How to talk about climate change across the political divide

Environmental News Bits

Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and evangelical Christian, has written a book that lays out strategies for discussing the climate crisis in a divided country. Read more → Books Climate change Communicating scienceRead the full story in the New Yorker.

Climate Change Is Widespread, Rapid, and Intensifying — And Terrifying

Law and Environment

The IPCC has released its Sixth Assessment Report on the physical science basis of climate change. Here are a number of the lowlights: It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land.


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Delayed harm and the politics of climate change, reconsidered

Legal Planet

Does the climate keep warming, stay the same, or even cool? There is another important aspect to what is sometimes called “committed warming,” “climate inertia,” or “zero emissions commitment,” an aspect I wrote about over a decade ago. Climate Change Politics sea level rise

Satellites may have underestimated warming in the lower atmosphere

Environmental News Bits

New research by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) climate scientists and collaborators shows that satellite measurements of the temperature of the troposphere (the lowest region of the atmosphere) may have underestimated global warming over the last 40 years. Read more → Climate change PublicationsRead the full story from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Climate Change Bets and Julian Simon versus Paul Ehrlich Again

Environmental and Urban Economics

A nuanced blog post about the damage that we will suffer because of climate change. Given all of the uncertainty associated with climate change, it is important to distinguish a few dimensions of this uncertainty; #1 Will we face more frequent and more severe weather events going forward in time? I believe that the Social Cost of Carbon is declining over time (Holding the atmospheric GHG level fixed).

Climate Change Is Widespread, Rapid, and Intensifying — And Terrifying


The IPCC has released its Sixth Assessment Report on the physical science basis of climate change. Here are a number of the lowlights: It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land. Posted on August 10, 2021 by Seth Jaffe.

Are Wildfires Getting Worse Due to Climate Change?


A significant body of research suggests that the likelihood and impact of wildfires today may be greater as a result of climate change. How Climate Change Will Impact Future Heat Waves. climate change is making these sorts of things worse”.

Sprinkling basalt over soil could remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

Physics World

Sprinkling powered basalt over natural ecosystems would remove vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the Earth’s atmosphere while also improving soils. Could the breakdown of rocks mitigate climate change? Climate

Land-use, climate change, and policy – Opportunities to act locally while thinking globally


Land-Use and Climate Change Growing urban populations are accelerating land-use change (LUC) around the globe, as witnessed in the Front Range of Colorado 1–3. What are the implications of different land-use decisions with regard to water management and climate change?

The most crucial – and controversial – tech to fight climate change

New Scientist

out of the atmosphere. They are essential to net-zero climate plans – but does anyone know how to make them work “Negative emissions” technologies involve sucking CO?

In a 4°C World, the Inexorable Climate Change-Biodiversity Nexus

Green Law

Those in the know increasingly warn that climate change exacerbates already dire human threats to biodiversity, rendering protected biodiversity redoubts no longer habitable but leaving no places to which to migrate. As we needlessly hurl ourselves into the 4°C future and as we gobble ever more of Earth’s resources, climate change and biodiversity portend intertwined, grave threats. A 4°C world will reshape the human and nonhuman landscapes of the planet.

Vapor Storms Are Threatening People and Property

Scientific American

More moisture in a warmer atmosphere is fueling intense hurricanes and flooding rains. -- Read more on Features Environment Climate Change

Analysis: Climate change: ditch 90% of the world’s coal and 60% of oil and gas to limit warming to 1.5°C – experts

A Greener Life

C above the pre-industrial average in 2020, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned in its recent report that Earth could hit 1.5°C C could help avoid the most serious effects of climate change. from the atmosphere sometime in the future.

Climate Change: How Did We End Up Here?

Nature Talkies

Yes, we are talking about climate change. . The primary reason why climate change is an alarming cause is our negligence and exploitative nature. The natural climate cycle of the Earth is related to climate change.

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Manada Conservancy Hosts Oct. 26 Plants Rule! Harvesting The Sun For Climate Change Program

PA Environment Daily

Harvesting The Sun For Climate Change program at the Hershey Gardens Conservatory , 170 Hotel Road in Hershey, Dauphin County starting at 7:00 p.m. Biological processes are important in reaching a carbon-negative future that reduces greenhouse gases in our atmosphere. Penn State University's Dr. Tom Richard will help us understand the amazing ability of living plants in agriculture and forest ecosystems to remove carbon from the atmosphere.

Reason for Hope: New Study Highlights how Washington’s Natural Spaces Can Help Fight Climate Change

Washington Nature

What are Natural Climate Solutions? Natural Climate Solutions harness the tremendous capacity of forests, wetlands and farmlands to combat climate change. “ Every effort matters when it comes to climate.

How Much Did Ancient Land-Clearing Fires in New Zealand Affect the Climate?

Inside Climate News

A new study adds to the evidence that forest clearing and the spread of agriculture affected the Earth’s atmosphere and temperature earlier than previously believed. Science Antarctica Climate Change Glacier NewZealand Wildfire

Will renewable energy save us from climate change?

Global Green

Ultimately, the message conveyed by Moore is renewable technology is not enough to save our planet from climate change and the only way forward is for the human race to slow down. Following Moore’s movie broadcasting, various climate experts signed a letter where they claim scientific and technological advancements made renewable energy alternatives more viable and cheaper to run than fossil fuels. Their structures are climate resilient. Antonio Salituro.

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Testimony by Michael Shellenberger before the House Agriculture Committee on “Climate Change and the U.S. Agriculture and Forestry Sectors”

Environmental Progress

Testimony before the House Agriculture Committee for a Hearing on “Climate Change and the U.S. Technological change and agricultural modernization will significantly outweigh climate change in the U.S. It similarly suggests that the risks of climate change to U.S.

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Four cheap solutions to climate change

Edouard Stenger

For my first article since hurricanes Harvey and Katrina, I could have written another article on how not solving climate change would cost us trillions of dollars. Local air pollution (and global climate change) ; 4.

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Flooding patterns expected to change with future warming

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story from the National Center for Atmospheric Research. Climate change will significantly alter future patterns of flooding, according to a new study led in part by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Although future increases in moderate storms won’t necessarily lead to more runoff in many regions, extreme storms will generate… Read more → Climate change Floods Publications

Permafrost thaw could release bacteria and viruses

Environmental News Bits

When considering the implications of thawing permafrost, our initial worries are likely to turn to the major issue of methane being released into the atmosphere and exacerbating global warming or issues for local communities as the ground and infrastructure become unstable. While this is bad enough,… Read more → Climate change Environmental health PublicationsRead the full story from the European Space Agency.

New Climate Research From a Year-Long Arctic Expedition Raises an Ozone Alarm in the High North

Inside Climate News

Warming of the surface of the Arctic is matched by a colder polar vortex high in the atmosphere, which is speeding the breakdown of the Earth’s shield against ultraviolet rays. Science Climate Change mosaic Ozone research

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IPCC climate report: Profound changes are underway in Earth’s oceans and ice – a lead author explains what the warnings mean

Environmental News Bits

by Robert Kopp (Rutgers University) Humans are unequivocally warming the planet, and that’s triggering rapid changes in the atmosphere, oceans and polar regions, and increasing extreme weather around the world, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns in a new report.

In a first, global climate models will be made available via the cloud

Environmental News Bits

A collaboration between Amazon, SilverLining and the National Center for Atmospheric Research aims to democratize access to climate simulations. Read more → Climate change Data scienceRead the full story at Morning Consult.

Oceans may start emitting ozone-depleting CFCs

Successful Green

As atmospheric concentrations of CFC-11 drop, the global ocean should become a source of the chemical by the middle of next century, a new MIT study predicts.

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Drier Springs Bring Hotter Summers in the Withering Southwest

Inside Climate News

Like other climate scientists, he knew from research papers and worldwide storm patterns that a warming atmosphere is thirstier and sops up more moisture from oceans and the land. Science Climate Change Drought heat NERN - Mountain West

Many measures of Earth’s health are at worst levels on record, NOAA finds

Environmental News Bits

A fatal virus and a massive economic downturn did not stop planet-warming gases in the atmosphere last year from rising to their highest levels in human history, researchers say. Barely a year after the coronavirus grounded planes, shuttered factories and brought road traffic to a standstill, the associated… Read more → Climate change PublicationsRead the full story in the Washington Post.

The Origins of Climate Awareness in the Legal Academy

Legal Planet

Today, climate change is the central, though by no means the only, concern in environmental law. I found only one relevant reference using the term “climate change” before 1985. There were a few more mentions of climate change in 1983.

Never Give Up. Never Surrender.

Legal Planet

It’s not hard to see why some people despair about the climate. In the long run, warming will be determined by how much carbon we pump into the atmosphere before we stop. And each half degree of warming causes more and more havoc, as the climate becomes increasingly destabilized.

Why I Was Wrong About Methane

Legal Planet

But it’s also a short-lived one, which only stays in the atmosphere for twenty years or so. Before we can take those steps, institutions and public attitudes will themselves have to adapt to the realities of climate change. Giving them a stake in climate policy is a smart move.

Top 20 Leading Weather & Climate Voices to Follow in 2021


A new IPCC report also has climate experts calling out for the world to take notice. To help you stay informed, we’ve put together some of our favorite voices in the weather and climate space, to help you know where to turn to for expert insights, commentary, and advice.

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Coastal ecosystems worldwide: Billion-dollar carbon reservoirs

Environmental News Bits

Australia’s coastal ecosystems alone save the rest of the world costs of around 23 billion US dollar a year by absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere. Coastal ecosystems such as seagrass meadows, salt marshes and mangrove forests make an important contribution to… Read more → Biodiversity Climate change PublicationsRead the full story from the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig.

UN: ‘We are likely to miss climate targets’

A Greener Life

Just months before the crucial COP26 climate summit begins, the UN has issued a stark warning that we are far off the speed needed to tackle the climate crisis. The UN released its climate change Synthesis Report last week detailing many of the concerns raised by Guterres and Talas.

George Monbiot Q + A – How rejuvenating nature could help fight climate change

Science Blogs

George Monbiot Q + A – How rejuvenating nature could help fight climate change. Natural climate solutions let nature do the hard work in the fight against climate change by restoring habitats such as forests and wetlands.

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The world just experienced its warmest month ever

A Greener Life

On the back of the dark and sombre Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) cli mate report released last week, the US government agency National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has confirmed that this July was the warmest month ever experienced on Earth.

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Building a More Resilient, Just City

Academy of Natural Sciences

These rare storms are expected to become more frequent with climate change as a warmer atmosphere can hold (and during storms release!) Some of the most challenging impacts from development have to do with changes to the water cycle.

Climate warnings: over 200 people die as Germany suffers Europe’s most deadly extreme weather event

A Greener Life

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has directly blamed climate change and as she visited the trail of devastation left behind at flood sites said Germany must pick up the pace with which it is tackling the impact of the climate crisis. Climate change to blame?

BreezoMeter & Weather Geeks Discuss Unknown Facts about the Weather & Climate


Host of the Weather Geeks podcast, Dr. Marshall Shepherd is a leading global expert on meteorology, a professor and Director of the Atmospheric Sciences Program at the University of Georgia, and former president of the American Meteorological Society.

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Hot off the Press: The New IPCC Report

Legal Planet

The IPCC issued the massive first volume of its new report on climate change on Monday. This volume focuses on climate science: how much will the world warm, and what will the impacts be? Remember that this would mean twice as much temperature change as we’ve already experienced.