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Effects of Global Warming on Humans – From 2015 IPCC SYR Data

Not only posing significant risks for Earth’s natural systems, the effects of global warming on humans and human systems have only recently begun receiving the expanded attention they critically require. From hazardous effects causing potential loss of life, injury, or other negative health impacts, to the potential exposure of social, economic, and infrastructure assets to […]

June 30th

Climate Change-Induced Collapse of Civilization by 2040 Reports UK Foreign Office

Releasing this exclusive freely in the public interest, best-selling author Dr. Nafeez Ahmed is offering a unique view of the critically significant impact that climate change is having on our lives, our livelihoods, and even our likelihood of survival on this planet. Dr Nafeez Ahmed is an international security scholar and investigative journalist, currently serving as a […]

June 25th

Sixth Mass Extinction Has Arrived, Confirms Stanford

Declaring that the sixth mass extinction has arrived, Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich confirms that species are disappearing off the face of Earth faster now than at any time since the mass extinction of dinosaurs. Calling for “fast action to conserve threatened species, populations and habitat before the window of opportunity closes,” Ehrlich and his team […]

June 22nd

What Causes Global Warming?

Droughts, lengthy hot spells, heavy downpours, floods, and other extreme weather events are occurring more frequently and intensely every year. Around the world, research teams are analyzing these trends, noting the changes in temperature, rainfall, ice mass, sea level, and many other variables recorded by weather measuring devices. The trends are undeniable: the Earth is […]

May 29th

Australian Views on Climate Change Shifting

With a national election under a fortnight away the attitude Australian’s have to climate change continues to shift. With Australian’s going to the polls on the 21st of August a new poll by Gallup shows that the countries attitudes towards global warming could be a factor in an election which follows many others with global […]

August 10th

Giant Ice Island Breaks Off Greenland

Big global warming news of the weekend, other than it being global warming’s birthday, is that a giant island of ice has broken off a Greenland glacier. The massive ice island is 4 times the size of Manhattan. It is the largest chunk of ice to break off of the Arctic since 1962.

August 8th

Tropical Forests Dying by 2100

A new study suggests that by 2100 only 18% to 45% of the plants and animals that make up tropical forests will still be there. The study, led by Greg Asner at the Carnegie Institutions Department of Global Ecology, combined new deforestation and selective logging data with climate change projections to consider their combined effects […]

August 6th

Hawaiian Glaciers Reveal Climate History

Clues found near the summit of Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii suggest that changes in a far flung climate system had implications all over the world. Boulders deposited on the summit of Mauna Kea by an ancient glacier have provided evidence of ancient glacier formation, a result of the most recent ice age, […]

August 6th

More Frequent and Intense Heat Waves for New York

Heatwaves like the one that hit the northeast of America in July are likely to be more commonplace in the future. A new study from climate scientists at The City College of New York (CCNY) suggests that densely built urban environments like Manhattan are likely to suffer more frequent and more intense heatwaves in the […]

July 30th

Global Carbon Dioxide Emissions Fall in 2009 – Past Decade Still Sees Rapid Emissions Growth

The latest EPI release is on carbon emissions trends and the potential results. by Amy Heinzerling In 2009, carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in China—the world’s leading emitter—grew by nearly 9 percent. At the same time, emissions in most industrial countries dropped, bringing global CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use down from a high of 8.5 billion […]

Snow Will Fall Despite Climate Change

America’s winter just passed might be melting in the current heat, but the snow that fell was not affected by climate change or a warming planet. New research published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters found that the heavier than normal snows that fell along the east coast of America, making it the snowiest winter […]

July 27th

Coal and CO2 Predictions Flawed

CO2 emission estimates based on coal and fossil fuel production are pessimistic at best, says new research. A new study by Tad Patzek, chair of the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Austin, has shown that CO2 emission estimates used for government policy decisions assume unlimited coal and fossil fuel […]

July 27th

People Care More if Climate Change Impacts their Health

A new exploratory study out of George Mason University has found that people will care more about climate change if it is framed as a public health problem. The authors of the study interviewed 70 Americans and had the respondents read a public health framed essay on climate change. Their results found that, on the […]

July 20th

Climate Change and National Security [VIDEO]

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/v/vmv3NAO9sRc&color1=0xb1b1b1&color2=0xd0d0d0&hl=en_US&feature=player_embedded&fs=1] I mentioned this video in last week’s greencast, but I have decided that really didn’t do it justice. This is such an excellent video it deserves its own post. I highly recommend watching it now.

July 19th

If Global Warming Were Caused by Aliens…

What a great cartoon. I ran across it on ClimateProgress today, but think I’ve heard this idea mentioned before. As Horsey (the cartoonist) shows, if the threats we are facing due to climate change were coming from any external source, most people would be acting quite differently (similar to the point conservative writer Jonathan Kay […]

July 17th