The Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) has released its annual climate statement for 2019, and found that last year was both the hottest and driest on record for the continent.
Apocalyptic scenes are playing out across Australia as bushfires have burned millions of acres and ravaged more than 1,000 homes in New South Wales alone. The new normal is not only more lethal, it's also harder to predict.
Waters off the California coast are acidifying twice as fast as the global average, scientists found, threatening major fisheries and sounding the alarm that the ocean can absorb only so much more of the world’s carbon emissions.
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, Costa Rica’s minister for energy and environment, specifically blamed the United States, Brazil, and Australia for blocking progress by insisting on climate language unacceptable to most countries.
The NOAA report found that the average North Pole temperature from October 2018 to September 2019 was 1.9 degrees Celsius higher than the 1981-2010 average. Scientists have dubbed the warming phenomenon Arctic amplification.
A 2017 report for the European Commission looking at carbon offsetting found that 85% of offset programs failed to deliver "real, measurable and additional" emission reductions, and noted that some projects would have happened anyway.
A series of strikes in cities across Australia took place today as part of the School Strike for Climate Australia in response to recent devastating bushfires.
A massive alliance of more than 11,000 scientists have signed, sealed and delivered an important message to the world: if we don't make rapid, deep and lasting changes to our lives, they write, there will soon come "untold human suffering".
Qatar's average temperatures have risen more than 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the late 19th century. Now engineers preparing for the 2022 World Cup are outfitting stadiums with massive cooling systems to create tolerability for spectators and players.
More than half of Europe’s endemic trees are threatened with extinction as invasive diseases, pests, pollution and urban development take a growing toll on the landscape, according to a study.
On top of the list are Chevron, Exxon, BP and Shell. These four global businesses are behind more than 10% of the world’s carbon emissions since 1965. Twelve of the 20 companies are state-owned and together they are responsible for 20% of total emissions.
Upside-down rivers lapping at the bottoms of ice sheets and brilliant blue mini-lakes dotted on top may be speeding up Antarctic melting. As the Earth continues to warm, both processes could hasten the demise of Antarctica’s icy armor.
"Our so-called civilization is using the ocean as its toilet. Unless this changes, and fast, ocean ecosystems are going to continue their rapid collapse", says Cameron.
From New York to Guatemala City, Sydney to Kabul, and Cape Town to London, protesters in hundreds of cities around the world took the streets, demanding their governments take urgent steps to tackle the climate crisis and prevent an environmental catastrophe.