According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world’s sea levels are poised to rise dramatically in the future — as much as 200 feet (60 meters) in some parts. China’s coastlines are considered to be among the most vulnerable areas, as conveyed by these rather disturbing maps.
The Central Intelligence Agency has announced that it’s closing down MADEA, a decades-old research program that shared classified information with scientists to study how climate change might exacerbate global security risks. »
Drought and extreme heat may significantly increase the risk of power shortages in the Western U.S. unless its utilities adopt “climate-proofing” measures, according to new research.
Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf, which has existed for at least 10,000 years, will likely crumble completely away before the end of this decade, according to a new NASA study. “Although it’s fascinating scientifically,” says JPL researcher Khazendar, who led the investigation, “it’s bad news for our planet.” »
Results published this week by NOAA indicate that the monthly global average concentration of CO2 surpassed 400 parts per million in March 2015—the first time since recordkeeping began in 1959 that the monthly average has exceeded that level worldwide. »
Earlier today, Pope Francis met with the UN Secretary-General to share his concerns about climate change — a meeting that did not go unnoticed by the Heartland Institute, a right-wing American organization known for its global warming skepticism. »
Currents in the Atlantic Ocean are slowing to dangerous levels. The Gulf Stream system is now weaker than at any time before 1901, likely due to global warming. Climate scientists warn that waning circulation could dramatically change weather in Europe, cause sea level rise along the U.S. East Coast, and impact marine… »
The climate figures for February are out, and it doesn't look good. According to a new NOAA report, global average temperature over both land and ocean surfaces for February was the second highest for the month since recordkeeping began. What's more, we just experienced the warmest year-to-date (Jan-Feb) on record. »
Despite snowpocalypse, NASA reports that last month was "the second-hottest February on record, which makes March 2014–February 2015 the hottest 12 months on record." The previous hottest 12-month period record-holder, was, of course, February 2014-January 2015. See you in hell, everybody! »
Scientists have verified that the rate of freshwater being released into the Gulf of Alaska is approximately 1.5 times the amount being dumped by the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico each year. Disturbingly, half of this water is coming from the melting of glaciers and snow. »
New documents obtained by Greenpeace via freedom of information filings show that a leading climate change denier, Wei-Hock Soon, known as Willie, allegedly accepted $1.2 million over the past 14 years from energy companies and additionally failed to report conflicts of interest in his own research. »
A new analysis shows that the northeast corner of what is now the United States was slammed by at least 23 severe hurricanes from the years 250 to 1150, many of them reaching category 3 and 4 status. Researchers say these hurricanes, which formed in relatively warm seas, could be a harbinger of things to come. »
There are over 400 coastal dead zones around the world, regions so poor in dissolved oxygen that marine life can't survive during the summer months. And it looks like these dead zones will be getting worse in the next few decades — in terms of both size and number. »
Survey results published Thursday by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Academy for the Advancement of Science indicate most Americans hold science in high esteem, while revealing huge opinion gaps between scientists and the general public over issues like GMOs and anthropogenic climate change. »