Climate Science

Compiled by The Energy Mix staff
Suncor refinery - Max and Dee Bernt/Flickr

May 20, 2024

As atmospheric carbon dioxide levels surge at unprecedented rates, a study suggests some countries may ramp up fossil fuel production by 2050, banking on unproven carbon removal plans and risking net-zero failure.

Primary Author: Compiled by Gaye Taylor
 Sea wall - Michael Kalus/flickr

May 16, 2024

As scientists track a “very abnormal and unprecedented” rate of sea level rise around the Gulf of Mexico, coastal communities in Canada are reacting to the threat of their own rising tides.

Experts warn that by 2030, 295,000 Canadians will face annual flood risks, with homes and neighbourhoods in British Columbia, the Northwest Territories, and Nova Scotia at highest risk.

Olivia Rosane
A fossil fuel plant releases air and climate pollution into the atmosphere. (Photo: rmitsch/Getty Images)

May 10, 2024 

'Sad What We Are Doing': Global CO2 Increase Sets New All-Time Record

"I'd make this the lead story in every paper and newscast on the planet," said Bill McKibben. "If we don't understand the depth of the climate crisis, we will not act in time."

The average monthly concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere jumped by a record 4.7 parts per million between March 2023 and March 2024, according to new data from NOAA's Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii.

Climate and Capitalism

Apr. 5, 2024

Atmospheric CO2 is now more than 50% higher than pre-industrial levels

Levels of the three most important human-caused greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide (CO2), methane and nitrous oxide – continued their steady climb during 2023, according to  the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

While the rise in the three heat-trapping gases recorded in air samples in 2023 was not quite as high as the record jumps observed in recent years, they were in line with the steep increases observed during the past decade.

Oliver Milman
A young woman protects herself from the sun in São Paulo, Brazil, on 14 November 2023. Photograph: Sebastião Moreira/EPA

Apr. 6, 2024

Global concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide climbed to unseen levels in 2023, underlining climate crisis

The levels of the three most important heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere reached new record highs again last year, US scientists have confirmed, underlining the escalating challenge posed by the climate crisis.

Robert Hunziker
Image by Annie Spratt.

Mar. 15,2024

Facing recently conducted an interview about spooky new developments in Greenland. The ice sheet is cascading/gushing at unheard of rates never dreamed possible at this stage of global warming, or at any stage for that matter.

Angela Giuffrida
Crickets: The market for edible insects in Europe is forecast to reach €2.7bn (£2.3bn) by 2030. Photograph: Gary Calton/The Guardian

Jan. 31, 2024

Italy gives go-ahead to insect flour for human use

Nutrinsect defies Italian food purists with cricket flour that can be incorporated into range of foods

A company that produces flour made from crickets has become the first in Italy to be given the green light to sell food made from insects for human consumption, defying Italian food purists and even a government attempt to curb its use.


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