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American Leadership of the Arctic Council Bodes Well for Climate Action

The far north will assume a leading role in the war against climate change now that the U.S. has replaced Canada as the leader of the Arctic Council. On Friday April 24th 2015, the U.S. assumed the leadership of the international body that is charged with addressing climate change and other important issues facing the Arctic. The Council’s mandate is…

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14 Steps to Reduce Black Carbon and Stabilize the Cryosphere

Climate change is causing unprecedented changes in the Earth’s regions of snow and ice, portents of profound, dramatic change for ecosystems and societies around the world, according to a joint report released by The World Bank and The International Cryosphere Climate Initiative (ICCI) November 4. The Earth’s cryosphere is warming more rapidly than anticipated – “at a pace unprecedentd in…

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Black Carbon Emissions: The Effect on Global Warming

New research indicates that reducing diesel engine emissions could have a big impact on global warming.

In the face of the serious challenges, there are environmental success stories the show the possibilities of progress

Environmental Success Stories: Mercury, SLCPs and Many More

The overwhelming number of environmental calamities we face overshadows environmental success stories and this undermines efforts to build support for ecological action. People concerned about the state of the environment understandably spend a lot of time talking about unresolved issues. Sadly, there is much to talk about, from soaring temperatures and extreme weather, to rising oceans and climbing levels of…

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The Latest Environmental News Headlines

Enviro News Wrap: Black Carbon; Climate Change and Obama’s Second Term; Extreme Weather and Adaptation, more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up and comments on the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Barack Hussein Obama is inaugurated for his second term as president of the United States. He has increased his lip service towards climate change but his administration has yet to outline a comprehensive plan that either prevents the worse of climate change from happening or…

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Climate Impact of Biomass, Fossil Fuel Burning Underestimated

Today’s best climate models are significantly underestimating the effects of burning biomass and fossil fuels, an international research team has found. In large part the discrepancy arises from new findings to do with how much heat is absorbed by “brown carbon” emissions that result from incomplete carbon fuel combustion.

Post-Industrial Age Black Carbon Deposits Help Accelerate Loss of Glacial Ice, Marine Ecosystem Changes

Black carbon from man-made burning of fossil fuels and biomass is helping accelerate glacial ice loss at the Mendenhall Glacier and is changing the marine ecosystem in the Gulf of Alaska, a scientific research team finds.