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Nuclear War Would Set Off Climate Catastrophe

The explosion of even a single warhead could chill the atmosphere and cause a “nuclear drought,” new study finds.

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25 Percent of Australian Homes Have Switched to Solar, and Other Green Triumphs This Week

Renewables continue to take the world by storm, which is good news for the climate.

Posted on Jul 15, 2017 READ MORE

That Climate Hiatus: What’s Really Going On

A new study sheds light on the argument that the world is warming more slowly.

Posted on Jul 10, 2017 READ MORE

Amid Climate Change, Wildlife Faces Problems With Survival and Gender

Many bee species may be in for bad times, and marine turtles could undergo a shift in the male-female ratio.

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Drought-Stricken African Region May Finally Bloom, Thanks to Incoming Monsoon

European scientists say there is hope that a parched swath of Africa could suddenly start to receive heavy seasonal rainfall.

Posted on Jul 8, 2017 READ MORE

Study Concludes That Climate Change Will Worsen U.S. Poverty

Climate change, left unchecked, is expected to make the U.S. poorer and more unequal. (Pictured: A house in New Orleans destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.)

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France Will Ban the Sale of Cars That Use Gasoline or Diesel by 2040

Environment minister Nicolas Hulot (pictured) announces the decision as part of a renewed commitment to the Paris climate accord.

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G-20 Urged to End Public Subsidies of All Dirty Fuels by 2020

A new report reveals that public financing by the world’s wealthiest governments belies their nations’ stated commitments to the Paris climate goals.

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Natural Gas Can’t Help Curb Climate Change

Countries wishing to reach their Paris agreement goals should curb an overreliance on natural gas.

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We Can’t Fight Climate Change if We Keep Lying to Ourselves

It is only when we face the bleak future before us that we can begin to use the words “hope” and “resistance.”

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States and Industries Face Increasing Legal Actions on Climate Change

Citizens and environmental groups are turning to the courts to press governments and corporations to fulfill their obligations.

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As Summer Temperatures Climb in the Tropics, So Do the Risks of Mass Death From Killer Heat Waves

In southern Asia, mortality is likely to rise with the thermometer.

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 READ MORE

Why Saudi Extremism Is an Argument for Electric Cars, Wind and Solar Energy

Saudi Arabia has gotten too big for its britches, and the oil-producing Middle East is turning even more unstable. And if you are an American, it is your fault.

Posted on Jun 14, 2017 READ MORE

Gulf Course [a cartoon from Austria]

Posted on Jun 3, 2017 ENLARGE

Is U.S. Climate Policy Killing Capitalism?

The president isn’t responsible for taking the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord—it’s the Koch brothers, Big Oil, Big Gas and Big Coal.

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Five Climate Catastrophes to Which Trump Just Doomed His Own Supporters

The U.S. is particularly liable to damage from climate change. Here are the parts of the country the president just put at even more risk.

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Trump Pulls U.S. Out of Paris Climate Accord, Drawing Fire From Opponents Around the Globe (Video)

The president’s widely anticipated announcement was met with applause and scorn, some from surprising sources. 

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Trump Is Nearing a Decision on Whether to Exit the Paris Climate Deal

If the president withdraws from the agreement, he will break ranks with more than 190 countries.

Posted on May 31, 2017 READ MORE

Climate ‘Danger Zone’ Seen if Trump Pulls U.S. Out of Paris Agreement

A move by the United States to scrap the accord could have a domino effect on the participation of other countries and probably would speed up global warming.

Posted on May 30, 2017 READ MORE

Virginia and District of Columbia Are Taking Climate Policy Into Their Own Hands

States and cities can’t prevent Donald Trump from damaging climate change efforts, but they can mitigate the harm through global warming initiatives of their own.

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Humans Cannot Simply Plant Their Way Out of Climate Change

Nothing, not even the creation of huge plantations of trees to absorb carbon dioxide, is a viable alternative to drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.

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The Food Industry Is Cooking the Planet

One of the biggest contributors to climate change is the agricultural food industry, but the political will to tackle the issue is lacking.

Posted on May 26, 2017 READ MORE

The World’s Vanishing Glaciers Put Millions at Risk

From the Himalayas to Switzerland, glaciers are melting, threatening vital water supplies and increasing the risk of sea-level rise.

Posted on May 23, 2017 READ MORE

People Who Are Stressed Pay Less Attention to Climate Change Images

Organizations campaigning to raise awareness of climate change should think carefully about where and when they broadcast their messages.

Posted on May 17, 2017 READ MORE

Sen. McCain Breaks Party Rank, Anti-Environment Bill Falters in Senate

John McCain has made an unexpected move, voting against a bill supported by President Trump and most Republicans in Congress.

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Trump’s Bogus Reason for Bailing on the Paris Climate Agreement

The administration’s lawyer thinks there might be legal ramifications if the U.S. stays in but doesn’t cut emissions. No one who worked on the deal agrees.

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Earth Could Break Through a Major Climate Threshold in the Next 15 Years, Scientists Warn

A new report points to alarming possibilities about hazards triggered by climate change that could become reality in the near future.

Posted on May 9, 2017 READ MORE

Climate Change Uncertainties Abound—Let’s Acknowledge and Plan for Them With Honesty

A New York Times column on the issue set off yet another dangerous tempest of exaggeration and simplification.

Posted on May 6, 2017 READ MORE

Meeting Climate Targets Within the Next Decade Is Crucial, Researchers Warn

A European study also stresses that this goal stipulated in the 2015 Paris agreement may be unrealistic: a rise of less than 2 degrees Celsius.

Posted on May 5, 2017 READ MORE

People’s Climate March Pushes Back Against Trump Agenda (Multimedia)

Truthdig is on the ground for the march in Washington, D.C., as tens of thousands draw attention to the president’s climate change policy.

Posted on Apr 29, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

The Drastic Effects of Donald Trump’s Reversal of Obama-Era Climate Regulations

Under Trump’s policies, U.S. emissions will mount—and so will the damage to future generations.

Posted on Apr 28, 2017 READ MORE

The Last Time There Was This Much Carbon Dioxide in the Air, Giant Armadillos Roamed on Earth

The Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii reports that, for the first time in human history, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has exceeded 410 parts per million.

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 READ MORE

Watch Truthdig’s Coast-to-Coast Coverage of the March for Science Protests (Videos)

On Saturday, Truthdig correspondents Haley Winters and Clara Romeo joined thousands of protesters in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, who turned out to send a message about climate change to President Trump.

Posted on Apr 23, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN

Climate Change as Genocide

Only concerted action on multiple fronts can prevent the human disasters now unfolding in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen from becoming the global norm.

Posted on Apr 22, 2017 READ MORE

Climate Change Promises Rough Ride for Airlines

Passengers on transatlantic flights face scary moments as climate change driven by carbon dioxide emissions increases turbulence.

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 READ MORE

Wilder Fires and Rising Waters: Climate Impacts Are Approaching America’s Door

A pair of new studies shows how American climate refugees will “reshape” the population landscape of the nation.

Posted on Apr 18, 2017 READ MORE

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Climate Change Will Make American Farmers’ Lives More Difficult

New research indicates that weather patterns are becoming more volatile and extreme, so farmers must find new ways to adapt.

Posted on Apr 9, 2017 READ MORE

As Seas Around Mar-a-Lago Rise, Trump’s Budget Cuts Could Thwart a Local Climate Action Plan

The president’s budget calls for ending a program that supports environmental efforts in Palm Beach County, Fla., and in the hometowns of some Cabinet members.

Posted on Apr 2, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Mar 21, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Mar 17, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Feb 7, 2017 READ MORE

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.

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 READ MORE

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Posted on Jan 30, 2017 ENLARGE    

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

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