Rapid, Unprecedented Change Needed to Halt Global Warming – U.N.

By Nina Chestney and Jane Chung LONDON/INCHEON, South Korea, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Keeping the Earth's temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius means making rapid, unprecedented changes in the way people use energy to eat, travel and live or we risk even more extreme weather and loss of species, a U.N. report said on Monday. Meeting 1.5C (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above … [Read more...]

Harsh Climate: The Struggle to Track Global Sea Level Rise

By Lucas Jackson and Elizabeth Culliford Sept 20 (Reuters) - A loud rumble jolted climate scientist David Holland just before he went to sleep inside his fiberglass bear-resistant dome, set up next to a frozen fjord in Greenland. He scrambled outside into the sunlit night at about 11 p.m. The thundering sound grew louder as he watched a chunk of ice about a third the … [Read more...]

Florence Destruction May Be Worse Because of Climate Change

By Jim Efstathiou Jr. and Eric Roston (Bloomberg) -- As Hurricane Florence barrels toward North Carolina, it’s being strengthened and guided by a one-two punch of climate factors scientists have been tracking for years. Florence, which threatens to be the most severe storm to hit North Carolina in more than 60 years, is being steered by a high-pressure ridge associated with … [Read more...]

Sharp Exchanges Highlight BP Fears of Climate Legal Jeopardy

By Kelly Gilblom (Bloomberg) -- After paying more than $65 billion in legal costs for the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe, BP Plc is wary of the risk of lawsuits related to climate change. Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley raised the topic of class-action lawsuits twice during the company’s annual general meeting in Manchester, England on Monday, saying he wouldn’t disclose … [Read more...]

Scientists Study Antarctic Glacier, Hoping to Crack Sea Level Risks

OSLO, April 30 (Reuters) - Britain and the United States launched a $25 million project on Monday to study the risks of a collapse of a giant glacier in Antarctica that is already shrinking and nudging up global sea levels. The five-year research, involving 100 scientists, would be the two nations' biggest joint scientific project in Antarctica since the 1940s. Ice is … [Read more...]