Climate Science

02/02/24
Author: 
Brian Melley
Environmental activist Greta Thunberg arrives at Westminster Magistrates Court in London, on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Feb. 1, 2024

LONDON (AP) — Climate activist Greta Thunberg spoke defiantly about her mission outside court Thursday on the first day of her trial for refusing to leave a protest that blocked the entrance to a major oil and gas industry conference in London last year.

01/02/24
Author: 
Marc Lopatin
HSBC building

Feb. 1, 2024

Last month, global bank HSBC was accused of duping the public for helping to raise £37 billion for companies investing in new oil and gas fields. It shines an urgent light on why meaningful climate action remains largely illusionary.

26/01/24
Author: 
Delger Erdenesanaa and Mira Rojanasakul

Jan. 24, 2024

Data from more than 1,000 aquifers reveal widespread decline, but improvement in some places shows the trend can be reversed.

An investigation into nearly 1,700 aquifers across more than 40 countries found that groundwater levels in almost half have fallen since 2000. Only about 7 percent of the aquifers surveyed had groundwater levels that rose over that same time period.

The new study is one of the first to compile data from monitoring wells around the world to try and construct a global picture of groundwater levels in fine detail.

23/01/24
Author: 
Tyne Logan
The Statue of Liberty was covered in haze and smoke caused by wildfires in Canada.(REUTERS: Amr Alfiky)

"When it comes to the impact on the climate, Dr Canadell says these fire emissions — though significant — are barely a blip on the radar compared with the decades of accumulated emissions caused by the fossil fuel industry."

Jan. 21, 2024

Just six days in to the northern hemisphere summer of 2023, the skyline in New York City was stained in a sepia smoke haze.

It was streaming from across the border, where, what became Canada's most widespread fires in history, were raging.

And the fires did not let up for months.

20/01/24
Author: 
Adam Morton & Graham Readfearn
This complex mixture of different types of Antarctic sea ice was photographed on Oct. 13, 2012, in the Bellingshausen Sea with the Digital Mapping System (DMS) onboard NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory. Photo by NASA/Digital Mapping System

Jan. 19, 2024

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

20/01/24
Author: 
Dharna Noor
Michael Mann is a climatologist at the University of Pennsylvania. Climate skeptics linked to the billionaire Charles Koch have campaigned against him. Photograph: Jessica Hromas/The Guardian

Jan. 17, 2024

Michael Mann alleges, in lawsuit first brought in 2012, that attacks on his work by climate denialists amount to defamation

A lawsuit first instituted over 10 years ago, brought by an esteemed climate scientist over alleged defamation by a rightwing blogger and an analyst, goes to trial this week.

20/01/24
Author: 
Louise Boyle Senior Climate Correspondent
Climate misinformation is mutating on YouTube – and the platform is profiting

Jan. 16, 2024

Researchers analysed thousands of hours of YouTube content from the past six years and found that ‘old’ climate change denial is giving way to a new type of misleading content intended to muddy the waters

Climate misinformation is rapidly mutating across social media, allowing nefarious actors to skirt restrictions and continue to profit, according to a new report.

20/01/24
Author: 
Carl Meyer
Internal government documents show that pipeline company TC Energy pressured the federal government to ignore a growing form of fossil fuel activity in Canada in one of its key climate policies, at a time when the country is already struggling to meet its emissions reduction goals. Photo: Marty Clemens / The Narwhal

Jan. 17, 2024

Internal government memos show TC Energy lobbied for carveouts exempting methane and LNG plants from one of Canada’s key climate policies targeting the oil and gas industry

One of Canada’s largest pipeline operators lobbied the federal government to exclude two major sources of carbon pollution from its emissions cap for the oil and gas sector.

16/01/24
Author: 
Oliver Milman
Flooded streets after hurricane Idalia. Photo by CityofStPete/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0 Deed)

Jan. 16, 2024

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

The internationally agreed threshold to prevent the Earth from spiralling into a new superheated era will be “passed for all practical purposes” during 2024, the man known as the godfather of climate science has warned.

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