Climate News

December 2018

Teen Activist Tells World Leaders at Climate Conference “We’ll Have to Clean Up Your Mess (The Hill, 12/4/18).

Del Mar California Weighing Options for Surviving Rising Seas — See Photos (NPR, 12/4/18).

• Experts Emphasize Necessity of Serious Climate Action in Next 2 Years (The Conversation, 12/4/18).

Q&A: Al Gore Insists We Can Still Save the Planet and Ourselves (New York Magazine, 12/3/18)

U.S. Only Nation Not Signing G20 Joint Statement on Climate Change (Vox, 12/3/18). Read more, see photos and video here.

Everything You Need to Know about Climate Conference in Poland — See Photos, Charts & Videos (BBC News, 12/3/18). Read more, listen to broadcast here.

• Dolphins, Marine Life, Sea Birds Keep Dying as Florida Officials, Media Refuse to Grapple with Climate Change, Link to Red Tide — See Photos (The New York Times, 12/2/18).

November 2018

Students in Australia Strike to Protest Government Support for Coal Mining  — See Photos & Video (EcoWatch, 11/30/18).

Study: Whales in Antarctic Dropping Song Pitch, Climate Change Could be Factor (EOS, 11/28/18). Read more, see more photos and charts, listen to whale song here.

Study: Northeast Atlantic, Polar Cod Populations Threatened by Global Warming (Science Advances, 11/28/18).

Drought, Heat Increase Risk of Catastrophic Fire Season in Australia— See Photos, Maps & Video (Weather Underground, 11/28/18).

Study: Microbes Discovered in Deep Ocean Qualify as New Forms of Life, Could Help Fight Global Warming — See Photos (Phys.Org, 11/27/18).

Analysis: Flooding Will Become More Frequent in Charleston SC Area — See Photos (Post and Courier, 11/26/18).

Opinion: A Climate-Change Denier Admits He Was Wrong — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 11/26/18).

Opinion: Climate-Change Deniers Sacrifice Truth to Self-Interest (The New York Times, 11/26/18)

Report: Quitting Coal is Imperative but Easier Said than Done — See Photos (The New York Times, 11/24/18).

Researchers Report First Sighting of Grizzlies, Black Bears, Polar Bears Sharing Same Territory — See Photos (The Conversation, 11/20/18). Read more, see more photos here.

U.S. Report Foresees Dire Impacts If World Doesn’t Slow Global Warming — See Photos (The New York Times, 11/23/18). Read more, see more photos and video here, here, here and here. Read the report here.

UN Report: Greenhouse Gases at All-Time High (EcoWatch, 11/23/18). Read more, see more photos, charts and video here and here.

• El Niño Brewing in Pacific Expected to Bring Rains, Heat, Food Shortages to Many Parts of Globe (Grist, 11/21/18). Read more here.

• Report: Switch from Fossil Fuels to Palm Oil-Based Biofuel is Destroying the Planet — See Photos (The New York Times, 11/20/18).

Federal Judge Halts Keystone Pipeline, Says Trump Admin Can’t Just Ignore Environmental Concerns — See Video (The Washington Post, 11/9/18).

Sperm Whales Showing Up in Arctic as Seas Warm — See Photo & Map (The Guardian, 11/5/18). See video here.

Supreme Court Declines to Intervene in Young People’s Climate Suit…For Now — See Photo & Video (The Washington Post, 11/2/18).

October 2018

Study: As Arctic Warms & Jet Stream Slows, Weather Disasters Will Get Worse — See Images & Animated Video (National Geographic, 10/31/18).

Study: Mountain Birds, Like Polar Bears, Running Out of Places to Go to Escape Heat — See Photos (EOS, 10/30/18).

Iceberg 5x Size of Manhattan Breaks Off Antarctic’s Pine Island Glacier — See Images (Axios, 10/30/18).Read more, see more images here and here.

Finding: China Releasing Half of Ozone-Destroying CCl4 Still Entering Atmosphere (Live Science, 10/29/18).

Major Foundations Increase Spending on Climate-Change Initiatives (The Conversation, 10/25/18).

Opinion: President of Kiribati Builds Resorts, Denies Climate Change as Rising Seas Claim Islands — See Photo & Video (The Washington Post, 10/24/18).

New York Sues Exxon for Lying to Shareholders about Costs, Effects of Climate Change (The New York Times, 10/24/18). Read more here.

• Tiny Hawaiian Island, Home to Endangered Turtles, Seals, Washed Away by Hurricane — See Photos & Video (Science Alert, 10/24/18). Read more, see more photos here and here.

Warming Oceans Unleash Plague of Purple Urchin on Northern California Kelp Forests — See Map, Photos & Video (The New York Times, 10/22/18).

Essay: Climate Change is Dooming Our Indigenous Alaskan Way of Life — See Photos (The New York Times, 10/20/18).

NOAA Predicts Warmer-than-Average Winter for Most of U.S. — See Map & Video (NBC New York, 10/18/18).

Study: Warmer New England Winters Killing Moose Calves by Giving Ticks More Time to Swarm, Attach, Feed — See Photos (Earther, 10/19/18). Read more here.

Effects of Florence, Other Storms Prompt NC Climate-Change Deniers to Rethink — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 10/18/18).

Report: Climate Change Undoing Decades of Work to Save Everglades — See Photo (The Guardian, 10/17/18).

• Discovery: Wind, Melting Make Antarctic Ice Sing — See Photos & Video, Hear Recordings (Forbes, 10/17/18). Read more, see more photos here and here.

Report: List of World Heritage Sites Threatened by Climate Change Keeps Getting Longer — See Photos (The New York Times, 10/16/18).

Federal Judge Throws Out Trump’s Latest Effort to Stop Young People’s Climate Suit against Government — See Photos (EcoWatch, 10/15/18).

Study: Climate Change Could Threaten Barley Crop, Key Ingredient for Beer — See Photo (COSMOS, 10/16/18).

• Finding: Insects Disappearing Around World at Alarming Rate with Disastrous Consequences — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 10/15/18).

Critical Relationship Between Yucca Moth, Joshua Trees Threatened by Climate Change — See Photos (National Geographic, 10/15/18).

Head of National Guard Says, Yes, Climate is Changing, Storms are More Frequent but Doesn’t Know Why — See Photo & Video (Vox, 10/14/18).

Opinion: Trump, Limbaugh, Scott’s Denial of Climate Change Leaves Florida More Vulnerable to Effects — See Photo (The New York Times, 10/10/18).

Another Huge Iceberg About to Crack Off Antarctic’s Pine Island Glacier — See Photos, Maps & Videos (Live Science, 10/9/18). Read more, see more photos, maps and video here, herehere and here.

Study: Rising Temps Affect Mental Health, Impact Poor & Women More than Rich & Men — See Videos (Miami Herald, 10/9/18).

Study: Venomous, Stinging, Biting Sea Creatures Expanding Range as Oceans Warm — See Photo (National Geographic, 10/8/18).

New Climate Report: Time’s Running Out, Drastic Action Needed to Keep Global Warming Under Control — See Graphs & Videos (The Washington Post, 10/7/18). Read more, see more photos and videos here, here and here.

Organization Issues Report Listing 8 Coastal Cities around World Most Threatened by Climate Change — See Photos (EcoWatch, 10/5/18).

Group Urges Climate Scientists to Emphasize Urgency of Saving Forests — See Photo (The Guardian, 10/4/18).

• Scientists, Delegates from 130 Countries Meet in South Korea to Hammer Out Language of Bad News Climate Report — See Photo & Video (The Washington Post, 10/3/18).

September 2018

Rise for Climate poster art / Jhon Cortés , Rise for Climate / Click for more.

Study: Taller Plants Proliferating in Arctic as Climate Warms, which Could Be Bad — See Photos (Science Alert, 9/28/18).

NHTS to Trump: Fuel Efficiency Regs Won’t Save Planet, Temps Will Increase 7º F by 2100  — See Photo & Video (The Washington Post, 9/28/18). Read more here.

Business & World Leaders Pledge to Uphold Paris Climate Agreement at One Planet Summit in NYC — See Photo (EcoWatch, 9/27/18).

Storms, Sea Level Rise Destroying Ancient Structures in Orkney Isles — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 9/25/18).

Study: Climate Change, Ozone Depletion Killing East Antarctic Moss Beds — See Photos & Video (BBC News, 9/25/18).

Inland & Up — Climate Change, Sea Level Rise Has Americans on the Move — See Photos, Maps & Video (The Guardian, 9/24/18). Read more, see more photos here.

NASA Launches Satellite to Study Thickness, Thinness of Arctic, Antarctic Ice — See Photos & Video (USA Today, 9/24/18).

• NASA Study: Global Warming, Melting Ice are Changing Weight Distribution on Planet, Making Earth Wobble More as It Spins — See Diagrams (Forbes, 9/24/18). Read more here.

8 Artists Create Works Calling Attention to Climate Change — See Photos & Video (Huffpost, 9/23/18).

Reuters Photographer Films Partial Collapse of Greenland Glacier — See Photos & Video (ABC News, 9/23/18).

Scientist Studies Threat of CO2 Seeping from Melting Permafrost, Methane Bubbling from Arctic Lakes — See Photos, Maps & Video (The Washington Post, 9/22/18).

California Commission: Coastal Cities Should Prep for 10′ Sea Level Rise by 2100 — See Photo (Scientific American, 9/21/18).

Study: Catastrophic Flooding of Amazon River Happening Far More Often in Last Few Decades — See Photos (EcoWatch, 9/20/18).

Study: Current Warming Almost Enough to Melt East Antarctic Ice, Raise Sea Levels 20, 30 Feet — See Map & Photo (The Washington Post, 9/20/18).

Researchers Ask: Is Climate Change Only Reason Giant Hailstones Are Becoming More Common? — See Map, Graph, Photos & Video (The Conversation, 9/20/18).

Report: Shell & Exxon Predicted Climate Disaster in ’80s, Hid Studies (The Guardian, 9/19/18).

Research Concern: Does Recent Swift Slide of Russian Ice Cap Mean Others Could Go Suddenly Too? — See Photo & Video (Phys.Org, 9/19/18). Read more here and here.

Nigerian Official Blames Climate Change, Poor Planning for Floods that Have Killed 100, Displaced Thousands — See Photo (EcoWatch, 9/19/18).

 Opinion: Florence Will Change Thinking about Climate Change (The Guardian, 9/15/18). Read more, see photos here.

Gov Jerry Brown: If Trump Turns Off Weather, Pollution Satellites, California Will Launch its Own (Politico, 9/14/18).

Expert Opinion: Want to Slow Climate Change? Save the Swamps! (The Conversation, 9/13/18).

• Rattled by Commission’s Predictions on Sea-Level Rise, North Carolina Passed Law in 2012 Telling Policymakers to Ignore Them (The Guardian, 9/12/18). Read more here.

New California Law: All Power Generation, Consumption Must be Carbon Free by 2045 — See Photos & Charts (The Conversation, 9/12/18). Read more here.

UN Secretary Guterres: World Has 2 Years to Prevent Climate Disaster (The Hill, 9/12/18). Read more here.

• Study: As Oceans Warm & Storms Get Bigger, We May Need a Hurricane Category 6 — See Photo (The Washington Post, 9/11/18). Read more, see more video here.

California Gov Jerry Brown Hosts Global Climate Action Summit This Weekend in San Francisco — See Video (EcoWatch, 9/10/18).

Mayors de Blasio of NYC, Khan of London Urge Cities around World to Divest from Fossil Fuels — See Photo (EcoWatch, 9/10/18).

Innovative SmartFlower Solar Array Being Tested in Chicago Community — See Photo (EcoWatch, 9/7/18).

Caribbean Resident Sir Richard Branson Discusses New Initiative to Slow, Prepare for Climate Change — See Photo (Yahoo News, 9/6/18).

Coastal Labs Studying Sea Level Rise Now Threatened by Sea Level Rise — See Photos, Listen to Radio Segment (NPR, 9/6/18).

Rallies & Marches Set for this Weekend to Kick Off Month of “Rise for Climate” Action — See Poster Art (EcoWatch, 9/5/18). See individual posters here. Learn more about Rise for Climate here.

Study: Great Barrier Reef’s Deep-Water Corals Also Damaged by Warming Seas — See Photo (COSMOS, 9/5/18).

August 2018

Simulated global temperatures, July 3, 2018 / U of Maine Climate Reanalyzer, The Washington Post / Click for more.

Serious Scientists Agree: Climate Change Will Leave No Part of Planet Unscathed (Yale Environment 360, 8/31/18).

How Has Global Warming Affected Your Home Town? Use This Tool to Find Out (The New York Times, 8/30/18). Read more here.

Report: Global Warming Means More Pests Attacking Crops — See Photo (Science, 8/30/18). Read more here and here.

Theory: Extended Cold Snaps Helped Wipe Out Neanderthals (Smithsonian, 8/29/18). Read more here.

• Researchers List Climate Change as 1 of Many Causes of Puffin Decline — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 8/29/18).

Miami’s Future: Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink — See Photos & Maps (The New York Times, 8/29/18).

Report: Rising Atmospheric CO2 Reducing Nutritional Levels in Crops (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, 8/27/18).

Report: Climate Change is Making Heat, Fire, Deluge California’s New Normal — See Photos (The Guardian, 8/27/18).

Expert Opinion: Rebuilding Beaches Again and Again is a Losing Battle — See Photos (The Conversation, 8/27/18).

Report: Climate Change is Impacting Our Mental/Emotional Health (Yes! 8/22/18).

Report: Climate Change Jeopardizing Colombia’s Coffee Crops — See Photos (The Conversation, 8/22/18).

Oldest, Thickest Sea Ice in Arctic Breaking Up for First Time — See Photo (The Guardian, 8/21/18). Read more, see video here.

Sea-Level Rise Already Eroding Value of Coastal Properties — See Photos (The Washington Post, 8/20/18).

Co-Author of Doomsday Climate Study: This is the Year People Really Start Feeling Effects (EcoWatch, 8/20/18).

Study: Global Warming Plus Climate Variation Could Make Planet Hotter than Predicted for Next 5 Years (The Washington Post, 8/14/18).

Zinke: California Wildfires Have “Nothing to Do with Climate Change (EcoWatch, 8/13/18).

• Study: Black Widow Spiders Spread Northward with Warming Weather — See Photos (Newsweek, 8/11/18).

July 2018

Don’t Believe the Planet is Heating Up? Check These Record Highs & Lows This Year — See Maps & Video (The Washington Post, 7/26/18).

Soaring Temps, Low Rainfall Threatening Crops in Northern Europe (EcoWatch, 7/25/18).

Officials Close Yosemite National Park as Wildfires Close In — See Maps & Photos (The New York Times, 7/25/18). Read more, see more photos and maps here.

Wind-Whipped Wildfires Kill Dozens, Destroy Coastal Towns East of Athens, Greece — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 7/24/18).

Extended Heat Wave Kills 23 People & Counting in Japan — See Video (HuffPost World, 7/23/18).

Study Links Climate Change, Extreme Heat Events to Suicides (Science Alert, 7/23/18). Read more here. See video report here.

USGS Study: Rising Seas, Eroding Cliffs Will Force California to Choose: Save Clifftop Homes or Public Beaches — See Photos (The Washington Post, 7/11/18).

Extreme Heat Kills 70 People in Quebec — See Photo (EcoWAtch, 7/11/18).

Super Typhoon Maria Heads for Japan — See Images (COSMOS, 7/10/18).

As Heat Waves Cook Planet, Temps in Siberia Hit 90º — See Map & Photo (Quartz, 7/10/18).

Record Heat Fuels Southern California Wildfires — See Photos & Video (AccuWeather, 7/8/18).

Record Temps Hit Countries around World in Same Week — See Maps, Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 7/5/18).

U.S. Cities, States Suing Oil Companies for Damages Caused by Climate Change (The Conversation, 7/5/18).

Expert Warning: Great Barrier Reef Threatened by More Frequent Bleaching as Oceans Warm — See Photo (The New York Times, 7/4/18).

Rhode Island Sues Big Oil for Callous Contributions to Climate Change — See Photo & Video (EcoWatch, 7/3/18).

April 2018

• Warming Oceans Draw Bull Sharks to North Carolina’s Outer Banks — See Photos (The Washington Post, 4/16/18).

Scientists Agree Key Ocean Current is Slowing, Disagree on Why, Agree It’s Bad News — See Video, Diagram, Map (The Washington Post, 4/11/18).

Prediction: Solar, Wind Will Push Out Fossil Fuels in 20 Years — See Photos & Charts (The Conversation, 4/5/18).

Mobil Exec Acknowledged Global Warming, Climate Change on Record 20 Years Ago — See Video (EcoWatch, 4/4/18).

Friends of the Earth Netherlands Sues Shell Oil for Willful Climate Destruction (EcoWatch, 4/4/18).

Meet 5 Plant, Animal Species Facing Climate Change Challenge: Adapt or Die (The New York Times, 4/4/18).

Study: Arctic Ice Thinning, Retreating from Beneath — See Photos, Map & Diagrams (BBC News, 4/3/18). Read more, see more photos and diagrams here.

Thinning Arctic Sea Ice Flows South, Causes Problems Off Newfoundland Coast — See Photo & Video (EcoWatch, 4/2/18).

March 2018

Trump’s 2019 Budget would Slash Funding for NASA Earth Science, Climate Change Programs — See Photos, Videos & Charts (EcoWatch, 1/30/18).

Study: Ancient Egyptians’ Efforts to Prepare for Drought Offer Climate Change Lessons for Modern Societies (The New York Times, 3/30/18).

Study: Sahara Desert Expanding Southward, Climate Change 1 Contributor — See Photos (The Washington Post, 3/29/18).

NASA: 2017 Arctic Sea Ice was Lowest on Record, 2018 Only Slightly Less Bad — See Photo & Video (EarthSky, 3/29/18).

NOAA: Natural Disasters Cost U.S. Record $306 Billion in 2017 — See Photos, Maps & Charts (Vox, 3/26/18).

Climate Scientists Worried: Melting Permafrost Releasing More Methane than Thought — See Photo (EcoWatch, 3/21/18).

Study: Western U.S. Likely to See More Massive Wildfires in Future — See Photos & Maps (EarthSky, 3/5/18).

February 2018

Insanely Warm Weather Hits North Pole — See Photos, Videos & Diagrams (The Washington Post, 2/26/18).

Studies: Sea Levels Rising Faster than Previously Thought (Ars Technica, 2/13/18). Read more here. Read one of the studies here.

Coastline-Protecting, CO2-Absorbing Mangroves Migrating North as Climate Warms — See Map, Photos & Video (The Conversation, 2/9/18).

Researchers Scramble to Save West Coast’s Last Remaining Old Growth Redwoods — See Photos (The Washington Post, 2/7/18).

Report: Increased Flooding Could Lead to More Toxic Chemical Plant Spills — See Maps & Video (The New York Times, 2/6/18).

Study: Wildfires, Intentional Fires Contributing to Increases in Methane — See Maps, Chart & Video (EarthSky, 2/4/18).

Study: Shrinking Sea Ice Means Polar Bears Have to Work Harder and Harder for Every Meal — See Photo, Maps & Video (The Conversation, 2/1/18).

January 2018

Capetown SA Running Out of Water, May Have to Turn Off Taps — See Photos (The New York Times, 1/30/18).

Macron Says France Will Close All Coal-Burning Power Plants by 2021 — See Video (EcoWatch, 1/25/18).

Scientists: 2017 2nd or 3rd Warmest Year on Record, 5 Warmest all Since 2010 — See Video (EarthSky, 1/18/18). Read more, see more video here and here.

Theory: Arctic Warming Connected to More Severe Winter Weather in U.S. — See Photos & Maps (EarthSky, 1/13/18). Read more here.

NYC Mayor de Blasio Sues 5 Top Oil Companies for Climate-Change Damages (Climate Hawks, 1/10/18).

• Warming Water, Air, Sand Producing Mostly Female Sea Turtles (Smithsonian, 1/9/18). Read more, see photos and video herehere and here.

Ozone Hole Shrinking Thanks to Global Action — See Video (EcoWatch, 1/5/18).

Oxygen-Starved Dead Zones Increasing in Number in Oceans, Coastal Waters around World — See Photo & Map (The Guardian, 1/4/18). Read more here and here.

Changing Climate Bad for Cacao, No Cacao = No Chocolate,  Mars Candy Trying to Develop More Resilient Plant — See Photo & Videos (Evening Standard, 1/1/18).