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Businessinsider. The youth plaintiffs after a court hearing in Eugene, Oregon in March, 2016 Andrea Willingham/Our Children's Trust Over the course of one week in August 2015, Alex Loznak’s entire life changed.

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He left the Oregon farm that has been in his family for seven generations to attend Columbia University, and he sued the federal government for violating his constitutional rights. “As recently as a year and a half ago, I was a fairly normal teenage kid,” Loznak tells Business Insider. “I was finishing up my senior year of high school, living on my family’s farm.

I was worrying about my SATs and getting into college. Loznak is part of a group of 21 youth plaintiffs who have filed a lawsuit against President Obama and various federal agencies for failing to protect the earth’s natural resources for future generations. Paris 2015. Climate Change. Trump Will Withdraw U.S. From Paris Climate Agreement The New York Times. Hamilton Field Day2010. The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it. CSIRO: Time for a 'science culture' again, says leading climatologist John Church - Science News - ABC News. One of Australia's leading climate scientists, Dr John Church, has called for a major shake-up of management and the return of a 'science culture' at Australia's leading science and research agency, the CSIRO.

CSIRO: Time for a 'science culture' again, says leading climatologist John Church - Science News - ABC News

Climate change causes glacial river in Yukon to change direction. Climate change has caused the massive Kaskawulsh Glacier in the Yukon to retreat so much that its meltwater abruptly switched direction, in the first documented case of "river piracy" in modern times.

Climate change causes glacial river in Yukon to change direction

Instead of flowing into the Slims River and then north to the Bering Sea, the water has changed course and now flows south toward the Kaskawulsh River, the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean, scientists have found. Also known as stream capture, river piracy is a term used to describe a geologic phenomenon where a stream or river is diverted toward another body of water. It's usually caused by a dramatic tectonic event, such as a landslide or glacial dam collapse. "This was the first event we could find where river piracy occurred right under our noses and due to contemporary climate change," said Dan Shugar, a geoscientist at the University of Washington Tacoma and lead author of a study published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience. Yukon's Kaskawulsh glacier in Kluane National Park. Titled. TS.3.1.1 Global Average Temperatures - AR4 WGI Technical Summary. 2005 and 1998 were the warmest two years in the instrumental global surface air temperature record since 1850.

TS.3.1.1 Global Average Temperatures - AR4 WGI Technical Summary

Surface temperatures in 1998 were enhanced by the major 1997–1998 El Niño but no such strong anomaly was present in 2005. Eleven of the last 12 years (1995 to 2006) – the exception being 1996 – rank among the 12 warmest years on record since 1850. {3.2} The global average surface temperature has increased, especially since about 1950. The updated 100-year trend (1906–2005) of 0.74°C ± 0.18°C is larger than the 100-year warming trend at the time of the TAR (1901–2000) of 0.6°C ± 0.2°C due to additional warm years. The total temperature increase from 1850-1899 to 2001-2005 is 0.76°C ± 0.19°C. Global Temperature Trends Figure TS.6. Map Explorer. Explore maps of future climate as simulated by individual climate models.

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Climate Change Health Check 2020. Theconversation. 154 Australian experts have signed on open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull demanding urgent action on climate change that matches the dire warnings coming from climate scientists.

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The letter, organised by Australian National University climatologist Andrew Glikson, calls on the federal government to make “meaningful reductions of Australia’s peak carbon emissions and coal exports, while there is still time”. Signatories include leading climate and environmental scientists such as the Climate Council’s Tim Flannery, Will Steffen, and Lesley Hughes, as well as reef scientists Ove Hoegh-Guldberg and Charlie Veron. They point out that July 2016 was the hottest month ever recorded, and followed a nine-month streak of record-breaking months. Average carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere reached 400 parts per million (ppm) in 2015, and are rising at a rate of nearly 3 ppm each year.

Climate Change Newsroom from the UNFCCC. Climate Action Tracker. Climate policy needs a new lens: health and well-being. As the new Australian parliament takes the reins, health groups are moving to ensure that health minister Sussan Ley addresses a major health threat in this term of government: climate change.

Climate policy needs a new lens: health and well-being

Largely ignored by successive federal governments, the health risks from climate change are increasingly urgent. One or two degrees of warming at a global level may not sound like much, but if you take many organisms (including humans) too far outside their comfort zone, the consequences are deadly. The Climate and Health Alliance – a coalition of concerned health groups, researchers, academics and professional associations – is calling on the Australian government to develop a national strategy for climate, health and well-being. How climate change affects health Major increases in ill-health are anticipated from continued climate change.

Melting ice in west Antarctica could raise seas by 3m, warns study. A key area of ice in west Antarctica may already be unstable enough to cause global sea levels to rise by three metres of ocean rise, scientists said on Monday.

Melting ice in west Antarctica could raise seas by 3m, warns study

The study follows research published last year, led by Nasa glaciologist Eric Rignot, warning that ice in the Antarctic had gone into a state of irreversible retreat, that the melting was considered “unstoppable” and could raise sea level by 1.2 metres. Climate Change is a Threat to Human Health. By Rolly Montpellier (Canada) "In 2008, poor air quality alone, including from oil and gas production, cost Canada about $8-billion, according to a report by the Canadian Medical Association.

Climate Change is a Threat to Human Health

By 2031, those costs are expected to rise to $250-billion....almost 90,000 people will have died from the acute effects of air pollution," the CMA said. (Source: The Globe and Mail). The 2014 US National Climate Assessment outlined the human health implications of a warming planet. 6 Graphs Explain the World’s Top 10 Emitters. Our ability to harness ever-expanding amounts of data is completely transforming our understanding of environmental problems and solutions.

6 Graphs Explain the World’s Top 10 Emitters

Our Climate Insights blog series leverages data from CAIT 2.0, WRI’s climate data explorer, to shed light on the many dimensions of climate change that shape society, policy, and global development. All eyes are on Lima, Peru, where country representatives will gather next week for the annual U.N. climate negotiations (COP 20). One question is at the heart of these negotiations: How can countries reduce emissions enough to collectively limit global temperature rise to 2 degrees C, thus preventing the worst impacts of climate change? In Lima and over the next several months, countries are expected to put forward new national emissions-reduction pledges for achieving this target in the decades to come. 8 Interactive Graphics Answer Top Climate Change Questions.

This week marks the beginning of some of the most active and important months in the quest to limit catastrophic climate change. With Climate Week this week, heads of state, country climate negotiators, and average citizens will all begin the final push towards creating a new global climate agreement. It’s the perfect time to review what the latest climate data and science are telling us about the challenges the world faces. WRI’s CAIT Climate Data Explorer utilizes the best data available to help answer some of the most important climate policy questions through easy-to-understand graphics. 1) How have greenhouse gas emissions changed over time?

National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) 20 Years of Effort and Achievement. UNFCCC -- 20 Years of Effort and Achievement Key Milestones in the Evolution of International Climate Policy November 1988 IPCC Established World Meteorological Organization WMO and UN Environment Programme UNEP establish the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IPCC.

Climate Outreach – The Uncertainty Handbook. Historical Responsibilities: Carbon Emissions in Context. It has often been claimed that Australian annual CO2 emissions are such a tiny fraction of the world’s total, around 1.5%, that there is no need for us to take action. If we are only responsible for such a small proportion, why should we bother with a carbon tax or emissions trading scheme? This argument may seem plausible at first glance, especially because it seems to let us off the hook so readily. However, even after limited analysis this argument turns out to be deeply flawed and misleading at many levels. CO2 Home. IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Eye-popping before and after images of sea-level rise.

Scientists in Revolt against Global Warming. Global warming became a cause to save life on earth before it had a chance to become good science. The belief that fossil fuel use is an emergency destroying our planet by CO2 emissions took over the media and political arena by storm. Environment, Climate Change, News, Eco, Green, Energy - The Ecologist.

HotWhopper: The perversity of deniers - and the "pause" that never was with Tom Peterson. Below is a TedX talk from Dr Tom Peterson on "What is Science: How it Differs from Art, Law and Quackery": Tom quoted Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard geologist, from the video (which provided the title for this article): Climate Change News. Fifth Assessment Report - Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability. Click to on the link to download the chapter, graphics, authors etc.

Front Matter Part A - 5.3 MBFront Matter Part B - 0.14 MBSummary for Policymakers - 6.4MB Technical Summary 12.7MB Cross-chapter box compendium 10.5MB Part A: Global and Sectoral Aspects. Climate Change and Health: Policy Priorities and Perspectives. Climate Impacts on Human Health. Australians fear Coalition is not taking climate change seriously, poll shows.

Climate talks need to address ocean warming and acidity threat. August 13, 2015 – Whatever we are doing to the atmosphere by adding greenhouse gases will take centuries to repair. Nationally Self-Interested Climate Change Mitigation: A Unified Conceptual Framework. Snow dusts hills east of Melbourne as icy winds blast Victoria. French Riviera floods leave 16 dead and trail of destruction. A family of three were reportedly among 16 people killed when torrential rain across the French Riviera sparked flash floods that upturned cars, submerged whole streets and inundated homes. Paris climate talks: Bishop hails 'historic' day as nearly 200 countries sign deal.

Governments have signalled an end to the fossil fuel era, committing for the first time to a universal agreement to cut greenhouse gas emissions and to avoid the most dangerous effects of climate change at crunch United Nations talks in Paris. Speaking outside the conference hall, a jubilant foreign affairs minister, Julie Bishop, said the agreement involving all nations and trading competitors could give Australia “comfort” to take tougher action to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

Paris climate deal: key points at a glance. Greg Hunt In Paris: A Delusional Revolutionary Fighting Truth Instead Of Carbon. Climate Change — The state of the science. Robert Redford gives an inspiring speech to world leaders about changing the course of history. Obama runs wild with Bear Grylls to promote action on climate change. Climate change policies: it's how you sell it that matters. Crazy Cryosphere: Record Low Sea Ice, An Overheated Arctic, and a Snowbound Eurasia.