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Pope Francis Urges Action on Climate in His U.S. Visit

September 29, 2015 by Henry Auer

Pope Francis and Climate Policy

Pope Francis's recent visit to the United States addressed the issue of global warming as a worldwide concern on several occasions. He stressed that we have to begin now, acting in concert, to stabilize the planet and improve our common home, the earth in its entirety.[read more]

Broken Records: 2015 Hottest Summer, Hottest August, Hottest First Eight Months

September 18, 2015 by Tom Schueneman

Temperature Records and Global Warming

Saying that it sounds like a broken record has itself become a broken record. The latest State of the Climate report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows August was the hottest on record, with the summer 2015 the hottest summer on record.[read more]

Powering the Planet to Half a Degree Temperature Rise this Century

August 13, 2015 by Jim Baird

Temperature and Global Warming

Replicating the conditions that slowed warming to a 100 year average of only .4 oC can buy us the time necessary to fulfill the climate/energy commitments made both by the UN and the G7 and could even preserve the value of the some of the fossil fuels that are currently held in reserve.[read more]

The U.S. Can and Must Rise to the Global Challenge of Climate Change

April 25, 2015 by Jake Schmidt

U.S. Climate Action


We have a responsibility to protect future generations from the effects of climate change by reducing emissions of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping pollutants. This can be done in a manner that protects public health, spurs job creation, and helps address the significant damages from climate change.[read more]

2014 Was The Hottest Year On Record Globally By Far

January 9, 2015 by Joseph Romm

2014 and Temperature Records


The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has announced that 2014 was the hottest year in more than 120 years of record-keeping — by far. NOAA is expected to make a similar call in a couple of weeks, and NASA is expected to make the same announcement.[read more]


Mining the Climate Data

December 24, 2014 by Jim Baird

Climate Information and Analysis

It is confounding to understand how otherwise highly technically literate individuals can be collectively blind to the climate record. The bonanza that can be derived from mining that record is the most significant and beneficial legacy we can leave our children.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: The New Slogan for Action to Address Global Warming

December 14, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Global Warming Action

With the global climate talks in Lima, Peru almost done, climate observers are watching with baited breath to see how far countries get to hammering out a draft agreement that can be formalized next year in Paris. However, there are lots of steps being taken to address greenhouse gas emissions at the local level.[read more]

Two Weeks in Beijing

December 8, 2014 by David Kroodsma

Beijing, Biking, and Climate Change

Six months after leaving Istanbul, after cycling 5,000 miles, we arrived in in Beijing, the capital of the world's most polluting nation. We were warned about biking into the city, but we were pleasantly surprised to find that its wide roads had paralleling bike/scooter lanes for people like us.[read more]

2014 Headed Toward Hottest Year On Record: Here's Why That's Remarkable

December 6, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Global Warming Records

2014 is currently on track to be hottest year on record, according to new reports from both the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the U.K.’s Met Office Wednesday. Similarly, NOAA reported two weeks ago that 2014 is all but certain to be the hottest year on record.[read more]

Cooling India: Financing the Cost of Transition to Refrigerants with Lower Climate-Change Impact

November 19, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

At the Montreal Protocol meeting, starting on Monday in Paris, countries could seize one “low hanging fruit” opportunity by agreeing to move forward on phasing down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), which are potent and fast-growing heat-trapping gases.[read more]

Converting Global Warming to Global Energy

November 5, 2014 by Jim Baird

Turning Warming into Energy

As a business model, the legitimate conversion of a liability into income is the most successful of all the many possible outcomes. And when that liability is perhaps the greatest one that the world currently faces the opportunity is equally as colossal.[read more]

The Planet Just Had Its Hottest September On Record

October 17, 2014 by Joseph Romm

September Temp Record

Last month was the warmest September globally since records began being kept in 1880, NASA reported. January through September data have 2014 already at the third warmest on record. Projections by NOAA make clear 2014 is taking aim at hottest year on record.[read more]

Greenland And West Antarctic Ice Sheet Loss More Than Doubled In Last Five Years

August 28, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Growing Ice Loss

A new study finds that both the Greenland ice sheet and West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) have seen an astonishing increase in ice loss in just the past five years. This first-ever extensive mapping of the two great ice sheets using the CryoSat-2 satellite confirms the findings.[read more]

Jet Stream Changes Driving Extreme Weather Linked Again To Global Warming, Arctic Ice Loss

August 21, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Jet Stream and Climate Change

California is suffering through drought, while the East Coast sees flooding. Both are worsened by global warming. But in recent years you may have noticed a disproportionate increase in record-smashing extreme weather and suspected that’s also linked to global warming.[read more]

Hottest March-June On Record Globally, Reports Japan Meteorological Agency

July 16, 2014 by Joseph Romm

Temperature Records Monthly


You may recall that the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) reported last month that March-May was the hottest in more than 120 years of record-keeping. Well, the JMA reported Monday that last month was the hottest June in more than 120 years of record-keeping.[read more]