to avoid the worst impacts of climate change, society urgently needs to move away from fossil fuels completely. But to [...]

Earth’s Ice Loss “Is A Nuclear Explosion Of Geologic Change”

By Dahr Jamail, Truthout.org -

Much of the frozen water portion of the Earth, otherwise known as the cryosphere, is melting. This is not news: It’s been happening for decades. What is news is that the long-term melting trends [...]

IPCC: Radical Energy Transformation Needed To Avoid 1.5 Degrees Global Warming

By Bob Berwyn, Insideclimatenews.org -

Without a radical transformation of energy, transportation and agriculture systems, the world will hurtle past the 1.5 degree Celsius target of the Paris climate agreement by the middle of the [...]

Climate Of Class Rule: Common(s)er Revolt Or Common Ruin

By Paul Street, Counterpunch.org -

Jump a half-year ahead to the late summer and early fall of 2018. Fully  17 of the 18 warmest years since modern record-keeping began have occurred since 2001. Numerous record-setting heat and [...]

Hothouse Earth – A Last Missed Opportunity?

By Bill Henderson, Countercurrents.org -

Hothouse Earth is this summer’s Uninhabitable Earth, a chilling reminder of how close we are to possibly fatal climate change. The Steffen et al PNAS paper is a review of the climate science [...]

Human Extinction by 2026? A Last Ditch Strategy to Fight for Human Survival

By Robert J. Burrowes, PopularResistance.org -

When evidence of the climate catastrophe (including the pivotal role of burning fossil fuels) became incontrovertible, which meant that the fossil fuel industry’s long-standing efforts to prevent [...]

More Than 70,000 People Hospitalized Amid Record-Breaking Heat In Japan

By Lorraine Chow, Ecowatch.com -

An ongoing heatwave has sent a record 71,266 people to hospitals across Japan between April 30 and Aug. 5 with 138 people dying from heat-related illnesses, The Japan Times reported, citing the [...]

The Most Important Climate Treaty You’ve Never Heard Of

By Sabrina Shankman, Insideclimatenews.org -

Raise a hand if you've heard of the Gothenburg Protocol. No? Well, you're in good company. This treaty has been called an "unsung hero" in the fight against air pollution and climate change. It [...]

Revolutionary Strategy In A Warming World

By Andreas Malm, Climateandcapitalism.com -

It doesn’t take much imagination to associate climate change with revolution. If the planetary order upon which all societies are built starts breaking down, how can they possibly remain stable? [...]

22 National Science Academies Urge Government Action On Climate Change

By Georgina Gustin, Insideclimatenews.org -

As some of the world's biggest polluters resist efforts to address climate change—most glaringly, the United States—thousands of scientists from countries that make up the Commonwealth of Nations [...]

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