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The Calamity Of The Century, & Then Again, In St. Petersburg, Florida — Tropical Storm & Sewage Crisis

Unchecked development causes many urban crises with water problems. Troubles such as too much impervious infrastructure are overwhelmed when strong storms arrive. A recently reported crisis in St. Petersburg, Florida — “The Calamity of the Century” — examines one of the many water problems of this complex environmental conundrum in South Florida. The plight of the Gulf Coast […]

August 31st

Climate Change Deniers vs Climate Scientists – Who’s Right on Arctic Sea Ice?

In the never-ending non-contest between climate change deniers and climate scientists, there is plenty of gloating to go around. Tossing down the gauntlet once again, Peter Sinclair challenges Joe Bastardi, the King of Climate Change Deniers, to a six-year review of Bastardi’s 2010 prediction on Arctic sea ice behavior. Award-winning climate writer and videographer Sinclair […]

July 25th

You Won’t Believe What I Found in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library Regarding Climate Change – I Sure Was Surprised! (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Originally published on CleanTechnica, written by John Perlin. I must warn you. The material I am about to describe would be forbidden by today’s Congress. Here’s how I came upon it. I traveled not far from home, to Simi Valley, to visit the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to research solar policy in the 1980s for […]

December 9th

US Leads World In Clean Energy, Electric Vehicles, and High Energy Consumption

Next 10’s Green Innovation Index, International Edition for the first time analyzes and ranks the economic and energy performance of the world’s 50 largest greenhouse gas emitting nations. While the US ranks high in investment in clean energy and electric vehicle ownership, it also leads in having the highest energy consumption and emissions, but we […]

May 21st

Many State Governors With US House In Blocking Climate Action

On Tuesday, one big handy graphic appeared online detailing what every state governor really believes about climate change. The Center for American Progress released an interactive map of the 50 states. It details the sad fact that half of America’s 29 Republican governors agree with the anti-science caucus of Congress. Tiffany Germain And Ryan Koronowski, who wrote the […]

July 3rd

National Climate Assessment Pulls No Punches About US Options

(All figures are from the 2014 National Climate Assessment draft.) Later today (Tuesday, May 6), at 8 a.m. EDT, the National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee of experts meets by conference call to approve the final version of the Third National Climate Assessment. The gist of their message, as Suzanne Goldenberg of The Guardian […]

May 6th

The IPCC's Blockbuster 5th Climate Assessment

BREAKING: Late this evening (8 pm EST, or tomorrow, March 31, at 9 am in Tokyo), something large and unpleasant will hit the fan about climate change. At a press conference in Yokohama, the Nobel Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will release its Fifth Assessment Report on impacts of human activities on current and […]

March 30th

What's "Sustainable Development"? Free Online Course!

On his blog “I see a change,” Nigerian Youth Development Expert Olumide Idowu presents the elements of sustainable development (source: olumideidowu.blog.com). Not all online courses provide all they promise you, but here’s one that should answer all your questions about environmentally sustainable, socially inclusive economic development. It will also challenge you to find out more. […]

January 24th

Great Barrier Reef Gets A Six-Week Reprieve From Big Coal

The Great Barrier Reef on November 8, 2010, from the orbit of the European Space Agency’s now-inoperative Envisat satellite, the largest civilian Earth observation instrument put into space. An uncivil war of words, money, and influence has broken out in Australia between the coal industry, which is favored by government, and the nation’s environmental interests. […]

December 21st

"Lousy, Spoilt, and Defiled Planet" Climate Talks Begin In Warsaw

Officials open the 2013 UNFCCC meetings with determination and louder warnings…. (Photo source: http://ow.ly/qL43P) It’s time for the governments of the world to struggle with climate change policy again. Every year, late in November and early in December, representatives of 195 nations gather for two weeks to try to negotiate global responses to the increasingly […]

November 12th

Reuters Fail — Oceans Are Absorbing The Heat, No Global Warming Slowdown

Reuters has published an article that genuinely fails honest, researched, and trustworthy journalism. It claims (incorrectly) that climate scientists don’t know why the atmosphere isn’t warming as fast as it was. It claims (incorrectly) that there is a gap in the climate science and in climate scientists’ understanding of global warming, and that there is […]

April 17th

Climate Change Is Worsening Drought — NOAA Study Fans Confusion Flame

When I first saw the news that the 2012 US drought probably wasn’t caused by global warming, I knew the global warming misinformers confusionists would blow the story and get caught up in all kinds of anti-science conspiracy theories. Naturally, that’s what they’ve done. Of course, NOAA was quite haphazard with this report, knowing full well […]

April 17th

The State Of The Climate Change Battle: Science-Based Warnings Vs. The Politician's Caution.

During a ten-day period last month, two very different views about climate change were presented to the public from two very different bodies of influence. The two conflicting perspectives illustrate well the chasm which now exists between mainstream science and mainstream US politics regarding one of the most important issues facing society today. Leading policy makers, […]

April 3rd

Climate Change Causing Extreme Drought and Flooding in UK

  The UK has experienced a record rainfall on top of a severe drought this year. The record rainfall created widespread flooding of a magnitude never seen before. Still, the groundwater levels were above and “well above” the average for early Autumn. Terry Marsh from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) says: “sustained recoveries of […]

October 19th

While Romney Mocks Sea-Level Rise, City Planners across the Country Take Action

  At the Republican national convention last week, Mitt Romney mocked efforts to address climate change, specifically deriding President Obama for seeking to address rising ocean levels.  Here’s what he said: “President Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans…(pause to allow for laughter) and to heal the planet.  My promise … is […]

September 7th

Connection between Climate Change & Extreme Weather Nailed by Al Jazeera English (Must Watch)

  Via the always excellent Dr. Joe Romm of Climate Progress: Last week I wrote that “Every Network Gets Extreme Weather Story Right.” The ABC News weather editor even ended his story, “Now’s the time we start limiting manmade greenhouse gases.” But the major networks only devote 3 minutes each to what is in fact the “Climate […]

July 25th

‘Virtually’ Certain Effect of Human-Caused ‘Climate Change Is Observable in Arctic Sea Ice Already Today’ (Study)

  Here’s one more huge repost of the day. This one comes from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology via (Climate Progress). Quick summary? Humans are warming the Earth. Yeah, we knew that, but scientists have just added the 10,000th piece of evidence (figuratively speaking) with a study on Arctic sea ice loss. Here’s more in […]

May 11th

Europe to Suffer Colder and Stormier Future

  Scientists have previously predicted that Britain will likely see a drop in sea and land temperatures over the next century due to changes in the climate as a result of greenhouse gas increases, and now scientists believe that Britain may also see an increase in violent storms. Why are these changes predicted to take […]

April 3rd

Correction: 2010 & 2005 Actually Hottest Years on Record According to UK Met Office; World Warming Faster than Thought

  It’s long been known by people who follow climate science that the Met Office underestimates global temperature rise. Why? Because it’s Hadley/CRU (Climatic Research Unit) Temperature dataset (HadCRUT) undersamples the Arctic, and the Arctic is where the most warming is occurring. “Now the Met[eorological] Office (part of the Defence Ministry) has corrected their errors and update […]

March 20th

Top US Climate Scientist, Head of NASA Institute: "What would you do if you knew what I know?"

  Some more key quotes from top NASA climate scientist, head of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Dr. James Hansen from the video posted below: “It would be immoral to leave these young people with a climate system spiraling out of control.” “Global warming is already affecting people.” As covered here on Planetsave […]

March 9th