The world's oceans just had their warmest year on record.
- 2019 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record - EcoWatch ›
- 2018 Was the Hottest Year Ever Recorded for Our Oceans - EcoWatch ›
- Oceans Likely to Heat up at Seven Times Their Current Rate, New Study Finds - EcoWatch ›
Greenpeace Activists Urge Barclays to 'Stop Funding the Climate Emergency,' Shut Down Branches Across UK
By Jessica Corbett
In a coordinated action to pressure Barclays to stop financing climate destruction, Greenpeace activists on Monday morning shut down 97 of the British investment bank's branches across the United Kingdom.
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Two firefighters died Thursday battling wildfires fueled by a record-breaking heat wave in Australia, prompting Prime Minister Scott Morrison to return home from a Hawaiian vacation he had been much criticized for taking.
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By Eoin Higgins
Australia is on fire.
The country on Saturday saw delayed flights on the second day of a national state of emergency due to raging brushfires near every major city and choked-out smoke conditions.
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- Australia Fire Crisis: PM Morrison Cuts Vacation Short After Two ... ›
- Australia Likely Just Broke Its Record for Hottest Day - EcoWatch ›
Climate change is getting costlier and deadlier. A new report from British charity Christian Aid found that 15 of the world's largest natural disasters in 2019 — including wildfires, hurricanes, typhoons and more — had links to a warming world. All 15 of those disasters cost more than $1 billion in damages, and seven of them cost more than $10 billion each.
By Michael Mann
After years studying the climate, my work has brought me to Sydney where I'm studying the linkages between climate change and extreme weather events.
- Michael Mann: If You Believe in Science You Must Now Make Your ... ›
- 25 Humans, More Than One Billion Animals Dead in Australia ... ›
- Half a Billion Animals May Have Been Killed by Australia Wildfires ... ›
- Steve Irwin Family's Wildlife Hospital Treats 90,000th Animal as ... ›
By Jessica Corbett
A new analysis revealed Tuesday that over the past two decades heat records across the U.S. have been broken twice as often as cold ones—underscoring experts' warnings about the increasingly dangerous consequences of failing to dramatically curb planet-warming emissions.
- At Least 150 Dead, 1.5 Million Impacted as Cyclone Idai Slams ... ›
- Two Dead, Hundreds Evacuated as 'Historic Flooding' Swamps ... ›
- Greta Thunberg—Swedish Teen who Inspired School Climate ... ›
Australia is sweating through yet another record breaking heat wave, with the past four days among the country's 10 hottest days on record, the Bureau of Meteorology announced Tuesday.
Most Americans See Local Effects of Climate Crisis and Say Government Needs to Respond, Research Shows
The salient reality of the climate crisis is undeniable to many Americans. We have seen record heat waves from Alaska to Mississippi, record flooding, beaches closed due to algal blooms, increased storm intensity and devastating wildfires in 2019. Now, most Americans say the climate crisis is bearing down on them, and the government needs to do more to stop it, according to a new survey from the nonpartisan Pew Research Center in Washington, DC.
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A heat wave that set in over the South and Southwest left much of the U.S. blanketed in record-breaking triple digit temperatures over the weekend. The widespread and intense heat wave will last for weeks, making the magnitude and duration of its heat impressive, according to The Washington Post.
- Hot Weather and COVID-19: Added Threats of Reopening States in ... ›
- 50 Million Americans Are Currently Living Under Some Type of Heat ... ›
- Second Major Heat Wave This Summer Smashes Records Across ... ›
Current efforts to curb an infectious disease show the potential we have for collective action. That action and more will be needed if we want to stem the coming wave of heat-related deaths that will surpass the number of people who die from all infectious diseases, according to a new study, as The Guardian reported.
- Potentially Deadly Heat and Humidity Levels Are Already Here and ... ›
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- Trump Administration Buries Government-Funded Studies Showing ... ›
- Ocean Warming Dooms Most Fish, Study Says - EcoWatch ›
- Rising Temperatures May Cause 2,100 Annual U.S. Deaths ... ›