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The growing impact and dangers of global warming

By Bryan Dyne, November 27, 2012

The impact of climate change on all aspects of life has been more concretely analyzed in reports issued over the past decade.

The future study of hurricanes at risk

By Bryan Dyne, November 6, 2012

The end of the current generation of environmental satellites will likely produce a gap lasting up to four years, in which crucial data used in predicting the intensity of hurricanes will not be collected.

Melting of Greenland ice shelf likely caused by global warming

By Bryan Dyne, August 2, 2012

The sudden melting of the Greenland ice shelf is an indicator that global warming is beginning to have a very widespread impact on human life.

Rio+20 climate conference: “An epic failure”

By Nicholas Russo, June 28, 2012

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which drew to a close in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last Friday, has been denounced by environmental advocates as a “hoax” and “an epic failure.” Despite already low expectations before the meeting, the summit testifies to the stagnation in global efforts to address the looming climate crisis.

In lead-up to climate summit, scientists issue warning of biosphere collapse

By Nicholas Russo, June 12, 2012

An international group of scientists published a review article in the latest issue of Nature arguing that the human impact on the Earth's biosphere could lead to an ecological disaster in as little as a few generations.

Extreme weather forebodes point-of-no-return for climate change

By Nicholas Russo, April 20, 2012

An unusual heat wave east of the Rocky Mountains has made March 2012 the warmest March on record for the contiguous United States.

Capitalism and the climate change crisis

By Patrick O’Connor, June 11, 2011

Record levels of greenhouse gas emission constitute a damning indictment of the capitalist system.

Evidence of intensifying climate change grows

By Dan Brennan, January 26, 2011

Global surface temperatures for 2010 matched record highs, with the past decade the hottest ever recorded.

Cancún climate negotiations end without agreement on emissions reductions

By Patrick O’Connor, December 13, 2010

United Nations-sponsored climate change negotiations in Cancún, Mexico concluded last Saturday without any agreement between the more than 190 national government delegations on binding carbon emissions reduction targets.

The oil spill and the food web

By Dan Brennan, June 30, 2010

Scientists warn that the Gulf oil disaster threatens to poison organisms at the base of the food chain.

Climate scientists exonerated in hacked emails inquiry

By Chris Talbot, April 26, 2010

An independent inquiry into the conduct of scientists at the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia in Britain has found “absolutely no evidence of any impropriety whatsoever.”

Australia: Opposition leader unveils slush fund for corporate polluters and agribusiness

By Patrick O’Connor, February 9, 2010

Liberal leader Tony Abbott last week released the opposition coalition’s new climate change policy, pledging to establish a multi-billion dollar public fund to be placed at the disposal of the largest corporate polluters and agribusiness interests.