Record-smashing heatwaves are hitting Antarctica and the Arctic simultaneously. Here’s what’s driving them, and how they’ll impact wildlife

Record-smashing heatwaves are hitting Antarctica and the Arctic simultaneously. Here’s what’s driving them, and how they’ll impact wildlife

This post was originally published on this site Record-breaking heatwaves hit both Antarctica and the Arctic simultaneously this week, with temperatures reaching 47℃ and 30℃ higher than normal. Heatwaves are bizarre at any time in Antarctica, but particularly now at the equinox as Antarctica is about to descend into winter...

Read more
New UN report warns of deadly climate change consequences

New UN report warns of deadly climate change consequences

This post was originally published on this siteA new report from a United Nations climate panel is warning of deadly impacts of climate change both now and in the future — finding that those impacts are currently worse than scientists had believed they would be. The report from the…

Read more
Past seven years hottest on record – EU satellite data

Past seven years hottest on record – EU satellite data

This post was originally published on this siteAnalysis shows 2021 was the fifth-warmest with record-breaking temperatures in some regions.

Read more
Google failing to enforce climate denial policy, study finds

Google failing to enforce climate denial policy, study finds

This post was originally published on this siteGoogle let dozens of ads run on articles denying the science behind global warming despite a new policy against doing so, according to a report released Wednesday.The nonprofit Center for Countering Digital Hate identified 50 climate denial articles…

Read more
UN weather agency certifies record high Arctic temperature

UN weather agency certifies record high Arctic temperature

This post was originally published on this siteThe United Nations logged the hottest temperature in history in the Arctic, finding that the Russian town of Verkhoyansk hit 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 Fahrenheit) in the summer of 2020.The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) …

Read more
Joe Biden wants America to lead the world against the climate crisis. That goal faces a big test this week.

Joe Biden wants America to lead the world against the climate crisis. That goal faces a big test this week.

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Joe Biden’s ambitions to lead the world in slowing the planet’s warming will be tested on two continents this week as he travels to Scotland for the most important climate talks in years, while back home lawmakers come closer to making his...

Read more
White House unveils strategy for 2050 net-zero goal

White House unveils strategy for 2050 net-zero goal

This post was originally published on this siteThe U.S. early Monday unveiled its strategy for achieving “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 — under which the country would try to eliminate or offset all of its climate pollution. Biden repeatedly expressed a desire to put the…

Read more
G-20 Climate Talks Threatened by Clash Over Coal

G-20 Climate Talks Threatened by Clash Over Coal

This post was originally published on this siteLeaders from the Group of 20 major economies are split over phasing out coal and limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, officials said, throwing into doubt whether ambitious climate change targets can be hit.

Read more
UN says climate plans fall short of Paris Agreement goals

UN says climate plans fall short of Paris Agreement goals

This post was originally published on this siteThe United Nations is saying that countries’ climate plans are expected to fall short of the goals of the Paris Agreement — which sought to limit the Earth’s warming.Under that agreement, countries said they would try to prevent more than 2 degrees…

Read more
Despite climate change promises, governments plan to ramp up fossil fuel production

Despite climate change promises, governments plan to ramp up fossil fuel production

This post was originally published on this site A new study by the United Nations shows that the world’s governments plan to carry on using coal, gas, and oil — despite promises made under the 2015 Paris Agreement to limit global warming. (Image credit: Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Read more