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Fossil Fuels Exempted From COP28 Phasing out fossil fuel use is no longer in the plans of world leaders. Former US vice president Al Gore criticized the draft of the agreement being negotiated in Dubai as being a dream for OPEC but a nightmare for everyone else. (12-13-2023)
Rutgers Announces Fossil Fuel Divestment Plan The largest public university in New Jersey has elected to divest its endowment from the fossil fuel industry. After years of hard work from students, faculty, and alumni, the administration is now acknowledging that it makes neither financial nor moral sense to try and profit off the destruction of the climate system. (03-11-2021)
Antarctic Ice Sheet Is Melting Much Faster Than Expected The planet's largest ice sheet is now losing more than 240 billion tons of ice every year -- a threefold increase from less than a decade ago. The melting is happening so fast that it could cause sea levels to rise 6 inches by the end of the century, the study project (06-14-2018)
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)

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