A combination of emissions from vehicles, power and industrial plants along with wind and weather patterns is responsible for dangerously high levels of air pollution in Beijing and cities across China, a threat that China’s government are just now taking steps to address.
Warmest October on record On Thursday the National Climate Data Center (NCDC), part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), released their monthly report indicating October 2014 as the warmest on record with a combined global land and ocean surface temperature 58.43°, or 1.33° F above the 20th century average of 57.1° F. NASA, the Japanese Weather Agency and the
Last week signaled two potentially significant advances in the international effort to deal with climate change. On Wednesday China and the United States, the world’s two largest greenhouse gas emitters, announced a “historic” agreement to limit emissions. Then on Friday sources revealed the Obama administration’s intention to pledge $3 billion to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) as a “call to arms” focusing attention on climate
For all those who support climate action, it is hard to find a reason to hope in the wake of the 2014 midterms. The fact that most of the new slate of Republicans deny the scientific consensus on climate change and support fossil fuels warrants our despair. President Obama cautions us to avoid cynicism. As Obama said in a recent
The following infographic from Macrae Media distills the results of the IPCC’s fifth assessment report with a concise overview of what scientists know about climate change.