Climate Science

29/09/22
Author: 
David Spratt

Worrying observations on limitations and inaccuracies resulting from "scientific reticence."

             -- Gene McGuckin

 

29/09/22
Author: 
Jim Robbins
Wind turbines on the Whitelee wind farm in Scotland. Photo by Ian Dick / Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
22/09/22
Author: 
Kylie Mohr
Snow blankets the burn scar from 2020’s East Troublesome Fire in the high country near Grand Lake, Colo. Photo courtesy of Nick Hanson
12/09/22
Author: 
Inayat Singh
Jennifer Baltzer of Wilfrid Laurier University conducts field research in Canada's boreal forest to study how the permafrost is changing and the consequences for the larger climate system. (Angela Gzowski/Wilfrid Laurier University)

"The study effectively warns that the planet already left a safe climate state when it passed 1 C of global warming." . . ." But current policies are actually set to result in about 2.6 C of warming. "

Sept. 11, 2022

2 of the tipping points at highest risk are in Canada

Current rates of global warming have already moved the world perilously close to several tipping points that could send key global weather systems into irreversible collapse, a significant study from Europe has found.

10/09/22
Author: 
Denise Chow
An early rising sport fisherman motors over calm seas on his way to striped bass fishing grounds off the coast of Kennebunkport, Maine, on July 7.Robert F. Bukaty / AP

Sept. 7, 2022, 9:00 AM PDT

As climate change causes the pace of warming to accelerate, scientists are concerned about the potential consequences for marine ecosystems, sea-level rise and extreme weather.

It's not just land seeing record heat waves.

Ocean waters in the Northern Hemisphere have been unusually warm in recent weeks, with parts of the North Atlantic and northern Pacific undergoing particularly intense marine heat waves.

07/09/22
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Glaciers are seen as ice floes melt in Antarctica on February 7, 2022. (Photo: Sebnem Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Sept. 6. 2022

"Just a small kick to Thwaites could lead to a big response," warned the lead author of an alarming new analysis.

New research unveiled Monday suggests that the West Antarctic Thwaites Glacier—an enormous ice mass with the potential to trigger catastrophic sea level rise—could retreat far more quickly in the coming years than scientists previously anticipated as fossil fuel-driven planetary warming continues to accelerate.

30/08/22
Author: 
Damien Gayle
Scientists for Extinction Rebellion demonstrate outside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in London. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP/Getty Images

Aug. 29, 2022

An article in the Nature Climate Change journal argues that non-violent direct action taken by experts is effective

Scientists should commit acts of civil disobedience to show the public how seriously they regard the threat posed by the climate crisis, a group of leading scientists has argued.

“Civil disobedience by scientists has the potential to cut through the myriad complexities and confusion surrounding the climate crisis,” the researchers wrote in an article, published in the scientific journal Nature Climate Change on Monday.

17/08/22
Author: 
Bruce Melton

Climate change is killing giant sequoias in numbers that portend ecological disaster unless radical action is taken to reverse the impacts of the climate crisis. Sequoias, once deemed “unburnable,” began to be widely destroyed by fire in 2015, and then in 2020 and 2021, California fires tripled in area covered.

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