THIRTY YEARS AGO, while the Midwest withered in massive drought and East Coast temperatures exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit, I testified to the Senate as a senior NASA scientist about climate change. I said that ongoing global warming was outside the range of natural variability and it could be attributed, with #keepitinthegroundclimate actiondroughtFossil FuelsJames Hansennasa Read More
Global temperatures for the first five months of the year have been the highest on record for a La Niña year, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Higher temperatures lead to more frequent and long-lasting heat waves causing adverse environmental impacts. Extreme temperatures, for instance, affect human health in AntarcticaESAextreme weathernasaWMO Read More
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 month, carboncoalfrackingmethanenasanatural gasShale Read More
The Montreal Protocol, which went into effect in 1989, is a rare instance of a global agreement to solve a global problem: the release of vast quantities of ozone-destroying chemicals into the atmosphere. In the decades since, however, changes in ozone have been small and variable, making it hard to AntarcticCFCsmontreal protocolnasaozone Read More
The 2017 global land and ocean temperature will likely end among the three warmest years on record, and is expected to be the warmest year without a warming El Niño.
The first 11 months of the year were the third warmest on record, behind 2016 and 2015, with much-warmer-than-average conditions engulfing arcticclimate changenasaNOAATemperaturesWMO Read More
Nairobi, 5 December 2017 – Six inspirational environmental leaders today received the United Nations' highest environmental honour, the Champions of the Earth award, during the UN Environment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya.
President of Chile Michelle Bachelet, Paul A. Newman and his team at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, American filmmaker Jeff Orlowski, BacheletJeff OrlowskikigaliMobikenasaSaihanbaSDGsunep Read More
Last month was the third-hottest June on record globally, temperature data suggest, confirming 2017 will almost certainly make a hat-trick of annual climate records, with 2015, 2016 and 2017 being the three hottest years since records began.
The figures also cement estimations that warming is now at levels not seen for 115,000 El NiñonasaNOAA Read More
To say the world is having a streak like no other is an understatement. Global warming has made cold scarce on a planetary scale.
This March clocked in as the second warmest March on record when compared to the 20th century average, according to newly released data from the National Oceanic climate changeenvironmentnasaparis agreement Read More
Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe.
The Arctic Resilience Report found that the effects of Arctic warming could be felt as far away as the Indian Ocean, in Arctic Resilience Reportfeedback loopsJoel ClementMarcus CarsonnasaStockholm Environment Institutetipping points Read More
Nasa has all but declared this year to be the hottest yet recorded, after September narrowly turned out the warmest in modern temperature monitoring.
Last month was 0.91C above the average temperature for that time of year from 1951 to 1980, the benchmark used for measuring rises.
The new findings follow record-breaking 2016anomalieshottest yearnasarecord-breaking Read More