If the surface area of sea ice in the Arctic is the same as it was at the beginning of last year’s record-breaking melt, but the ice is thinner than it was then, the conclusion is clear. There’s even less volume of ice in Arctic waters right now than there was at this time last year, meaning that less energy will be required to melt it down to last year’s record-low surface area. [...]
NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies has released its readings regarding temperature from stations across the globe over land and sea in January 2013. Their finding: January 2013 was the 6th warmest January in its record, which stretches back over 130 years to January 1880.
Every one of the 5 hottest Januaries takes place after [...]
Since his re-election, Barack Obama hasn’t done a single thing to “respond to the threat of climate change”. [...]
Simply by posting this widget on your web site or social media accounts, you will remind large numbers of visitors of the real of the global ecological crisis we face. Hopefully, you will also provoke the realization that the crisis need not get worse. [...]
In the Southern United States, the second pre-season tropical storm this year hit land.
75 miles from the border with Canada, the temperature hit 90 degrees by 10:00 this morning.
Lobsters in Maine have shed their shells four-to-six weeks ahead of schedule.
Groundwater depletion in California and Texas is threatening the supply of food in [...]
The International Energy Agency reported that carbon emissions from fossil fuels increased by a gigaton last year, a 3.2 percent increase that made last year’s carbon emissions from coal, oil, and natural gas the highest ever in human history. [...]
This Earth Day, you’ll heard Democrats talking about how horrible Mitt Romney would be for the environment, and it’s true – as President, Mitt Romney would support anti-environmental policies. What you won’t hear Democrats talking about is the wonderful environmental record of Barack Obama. That’s because Obama has a terrible environmental record [...]
Time was that climate scientists would ignore people who denied the existence of global warming, hoping they would just go away.
It seems that times have changed. Penn State University’s Center for Sustainability and its Science, Technology, and Society Program are sponsoring a symposium on confronting and exposing, not avoiding, climate change deniers. From an [...]
Last month, 15,000 new record high temperatures were set in the lower 48 states. It was the hottest March ever recorded in the continental United States. [...]
Communities near Glacier National Park need the natural gas that comes through that pipeline, but they also need the water that comes from the glaciers on the nearby mountains. When those glaciers are gone, where are they going to get their drinking water? [...]
Back in 2008, Barack Obama promised us comprehensive climate legislation. He never delivered on that promise, though, and in this year’s State of the Union Address, Obama announced that he won’t even try to deal with global warming. Given the current conditions, and what we know about the climate trends to come, this environmental neglect from Obama is unacceptable. [...]