It was once the fourth largest lake in the world. Fed primarily by snowmelt and precipitation from faraway mountains, the Aral Sea supported extensive fishing communities and a temperate oasis in a mostly arid region of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. But… Read more ›
On Tuesday, more than 100 world leaders gathered at the United Nations to open a climate summit meeting that Secretary General Ban Ki-moon hopes will provide momentum to a new round of negotiations toward a global environmental agreement to be… Read more ›
There has been some rare good news about the environment recently. One was hard to miss. On Sunday, roughly 300,000 people swelled the streets of midtown Manhattan in the People’s Climate March. It was not just the largest climate protest… Read more ›
First published at The Daily Impact September 23, 2014: When three or more meteorological disturbances merge, the result is called a “perfect” storm to signify that it is more destructive than the sum of its parts. In the Pacific Ocean… Read more ›
“None of it is hysteria. It is fact.” Leonardo DiCaprio, the United Nations’ newly appointed Messenger of Peace, addressed world leaders at Tuesday morning’s UN Climate Summit, urging them to fully address climate change, “the greatest challenge of our existence… Read more ›
By Chris Hedges Chris Hedges made these remarks Saturday at a panel discussion in New York City titled “The Climate Crisis: Which Way Out?” The other panelists were Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Kshama Sawant and Sen. Bernie Sanders. The event,… Read more ›
The People’s Climate March in New York City is the centerpiece of the Big Apple’s Climate Week. But in addition to the march there are several important activist events preceding it, and many events extending past Tuesday’s United Nations Climate… Read more ›
This weekend, the largest rally against climate change in history will take place in New York City in the form of a march, the tried and true activist’s tool. Masses will gather, voices will chant and signs will be raised.… Read more ›
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Wednesday had to have been a frustrating day for White House Science Advisor Dr. John P. Holdren. Holdren, a lauded theoretical physicist, appeared before the Republican-led House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Wednesday to testify about the Obama… Read more ›
This Sunday’s “People’s Climate March” in New York City could be the biggest demonstration yet for action on climate change. The march is scheduled to coincide with the United Nations Climate Summit, which begins two days later. Despite the advance… Read more ›
Over the past few decades, average global temperatures have been on the rise, and this warming is happening two to three times faster in the Arctic. As the region’s summer comes to a close, NASA is hard at work studying… Read more ›
This is from the New York Times. They often do not allow comments, however we do. In a three-story warehouse in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, hundreds of people are working to turn the People’s Climate March planned for… Read more ›
‘I will link arms with those marching for climate action,’ says UN secretary general The secretary general of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, is to join a public march calling for action on climate change this weekend. “I will link… Read more ›
A week before major UN talks on climate change, EPA extends comment period for rule to cut carbon pollution from plants Barack Obama applied the brakes to the most critical component of his climate change plan on Tuesday, slowing the… Read more ›
Puncak Jaya Glacier in the Irian Jaya province of Indonesia. Left: 1936. Middle: 1972. Right: 2005
The retreat of Pedersen Glacier, Alaska. Left: summer 1917. Right: summer 2005.
The nearly 15,000-ft-high Matterhorn mountain, located in the Alps on the border between Italy and Switzerland. Left: August 16, 1960 at 9.00 am. Right: August 18, 2005 at 9.10 am.
This shows the change until 2004. We could use a photo of it now.
Northwestern Glacier. With few exceptions, glaciers around the world have retreated at unprecedented rates over the last century.
Data suggest natural “carbon sinks” may be nearing exhaustion, say some scientists, although others disagree. By Brian Clark Howard National Geographic PUBLISHED SEPTEMBER 9, 2014 The amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere reached a new record high in 2013,… Read more ›
US – A new study has found that warming Atlantic temperatures could increase the range of invasive species in the ocean. “The results will allow us to better understand how the fish communities might shift under different climate change scenarios… Read more ›
Sunday will see the biggest march against climate change in the planet’s history. But as we parade through the streets of New York, it will look — and sound — different than the big mass gatherings of the past century,… Read more ›
Next Sunday’s event in New York City is already being pre-billed as “the largest climate change demonstration in history.” My hope is that anyone who can get here will help make it impressively so, if for no other reason —… Read more ›