Faster Global Warming May Bring Much More Heat

By Tim Radford, -

LONDON,19 September, 2019 − We could in the near future be experiencing much more heat than we now expect. As carbon dioxide levels rise, global warming could accelerate, rather than merely keep [...]

Climate Crisis Being Used As A Defense To Civil Disobedience

By Nicole Rogers, -

So what is reasonable conduct in the face of the mounting climate crisis? The importance of asking this question cannot be overstated. The phrase “climate emergency” became part of the political [...]

Major Media Fail To Connect Hurricane Dorian To Climate Change

By Staff, -

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Although Hurricane Dorian exemplifies what climate scientists have warned about, major U.S. media outlets are failing to connect the climate crisis to the strongest Atlantic [...]

Why Are Hurricanes Like Dorian Stalling, And Is Global Warming Involved?

By Bob Berwyn, -

Hurricane Dorian's slow, destructive track through the Bahamas fits a pattern scientists have been seeing over recent decades, and one they expect to continue as the planet warms: hurricanes [...]

The Last Act Of The Human Comedy

By Chris Hedges, -

There is nothing new to our story. The flagrant lies and imbecilities of the inept and corrupt leader. The inability to halt the costly, endless wars and curb the gargantuan expenditures on the [...]

CO2 Just Hit An All-Time Record. But That’s Not The Worst Of It.

By Mark Kaufman, -

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Tuesday that the average carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere during May [...]

Now Impossible To Deny: Human Activity Caused The Climate Crisis

By Tim Radford, -

LONDON, 29 May, 2019 − British scientists have re-asserted an essential reality about global warming: human activity, not slow-acting and so far unidentified natural cycles in the world’s oceans, [...]

Climate Catastrophe And Extinction Rebellion

By Paul Street, -

In the last years of his life, Dr. Martin Luther King spoke against what he called “the triple evils that are interrelated” – economic inequality, racism, and militarism. If King were alive [...]

Terrifying Assessment Of A Himalayan Melting

By Kunda Dixit, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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 [...]