Weekly Climate Review as of 02-17, 2017

World warns, cajoles and carefully nudges Trump on climate action This week brought some subtle and not-so-subtle pressure on President Donald Trump to think carefully before making good on his campaign promise to remove the United States from the Paris Agreement. As foreign ministers of the G20—including newly-appointed U.S. Secretary …

OMG – Glaciers more vulnerable to fast melting

NASA took on an unprecedented study of Greenland’s melting. Now, the data are coming in By Chris MooneyFebruary 10 at 5:06 PM A research ship on Greenland’s northwest coast during a NASA mission to survey the seafloor. (NASA/JPL-Caltech) In 2015, in a moment of science communication genius, NASA created a …

Climate change Models Understate Problem

      Climate Change Models Understate Problem   Current climate change models understate the problem, scientists argue Date: February 8, 2017 Source: Oxford University Press USA Summary: A new study on the relationship between people and the planet shows that climate change is only one of many inter-related threats …

World push-back vs. Trump’s regression on climate change

January 27, 2017     World pushes back against Trump’s regression on climate change This first week of Donald Trump’s U.S. presidency brought a whirlwind of climate-related action and reaction. The responses at home were at times astonishing, but those from abroad—both overt and covert—underscored the magnitude of the global …

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News

ScienceDaily: Top Environment News Neonicotinoid pesticide affects foraging and social interaction in bumblebees Posted: 07 Jan 2017 08:35 AM PST Changes in social behavior have been observed in bees with sublethal exposure to the neonicotinoid pesticide, imidacloprid, report scientists.

10 Most Important Climate Stories of 2016 – Sez Climate Central

Researching and reporting the science and impacts of climate change These Are the 10 Most Important Climate Stories of 2016 By Brian Kahn, Published: December 28th, 2016 http://www.climatecentral.org/news/most-important-climate-change-stories-2016-21007 This year is likely to remembered as a turning point for climate change. It’s the year the impacts of rising carbon pollution …

Flood threats changing across US

Flood threats changing across US Study finds flood risk growing in the North, declining in the South Date:December 29, 2016 Source:University of Iowa Summary:A new study finds the threat of flooding is increasing in the northern half of the United States and declining in the South. The findings are based …