Climate Science

18/07/17
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
We're still burning more and more fossil fuel every year, says climate reporter Barry Saxifrage. File photo by Kris Krug

To address the twin threats of climate change and ocean acidification, nearly every nation has promised to reduce fossil fuel burning.

 

But so far, humanity keeps burning ever more. Last year we did it again, burning an all-time record amount.

12/07/17
Author: 
Michael Mann
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.
28/06/17
Author: 
François-Xavier Chevallerau

The scientific debate about the feasibility of a full transition to renewable energy is suddenly becoming heated. Yet it may somehow be missing the point.

19/05/17
Author: 
Justin Gillis and others
 
If Earth continues to warm at a rapid pace, the collapse of vulnerable parts of Antarctica could dramatically raise the sea level, engulfing cities. Is a great flood looming?
19/05/17
Author: 
The Real News
smoke stack

Climate scientist Bill Hare says that China's and India's moves towards renewable energy could counter the negative effects of the Trump administration's climate policies

11/05/17
Author: 
The Real News
Gerald Horne, Robert Pollin and Paul Jay discuss the debate within the Trump White House on whether to leave the Paris climate accords or just undermine them; and how this relates to the fight within the Democratic Party
 
 
   

Full Episode

05/05/17
Author: 
Ian Angus, John Bellamy Foster
Alberta, Canada. kris krüg / Flickr

Any ecosocialist movement must have a strategy for organizing in the here and now.

03/05/17
Author: 
Paul Burkett

Global Warming, the Two Climate Denials, and the Environmental Proletariat [Review of three books]

26/04/17
Author: 
Larry Rubin
Demonstrators, including Bill Nye the Science Guy (center) march toward Capitol Hill during the March For Science. Bill Clark/AP.

WASHINGTON – It was difficult for speakers at the March For Science here Saturday, Earth Day, to follow the organizers’ instructions not to attack the Trump administration, but just to “celebrate the role of science.”

Denis Hayes, founder of Earth Day, was one speaker who ignored the official guidelines. The Trump White House, he said, “reeks of greed and sleaze and mendacity.”

11/04/17
Author: 
Barry Saxifrage
Chart by Barry Saxifrage at National Observer and Visual Carbon. Data from NOAA. Dotted lines are decade trends continued out to 2030.
  • The amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere continues to accelerate upwards despite global efforts
  • The last two years had "unprecedented" increases
  • Canadian CO2 extraction is playing an oversized role

The primary driver of global warming, disruptive climate changes and ocean acidification is the ever-increasing amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere.

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