2016, a possible point of no return

atmospheric carbon dioxide failed to drop below 400 parts per million – long been considered a point of no return for the atmosphere by scientists. 2016 was a milestone year in the continued warming of the planet. From unstable agriculture to the drought in California to melting ice sheets to extreme weather events and heat waves, climate change has disrupted virtually every corner of the world. It’s impossible to exhaustively. . . CONTINUE

The Arctic is freakishly hot right now

This map shows temperature departures from average. Areas in bright red indicate temperatures of up to 36° hotter than normal. Siberia in pink is abt. 35 degrees below normal.   rawstory.com, DAVID FERGUSON, 11-18-2016 36 degrees above normal Scientists studying Arctic weather patterns say that the region at the top of the world is freakishly hot for this time of year – a whopping 36 degrees F (20 degrees C). . . CONTINUE

Sea Levels in the Northeast Rose 4-5 Inches In Just 2 Years

TWO-YEAR-LONG sea level rise along N.J. coast an ‘EXTREME’ EVENT, study says. Increased about 12-INCHES over the last 100 years Peter Slovinsky of the Maine Geological Survey has been tracking sea levels for years. He said when considering the sea level has increased about 12-inches over the last 100 years, a five-inch jump in just two years gets your attention. “We had sea levels in the months of December, January,. . . CONTINUE

Sudden Climate Changes, Extreme Global Warming

An Earth history of sudden global climate changes. What the scientists found was surprising and unnerving. They had known from previous ice core and ocean sediment core data that Earth’s climate had fluctuated significantly in the past. But what astonished them was the rapidity with which these changes occurred. Ocean and lake sediment data from places such as California, Venezuela, and Antarctica have confirmed that these sudden climate changes affected. . . CONTINUE

corporations: catastrophe, rather than admit global warming

A 2010 study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences surveyed more than 1,300 most cited and published climate scientists and found that 97 percent of them said climate change was a human-made problem. Koch-Funded Heritage Institute Developing Anti-Global Warming Curriculum for Elementary Schools Dr. David Wojick, a coal-industry consultant, is developing the curriculum for $100,000 a year. Wojick is not a climate scientist – his doctorate is. . . CONTINUE

EPA finally acts on 21 year old Coal law

By Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY 12/21/2011 The Environmental Protection Agency released far-reaching air pollution regulations Wednesday, 21 years after they were first mandated by Congress and six days after they were signed by the agency. The rules require coal- and oil-fired power plants to lower emissions of 84 different toxic chemicals to levels no higher than those emitted by the cleanest 12% of plants. Companies have three years to achieve. . . CONTINUE

Arctic 38 degrees above normal in January!

By Stephen Leahy; UXBRIDGE, Canada, Feb. 1st, 2011 (IPS) melting sea ice is now locked into a death spiral. “The changes in the Arctic are now irreversible” Arctic Defrost Dumping Snow on U.S. and Europe By Stephen Leahy; UXBRIDGE, Canada, Jan 28, 2011 (IPS) The world’s northern freezer is on rapid defrost as large volumes of warm water are pouring into the Arctic Ocean, speeding the melt of sea ice,. . . CONTINUE

Nuclear Reactors, Dams at Risk Due to Global Warming

Christine Dell’Amore; National Geographic News; February 26, 2010 This story is part of a special series that explores the global water crisis. For more clean water news, photos, and information, visit National Geographic’s Freshwater Web site. As climate change throws Earth’s water cycle off-kilter, the world’s energy infrastructure may end up in hot water, experts say.

Why Global Warming Can Mean Harsher Winter Weather

Scientists look at the big picture, not today’s weather, to see the impact of climate change February 25, 2009; Scientific American; Earth Talk Don’t all these huge snow and ice storms across the country mean that the globe isn’t really warming? I’ve never seen such a winter! — Mark Franklin, Helena, MT “Warmer temperatures in the winter of 2006 caused Lake Erie to not freeze for the first time in. . . CONTINUE

American oil is pumping Global Warming denials world-wide

Climate Change Deniers Without Borders American oil money is pumping up climate change skeptics abroad. Could they kneecap a post-Copenhagen accord? By Josh Harkinson, Tue Dec. 22, 2009 3:59 AM PST Writing two weeks ago in Poland’s most popular tabloid, the Super Express, an economic analyst named Tomasz Teluk [funded by ExxonMobil] claimed that a potential climate agreement in Copenhagen might double Poles’ electricity bills, hobble his coal-dependent country, and. . . CONTINUE

IOM: Climate change to force 1 billion people to migrate

Wednesday, Dec 09, 2009; Copenhagen: International Organisation for Migration (IOM) report Climate change and environmental degradation will force as many as one billion people to migrate over the next four decades to southeast Asia, central America and parts of west Africa, world’s leading migration agency has said. Small island states have already disappeared under water forcing international migration. Elsewhere, large numbers of displaced people have moved to already-crowded cities, putting. . . CONTINUE

‘Scary’ climate message from past

Saturday, 10 October 2009 13:02 UK; By Richard Black; Environment correspondent, BBC News website A new historical record of carbon dioxide levels suggests current political targets on climate may be “playing with fire”, scientists say. Researchers used ocean sediments to plot CO2 levels back 20 million years. Levels similar to those now commonly regarded as adequate to tackle climate change were associated with sea levels 80 feet to 130 feet. . . CONTINUE

the World Bank urges climate action now

Bank urges climate ‘action now’ Tuesday, 15 September 2009 By Richard Black, Environment correspondent, BBC News website Climate change will be a serious barrier to growth in poorer nations and must be curbed, says the World Bank. The bank’s World Development Report (WDR) urges a rapid scaling-up of spending on clean energy research and protection for poorer countries. Even a warming of 2C (3.6F) – the G8’s target – could. . . CONTINUE