Category: Global Warming

Robert Hunziker: Global Warming on a Rampage

The year 2019 is the 43rd consecutive year, since 1977, with both land and ocean temperatures above the global 20th century average

Damian Carrington: Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970

The huge loss is a tragedy in itself but also threatens the survival of civilisation, say the world’s leading scientists

Kate Aronoff: Fossil Fuels Are a Threat to Civilization

The IPCC authors promise that we will see coastal cities swallowed by the sea, global food shortages, and $54 trillion in climate-associated costs as soon as 2040.

Kevin Anderson: A “Marshall Plan” for Climate Change

About 70 percent of global emissions of carbon dioxide come from about 20 percent of the world population

Mark Howden: New UN report outlines ‘urgent, transformational’ change

The choices we make today are shaping the future for coming generations. As the new report makes clear, if we are serious about the 1.5℃ target, we need to act now

Bill McKibben: The Trump administration knows the planet is going to boil. It doesn’t care

Trump’s team used last week to sneak in disastrous, linked policies on climate change and child refugee camps

Brenda Ekwurzel: Wildfires Are Faster, Stronger, Deadlier

Interview on climate change

John Feffer: Disrupters in Chief

From Washington to Rome, so-called “populist” politicians are hacking away at a genuinely broken status quo. But their alternatives are either uninspired or terrifying

George Monbiot: Contrary to Reason

Rosy worldviews that rely on avoiding inconvenient truths should always set alarm bells ringing

Juan Cole: 20,000 Scientists are Deeply Alarmed about Humanity

The “Letter Warning Humanity” from scientists has now been signed by over 20,000 scientists, as The Independent notes. The reason for this alarm is given in these charts: They show alarmingly accelerating carbon dioxide emissions (we were up worldwide again last year), declining access to fresh water, and endangered species and other dangers facing the Read more…

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