News on global warming and climate change, emphasizing the undeniable reality of both, the role of human activity, and the need for action.
This site is maintained by Professor Lee Bardwell at the University of California at Irvine. He updates it when he has time. He welcomes suggestions. Any opinions expressed on this site are his personal opinions.
There is a lot of climate change news. This site is not intended to be comprehensive.
There are many sites where you can get information on global warming and climate change. For example:
- climate.gov by the U.S. National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration
- climate.nasa.gov by NASA (the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
- New York Times Climate and Environment Section
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California Voting Information
- Monday, October 22, 2018 is the deadline to register for the Tuesday, November 6 election.
- You can register online here.
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- Wake Up, World Leaders. The Alarm Is Deafening
- UN Says Climate Genocide Is Coming. It’s Actually Worse Than That
- 4 big takeaways from the UN’s alarming climate change report
This major article by Nathaniel Rich in the New York Times magazine is about why “we” failed take action to save the planet in the 1980s (“The world was ready to act. But we failed to do what was necessary to avoid a catastrophe”). But see also “The Problem With The New York Times’ Big Story on Climate Change“, which says that Rich’s article lets Republicans and the fossil-fuel industry off the hook.
Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreak — sooner than you think
This terrifying article came out in New York Magazine on July 9, 2018. More recently, the Atlantic published this: “Are We as Doomed as That New York Magazine Article Says?“.
The Trump administration wants to undo fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas standards for cars and trucks, thwarting progress on climate change. See also here and here. And see also Eugene Robinson’s opinion piece “The world is burning, and the Trump administration wants to make it worse”
Extreme heat has already killed several outdoor workers this summer in the U.S.
The Pacific island nation of Kirbati (Gilbert Islands) may be one of the first in line to be wiped out by the effects of climate change.
While it’s difficult to attribute individual events to climate change, global warming makes extreme weather more common.
Children around the world are lobbying, marching, and even suing their governments to take greater action against climate change. See also “A politician called her young and naive. Now she’s striking back.”
In cities that are already scorching hot, temperatures and humidity levels are rising to levels that the human body simply can’t tolerate, researchers warn. And this this not the only place in the world we are baking ourselves out of.
The ancient cedars of Lebanon have outlived empires and survived modern wars. Now, global warming could finish them off.
Reports of climate science being scrubbed from U.S. government websites arrived early in President Donald Trump’s tenure. And the hits keep coming. From the Environmental Protection Agency, to the Energy Department, to the State Department and beyond, references to climate change, greenhouse gases and clean energy keep disappearing.
Why won’t the media say it?
Ocean waters are rising because of global warming. First, and perhaps most obvious, ice is melting. Second, warmer water is less dense – it expands.
Rising oceans are a big deal. About 150 million people live within 1 meter (3 feet) of sea level.
We have a short window — perhaps no more than a decade — to cut greenhouse-gas emissions if we hope to avert some of the worst consequences of climate change.
Unfortunately, there are many science deniers out there. Some don’t believe in global warming. Some don’t believe in Darwinian evolution. Some don’t believe that U.S. astronauts landed on the moon. Some even think the earth is flat!
As climate change threatens California’s giant redwoods, the key to their salvation might be in their complex genetic code.
The story of NASA scientist James Hansen, who testified to Congress in 1988 (30 years ago!) about the dangers of global warming.
The full title of this editorial is “This is how bad things could get if Trump denies the reality of climate change”. Well, he is denying the reality of climate change, and things are going to get VERY bad.
The E.P.A. is the Environmental Protection Agency. In the Trump Administration, they are not protecting our environment; instead, they are protecting polluters.
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