According to the United Nations, desertification and drought affected one third of the planet surface and over 1.5 billion people globally in 2012. In the following post, Ellen Moyer writes about the California drought. (Rolly Montpellier ~ Editor for...
We've known for some time that global warming will eventually transform Arctic ice into an open expanse of blue water. In a July 2013 article, Rolling Stone suggested that "the question has long been not if, but when." A new study published...
This article is cross-posted from the ClimateMama website managed by Harriet Shugarman. It was written by Laura Faye Tenenbaum who is a science communicator at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. Laura looks back at each of the ten hottest years ever recorded...
The following article (by David Suzuki, entitled Energy Shift Requires Shift in Conversation) has been circulated by email by the David Suzuki Foundation. "Where is the political leadership and will to confront climate change?" asks Suzuki. I'm pleased to...
Climate is always changing claims the denial industry. You just have to look outside your window everyday and the climate has changed from what it was yesterday. Deniers are willfully confusing weather and climate to diffuse any argument for...
Expect more extreme weather According to Sam Carana of Arctic News, we can expect more extreme weather. The heaviest rains and floods in 120 years have hit Serbia and Bosnia this week, Reuters and Deutsche Welle report. The animation below shows the...
Extreme Weather Now the Norm Extreme weather events are rocketing upwards in their frequency of occurrence, intensity, and duration and are impacting new regions that are unprepared. These events, such as torrential rains, are causing floods and damaging crops and...
The Years of Living Dangerously trailer highlights the importance of understanding climate change and its impacts on humans and the entire planet. The documentary mini-series will focus on people affected by climate change and seeking solutions to the climate...
The video summarizes and visualizes the data and some of the more significant statements in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC) recent Fifth Assessment Report. The statements and facts presented are derived from the IPCC Working Group summary for...
The familiar global weather patterns that we, our parents, and our grandparents (and most of our distant ancestors) have always experienced, are no more. We have entered an abrupt climate change phase. Our energized water-primed atmosphere and disrupted circulation...