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  • Interview: The most impactful actions at COP26 point to progress on climate change   
    on November 22, 2021 at 11:20 am

    Of the many agreements and initiatives announced at the 26th UN Climate Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, the UN Climate Communications Lead at the Department of Global Communications narrowed down the three that she deemed most impactful. 

  • From the Field: Saving the Mongolian musk deer
    on November 21, 2021 at 5:10 am

    The number of musk deer in Mongolia has plummeted by some 83 per cent since the 1970s, landing them on the country’s red list of critically endangered species. A UN-supported biodiversity initiative is helping to stop the deer from disappearing altogether.

  • First Person: ‘Bridge the gap between indigenous youth and the world’
    on November 20, 2021 at 5:25 am

    Nadya Zafira, an international relations student at Indonesia’s Gadjah Mada University, won a writing competition for her letter to UN chief António Guterres, in which she addressed the inequalities laid bare by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how indigenous communities and youth are marginalized in global conversations on climate crisis.

  • Don’t be afraid to be the change, fearless youngsters tell activists summit
    on November 18, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    Young activists have been swapping inspiring stories at a UN-supported youth summit on Thursday in Geneva about how they’ve driven positive change for their communities and the environment – and how everyone can do the same.

  • Youth embody ‘spirit’ of 21st century more than parents, new survey shows
    on November 18, 2021 at 12:15 am

    Even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and other global challenges, children and youth are nearly 50 per cent more likely than older people to believe that the world is becoming a better place, according to the results of a landmark intergenerational poll published on Thursday. 

Removing Carbon

There are a variety of carbon dioxide removal strategies in different stages of development, and varying in cost benefits and risks. CDR approaches that employ…

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Virtual Reality Climate Simulator

The Virtual Reality Climate Research Centre has been developed by the Climate Change Institute. It uses the new medium of VR technology to help research…

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The scientific evidence

The Earth’s climate has changed throughout history. Just in the last 650,000 years there have been seven cycles of glacial advance and retreat, with the…

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Inland Irrigation

This project involves building a system of catchments, pumps, pipelines and dams. This would take water from abundant sources in Australia’s north to the dry…

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Extreme Makeover: Human Activities Are Making Some Extreme Events More Frequent or Intense

In Brief: It’s not your imagination: Certain extreme events, like heat waves, are happening more often and becoming more intense. But what role are humans…

Climate Change Mission Control

How do we work together to create a nation resilient against climate change? Earlier today, NASA joined forces with FEMA to co-host their Resilient Nation…

Flip Flop: Why Variations in Earth’s Magnetic Field Aren’t Causing Today’s Climate Change

Earth is surrounded by a system of magnetic fields, called the magnetosphere. The magnetosphere shields our home planet from harmful solar and cosmic particle radiation,…

NASA Technologies Spin off to Fight Climate Change

NASA’s work has generated countless spinoffs that are now on the front lines of the fight against climate change. That shouldn’t be a surprise, since…

The Raw Truth on Global Temperature Records

Ensuring the accuracy of Earth’s long-term global and regional surface temperature records is a challenging, constantly evolving undertaking. There are lots of reasons for this,…

The Climate Connections of a Record Fire Year in the U.S. West

The year 2020 will be remembered for many things, not the least of which were a series of devastating fires around the globe that bear…

Making Sense of ‘Climate Sensitivity’

Recently, an international research team published a comprehensive review in the journal Reviews of Geophysics on our state of understanding of Earth’s “climate sensitivity,” a…

Sea Level 101, Part Two: All Sea Level is ‘Local’

As discussed in our last Sea Level 101 blog post, we know sea level on the open ocean isn’t really flat. A number of factors…

Sea Change: Why Long Records of Coastal Climate Matter

Climate scientists will tell you a key challenge in studying climate change is the relative dearth of long-term monitoring sites around the world. The oldest…

Sea Level 101: What Determines the Level of the Sea?

Lots of forces are at work on the world’s ocean, and NASA studies them all. When it comes to sea level, NASA does much more…

WWF reaction to US and EU announcement of global partnership to cut methane emissions by 30%

Glasgow, UK (2 November 2021) – US President Joe Biden and President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen today announced a global partnership…

NDCs Increasingly Becoming a Force for Nature

A new report from WWFhas found that countries are increasingly recognising the value of nature-based solutions (NbS) in their efforts to address the climate crisis.…

Good intentions on climate must be backed by results in the COP26 negotiations and short-term action

GLASGOW (8 November 2021) – After a week of headline-grabbing announcements, and some advances in the negotiations, there is a glimmer of optimism that some…

A Blueprint for High-Quality Interventions that Work for People, Nature and Climate

In the wake of increased interest and pledges from both the public and private sectors to scale nature-based solutions, WWF has released a new report…

Looking to accelerated implementation and to Egypt to close 3 key climate gaps

By Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, WWF Global Climate & Energy Lead The UN climate talks are a process – a journey, not a destination. So, as we…

Earth Hall of Fame Kyoto international award for WWF’s Manuel Pulgar-Vidal

Earlier this week, as the annual climate talks wound up in Glasgow, on the other side of the world, recognition was given to leading actors…

SBTi Launches World-First Net-Zero Corporate Standard

(Thursday 28 October) The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), the global body enabling businesses to set emissions reduction targets in line with science of which…

First SUSREG assessment highlights need to mobilize central banks and financial supervisors on climate and nature risks

Following the publication of the SUSREG framework and related online tracking tool in April 2021, WWF today launches its first SUSREG Annual Report. The report…

COP26 must mark the time we turn the tide on the climate crisis

(30 October 2021)- As the highly anticipated climate COP26 event opens in Glasgow, UK today, the world is looking to the climate talks to show…

G20 delivers limited progress, leaders must now step up in Glasgow to secure a 1.5°C pathway

Rome, Italy (31 October 2021) – Ahead of the COP26 climate talks, G20 leaders mostly reaffirmed and made few new commitments to act on the…

On the appropriate and inappropriate uses of probability distributions in climate projections and some alternatives

Abstract When do probability distribution functions (PDFs) about future climate misrepresent uncertainty? How can we recognise when such misrepresentation occurs and thus avoid it in…

A pluralist approach to epistemic dilemmas in event attribution science

Abstract In recent years, a dispute has arisen within detection and attribution science concerning the appropriate methodology for associating individual weather events with anthropogenic climate…

Projections of cold air outbreaks in CMIP6 earth system models

Abstract Historical and future simulated temperature data from five climate models in the Coupled Model Intercomparing Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) are used to understand how…

The relationship between net GHG emissions and radiative forcing with an application to Article 4.1 of the Paris Agreement

Abstract This paper provides an assessment of Article 4.1 of the Paris Agreement on climate; the main goal of which is to provide guidance on…

Upping the ante? The effects of “emergency” and “crisis” framing in climate change news

Abstract News organizations increasingly use the terms “climate emergency” and “climate crisis” to convey the urgency of climate change; yet, little is known about how…

Global vulnerability hotspots: differences and agreement between international indicator-based assessments

Abstract Climate change impacts and their consequences are determined not only by the intensity and frequency of different climatic hazards but also by the vulnerability…

Global patterns of disaster and climate risk—an analysis of the consistency of leading index-based assessments and their results

Abstract Indices assessing country-level climate and disaster risk at the global scale have experienced a steep rise in popularity both in science and international climate…

Climate change literacy and migration potential: micro-level evidence from Africa

Abstract While a growing literature studies the effects of climate change on international migration, still only relatively little is known about the individual mechanisms linking…

Post-Paris policy relevance: lessons from the IPCC SR15 process

Abstract Policy relevance is the raison d’être for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), yet few studies have analysed what the concept entails, not…

Is it climate change? Coverage by online news sites of the 2019 European summer heatwaves in France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK

Abstract In 2019, several countries across Western Europe experienced record-breaking temperatures and heatwaves which, in some cases, reached temperatures of over 40 °C for three to…

Greta Thunberg says COP26 limited to ‘blah, blah, blah’; UN chief warns ‘catastrophe’ close

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warned of an impending “climate catastrophe”, while environmental campaigner Greta Thunberg dismissed Saturday’s COP26 climate conference deal as “blah, blah,…

UN, other agencies aim to standardise measurement of environmental impacts

Major multilateral organisations will launch a new initiative next week aimed at developing a system of standards for companies, investors and financial institutions to measure…

UN chief says global warming goal on ‘life support’

United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres says the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is “on life support” with climate talks in Glasgow…

East Coast flooding is a reminder that sea level is rising as the climate warms – here’s why the ocean is pouring in more often

The US East Coast has been experiencing hurricane-like flooding in recent days, with Georgia and the Carolinas getting the latest round. High tides are part…

How States Can Use the Clean Power Plan to Cut Taxes

With the latest round of climate talking getting underway, all eyes are on Paris. Yet back in the U.S., states are already considering how to…

Could Hurricane Patricia be a harbinger of storms in a warming climate?

Hurricane Patricia drew immediate attention by intensifying from a tropical storm to a Category 5 hurricane in a single day. It soon developed the fastest…

Climate Change and Hurricane Katrina: What Have We Learned?

Three weeks and three days before Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans 10 years ago, a paper of mine appeared in the scientific journal Nature showing…

Why Scientists are Calling for Nuclear Power to Save Biodiversity

The idea we might need nuclear power to save biodiversity from the effects of climate change is one that could not have been foreseen thirty…

Has the Clean Power Plan Abandoned Energy Efficiency?

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday released the final version of the Clean Power Plan (CPP), which mandates a 32 percent reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions…

Ocean Circulation, Climate Change, and Arctic Sea Ice

Recent observations of the Atlantic deep ocean overturning circulation, called the Atlantic Meridional (north-south) Overturning (up-down) Circulation, or AMOC, also known as the Great Conveyor…

Two Conservatives Debate Solutions on Climate Change

Below is an excerpt from a CCNF debate between Bob Inglis — former Republican Representative (SC, ’93-’99, ’05-’11) and current Executive Director of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative (“E&EI”), and Sam Thernstrom —Executive Director…

CCNF Interview with Divestment Movement Leaders

Below are a set of excerpts from a CCNF virtual session with Ben Franta, PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and…

The Pope’s Encyclical: Climate Change’s Profound Challenges to Maine

“Now, faced as we are with global environmental deterioration, I wish to address every person living on this planet,” Pope Francis began in his first…

CCNF negotiating with potential partners, sponsors to educate millions on climate before COP21

Houston, Texas (CCNF) July 11, 2015 — Already a trusted source for citizens and educators wanting to hear what real climate scientists have to say about…

Bill McKibben’s response to Michael Moore’s Planet of the Humans

A Youtube video emerged on Earth Day eve making charges about me and about 350.org — namely that I was a supporter of biomass energy, and that…

Amy Westerfelt: The Reason COVID-19 and Climate Seem So Similar: Disinformation

The disinformation industry has deployed these strategies across multiple issues.Illustration by Efflam Mercier.by Amy Westerfelt, Drilled News, April 20, 2020For a long time, the story went…

Tropical forests may be heating Earth by 2035

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Mark Carney of the Bank of England unveils climate stress test

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WaPo: The Congo rain forest is losing ability to absorb carbon dioxide. That’s bad for climate change

The rainforest in Yangambi, Congo. A new study shows that trees in the region are losing their ability to absorb carbon dioxide. The same has…

Nick Breeze: Coping with climate distress – interview with psychotherapist Ro Randall

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Evidence that an ice-free Arctic Ocean allowed ancient CO2 and methane emissions

Speleothems like these form fastest when the permafrost has thawed. Image: By James St John, via Wikimedia CommonsAs the world warms, more greenhouse gas will enter…

Roger Harrabin, BBC: Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning

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Dorian Hammering Grand Bahama Island: Prolonged Storm Surge Threat Ahead for Southeast U.S.

by Bob Henson, Wunderground, Cat6,  ·  September 2, 2019, 1:34 PM EDTAbove: @astro_christina captured this image of #HurricaneDorian on September 2, 2019 from the space station.After thrashing Great Abaco Island on Saturday,…

LEAK: EU strategy seeks to remove carbon from atmosphere

The European Commission will reward green farming practices like afforestation and soil conservation while putting rules to identify activities that “unambiguously remove carbon from the…

INFOGRAPHIC: After COP26, world is still on track for drastic global warming

As the dust settles on the COP26 climate summit, many are left wondering whether the fanfare of pledges made in Glasgow will make any tangible…

Austria ready to sue EU over nuclear’s inclusion in green finance taxonomy

Austria’s energy and climate minister Leonore Gewessler told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview that her country was ready to go to court if the EU…

Down in a hole: Bosnia miners fear green revolution

For years, life in Bosnia’s Breza revolved around its coal mine, but the global shift from fossil fuels to renewables threatens the industry that was…

Europe proposes mandatory due diligence to stop deforestation in supply chains

The European Commission tabled its plan on Wednesday (17 November) to introduce mandatory due diligence for products sold on the EU market to make sure…

Green MEP: ‘Climate adaptation and loss & damage will be the key fight at COP27’

Although the recent COP26 conference in Glasgow made progress on climate ambition, there is still a lot of work left to do to limit global…

‘A step in the right direction’: EU reacts to COP26 deal

The United Nations target of containing global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius “remains within reach, but the work is far from done,” said Ursula…

The new European Bauhaus: Bringing the Green Deal into our living spaces

The New European Bauhaus launched by the European Commission last year will see scientists, designers, architects, engineers, and students exchange ideas this week on green…

UN climate agreement clinched after late drama over coal

UN climate talks ended Saturday (13 November) with a deal that for the first time targeted fossil fuels as the key driver of global warming,…

Comparing the EU’s ‘Fit for 55’ roadmap and the IEA’s net-zero scenario

While the International Energy Agency (IEA) advocates an aggressive implementation of carbon pricing mechanisms across the globe, it focuses less on affordability and social implications…

Watt’s Happening: How to stop climate change, in one generation – Alaska Highway News

Watt’s Happening: How to stop climate change, in one generation  Alaska Highway News

How climate change may shape the world in the centuries to come – Science News

How climate change may shape the world in the centuries to come  Science News

McClaughry: Vermont’s four plans to defeat climate change – Vermont Biz

McClaughry: Vermont’s four plans to defeat climate change  Vermont Biz

Interior Dept. Report on Drilling Is Mostly Silent on Climate Change – The New York Times

Interior Dept. Report on Drilling Is Mostly Silent on Climate Change  The New York TimesBiden Oil-Leasing Blueprint Will Urge Climate Change-Focused Changes  BloombergOil and gas companies should…

Climate change will have profound impact in North Carolina – Statesville Record & Landmark

Climate change will have profound impact in North Carolina  Statesville Record & Landmark

Paul M. Craig: Science and politics of climate change – GazetteNET

Paul M. Craig: Science and politics of climate change  GazetteNET

Don’t call it climate change. Red states prepare for ‘extreme weather’ – POLITICO

Don’t call it climate change. Red states prepare for ‘extreme weather’  POLITICO

COP26: The truth behind the new climate change denial – BBC News

COP26: The truth behind the new climate change denial  BBC News

Experts, activists say health equity needs more emphasis in fight against climate change – USA TODAY

Experts, activists say health equity needs more emphasis in fight against climate change  USA TODAY

Why climate change is forcing albatross couples to divorce – The Boston Globe

Why climate change is forcing albatross couples to divorce  The Boston Globe

More Americans Than Ever Understand Climate Change Is Real And Harmful

About 3 in 4 survey respondents believe global warming is happening, and more than half agree that we are being harmed by climate change “right…

Albatross ‘Divorces’ May Be Climbing Because Of Climate Change

A new study found that warmer sea temperatures may be driving albatross breeding pairs to split up at higher rates.

Under Biden’s Watch, Oil Companies Snag 1.7 Million Acres Of The Gulf

Wednesday’s offshore lease sale was the biggest ever of its kind — including those conducted during the Trump administration.

Days After Climate Summit, Biden To Hold ‘Carbon Bomb’ Gulf Oil Sale

Environmentalists are accusing the president of breaking a campaign promise to ban new federal fossil fuel leasing. The administration says its hands are tied.

Birds In The Amazon Rainforest Are Shrinking As Temperatures Rise

Climate change may be fueling big changes to small birds deep in the forest, according to researchers.

Nearly 200 Nations Reach Watered-Down Climate Agreement At COP26

India succeeded in loosening language around coal emissions at the last minute.

Good COP Bad COP: Was The UN’s Climate Summit Actually A Success?

COP26 was hailed as a last-gasp chance to halt the climate crisis before it destroys our way of life for good. Did it work?

Climate Conference Reverses Course On Call To End Coal Use

An earlier proposal at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference called on nations to “accelerate the phasing out of coal and subsidies for fossil…

Environmental Consulting Firm Double Dips On U.S. Methane Fight

Consulting firm M.J. Bradley & Associates authored a report ranking the nation’s largest methane polluters. Five of its own industry clients were on the list.

5 Things To Know About The Potential New Climate Agreement In Glasgow

Five years after the Paris Agreement, the world may finally call out fossil fuels by name. But the so-called Glasgow Agreement punts on most other…

One Year From Launch: US-European Satellite to Track World’s Water

In Brief: The Surface Water and Ocean Topography spacecraft enters the home stretch as an international team prepares this next-generation satellite for launch in 2022.…

Tracking Water in the Face of Drought

Farmers, ranchers, and community resource managers know all too well that climate change can contribute to increased drought in the western United States. A new…

NASA’s Eyes on the Earth Puts the World at Your Fingertips

In Brief: The 3D real-time visualization tool lets users track NASA satellites as well as the vital Earth science data they provide. Recent upgrades make…

Emission Reductions From Pandemic Had Unexpected Effects on Atmosphere

In Brief: Earth’s atmosphere reacted in surprising ways to the lowering of emissions during the pandemic, showing how closely climate warming and air pollution are…

NASA Selects New Mission to Study Storms, Impacts on Climate Models

In Brief: Called INCUS, it aims to directly address why convective storms, heavy precipitation, and clouds occur exactly when and where they form. NASA has…

Vice President Harris to Visit NASA Goddard Today, Deliver Live Remarks

Vice President Kamala Harris will visit NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland today, Nov. 5, to get a firsthand look at the agency’s…

NASA at the UN Climate Change Conference

NASA is participating in the 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, through Friday, Nov. 12. The COP26 summit brings…

Global Climate Change Impact on Crops Expected Within 10 Years, NASA Study Finds

In Brief: Climate change may affect the production of maize (corn) and wheat as early as 2030, according to a new NASA study. Lee este…

Tracking Smoke in the Face of Fires

Climate change is contributing to hotter and drier conditions in the American West. These conditions put the region at greater risk of longer, more severe…

Five Facts to Help You Understand Sea Ice

One way that scientists monitor climate change is through the measure of sea ice extent. Sea ice extent is the area of ice that covers…

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