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Studies of Two Reefs Reveal They May Be Damaged Beyond Recovery

The Pacific Ocean’s Great Barrier Reef and reefs of the Maldives in the Indian Ocean may never overcome the effects of global warming, scientists say.

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A Quiet Revolution Is Helping to Save the Planet From Climate Change

The consumption of electricity in many European nations is falling, a result of sustainability and energy efficiency efforts that could be used across the world. 

Posted on Mar 27, 2017 READ MORE



The Feuding Kleptocrats

While the power elites—inside and outside of government—squabble over corporate health insurance they are demolishing the remnants of democratic institutions and programs.

Posted on Mar 26, 2017 READ MORE



The Worst Climate News in the Age of Trump

The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization issued its annual climate report Tuesday, making a full and final assessment of 2016.

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The Earth Enters ‘Uncharted Territory’ With Unprecedented Heat and Carbon Dioxide Levels

The United Nations’ World Meteorological Organization confirms reports that 2016 was the hottest year on record and predicts more bad news for 2017.

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Scientists Calculate That Humans Cause at Least Half the Loss of Arctic Sea Ice

New research analyzes the decline of the region’s ecology by weighing natural variability and human factors.

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Global Warming Threatens the World’s Mountains

Climate change is fundamentally altering mountains across the world, making ecosystems more vulnerable as tree lines migrate up slopes.

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Pipeline Valve-Turners Fight for Peaceful Disobedience

Ken Ward shut off a pipeline in Washington state last year to protest a government “unresponsive” to climate change. Now he and others face imprisonment.

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Via Twitter, National Parks Service and NASA Defy Trump’s Gag on Climate Change Information

Many in the scientific community are also spreading word of an upcoming “Scientists March on Washington.”

Posted on Jan 25, 2017 READ MORE



Human Actions Caused 2016’s Record Heat, Scientists Say

The World Meteorological Organization reports that the temperature increase was significant and its speed was striking.

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 READ MORE



U.S. Faces ‘Abrupt and Substantial’ Crop Losses

Rising temperatures will lead to massive harvest decline in the U.S., which will cause problems for developing countries, international study says.

Posted on Jan 19, 2017 READ MORE



Giant Iceberg Is Poised to Break Off Antarctica, Scientists Say

A chunk the size of Delaware is expected to produce an event that could cause the collapse of the continent’s northern ice shelf.

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A ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Assessment on Arctic Warming

The latest Arctic Report Card from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration finds that the region’s temperatures continue to climb upward twice as fast as the global average.

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 READ MORE



Scientists Tinker With Plants to Boost Crop Yields and Carbon Storage

Modifying plants so they take in more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere offers hope of increasing crop yields and combating climate change.

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 READ MORE



How We Can Fight Back Against Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency

With regard to fighting global warming, the American public is, at best, now on its own. At worse, the federal government will change its laws to encourage activities that make the environment dirtier, more dangerous and hotter.

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 READ MORE



President Obama Spent ‘Unprecedented’ Billions on Fossil Fuel Projects Around the World

The Obama administration financed 70 fossil fuel projects in countries from India to Australia to South Africa with nearly $34 billion through the Export-Import Bank.

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Arctic Tipping Points Put Earth at Risk

A warming climate is exposing the Arctic to the possibility of radical changes that could endanger the rest of the planet, scientists say.

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Waiting for the Barbarians

The collapse of our democratic institutions, the pillaging of the economy by the elites and the surrender of our most basic constitutional rights will be enshrined permanently into law by a crisis.

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 READ MORE


Canada’s Indigenous Peoples Weigh In on Global Warming at COP22

At the conference on climate change in Marrakech, Morocco, Kevin Hart, the Assembly of First Nations regional chief for Manitoba, discusses humanity’s urgent need to heed the ecological wisdom of indigenous peoples.

Posted on Nov 23, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Warming Wreaks Havoc on Ecosystems

As climate change negotiations continue in Marrakech, scientists warn that global warming is affecting four-fifths of ecological processes vital to ecosystems.

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Politicians Will Feel the Heat From Rising Temperatures

It’s not just the planet that climate change is bad for—it could also get more government leaders thrown out of office.

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Geo-Engineering Unlikely to Work, Conservation Group Says

Attempts to limit climate change by using the novel technologies known as geo-engineering are very unlikely to work, leading biologists say.

Posted on Nov 3, 2016 READ MORE



Arctic Warming Gives U.S. and Europe the Chills

The effects of Arctic climate change on the jet stream could mean harsher winters for some of the most highly populated regions of the world.

Posted on Nov 2, 2016 READ MORE



Iraq’s Skies Darken as Islamic State Torches Oil

With many civilians likely to die in the conflict in Iraq and Syria, the fighting also threatens the environment as ISIS torches oil wells.

Posted on Oct 28, 2016 READ MORE



Rising Carbon Emissions Usher In New Era of Temperature Increases

Global CO2 concentrations have produced a new climate reality, with emissions levels unlikely to fall for centuries ahead.

Posted on Oct 24, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Sir Robert Watson, British Climate Expert

With pressure from the likes of Watson, a sleeping public may awaken to and act upon the imminent dangers of climate change.

Posted on Oct 8, 2016 READ MORE



Silence on Climate Change Is Another Form of Denial

The global environmental issue is real, and it is worsening. That it should play a central role in the U.S. elections is undebatable.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE



Hurricane Matthew Is a Herald of Man-Made Climate Change

Today’s hurricanes are made worse by the climate shift that has already occurred, and future hurricanes will be made even more devastating by denial of that fact.

Posted on Oct 6, 2016 READ MORE



The Last Time Summer Was This Hot, Human Beings Hadn’t Yet Left Africa (Video)

Climate scientist Michael Mann says there is “tentative but compelling evidence” that it was hotter this summer than it has been at any point in 100,000 years.

Posted on Sep 25, 2016 READ MORE



Hey Millennials, Here’s What Gary Johnson Believes (Video)

For starters, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership, fracking and “massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and social welfare programs of all kinds,” writes Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE



Dire Effects and Warnings of Climate Change Are Going Unheeded

New scientific studies address lack of awareness of the adverse economic, social and biodiversity effects that climate change is already having.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016 READ MORE



A Vote for Trump Is a Vote to Undo Vital Progress on Climate Change

The scientific evidence for global warming has never been clearer, yet the Republican presidential nominee boasts that he can’t wait to tear down President Obama’s positive environmental actions.

Posted on Sep 20, 2016 READ MORE



How to Stop Capitalism’s Deadly War With Nature

It’s not humanity alone that threatens life on earth. The bigger culprit is an economic and political system that relies on endless global appropriation of cheap food, energy, raw materials and labor.

Posted on Sep 13, 2016 READ MORE



In This Election, the Climate Should Trump Everything Else

No matter who becomes president, if we fail to make the environmental health of the planet the top issue, we will drive humanity over the precipice.

Posted on Sep 7, 2016 READ MORE



The Most Brazen Corporate Power Grab in American History

The 5,544-page text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership confirms that the agreement would be another step in the global capitalists’ march to enslave us. Open, sustained revolt is our only option.

Posted on Sep 2, 2016 READ MORE



Humans Sparked Global Warming Nearly 200 Years Ago

Human activity prompted climate change long before previous studies suggested, scientists say.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE



Climate Change Helps Drive Ethnically Divided Societies Into Armed Conflict

New scientific research confirms that climate-related extremes of heat or drought lead people divided by race or culture to fight over life’s necessities.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE



Carbon Emission Targets Set at 2015 Paris Conference May Be Too Little, Too Late

U.K. scientists warn that we may have already emitted enough carbon dioxide into the atmosphere to take air temperatures above a “safe” global threshold.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE



Anthrax Strikes Wildlife in Rapidly Thawing Arctic

Record-high temperatures are believed to be among the main factors in the emergence of the deadly disease in northwestern Siberia.

Posted on Aug 15, 2016 READ MORE



Louisiana Battles ‘Unprecedented’ Flooding

As the planet warms, another “extreme” weather event strikes.

Posted on Aug 14, 2016 READ MORE


‘On Contact With Chris Hedges’: Jill Stein on How, and Where, Revolution Can Actually Happen

Green Party candidate Jill Stein sits down with Hedges at a crucial moment in the 2016 election cycle to talk about the many emergencies that the two major-party nominees will be categorically unable to confront, much less solve. 

Posted on Jul 31, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Concerns Raised Over Paris Climate Goals

New analysis shows that the science underpinning the global treaty that aims to stop average temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above preindustrial levels urgently needs more research.

Posted on Jul 30, 2016 READ MORE



The Costs and Dangers of Climate Change Are Escalating

Scientific reports released for a conference on disaster risk reduction warn that people are already dying and economies being hit by climate change—and that the dangers are growing.

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 READ MORE



Gold and Shipping Team Up to Threaten Yet More Emissions

The lure of mining for precious metals in South America and Europe is creating new carbon emissions not controlled by international agreement.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE



Look at Climate’s Past Shows Warming Could Be Much Greater Than Originally Thought

Reconstruction of climate events long before the Ice Ages shows that failure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions could eventually lead to temperatures rising by up to 10 degrees.

Posted on Jul 6, 2016 READ MORE



Pledges Made at Paris Climate Talks Will Not Contain Global Warming

New research shows that a “controlled implosion” of the fossil fuel industry and a technological explosion of renewable energy are needed to meet targets on restricting global warming.

Posted on Jul 2, 2016 READ MORE



China Aims to Cut Meat Eating in Half

The Chinese government has issued guidelines to help wean its citizens onto a more vegetarian diet—offering huge potential health gains and cuts in greenhouse gases.

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 READ MORE



Europe’s Precious Beech Forests Could Succumb to Drought

A warming climate and intense droughts are hitting some of Europe’s most coveted forest areas, with beech trees in southern Britain particularly vulnerable.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE



Wildlife Needs New Corridors to Escape Rising Heat

Rising temperatures will force wild creatures to seek cooler refuges—but safe routes for them to migrate may be scarce, scientists say.

Posted on Jun 20, 2016 READ MORE


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