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&#39;We Are Fighting For the Survival of Humanity&#39;
'We Are Fighting For the
Survival of Humanity'
THE RUNDOWN

'We Are Fighting For the Survival of Humanity'

Much of COP26's success rests on China

(Newser) - The most important climate conference in years is about to begin. Delayed from 2020, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, or COP26, will run from Sunday to Nov. 12 in Glasgow, Scotland, and will see nations present their updated plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions and lay out how those...

Prince Charles Warns of a 'Dangerously Narrow Window'

It's taken 'far too long' to prioritize climate change, prince said Saturday, ahead of COP26 summit

(Newser) - Prince Charles issued a warning to the world days before leaders gather in the UK for crucial United Nations climate talks, saying there's a "dangerously narrow" window to tackle global warning. The heir to the British throne said Saturday that the summit, which starts Oct. 31 in Glasgow,...

200 Naked People Weren&#39;t at Dead Sea for a Swim
200 Naked People Weren't
at Dead Sea for a Swim
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200 Naked People Weren't at Dead Sea for a Swim

Painted and nude, they were part of US artist Spencer Tunick's latest installation on climate change

(Newser) - It's not uncommon to see people in their swim trunks along the shores of the Dead Sea. What is uncommon is hundreds of naked people in white body paint congregating there, but the hordes that gathered over the weekend weren't there to take a dip in the famous...

Prognosis Is Poor for Africa&#39;s Last Mountain Glaciers
Prognosis Is Poor for
Africa's Rare Glaciers
new report

Prognosis Is Poor for Africa's Rare Glaciers

The 3 are expected to be gone by the 2040s

(Newser) - Africa’s last three mountain glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warned Tuesday amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer from it most. The report from the World Meteorological Organization and...

Queen Caught on Hot Mic Dissing World Leaders

Elizabeth was complaining about climate inaction

(Newser) - Greta Thunberg doesn't think too highly of how world leaders in general are attacking climate change. She might have an ally in the "they're all talk, no action" camp: Queen Elizabeth. Ahead of the UN's COP26 climate change conference being held next month in Glasgow, Scotland,...

Google Makes Big Move on Climate Change Denial

Company to restrict ads on Google, YouTube that promote climate change misinformation

(Newser) - Google is cracking down on digital ads promoting false climate-change claims or being used to make money from such content, hoping to limit revenue for climate change deniers and stop the spread of misinformation on its platforms. The company said Thursday in a blog post that the new policy will...

In Huge Report on World's Coral Reefs, Reason to Shudder

There was a 14% die-off over a decade

(Newser) - An expansive new report on the state of the planet's coral reefs contains reason to shudder. It found that in the 10 years starting in 2009, about 14% of the world's coral reefs were lost, the New York Times reports. Report editor David Obura puts that in perspective:...

Nobel Winner 'Gobsmacked': 'I'm Just a Climate Scientist!'

Syukuro Manabe of US/Japan shares grand prize in physics with researchers from Germany, Italy

(Newser) - Day two of the Nobels is underway, with a second prize awarded for the week in science. This time around, the Nobel Prize for physics has been awarded to scientists from the US/Japan, Germany, and Italy, for their "groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of complex physical systems," per...

These Parts of the US Face the Greatest Climate Risk
These Parts of the US Face
the Greatest Climate Risk
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These Parts of the US Face the Greatest Climate Risk

Multiple counties in Louisiana are looking at a dire situation, while Vermont offers possible refuge

(Newser) - If you've been looking for a reason to move to the Northeast, this might catch your attention. After the recent bleak climate report from the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which notes a worrisome decade ahead in terms of global warming and its effects on the Earth,...

Time to Douse All the Campfires, Everyone
Love Campfires? Time
to Make a Sacrifice
OPINION

Love Campfires? Time to Make a Sacrifice

In her 'Outside' essay, Heather Hansman advocates for canceling campfires to save our landscapes

(Newser) - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its landmark climate report last week, and a dire report it was. For Heather Hansman, the "biggest takeaway" from that report is that time has run out and we can no longer be complacent—"anything we can do now ... will make...

Landmark Climate Report Is Bleak
Landmark Climate
Report Is Bleak
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Landmark Climate Report Is Bleak

Comprehensive UN study says things are guaranteed to get worse

(Newser) - The new week begins with grim reading from a landmark UN report about the state of the planet. The 3,000-plus page assessment of the climate concludes that while things are bad now—witness the extreme weather unfolding around the globe—they are certain to get worse in the coming...

Scientists See Evidence of Troubling Shift in Amazon
Scientists See Evidence
of Troubling Shift in Amazon
new study

Scientists See Evidence of Troubling Shift in Amazon

Parts of the rainforest are now emitting more carbon dioxide than they absorb

(Newser) - Researchers have been warning about an imminent "tipping point" in the Amazon rainforest for a while now, and a new study suggests the moment has arrived for swaths of the region. The study in Nature finds that parts of the rainforest are now emitting more carbon dioxide than they...

Hundreds Dead Amid 'Disastrous' Heat Wave in Canada

The country has seen its highest temperature ever, for 3 days in a row

(Newser) - Canada broke its 84-year-old temperature record by nearly 3 degrees Sunday, when a temperature of just under 115 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded in the village of Lytton, British Columbia. It was then beaten twice more in subsequent days. Lytton recorded a temperature of 117.5 degrees on Monday, followed by...

Behind Talk of Heat Wave Is Talk of a &#39;Heat Dome&#39;
Region With Few AC Units
Is Baking Under a 'Heat Dome'
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Region With Few AC Units Is Baking Under a 'Heat Dome'

Temperatures in Northwest raise fears of a new normal being established

(Newser) - The Pacific Northwest—and Canada, too —must bake for one more day before cooler temperatures arrive on Tuesday, reports the Oregonian . That's a relative term: It's still expected to be unusually hot in Portland, though in the 80s and 90s instead of triple digits. Related coverage of...

Lawmaker Suggests Changing Earth&#39;s Orbit
Lawmaker Suggests
Changing Earth's Orbit
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Lawmaker Suggests Changing Earth's Orbit

'That would have profound effects on our climate,' said GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert

(Newser) - A Republican lawmaker from Texas is curious to know whether we could alter our planet's orbit to address climate change. Rep. Louie Gohmert was attending a House Natural Resources Committee hearing Tuesday when he noted that a past NASA director had told him the orbits of the Earth and...

Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach an Unwanted Record
Carbon Dioxide Levels
Reach an Unwanted Record 
new study

Carbon Dioxide Levels Reach an Unwanted Record

Atmosphere is at 419ppm, despite a drop in emissions during the pandemic

(Newser) - The pandemic and its related shutdowns caused a notable drop in the emission of greenhouse gases. But that did little to put a dent in the growing concentration of carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere, reports the Washington Post . The new numbers are in, and they're record-breaking in a...

EPA's First Climate Update Since 2016 Is Dire

'Americans are seeing and feeling the impacts up close with increasing regularity'

(Newser) - The EPA's website dedicated to climate change indicators wasn't updated once under the Trump administration. Now, it's been given a facelift —and a disturbing one at that. The US is in unprecedented territory with the effects of climate change intensifying even since 2016, according to the...

You Know Polar Bears, Grizzly Bears. Now Meet the &#39;Pizzly&#39;
A New Type of Bear Is
Gaining Traction: the 'Pizzly'
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A New Type of Bear Is Gaining Traction: the 'Pizzly'

Hybrid of polar and grizzly bears are becoming more common as habitats overlap

(Newser) - Polar bears and grizzly bears diverged about 500,000 years ago. Now, a changing planet appears to be bringing them back together. Live Science reports that the two species have been running into each other—and mating—with greater frequency in recent years, resulting in a hybrid bear known as...

Where's the Beef? Not in This Popular Site's Recipes Anymore

Epicurious' move is in the name of sustainable cooking, but not everyone is happy about it

(Newser) - Food and cooking website Epicurious made a big announcement on Monday, with some critics saying it's a "drastic" one. "Epicurious is cutting out beef," the site, which falls under the Conde Nast umbrella, posted in a tweet , explaining that beef will no longer be included in...

4 Seasons Aren&#39;t What They Used to Be
6 Months of Summer?
Researchers See Possibility
new study

6 Months of Summer? Researchers See Possibility

Study warns of big changes to our seasons by end of this century

(Newser) - A new study finds that summers have gotten longer and hotter over the years, but it also suggests we haven't seen anything yet. The research in Geophysical Research Letters suggests that summer in the Northern Hemisphere will last six months by the end of the century if climate change...

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