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Large Sections Of Australian Great Reef Now Dead Scientists had not expected the reef to die of for another 30 years, and yet it is already dead. Huge sections of the Great Barrier Reef, stretching across hundreds of miles of its most pristine northern sector, were recently found to be dead, killed last year by unusually warm seawater. (03-16-2017)
Central Asian Glaciers Receding At Alarming Rate Since the early 1960s, the glaciers at Tien Shan mountain range have receded 27%. By mid-century, half of what remains could be gone. (08-17-2015)
Canadians Demand Climate Action In a march through Quebec, activists focused on the need to address climate change, and Canada's unfortunate political commitments to the extraction of tar sands. (04-12-2015)
Chinese Glaciers Disappearing Quickly Glaciers in China are disappearing quickly, an environmental institute in Lanzhou confirmed on Wednesday. Scientists with the Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute conducted a lengthy survey of southern glaciers, which provide vital drinking water to India, and found that their total geographic area had decreased by 13 percent since 2002. (12-24-2014)
Invest Now Or Face Irreversible Effects of Climate Change It is technically feasible to transition to a low-carbon economy according to Youba Sokona, the co-chairman of IPCC Working Group III. What is lacking are appropriate policies and institutions. These comments came in relation to a new report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which concluded that policy changes are badly needed to mitigate the impacts of human generated greenhouse gases. (11-02-2014)
Scientists Warn of Rising Seas As Antarctic Ice Sheet Melts The collapse of large parts of the ice sheet in West Antarctica appears to have begun and is almost certainly unstoppable, with global warming accelerating the pace of the disintegration, two groups of scientists reported Monday. The finding, which had been feared by some scientists for decades, means that a rise in global sea level of at least 10 feet may now be inevitable. The rise may continue to be relatively slow for at least the next century or so, the scientists said, but sometime after that it will probably speed up so sharply as to become a crisis. (05-12-2014)
UN Panel Warns That Climate Change Will Suck Climate change is already having sweeping effects on every continent and throughout the oceans, scientists reported Monday, and they warned that the problem is likely to grow substantially worse unless greenhouse emissions are brought under control. (03-30-2014)
Geoengineering Insanity Al Gore denounces geoengineering climate change "solutions" as "insane, utterly mad and delusional in the extreme." (01-16-2014)
The Fossil Fuel Resistance Bill McKibben is back with a new must read article: It got so hot in Australia in January that the weather service had to add two new colors to its charts. A few weeks later, at the other end of the planet, new data from the CryoSat-2 satellite showed 80 percent of Arctic sea ice has disappeared. We're not breaking records anymore; we're breaking the planet. In 50 years, no one will care about the fiscal cliff or the Euro crisis. They'll just ask, "So the Arctic melted, and then what did you do?" (04-13-2013)
Climate Report Sounds Alarm Again U.S. gov't report, in draft form, states: Sea level is rising, oceans are becoming more acidic, and glaciers and Arctic sea ice are melting. These changes are part of the pattern of global climate change, which is primarily driven by human activity. (01-15-2013)

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