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Cooling India: Financing the Cost of Transition to Refrigerants with Lower Climate-Change Impact

November 19, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

At the Montreal Protocol meeting, starting on Monday in Paris, countries could seize one “low hanging fruit” opportunity by agreeing to move forward on phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent and fast-growing heat-trapping gases.[read more]

Converting Global Warming to Global Energy

November 5, 2014 by Jim Baird
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Turning Warming into Energy

As a business model, the legitimate conversion of a liability into income is the most successful of all the many possible outcomes. And when that liability is perhaps the greatest one that the world currently faces the opportunity is equally as colossal.[read more]

The Planet Just Had Its Hottest September On Record

October 17, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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September Temp Record

Last month was the warmest September globally since records began being kept in 1880, NASA reported. January through September data have 2014 already at the third warmest on record. Projections by NOAA make clear 2014 is taking aim at hottest year on record.[read more]

Greenland And West Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss More Than Doubled In Last Five Years

August 28, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Growing Ice Loss

A new study finds that both the Greenland ice sheet and West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) have seen an astonishing increase in ice loss in just the past five years. This first-ever extensive mapping of the two great ice sheets using the CryoSat-2 satellite confirms the findings.[read more]

Jet Stream Changes Driving Extreme Weather Linked Again To Global Warming, Arctic Ice Loss

August 21, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Jet Stream and Climate Change

California is suffering through drought, while the East Coast sees flooding. Both are worsened by global warming. But in recent years you may have noticed a disproportionate increase in record-smashing extreme weather and suspected that’s also linked to global warming.[read more]

Hottest March-June On Record Globally, Reports Japan Meteorological Agency

July 16, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Temperature Records Monthly

 

You may recall that the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported last month that March-May was the hottest in more than 120 years of record-keeping. Well, the JMA reported Monday that last month was the hottest June in more than 120 years of record-keeping.[read more]

Cool It: 8 Tips to Handle the Dog Days of Summer in a Warming Climate

July 7, 2014 by Peter Lehner

Warming Adaptation

There are some things about this season I don’t enjoy: the excessive heat, the smog, the bugs—and sometimes when you head to the beach to cool off, there’s a swim advisory. These are the real dog days of summer. As our climate warms, we can expect to see more of the season’s unpleasant side.[read more]

How Much Public Support is Needed for Policymaker Action on Climate Change?

June 11, 2014 by Kelly Klima
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The vast majority of scientists and researchers in the United States and throughout the world agree that manmade emissions are likely exacerbating climate change. Despite U.S. news articles to the contrary, since 2007 no scientific body has disagreed with this position.[read more]

Nearly Everyone We Talk to In Turkey Says It's Getting Warmer. Is It?

June 9, 2014 by David Kroodsma
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Turkey and Global Warming

Through Google translate and an extremely basic command of the Turkish language, we have been asking people as we travel if the climate has changed where they live. We've been surprised by how unanimous the response is: nearly everyone says that it is warmer than it once was.[read more]

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Beyond Paris, Part 1: Humans are Changing the Climate for the Worse

June 4, 2014 by Matthew Stepp
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Humans and Global Warming

With each passing year, the science, observations, and modeling of global climate change become even clearer: humans continue to influence global climate change by pumping greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, which increases Earth’s average temperature.[read more]

Yale Poll: Americans Much More Worried About 'Global Warming' Than 'Climate Change'

May 31, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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'Global Warming' and 'Climate Change'

Do we finally have the answer to the age-old question of what term is better for climate hawks to use: “global warming” or “climate change”? In new polling by the Climate Change Communication efforts of Yale and George Mason, “global warming” is the winner, across the board.[read more]

Climate Change Drying Out Southwest Now, With Worse To Come For A Third Of The Planet

April 17, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Southwest Drying Out

Two new studies confirm that warming-driven climate change is already drying the U.S. Southwest and other parts of the globe. More worrisome, nearly a third of the world’s land faces drying from rising greenhouse gases — including two of the world’s greatest agricultural centers.[read more]

Much Ado About Methane? A Little Global Context Helps Separate the Long from the Short

February 21, 2014 by Lindsay Wilson
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Methane Impact

Last Friday a paper was released that again showed that methane leaks in North America may be greater than previously estimated. The result was another round of debate as to whether natural gas is a suitable ‘bridge fuel’ to a sustainable future.[read more]

Arctic Autumns On Track To Warm A Staggering 23°F, NOAA Warns

February 15, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Arctic Autumns and Warming

“Climate models show carbon emission mitigation could slow Arctic temperature increases.” That is the NOAA’s glass-is-half-full-of-ice headline for a recent new study that finds we are on track for mind-boggling Arctic warming this century.[read more]

Climatologist: When Souped-Up Ocean Warming Ends, Global Temperatures Look Set To Rise Rapidly

February 12, 2014 by Joseph Romm
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Ocean Temps

The last decade was the hottest on record, and 2010 was the warmest year on record, continuing the long-term trend driven by human emissions. Still, in the past ten years, surface temperatures didn’t appear to warm as fast as many had expected.[read more]