Climat change

28.08.2019

Tinderbox Earth: The significance of the Amazon and Siberian fires

Tinderbox Earth: The significance of the Amazon and Siberian fires

By Dr Andrew Glikson As fires rage across tens of thousands square km the Amazon forest, dubbed the Planet’s lungs, producing some 20 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere, with some 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, where fires on such a scale are uncommon, as well as through Siberia, Alaska,… »

25.08.2019

Statement by the Executive Director of UN Environment on the Ongoing Fires in the Amazon Rainforest

Statement by the Executive Director of UN Environment on the Ongoing Fires in the Amazon Rainforest

By Inger Andersen*  The ongoing fires in the Amazon rainforest are a harsh reminder of the environmental crises facing the world – of climate, of biodiversity and of pollution. The ongoing fires in the Amazon rainforest are a harsh reminder of the environmental crises facing the world – of climate,… »

17.08.2019

July 2019 Was Hottest Month Since Records Began in 1880

July 2019 Was Hottest Month Since Records Began in 1880

By Julia Conley, As climate scientists raise alarm over hotter and hotter global temperatures, a top U.S. weather agency reported on Thursday that July 2019 was the hottest month the planet has ever experienced since the government began recording global temperatures nearly 140 years ago. NOAA’s monthly Global Climate Report revealed… »

15.08.2019

Fracking Boom in US and Canada Largely to Blame for ‘Massive’ Rise of Global Methane Levels: Study

Fracking Boom in US and Canada Largely to Blame for ‘Massive’ Rise of Global Methane Levels: Study

While the rise of methane in the Earth’s atmosphere over the past decade has been “globally significant,” quick action to end fracking would have a rapid, positive impact on the environment by Julia Conley, staff writer for Common Dreams New research by a scientist at Cornell University… »

14.08.2019

The First-Ever Comprehensive Scientific Assessment of the Links between Land and Climate Change

The First-Ever Comprehensive Scientific Assessment of the Links between Land and Climate Change

The first-ever comprehensive scientific assessment of the links between land and climate change is a critical contribution to efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions, tackle the impacts of global warming and protect food security, the World Meteorological Organization said on 8 August 2019*. The release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate… »

11.08.2019

Nature Can Still Heal Itself, If We Give It the Urgent Attention It Needs

Nature Can Still Heal Itself, If We Give It the Urgent Attention It Needs

As scorching temperatures continue to break records across Europe, unprecedented wildfires break out in the Arctic, and polar sea ice cover drops—again—to an all-time low, never before has the climate crisis been so palpable, for so many people. The increasing intensity and frequency of climate extremes impacts life on earth… »

31.07.2019

Alaska Governor Demolishes Climate Research

Alaska Governor Demolishes Climate Research

By Robert Hunziker “The University of Alaska Fairbanks (“UAF”) is a hub for Arctic climate research, and a magnet for top scientists and international collaborations— and it’s in trouble.” (Source: Sabrina Shankman, A Death Spiral for Research: Arctic Scientists Worried as Alaska Universities Face 40% Funding Cut, Inside Climate News,… »

28.07.2019

A Melting Glacier in Your Mouth

A Melting Glacier in Your Mouth

Writing and photos by Johnny Atlas A melting glacier in your mouth. Elite bottled water for the rich. This is the world we are witnessing. The comic book Tank Girl come to life. Every morning I read the world news online. Every morning there is insanity. A melting glacier in… »

21.07.2019

Deadly heat wave grips tens of millions in U.S., 6 deaths as temperature reaches record high

Deadly heat wave grips tens of millions in U.S., 6 deaths as temperature reaches record high

The deadly heat wave gripping much of the U.S. has resulted at least 6 deaths, hit tens of millions of people, left tens of thousands of people in New York and Michigan without power, and caused the cancellation of many public events. As more than two-thirds of the U.S. feeling… »

17.07.2019

As Cost of Climate Crisis Grows, Climate Movement Escalates

As Cost of Climate Crisis Grows, Climate Movement Escalates

Co-Written by Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers The warnings of climate chaos are coming so fast they are difficult to keep up with. Storms, heatwaves and climate-related weather disasters are increasing at a rapid pace. The leadership of the two corporate-dominated political parties are trying to keep the climate issue… »

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