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15-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) pact wins U.S. support to aggressively combat climate change

A new Pacific regional pact calling for aggressive action to combat climate change has achieved a “major accomplishment” by gaining US support, officials said Sunday. The Majuro Declaration, endorsed by the 15-nation Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) at their summit last week, contains specific pledges on cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The…

New research pins some extreme weather events on climate change

A new paper released on Thursday reported that climate change compounded Hurricane Sandy’s flooding, the damage from which is seen here. The paper also said that climate change worsened the U.S. heat waves, the shrinkage of Arctic sea ice, drought in…  …

Climate change will likely spare NYC from another Superstorm Sandy

Scientists predict stronger storms but say changing air patterns will prevent them from hitting U.S. east coast A recurrence of Superstorm Sandy – which barrelled head-on into the Atlantic coast, swamping New York City and large parts of New Jersey – is less likely under climate change, new research suggests.…

John Kerry: Science on climate change is ‘irrefutable and it is alarming’

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the evidence for climate change was beyond dispute but it was not too late for international action to prevent its worst impacts. “The science is clear. It is irrefutable and it is alarming,” Kerry told a climate conference in Majuro in the…

Rising level of ocean acidity threatens sea life and exacerbates climate change: study

Global warming may get a nudge from its “evil twin,” ocean acidification.;  …

Climate change activists: ‘If you value your life, please seek shelter from [Hurricane] Michele Bachmann.’

The activist group 350 Action and advertiser Barton F. Graf 9000 created a video suggesting that rather than naming hurricanes and tropical storms after various innocent men and women, the World Meteorological Association should name dangerous storms after climate change deniers in government. Science has ably demonstrated that climate change…

Leaked IPCC report reveals human activity is almost certainly the cause of climate change

Human activity is almost certainly the cause of climate change and global sea levels could rise by several feet by the end of the century, according to an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report leaked to media. The draft summary of the report all but dismissed recent claims of…

High school teacher Bruce Taterka learns about climate change in Alaska during his latest expedition

This summer, Bruce Taterka spent three weeks in the desolate meadows of northern Alaska as part of a team that studied how climate change is shrinking the tundra and the frozen underground in the Arctic Circle.…  …

New Antarctic ice core reveals secrets of climate change

New Antarctic ice core reveals secrets of climate change (via The Christian Science Monitor) Dr. Julie Palais (l.) and Anais Orsi examine ice inside a backlit snow pit at the WAIS Divide. The horizontal lines represent annual layers of snowfall. The two to three feet of snow that falls each…

A vicious cycle: Could droughts and storms make climate change worse?

With climate change expected to bring more heatwaves, violent storms and heavy rainfall, the impact on human society is likely to be significant. As…  …

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