What do scientists know, anyway:
First Trump lost his mind. Now his eyes are shot. What’s next?
The U.S. government is censoring the use of the words “climate change.” Instead, government employees are now required to use the words “weather extremes”:
The change in terminology has been ordered to make it less difficult to push through an increase in the use of coal and oil. The Trump administration has learned that whoever controls the language is more likely to win public support, as occurred when Republicans referred to the “estate tax” as the “death tax” when they proposed tax reform.
The timing of the change in terminology could not be more suspect, as a new national study details the devastating effects of climate change:
Climate change is expected to lead to more extended droughts in California:
Without urgent action, climate change effects are expected to include more wildfires, diseases, wars, starvation, ocean acidification, flooded coastal cities and species extinctions.
The planet has only a 5 percent chance of reaching the goals set out in the recent Paris climate agreement:
Update: A U.S. State Department science envoy has resigned. His blistering resignation letter spelled out the word “IMPEACH” in embedded text:
The entire world — even North Korea — signed the agreement in Paris, but not the U.S.
Trump ignores the fact that the use of clean energy helps the economy:
Science is not an opinion:
Trump’s presidency will have devastating effects on the environment:
Protestors march in Riverside:
Earth Day Network:
Species face extinction:
Trump plans to promote dirty fuels instead of clean power:
The Environmental Protection Agency has removed climate change reports from public view on its website:
Protestors again criticize Trump’s attacks on environmental protection in second week of marches:
The planet is doomed:
The Sierra Club said Trump’s reckless, irresponsible decision to select climate science denier Pruitt to head the EPA is like picking an arsonist to fight fires:
An overwhelming majority of climate scientists — 97 percent — say that climate change is real and largely human caused, but Pruitt either stupidly or dishonestly claims otherwise.
The EPA also restricts emissions of mercury, arsenic and lead in the air and water. But now without these restrictions the planet will turn into a dystopian hellhole:
And the public will know little about what is happening to the environment during the Trump presidency now that he has banned the National Park Service and the Environmental Protection Agency from issuing press releases, posting their research findings, or commenting without senior officials’ prior approval:
Trump has removed ready access to climate change research from the Environmental Protection Agency website:
Don’t worry about getting news about science, though. You can always rely on Trump’s tweets about “science”:
Scientists plan to march on Washington to protest against Trump’s censorship of their research and attack against the environment:
Trump’s pick to staff the top positions at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has served as a policy expert at the conservative Heartland Institute, which has crazily equated the belief in climate change with terrorism and murder:
Trump has selected the worst possible people for each federal agency and department.
And CO2 levels are the highest in 3 million years, when the oceans were 65 feet higher:
The eventual result: The majority of the world’s large cities will be under the ocean, drought and disease and competition for scarce resources will spread to catastrophic levels, the refugee crisis in Syria will seem minor by comparison and half of the world’s species will be gone forever.
Another result of global warming: More intense forest fires.
The U.S. could do more to address climate change, but it would require changing its priorities:
And it’s over: Trump plans to withdraw from the Paris climate change agreement. The planet is doomed:
Former Viewpoints editor Brooke Cary reports about climate change and Trump:
Trump plans to open federal lands to oil and gas drilling and coal and uranium mining:
Trump is even considering naming Sarah “Drill baby, drill” Palin as Interior secretary.
Get ready for hellish climate conditions.
President Obama creates world’s largest protected marine area:
Obama also plans to protect a large area in the Atlantic Ocean:
Meanwhile, Donald Trump says he would eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency. And he says that climate change is a hoax:
More than 200 nations have agreed to a draft of the plan to address climate change:
Update: The climate change agreement has been approved, but Republicans continue their threats to withhold funding for the U.S. to participate:
Update: The U.S. Supreme Court has put the president’s plan to address climate change on hold:
Update: A new study finds that climate change may happen much faster than previously thought. Most of the world’s largest cities, including in the U.S., would be flooded under the ocean by the end of the century:
The implications of this discovery could be tremendous. Water could support life on Mars.
Life on another planet could mean that life may be present on hundreds of planets. And on one of them, or many, could be intelligent life.
The saddest irony of all time is that because of our brilliance we are destroying the planet:
Seventy-five percent of “familiar” animal species could be wiped out — gone forever — within three human lifetimes. Coral reefs, which provide habitat for a quarter of the ocean’s species, could be destroyed by 2070.
More than half of the world’s species have gone extinct in the last 40 years:
Humans are causing most of the extinctions:
And we are turning the world into an immense “pile of filth”:
Extreme overpopulation is one of the biggest problems. The planet cannot supply enough resources to support the current human population.
But overpopulation is not the only problem. The other is the fact that industrialized nations are disproportionately using the world’s resources such as fresh water, soil and timber. The U.S., with only 5 percent of the world’s population, uses 20 percent of the planet’s resources.
Update: Humans have used a year’s worth of natural resources as of today, Aug. 13, 2015. Everything used after this date is in excess of what the planet can provide. The result of this overuse means that there will less natural resources the next year, and the year after, until eventually there will be almost nothing left:
More on Earth Overshoot Day:
The signs are everywhere that at some point in the not too distant future, we will have used so much of the world’s natural resources that the planet will deteriorate into a hellish, miserable place. It would take immediate, extreme and sustained global action to significantly reduce the overuse of natural resources.
President Obama announces plans to reduce power plant emissions and soften the impacts of climate change:
Companies send letter of support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to curb global warming emissions:
Diverting money from the bloated U.S. defense budget would provide funding for renewable energy and environmental protection:
Update: President Obama calls for urgent action on climate change:
The probe is to begin its approach at 1 a.m. and confirm landing at 8 a.m. Pacific time Nov. 12:
Scary photos. One scientist estimates that California has only a year to 18 months of water before the faucets run dry:
Next, Apple will need to reduce greenhouse gasses from its suppliers in China:
Time is running out to tackle climate change. The longer we wait to slow it down, the worse the effects — including droughts, heat waves, ocean acidification and mass die offs of forests — will be:
Unstoppable Antarctica melting will lead to sea level rise of 10 feet:
A big obstacle to making the necessary changes is the misinformation campaign by the oil and coal lobbies, which seek to confuse the public:
Some scientists say the climate change crisis is even worse than what was reported in the IPCC report:
Public support is growing and scientists say there is still enough time to slow climate change if strong action is taken soon:
President Obama to propose reducing carbon pollution by 25 percent:
From smaller than a marble to the entire universe in less than one second: Bang! The most amazing event ever:
And the scientists say that the harmful effects of global warming will likely intensify as the melting of tundra, glaciers and sea ice accelerates:
And Google has time lapse photos that show the Earth’s destruction through deforestation, glacial retreat, mining, etc.:
Slideshow and trailer:
Chasing Ice official site:
Extreme Ice Survey:
The Arctic’s sea ice is melting faster:
Here is another consequence of global warming. The oceans are rising much faster than previously thought, putting more than half the U.S. population at risk in catastrophic storms:
And most of the world’s coral reefs are in decline, sickened by increasing acidity, pollution, runoff and rising oceans caused by global warming:
The year 2012 was the warmest on record in the U.S.:
And here is the result:
U.S. government to attempt to help animals adjust to global warming:
More on the effects of climate change:
More than 97 percent of studies agree that humans are causing climate change:
How you can make a difference in confronting climate change:
“Like it or not, ecosystem health is closely intertwined with human and animal health.” -Thierry M. Work, USGS wildlife disease specialist