More than half of the climate tipping points identified a decade ago are now “active,” a group of leading scientists have warned

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.netNovember 30, 2019 | EDUCATE! Changes afoot now in at least nine areas could drastically alter the Earth’s climate. There’s no time left to act on these tipping points. LONDON, 28 November, 2019 – On the eve of a global climate summit in Madrid, seven distinguished climate scientists have issued an urgent warning of approaching planetary tipping points: within a few years, they …

2019 Colorado Hot Issues in Health Conference, Climate Session

Hosted by the nonpartisan Colorado Health Institute, the event has convened the state’s leading thinkers to discuss pressing issues related to health and health care for nearly 20 years. The 2019 Hot Issues in Health Conference will take place on Thursday, December 5, 2019 and Friday, December 6, 2019 at the Hilton Denver Inverness in Englewood, Colorado Moderator: Karam Ahmad, …

Flash drought: ‘Really wet to really dry, really fast’, and even as the amount of damage increases, governments and residents have less time to repair before the next storm hits

Luebehusen plotted what experts call a “flash drought.” While not fully understood, these quick-developing droughts might be another signature of climate change. Experts say a flash drought often begins as a pin-sized swelter in one county, then expands like an amoeba across the landscape. The droughts are often accompanied by erratic precipitation over sharply defined geographic areas. The downpours can …

Climate change cause, some impacts & solutions in 10 charts

From the rise and rise of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to possible solutions Global climate strike: Greta Thunberg and students march to protest climate change – live updates Damian Carrington and Cath Levett Thu 19 Sep 2019, The Guardian The problem – rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere The level of CO2 has been rising since the industrial revolution and is now at …

Scientists conclude climate change has no natural cause

By Tim Radford, Climatenewsnetwork.netAugust 26, 2019 | EDUCATE! The planet is warming faster than ever, worldwide. Scientists know this unique climate change is not caused by nature. But they checked again, to be certain. LONDON, 19 August, 2019 – European and US scientists have cleared up a point that has been nagging away at climate science for decades: not only is the planet warming faster …

IPCC visuals are largely on threats, framed as distant in time and space, with minimal attention to who was impacted or needed to take adaption actions or adopt responsibility, rather than rather than goals to be achieved

with minimal attention to who was impacted or needed to take adaption actions or adopt responsibility The visual framing of climate change impacts and adaptation in the IPCC assessment reports Climatic Change Figures and graphics in reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) “(still) focus primarily on showing that climate change is real and a problem, with little …

We are 50 to 100 years ahead of schedule with the slowdown of the Gulf Stream and ocean circulation pattern,’ says climate scientist Michael Mann

By Peter Sinclair, Thursday, August 15, 2019 A stubborn blue spot of cool ocean temperatures stands out like the proverbial sore thumb in a recent NASA image of the warming world – a circle of cool blue on a planet increasingly shaded in hot red. A region of the North Atlantic south of Greenland has experienced some of its coldest temperatures …

North Pole: 48 lightning strikes near the pole follow record-low sea ice levels

Heat-trapping gases broke records in 2018, climate report finds Last year said to be fourth-warmest since 1800s and sea levels the highest on record Emily Holden in Washington, The Guardian, Tue 13 Aug 2019  The gases heating the planet at higher levels in 2018 than humans have ever recorded, according to an authoritative report published by the American Meteorological Society and …

Greenland’s ice loss has increased six-fold since the 80s. Now, over the last week, Greenland shed more than 60 billion tons of ice, enough to cover the state of Florida in nearly 5 inches of water, reaching rates scientists didn’t expect to see until the next century

By Maddie Stone, Motherboard, Aug 7 2019 Greenland is losing its ice. The rate of loss has increased sixfold since the 1980s, per a paper published earlier this year. Over the last week, Greenland shed more than 60 billion tons of ice as a heat wave enveloped the Arctic island, triggering melting on a scale not seen since 2012. From July 31 …