Global Warming

The Sea Level Around Florida Is Rising Six Times Faster Than Average

Sea level rise has already ensured that floods are becoming common, not freak weather extremes; it’s guaranteeing that hurricanes and their associated storm surges are just getting that much more powerful.

Source: IFLSCIENCE

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Climate change is disrupting the birds and the bees

Over the last two decades, scientists have found that warmer temperatures are quietly spoiling the mood, making it harder for plants and animals to reproduce.

Source: BBC

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Fossil fuel subsidies are a staggering $5 tn per year

A study was just published in the journal World Development that quantifies the amount of subsidies directed toward fossil fuels globally, and the results are shocking.

Source: The Guardian

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The Trump administration’s solution to climate change: ban the term

Under guidance from the agency’s director of soil health, Bianca Moebius-Clune, a list of phrases to be avoided includes “climate change” and “climate change adaptation”, to be replaced by “weather extremes” and “resilience to weather extremes”.

Source: The Guardian

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USDA Says They Never Told Staff To Use ‘Weather Extremes’ Instead Of ‘Climate Change’

An exclusive report from The Guardian on Monday indicated that the staff in the Natural Resources Conservation Service unit at the United States Department of Agriculture were advised to refrain from using the phrase “climate change” in their research ― but the NRCS insists this never happened.
Source: Huffington Post

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Global Ocean Circulation Appears To Be Collapsing Due To A Warming Planet

A recent study published in Nature outlines research by a team of Yale University and University of Southhampton scientists. The team found evidence that Arctic ice loss is potentially negatively impacting the planet’s largest ocean circulation system

Source: Global Ocean Circulation Appears To Be Collapsing Due To A Warming Planet

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US officially tells UN it wants out of Paris climate deal

The Trump administration is officially telling the United Nations that the U.S. intends to pull out of the 2015 Paris climate agreement.
Source: US officially tells UN it wants out of Paris climate deal

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‘Trump Forest’ Created To Offset President’s ‘Monumental Stupidity’ On Climate Change

President Donald Trump’s name has been slapped on yet another organization. But unlike Trump Hotels, Trump Steaks and Trump Vodka, money invested in “Trump Forest” won’t land in his piggy bank.
 
Source: ‘Trump Forest’ Created To Offset President’s ‘Monumental Stupidity’ On Climate Change

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There’s Almost No Chance Of Meeting Paris Climate Goals, Warns Grim New Study

Two degrees Celsius: That’s the global temperature increment scientists say the world must stay beneath to avoid the worst effects of climate change.
Source: There’s Almost No Chance Of Meeting Paris Climate Goals, Warns Grim New Study 

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Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

The global meat industry, already implicated in driving global warming and deforestation, has now been blamed for fueling what is expected to be the worst “dead zone” on record in the Gulf of Mexico.

Source: Meat industry blamed for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

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Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says

There is only a 5% chance that the Earth will avoid warming by at least 2C come the end of the century, according to new research that paints a sobering picture of the international effort to stem dangerous climate change.

Source: Planet has just 5% chance of reaching Paris climate goal, study says

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Bill Nye: ‘You can shoot the messenger but climate is still changing’

“You can’t choose to believe in gravity; if you walk off a cliff, you will be affected aversely. Climate change is not a 50-50 thing which you can choose to believe in or not. If you choose to ignore human’s influence on the world’s climate, we will be affected adversely.”
Source:  Bill Nye: ‘You can shoot […]

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Scientists say Miami could cease to exist in our children’s lifetime

Miami, a city of 430,000 people, could disappear within the century if the worst climate-change predictions come true.

Source: In Miami-Dade County, 1.6 million square feet of office space and 1.8 million square feet of retail space was under construction in the second quarter of 2016, the BBC reported.

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You don’t need a scientist to know what’s causing the sixth mass extinction

One should not need to be a scientist to know that human population growth and the accompanying increase in human consumption are the root cause of the sixth mass extinction we’re currently seeing. All you need to know is that every living being has evolved to have a set of habitat requirements.

Source: You don’t need a scientist to […]

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As California Burns, Trump’s Proposed Cuts To Forest Service Loom

Under President Donald Trump’s proposed 2018 budget, the U.S. Forest Service, or USFS, will face a $300 million reduction to its wildfire fighting programs, another $50 million in cuts to its wildfire prevention efforts and a 23 percent reduction to funding for volunteer fire departments.
Firefighters save a US flag as impending flames from the Wall fire close in on […]

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Antarctica’s ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, study says

If greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reduced, ice-free areas are expected to surge by as much as 17,000 square kilometres
Source: Antarctica’s ice-free areas to increase by up to a quarter by 2100, study says

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A million bottles a minute: world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’

Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments
Source: A million bottles a minute: world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’

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Mayors of 7,400 cities vow to meet Obama’s climate commitments

‘Global covenant of mayors’ to work together on climate change whether current White House resident agrees or not
Source: Mayors of 7,400 cities vow to meet Obama’s climate commitments

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EPA To Dismantle Rule That Protects Drinking Water For 117 Million

The Environmental Protection Agency is set to undo yet another Obama-era environmental regulation after releasing a proposal on Tuesday meant to dismantle a rule protecting rivers and streams from pollution.
The latest target from the notably anti-environmental administration of President Donald Trump is the Clean Water Rule, which in 2015 updated a longstanding act passed during […]

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The race to save Florida’s devastated coral reef from global warming

PICKLES REEF, Fla. — Twenty feet under water, Nature Conservancy biologist Jennifer Stein swims over to several large corals and pulls several laminated cards from her dive belt.
“Disease,” reads one, as she gestures to a coral that exhibits white splotches. “Recent mortality,” reads another card. Along the miles of coral reef off the Florida Keys, […]

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