"The scientific consensus that humans are altering the climate has passed 99.9%, according to research that strengthens the case for global action at the Cop26 summit in Glasgow."
"The EPA announced the creation of two internal scientific advisory panels after whistleblower accounts of internal corruption."
"When weather disaster strikes, observers near and far ask the same question: Climate change—is it or isn’t it?" "Friederike Otto and her colleagues jump into action during heat waves, floods, and fires to pinpoint if global warming is to blame."
"Google said it will no longer display advertisements on YouTube videos and other content that promote inaccurate claims about climate change."
"In the largest analysis of coral reef health ever undertaken, scientists found that between 2009 and 2018 the world lost about 11,700 sq km of coral – the equivalent of more than all the living coral in Australia."
"Three scientists won the Nobel Prize in physics for their breakthroughs in how we understand the planet’s climate and the challenges presented by global warming."
The launch of NASA’s new Landsat Earth-observing satellite is a reminder to reporters that millions of images from over five decades can help unearth many environmental trends, whether deforestation, coastal erosion, suburban sprawl or wildfire impacts. The new Reporter’s Toolbox explains how the service works and how to access the resource, along with examples of prize-winning stories.
A growing body of research shows the links between global warming and extreme weather. And that knowledge can help communities prepare, and assign responsibility for damages. Veteran climate journalist Bob Berwyn lays out the science of climate attribution — for heat waves, flooding, wildfires and, ironically, crop-killing freezes — and discusses its implications for future climate change policy.