Climate

Steve January 16, 2021

Read time: 10 mins By Tara Lohan, The Revelator. Originally posted on The Revelator. In the aftermath of the November 3 election, President Tweety McTreason has tried every trick in the book to avoid facing the reality of his loss. A barrage of lawsuits accompanied by disinformation campaigns has attempted to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the election. But […]

Steve January 16, 2021

Read time: 16 mins After over a decade of the much-hyped U.S. fracking miracle, the U.S. oil and gas industry is having to deal with years of losses and falling asset values which has dealt the industry a serious financial blow. This is despite the fracking revolution delivering record oil and gas production for the past […]

Steve January 15, 2021

By Layal Liverpool Small fragments of plastic can break down even further when exposed to the environmentGetty Images/iStockphoto DESPITE mounting evidence that we eat, drink and breathe microplastics, it still isn’t clear whether these tiny particles get absorbed into our organs, tissues and cells and affect our health. In 2021, we will finally discover whether […]

Steve January 15, 2021

Geologists have often served fossil fuel exploration – now is the time for them to focus on climate change and other global sustainability goals, says Christopher Jackson Earth | Comment 9 December 2020 By Christopher Jackson Michelle D’urbano THIS year has brought into sharp focus the importance of scientists in our everyday lives. Vaccinologists have […]

Steve January 15, 2021

By Gege Li A Dalmatian pelicanAlwin Hardenbol, University of Eastern Finland/British Ecological Society The striking photo above and the selection that follows celebrate the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Taken by ecologists and students worldwide, the images are among the winners, runners-up and highly commended entries from the British Ecological Society’s 2020 “Capturing […]

Steve January 15, 2021

The New Climate WarMichael E. MannPublic Affairs, $29 Sometime around the fifth century B.C., the Chinese general and military strategist Sun Tzu wrote in his highly quotable treatise The Art of War, “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” In The New Climate War, […]

Steve January 15, 2021

2020 is in a “dead heat” with 2016 for the hottest year on record, scientists with NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced January 14. Based on ocean temperature data from buoys, floats and ships, as well as temperatures measured over land at weather stations around the globe, the U.S. agencies conducted independent […]

Steve January 15, 2021

Read time: 5 mins Norway’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled not to overturn the Norwegian government’s approval of new licenses for offshore oil drilling in the fragile Arctic region. The ruling – a culmination of four years of high-profile litigation in a case challenging continued fossil fuel production on climate change grounds — came as a big disappointment, […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Read time: 15 mins It seems like nearly every day another hopeful article touts the potential of using hydrogen as a fuel to tackle climate change. What’s known as “green hydrogen” — which relies on renewable power for production — is getting the bulk of that attention. Tags:  Green hydrogen blue hydrogen hydrogen council hydrogen fuel […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Read time: 8 mins The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season had a record-breaking 30 named storms, so many that the National Hurricane Center ran through the standard list of names and moved on to the Greek alphabet with over two months of the season left. In all, 12 storms made landfall in the continental United States, with five hitting […]

Steve January 14, 2021

Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, the year’s globally averaged temperature was 1.84 degrees Fahrenheit (1.02 degrees Celsius) warmer than the baseline 1951-1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space […]

Steve January 14, 2021

“Some say working on climate is a marathon, not a sprint, but it’s more an ultramarathon — an endurance sport if ever there was one,” said Kate Gordon, the senior climate policy advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom of California. “And look, women excel at those: We know how to dig in and get stuff done.” […]