Climate Science

Robin McKie
Record high temperatures and extreme weather events are being recorded around the world. Photograph: Ian Logan/Getty Images

July 30, 2022

Blistering heatwaves are just the start. We must accept how bad things are before we can head off global catastrophe, according to a leading UK scientist

The publication of Bill McGuire’s latest book, Hothouse Earth, could not be more timely. Appearing in the shops this week, it will be perused by sweltering customers who have just endured record high temperatures across the UK and now face the prospect of weeks of drought to add to their discomfort.

Robert Hunziker
Image - earth "ENOUGH"

Mar. 25, 2022

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), in many respects, is a Delphic institution whose reports are a function of political discretion as it provides justification for nation/state policies that are seldom fulfilled, e.g., only a handful of the 193 signatory nations to Paris ’15 have met commitments. This scandalous outright failure at a dicey time for the climate system only serves to hasten loss of stability and integrity of the planet’s most important ecosystems.

Bob Weber
The sun sets over Lake Superior at Pukaskwa National Park, south of Marathon, Ont., on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2016. New research shows Canadian lakes are in hot water over climate change. File photo by The Canadian Press/Colin Perkel

July 20, 2022

Canadian lakes are in hot water over climate change, a new research survey has concluded.

"Canadian lakes are warming twice as fast as the rest of the lakes globally," said York University biologist Sapna Sharma, a co-author of a paper published in the journal Bioscience.

Sharma and her colleagues pored over 143 studies from around the world to try to summarize how climate change is affecting the globe's 100 million lakes.

Claudia Kemfert, Fabian Präger, Isabell Braunger, Franziska M. Hoffart & Hanna Brauers

[Web page editor: "Super quotable right through with quantified science arguments against LNG esp should be great ammo; should be sent to every mp and mla demanding a reply" - a comment by Bill Henderson on the Landwatch List]

David Spratt
Teaser photo credit: Plenary session of the COP21 adopting the Paris Agreement in 2015. By UNclimatechange from Bonn, Germany – they did it!, CC BY 2.0,

Jun 10, 2022

originally published by Climate Code Red

World-leading economists have blown a hole right through the middle of the main tool used to produce the net-zero scenarios embraced by climate policymakers.

Damian Carrington
Data shows the North Barents Sea is the fastest warming place known on Earth. Photograph: Alister Doyle/Reuters

Jun 15, 2022

Temperatures in the Barents Sea region are ‘off the scale’ and may affect extreme weather in the US and Europe

New data has revealed extraordinary rates of global heating in the Arctic, up to seven times faster than the global average.

Henry Fountain
The Mauna Loa Atmospheric Baseline Observatory in Hawaii began measuring the amount of carbon in the atmosphere in 1958.Credit...Susan Cobb/NOAA

June 3, 2022

Humans pumped 36 billion tons of the planet-warming gas into the atmosphere in 2021, more than in any previous year. It comes from burning oil, gas and coal.

The amount of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere broke a record in May, continuing its relentless climb, scientists said Friday. It is now 50 percent higher than the preindustrial average, before humans began the widespread burning of oil, gas and coal in the late 19th century.


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