Climate Change and Weather Extremes: Both Heat and Cold Can Kill

Climate change is increasing the frequency and strength of some types of extreme weather in the U.S., particularly heat waves. Last summer the U.S. Southwest experienced life-threatening heat waves, which are especially dangerous for elderly people and other vulnerable populations. More recently, record-setting cold temperatures engulfed much of the country during the first week of …

EU Lawmakers Back More Ambitious Renewables, Energy Saving Goals

European lawmakers approved draft measures on Wednesday to reform the power market and reduce energy consumption that envisage more ambitious climate goals, setting the stage for tough talks with reluctant EU member states. Under the plan backed by the European Parliament, renewable energy would account for at least 35 percent of the EU’s overall energy …

Good News! Study Claims Global Warming Will Only Be Disastrous, Not Catastrophic

We all know the Earth is getting warmer. Everyone except Republicans knows the increase in temperature is related to carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. Climate scientists don’t agree on how much average global temperatures will rise. Their best guess is they could go up as little as 1.5º Celsius or as much as 4.5º …

New NASA Study Solves Climate Mystery, Confirms Methane Spike Tied to Oil and Gas

Over the past few years, natural gas has become the primary fuel that America uses to generate electricity, displacing the long-time king of fossil fuels, coal. In 2019, more than a third of America’s electrical supply will come from natural gas, with coal falling to a second-ranked 28 percent, the Energy Information Administration predicted this …

Campaign to Create World’s Largest Sanctuary in Antarctic Ocean Gains Momentum

Greenpeace’s ship Arctic Sunrise is on its way to Antarctica, where the crew on board will be the first humans ever to visit the seafloor in the Weddell Sea. The three-month expedition will aim to further the case for a massive ocean sanctuary. In an effort to combat the threats of overfishing, plastic pollution and …

Average Temperatures In Alaska In December Shatter Existing Record

Climate scientists have been warning us for decades that global warming will affect polar regions first. If that is so — assuming those scientists are not all being paid by the Chinese to perpetrate a giant fraud on the world — then the latest reports from Alaska should be truly alarming. In December, 2017, the …

Researchers Determine Future Climate Change Will Make Power Outages More Costly

Researchers from Virginia Tech have published findings that show future climate change will likely make power outages more costly for European households as residents seek to avoid summer outages. In a study published to the new online journal Nature Energy, researchers from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) analyzed 19 European Union …