Five of the world’s largest oil companies are now in the process of being sued by New York City for their “contributions to global warming,” Comptroller Scott Stringer has revealed. … [Read full article]
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. … [Read full article]
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 … [Read full article]
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 … [Read full article]
It isn’t official yet, but 2014 appears to have been the hottest year on the world temperature record. In December, during the U.N. climate talks in Lima, Peru (COP20), the … [Read full article]
Underwater habitat at Aquarius Reef Base (photo provided to Flickr courtesy of Stephen Frink, www.stephenfrink.com/) On July 2, 2014, ocean scientists who have spent the last 31 days living in an … [Read full article]
Here’s a video with some beautiful music and some chilling pics of our changing climate: Apparently, the song is by Emily Maguire.
Mesocore offers a container-sized housing solution that purifies rain water and is solar-powered. The potential return on investment for donating one to a family in need is very large. If … [Read full article]
By Maggie Fox, President and CEO, Climate Reality Project It’s funny. A lot of the rhetoric we hear pushing back against putting a price on carbon pollution parrots the argument that … [Read full article]
Extreme hurricane storm surge events are going to become at least 10 times more common in the near future as a result of climate change, new research from the Niels … [Read full article]
NASA announced the birth of Tropical Storm Evan on the 12th of December maybe not knowing just how damaging this storm would end up being. The Samoan government has declared … [Read full article]
The Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University released their initial outlook for the 2013 Atlantic basin hurricane season last Friday, providing four scenarios for how the season may … [Read full article]
New studies conducted by researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey have found that tsunamis pose a risk to the East Coast of the United States. Researcher Uri ten Brink noted … [Read full article]
After covering environmental research and science for the past 7 years I’ve come to believe that there needs to be more focus shone on a holistic response to environmental crises. … [Read full article]
This is a fun one: Think any of the few remaining global warming deniers got the message this time around?
I imagine you aren’t just hearing from me that Obama won the election, but if you are, I’m happy to be the one bringing you the news!! 😀 If … [Read full article]
Al Gore, again, nails communication of the link between global warming and Sandy, as well as numerous other US climate disasters this year. Check it out: He also nails … [Read full article]
Following up on the 7 Sandy image–quote combos I shared yesterday, here are 17 more: I hear the estimate is now at $50 billion.
Ah, the priorities some of our top politicians have these days…. As you read the great post below by Michael Conathan (courtesy Climate Progress), recall that vice presidential candidate … [Read full article]
Yep, one of the two possible-to-get-elected candidates for president of the United States of America wants to get rid of federal disaster relief. He wants to privatize it! Which … [Read full article]
This video below is awesome on a few levels. For one, New Jersey’s Republican Governor Chris Christie completely sticks it to Fox News, nails Fox News correspondents like the … [Read full article]
Mitt Romney made a big joke during the Republican national convention about Obama’s efforts to address climate change, and the crowd loved it. He then made the note that … [Read full article]
For what may be the first time in history, a climate disaster has hit a populated area with enough advance warning that the Internet was able to quickly kick into … [Read full article]
Monday night saw Hurricane Sandy make landfall in New Jersey after days of heavy rains and slow progress up the Mid-Atlantic. While not as horrific as past hurricanes — owing … [Read full article]
Below are 7 important image—quote combos that I think everyone should see, and which should not be forgotten in the wake of Hurricane Sandy:
Since we last reported on Hurricane Sandy last week the storm has only intensified and the US East Coast is preparing for massive flooding and a massive damage bill. … [Read full article]
NASA satellites have been monitoring Hurricane Sandy for a a few days now, and as time goes on the storm just seems to get bigger, as seen in the … [Read full article]
Just ahead of Halloween, a storm is brewing off the East Coast that could be (as some forecasters are predicting) a “Billion Dollar Storm.” With a probable chance of … [Read full article]
The Atlantic hurricane season has already gotten off to a flyer, with six named storms already, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, may have a pretty hectic … [Read full article]
This was recently reposted over on CleanTechnica, from the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy (SACE), but I thought it made for a great Planetsave repost as well. It was written by SACE … [Read full article]
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 … [Read full article]
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced last Thursday their predictions for the upcoming hurricane seasons for the Eastern Pacific, Atlantic, and Central Pacific regions, and if their predictions … [Read full article]
The claim that global warming and climate change aren’t real gets increasingly ridiculous each year. For one, the science just makes it so much more obvious as it develops … [Read full article]
There are many causes that could create a global crisis, from food shortages to financial shortfalls to the effects of global warming and climate change. But the biggest concern is … [Read full article]
The News: MIT and Princeton University researchers have found that extreme weather events that are supposed to occur about once every 100 years are likely to occur every three to … [Read full article]
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) both released their final evaluations of global temperatures in 2011 yesterday. They provide … [Read full article]
2011 was a record year for extreme weather, as I’ve noted a few times already. Meteorologist Dr. Jeff Masters of Wunderblog has more on last year’s wild weather, including … [Read full article]
Not only was 2011 another active hurricane season – producing a total of 19 tropical storms – but it also broke the ‘hurricane amnesia’ and reminded residents in the Northeast … [Read full article]
The tropical tourist paradise of Thailand is currently suffering through enormously costly floods, resulting from a “weak” La Niña monsoon season. Following September’s extremely heavy rains — five feet of rain for the month — the monsoon season continues virtually unabated into this month, where it also coincided, last weekend, with the highest tides of the month. It is estimated that 10 % of the nation’s rice crop has been destroyed, so far, costing nearly 4 billion USD, and growing. This will have certain impact on global food prices (driving them higher) and on food security for tens of millions of people.
Yep, that’s a graph of U.S. disasters according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Looks a bit like the graphs of greenhouse gas emissions, doesn’t it? Looks completely opposite the trend of Arctic sea ice. Strange…
The capital of the Philippines, Manila, has lost power after being struck by a powerful typhoon, Typhoon Nesat. So far, at least 7 people have been killed, some of them children. 100,000 people were ordered to evacuate the Albay province.
Japan has already had a horrible year when it comes to disasters. The tremendous Fukushima earthquakes, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns were more than any country should have to deal with. Now, unfortunately, it is about to be slammed with a potentially deadly typhoon, Typhoon Roke.
Tropical Storm Lee’s remnants combined with a warm front along the US East Coast are bringing heavy rainfall from New England to the Appalachian Mountains, causing rivers to flood and residents to consider moving to higher ground.
Rick Perry — praying for corporations, working to dirty our water and air and worsen our climate:
Leading humans-cause-global-warming denier Pat Michaels, largely funded by the Koch brothers and Big Oil, gave the world a wonderful line of compassion last Friday. With much of the country panicking, or at least concerned, about Hurricane Irene (and for good reason), Michaels commented, “It is doubtful that Irene will even cough up eight bodies.”
Some top activism news of the past few days:
This stunningly beautiful HDR image of the remnants of Hurricane Irene was taken in New York by Jose Sepulveda.
Hurricane Irene has spent its force, entering New York as a downgraded Tropical Storm, and left many residents and experts breathing a sigh of relief over a storm that they thought could have been much, much worse.