Climate Science

Bob Weber
The community of Apex, Nvt., is seen from Iqaluit on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. File photo by The Canadian Press/Sean Kilpatrick

October 22nd 2019

Research has found Arctic soil has warmed to the point where it releases more carbon in winter than northern plants can absorb during the summer.

The finding means the extensive belt of tundra around the globe — a vast reserve of carbon that dwarfs what's held in the atmosphere — is becoming a source of greenhouse gas emissions responsible for climate change.

"There's a net loss," said Dalhousie University's Jocelyn Egan, one of 75 co-authors of a paper published in Nature Climate Change.

Jake Johnson
Scientists for Extinction Rebellion speak at the junction of Moorgate and Lothbury behind the Bank of England in London on October 14, 2019. (Photo: Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)

October 14, 2019

"We believe that the continued governmental inaction over the climate and ecological crisis now justifies peaceful and nonviolent protest and direct action, even if this goes beyond the bounds of the current law."

More than 700 scientists—and counting—have signed a declaration of support for the people around the world engaging in non-violent civil disobedience to pressure political leaders to act on the climate crisis.

Jonathan Watts
 Vaclav Smil: ‘People ask me if I am an optimist or a pessimist and I say neither.’ Photograph: David Lipnowski

We could halve our energy and material consumption and this would put us back around the level of the 1960s. We could cut down without losing anything important. Life wasn’t horrible in 1960s or 70s Europe. People from Copenhagen would no longer be able to fly to Singapore for a three-day visit, but so what? Not much is going to happen to their lives. People don’t realise how much slack in the system we have.

The Observer          21 September 2019

The Energy Mix
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Sept. 24, 2019

The world’s leading international climate science agencies are predicting 2.9 to 3.4°C average global warming by 2100 based on governments’ current climate commitments, “a shift likely to bring catastrophic change across the globe,” The Guardian reports.

Fatima Syed & Carl Meyer
[Top photo: "Hurricane Sandy" by jaydensonbx is licensed under CC BY 2.0]

September 25th 2019

The world’s scientists are urging countries to harness Indigenous knowledge and deploy more renewable energy technology after concluding that carbon pollution levels are leading to unprecedented sea-level rise and loss of glaciers, ice sheets and permafrost.

Campaign Against Climate Change

Sept. 19,2019


Claire James, Campaign against Climate Change,

Dr. Lucky Tran, March for Science,

March for Science

Jonathan Franzen
Franzen Climate Change illustration

Serious article by Jonathan Franzen.

Jessica Corbett, staff writer
A dock sits damaged near the Statue of Liberty, which remained closed to the public six weeks after Hurricane Sandy on December 13, 2012 in New York City. (Photo: John Moore/Getty Images)
 August 29, 2019

The assessment details anticipated declines in fish stocks as well as increases in damage by superstorms and displacement due to rising seas


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