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'Drastic' Antarctic melt could double global sea-level rise

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2016 08:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Global sea levels could rise by more than double the current best estimate, according to a new analysis of climate change in Antarctica.

Pacific ocean now warming 15 times faster than in past 10,000 years

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2013 02:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A study finds the ocean is taking in heat at the most rapid rate in thousands of years, yet another indicator of global warming.

Global warming led to dwarfism in mammals

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Mammal body size decreased significantly during at least two ancient global warming events.

Top climate scientists ask environmentalists to support nuclear power in climate battle

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2013 01:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Some of the world’s top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won’t be enough to head off extreme global warming.

Concentrations of warming gases break record

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2013 02:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The levels of gases in the atmosphere that drive global warming increased to a record high in 2012.

First sign that humanity is slowing its carbon surge

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2013 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The ever-faster rise of carbon emissions worldwide slackened in 2012, and that might signal a lasting trend

Ozone chemicals ban linked to global warming 'pause'

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2013 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study suggests that the ban on ozone depleting chemicals may have also impacted the rise in global temperatures.

Can Marine Life Survive More Acid Oceans?

Posted in Science on 11th Nov, 2013 11:34 PM
by AlexMuller
As the seas absorb more carbon dioxide, their pH drops.

Solar Activity Playing a Minimal Role in Global Warming

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Changes in solar activity have contributed no more than 10 per cent to global warming in the twentieth century.

Volcano discovery hints at fire below ice in Antarctica

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2013 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
A volcano may be stirring more than a half mile beneath a major ice sheet in Antarctica, raising the possibility of faster base melting that could ultimately affect climate.

Last minute deal saves fractious UN climate talks

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2013 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
UN climate talks in Poland have ended with delegates reaching a compromise on how to fight global warming.

Even If Emissions Stop, Carbon Dioxide Could Warm Earth for Centuries

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2013 02:04 AM
by AlexMuller
The carbon dioxide already in Earth's atmosphere could continue to warm our planet for hundreds of years.

Panel Says Global Warming Carries Risk of Deep Changes

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2013 01:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Global warming poses a risk of rapid collapse of polar sea ice, the potential for a mass extinction of plant and animal life and the threat of immense dead zones in the ocean.

Who should be allowed to engineer our climate?

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2013 02:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Geoengineering could be the silver bullet in fighting climate change, or the start of something even worse.

Newly discovered greenhouse gas '7,000 times more powerful than CO2'

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2013 11:29 PM
by AlexMuller
Perfluorotributylamine is an unregulated, long-living industrial chemical that breaks all records for potential climate impacts.

ESA's Cryosat mission detects continued West Antarctic ice loss

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2013 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
West Antarctica continues to lose ice to the ocean and this loss appears to be accelerating, according to new data from Europe's Cryosat spacecraft.

Global Warming: 4 Degree Rise Will End Vegetation Carbon Sink

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2013 03:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Carbon will spend increasingly less time in vegetation as the negative impacts of climate change take their toll.

'Massive' reservoir of melt water found under Greenland ice

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2013 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The aquifer, which covers an area the size of Ireland, could yield important clues to sea level rise.

Billion dollar climate denial network exposed

Posted in Business on 24th Dec, 2013 03:58 AM
by AlexMuller
A network of 91 think tanks and industry groups are primarily responsible.

Solution to cloud riddle reveals hotter future

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by 2100 and potentially more than 8°C by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced.

Geoengineering plan could have 'unintended' side effect

Posted in Science on 9th Jan, 2014 01:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Attempts to reverse the impacts of global warming by injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere could make matters worse, say researchers.

Giant Antarctic glacier beyond point of no return, research says

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier, one of the biggest single contributors to world sea-level rise, is melting irreversibly.

Climate Engineering: What does the public think?

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Some scientists think that climate engineering approaches will be required to combat the inexorable rise in atmospheric CO2 due to the burning of fossil fuels.

Seafloor Marine Life Face Major Threat from Climate Change

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Creatures which live deep beneath the ocean surface are likely to be badly hit by climate change over the next century, a new study says.

EU outlines 2030 climate goals

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2014 03:46 AM
by AlexMuller
The European Commission has outlined its plans for climate and energy policy until 2030.

Climate change 'could be making fish smaller'

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2014 11:41 PM
by AlexMuller
A decline in the length of fish in the North Sea could be linked to climate change, according to researchers.

Want to cut Arctic warming in half? Curb emissions now

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Global warming is changing the Arctic so quickly that experts say we should expect an ice-free Arctic Ocean in the summer within just a few decades.

Adapting to Sea Level Rise Could Save Trillions by 2100

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2014 03:07 AM
by AlexMuller
Coasts are home to more than 1 billion people across the globe and up 310 million of those live in a 100-year floodplain. $11 trillion in assets also sit below the 100-year flood mark.

Climate change means more wildfires, and more air pollution

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Wildfires not only jeopardize lives and property. They also cause air pollution, from planet-warming carbon dioxide to health-endangering soot and nitrogen oxides.

Met Office: Evidence 'suggests climate change link to storms'

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2014 10:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Climate change is likely to be a factor in the extreme weather that has hit much of the UK in recent months, the Met Office's chief scientist has said.

Unprecedented trade wind strength is shifting global warming to the oceans, but for how much longer?

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2014 11:25 PM
by AlexMuller
New research attributes the surface warming slowdown to accelerating trade winds mixing more heat into the oceans.

Carbon dioxide from exhaust fumes used to make new chemicals

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2014 04:45 AM
by AlexMuller
To effectively combat global warming, some argue that we will need to remove CO2 already present in the atmosphere.

Volcanoes are slowing down the warming of the atmosphere

Posted in Science on 26th Feb, 2014 04:43 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study study casts light on the impact of small volcanoes on the Earth's climate and global warming.

Smell of forest pine can limit climate change

Posted in Science on 1st Mar, 2014 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
New research suggests a strong link between the powerful smell of pine trees and climate change.

Europe-wide flood losses to 'increase four fold' by 2050

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
According to the most accurate model yet developed, flood damage losses across Europe are expected to increase four fold by 2050.

Global Warming Slows Antarctica's Coldest Currents

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2014 02:35 AM
by AlexMuller
The deep, salty currents that carry oxygen and nutrients to the ocean depths have been disappearing over the past few decades.

New catalyst could lead to cleaner energy

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2014 12:46 AM
by AlexMuller
MIT chemists devise a reaction that traps carbon dioxide and turns it into something useful.

Why Earth remains capable of supporting life despite CO2 greenhouse gas emissions

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2014 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
“Fresh” rock pushed to the surface via mountain formation effectively acts as a kind of sponge, soaking up the greenhouse gas CO2.

Scientists to climate change skeptics: Get real

Posted in Science on 27th Mar, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
Much of the extreme weather that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe and the Pacific region last year can be blamed on human-induced climate change:

Methane emissions expected to soar as Earth warms

Posted in Science on 30th Mar, 2014 01:46 AM
by AlexMuller
Methane, already the third most abundant greenhouse gas, has roughly 30 times the heat-trapping potency of CO2.

Climate inaction to be 'catastrophe'

Posted in Business on 1st Apr, 2014 01:39 AM
by AlexMuller
The costs of inaction on climate change will be "catastrophic", according to US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Earth has a fever, but the heat is sloshing into the oceans

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2014 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study finds that surface temperatures are a poor measurement of global warming, which continues undeterred.

World 'needs Plan B' on climate change

Posted in Science on 9th Apr, 2014 04:13 AM
by AlexMuller
The world needs a Plan B on climate change because politicians are failing to reduce carbon emissions, according to a UN report.

Carbon Dioxide Levels Climb Into Uncharted Territory for Humans

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The amount of CO2 in the atmosphere has exceeded 402 parts per million, which is higher than at any time in at least the past 800,000 years.

Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty.

EU green light for UK carbon capture and storage project

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2014 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
A UK project to capture CO2 and bury it under the North Sea looks set to receive a 300m-euro boost from the EU.

Greenland’s icecap losing stability

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2014 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Greenland is losing ice from part of its territory at an accelerating rate, suggesting that the edges of the entire ice cap may be unstable.

Storing Greenhouse Gases by Petrifying Them

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2014 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon dioxide injected into a geothermal reservoir would be stored permanently by turning into rock.

Climate simulation links winter floods to global warming

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2014 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
When January rainfall was double the expected over wide areas, many people made cautious links between such extreme weather and global climate change.

Polar Bears Are Not Alone: Climate Change Threatens Biodiversity Worldwide

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2014 12:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Climate change's impact on biodiversity will be severe in other regions of the world, not just in the popularly cited polar ice caps.

Climate change may worsen summertime ozone pollution

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2014 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Americans face 70 percent increase in unhealthy ozone levels by 2050.

Humans caused nearly 90 percent of sea level rise

Posted in Science on 20th May, 2014 06:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Human generated emissions are largely responsible for warming the top layer of the ocean over the past four decades, causing water to expand and sea level to rise.

Last Month Tied for Globe’s Hottest April

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2014 07:17 PM
by AlexMuller
This past April tied 2010 for the hottest April on record according to a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Climate disputes have little effect on the public, says study

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2014 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have tracked how media coverage can affect levels of public interest in climate science by comparing volumes of searches.

Americans care about 'global warming', but not 'climate change'

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2014 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Yale researchers have found that the two terms, often used interchangeably, generate very different responses.

Climate change to boost summer flash floods, says study

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2014 01:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Global warming will lead to a significant increase in extreme summer downpours in the UK, a study suggests.

The US government announces its strongest action against climate change to date

Posted in Business on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
The Obama administration wants to cut carbon pollution by 30 percent within the next 16 years.

Link between climate and ocean currents over 6 million years

Posted in Science on 13th Jun, 2014 01:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered a relationship between climate change and ocean currents over the past six million years after analyzing an area of the Atlantic.

Doubling of Antarctic ice loss revealed by European satellite

Posted in Science on 15th Jun, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Continent shedding 160 billion tonnes a year, CryoSat-2 shows, just days after warning over western ice sheet's collapse

Earth Has Its Warmest May on Record Globally, Spring Could Be Warmest

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2014 04:19 AM
by AlexMuller
May was the warmest such month on record for the planet.

Hurdles for attempting to reduce excess carbon or feed the people

Posted in Business on 24th Jun, 2014 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Ocean iron fertilization helps restore fish populations and captures excess carbon from the atmosphere.

Warming threat to emperor penguins

Posted in Science on 1st Jul, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Climate change is likely to cut Antarctica's 600,000-strong emperor penguin population by at least a fifth by 2100, a study suggests.

Carbon neutrality has failed

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Now our only way out of global warming is to go carbon negative:

Stopping harmful climate change could be surprisingly cheap

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2014 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Governments have agreed to limit global warming to 2°C, because more than that may be impossible to adapt to.

Want to limit global warming? Bring cash

Posted in Business on 10th Jul, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Any effort to limit global warming to 2ºC will require deep investment in low-carbon research and development, a new assessment warns.

Climate Change Skeptics Dumped by BBC to Create 'Balance'

Posted in Online on 12th Jul, 2014 09:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Climate change skeptics are being banned from BBC News, for fear of misinforming people.

The impacts of climate change: why global warming is bad for your health

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jul, 2014 01:47 AM
by AlexMuller
A study says heat-related deaths in Europe could reach 200,000 a year with a 3.5C temperature rise.

Sea Level Rise in the Tropical Pacific Ocean isn't Natural:

Posted in Science on 28th Jul, 2014 01:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Human Activity is to Blame.

Delaying climate action will carry heavy economic cost, White House warns

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2014 01:21 AM
by AlexMuller
The White House has warned that delaying action on climate change would carry a heavy price.

Climate Change Brings Heat Waves and Cold Snaps

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2014 03:19 AM
by AlexMuller
New research indicates that the planet will experience heat waves as well as cold snaps in the coming years.

Climate 'key driver' in European forest disturbances

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2014 11:21 PM
by AlexMuller
These disturbances have intensified considerably in recent decades.

The Trans-Arctic Internet Cable Project Made Possible by Climate Change

Posted in Hardware on 11th Aug, 2014 03:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Running a telecom cable from London to Tokyo was, for a long time, impossible: The sea route was solid ice year-round.

Rising economies 'ahead on climate'

Posted in Business on 13th Aug, 2014 02:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Four of the world's emerging economies have claimed that they are far ahead of developed countries in their efforts to slow climate change.

Recent Glacial Melt Mostly Caused By Man-Made Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists looking at glacier melt since 1851 didn't see a human fingerprint until about the middle of the 20th century.

Extreme Rainfall Is The New Normal, And We're Not Ready For It

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Heavy rains are flooding cities and towns from Nebraska to Michigan to Maine. Is the problem failing infrastructure, global warming...or both?

NASA Study Finds Arctic Ice Reduced by Half in Some Areas

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2014 01:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Springtime snow on Arctic sea ice has thinned dramatically in the last 50 years, up to about half in some areas.

Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade'

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have struggled to explain the so-called pause that began in 1999, despite ever increasing levels of CO2 in the atmosphere.

'Widespread methane leakage' from ocean floor off US coast

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2014 01:27 AM
by AlexMuller
There are concerns that these new seeps could be making a hitherto unnoticed contribution to global warming.

Prehistoric proof of climate's see-saw sensitivity

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2014 09:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Computer simulations reaching back into the Ice Age put a perspective on how even small variations in the climate system can lead to dramatic temperature change.

Antarctic coastal waters 'rising faster'

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2014 07:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting ice is fuelling sea-level rise around the coast of Antarctica, a new report in Nature Geoscience finds.

No more pause: Global warming will be non-stop from now on

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2014 11:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Once temperatures start rising again, it looks like they will keep going up without a break for the rest of the century, unless we cut our greenhouse gas emissions.

Extinctions During the Human Era is 1000 Times Worse

Posted in Science on 5th Sep, 2014 03:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Amid increasing land development and human-driven climate change, the world's species are becoming extinct 1,000 times faster than they used to.

Study Shows 'Megadrought' May Soon Hit Southwestern U.S.

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014 12:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Arizona and California are in the 15th year of the worst drought on record. But the next one could reach as far as Texas and last 35 years.

Greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate since 1984

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2014 07:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A surge in atmospheric CO2 saw levels of greenhouse gases reach record levels in 2013, according to new figures.

Climate change could leave sharks and other fish unable to hunt

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2014 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
We found that the acidification of their water disrupted the fish's ability to perceive different chemical cues, or their sense of smell

Climate change remedies 'affordable'

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 07:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Politicians will put the world economy at risk if they fail to tackle climate change, a global commission has warned.

Four Enormous Projects That Could Save Coastal Cities in Our Flooded Future

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The tides are rising. The only question that remains is how, and whether, we prepare our cities for it.

August was hottest on record worldwide, says NASA

Posted in Science on 18th Sep, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
2014 is shaping up to be an exceptionally warm year with May and June also the hottest ever.

Climate change summit: Thousands join global protests

Posted in Science on 21st Sep, 2014 10:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have been taking place around the world, with marches reported in more than 2,000 locations.

Scientists debate polar sea-ice opposites

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2014 10:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Arctic sea ice has passed its minimum summer extent, say polar experts meeting in London.

UN climate summit: China pledges emissions action

Posted in Science on 24th Sep, 2014 08:06 PM
by AlexMuller
China has pledged for the first time to take firm action on climate change, telling a UN summit that its emissions, the world's highest, would soon peak.

Human-Caused Climate Change Fueled Some of 2013's Extreme Weather

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
The planet is warming and having an impact on some of the world's weather, particularly to heat waves across the globe.

Antarctic ice melting causes shift in gravity

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Gravity, yes, gravity, is the latest victim of climate change in Antarctica. That’s the stunning conclusion announced Friday by the European Space Agency (ESA).

Different depths reveal ocean warming trends

Posted in Science on 5th Oct, 2014 10:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The deeper half of the ocean did not get measurably warmer in the last decade, but surface layers have been warming faster than we thought since the 1970s.

Analysis Reveals Global Warming Underestimated By 24% To 58%

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Oceanographers have discovered the heat content change of the Earth has been severely underestimated.

Antarctic Sea Ice Reaches New Record Maximum

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2014 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The upward trend in the Antarctic, however, is only about a third of the magnitude of the rapid loss of sea ice in the Arctic Ocean.

Ocean acidification causes US$1trn of damage a year

Posted in Science on 9th Oct, 2014 08:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Some 400 million people depend on threatened coral reefs for their livelihoods, British scientists warn at UN meeting.

Methane hot spot in US is 3x expected size:

Posted in Science on 11th Oct, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
One area in the southwestern United States is spewing vast amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, into the atmosphere far faster than expected.

Can Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere Really Work?

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A Columbia scientist and his startup think they have a plan to save the world. Now they have to convince the rest of us.

Could Climate Change Mean the End of the Seasons?

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
As climate change causes winters to warm, the world becomes more like the tropics, possibly meaning the end of the seasons as we know them, according to new research.

Sea level rise over past century unmatched in 6,000 years

Posted in Science on 14th Oct, 2014 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Research finds 20cm rise since start of 20th century, caused by global warming and the melting of polar ice, is unprecedented.

Europe emission targets 'will fail to protect climate'

Posted in Science on 20th Oct, 2014 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe’s leaders are about to consign the Earth to the risk of dangerous climate change, a UN expert says.

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
EU leaders have reached a landmark deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.

Climate change caused by ocean, not just atmosphere

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014 10:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on the amount of greenhouse gases that have been released into the atmosphere.

Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2014 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The unrestricted use of fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, a UN backed expert panel says.

Far Infrared: The New Driver Behind Arctic Warming

Posted in Science on 5th Nov, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists have identified far infrared energy as a new driver behind Arctic warming and melting sea ice in the region, according to recent research.

US and China in 'historic' greenhouse gas emissions pledge

Posted in Science on 12th Nov, 2014 07:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Climate deal would require China to build 1000 Gigawatts of Nuclear or other zero emission energy by 2030.

Are Americans Doomed To Arctic Winters?

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2014 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
It comes from the north, dragging frigid air and awful commutes like an terrible shroud over the continental United States, from the Rocky Mountains all the way to the Atlantic.

Ocean gliding robots used to study melting Antarctic sheet ice

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
The use of "ocean gliders" for conducting research in oceanic conditions not ideal for regular methods has been catching on in the scientific community.

Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.

It is clear that 2014 will end up as the warmest year on record

Posted in Science on 22nd Nov, 2014 11:36 PM
by AlexMuller
This year's heat is what scientists expect from man-made global warming. Scientists say the burning of coal, oil and gas traps heats, changing the climate.

Adjusting Earth’s thermostat, with caution

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
With so much at stake, transparency is essential. But the science of climate engineering is also widely misunderstood.

Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

Posted in Science on 26th Nov, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

Risk from extreme weather set to rise

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2014 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The risk to individuals from floods will rise more than four-fold and the drought risk will treble.

The Chinese scientific revolution aims to tackle climate change

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2014 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
While in many parts of the world funding for basic research is decreasing, in China things are different. Funding is increasing in critical scientific areas.

UN climate talks begin as global temperatures break records

Posted in Business on 1st Dec, 2014 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A key UN climate meeting in Peru has opened with negotiators attempting to advance a new global agreement.

California's drought is the worst in 1,200 years

Posted in Science on 9th Dec, 2014 08:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists warn that more hot droughts are assured as the planet continues to warm.

UN members agree to a deal at the Lima climate talks

Posted in Business on 15th Dec, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Delegates have approved a framework for setting national pledges to be submitted next year. Differences over the draft text caused the two-week talks Peru to overrun by two days.

Arctic sea ice volume holds up in 2014

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Arctic sea ice may be more resilient than many observers recognize.

Antarctic photo science archive unlocked

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2014 09:07 PM
by AlexMuller
The images have long been around, but it's only now that we've had the capability to extract the 3D data from them.

Climate change could cost U.S. coasts $1 trillion by 2100

Posted in Business on 23rd Dec, 2014 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Climate change will cost U.S. coastal areas twice what analysts had predicted, according to a new study.

UK Environment Agency: 7,000 properties to be lost to sea

Posted in Business on 29th Dec, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
An estimated 7,000 properties around England and Wales will be sacrificed to rising seas over the next century, according to the Environment Agency.

Siberian Methane Release is on the Rise

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2015 12:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are finding that more and more harmful methane gas is escaping from the region's thawing permafrost.

Most fossil fuels 'unburnable' under 2C climate target

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2015 11:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Most of the world's fossil fuel reserves will need to stay in the ground if dangerous global warming is to be avoided, modelling work suggests.

Polar bears migrate to escape effects of climate change

Posted in Science on 10th Jan, 2015 10:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Warming temperatures are driving dramatic losses in sea ice, leaving these cold-climate mammals stranded.

Greenland Meltwater May Be a Major Contributor to Rising Sea Levels

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2015 08:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The massive Greenland Ice Sheet, the second largest ice sheet in the world, has long been considered a threat to global sea level rise.

Sea level rise accelerating more than once thought

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2015 07:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's oceans are now rising far faster than they did in the past, a new study says.

Great Apes and Humans: Conserving Our Evolutionary Relatives

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2015 07:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Conservationists note that it is more important than ever that we work to save our evolutionary relatives.

U.S. Senate Agrees Climate Change Is Real, 98 Votes to 1

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2015 05:36 PM
by AlexMuller
All that remains now, is for them to agree on the cause.

Carbon sequestration may not be as effective as expected

Posted in Science on 23rd Jan, 2015 03:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A recent MIT study has found that far less carbon dioxide than the ideal prediction of 90 percent may be turned into rock when sequestered.

Yosemite reports rare red fox sightings

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015 07:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The first sightings of a Sierra Nevada red fox in nearly 100 years: One of the rarest animals in North America, with a population of only about 50 animals.

Ancient climate records 'back predictions'

Posted in Science on 5th Feb, 2015 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Records of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere millions of years ago support current predictions on climate change, say scientists.

Seafloor volcano pulses may alter climate:

Posted in Science on 7th Feb, 2015 07:59 PM
by AlexMuller
These underwater volcanoes erupt during the first six months of each year. The pulses, tied to changes in Earth's orbit, and to sea levels, may trigger climate swings.

Aiming for a carbon-negative western United States

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2015 06:25 PM
by AlexMuller
If biomass electricity production is combined with carbon sequestration in the western United States, power generators could store more carbon than they emit.

U.S. Droughts Will Be the Worst in 1,000 Years

Posted in Science on 13th Feb, 2015 05:58 PM
by AlexMuller
A new analysis released today says the drying will be even more extreme than previously predicted.

Geoengineering Not the Solution to Climate Change

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2015 04:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Large-scale manipulation of the Earth's climate, is not the solution to climate change, according to research. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix.

Public split on human-caused climate change

Posted in Science on 24th Feb, 2015 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Deep public divisions over climate change are unrelated to differences in how well ordinary citizens understand scientific evidence on global warming.

The First Direct Evidence that Rising CO2 is Heating Up the Earth

Posted in Science on 28th Feb, 2015 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Until now, this effect had never been directly observed (outside the lab).

Strong Link Between California Drought And Climate Change Revealed Today

Posted in Science on 3rd Mar, 2015 01:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Climate change is occurring 10 times faster now than at any time in the past 65 million years.

Global CO2 emissions 'stalled' in 2014

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2015 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The growth in global carbon emissions stalled last year, according to data from the International Energy Agency.

Is the Warming Arctic Behind Our Heat Waves?

Posted in Science on 16th Mar, 2015 08:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Now new research is showing that we have the Arctic, of all places, to blame for some of the hottest days of the year.

Arctic Sea Ice Hit a Forty-Year Low This Winter

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2015 10:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The maximum extent of Arctic sea ice occurred early this year, and, at 5.61 million square miles, was the smallest in four decades.

Antarctic ice shelf thinning is speeding up

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have their best view yet of the status of Antarctica's floating ice shelves and they find them to be thinning at an accelerating rate.

Climate change does not cause extreme winters, experts say

Posted in Science on 28th Mar, 2015 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Cold snaps like the ones in the past winters are not a consequence of climate change. Scientists have now shown that global warming tends to reduce temperature variability.

Global warming itself will likely accelerate warming

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2015 08:08 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study has confirmed the existence of a positive feedback operating in climate change.

US makes climate pledge to UN

Posted in Business on 1st Apr, 2015 03:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The US has pledged to tackle climate change by cutting its carbon emissions 26-28% by 2025.

Oceans might take 1,000 years to recover from climate change

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2015 07:21 PM
by AlexMuller
'We have to come to terms with the things that we are going to sacrifice if we do not reduce our greenhouse gas footprint.'

'3D Cryosat' spacecraft tracks Arctic winter sea ice

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2015 05:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Although Arctic sea ice set a record this year for its lowest ever winter extent, that was not the case for its volume, new data reveals.

Artificial photosynthesis may help to solve carbon emissions problem

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2015 05:29 PM
by AlexMuller
A new system, made out of nanowires and bacteria, that can capture CO2 emissions before they are vented into the atmosphere.

Climate change: Paris 'last chance' for action

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2015 05:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are calling on world leaders to sign up to an eight-point plan of action at landmark talks in Paris.

Thawing permafrost feeds climate change

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Carbon, held in frozen permafrost soils for tens of thousands of years, is being released as Arctic regions of the Earth warm and is further fueling global climate change.

1 in 6 species could risk of extinction because of climate change

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2015 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
If carbon emissions continue on their current path, and temperatures rise by 4 degrees, 16% of animals and plants will be lost, according to a review.

Climate drives 'new era' in Arctic Ocean

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
A switch from a permanent cover of thick ice to a new state where thinner ice vanishes in the summer will have far-reaching implications.

Global carbon dioxide levels break 400ppm milestone

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2015 07:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Concentrations of CO2 greenhouse gas in the atmosphere reached record global average in March, figures show, in a stark signal ahead of Paris climate talks.

Sentinel to measure ocean height

Posted in Science on 12th May, 2015 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Sentinel-6a is likely to go into orbit in 2020 on an American rocket. It will measure changes in the height of the oceans, a key indicator for understanding weather and climate.

Antarctica's Ice Attacked from Above and Below

Posted in Science on 13th May, 2015 09:49 PM
by AlexMuller
This is the first time that melting from below has been found to be a culprit in the Antarctic Peninsula's vanishing ice shelves.

New study finds a hot spot in the atmosphere

Posted in Science on 18th May, 2015 08:45 PM
by AlexMuller
This result is in very close agreement with climate computer models and it contradicts the view that there is a slowdown in climate change.

Sudden onset of ice loss in Antarctica so large it affects Earth's gravity field

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2015 07:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have observed a sudden increase of ice loss in a previously stable region of Antarctica.

Cold Weather: More Deadly Than Extremely Hot Days

Posted in Science on 24th May, 2015 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Cold weather kills 20 times as many people as hot weather, according to recent findings.

Arctic ice loss linked to extreme weather in Europe and US

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2015 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Arctic warming appears to be the prime reason behind fluctuations in the polar jet stream that is causing unusual weather.

US scientists: Global warming pause 'no longer valid'

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2015 12:11 AM
by AlexMuller
US researchers say new evidence casts doubt on the idea that global warming has "slowed" in recent years.

Climate change progress 'too slow'

Posted in Science on 13th Jun, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Countries are working towards options to limit greenhouse gas emissions from 2020 in time for a crunch Paris summit.

Oxygen May Have Thawed Antarctica in Dinosaur Times

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
About 100 million years ago, dinosaurs roamed a forest-covered Antarctica. Carbon dioxide was present in the atmosphere at higher levels than present day.

Rapidly Acidifying Arctic Ocean Threatens Species

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2015 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Trouble for the food chain in some of the world's most productive fisheries and a preview of what is in store for the rest of the world's oceans down the road.

CO2 emissions threaten ocean crisis

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2015 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut.

The Global Warming 'Pause' Never Actually Happened

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2015 05:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth’s extra heat has spent the last 10 years sinking into the vast depths of the equatorial Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Warming 'worst case' must be considered say experts

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2015 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
Climate change risks should be assessed in the same way as threats to national security or public health according to a new report.

Ocean warming due to climate change is unstoppable

Posted in Science on 17th Jul, 2015 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Seas will continue to warm for centuries even if manmade greenhouse gas emissions were frozen at today’s levels, say scientists.

2014 Was the Warmest Year on Record

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2015 12:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The many records set in 2014 included land temperatures, ocean temperatures, sea levels, and greenhouse gas levels.

A new study suggests that plankton keeps our planet cool

Posted in Science on 21st Jul, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Microscopic organisms that float in the oceans known as plankton may be helping our planet against the damaging effects of climate change.

US firms to commit $140B to address climate change

Posted in Business on 30th Jul, 2015 02:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Giants including Apple, Google, Microsoft, Berkshire Hathaway and Goldman Sachs are looking to invest at least $140B to shrink their carbon footprints.

Obama's clean energy plan expected to boost renewables and switch away from coal

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2015 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
After a year of consultations and over 4 million public comments, President Obama's Clean Power Plan will be finalized early next week.

Speed of glacier retreat worldwide 'historically unprecedented'

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2015 11:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have recorded alarming rates of glacial retreat, which are accelerating at a pace double that of a decade ago.

Booming Wind and Solar Power Has Slashed Europe’s CO2 Emissions

Posted in Hardware on 16th Aug, 2015 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Renewables slashed CO2 emissions by 8.8% each year from 2010 through 2012, the most recent year for which UN numbers are available.

Heat release from stagnant deep sea helped end last Ice Age

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2015 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The build-up and subsequent release of warm, stagnant water from the deep Arctic Ocean and Nordic Seas played a role in ending the last Ice Age within the Arctic region.

July was Earth's hottest month on record

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2015 12:00 AM
by AlexMuller
July was the hottest month on Earth since records began, averaging 16.6 C (61.9 F), according to US scientists.

Greenland's Jakobshavn Glacier sheds big ice chunk

Posted in Science on 24th Aug, 2015 11:03 PM
by AlexMuller
The 12.4km sq section is among the largest ever witnessed to come away from the ice stream's calving front.

One-meter rise in sea levels inevitable, NASA says

Posted in Science on 28th Aug, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
We don't know whether it will happen within a century or somewhat longer, but the rise will have a 'profound impact' around the world.

Greenland's Ice Sheets Are Getting Cooked By Ocean Currents

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2015 05:06 PM
by AlexMuller
It turns out Greenland’s ice sheets are also melting faster than we thought, not on the visible surface, but due to currents deep below the ocean.

Elon Musk says humanity is currently running 'the dumbest experiment in history'

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
'Given that at some point fossil fuel will run out anyway, why run this crazy experiment to see how bad it'll be?'

Emissions 'far above' 2C target

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Global plans to curb carbon dioxide are well below what's needed to keep temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees according to a new analysis.

Climate change will alter ocean bacteria crucial to food chain

Posted in Science on 3rd Sep, 2015 11:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Irreversible changes to microorganisms could effect species from plankton to whales that depend on products it consumes or produces.

Melting polar ice could wake up frozen viruses

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting polar regions are already causing unprecedented sea level rise but there are other threats besides water buried in the swiftly melting ice.

The statistic that captures what climate change means

Posted in Science on 11th Sep, 2015 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Hot records have started to happen much more frequently than cold records, and from 2000 to 2014, outnumbered them by more than 12 to 1.

If we burned all of the fossil fuels, would any of Antarctica's ice survive?

Posted in Science on 14th Sep, 2015 09:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Oceans would rise by over 50m changing the face of planet Earth, say scientists, but over a long time.

Marine populations have halved since 1970

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2015 09:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Populations of marine mammals, birds, fish and reptiles have declined by 49% since 1970, a report says.

Fossil fuel divestment movement reaches $2.6 trillion

Posted in Business on 23rd Sep, 2015 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
A campaign to abandon fossil fuels to boost the fight against climate change has rapidly picked up steam, with institutions worth $2.6 trillion pledging to divest, a study said Tuesday.

China, US pledge $3 billion each to fight climate change

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2015 10:26 PM
by AlexMuller
China and US recognized the importance of climate finance to support low-carbon, climate-resilient development in developing countries, according to the statement.

Renewable energy outstrips coal for first time in UK electricity mix

Posted in Science on 27th Sep, 2015 08:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Wind, solar and bioenergy surge to supply a record 25% of the country’s electricity for a whole quarter.

Technology attempts to tackle climate change by freezing carbon

Posted in Science on 3rd Oct, 2015 10:54 PM
by AlexMuller
President Obama announced an ambitious plan to reduce US carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent by 2030. BYU is developing a technology that could help do it.

Test Facility Begins Capturing Carbon from Air

Posted in Hardware on 12th Oct, 2015 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Pilot plant will try to demonstrate carbon capture on an industrial scale.

Methane release from melting permafrost could trigger dangerous global warming

Posted in Science on 16th Oct, 2015 05:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Molecule for molecule, methane traps more heat than carbon dioxide; approximately 30 times more.

Deep-sea bacteria could help neutralize greenhouse gas

Posted in Science on 24th Oct, 2015 08:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Bacteria plucked from the bottom of the ocean could be put to work neutralizing large amounts of industrial carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere.

After a series of records, last month was the hottest September in recorded history

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2015 08:18 PM
by AlexMuller
We’ve seen enough record-smashing heat waves, droughts and fires to know that something is up with our planet’s thermostat.

We Could Reduce the Number of Hurricanes By Injecting Particles Into the Atmosphere

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2015 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
But doing so with today's technology could lead to disastrous unintended consequences.

UN: Plans must go further to prevent dangerous warming

Posted in Science on 31st Oct, 2015 06:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The global total of carbon emissions per year will probably continue to grow, although more slowly than over the past two decades.

NASA Study: Mass Gains of Antarctic Ice Sheet Greater than Losses

Posted in Science on 2nd Nov, 2015 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Increases in Antarctic snow is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the losses from its thinning glaciers.

Warming set to breach the 1C threshold in 2015

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2015 02:40 PM
by AlexMuller
If temperatures remain as predicted, 2015 will be the first year to breach this key threshold. The world would then be half way towards 2C, the gateway to dangerous warming.

Biggest Antarctic ice melt scenarios 'not plausible' claim scientists

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2015 06:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say the contribution of a melting Antarctica to sea-level rise this century will be significant and challenging, but that some nightmare scenarios are just not realistic.

Leading energy firms to support 'near doubling' of renewable capacity

Posted in Business on 20th Nov, 2015 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
16 energy firms pledge to remove regulatory, financial, and technical barriers to support 1.5TW of additional renewable capacity.

Study debunks the global warming pause

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2015 04:51 AM
by AlexMuller
There is no substantive evidence for a 'pause' or 'hiatus' in global warming and the use of those terms is therefore inaccurate, new research has found.

A successful Paris climate treaty may not be enough to keep temperature rise below 2 C, study warns

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2015 09:16 PM
by AlexMuller
A success in Paris may not be enough to prevent dangerous warming of the planet.

Bill Gates will invest as much as $2 billion in new clean energy partnership

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2015 10:18 PM
by AlexMuller
"This is the single biggest cooperative research and development partnership in history."

Rallies call for Paris climate change action

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2015 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 2,000 events for action against climate change are happening globally on the eve of a UN summit in the French capital.

Zuckerberg, Gates and Bezos Launch Massive Clean Energy Fund

Posted in Business on 1st Dec, 2015 05:43 AM
by AlexMuller
The new coalition will focus on 'early stage companies with the potential of an energy future that produces near zero carbon emissions'

Climate Scientists: Nuclear only path forward for climate

Posted in Science on 4th Dec, 2015 05:37 PM
by AlexMuller
'A build rate of 61 new reactors per year could entirely replace current fossil fuel electricity generation by 2050'

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

Posted in Business on 6th Dec, 2015 01:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without subsidies. The Paris summit can learn much from its success.

Global carbon emissions 'to stall or even decline' this year

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2015 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers say it is the first time this has happened while the global economy has continued to grow.

Climate change is going to make inequality even worse than it already is

Posted in Business on 9th Dec, 2015 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
The disproportionate effect of climate change on the poor isn’t a new idea.

US joins 'high ambition coalition' for climate deal

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2015 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
A push for an "ambitious, durable and legally binding" deal with a strong review every five years.

Scientists reveal that the rotation of Earth's core holds a clue to understanding global sea level rise

Posted in Science on 12th Dec, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are looking down to Earth's core to make accurate predictions of the consequence of climate change.

Paris climate deal: reaction from the experts

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2015 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
While the summit delegates herald their ambitious targets, scientists and campaigners have mixed views of the deal now that an agreement has been reached:

Met office says 2016 'very likely' to be warmest on record

Posted in Science on 17th Dec, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
A new global temperature forecast from the UK's Met Office says that 2016 is likely to be even warmer than record-breaking 2015.

Our ongoing energy transformation in 2015

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2015 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2015 a series of events combined to drive what may well to be profound shifts, even turning points, in the history of the energy sector.

US lawmakers support the goal of 50% renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050

Posted in Hardware on 26th Dec, 2015 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Big states like California and New York have already ordered their respective administrative body's to draft mandates for clean energy.

Storm pushes North Pole 50 degrees above normal to melting point

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2015 08:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A weather anomaly sweeping across the world could cause temperatures at the North Pole to reach nearly 4 C this week.

Clean power soaring even in spite of bargain prices for fossil fuels

Posted in Business on 3rd Jan, 2016 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2015 utility companies went on a worldwide building binge, taking advantage of falling prices for clean technology as well as an improving regulatory and investment climate.

Giant icebergs play 'major role' in ocean carbon cycle

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2016 11:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Giant icebergs could be responsible for the processes that absorb up to 20% of the carbon in the Southern Ocean's carbon cycle, a study suggests.

We narrowly missed a new ice age, and now we won’t see one for a very long time

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2016 10:40 PM
by AlexMuller
An ice age is not going to happen any time soon. Our current breakneck emissions of greenhouse gases have ensured that.

2015 Unambiguously the Hottest Year on Record

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2016 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
The international community has set a goal of limiting warming to no more than 2 C above pre-industrial levels; the Earth is now approximately half way to that limit.

Records near impossible without manmade climate change

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
New calculations shows there is just a 0.01% chance that recent run of global heat records could have happened due to natural climate variations.

Obama climate initiative: Supreme Court calls halt

Posted in Science on 10th Feb, 2016 08:17 PM
by AlexMuller
President Barack Obama's plans to regulate emissions of carbon dioxide from US power plants have been stalled by the US Supreme Court.

North American countries sign first-ever climate accord

Posted in Business on 14th Feb, 2016 03:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Canada, the United States and Mexico broke new ground Friday, signing the first-ever climate change and clean energy agreement in North American history.

Water Shortage Affects 4 Billion People Worldwide

Posted in Science on 14th Feb, 2016 04:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Aside from climate change, water scarcity is another high priority in terms of environmental concerns set by the World Economic Forum, and one of the biggest risks to the world economy.

Sea level rise from ocean warming underestimated

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2016 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Thermal expansion of the oceans as they warm is likely to be twice as large as previously thought, according to researchers.

Low-carbon policies could prevent 175,000 US deaths by 2030

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2016 09:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Reducing U.S. climate emissions could prevent up to 175,000 pollution-related deaths nationwide by 2030 and generate health benefits of about $250 billion annually.

Clean power could save the US billions of dollars each year

Posted in Science on 25th Feb, 2016 10:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Concerns are abound that implementing measures to reduce harmful fossil fuel emissions would create more cost than benefit.

The top UK energy lobbying group backs green energy in historic U-turn

Posted in Business on 1st Mar, 2016 12:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Energy UK, representing big six providers, says it now supports phasing out coal, after years of defending use of fossil fuels.

How Climate Change Affects Public Health

Posted in Science on 2nd Mar, 2016 11:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Low-income nations do not have enough resources to alleviate the effects of climate change on agriculture, which their economies largely depend on.

Greenland's melting is 'feeding on itself,' scientists say

Posted in Science on 6th Mar, 2016 12:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The ice sheet is 'darkening,' or losing its ability to reflect both visible and invisible radiation, as it melts more and more, the research finds.

CO2 data is 'wake-up call' for Paris climate deal

Posted in Science on 11th Mar, 2016 06:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere grew more in past 12 months than at any time in the past 56 years.

World temperature could rise rapidly by 2020

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2016 04:23 PM
by AlexMuller
'Our model shows we may have less time left than expected to prevent world temperature from rising above thresholds.'

Climate change deal: 'Zero carbon' laws promised by UK government

Posted in Science on 15th Mar, 2016 05:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Under current law, emissions must be cut by 80% by 2050, but ministers have said this does not go far enough.

Earth Hasn’t Heated Up This Fast Since the Dinosaurs’ End

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2016 07:10 PM
by AlexMuller
People are sending carbon into the atmosphere ten times faster than during the hottest period in the past 66 million years.

Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2016 07:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Killer storms stronger than any in modern times, and a rise of the sea sufficient to begin drowning the world’s coastal cities.

2015 record year for global renewables investment

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2016 04:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Global investment in renewable energy hit a record US$285.9bn (£202.3bn) in 2015, beating the previous high of $278.5bn set in 2011, a study shows.

Paris Treaty: 'Significant step' as US and China agree to sign

Posted in Science on 3rd Apr, 2016 11:04 AM
by AlexMuller
The US and China have issued a joint statement confirming that both countries will sign the Paris Climate Agreement next month.

Wind and Solar Are Crushing Fossil Fuels

Posted in Business on 7th Apr, 2016 03:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Record clean energy investment outpaces gas and coal 2 to 1.

Climate change will wipe $2.5tn off global financial assets:

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2016 03:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Losses could soar to $24tn and wreck the global economy in worst case scenario, first economic modelling estimate suggests.

What climate change means for you

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2016 09:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The people most likely to be affected by climate change are people that are already the most vulnerable.

Fossil fuels could be phased out worldwide in a decade, says new study

Posted in Business on 16th Apr, 2016 07:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The next great energy revolution might take place in a fraction of the time of major changes in the past.

A Key Part of the Paris Climate Agreement Is Practically Obsolete

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2016 02:31 AM
by AlexMuller
Over the past year, the world has smashed so many temperature records we've grown desensitized.

Record turnout at UN boosts climate deal

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2016 04:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Amid hope and hype, delegates have started the process of signing the Paris climate agreement at UN headquarters in New York.

Nations sign historic Paris climate deal

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2016 09:20 PM
by AlexMuller
171 countries inked the deal, a record number for a new international treaty.

Sentinels in constant watch on the polar glaciers

Posted in Science on 24th Apr, 2016 09:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The EU's Sentinel satellite system has begun monitoring six polar glaciers in near real-time.

Old forest may provide buffer against rising temperatures

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016 05:15 AM
by AlexMuller
The vegetation of an old-growth forest could provide a buffer for plants and animals in a warming world, according to a new study.

Climate change will noticeably reduce oxygen in oceans by 2030

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:33 AM
by AlexMuller
There might be plenty of fish in the sea, but what about oxygen for those fish?

Giant icebergs play key role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2016 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon sequestration contributes to the long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide, therefore helping to slow global warming.

India Adds 7.1 GW Renewable Energy Capacity In FY2015–16, Beats Target

Posted in Hardware on 2nd May, 2016 03:37 PM
by AlexMuller
This is one and a half times more than the target of 4,460 MW set at the start of the financial year.

Seismic vibrations provide accurate way to monitor ice sheet decline

Posted in Science on 7th May, 2016 05:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are getting positive results from a new method that tracks seismic vibrations caused by ocean waves to measure changes in ice volume.

Climate change: survival of the oldest species?

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2016 05:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The logic is relatively simple: The reason they’re so old is that they’ve been tested by environmental shifts before and have come out on top.

Cryosat spacecraft's ice vision is boosted

Posted in Hardware on 13th May, 2016 10:35 PM
by AlexMuller
European scientists have found a way to super-charge their study of the ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland.

Melting glacier could raise sea levels by almost 3 metres

Posted in Science on 22nd May, 2016 11:03 AM
by AlexMuller
The study published in the journal Nature looked at the retreating ice levels of the Totten Glacier, a glacier in eastern Antarctica roughly the size of France.

Exxon shareholders take 'small step forward' on climate

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2016 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Exxon Mobil continues to face legal investigations over the extent of its knowledge on climate science and whether it played down global warming for financial benefit.

Baking soda 'sponge' could capture carbon emissions

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016 03:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is believed by many scientists and politicians to be a critical element in global attempts to avoid dangerous levels of climate change.

Renewable energy surges to record levels around the world

Posted in Business on 1st Jun, 2016 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Investments in renewables during the year were more than double the amount spent on new coal and gas-fired power plants.

ISRO, NASA and other space agencies of other nations to fight climate change together

Posted in Science on 8th Jun, 2016 03:18 AM
by AlexMuller
The key to implementing the Paris Agreement is to monitor whether agreeing nations are following through in their efforts to curb emissions.

Carbon capture experiment 'turns waste CO2 to stone'

Posted in Science on 10th Jun, 2016 07:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists think they have found a smart way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions; just turn them to stone.

Solar generation grew 33% in 2015 as coal records largest fall

Posted in Business on 10th Jun, 2016 08:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar generation increased by 33% in 2015, officially becoming the world’s fastest growing source of energy.

CO2 levels forecast to shatter milestone

Posted in Science on 14th Jun, 2016 10:00 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists warn that global warming target will be overshot within two decades, as annual concentrations of CO2 set to pass 400 parts per million in 2016.

We may be reaching the end stage of the fossil fuel era as we know it

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jun, 2016 12:49 AM
by AlexMuller
A report says we'll reach a tipping point in 2027, when new wind and solar power actually become cheaper than running existing coal and gas generators in much of the world.

It's official: May is now Earth's hottest on record

Posted in Science on 19th Jun, 2016 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
'The question is will the rate of change continue? Will it accelerate? We are in uncharted territory.'

North America Is Set to Announce Its Most Ambitious Clean Energy Target Yet

Posted in Business on 29th Jun, 2016 04:07 PM
by AlexMuller
US, Canada, and Mexico poised to announce an ambitious energy pledge; 50% of North American electricity drawn from clean sources by 2025.

Country pledges overshoot Paris temperature limit

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2016 05:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The entire carbon budget for limiting warming to below 2°C might have been emitted by 2030, according to the study.

Renewable energy: UK expected to miss 2020 targets

Posted in Science on 6th Jul, 2016 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The Climate Change Act mandates emissions cuts of 80% by 2050.

Clouds are in different places than they were 30 years ago

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2016 05:06 PM
by AlexMuller
'We’re seeing what the climate models think the pattern of cloud change would be'

Climate change: Advisers warn of climate change domino effect

Posted in Science on 13th Jul, 2016 06:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The UK is not prepared for the risks posed by climate change from flooding and changing coasts, heatwaves, water shortage, ecosystem damage and shocks global food shock.

Brits cut climate department in post-brexit vote shake-up

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2016 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Politicians are worried about what this means for the UK’s commitment to fighting climate change, as the country still has not ratified last year’s Paris Agreement.

The first half of 2016 saw some disturbing climate trends

Posted in Science on 22nd Jul, 2016 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
A record year so far for global temperatures, but the record temperatures in the Arctic over the past 6 months have been even more extreme.

United Nations using Google technology to fight climate change

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2016 10:35 PM
by AlexMuller
Google-powered software will help the world tackle problems related to climate change, deforestation and food production.

Carbon capture XPrize aims to reimagine the future of CO2 and climate change

Posted in Business on 28th Jul, 2016 09:46 PM
by AlexMuller
47 entries from seven countries are set to take part in a competition aimed at finding new ways to convert carbon dioxide into products.

Debate needed on 1.5C temperature target

Posted in Science on 30th Jul, 2016 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study shows the limit will be breached over land, even if emissions of warming gases ceased immediately.

Federal carbon tax imminent in the USA and Exxon is pushing it

Posted in Science on 31st Aug, 2016 11:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Exxon's Natural gas business is a direct competitor with coal, a product that Exxon has no interest in.

Paris climate deal: US and China formally join pact

Posted in Hardware on 4th Sep, 2016 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
The US and China, together responsible for 40% of the world's carbon emissions - have both formally joined the Paris global climate agreement.

Pump CO2 into rocks, report urges

Posted in Science on 14th Sep, 2016 09:16 AM
by AlexMuller
The costs of tackling climate change can be slashed if a network of pipes is built to store waste carbon dioxide under the North Sea, a report says.

Paris climate deal: EU backs landmark agreement

Posted in Science on 4th Oct, 2016 07:33 PM
by AlexMuller
The European Parliament has backed the ratification of the Paris climate deal, paving the way for the world's first global agreement.

Planet at its hottest in 115,000 years due to climate change, experts say

Posted in Science on 4th Oct, 2016 09:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Warming is said to be bringing temperatures last seen during an interglacial era, when sea level was 6-9 meters higher than today.

UN moves to ban 'fastest growing' greenhouse gases

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2016 01:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Cooling chemicals that play a key role in refrigeration and air conditioning are likely to be rapidly phased out if delegates can reach agreement this week.

Scientists Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2016 11:17 AM
by AlexMuller
The process is cheap, efficient, and scalable, meaning it could soon be used to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere.

CO2 levels mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2016 12:46 PM
by AlexMuller
The 400 parts per million benchmark was broken globally for the first time in recorded history in 2015.

World wildlife 'falls by 58% in 40 years'

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2016 05:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Human activity, including habitat loss, wildlife trade, pollution and climate change contributed to the declines.

Paris climate deal enters force as the focus shifts to action

Posted in Science on 4th Nov, 2016 02:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Governments have agreed to keep the global temperature rise to two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels - and preferably 1.5 degrees.

Warming Ocean Waters Are Melting Antarctic Ice Shelves at an Unprecedented Rate

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2016 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
What happens when Antartica’s glaciers flow into the sea?

Five hottest years on record have occurred since 2011

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2016 05:13 PM
by AlexMuller
New data released by the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) shows that the five years from 2011 to 2015 were the warmest on record.

Rise in atmospheric CO2 slowed by green vegetation

Posted in Science on 9th Nov, 2016 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The growth in the amount of CO2 in the Earth's atmosphere has been slowed by the increased ability of plants to soak up the gas.

Climate change: Nations will push ahead with plans despite Trump

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2016 03:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Donald Trump promised to cancel the Paris Climate Agreement and restore jobs in the coal industry.

China warns Trump against abandoning the Paris deal

Posted in Business on 14th Nov, 2016 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Beijing pushes for progress to prevent global warming, saying world wants to co-operate.

Worldwide carbon emissions were flat for third year in a row

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2016 12:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The Global Carbon Project saw no growth in CO2 emissions this year, but we'll have to work hard to keep it that way.

Countries unite to defy Trump climate threat

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2016 02:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Delegates from more than 190 countries meeting in Marrakech have issued an urgent call for action to tackle climate change.

The North Pole is 36 degrees hotter than it should be right now

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2016 12:44 PM
by AlexMuller
This is the second year in a row that temperatures near the North Pole have been unusually high.

Many species will not be able to adapt to climate change

Posted in Science on 23rd Nov, 2016 03:10 PM
by AlexMuller
A study of more than 250 plants and animals suggests their ability to adapt to changes will be vastly outpaced by future climate change.

Trump will eliminate $2 billion climate change research from NASA

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2016 02:45 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space.

Massive Antarctica ice sheet is cracking due to warming oceans

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2016 04:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Antarctic ice could be much more susceptible to breaking up than it seems on the surface, and that separation may be happening faster than researchers expected.

Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
If emissions from human activities continue unabated, it could trigger runaway planetary warming, researchers warn.

Nations vow to move forward with the Paris Agreement, with or without the US

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2016 03:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Other nations expressed their determination to implement the deal and to continue their work on climate protection, even if the US withdraws.

Canada sets its first national carbon price at C$10 a tonne

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2016 12:02 PM
by AlexMuller
8 of 10 provinces have signed deal to implement carbon tax or cap-and-trade markets

Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Posted in Business on 12th Dec, 2016 02:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A fund led by Microsoft-co-founder Bill Gates that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by financing emerging clean energy.

Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2016 12:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record.

Plants are ramping up photosynthesis, helping absorb carbon dioxide

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2016 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Green plants are helping us fight climate change, but scientists say that in the future, they may not be able to absorb so much of our extra CO2.

Antacid aerosol particles could cool the planet and repair ozone damage

Posted in Science on 14th Dec, 2016 03:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified an aerosol for geoengineering that may be able to cool the planet while repairing ozone.

Is Climate Change Shrinking Glaciers? Likelihood Is 99 Percent

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2016 04:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The scientists investigated 37 glaciers representing five geographic regions:

Trump's coal revival plan probably won’t work; clean energy tech is already cheaper

Posted in Hardware on 20th Dec, 2016 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The cost of solar power systems has dropped 30% this year alone.

India predicts it will exceed Paris renewable energy target by half

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2016 05:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Government forecasts 57% of electricity will come from renewable sources by 2027, above 40% target agreed at climate summit.

Arctic heatwave this winter could break records

Posted in Science on 24th Dec, 2016 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave.

What we learned about Earth's climate in the hottest of years

Posted in Science on 2nd Jan, 2017 02:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting ice in Antarctica poses a real threat to coastal communities around the world.

Climate: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2017 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A controversial study that found there has been no slowdown in global warming has been supported by new research.

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2017 10:02 AM
by AlexMuller
An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.

Elon Musk: 'I think we may see some surprising things from the next administration on renewables'

Posted in Business on 7th Jan, 2017 03:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Musk described his takeaway from the meeting and it looks encouraging for the clean tech industry.

Obama says shift to green energy is 'irreversible'

Posted in Business on 10th Jan, 2017 05:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Renewable energy sources will continue to grow in the US despite the antipathy of the incoming Trump administration, says President Obama.

Renewable Energy Jobs Will Likely Grow By More Than 170% in the Next 10 Years

Posted in Business on 17th Jan, 2017 04:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Energy-related positions make up about 8% of the U.S. workforce, but many sectors of the industry are seeing reductions in job numbers.

Trump moving away from supporters on climate science

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2017 05:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Donald Trump and his cabinet accept far more of the research on climate change than many of their political supporters, say British scientists.

Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2017 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row.

As Trump enters White House, California renews climate change fight

Posted in Science on 21st Jan, 2017 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
The state's climate change goals are the most ambitious in North America.

Massachusetts lawmakers float aggressive bill mandating 100% renewables by 2035

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2017 04:02 PM
by AlexMuller
If successful, the Massachusetts bill would launch the state into the company of states with similar aggressive decarbonization goals.

Ireland votes to be world’s first country to fully divest from fossil fuels

Posted in Science on 27th Jan, 2017 06:05 PM
by AlexMuller
The country’s parliament just passed “first-of-its-kind fossil fuel divestment legislation” with a majority vote.

Renewable Energy Is Creating Jobs 12 Times Faster Than the Rest of the Economy

Posted in Business on 28th Jan, 2017 05:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar and wind jobs have grown at rates of about 20% annually in recent years.

Increacing numbers of people now believe human-made climate change is happening

Posted in Science on 15th Feb, 2017 06:38 PM
by Alex Muller
The proportion of people who accept climate change is happening and is largely human-made has risen to almost two-thirds, a survey shows.

New UN climate chief: 'Action on warming unstoppable'

Posted in Science on 27th Feb, 2017 05:21 PM
by Alex Muller
The UN’s new climate chief says she’s worried about President Donald Trump - but confident that action to curb climate change is unstoppable.

Earth's oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating

Posted in Science on 12th Mar, 2017 11:24 PM
by Alex Muller
Our new study improves estimates of the rate of ocean warming - a critical component of climate change.

Up to half of the Arctic’s melt might be totally natural

Posted in Science on 15th Mar, 2017 09:46 PM
by Alex Muller
But climate change is still responsible for the rest.

Trump signs order undoing Obama climate change policies

Posted in Business on 29th Mar, 2017 09:15 AM
by Alex Muller
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order rolling back Obama-era rules aimed at curbing climate change.

Emissions cutbacks would drop heat waves in half in 20 years

Posted in Science on 10th Apr, 2017 01:39 PM
by Alex Muller
Extremely hot weather events would become half as likely to happen.

China solar, wind to attract $780 billion investment by 2030

Posted in Business on 12th Apr, 2017 01:37 PM
by Alex Muller
China has pledged to increase non-fossil fuel energy to at least 20 percent of total consumption by the end of the next decade.

Chicago Says It Will Make All City Buildings 100 Percent Renewable By 2025

Posted in Hardware on 14th Apr, 2017 11:35 AM
by Alex Muller
The Windy City wants to switch its municipal buildings entirely to clean energy in eight years.

2017 Is Set to Be the Hottest Year in Recorded History

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2017 04:36 PM
by Alex Muller
As climate change rages on, so do global average temperatures.

Researchers Are Preparing to Geoengineer the Atmosphere

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2017 05:24 PM
by Alex Muller
In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists will disperse aerosols into the stratosphere in initial tests of a controversial technique for blocking incoming solar radiation.

Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2017 09:12 AM
by Alex Muller
Since 2007, scientists have been searching to find the cause of a sudden and unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Major Report Prompts Warnings That the Arctic Is Unraveling

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2017 07:59 PM
by Alex Muller
The polar region is warming more than twice as fast as the rest of the planet.

U.S. will lose jobs if it quits Paris climate deal: U.N.

Posted in Science on 6th May, 2017 06:35 PM
by Alex Muller
The United States will shoot itself in the foot if it quits the Paris climate accord because China, India and Europe will snap up the best power sector jobs in future.

Climate talks cool on idea of accommodating the US

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2017 01:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Speculation has increased that President Trump may withdraw the America over fears it could hamper his oil and gas reforms.

California Grid Smashes Record, Gets 67% of Energy From Renewables

Posted in Science on 23rd May, 2017 03:52 PM
by Alex Muller
The state is still leading the U.S., but the entire country is making progress with renewable energy.

Scientists say the pace of sea level rise has nearly tripled since 1990, confirming acceleration

Posted in Science on 24th May, 2017 02:53 PM
by Alex Muller
One of the strongest indications yet that a much feared trend of not just sea level rise, but its acceleration, is now underway.

Renewable energy generation in the US dramatically exceeds 2012 predictions

Posted in Business on 31st May, 2017 05:55 PM
by Alex Muller
It’s a testament to falling prices, incentives but also reflects conservative estimates.

Trump 'poised to quit Paris climate deal'

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2017 06:05 PM
by Alex Muller
US President Donald Trump is poised to pull the country out of the Paris climate accord, US media report, quoting senior officials.

California plan for 100% renewable energy by 2045 clears key hurdle

Posted in Science on 1st Jun, 2017 02:15 PM
by Alex Muller
California will receive all of its power from renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, by 2045.

Paris climate deal: Trump pulls US out of 2015 accord

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2017 02:30 PM
by Alex Muller
President Donald Trump has announced that the US is withdrawing from the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Tech leaders defy Trump on climate deal

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2017 02:39 PM
by Alex Muller
The biggest US tech firms are rallying behind the 2015 Paris climate agreement, despite President Trump's decision to leave it.

Europe's Weather Boosts Renewables to Record Highs

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2017 04:56 AM
by Alex Muller
The U.K., Germany, and Denmark have seen clean energy blow past fossil fuels this month.

Germany, California to tackle climate change together

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2017 04:41 PM
by Alex Muller
Germany is teaming up with California to cooperate on tackling climate change following the U.S. government's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Paris agreement.

Clean Energy Is About to Become Cheaper Than Coal

Posted in Business on 16th Jun, 2017 04:42 PM
by Alex Muller
The inflection point has already been reached in the West, and by 2021 solar will be cheaper than coal in China.

France to ban all new oil and gas exploration in renewable energy drive

Posted in Science on 26th Jun, 2017 02:35 PM
by Alex Muller
'Ecological transition' minister says law will be passed later this year

'Very strong' climate change signal in record June heat

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2017 02:53 PM
by Alex Muller
The chances of soaring temperatures have been increased by human related climate change.

Three years to prevent dangerous climate change, warn experts

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2017 05:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Since the 1880s, the world’s temperature has risen by about 1C because of greenhouse gases resulting from human activity.

Reconciling predictions of climate change

Posted in Science on 6th Jul, 2017 02:50 PM
by Alex Muller
New framework accounts for conflicting estimates of global temperature increases

Renewables will be the 'cheapest form of new power generation' by 2020

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2017 04:06 PM
by Alex Muller
New research from Morgan Stanley estimates that renewables will be the cheapest source of power in the world in less than three years.

Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdraws

Posted in Business on 10th Jul, 2017 03:57 PM
by Alex Muller
Renewables are reaching such ubiquity, not even politics can hinder them.

California votes to extend cap-and-trade climate law to 2030

Posted in Science on 18th Jul, 2017 11:35 PM
by Alex Muller
California legislators have voted to extend a law to cut carbon emissions, weeks after President Donald Trump said the US would withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

Could 'cocktail geoengineering' save the climate?

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2017 03:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Geoengineering is a catch-all term that refers to various theoretical ideas for altering Earth's energy balance to combat climate change.

Data Shows Summers are Now Either 'Hot' or 'Extremely Hot' Compared to 50 Years Ago

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2017 05:24 PM
by Alex Muller
New data by a former NASA climate science demonstrates exactly how the planet's temperatures have risen in the last few decades.

Methane-eating Bacteria Could Be Curbing Global Warming

Posted in Science on 5th Aug, 2017 05:41 PM
by Alex Muller
Bacteria that eat methane, a greenhouse gas, have been discovered in an Antarctic lake that has been isolated from the atmosphere for thousands of years.

Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100

Posted in Science on 6th Aug, 2017 02:38 PM
by Alex Muller
Extreme weather could kill up to 152,000 people yearly in Europe by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists say.

Sea Level Rise Is Speeding Up in Parts of the Southeastern U.S.

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2017 04:20 PM
by Alex Muller
A combination of natural factors has driven the rise, but climate change has exacerbated the problem.

Global warming fueled record temperatures in 2016

Posted in Science on 13th Aug, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
(NOAA) confirms that 2016 was the third consecutive year of record global heat.

New energy to play a dominant role in China by 2030

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2017 06:46 PM
by Alex Muller
Clean energy and natural gas will replace coal as the primary energy source by 2030 and account for more than half of China's energy mix by around 2045.

Study Shows How We United to Save The Environment

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2017 06:52 PM
by Alex Muller
The historic 1987 treaty to fight the hole in the ozone layer was an international success story.

Window Is Closing to Avoid Dangerous Global Warming

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2017 05:34 PM
by Alex Muller
There's a 50 percent chance that temperatures will rise 4 degrees Celsius under a business-as-usual scenario.

The Paris agreement climate aim is 'still achievable'

Posted in Business on 20th Sep, 2017 06:50 PM
by Alex Muller
The 2015 Paris agreement's ambitious goal of limiting global warming to 1.5C remains within reach, a study suggests.

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