Nature World News - In a study published Thursday in the journalScience, researchers from the NOAA took a fresh look at temperature data and concluded that global warming has not stopped or even slowed in the last 18 years.
Press release, Sept. 1 - A new study has been launched by the Chilean Citizens’ Committee on Climate Change showing that by switching to 100% renewable energy by 2050 the country could: avoid spending $5.3 billion a year on fossil fuels, save 1,500 lives a year due to reduced air-pollution in Santiago alone, and create 11,000 green jobs.
Worldwatch Institute - The combination of overfishing and climate change may be putting the oceans' health--- and our own wellbeing--- at risk. As State of the World 2015 contributing author Katie Auth explains, protecting lives and livelihoods will require urgent and concerted action to improve the oceans' condition (www.worldwatch.org).
EcoWatch - The world’s glaciers are melting fast—probably faster than at any time in recorded history, according to new research.
Measurements show several hundred glaciers are losing between half and one meter of thickness every year—at least twice the average loss for the 20th century—and remote monitoring shows this rate of melting is far more widespread.
takepart - Two months ago, a dead humpback whale washed up onto the beaches of Washington state.
Although the cause of its death remains a mystery, initial observations found that the whale was overly thin, with little blubber and little of its associated oil, which humpbacks use for fuel and warmth.
Washington Post - James Hansen has often been out ahead of his scientific colleagues.
With his 1988 congressional testimony, the then-NASA scientist is credited with putting the global warming issue on the map by saying that a warming trend had already begun. “It is time to stop waffling so much and say that the evidence is pretty strong that the greenhouse effect is here,” Hansen famously testified.