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James Hansen, the scientist who first sounded the climate alarm in Congress, sees a decrease in aerosol pollution driving a surge of warming and criticizes the U.N. climate science panel, drawing a backlash from other researchers. By Bob Berwyn November 2, 2023  During the past year, the needl...
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SUMMER OF RECORDS  By Delger Erdenesanaa The New York Times Temperature records continue to topple. Last month was the planet’s warmest August in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s 174-year record, agency officials said Thursday. The global surface temperature for the mont...
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By Somini Sengupta The New York Times MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash.>> Once, there were 29. Now at least one is gone, maybe three. Those that remain are almost half the size they used to be. Mount Rainier is losing its glaciers. That is all the more striking as it is the most glacier-cov...
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           By Seth Borenstein The Associated Press The summer of 2023 is behaving like a broken record about broken records. Nearly every major climate-tracking organization proclaimed June the hottest June ever. Then July 4 became the globe’s hottest day, albeit uno...
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IN BRIEF U.N.: Likelihood of hitting warming limit is growing There’s a two-out-of-three chance that the world will hit a key warming limit temporarily within five years, the United Nations weather agency said Wednesday. But it likely would be only a fleeting and less worrisome flirtation with th...
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By Lee Keath The Associated Press CAIRO » Temperatures in the Middle East have risen far faster than the world’s average in the past three decades. Precipitation has been decreasing, and experts predict droughts will come with greater frequency and severity. The Middle East is one of the most vul...
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By Richard Rood The Conversation Global warming doesn’t stop on a dime. If people everywhere stopped burning fossil fuels tomorrow, stored heat would still continue to warm the atmosphere. Picture how a radiator heats a home. Water is heated by a boiler, and the hot water circulates through pipes...
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  By Henry Fountain © The New York Times Co. Scientists Wednesday reported another reason the world should sharply rein in global warming: Doing so would likely cut in half the current projected amount of sea level rise from the melting of ice this century. In a study that averaged results ...
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Annual reports from European and Japanese climate agencies show that last year was yet another marked by extraordinary global heat. By Bob Berwyn European climate scientists have tallied up millions of temperature readings from last year to conclude that 2020 was tied with 2016 as the hottest ...
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By Seth Borenstein and Frank Jordans The Associated Press As an extreme year for hurricanes, wildfires and heat waves comes to an end, the head of the United Nations challenged world leaders to make 2021 the year that humanity ends its “war on nature” and commits to a future free of planet-warming...
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UNITED NATIONS — Hunger is growing and the world is not on track to end extreme poverty by 2030 and meet other U.N. goals, mainly because progress is being undermined by the impact of climate change and increasing inequality, a U.N. report said Tuesday. The report on progress toward achieving the 1...
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Washington, DC— The climate models that project greater amounts of warming this century are the ones that best align with observations of the current climate, according to a new paper from Carnegie’s Patrick Brown and Ken Caldeira published by Nature.  Their findings suggest that the model...
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AP-NORC POLL     By Seth Borenstein and Emily Swanson The Associated Press WASHINGTON»Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the nation an international climate change agreement. That’s ac...
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By Andrew Rosenberg Over the weekend, the Trump administration decided not to renew the charter for the Federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate Assessment. This decision only makes sense if President Donald Trump wants to limit the amount of information state and local au...
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Helen Davidson         As climate change pushes marine species towards cooler waters, and the fishing industry expands around the globe, the tropics are emptying out, a leading fisheries expert has warned. The federal government is expected to release its new management pla...
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg joined the chorus of tech leaders who have denounced Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris Agreement on climate change.  "Withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement is bad for the environment, bad for the economy, and it puts our children's future at r...
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By Naomi Klein NOW THAT IT SEEMS virtually certain that Donald Trump will withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, and the climate movement is quite rightly mobilizing in the face of this latest dystopian lurch, it’s time to get real about something: Pretty much everythin...
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Supporters of the Obama administration’s climate change rule for power plants want a federal court to send the regulation back to the Environmental Protection Agency and let it consider changes. Environmentalists and renewable energy advocates say sending the Clean Power Plan back to the EPA — what...
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Global temperatures could break through the 1.5°C barrier negotiated at the Paris conference as early as 2026 if a slow-moving, natural climate driver known as the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation (IPO) has, as suspected, moved into a positive phase. New research published in Geophysical Res...
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Opinion piece originally published in The Denver Post November 20,2016 with permission of Author Auden Schendler, VP Aspen Skiing Company and board chair of Protect Our Winters  On the day after Trump won, I walked with my family to a melting glacier in New Zealand. A waterfall several hundred...
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