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Trump Kills NASA Carbon Monitoring Program as CO2 Levels Soar Past ‘Troubling’ 410 ppm Threshold

Trump Kills NASA Carbon Monitoring Program as CO2 Levels Soar Past ‘Troubling’ 410 ppm Threshold

By Jessica Corbett As the Trump administration charges forward with its war on science by canceling a “crucial” carbon monitoring system at NASA, scientists and climate experts are sounding alarms over atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) that just surpassed a “troubling” threshold for the first time in human history. “The reading from the Mauna […]

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    It’s Official: 2017 Was the Hottest Year Without an El Niño

    It’s Official: 2017 Was the Hottest Year Without an El Niño

    The United Nations announced Thursday that 2017 was the hottest year on record without an El Niño event kicking up global annual temperatures. Last year’s average surface temperatures—driven by carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gas emissions—was 1.1 degree Celsius above pre-industrial times, putting the world on course to breach the internationally agreed “1.5°C” temperature barrier […]

    Stunning NASA Image Shows Three Wildfires Burning in Southern California

    Stunning NASA Image Shows Three Wildfires Burning in Southern California

    NASA’s Terra satellite captured an image that shows the billowing smoke from three wildfires raging in Southern California on Tuesday. The stunning photo shows the Thomas fire in Ventura County, the largest of the ongoing blazes, as well as the smaller Creek and Rye fires in Los Angeles County. According to the latest updates from […]

    15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Warn Humanity of Environmental Catastrophe

    15,000 Scientists From 184 Countries Warn Humanity of Environmental Catastrophe

    More than 15,000 scientists have signed a chilling article titled “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice,” urging global leaders to save the planet from environmental catastrophe. The plea, published Monday in the international journal BioScience, is likely the largest-ever formal support by scientists for a journal article with 15,372 total signatories, Motherboard noted. […]

    This Year’s Ozone Hole Is the Smallest It’s Been Since 1988

    This Year’s Ozone Hole Is the Smallest It’s Been Since 1988

    The hole in Earth’s ozone layer is the smallest it’s been since 1988, NASA satellite estimates observed. While the ozone hole is still enormous—measuring about 19.6 million square kilometers (7.6 million square miles, or 2.5 times the size of the U.S.) at its annual peak extent this Sept. 11—that’s much smaller compared to the average […]

    Hurricane Nate Heads Into Gulf and Toward Saturday Night Landfall

    Hurricane Nate Heads Into Gulf and Toward Saturday Night Landfall

    By Bob Henson and Dr. Jeff Masters A hurricane warning was in effect from Grand Isle, Louisiana, to the Alabama/Florida border on Friday evening as Tropical Storm Nate, with sustained winds of 70 mph as of 11 p.m. EDT, sped through the narrow Yucatan Channel between Mexico and Cuba and into the Gulf of Mexico. […]

    Widespread Devastation as Hurricane Irma Tears Through Caribbean

    Widespread Devastation as Hurricane Irma Tears Through Caribbean

    Hurricane Irma tore through the northeast Caribbean Wednesday, causing widespread devastation on the islands of Barbuda, Anguilla, Saint-Martin and Saint-Barthelemy. As many as ten deaths have been reported. One official called Barbuda “barely habitable,” estimating to the BBC that 50 percent of the island’s population are now homeless. The hurricane raked over Puerto Rico early […]

    Trump Nominates Climate Change Denier to Head NASA

    Trump Nominates Climate Change Denier to Head NASA

    President Trump‘s intention to nominate Rep. Jim Bridenstine of Oklahoma as the next administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has drawn controversy as the Republican congressman denies the human causes of climate change. “I would say that the climate is changing. It has always changed. There were periods of time long before […]