Climate News 2016

December 2016

Fish Shift Ranges in  Warming Oceans, Fishing Regulations Slow to Adjust — See Photos (The New York Times, 12/30/16).

Report: Prices of Solar, Wind Power Becoming Competitive with Fossil Fuels (Quartz, 12/26/16).

Center for Biological Diversity Organizes #Earth2Trump Rally in DC Jan 18, 20, 21 (Center for Biological Diversity 12/26/16).

Florida Scientists Request Meeting with Trump to Discuss Climate Change (Miami Herald, 12/23/16). Read more here.

Holiday Weather in Arctic is Scary Warm…Again — See Weather Chart (The Washington Post, 12/20/16). Read more, see more charts, graphs and video here, here, here and here. Read a study here.

Disappearing Sea Ice Drives Polar Bears on Land, into Town in Alaska — See Photos (The New York Times, 12/18/16). Read more here.

Climate Change, Drought, Upheaval Drive Men & Boys Out of West Africa in Desperate Search for Work, Food — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 12/16/16).

Climate Lesson: Difference between Weather & Climate, Where Polar Vortex Fits In (The New York Times, 12/15/16).

Opinion: Numbers Trump Needs to Know on Costs, Benefits of Climate Regulations (The New York Times, 12/15/16).

Report: 2016 Warmest Arctic Year on Record, Changes Go from Disturbing to Alarming — See Photos, Charts & Videos (Mashable, 12/14/16). Read more, see more photos, graphics and video here and here. Watch press conference on 2016 Arctic Report Card here.

New NASA Video Shows How CO2 Enters, Circulates in Earth’s Atmosphere — See Video (NASA 12/13/16). Read more here.

Scientists Hold First-Ever “Stand Up for Science” Rally at Annual Meeting in SF — See Photo (Live Science, 12/13/16). Read more, see more photos here.

Climate Scientists Backing Up Data Before Trump Administration Makes It Disappear (The Washington Post, 12/13/16). Read more here.

Blue Water Streams, Submerged Lakes Bode Ill for Stability of East Antarctic Ice — See Photos & Videos (Phys.Org, 12/12/16). Read more, see more photos & video here and here.

Warmer Summers, Icier Winters Causing Reindeer to Shrink in Size, Increase in Number — See Photo & Video (The Christian Science Monitor, 12/12/16). Read more here. See video report here.

Good News, Bad News: CO2 Stabilizing, Methane Spiking — See Graphs & Graphics (The Washington Post, 12/11/16). Read more, see video report here.

Trump Says Jury’s Still Out on Climate Change (The Washington Post, 12/11/16).

Study: Climate Change Triggered Collapse of Tibetan Glacier — See Photo (UPI, 12/9/16). Read more, see more photos here and here.

Finding: As Sea Ice Declines, Orcas Move North, Kill Bowheads, Carcasses Provide Food for Polar Bears who Can’t Hunt Seals Anymore (CTV News, 12/8/16).

Experts: All Not Lost Yet, Climate-Change Policies Not Easy to Undo (The New York Times, 12/8/16).

Experts: Clean Energy Coming Whether Trump, Pruitt Like It or Not (The New York Times, 12/8/16).

Harvard Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 30% (The Washington Post, 12/8/16).

Sea Ice since 1978 / NASA, EarthSky / Click for more.

Finding: Sea Iced in Arctic Lowest Ever Recorded — See Graphs (EarthSky, 12/8/16).

Trump Picks Climate-Change Denier to Head EPA (The New York Times, 12/7/16). Read more here, here and here. See news reports here and here.

Australia to Build Massive Coal Mine as Great Barrier Reef Dies from Ocean Warming — See Photos (The World Post, 12/7/16).

Study: Climate Change Could Bring More Extreme Rainfalls to U.S. (The New York Times, 12/5/16). Read more here and here.

• Al Gore Meets with Ivanka and Donald — See Photo (The New York Times, 12/5/16). Read more here.

Report: American Banks Help Fund Conglomerates Destroying Rain Forests — See Photos (The New York Times, 12/3/16).

Polar Vortex Carrying Siberian Air Heading Our Way — See Models (Daily Kos, 12/2/16).

Chair of House Science Committee Gets Science News from Breitbart (Quartz, 12/2/16). Read more here.

Officials Defend, Environmentalists Criticize Australia’s Efforts to Save Great Barrier Reef — See Photos & News Report (The Sydney Morning Herald, 12/2/16). Read more, see more photos here. See video here.

Former NYC Mayor Bloomberg says U.S. Mayors Will Pursue Climate Goals Despite Trump (The Washington Post, 12/1/16).

November 2016

Rift, Pine Island Glacier, West Antarctica, 11/4/16 / NASA, Nathan Kurtz / Click for more.

• Finding: U.S. Hurricane Season is Getting Longer — See Images & Graphs (The Washington Post, 11/29/16). Read more, see more photos and images here. See video here.

Alaskan Village Being Wiped Away by Climate Change — See Photos (The New York Times, 11/28/16). Read more, se

Study: West Antarctic Glacier Cracking from Inside Out, Could Cause Disastrous Global Sea Level Rise — See Photos & Video (The Christian Science Monitor, 11/28/16). Read more here. See more photos & video here, herehere and here.

Study: Warming Oceans Caused Worst Great Barrier Reef Bleaching Event on Record — See Photos & Video Report (BBC News, 11/28/16). Read more, see diagram here.

Priebus Walks Back Trump Comment to NYT Linking Climate Change to Human Activity — See Photos & Video (The Huffington Post, 11/27/16).

CA Gov Jerry Brown Keeps Fighting to Slow Climate Change as Trump Vows to Undo Progress — See Photos (San Francisco Chronicle, 11/26/16).

Bye-Bye, Beach House,  The Coasts are Toast — See Photos & Map (The New York Times, 11/24/16).

Killer Smog in Delhi Threatens Rich and Poor Alike — See Photos (The New York Times, 11/23/16).

Trump to NASA: No More Money for Climate Research, Explore Space Instead — See Photos (The Guardian, 11/23/16). Read more here.

Exxon Accuses Rockefeller Family of Conspiracy for Funding Exposé of Exxon’s False Climate Science — See Photos (The New York Times, 11/22/16).

Study: Almost All Life on Earth Already Adapting, Responding, Being Affected by Climate Change, Including Humans — See Photos (EarthSky, 11/22/16).

Outgoing EPA Chief: Clean Energy is Coming, Whether Trump Likes It or Not — See Photo & Video (The Washington Post, 11/21/16).

Survey: 71% of Americans Support Paris Climate Accord — See Graphs & Video (The Washington Post, 11/21/16).

NASA Report: Southern California Still Plagued by Drought — See Photos & Maps (EarthSky, 11/19/16)

Study: Melting Arctic Ice Alters Belugas Migration, Exposes Them to Orca Predation (Natural Science News, 11/19/16). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Climate Change Makes Pro Skiing in NE Dependent on Water-Guzzling Fake Snow — See Photos (The New York Times, 11/19/16).

Opinion: Big Tobacco, Big Oil, Climate-Change Deniers All Use the Same Anti-Science Strategies (The New York Times, 11/19/16).

Report: Arctic is Way Too Warm and Getting Warmer — See Charts & Illo (The Washington Post, 11/17/16). Read more, see more charts herehere and here.

Rising Seas, Moon, Tides = Regular Flooding in South Florida, No Rain Required — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 11/17/16).

Mystery Solved: What Turned London’s 1952 Killer Fog So Deadly? (EarthSky, 11/16/16).

81,000 Reindeer Starve, 250,00 to be Killed due to Climate Change-Driven Weather, Disease — See Photos (The Washington Post, 11/16/16). Read more here and here.

Obama Administration Releases Report on How U.S. Can Slash CO2 Emissions by 2050 (The Washington Post, 11/16/16). Read more, see photos here.

Report: Countries Not Cutting CO2 Fast Enough to Slow Global Warming (Phys.Org, 11/16/16).

John Kerry Visits Antarctica to Call Attention to Impact of Climate Change… While He Still Can — See Photo & Video (The New York Times, 11/15/16).

Hungry Fish Migrating South to Cooler Water Destroying SE Australia’s Kelp Forests — See Photo & Video (COSMOS, 11/15/16).

Report: 2016 on Track to be Hottest Year on Record — See Photos & Charts (EarthSky, 11/15/16). Read more, see more charts here. See news report here.

Rare Good News: Report says CO2 Emissions Have Remained Level for 3rd Year (The Washington Post, 11/13/16). Read more here.

Trump Victory Could Doom Efforts to Slow Climate Change, Save Planet (The New York Times, 11/10/14). Read more here. See news report here.

New Delhi Closes 1,800 Schools Due to Dangerous Smog — See Photos (The New York Times, 11/4/16). Read more, see more photos here.

October 2016

Our Planet / SPL, NASA, NOAA, Getty Images, COSMOS / Click to enlarge.

Study: Arctic Warming May Have Contributed to  Severe Winter Cold in 2014, 2015 (Nature World News, 10/27/16).

• Report: Large Parts of Most Pristine Section of Great Barrier Reef May Have Died in Wake of Bleaching Event (The Washington Post, 10/26/16).

Report: Climate-Change Driven Bleaching Has Killed Much of Pristine North Section of Great Barrier Reef (The Washington Post, 10/26/16). Read more here.

Studies: West Antarctic Glaciers Melting Faster than Thought (NASA JPL, 10/25/16). Read more here. Wee photos and diagrams here.

China Relocates 329,000 from Lands Destroyed by Climate Change, Human Activity — See Photos (The New York Times, 10/25/16).

Finding: El Niño Helped Push CO2 Levels to New Heights (UN News Centre, 10/24/16). Read more, see photos and diagrams here and here.

Record High Temps Hit Cities Across Central, Eastern U.S. (USA Today, 10/19/16). Read more, see charts and diagrams here. See news report here.

Exxon Tries to Squelch NY/MA Probe of Efforts to Mislead Public about Climate Change (BloombergBusinessweek, 10/18/16).

Greenpeace, Norway Activists Sue to Stop Oil Drilling in Arctic — See Photos (Greenpeace, 10/18/16). Read more here. See video report here.

Report: September 2016 Hottest September on Record — See NASA Animation (News.Mic, 10/18/16). Read more, see more diagrams here and here.

Scientists Set Chart of Rising CO2 to Music — Hear Soundtrack, See Video Report on Man Who Began Measuring C02 (EarthSky, 10/17/16).

International Pact to Cut HFCs Could Do More, Faster to Save Planet than Paris Climate Agreement — See Video Report (The New York Times, 10/15/16). Read more herehere and here.

Scientists: Magazine Is Wrong, Great Barrier Reef Is Not Dead Yet — See Photos (The Verge, 10/14/16).

Quaker Climate Activist Calls on Others to Stop Talking, Start Doing — See Photos (Yes! Magazine, 10/14/16).

Finding: Global Warming, Massive Ice Melts Have Tipped Earth’s Axis (COSMOS, 10/12/16).

Opinion: Time to Stop Rebuilding Storm-Ravaged Community Beaches with Federal Dollars? (The New York Times, 10/12/16).

Los Angeles Commits to Switching to 100% Renewable Energy ASAP (The New York Times, 10/12/16).

Study: Sandy-Like Flooding Could Soon Be Common Occurrence in NYC (COSMOS, 10/11/16).

15 Things Obama has Done for the Planet — See Photos (Mother Nature News, 10/10/16).

Katharine Hayhoe Combines Religious Faith with Belief in Climate Change — See Photos (The New York Times, 10/10/16).

Canadian PM Makes Good on Campaign Promise to Fight Climate Change (The New York Times, 10/7/16).

International Aviation Org Agrees to Cut Jet Fuel Emissions (The New York Times, 10/6/16).

Spokesman Says Recovery of Great Barrier Reef Will Happen Slowly… If at All — Hear Radio Report (Free Speech Radio News, 10/5/16).

Youth-Oriented Environmental Group Stumping for Hillary on College Campuses (The Washington Post, 10/5/16).

Study: Methane Emissions May Be 2x Higher Current Estimate (Phys.org, 10/5/16). Read more, see video here.

Paris Climate Accord Ratified by Enough Countries to Take Effect 11/4 (The Washington Post, 11/5/16).

Obama, DiCaprio Talk Reality of Climate Change at White House SxSL Event — See Photo (The Washington Post, 10/4/16). Read more, see 2-hour video of speaker presentations here.

Timber Company Cuts Off Drought-Hit California Community’s Access to Spring Water to Sell it to Bottler — See Photos (The New York Times, 10/1/16).

Magnate Devises Complex Plan to Sell Coal, Reduce CO2 — See Photos (The New York Times, 10/1/16).

September 2016

Report: Toxic Algae Blooms Could Become More Common along West Coast as Warm Water Blobs Become More Frequent — See Diagram (The Washington Post, 9/29/16). Read more, see more photos and diagrams here.

Pence Disagrees with Trump on Climate Change (The Washington Post, 9/27/16). Read more here.

Report: CO2 Levels Now Permanently above 400 PPM, Speeding Rate  of Planetary Warming — See Graphs & Video (Climate Central, 9/27/16). Read more, see more photos, graphs and video here.

Researcher Analyzes 2 Million Years of Climate History, Findings Don’t Bode Well for Future of Planet (COSMOS, 9/27/16).

• Private Owners Try to Cash in on Carbon-Trapping Value of Small Forests (The New York Times, 9/26/16).

Should Industries be Required to Calculate Costs of Impact on Climate? Advocates Opponents Disagree (The New York Times, 9/26/16).

Trump Picks Climate Change-Denier to Head EPA Team (Scientific American, 9/26/16). Read more here.

Obama’s Signature Clean Power Plan Could be Undone by Clerical Error (The New York Times, 9/25/16). Read more here and here.

Report: Racism, Greed Reasons Dakota Access Pipeline Routed under Standing Rock Water Supply — See Photos (Indian Country Today, YES Magazine, 9/24/16).

Study: Polar Bear Populations Suffering from Dwindling Sea Ice — See Video (EarthSky, 9/24/16).

Scientists Denounce Trump’s Vow to Pull U.S. Out of Climate Agreement (The Washington Post, 9/21/16).

JetBlue Shifts Toward Greener Biofuels (The New York Times, 9/19/16).

Climate Change Makes Historic Flooding Frequent Occurrence in Northwest England — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 9/12/16).

NOAA: Climate Change Increased Odds of Louisiana’s Terrible Floods (EarthSky, 9/10/16).

Study: Warming Air Lets Mosquitoes Spread Disease at Higher Elevations, Threatening Birds of Kauai (The Washington Post, 9/8/16). Read more here.

President Obama: Climate Change Trends are Terrifying — See Video (The New York Times, 9/8/16).

Report: Warming Oceans, Huge, Invisible Problem for Planet (The Guardian, 9/7/16). Read more, see more photos here. See news report here. Find the report here.

Climate Change, Warmer Air, Higher Humidity Linked to Louisiana Flooding — See Video (The Washington Post, 9/7/16).

Typhoons Hitting China, Southeast Asia Becoming More Powerful (The Verge, 9/5/16). Read more here.

Presidents Obama, Xi Jinping Cement U.S.-China Climate Change Partnership (The New York Times, 9/3/16). Read more, see photos here.

Study: Coastal Flooding Becoming Fact of Life on East Coast — See Photos and Charts (The New York Times, 9/3/16).

August 2016

Obama: Expansion of Marine Monument Part of Required Joint Effort to Slow Climate Change  — See Photos (Pacific Business News, 8/31/16). See video here.

Kicking the Global Coal Habit Much, Much Easier Said than Done (The New York Times, 8/30/16).

Animated Map Predicts Species Migration Due to Climate Change — See Animation (The Washington Post, 8/29/16). See more of the map here and here. See the beautiful  animation of the entire planet’s wind, wave and ocean currents here.

Monetizing Climate Change, Giant Passenger Ship Makes First Cruise through Northwest Passage — See Photos (Phys.Org, 8/24/16). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Apple Shifting to Renewable Energy — See Photo (International New York Times, 8/23/16).

Antarctic Ice Shelf Develops 80-Mile Crack — See Images (The Washington Post, 8/22/16).

Beautiful Blue Lakes on Antarctic Glaciers are Bad Climate News — See Photos (The Washington Post, 8/22/16). Read more here.

Trump Visits Louisiana Flood Victims for Photo Op, Still Calls Climate Change Chinese Hoax — See Photo (The New York Times, 8/22/16).

English Village Takes Successful DIY Approach to Reducing CO2 Emissions — See Photos (The New York Times, 8/21/16).

Trucking Industry Supports EPA Rule Imposing Tougher Fuel Economy Standards (The New York Times, 8/20/16).

Fish Dying in Yellowstone River from Low Water, Warm Temps, Deadly Parasite — See Photo (Newsday, 8/20/16).

Theory: Birds Seen Outside Normal Range May Be Shifting Range Due to Climate Change — See Photo (Scientific American, 8/19/16).

Activists Blame Exxon Climate-Change Denying Initiatives for Death of Great Barrier Reef — See Photos & Videos (Mashable, 8/19/16).

Appalachian Future: What Comes After Coal? See Photos (The New York Times, 8/17/16).

Dolphins, Manatees, Sea Turtles Following Warmer Waters to Jersey Shore — See Photo & Video (Press of Atlantic City, 8/16/16).

Report: Warming Oceans Harm Life on Land and in Sea (Wired, 8/16/16).

Reef in Pacific Island Lagoon Killed by Warming Ocean Returns to Life — See Photos (The New York Times, 8/15/16).

Survey: 69% of Tourists Visit Great Barrier Reef to See It Before It’s Gone — See Photos (SBS.com.au, 8/15/16).

Q&A: How Does Air-Conditioning Affect Climate-Change? (The New York Times, 8/9/16).

NASA Maps Where Greenland’s Ice is Melting from Bottom to Top — See Map (EarthSky, 8/7/16).

July 2016

Sea ice, melt ponds, open water in Arctic Ocean, July 2016 / Operation IceBridge, NASA, The New York Times / Click to enlarge and learn more.

Melting Ice in Greenland Could Expose Buried Army-Base Pollutants — See Photos & Video, Hear Radio Report (NPR, 7/27/16). Read more, see another photo here.

Finding: Loss of Ice, Lower Sea Levels in Greenland Fit Formula for Climate Change-Driven Sea Level Rise Elsewhere — See Photos & Animation (The Washington Post, 7/27/16).

Report: Swathes of Great Barrier Reef Suffer Total Collapse — See Photos & Video (The Huffington Post, 7/25/16).

East Coast Broiling on Eve of Democratic Convention in Philly (San Antonio Express-News, 7/24/16).

Negotiators Close to International Ban on Chemical that Traps 1,000x More Heat in Atmosphere than CO2 (The New York Times, 7/24/16).

• 1,000-Year-Old Corals Dying, Fish Disappearing in Worst Bleaching Event on Great Barrier Reef — See Photos & Video Report (The Guardian, 7/21/16).

5 Charts that Make Climate Change Depressingly Clear — See Charts (The Mercury News, 7/20/16).

The Arctic Year So Far: Record High Temps, Record Low Ice — See Photos & Charts (Gizmodo, 7/19/16). Read more here. See NASA video report here. See animated video here.

Prediction: Don’t Let Atlantic Lull Fool You, Hurricanes Will Get Worse (The New York Times, 7/15/16).

Glacier National Park is Losing its Glaciers —See Time-Lapse Video (National Geographic, 7/15/16).

China Still Building Coal Plants Despite Renewable-Energy Pledge (The New York Times, 7/14/16).

Study: Clouds Towering Higher, Migrating to Poles as Planet Warms (Scientific American, 6/12/16). Read more here. Listen to NPR report here.

Fighting Climate Change Complicated by Disagreements on How to Do It (The New York Times,6/11/16).

Ocean Heat Wave Destroying Kelp Forests Off Western Australia — See Photos & Graph (Australian Geographic, 7/11/16). Read more, see more photos and video here and here. See video report here.

Climate Change Claims Bolivian Lake & Destroys a Culture — See Photos & Animated Map (The New York Times, 7/8/16).

Cape Cod Residents Choose “Managed Retreat” over Trying to Rebuild Disappearing Beach — See Photos (The New York Times, 7/6/16).

Chesapeake Bay’s Tangier Island Disappearing under Rising Seas — See Photos (The New York Times, 7/6/16).

Pacific’s Kiribati Islands Disappearing under Rising Seas — See Photos & Video (The New York Times, 7/2/16)

June 2016

Prediction: El Niño-Driven Drought Leaves Amazon at High Risk of Forest Fire (Tech Times, 6/30/16). Read more, see graphics and charts here.

Opinion: Closing Nuclear Plants Not Good for Climate (The New York Times, 6/30/16)

Study: Antarctic’s Adélie Penguins Threatened by Melting Sea Ice, Warming Seas — See Video Report (USA Today, 6/29/16). Read more here.

NASA Maps Greening Arctic — See Video (The Washington Post, 6/27/16).

• Pretty Pink Snow Could Speed Arctic Ice Melt — See Photos & Animation (The Washington Post, 6/23/16). Read more here.

Study: Thousands in NYC  Could Die of Heat from Global Warming by 2080 (Scientific American, 6/23/16).

Pianist/Composer Ludovico Einaudi Performs “Elegy for the Arctic” on Floating Platform  in Melting Arctic — See Video (Greenpeace, 6/20/16)

Switching to Wind Power Costs Coal Miners Jobs in Wyoming — See Photos (The New York Times, 6/19/16).

Study: Combo of Human Hunters, Climate Change Wiped Out Giant Ice-Age Animals in Patagonia (The Washington Post, 6/17/16). Read more here.

Report: Antarctic CO2 Levels Reach 400 PPM for First Time in 4 Million Years — See Video Animation (Scientific American, 6/16/15). Read more here.

Study: Small Australian-Island Rodent May be First Mammal Driven to Extinction by Climate Change — See Photo (The Washington Post, 6/15/16). Read more here.

Sprawl, Traffic, Government Inertia Make Smog a Problem Again in Mexico City (The New York Times, 6/13/16).

Study: Atmospheric CO2 Levels Reach New High and Likely to Stay There — See Charts (Gizmodo, 6/13/16). Read more, see more video reports here and here.

Study: CO2 from Melting Arctic Permafrost Could Rev Climate Change (Bonner County Daily Bee, 6/13/16).

Prime Minister of Australia Announces $1 Billion Fund to Help Save Great Barrier Reef — See Photos & News Report (The Sydney Morning Herald, 6/13/16).

Melt ponds and melting ice surfaces, southwest coast of Greenland, June 12, 2016 / NASA, EOSDIS / Click to learn more.

Greenland Hits Record-Breaking Temperature for Month of June (The Washington Post, 6/10/16). Read more, see photos and diagrams here.

Iceland Experiment Turns CO2 into Stone — See Video Report (The New York Times, 6/9/16).

Report: Unusual Jet Stream Patterns Could Speed Greenland Ice Melt — See Photo & Animation (The Washington Post, 6/9/16). Read more here.

Report: Arctic Sea Ice Hits New Low — See Photos & Diagram (The Washington Post, 6/7/16). Read more here.

Filmmaker Josh Fox, of Gasland, Discusses New Documentary on Climate Change (Yes! Magazine, 6/3/16). Learn more about the film here.

May 2016

Report: Statue of Liberty among Sites at High Risk of Damage from Climate Change (Curbed, 5/31/16).

Chapter on Deteriorating Great Barrier Reef Deleted from UNESCO Climate-Change Report at Australia’s Request — Read the Chapter (The Guardian, 5/26/16). Read more, see videos and charts here. Read more about the full report’s findings here. Read the full  report here.

Coral Bleaching turns to Coral Death in Great Barrier Reef (The Washington Post, 5/29/16). Read more here.

Climate Change-Denier Trump Wants to Build Seawall to Protect Ireland Golf Course from Effects of Global Warming, Rising Seas (Politico, 5/23/16). Read more, see video reports here.

Obama, President of Vietnam Pledge Joint Efforts to Combat Climate Change (The Hill, 5/23/16).

Drought, Heat Push Lake Mead Water Levels to Record Low — See Photo & Video Report (King 5, 5/21/16). See another video report here.

• 10 Inconvenient Truths about Rising Sea Levels — See Photos & Videos (The Washington Post, 5/20/16).

Trump Hires Climate-Change Skeptic to Shape His Climate Stance (The New York Times, 5/20/16).

Temps in India Hit Record-Setting 123.8 F in Midst of Heat Wave — See Photos (Boston Herald, 5/20/16). Read more here. See news report here. See video report here.

NYU Considers Divesting from Fossil Fuels (DNAinfo, 5/20/16).

• Inuit Kills Grizzly-Polar Bear Hybrid, Product of Climate Change-Driven Shifting Ranges — See Photos (CBC News, 5/18/16). Thanks to Bethany Augliere for this item.

Study: Melting of Antarctica’s Totten Glacier Could Trigger Rapid Rise in Sea Levels — See Photos, Diagrams, Animation — (The Washington Post, 5/18/16).

Advice to Trump: Admit Climate Change is Real — for Your Own Good (The New York Times, 5/18/16).

Australian Agency Fires Expert in Rising Sea Levels in Shift Away from Climate Research (The New York Times, 5/17/16).

Labor Unions Unhappy with Democratic Policies that Value Environment over Jobs  (The New York Times, 5/16/16).

Study IDs Why People Worried about Climate Change Do or Don’t Take Public Action (The Washington Post, 5/16/16).

Study: Warming Arctic Linked to Shrinking Size, Number of Migrating Red Knots — See Photo (Discovery News, 5/13/16).

Pacific Northwest Archeological Sites Threatened by Climate Change — See Photos, Listen to Radio Report (OPB FM, 5/12/16).

Obama Administration Issues Rule Slashing Methane Emissions (The Washington Post, 5/12/16).

Climate Change Putting Vast Tracks of North Hemisphere Forests at Risk (The New York Times, 5/11/16). V

Climate Scientist Ed Hawkins Creates Animation of Warming Earth — See Animation (Gizmodo, 5/10/16). Visit Hawkins’s website here.

Young People, Private Citizens Sue Governments for Failure to Fight Climate Change — See Photos (The New York Times, 5/10/16).

New York’s Governor Cuomo Pushes Utilities toward Renewable Energy (The New York Times, 5/9/16).

5 Islands in Solomons Disappear under Rising Seas — See Video Report  (Chicago Tribune, 5/9/16). Read more, see more photos herehere, here.

Zimbabwe Selling Wildlife to Conserve Resources during Drought — See Photos (The Washington Post, 5/6/16) Read more here. See news report here.

Warm Ocean, Algae Killing Everything in Waters Off Southern Chile — See Photo (Discovery News, 5/5/16).

Report: More than Half of Northern Great Barrier Reef Dead from Bleaching — See Photos, Diagram & Video (The Sydney Morning Herald, 5/5/16).

Study: Parts of Florida’s Coral Reef Dissolving — See Photo (The Washington Post, 5/4/16). Read more, see video report here.

Spokesperson Says Charles Koch Accepts Climate Change is Real — See Photo & Video Report (The Washington Post, 5/3/16).

U.S. Government Attempts First Resettlement of Community Losing Land to Climate Change — See Photos (The New York Times, 5/3/16).

What We Lose when We Lose the Great Barrier Reef — See Photos & Diagrams (DW, 5/2/16).

April 2016

Greenland from space, undated / NASA, Discovery News / Click to learn more.

Report: GBR Bleaching Result of Human-Caused Climate Change, Not Natural Cycles (The Washington Post, 4/29/16). Read more, see more photos and diagrams here and here.

Study: Climate Change Depleting Oceans of Oxygen — See Photos & Video Report (The Christian Science Monitor, 4/28/16). Read more, see a diagram here.

Suit to Stop Coal Mine Latest in 50-Year Battle to Save Great Barrier Reef (Gulf News, 4/28/16).

Report: Rising CO2 Making Planet Greener — See Photos & Video Report (Phys.Org, 4/25/16). Read more here.

China Slows Coal-Plant Production for Economic Reasons — See Photos (The New York Times, 4/25/15).

175 Countries Sign Climate Accord on Earth Day — See Photos & Video (SFGate, 4/22/16). Read more, see more photos and video here.

Assessing the Climate Change Accord — See Photos & Backgrounders (The New York Times, 4/21/16).

Air Quality Report: Santa Cruz, Bay Area Get Low Grades (Santa Cruz Sentinel, 4/21/16).

Study: Half-Degree Difference between 1.5 C and 2 C Global Temperature Rise Makes Huge Difference to Planet (Phys.Org, 4/21/16). Read more here and here.

Paris Climate Accord: What It Says in a Nutshell (The Washington Post, 4/21/16).

Opinion: Senate Energy Bill Could Do Some Good, More Harm (The New York Times, 4/20/16).

Volkswagen Negotiating Settlement with U.S. Government, Car Owners over Emissions Cheating (The New York Times, 4/20/16). Read more here.

2 U.S. Congressmen from Miami Cross Aisle to Form Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus (Newsweek, 4/20/16).

Rising Seas Submerging Islands Off Papua New Guinea, Residents Forced to Leave — See Photos (newmatilda.com, 4/20/16).

Study: Short-Sighted Americans Enjoy Warming Weather…For Now (The Washington Post, 4/20/16).

Earth Day U.N. Signing of Paris Climate Accord Must Happen, Even if Too Little Too Late (The Washington Post, 4/20/16).

Religious Leaders Gather at U.N. to Support Climate Accord — See News Report (VOANews.com, 4/20/16).

Report: 2016 Already Breaking Temperature Records (The New York Times, 4/19/16).

From Bad to Worse: 93% of Great Barrier Reef Bleached — See Photos & Videos (The Courier Mail, 4/19/16). Read more, see more photos, video and diagrams here.

Researchers Plan First Circumnavigation of Antarctic to Survey Whales, Study, Climate Change, Pollution — See Planned Route (Business Insider Australia, 4/19/16).

Paper: American College of Physicians Urges Action on Climate Change (OHSOnline, 4/19/16).

Opinion: As Planet Warms, Human Understanding of Planet will Become Obsolete  (The New York Times, 4/19/16).

Analysis: The Trouble with Climate-Change Deniers Like Sarah Palin — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 4/18/16).

Houston Inundated by Historic Floods — See Photos, Radar Images (The Washington Post, 4/18/16). Read more, see more photos and video herehere, here and here.

Warmth, Rain Spark Record-Setting Early Ice Melt in Greenland (Discovery News, 4/14/16). Read more, see more photos and diagrams here and here.

• U.N. Climate Official Predicts Expedited Ratification of Paris Agreement (Tech Times, 4/14/16).

• Critics Call Climate Goals Too Lax, Monitoring Methods Imperfect (The Washington Post, 4/11/16).

• Scientists Warn This Winter’s Snows Won’t Solve California’s Water Problems — See Photos (The New York Times, 4/11/16).

• Study: 73% of Island Will Become More Arid by 2050 (ScienceDaily, 4/11/16).

• U.S. Historic Sites Threatened by Sea Level Rise — See Photos (The Seattle Times, 4/10/16).

Diagram of changes in Earth's wobble caused by melting ice, shifts in planetary water weight / NASA /JPL-CallTech / Click to learn more.

Study: Polar Ice Melt, Shift in Water Weight, Affecting Earth’s Wobble — See Diagram (Discovery News, 3/10/16). Read more here. See photos and 15-minute Nat Geo presentation here.

Global Coral Bleaching Event 3rd and Worst on Record — See Photos & Diagram (The New York Times, 4/9/16). Read more here.

Study: Past Projections Overestimate How Much Clouds Slow Global Warming (Tech Times, 4/8/16). Read more here and here.

Report: Australian Government Approves Giant Coal Mine Despite Known Dangers to Great Barrier Reef — See Photos (Motherboard, 4/6/16).

Judge Says Endangered Wolverines Merit Protection from Climate Change (Wyoming Public Media, 4/5/16). Learn more here. See photos here.

Report: Climate Change Poses Multiple Threats to Human Health (The Washington Post, 4/4/16).

New NASA Website Focuses on Rising Sea Levels — See Photo (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, 4/4/16). Explore the website here.

March 2016

• Why Robins are Moving North and Other Climate-Change Effects on Birds (BBC News, 3/31/16). Read more here and here.

Study: Sea Level Rise Could Be Much Worse than Predicted — See Video Report (The Washington Post, 3/30). Read more here and here.

Exxon Investigated for Misleading Public on Climate Change (The Washington Post, 3/29/16).

Researcher says Pristine Parts of Great Barrier Reef are “Fried (SBS, 3/29/16). Read more here. See news reports on unfolding bleaching disaster here and here.

Report: 2016 Peak for Arctic Sea Ice Lowest on Record — See Photos & Video (Arctic Newswire, 3/28/16). Read more here. See time-lapse video recreation here.

Research Suggests Warming Oceans Help Spread Marine-Life Diseases — See Photos (The Conversation, 3/28/16).

Trump “Not a Believer” in Man-Made Climate Change (The Washington Post, 3/22/16).

New Study Predicts Massive Climate Upheaval Sooner rather than Later (The New York Times, 3/22/16).

Climate Change Affecting Wine Production in France (Discovery News, 3/22/16). Read more here.

Study: Rate of CO2 Emissions Unmatched in Earth’s History, Consequences Unknown — See Photos & Video (The Washington Post, 3/21/16).

Great Barrier Reef Coral Bleaching Keeps Getting Worse  — See Video Report (The Guardian, 3/20/16). Read more here. See another video reports here.

Study: Deep Warm-Water Rivers Destabilizing Antarctic Ice Shelves, Glaciers (The Washington Post, 3/14/16).

Study: Sea Level Rise Puts Millions More at Risk than Previously Thought, Especially in Florida — See Video Report (Miami Herald, 3/14/16). Read more here. See photos, map of at-risk coastal counties here.

February’s Global Temperature Spike Broke Records — See Chart (The Washington Post, 3/14/16).

Researchers Devise Better Ways to Frame, Answer Questions on Link between Climate Change, Severe Weather Events (The Washington Post, 3/11/16). Read more here.

Report: Atmospheric CO2 Levels Made Biggest 1-Year Jump Ever Recorded in 2015 (Phys.org, 3/10/16).

Study: Ancient Sea-Dwelling Ichthyosaur Likely Wiped Out by Climate Upheaval (The Washington Post, 3/8/16). Read more here.

Shipwreck Study Links Hurricanes to Warmer Oceans (The Washington Post, 3/7/16). Read more here and here.

Environmental Photographer Dies Snorkeling Great Barrier Reef (NDTV.com, 3/7/16). Read more here.

Not Enough Snow in Alaska for Iditarod — See Videos & News Report (The Washington Post, 3/4/16). See more video here.

Study: Drought Helped Spark Civil War in Syria (Mashable, 3/2/16).

Great Barrier Reef Threatened by Critical Bleaching Event — See Photos & Video (The Sydney Morning Herald, 3/1/16).

February 2016

Study: Historic Records Indicate Antarctic Ice Extremely Vulnerable to Climate Change (The Washington Post, 2/22/16)

El Nino Breaks Up Warm Water Blob Off Pacific Coast — See Images (EarthSky, 2/17/16).

Report: Sea Levels Rising Scary Fast (The New York Times, 2/22/16). Read more here and here. See video here.

Study: All Forests in U.S. Threatened by Drought (UPI, 2/22/16). Read more here.

Wasting Disease Killing Starfish along West Coast Tied to Warming Oceans — See Photos (The Seattle Times, 2/21/16).

Koch Brothers Efforts to Derail Solar Energy (Rolling Stone, 2/11/16).

Study: Increasing Demand for Water Far Outstrips Diminishing Global Supply (The Washington Post, 2/12/16).

Supreme Court Halts Obama Plan to Limit Carbon Emissions (The Washington Post, 2/9/16).

NASA Scientist Explains Global Sea-Level Rise — See Animation (The Washington Post, 2/8/16).

Australian Government Slashes Staff of Climate Science Organization (Scientific American, 2/8/16). Read more here and here.

Study: Planting Wrong Trees in Europe for 200 Years May Have Made Climate Change Worse (Tampa Bay Review, 2/7/16). Read more here.

San Diego Officials Fight Losing Battle with El Niño/Climate Change-Driven Coastal Erosion (The San Diego Union-Tribune, 2/7/16).

Study: Ice Age, Aftermath Shaped Human Ancestry (The Washington Post, 2/4/16). Read more, see fossil photos here.

Warmer Temperatures Boost Spread of Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus (The Washington Post, 2/3/16).

Study: Drought Taking Devastating Toll on Forest in Western U.S. (The Orange County Register, 2/2/16). Read more here.

2nd Year of Severe Drought Wiping Out Endangered Salmon (Kron 4, 2/1/16).

January 2016

El Niño Brings Drought, Famine to Ethiopia, U.S. Pledges $97 Million in Aid (Voice of America, 1/31/16). Read more, see more photos here.

Study: Intact Nature Best Defense against Climate Change (Phys.org, 1/28/16).

Unusual Cold, Snow, Ice Taking Lives in Eastern Asia — See News Report (The Washington Post, 1/25/16). Read more, see more photos and video here and here.

Last Year Hottest on Record for Planet — See Animation of Warming Trends 1880-Now (The Atlantic, 1/20/16). Read more here. See news reports here and here.

Study: Oceans Absorbed as much Heat in Past 20 Years as in Previous 130 (Discovery News, 1/19/16).

Meteorologist: Tampa Bay Tornadoes Fueled by El Niño — See Photo (Brandon Patch, 1/18/16). See news report here.

Venomous Tropical Sea Snakes Showing Up on California Beaches — See Photo (Modern Readers, 1/16/16). Read more, see another photo here.

January Hurricane in Atlantic First Since 1938 (The Washington Post, 1/14/16).  Read more, see news reports here and here.

Next Ice Age Cancelled — See Photos & Videos (The Washington Post, 1/13/16). Read more here.

2015 Record-Breaking Year for Wildfires in U.S. (Earth Sky, 1/12/16).

Starvation Death of Thousands of Seabirds in Alaska May Be Linked to Climate Change — See News Report (The Washington Post, 1/12/16).

El Niño, Explained (Earth Sky, 1/10/16).

Scientists Say Human Impact on Planet has Ushered in New Geologic Age (The Washington Post, 1/7/16). Read more here.

Drought, Heat Cut Yields of Corn, Wheat, Rice — See Photo (The New York Times, 1/6/16). Read more here.

Arctic Ice Melt, Open Water Leads to Meeting, Mixing, Mating of Atlantic, Pacific Species — See Photos (Science News, 1/4/16).

Oregon’s Warmer Crater Lake Temps Give Crayfish Edge over Newt, Other Species that Keep Waters Clear — See News Report (PBS.org, 1/2/16).

December Temps in NYC’s Central Park 13+ Degrees Above Average (CNSNews.com, 1/1/16).