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Emma Pattee
Marty Hoffert: ‘It never actually occurred to me that this was going to become a political problem.’ Photograph: Zack Wittman/The Guardian

2 Jul 2021

Experts’ discoveries lie at the heart of two dozen lawsuits that hope to hold the industry accountable for devastating damage

The Energy Mix
New Orleans flood - Hunter King/Twitter

June 25, 2021

Dangerous climate thresholds that will fundamentally reshape life on Earth “are closer than once thought” and will create unavoidable, dire consequences in the short term, even if humanity gets greenhouse gases under control, according to a leaked draft of an upcoming United Nations science report obtained earlier this week by Agence France-Presse.

Maanvi Singh
A section of Lake Oroville that is normally underwater lies dry and cracked under the California sun. Photograph: Aude Guerrucci/Reuters

18 Jun 2021 

Researchers had long forewarned of this crisis and now they’re seeing their studies and models become real life

The heatwave gripping the US west is simultaneously breaking hundreds of temperature records, exacerbating a historic drought and priming the landscape for a summer and fall of extreme wildfire.

Victoria Bekiempis
The sun rises over a neighborhood in Encinitas, California, amid a heatwave last year. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

June 17, 2021

Scientists from agency and Noaa say Earth’s ‘energy imbalance’ roughly doubled from 2005 to 2019 in ‘alarming’ way

The Earth is trapping nearly twice as much heat as it did in 2005, according to new research, described as an “unprecedented” increase amid the climate crisis.

Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
 Burger - Canadian fast-food chain A&W — like many other major food companies — recently announced it will help ranchers supplying it to farm using more sustainable "regenerative" techniques. Photo by Marc Fawcett-Atkinson
June 18th 2021

International food giants are reinventing how they grow — and market — food in a bid to convince eco-conscious consumers their products are environmentally friendly.

Carl Meyer
File photo of Parliament Hill in 2017. Photo by Alex Tétreault

May 28th 2021

A House of Commons committee descended into a tornado of confusion this week as it tried to approve amendments to the government’s net-zero emissions bill.

David Shukman Science editor
Boats on dry beach - REUTERS

May 27, 2021

It's becoming more likely that a key global temperature limit will be reached in one of the next five years.

A major study says by 2025 there's a 40% chance of at least one year being 1.5C hotter than the pre-industrial level.

That's the lower of two temperature limits set by the Paris Agreement on climate change.

Barry Saxifrage
Despite numerous climate summits, the CO2 in our atmosphere continues to climb. Photo by Andrea Booher/FEMA/Wikimedia Commons

April 26th 2021

“Whatever our world leaders are 'doing' to reduce emissions, they are doing it wrong … Our political leaders have failed us … We have to understand what the older generation has dealt to us, what mess they have created that we have to clean up and live with.” — Greta Thunberg

The primary force overheating our planet, destabilizing our climate, and acidifying our oceans is the CO2 humans are dumping into the atmosphere.

Ian Austen and Christopher Flavelle
An iceberg off Cape Dorset, an Inuit community in Nunavut, Canada. There is growing evidence that Nunavut’s glaciers are shrinking, in part due to iceberg calving as a result of climate change.Credit...Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

April 21, 2021

Canada is the only G7 nation whose greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the Paris Agreement. The main reason: its oil sands.

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada will arrive for President Biden’s climate summit on Thursday with an outsize reputation for being a warrior in the global fight against climate change.


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