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May 6 2014 - 07:00
Jon Queally

As carbon emissions concentrate in the atmosphere, the planet is burning up... and fast.

That is the well-known bottom line when it comes to human-caused global warming and climate change. 

Over the course of April, according to the world's premiere atmospheric monitoring station  Mauna Loa, Hawaii, which is run by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the concentration of carbon averaged more than 400 parts per million for the entire month for the first time in human history.

Apr 29 2014 - 09:00
Alexandre Costa

Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change started the publication of its 5th Assessment Report (or AR5), initially showing the work by the Working Group I, which deals with the physical basis of climate change. Now, the AR5 process continued with the publication of the “Summary for Policy Makers” by the Working Group II, concerning “impacts, adaptation and vulnerability.”

Apr 21 2014 - 03:30
Naomi Klein

When you are racing through a rural landscape on a bullet train, it looks as if everything you are passing is standing still: people, tractors, cars on country roads. They aren’t, of course. They are moving, but at a speed so slow compared with the train that they appear static. So it is with climate change.

Apr 15 2014 - 08:45
Vancouver Ecosocialist Group

Enclosed are three news items that examine some of the regressive and controversial sections of the third working group report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued on April 13, 2014, Mitigation of Climate Change:  IPCC Working Group III Contribution to AR5.

—Website editors

Apr 14 2014 - 11:00
Jim Skea

There are choices that need to be made if dangerous climate change is to be avoided in the 21st century. Previous reports from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) have confirmed that the influence of human activities on the climate is unambiguous, and that climate change will have a major impact on human activities and ecosystems.

Apr 14 2014 - 07:15
Raveena Aulakh

Greenhouse gas emissions grew almost twice as fast in the past decade as they did in the previous 30 years, bringing the world another step closer to a level of warming that could wreck havoc with the climate if humans don’t end their dependence on fossil fuels, says a shocking new report by the UN climate panel.

Mar 20 2014 - 16:30
Nafeez Ahmed

A new study sponsored by Nasa's Goddard Space Flight Center has highlighted the prospect that global industrial civilisation could collapse in coming decades due to unsustainable resource exploitation and increasingly unequal wealth distribution.

Mar 20 2014 - 15:45
The Royal Society and the National Academy of Sciences


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