November 16th, 2017 | by Stephen Hanley
The Alliance of World Scientists has issued what it calls a "Second Warming" about the danger to the survival of the human species if climate change is not addressed soon. Here are the thirteen steps the more than 15,000 signatories to that warning recommend
November 11th, 2017 | by Stephen Hanley
Researchers told those attending the COP 23 climate summit in Bonn this week that all the world's electrical needs could be met by renewables by 2050. Activist Bill McKibben says the world must do more -- much more.
November 9th, 2017 | by Stephen Hanley
New algorithms make it possible for scientists to predict the effect of injecting sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere to cool the planet. Is that a good thing?
July 10th, 2012 | by James Ayre
On the global scale, 2011 was the coolest year since 2008, but temperatures were still considerably above the 30 year [&hellip
July 29th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Floods, one of the hallmark natural disasters resulting in greater occurrence and strength from climate change, are tearing about homes, cities, and people in Bangladesh and Seoul, South Korea this week. Seoul has seen the heaviest rains in July since 1907 now. At least 59 people are dead and 10 missing, according to the latest reports. About 10,000 people from about 4,800 homes have been left homeless
July 27th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
South Korea just got nailed with some heavy rain that has triggered landslides in and flooding in and near its large capital city, Seoul. 32 have been confirmed dead so far. (Whatever you do, don't consider that is has anything to do with climate change, even though this is exactly the sort of catastrophe climate scientists have predicted will become more and more common.)
July 7th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
The United States is getting its share of "natural" disasters this year, and the Southwest U.S. especially. Unprecedented drought, wildfires, and now dust storms. Just what the climate scientists have predicted and been warning us about for years. (Of course, expected to get much worse though if we don't change course soon.)
June 28th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
11 veteran U.S. and Canadian scientists and environmentalists (Maude Barlow, Wendell Berry, Tom Goldtooth, Danny Glover, James Hansen, Wes Jackson, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, George Poitras, David Suzuki, and Gus Speth) have jointly called for non-violent disobedience in front of our grand White House this summer to try to stop the proposed Keystone XL pipeline
June 25th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Dr. Jeff Masters, a world-leading meteorologist, just finished a compilation of what he considered 2010's top 20 extreme weather events. All in all, he considers 2010 to be the most extreme year for weather since records began and, unfortunately, with a good understanding of climate change, he hints at what we could be in for if we don't turn things around quickly
June 19th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Climate Progress likes to highlight fun articles on global warming and political matters from The Onion ("America's Finest News Source") from time to time and recently recycled a couple from previous years. I love this one, so am sharing here as well
June 17th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
I had a post on some of Dr. Jeff Masters' recent comments on the ridiculous extreme weather we've been seeing this year just about one week ago, but he just published a new analysis on these issues that I thought was worth covering as well.
The key, general points are as follows
June 15th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Good global weirding (aka climate change, global warming) stories from the past week or so
June 11th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
This is a good video, not brand new (from about a week ago, which might mean ancient on the internet), but worth a looksy
June 10th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Think it's hot? Well, it is! Cities all across the U.S. have shattered heat records this week. (Don't forget, though, don't try to connect them to climate change or global warming!) Of course, its worth knowing, the hottest summers these days will be comparable to the coolest summers in 2050 if we don't do something about climate change FAST.
"The fossil-fueled heat wave blazing across the United States east of the Rockies has killed at least eight people, knocked out power from Detroit to Connecticut, and set 1,859 high-temperature and 993 high-minimum-temperature records this week."
June 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
This is an excellent video of what was already an excellent piece by Bill McKibben in the Washington Post.
Stephen Thomson of Plonomedia.com apparently decided to read McKibben's op-ed while adding screenshots and videos of the incidents and information mentioned. It is a must-see
June 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
Dr. Ray Bradley, one of the lead authors of the famous (and, to some, incorrectly infamous) study that included the "hockey stick" temperature graph, has spoken out about the harassment he's received and attempt of some politicians to thwart scientific and societal promise
May 24th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan
This is a question that has definitely popped into my mind. And, if you are at all familiar with the fact that climate change is not just about sea levels or heat but is also causing (and going to cause more) much more extreme weather or "global weirding" as some put it, you are probably curious as well