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In climate-related news from the past week: From Reuters: “Scientists amazed as Canadian permafrost thaws 70 years early.” Excerpts: Permafrost at outposts in the Canadian Arctic is thawing 70 years earlier than predicted, an expedition has discovered, in the latest sign that the global climate crisis is accelerating even faster... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
From USA Today: “End of civilization: climate change apocalypse could start by 2050 if we don't act, report warns.” Excerpts: A chilling Australian policy paper outlining a Doomsday scenario for humans if we don’t start dealing with climate change suggests that by 2050 we could see irreversible damage to global... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
In climate-related news: From NBC News: “Carbon dioxide hits a level not seen for 3 million years. Here's what that means for climate change — and humanity.” Excerpts: In the latest bit of bad news for a planet beset by climate change, the concentration of carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
In climate-related news: From New Scientist: “Some UK coastal communities may have to move because of climate change.” Excerpts: Some coastal communities around the UK may have to eventually be moved because of the scale of flooding that climate change threatens to bring, the Environment Agency has warned. In a... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
In climate-related news: From CarbonBrief: “State of the climate: Heat across Earth’s surface and oceans mark early 2019.” Excerpts: Global surface temperatures in 2019 are on track to be either the second or third warmest since records began in the mid-1800s, behind only 2016 and possibly 2017. On top of... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
In the latest round-up of climate-related news: From Deutsche Welle: “German forest fire risk spikes amid high temperatures, drought.” Excerpts: Sun and warmth might seem like the perfect weather for Easter. But experts warn that Germany is far too dry, almost everywhere in the country. Normally, the lucrative cash crop... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
In climate-related news from the past few days: From Reuters: “Climate change targets are slipping out of reach.” Excerpts: For all the commentary around a transition to a clean energy system, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is still continuing to rise rapidly and shows no sign... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
In climate-related news: From Inside Climate News: “Global Warming Is Pushing Arctic Toward ‘Unprecedented State,’ Research Shows.” Excerpts: Global warming is transforming the Arctic, and the changes have rippled so widely that the entire biophysical system is shifting toward an "unprecedented state," an international team of researchers concludes in a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
Here is today’s climate-related news: From USA Today: “Earth's carbon dioxide levels highest in 3 million years, study says.” Excerpts: Carbon dioxide – the gas scientists say is most responsible for global warming – has reached levels in our atmosphere not seen in 3 million years, scientists announced this week... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
In climate-related news: From CBC: “Canada warming at twice the global rate, leaked report finds.” Excerpts: Canada is, on average, experiencing warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, with Northern Canada heating up at almost three times the global average, according to a new government report.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
In climate-related news: From the BBC: “Climate change: Global impacts 'accelerating' - WMO” Excerpts: The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) says that the physical and financial impacts of global warming are accelerating. Record greenhouse gas levels are driving temperatures to "increasingly dangerous levels", it says. Their report comes in the same... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
In climate news, a really big and disturbing story today: From the Washington Post: “In blow to climate, coal plants emitted more than ever in 2018.” Excerpts: Subhead: “'We are headed for disaster, and nobody seems to be able to slow things down,’ a Stanford University professor said.” Global energy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
In today's climate news round-up: From UPI: "Study: Thawing alpine permafrost a stealth source of CO2." Excerpts: As alpine permafrost thaws, new sources of decaying organic matter become available to CO2-emitting microbes. Climate scientists and their models may be underestimating this stealthy source of carbon dioxide, according to a new... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
Today's round-up of climate news: From the New York Times: "Amid 19-Year Drought, States Sign Deal to Conserve Colorado River Water." Excerpts: The water is saved, for now. Seven Western states have agreed on a plan to manage the Colorado River amid a 19-year drought, voluntarily cutting their water use... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
Today's round-up of climate news: In the Guardian: "England could run short of water within 25 years." Excerpts: England is set to run short of water within 25 years, the chief executive of the Environment Agency has warned. The country is facing the ‘‘jaws of death”, Sir James Bevan said,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
It seems almost weekly there is new scientific research documenting the harm we are doing to planet Earth. At the same time, the corporate sector ignores these warnings and continues on with business as usual. There is a huge gap between what we know about the risks to our climate... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2019 at Climate Disconnect
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