Climate Change and Me

Academy of Natural Sciences

The first climate change presentation I saw was back in the 1970s when I was working for the National Weather Service. Murray Mitchell, was the top climate scientist for NWS. Some scientists were interpreting satellite data and were convinced there was no warming.

Using Science for Equitable Policies: A framework for climate scientists

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate science is having its moment. With the recent administration changes, climate change is getting attention at the national level through much-needed bold and ambitious federal policy developments. “We

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Judge Scales Back Climate Scientist’s Case Against Bloggers

Inside Climate News

judge has ruled that the conservative think tank the Competitive Enterprise Institute cannot be held responsible for an outside blogger’s 2012 online attack on a prominent climate scientist.

The Rate of Global Warming During Next 25 Years Could Be Double What it Was In The Previous 50, a Renowned Climate Scientist Warns

Inside Climate News

Former NASA climate scientist James Hansen urged Congress decades ago to act on climate change. Science aerosols Climate Change James HansenNow he says he expects reduced aerosol pollution to lead to a steep temperature rise.

Earth911 Podcast: Coastal Flooding in 2050 With Climate Scientist James Renwick

Earth 911

Listen to “Earth911 Interview: Coastal Flooding In 2050 With Climate Scientist James Renwick” on Spreaker. The post Earth911 Podcast: Coastal Flooding in 2050 With Climate Scientist James Renwick appeared first on Earth911.

Hurricane Ida supercharges climate change in the US

A Greener Life

Failing to connect the climate dots. Commentators have since argued that the US’s infrastructure is not able to handle the impacts of climate change. Many news networks have been criticised for not including reference climate change in their coverage of Ida.

Climate Change Is Intensifying the Water Cycle, New IPCC Report Finds

Circle of Blue

The climate crisis will jeopardize key sources of fresh water and make extreme weather events more severe. There are a handful of high-impact “tipping points” that could drastically change global or regional water cycles. degrees, the goal established in the Paris Climate Agreement.

More Heat This Weekend–More Inequities of Keeping Cool

Union of Concerned Scientists

As more high temperatures are forecast in the next few days, two of our climate scientists explain how people of color in four cities--Fresno, CA, Miami, FL, Mobile, AL, and Shreveport, LA--are at risk from the effects of urban heat islands.

Winners of 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics built mathematics of climate modeling, making predictions of global warming and modern weather forecasting possible

Environmental News Bits

by David Randall (Colorado State University) As a climate scientist myself, I was excited to learn that Syukuro Manabe, Klaus Hasselmann and Giorgio Parisi have been awarded the 2021 Nobel Prize for Physics.

IPCC report: global emissions must peak by 2025 to keep warming at 1.5°C – we need deeds not words

Environmental News Bits

C of global warming – the “safe” limit for temperature rise outlined in the Paris Agreement – as soon as the early 2030s, according to a landmark report by the world’s most senior climate scientists. by Keith Baker (Glasgow Caledonian University) Earth could exceed 1.5°C

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Computer models of civilization offer routes to ending global warming

Environmental News Bits

As the world’s top climate scientists released a report full of warnings this week, they kept insisting that the world still has a chance to avoid the worst effects of climate change… That hopeful pathway, in which dangerous changes to the world’s climate eventually stop, is the product of giant computer simulations of the… Read more → Climate changeRead the full story from NPR.

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

Inside Climate News

Science Climate Change mosaic Ozone researchWarming 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.

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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

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.

Top 20 Leading Weather & Climate Voices to Follow in 2021

Breezometer

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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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?

Opinion: The planet is coded red – now what?

A Greener Life

As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) last week released the most anticipated and feared climate report; Climate Change: the Physical Science Basis , UN Secretary-General called it a code red for humanity. Most comprehensive climate data.

13 things we learned from the landmark IPCC climate report

New Scientist

The world’s top climate scientists have today released their first major review in eight years on the physical science of climate change, in a report approved by 195 countries

The cost of climate inaction laid bare as fatal wildfires sweep Turkey

A Greener Life

Climate scientists have long predicted that the Mediterranean will be hit hard by rising temperatures and changes in rainfall, driven by human emissions. climate change impacts Mediterranean Weather climate impacts climate inaction Extreme weather Turkey wildfires

In the wake of the latest dire climate report, how do we keep moving forward?

Enviromental Defense

Last week, the IPCC released their latest climate report – and the findings were serious. The report is the most comprehensive to-date from the international panel of scientists who work on climate change – and shows just how crucial the next couple years are for climate action.

Climate Change in the Courts

Vermont Law

It has been a busy year for climate litigation and 2020 promises even more fireworks. the landmark securities fraud trial in New York against Exxon, and the proliferation of state nuisance cases against oil companies will put courts in the position to answer important questions on how they will handle climate issues. This will require radical overhaul of the nation’s energy and transportation systems and fundamental changes to agricultural production and the built environment.

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Big Oil can’t increase production and pretend it’s part of the climate solution

Enviromental Defense

That was the timeline laid down by the most prestigious body of climate scientists for limiting warming to 1.5 Its tagline is “Helping Canada achieve its climate goals.”. This is the path to oil sands companies “helping Canada achieve its climate goals”?

White House announces new head of climate assessment after ousting Trump-era pick

Environmental News Bits

The White House has announced that Allison Crimmins will lead a major government report on climate change after the Trump-era pick for the job was removed earlier this year. Crimmins, a climate scientist who spent almost a decade working at the Environmental Protection Agency, is now the director… Read more → Climate change Federal governmentRead the full story at The Hill.

On Behalf Of Environmentalists, I Apologize For The Climate Scare

Environmental Progress

On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over the last 30 years. Climate change is happening. I have been a climate activist for 20 years and an environmentalist for 30.

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A further blow to tar sands development as developer cancels Keystone XL

A Greener Life

Jared Margolis, a senior attorney at the Center for Biological Diversity celebrated the move: “This is a landmark moment in the fight against the climate crisis. Would have been game-over for the climate. The Alberta tar sands.

The Trump War on Science: Daring blindness, Denying climate change, Destroying the EPA and other daily disasters

Science Blogs

The Trump War on Science: Daring blindness, Denying climate change, Destroying the EPA and other daily disasters. But along with those macro-level issues, Trump and his cronies are still hammering away at climate change denial, environmental protection, research funding and public health issues. pulling out of the Paris climate deal may make China great again. If elected governor, Graham says Florida would stick with Paris climate accord. .

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What’s Up With Water — August 16, 2021

Circle of Blue

According to Reuters, in late July scientists noted the third-largest loss of ice in Greenland in a single day. government scientists just declared as the hottest on record. The 1,300-page paper is the most comprehensive, up-to-date survey of the physical science of climate change.

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Global emissions from energy are flat. Now what ?

Edouard Stenger

There are still reasons to cheer in our fight against climate change. This is the third year in a row that emissions from energy are flat, yet, climate scientists report that our atmosphere is seeing its carbon content grow faster than ever.

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Physicists rise to the climate challenge: the October 2021 issue of Physics World

Physics World

Global solutions: What physicists can do to tackle the climate crisis. “A It’s easy to ignore such warnings as distant, vague and alarmist, something only of concern to policymakers and politicians at gatherings like next month’s COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

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John Kerry under fire for climate action delay tactics

A Greener Life

Kerry clarified his remarks by saying this is what scientists have been telling him. . One of the biggest political misunderstandings: “I am told by scientists that 50% of the reductions we have to make to get to net zero are going to come from technologies that we don’t yet have."

A Nobel pursuit

Real Climate

Last week, the Nobel physics prize was (half) awarded to Suki Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann for their work on climate prediction and the detection and attribution of climate change. This came as quite a surprise to the climate community – though it was welcomed warmly.

Climate adaptation should be based on robust regional climate information

Real Climate

Climate adaptation steams forward with an accelerated speed that can be seen through the Climate Adaptation Summit in January (see previous post ), the ECCA 2021 in May/June, and the upcoming COP26. The role of climate information. Regional climate information for society.

Extreme Weather & Wildfires: Showing the Whole Environmental Picture

Breezometer

In the US, many areas have hit continuous days of record-breaking temperatures during a heatwave that climate scientists suggest might be the worst drought to hit in the last 1,200 years. The CDC states that extreme heat is one of the biggest risks climate change poses to human health.

August 2021 Updates to the Climate Case Charts

Law Columbia

Each month, Arnold & Porter and the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law collect and summarize developments in climate-related litigation, which we also add to our U.S. climate litigation charts. HERE ARE THE ADDITIONS TO THE CLIMATE CASE CHART SINCE UPDATE # 148. Washington Supreme Court Said Climate Activist Was Entitled to Present Necessity Defense Based on Evidence that Legal Alternatives Were Not “Truly Reasonable”.

Deciphering the ‘SPM AR6 WG1’ code

Real Climate

I followed with great interest the launch of the sixth assessment report Working Group 1 (The Physical Science Basis) from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on August 9th. There is nevertheless a need to reach policy-makers who are unfamiliar with climate science.

Bad science and bad ethics in Peter Gleick’s Review of “Apocalypse Never” at Yale Climate Connections

Environmental Progress

In his review of Apocalypse Never at Yale Climate Connections, scientist Peter Gleick defends Malthus and the Malthusian tradition. Gleick similarly accuses me of denying any relationship between climate change and extreme weather events, and ignoring how fire seasons have grown longer.

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The Stream, August 12, 2021: Major Rivers in India Are Rising To Dangerous Levels

Circle of Blue

Climate Change Is Intensifying the Water Cycle, New IPCC Report Finds – The climate crisis will jeopardize key sources of fresh water and make extreme weather events more severe. YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN.

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Getting physical with the climate crisis

Physics World

C warming and there are clear signs of the climate chaos we’re starting to unleash. . The previous summit, held in Madrid in 2019, ended in frustration with little progress on issues such as carbon financing or sharing climate burdens between nations. Making pledges is easy.

THE AMERICAN WEST IS DRYING OUT. HERE’S WHAT WE CAN DO ABOUT IT.

Acoel

Due to climate change, that drought has been getting progressively worse: warmer winters lead to less precipitation, and hotter summers cause drier conditions, creating a vicious, downward cycle of heat and drought. Posted on August 25, 2021 by Richard M. Frank [1].

2020 was Europe’s hottest year on record, finds report

Physics World

These are among the key points in the European State of the Climate Report released today. Published each April, the report brings together data from national meteorological bodies and the European Union’s Copernicus climate change service.

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