Planetary Biocrisis
A Real Time Research Documentary on Mass Extinction
and an urgent Call for Action on Climate and Biodiversity

Updated 28-Nov-2018 For significant updates, follow @dhushara on Twitter

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This page maintains a real-time update of human impact on the biosphere, focused on global warming and catastrophic climate change,
species extinction, deforestation, habitat loss, population and other issues, so that the reader can keep pace with the emerging situation.

This is a situation we are all very well aware of and it is critical to the future of Earth and the viablility of humanity as a species
that every single one of us makes it our prime and central aim in life to personally ensure that the world remains naturally resilient,
to provide future generations with a reasonable prospect of continued survival. Action is absolutely essential and urgent!!


How far individual nation's pledges fall short, leading to global warming of up to 5oC by 2100 (http://paris-equity-check.org/).

A WORLD WARNING: Populism, Tribalism and the Future of Planet Earth

The Great Dying is a Wake-Up Call: A Personal Statement

Any source research articles included are password protected to protect copyright.
Use these only for genuine research purposes. The password is
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Sections


Comparison of the evolution of the universe from the big bang and the evolution of life shows that life on Earth has existed for a full third of the universes lifetime and can thus be considered a long-term stable feature of cosmic evolution. Astronomical events, including impacts and possibly also nearby supernovae, have always played a major role in causing mass extinctions, accompanied by ensuing volcanism possibly as a secondary consequence of the impacts themselves. However the advent of global human impact on the biosphere is threatening in the next century to cause a mass extinction more serious than the extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs. This process is caused both by direct impacts such as deforestation and habitat destruction, by the effects of potentially irreversible climate crisis, the sheer effects of population explosion and by genetically modifying the very species upon which we depend, without conserving their naturally viable forms, so that our future becomes brittle and fragile, dependent on maintaining artificial growing environments and high-tech food distribution processes which would be disabled globally by the slightest of astronomical disturbances, leading directly towards human extinction. For a single species to cause a mass extinction of life's diversity, possibly lasting 10 million years in one or two centuries is thus terminal folly. This folly is compounded by the ever increasing ecomnomc and medical value biological resources have in the genetic epoch. There is thus a paramount need for us to rediscover our relationship with the natural universe and to take the responsibility to regenerate genetic and biological diversity to sustain our own future generations.

Species Diversity and Species Extinction

  1. David Attenborouh warns: 'The collapse of our civilizations is on the horizon' 2018
  2. The 'great dying': rapid warming caused largest extinction event ever, report says 2018 Source article password=
  3. Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals 2018 Mass loss of wildlife caused by human consumption 2018
  4. China urged to lead way in efforts to save life on Earth 2018
  5. Habitat loss threatens all our futures, world leaders warned 2018 Stop biodiversity loss or we could face our own extinction, warns UN 2018
  6. Scientists call for a Paris-style agreement to save life on Earth 2018 Humanity has wiped out 60% of animal populations since 1970 2018
  7. Mammals cannot evolve fast enough to escape current extinction crisis 2018 Source article password=
  8. Humanity is 'cutting down the tree of life' - warn Scientists 2018
  9. Half the planet should be set aside for wildlife -- to save ourselves 2018 Terror being waged on wildlife 2018
  10. Climate change could render many of Earth's ecosystems unrecognizable 2018 'Hyperalarming' study shows massive insect loss 2018
  11. Rhino horn: Alarm as China eases 25-year ban on rhino and tiger parts 2018 Action postponed after outcry 2018
  12. Antarctic's future in doubt after plan for world's biggest marine reserve is blocked Environmental groups say Russia, China and Norway played part in rejecting plan 201
  13. Discovery of vibrant deep-sea life prompts new worries over seabed mining 2018
  14. Three of four NZ fish 'staring extinction in the face' 2018 Blue bird from 'Rio' movie now extinct in the wild 2018
  15. World's largest king penguin colony has declined by 90% 2018 Brazil meeting votes to protect world's whale population 2018
  16. China's push to export traditional medicine may doom the magical pangolin 2018
  17. Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient Baobab trees 2018
  18. Avoiding meat and dairy is 'single biggest way' to reduce your impact on Earth 2018
  19. Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees C helps most species hold their ground 2018
  20. How to Save the High Seas 2018 pwd=
  21. How cruise ships bring agonising death to last Greek whales 2018
  22. Saving the albatross: 'The war is against plastic and they are casualties on the frontline 2018
  23. Top UN panel paints bleak picture of world's ecosystems 2018 A third of 'protected' nature zones are quietly being ruined 2018
  24. 'Vulture safe zones' aim to rescue a vital but unloved scavenger 2018 Walruses face 'death sentence' as Trump administration fails to list them as endangered 2018
  25. Loss of seagrasses 'accelerating' 2018 'Living fossil' giant salamander heading for extinction 2018
  26. Catastrophic warning about the fate of humanity is given by 15,000 scientists – human destruction of the natural world will lead to misery and an irretrievably mutilated planet 2017
  27. Research article: Biological annihilation via the ongoing sixth mass extinction signaled by vertebrate population losses and declines 2017 pwd= Beyond global species extinctions, Earth is experiencing a huge episode of population declines and extirpations, which will have negative cascading consequences on ecosystem functioning and services vital to sustaining civilization. We describe this as a "biological annihilation" to highlight the current magnitude of Earth's ongoing sixth major extinction event. PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1704949114
  28. Asiatic cheetahs on the brink of extinction with only 50 left alive 2017 Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread' 2017
  29. Earth's sixth mass extinction event already under way, scientists warn 2017 Mass extinctions 'offer cautionary tale'
  30. Sixth mass extinction of wildlife also threatens global food supplies 2017
  31. A third of animals are vanishing as roads spread through forests 2017
  32. The North Atlantic right whale faces extinction 2017 Sumatran tigers fall 17 per cent and have just two strongholds 2017
  33. Two kiwi species no longer endangered in new Red List 2017
  34. Why Buddhist 'fangsheng' mercy release rituals can be more cruel than kind 2017
  35. Amazon study discovers 381 new species in two-year period 2017
  36. World's largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica 2017 Major fishing nations agree Arctic moratorium 2017 Mexico creates huge national park to protect marine life 2017
  37. Australia to ax support for long-term ecology sites Australian government to roll back marine protections 2017
  38. Saving the 'god of ugly things': New Zealand battles to bring back its rodent-sized insects 2017
  39. Rare, elusive, endangered yellow-eyed penguin 'slipping towards extinction' 2017
  40. Majority of primate species may vanish in next 25 to 50 years 2017
  41. Vaquita
    The Business of Extinction CNN 2017

    Last-ditch attempt to save world's most endangered porpoise gets go-ahead 2017
    Vaquita rescuers 'heartbroken' by death of captured porpoise
    2017
  42. Sound of crickets 'could become a thing of the past' 201
  43. Chimpanzees among 33 breeds selected for special protection 2017
  44. Biodiversity betrayal as nations fail miserably on conservation 2016
  45. Researchers warn of dangers to mankind of declining biodiversity 2016
  46. Wildlife in decline: Earth's vertebrates fall 58% in past four decades 2016
  47. Hundreds more species than we thought might be endangered 2016
  48. Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashes 2016
  49. African forest elephants face extinction from poaching and low birth rate 2016
  50. The plan to ban fishing in more than half the world's oceans 2016
  51. World's largest marine reserve hailed as diplomatic breakthrough 2016
  52. Giraffes facing 'silent extinction' as population plunges 2016
  53. Hundreds of endangered wild snow leopards are killed each year 2016
  54. New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade 2016
  55. Concern over falling kea numbers in New Zealand 2016
  56. The ravages of guns, nets and bulldozers IUCN Nature 2016 password=
  57. Coral bleaching spreads to Maldives, devastating spectacular reefs 2016
  58. Great Barrier Reef: Bleaching 'kills 35% of area's coral' 2016
  59. Many Amazon trees endangered 2015
  60. A fifth of all plants threatened as habitats shrink worldwide 2016
  61. Indonesian man arrested as 650 pangolins found dead in freezers 2016
  62. World's smallest porpoise 'at the edge of extinction' as illegal gillnets take toll 2016
  63. Why elephants are seeking refuge in Botswana 2016 Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile 2016
  64. Illegal wildlife trade campaign enlists tourists 2016
  65. Just 7% of Australia's Great Barrier Reef escapes bleaching 2016
  66. Rhino poaching: Another year, another grim record 2016
  67. India's maverick 'frog man' 2016
  68. Australian mammals on brink of 'extinction calamity' 2015
  69. Snow leopards face 'new climate change threat' 2015
  70. Earth 'entering new extinction phase' 2015
  71. Snail's demise suggests sixth mass extinction is under way 2015
  72. Coral worldwide threatened by bleaching 2015
  73. Marine population halved since 1970 2015
  74. IUCN Red List shows many species are in decline 2015
  75. 40% of Europe's sharks and rays face extinction, says IUCN 2015
  76. 'Nearly half' of Mozambique's elephants killed in five years 2015
  77. Mozambique lion numbers 'grow as elephants poached' 2015
  78. Tiger-trade crackdown boosts lion-bone sales 2015
  79. India’s tiger population increases by almost a third 2015
  80. Humans are 'unique super-predator' 2015
  81. Seven tiny frog species found on seven mountains 2015
  82. Polar bears fail to adapt to lack of food in warmer Arctic 2015
  83. World not on course to meet 2020 biodiversity targets 2014
  84. Obama vastly expands Pacific reserve 2014
  85. It's time to shout stop on this war on the living world 2014
  86. World wildlife populations halved in 40 years 2014
  87. Biodiversity Survives Extinctions For Now 2014
  88. We are killing species at 1000 times the natural rate 2014
  89. Declaration signed on illegal wildlife trade 2014
  90. Lions 'facing extinction in West Africa' 2014
  91. 'Shocking' scale of pangolin smuggling revealed 2014
  92. Record poaching pushes rhinos towards extinction 2014
  93. World's only freshwater porpoise on brink of extinction Jul 13
  94. Protective measures are a 'death sentence' for rare dolphin say campaigners Nov 13
  95. Gleaming beetle one of 60 new species in Suriname Oct 13
  96. EU tightens ban on shark finning Jun 13
  97. Mammals in fragmented forests die out within 25 years Sep 13
  98. 'Historic' day for shark protection Mar 13
  99. S Africa fears 2013 rhino slaughter will break records Mar 13
  100. Wiping out top predators messes up the climate Feb 13
  101. EU ministers back fish dumping ban Feb 13
  102. CITES meeting to deal with species 'extinction crisis' Mar 13
  103. 25 primate species reported on brink of extinction Oct 12
  104. Half of Great Barrier Reef coral lost in last 27 years Oct 12 Caribbean has lost 80% of its coral reefs
  105. Disappointment as Antarctic protection bid fails Nov 12
  106. Madagascar palm trees at risk of extinction, study finds Oct 12
  107. Bolivia enacts law to protect Amazon pink dolphins Sep 12
  108. Protected tropical forests' biodiversity 'declining' Jul 12
  109. Red List counts 'on the brink' species Jun 12
  110. Australia to create world's largest marine reserve Jun 12
  111. Great ape habitat in Africa has dramatically declined Sep 12
  112. Amazon's extinction debt still to be paid Jul 12
  113. Rio Earth Summit Dossier Jun 12 Earth Summit is doomed to fail, say leading ecologists Feb 12
  114. Tiger dossier Feb 12
  115. World seabird numbers still falling Mar 12
  116. More than one in 10 marine species in tropical eastern Pacific face extinction Feb 12
  117. Up to 900 tropical bird species could 'go extinct' Mar 12
  118. Threats to the Great Barrier Reef 2012
  119. 'Humans killed off Australia's giant beasts' Mar 12
  120. Wildlife icons may be 'beyond help' Nov 11
  121. Small steps for tuna, sharks and swordfish Nov 11
  122. Tuna fished 'illegally' during Libya conflict Nov 11
  123. Suriname team find 46 new species in tropical forests Jan 12
  124. Western black rhino declared extinct Nov 11 Arrests in US rhino horn smuggling ring Feb 12
  125. Indonesian orangutan to the brink of extinction Nov 11
  126. Frog-killer disease was born in trade Nov 11
  127. Frankincense tree facing uncertain future Dec 11
  128. Australia plans huge marine reserve in Coral Sea Dec 11
  129. Guide reveals Amazon's biological bounty Dec 11
  130. Species count put at 8.7 million Aug 11
  131. Javan Rhino extinct in Vietnam, African Rhinos Poached for Vietnamese Medicines Oct 11
  132. Drug waste harms fish Aug 11
  133. Bangladesh dolphins get Sundarbans sanctuaries Oct 11
  134. World's oceans in 'shocking' decline Jun 11
  135. Acid oceans turn 'Finding Nemo' fish deaf May 11
  136. Tree-frog biodiversity warning for Amazon Jun 11
  137. Hidden assumption hypes species-loss predictions May 11
  138. EU fisheries reform would 'privatise oceans' May 11
  139. 1,800 monitor lizards seized by Thailand customs Apr 11
  140. Bubbling sea signals severe coral damage this century May 11
  141. Amur tigers in population crisis Feb 11
  142. Sting busts wildlife smuggling rings Dec 10
  143. Day of reckoning for Ecuador's biodiversity Jan 11
  144. Coral marches to the poles Jan 11
  145. Coral reefs heading for fishing and climate crisis Feb 11
  146. More species slide to extinction Oct 10
  147. Are there plenty more fish in the sea? This year's Salmon glut Oct 10
  148. New frog species found in hunt for old ones Nov 10
  149. Elephant ecological engineering 'benefits amphibians' Oct 10
  150. Clone zone: Bringing extinct animals back from the dead Oct 10
  151. Cane toads are evolving into super-invaders Oct 10
  152. Fishing nations criticised over deal on bluefin tuna Dec 10
  153. Agreement reached at UN biodiversity convention Oct 10
  154. Biodiversity - a kind of washing powder? Oct 10
  155. Honeybee disappearance mystery may be solved Oct 10
  156. Why the 'sixth extinction' will be unpredictable Sept 10
  157. Bid to introduce commercial whaling quotas fails Jun 10
  158. 'Green light' for global biodiversity science panel June 10
  159. One-fifth of world's plants at risk of extinction Sept 10
  160. Inbred bumblebees 'face extinction threat' Sept 10
  161. Cold empties Bolivian rivers of fish Aug 10
  162. Urgent call on EU to stop billion-euro 'alien invasion' Sept 10
  163. Polar bears face 'tipping point' due to climate change May 10
  164. Nature loss 'to damage economies' May 10
  165. World's 2010 nature species target 'will not be met' Apr 10
  166. Climate change link to lizard extinction May 10
  167. Overfishing began with the Victorians May 10
  168. Could domestication save the bluefin from extinction? May 10
  169. Zoo: Mining threat to 'living fossil' frog May 10
  170. Whaling plan draws anger from green groups (+more) Apr 10
  171. Whaling worsens carbon release, scientists warn Feb 10
  172. Galapagos sea lions head for warm Peru waters Feb 10
  173. Census offers glimpse of oceans' smallest lifeforms Apr 10
  174. Corruption raises doubts over ivory sales Mar 10
  175. Internet threatens rare species, conservationists warn Mar 10
  176. Folk medicine poses global threat to primate species 2010
  177. CITES Bluefin Battle Mar 10 How bureaucrats decided not to save the bluefin tuna Mar 10
  178. Proposal to ban polar bear trade shot down Mar 10
  179. How to Preserve the Breadth of Life on the Planet Apr 10
  180. Boom time for Arctic animals Mar 10
  181. How interfering humans helped Amazon diversity Apr 10
  182. Biodiversity nears 'point of no return' Jan10
  183. Biodiversity year: UN 'wake-up call' on nature loss Jan10
  184. Bee decline linked to falling biodiversity Jan10
  185. Arctic tern's epic journey mapped Jan10
  186. 'Global surge' in rhino poaching Dec09
  187. 'Bumper year' for botanical finds Dec09
  188. Species' extinction threat grows Nov 09 New fears for species extinctions Oct 09 E. O. Wilson: We must save the living environment Sep 09
  189. Tuna ban 'justified' by science Oct 09 Tuna in peril as catches reach triple the limit Nov 09 Tuna body shies from fishing ban Nov 09
  190. Tuna: EU Backs Bluefin Ban Sep 09 Bluefin off Menu June 09 Skipjack can stay on the menu Jul 09
  191. Kew Gardens' Seed Bank has reaches its target of 10% of world's wild plants Nov 09
  192. Crime rings boost ivory smuggling Nov 09 Siberian Tiger on the Brink Nov 09
  193. Costing the Earth: investing in protecting the planet Nov 09
  194. Permian Mass extinction blamed on fiery fountains of coal Nov 09
  195. New crocodile hopes in Cambodia Nov 09 Niger's giraffes stage a comeback Nov 09
  196. Acid oceans leave fish at more risk from predators Nov 09
  197. Inbreeding sabotages rare species' sperm March 2009
  198. Giant Chinese paddlefish 'verges on extinction' Sep 09
  199. Bird-eating frog among 163 new species found in Mekong region Sep 09
  200. Scale of gorilla poaching exposed Sep 09
  201. End the pillaging of the high seas Sep 09
  202. Mammal database identifies species destined for trouble Aug 09
  203. GM crops harming environment raises controversy Sep 09
  204. 'Extinction threat' to flying fox Aug 09
  205. Axolotl verges on wild extinction Aug 09
  206. Launch for amphibian 'life raft' Aug 09
  207. Vietnam eating its animals to extinction Aug 09
  208. The Sixth Extinction? New Yorker
  209. Many sharks 'facing extinction' Aug 09
  210. Mekong dolphins 'almost extinct' Jun 09
  211. Ladybird 'risk to 1,000 species' Jun 09
  212. Battling scientists reach consensus on health of global fish stocks Jul 09
  213. Extinction hits 'whole families' Aug 09
  214. Oil road turns tribes into meat traders Jun 09
  215. Shellfish reefs are 'most imperilled sea habitat' Jun 09
  216. Invest in islands to save most species Jun 09
  217. Consensus on EU fisheries change Jun 09
  218. Key coral reefs 'could disappear' May 2009 'Freezer plan' bid to save coral Nov 09
  219. Birds face biggest threat since Ice Age May 2009
  220. Acidic seas fuel extinction fears BBC 2009
  221. Medicinal plants on verge of extinction BBC 2009
  222. Emperor Penguins Face Extinction BBC Jan 2009
  223. Mountain gorillas in dire straits, DNA reveals BBC 2009
  224. A billion frogs on world's plates BBC 2009
  225. Bleak forecast on fishery stocks BBC Feb 2009
  226. Wildlife populations 'plummeting' BBC 2008
  227. Extinction 'by man not climate' BBC 2008
  228. Mammals facing extinction threat BBC 2008
  229. Primates 'face extinction crisis' BBC 2008
  230. Protection boost for rare gorilla BBC 2008
  231. Nature loss 'dwarfs bank crisis' BBC 2008
  232. World 'to fail' on nature target BBC 2008
  233. Sharks swim closer to extinction BBC 2008
  234. Lions 'close to extinction' BBC 2008
  235. Progress at UN biodiversity forum BBC 2008
  236. World 'must tackle space threat' BBC 2008
  237. 'Only 50 years left' for sea fish BBC 2006
  238. Corruption is devouring the world's fish stocks New Sci 2008
  239. 'Alarming' plight of coral reefs BBC 2008
  240. Refugee link to wildlife decline BBC 2008
  241. Seas too noisy for whales BBC 2008
  242. Noisy oceans 'threaten sea life' BBC 2008
  243. Map shows toll on world's oceans BBC 2008
  244. Mass extinctions: The Armageddon factor 2007
  245. Medical plants 'face extinction' 2008
  246. Terminator the Zombie 2007
  247. A disaster to take everyone's breath away BBC 2006
  248. Stopping the next extinction wave BBC 2006
  249. 'Critical danger' warning on fish BBC 2006
  250. Extinction alert for 800 species
  251. Life's diversity 'being depleted' BBC 2006
  252. New species found in Papua 'Eden' BBC 2006
  253. Hidden Garden of Eden wilts as Earth warms New Sci 2006
  254. Britains plants conservation behind target BBC 2006
  255. Uganda's 'sex tree' under threat Jul 27, 2007
  256. More species slide to extinction BBC 2006
  257. New Red List paints bleak picture of extinction New Sci 2006
  258. Himalayan forests are quietly vanishing New Sci 2006
  259. Warming set to 'devastate' coral BBC 2006
  260. Maize and Bananas in genetic crisis New Sci 2006
  261. Rainforests still at great risk BBC 2006
  262. Bullfrog linked to frog fungus threat BBC 2006
  263. Fishing major threat to turtles BBC 2006
  264. Albatross numbers take steep dive BBC 2006
  265. Giant Mekong catfish off the hook BBC 2006
  266. 'Hope for coral' as oceans warm BBC 2006
  267. Bush creates new marine sanctuary BBC 2006
  268. Bird extinction rates far worse than realised New Sci 2006
  269. Long-haul birds 'returning early' BBC 2006
  270. Doomsday vault to avert world famine New Sci 2006
  271. Extinction fear for black rhino BBC 2006
  272. UK butterfly species down to 56 BBC 2006
  273. World 'needs new wildlife body' BBC 2006
  274. Rare blue butterfly returns home BBC 2006

 


Deforestation

  1. Brazil: Bolsonaro plans threaten Amazon, say experts 2018 Environmental fines are 'ideological' 2018
  2. One football pitch of forest lost every second in 2017, data reveals 2018
  3. Amazon rainforest deforestation 'worst in 10 years', says Brazil 2018
  4. Death of the African Rainforest by Chocolate 2018
  5. Deforestation ticks up in Brazil's savannah 2018
  6. A new map reveals the causes of forest loss worldwide 2018
  7. Five countries hold 70% of world's last wildernesses, map reveals 2018
  8. Dams could 'permanently damage Amazon Research article pwd= 2017
  9. Amazon Gold Rush Continues to Decimate Peru's Rain Forest 2017
  10. Brazilian Amazon still plagued by illegal use of natural resources 2017
  11. Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining Brazil court blocks Amazon mining decree 2017 Brazil revokes decree opening Amazon reserve to mining
  12. Brazil's president announces plan to protect forest – after plea from Gisele 2017
  13. Brazil minister: Amazon deforestation 'drops by 16%' 2017
  14. Deforestation soars in Colombia after Farc rebels' demobilization 2017
  15. Dry Amazon could see record fire season 2016 Deforestation spikes in Brazilian Amazon 2016
  16. World's wilderness reduced by a tenth since 1990s 2016
  17. Amazon fires 2000 sqkm Reserve Burned by Loggers 2015
  18. Big firms are still not acting on their deforestation promises 2015
  19. Tropical forest losses outpace UN estimates 2015
  20. Brazil agrees to cut Amazon deforestation and boost renewables 2015
  21. Myanmar jails 153 Chinese illegal loggers for life 2015
  22. Alarm over 'timber grab' from Cambodia's protected forests 2015
  23. Brazil sees "surprising" deforestation drop in Amazon 2014
  24. Brazil refuses to join pledge to end deforestation 2014
  25. Liberia signs 'transformational' deal to stem deforestation 2014
  26. Four Peruvian anti-logging activists murdered 2014
  27. Brazil's 'chainsaw queen' takes on environmentalists 2014
  28. Brazil Amazon tribe takes direct action against loggers 2014
  29. Brazil dismantles 'biggest destroyer' of Amazon rainforest 2014
  30. Amazon rainforest destruction in Brazil rises again 2014
  31. Brazil says Amazon deforestation rose 28% in a year Nov 13
  32. Why Burma's forests must be preserved Nov 13
  33. Deforestation in Congo basin slows, but for how long? Jul 13
  34. Brazil rainforest deforestation leads to seed shrinkage May 13
  35. Brazil supermarkets 'to avoid Amazon meat' Mar 13
  36. Nicaragua cloud forest 'under siege' by illegal loggers May 13
  37. International raid targets illegal timber trade Feb 13
  38. How the mafia is destroying the rainforests Oct 12
  39. Brazil to survey Amazon rainforest Jan 13
  40. Severe drought has lasting effects on Amazon Dec 12
  41. Amazon deforestation 'at record low' Nov 12
  42. Indonesian deforestation ban makes slow progress May 12
  43. Amazon fire analysis hits new heights Sep 12
  44. Saving Amazonia: Winning the war on deforestation Jan 12
  45. Brazil President Rousseff vetoes parts of forest law May 12 Brazil's Congress approves controversial forest law Apr 12 Brazilian Senate eases Amazon protection rules Dec 11
  46. 'No substitute' for virgin forest Sep 11
  47. A crusade to end slash-and-burn farming Oct 11
  48. Forest loggers join world's biggest ecology experiment Oct 11
  49. Huge Australian bushfires ignited rare plant growth Sep 11
  50. Misconceptions about forest-dwellers overturned Jun 11
  51. 'Sustainable' timber is not always what it seems Jun 11
  52. Congo rainforest summit stops short of commitments Jun 11
  53. Tropical forests 'better managed' Jun 11
  54. EU and Indonesia sign deal on illegal timber May 11
  55. Brazil: Amazon rainforest deforestation rises sharply May 11
  56. Forest loss slows as Asian nations plant Feb 11
  57. Malaysia leads way in study of deforestation Jan 11
  58. Brazil banks sued for Amazon deforestation Apr 11
  59. India and Brazil head move to 'green' economic future Oct 10
  60. Million-dollar Chinese beds fuel Madagascar timber crisis Oct 10
  61. Amazon deforestation on decrease says Brazil government Dec 10
  62. Indonesia declares logging halt May 10
  63. Forest loss slows, as China plants and Brazil preserves Mar 10
  64. Paying to keep the rainforests standing Dec09
  65. Amazon summit in Brazil aims to tackle deforestation Nov 09
  66. Treaty omission spells bad news for rainforests Nov 09
  67. Amazon is best site for forest carbon investments Dec09
  68. Amazon deforestation 'record low' Nov 09
  69. Argentina's forests dwindle Oct 09
  70. New photos highlight rainforest devastation Sep 09
  71. Paying to save the rainforests Aug 09
  72. Deforestation emissions on the rise Jul 09
  73. 'Boom and bust' of deforestation Jun 2009
  74. Great land giveaway could be disaster for Amazon Amazon bill controversy in Brazil Jun 09
  75. Brazil's other big forest in dire straits May 2009
  76. Rainforests may pump winds worldwide New Sci Apr 2009
  77. Parts of Amazon close to tipping point New Sci Mar 2009
  78. 'Crunch year' for world's forests BBC Mar 2009
  79. Officials fighting uphill battle trying to end Amazon logging Observer Feb 2009
  80. 70% deforestation cuts for Brazil BBC 2008
  81. Amazon destruction gathers pace BBC 2008
  82. Brazil government 'worst logger' BBC 2008
  83. Sierra Leone bans timber exports 2008
  84. Pressures build on Amazon jungle BBC 2008
  85. Amazon deforestation accelerates BBC 2008
  86. Brazil Amazon destruction slows BBC 2007
  87. Brazil sees record deforestation BBC 2008
  88. Brazil vows to stem Amazon loss BBC 2008
  89. Amazon future in graphics BBC 2008
  90. No clear trend in forest loss BBC 2008
  91. Pledge to protect Sumatran forest BBC 2008
  92. The Changing Face of Africa BBC 2008
  93. Amazon deforestation 2006-2050 New Sci 2006
  94. Map of Intact World Forest Landscapes 2006
  95. Nonrandom Processes Maintain Diversity in Tropical Forests Science 2006
  96. Charcoal reveals wildfire history BBC 2006


Time lapse of loss of glacial ice cover Himalayas 1921 - 2011 BBC (GlacierWorks, Royal Geographical Society and Fondazione Sella O.n.l.u.s.).


World regions having 0, 5, 50,100 and 200 days over 95oF left under the Paris accord and right without Paris (Climate Impact Lab).
Click maps to enlarge. Note that the right hand scenario could result in particularly severe changes to the climate of the Amazon basin.


By 2200, much of the world will have become as hot as the Eocene 50 million years ago, study says 2018 Source article password=

Climate Change, Global Warming, and Ocean Rise

  1. COP24 Agreement Sealed but Inadequate according to experts: Failure at climate talks would have been 'suicidal' with 'hell to pay' 2018
  2. Tackle climate or face financial crash, say world's biggest investors 2018
  3. Greta Thunberg: "You say you love your children above all else, and yet you are stealing their future in front of their very eyes." 2018
  4. COP24 fails to "welcome" IPCC report after Trumps US joins Russia and Saudi Obstruction
  5. COP24 G20 Commits to Paris, while Trump renegs (again)
  6. David Attenborough warns: 'The collapse of our civilizations is on the horizon' 2018
  7. Climate change: 'World at crossroads' warning as key talks begin 2018 Poll: Majority of US voters worried about climate change 2018
  8. Climate change will have dire consequences for US, federal report concludes, contradicting Trump 2018 NOAA Report - Trump's response - "I don't believe it" - Analysis
  9. Global warming will happen faster than we think Nature 2018
  10. Unparalleled warmth is changing the Arctic and affecting weather in US, Europe 2018
  11. Global industrial carbon emissions to reach all-time high in 2018 -- 'A kind of dark realism': Why the climate change problem is starting to look too big to solve 2018
  12. CO2 levels pass 405 ppm 2018 Total CO2 emissions rising again for the first time in 4 years 2018 Steep rise by 2.7% 2018 'Trump effect' threatens Paris pact 2018 Vanuatu threatens to sue biggest carbon energy producers 2018
  13. The 'great dying': rapid warming caused largest extinction event ever, report says 2018 Source article password=
  14. Melting of Greenland's ice is 'off the charts,' study shows 2018 The Beef with Beef 2018 Concrete: The massive CO2 emitter you may not know about 2018
  15. No G20 countries are meeting climate targets, says report 2018 World woefully short on 2oC Target - UN 2018
  16. Policies of China, Russia and Canada threaten 5C climate change - World Map - Source Article pwd=
  17. Planet at risk of heading towards "Hothouse Earth" state 2nd article 2018 Source Article pwd=
  18. First sun-dimming experiment will test a way to cool Earth 2018
  19. IPCC says limiting global warming to 1.5 °C will require drastic action 2018
  20. The World Needs to Quit Coal. Why Is It So Hard? 2018 pwd=
  21. The world has seriously underestimated the amount of heat soaked up by our oceans over the past 25 years, researchers say 2018 Errors noted by team
  22. US Supreme Court allows historic kids' climate lawsuit to go forward Case aims to compel the government to slash greenhouse-gas emissions 2018
  23. Australia defies climate warning to back coal 2018 Coal Is Killing the Planet. Trump Loves It 2018
  24. Hurricane Michael leaves 'unimaginable destruction' 2018
  25. A bizarre bubbling lake symbolises the danger to Earth as the Arctic heats up 2018
  26. Our climate plans are in pieces as killer summer shreds records 2018
  27. NASA Video of the Earth's Race Towards a Scorching Future 2018
  28. Atmospheric carbon last year reached levels not seen in 800,000 years 2018
  29. Summer of extreme temperatures continues, to the beat of climate change 2018
  30. Here's how climate change is fueling Hurricane Florence 2018
  31. Climate Change Is Killing the Cedars of Lebanon 2018
  32. The sinking state: This is what happens when climate change forces an entire country to seek higher ground 2018
  33. Extreme global weather is 'the face of climate change' 2018
  34. Scientists may have solved a huge riddle in Earth's climate past. It doesn't bode well for the future 2018
  35. Embattled head of US environment agency resigns 2018 Rising levels of 'frustration' at UN climate stalemate 2018
  36. California governor signs law for clean energy by 2045 2018
  37. Gina Rinehart company revealed as $4.5m donor to climate sceptic thinktank 2018
  38. Climate change has turned Peru's glacial lake into a deadly flood timebomb 2018
  39. How the World is Coping 1 Year after Trump Abandoned Paris Climate Pact 2018
  40. US has caused serious damage to Paris climate efforts UN 2018
  41. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. 2018 Source Article pwd=
  42. Arctic has warmest winter on record: 'Never seen anything like this' 2018
  43. Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show 2018
  44. Global warming is melting Antarctic ice from below 2018 Fiji: Climate change threatens our survival 2018
  45. Leading Climate Agency NOAA May Lose Its Climate Focus 2018
  46. Trump Wants to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Power. Here's Why That Will Be Hard. 2018
  47. House lawmakers move to restore NASA climate science program Trump axed 2018
  48. Judge Orders EPA to Produce Science behind Pruitt's Warming Claims 2018
  49. California, battered by global warming's weather whiplash, is fighting to stop it 2018
  50. Dismal Western Snowpack Is a Climate "Warning Sign" 2018
  51. Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages 2018
  52. Powerful Investors Push Big Companies to Plan for Climate Change 2018
  53. Huge private sector investment puts Paris climate target in reach 2018 U.S. Companies Are Driving a Renewables Boom 2018
  54. 'They're everywhere': has the decline of the seal hunt saved the polar bear? 2018
  55. The Top 7 Climate Findings of 2017 Trump says US 'could conceivably' rejoin Paris deal 2018
  56. Carbon Capture - Is it a Viable Strategy? 2017
  57. Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal' – Arctic permafrost thawing faster than ever, US climate study finds -
  58. Full NOAA ReportCard 2017
  59. After the Ice Goes Researchers look into the Arctic's future for clues to save species and maybe even bring the ice back. 2017
  60. NCA4 US Govt. CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORTU.S. Government Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Trump and Top Officials 2017
  61. Research article: Greater future global warming inferred from Earth's recent energy budget. 2017 pwd= We find that the observationally informed warming projection for the end of the twenty-first century for the steepest radiative forcing scenario is about 15 per cent warmer relative to the raw model projections reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Our results suggest that achieving any given global temperature stabilization target will require steeper greenhouse gas emissions reductions than previously calculated. doi:10.1038/nature24672 Congressional watchdog agency to study social cost of carbon 2017.
  62. Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn 2017 Latest climate talks actually made progress despite US obstinacy
  63. Paris Agreement climate proposals need a boost to keep warming well below 2°C Rogelj et al. doi:10.1038/nature18307 2017
  64. Alternative US group honouring Paris climate accord demands 'seat at the table' 2017
    Merkel, Macron laud US efforts
    to challenge Trump on Paris climate deal 2017 With US backing, Ukraine pushes to privatize Paris Agreement 2017
  65. First CO2 emissions rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets'
  66. Record surge in atmospheric CO2 to 403 ppm seen in 2016From Miami to Shanghai: 3C of warming will leave world cities below sea level 2017
  67. Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts? 2017
  68. US STANDS ALONE, as Syria joins Paris climate agreement 2017 Paris accord: US and Syria alone as Nicaragua signs 2017
  69. Big role for U.S. at climate talks despite withdrawal from Paris deal 2017 Trump team looks for alternative approaches to Paris pact 2017
  70. Climate Crisis and Extreme US Weather:
    Thomas Fire Largest in CA History1 2 2017 Climate Change Fingerprints Are All over California Wildfires 2017 What We Know about Wildfires and Climate Change 2017
    Gov. Brown says fires 'new normal'. "With climate change, some scientists are saying southern California is literally burning up." 2017
    Harvey marks the most extreme rain event in U.S. history with some areas receiving a once in 1000 yrs rainfall 2017 What We Know about the Climate Change-Hurricane Connection 2017

    McMaster says no redo on Paris climate deal decision despite hurricane damage 2017.
    CNN on Harvey: Now we have a moral duty to talk about climate change
  71. Research article: Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States 2017 pwd= By the late 21st century, the poorest third of counties are projected to experience damages between 2 and 20% of county income under business-as-usual emissions. Science 356 1362-9
  72. Changing climate could worsen foods' nutrition 2017 Research article: Increasing CO2 threatens human nutrition 2017 pwd=
  73. Limiting global warming to 1.5 °C may still be possible 2017
  74. Trump administration to roll back Obama clean power rule 2017
  75. More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life' 2017
  76. Legal threat exposes gaps in climate-change planning 2017
  77. Sydney and Melbourne could face 50C days 'within decades' 2017
  78. Trump Pushback: California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme 2017 Can a crowd-sourced mega-forest offset Trump's climate chaos?2017
  79. Russian tanker sails through Arctic without icebreaker for first time 2017
  80. More Trump denial politics: US government disbands climate-science advisory committee - US energy agency asked scientists to scrub references to climate change
  81. Hopes of mild climate change dashed by new research Research article: Slow climate mode reconciles historical and model-based estimates of climate sensitivity pwd= Historical temperature measurements do not reveal the slow heating of the planet's oceans that takes place for decades or centuries after CO2 has been added to the atmosphere. The situation might be even worse, as Proistosescu's work shows climate sensitivity could be as high as 6C. Sci. Adv. 2017;3:e1602821.
  82. World May Have Less Time to Address Climate Change Than Scientists Thought 2017.
  83. As Climate Changes, Southern US States Will Suffer More 2017.
  84. Extreme weather 'could kill up to 100,000 a year' in Europe by 2100 2017
  85. Warming to boost deadly humidity levels across South Asia 2017.
  86. Massive El Niño sent greenhouse- gas emissions soaring 2017.
  87. Third hottest June puts 2017 on track to make hat-trick of hottest years 2017.
  88. Major industrialized countries are failing to meet pledges: Prove Paris was more than paper promises
  89. 'Dodgy' official greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord 2017.
  90. Australia faces potentially disastrous consequences of climate change, inquiry told 2017.
  91. A Flood of Climate Problems in Andes pwd= 2017.
  92. Satellite snafu masked true sea- level rise for decades 2017.
  93. Climate scientists flock to France's call 2017
  94. Asian cities set to benefit most from green growth as US retreats 2017
  95. Many More Republicans Now Believe in Climate Change 2017
  96. Governments sued over climate change, with banks and firms next 2017
  97. Trump commits the Worst Crime in History of an American President against the Planet's Future and makes a Complete ass of the United States in the Eyes of the World and most voting Americans: Full dossier, including responses from all over the world from Obama, and Gerry Brown in California, the Mayor of Pittsburgh through the CEOs of Google, General Electric, Exxon, Tesla to Angela Merkel, Macron, Putin and the premier of China. To every US citizen - get this man out - he is a threat to the entire planet. Your corrupt political system allowed this to happen and you need to fix this mess or your children and grandchildren will come to hate you for your lack of due dilligence for allowing this to come to pass.
  98. Macron speech to the US people - French govt video edit
  99. ABC Poll showing US 59% people opposed
  100. Earth's last major warm period 125,000 yrs ago was as hot as today: At peak of previous interglacial interval, sea levels were 6 to 9 meters higher 2017
  101. Earth could break through a major climate threshold in the next 15 years, scientists warn 2017 'Vulnerable Voices' Lash Out as Companies Sway Climate Talks 2017
  102. Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green 2017 Trees in Eastern U.S. Head West as Climate Changes 2017
  103. Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change after thawing flood 2017
  104. 2016 Was the Hottest Year on Record 2017 Five Pacific islands disappear as sea levels rise 2017
  105. Arctic sea ice hits record wintertime low   Major Report Prompts Warnings That the Arctic Is Unravelling 2017
  106. Great Barrier Reef: Two-thirds damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching Great Barrier Reef worth A$56bn, report finds 2017
  107. Jetstream: One of the most troubling ideas about climate change just found new evidence in its favor 2017
  108. New crack in one of Antarctica's biggest ice shelves could mean a major break is near 2017
  109. Republicans Offer to Tax Carbon Emissionns 2017
  110. Global warning: live from the climate-change frontline as Trump becomes president 2017
  111. Paris climate deal: US and China announce ratification 2016 Trump nominee backs Paris climate agreement 2017 Trump on Climate
  112. US businesses push against Trump's attempts to dismiss climate change
  113. Marrakech: Climate change a Chinese hoax? Beijing gives Donald Trump a history lesson Pope urges world leaders not to hobble climate change pact
  114. CO2 levels past 400 mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate 2016
  115. Iceberg twice size of Luxembourg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf 2017 Antarctica Ice Shelf is Breaking from the Inside Out 2016 Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away 2016
  116. Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers 2016 Sea Levels Will Rise Faster Than Ever 2016
  117. Arctic heatwave could break records 2016 Arctic sea ice shrinks to second lowest level ever recorded
  118. Climate change specialist predicts human extinction in 10 years 2016
  119. Greenland once lost nearly all its ice - and could again 2016
  120. 'Monumental' deal to cut HFCs, fastest growing greenhouse gases 2016 Methane surge needs 'urgent attention' 2016
  121. 'Gateway to the Underworld' - melting permafrost a huge problem for the planet 2016
  122. Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause' 2016
  123. Five Pacific islands vanish from sight as sea levels rise 2016
  124. Ghana's coastal erosion: The village buried in sand 2016
  125. Global carbon growth stalls as US coal continues to slump 2016
  126. Unexpected Antarctic ice melt may trigger 2 metre sea level rise 2016
  127. April breaks global temperature records for seventh month in a row 2016
  128. World's carbon dioxide concentration teetering on the point of no return 2016
  129. Thanks to climate change, the Arctic is turning green 2016
  130. Feeling the heat: February warmest month in recorded history 2016
  131. Half a degree extra warming would lead to catastrophic impacts 2016
  132. Middle East hit by rise in sand and dust storms 2016
  133. Fossil Fuels May Not Dwindle Anytime Soon 2016
  134. Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests 2016
  135. Australia scrubbed from UN climate change report after government intervention 2016
  136. US and India set to join UN climate deal and agree on renewables 2016
  137. 175 States sign Paris deal 2016 Climate scientists focus on 1.5 degrees after Paris deal 2016
  138. Surge in renewable energy stalls world greenhouse gas emissions 2016
  139. Earth's Carbon Emissions an Order of Magnitude Higher than the last 50m Year Extinction 2016
  140. Hansen 2: Impact of global warming will be quicker and more catastrophic than envisioned 2016
  141. Record-breaking temperatures 'have robbed the Arctic of its winter' 2016
  142. Dangerous global warming will happen sooner than thought 2016
  143. Highest ever annual rise in carbon dioxide levels recorded 2016
  144. Antarctic history suggests ice sheet danger threshold 2016
  145. Pew research on world attitudes to climate 2016
  146. Scientists find where the Earth is most sensitive to climate swings 2016
  147. Collapsing Greenland glacier could raise sea levels by half a metre, say scientists 2015
  148. Paris climate deal is agreed – but is it really good enough? 2015
  149. Supreme shock: Has US court holed Paris climate deal? 2016 Why Obama’s Supreme Court nomination is good for the climate
  150. Is there an economic case for tackling climate change? 2015
  151. A Turning Point in Combating Climate Change May Be Here 2015
  152. El Niño Strengthening, Will Be among Biggest on Record 2015
  153. Melting ice in west Antarctica could raise seas by 3m 2015
  154. Collapsing Greenland glacier could raise sea levels by half a metre 2015
  155. Sea level rise will swallow Miami, New Orleans 2015
  156. Indigenous people could be key to storing carbon in tropical forests, new report concludes 2015
  157. Carbon choices determine US cities committed to futures below sea level 2015 pwd=
  158. Persian Gulf could soon be too hot for humans 2015
  159. Green Climate Fund faces slew of criticism 2015
  160. Carbon emissions make Earth greener but are also drying it out 2015
  161. What Exxon knew about the Earth's melting Arctic 2015 Inquiry 2015
  162. Permafrost warming in parts of Alaska 'is accelerating' 2015
  163. White House puts 'super pollutant' HFCs in crosshairs with new initiative 2015
  164. Emissions 'far above' 2C target 2015
  165. Latest numbers show at least 5 metres sea-level rise locked in 2015
  166. Hansen 1: Leading climate scientist: Future is bleaker than we thought 2015
  167. Climate change and the fate of Antarctica 2015
  168. Global heat record broken 2015 July was Earth's hottest month on record 2015
  169. 2UN Climate Talks: Hints of compromise on key issue , World will pass crucial 2oC global warming limit,
    Climate pledges by 140 countries will limit global warming - but not enough
    2015
  170. Netherlands ordered to cut greenhouse gas emissions 2015
  171. Arctic ice 'grew by a third' after cool summer in 2013 2015
  172. Climate change: Australia sets new emissions target 2015
  173. US scientists: Global warming pause 'no longer valid' 2015
  174. Obama orders stronger limits on power-plant emissions 2015
  175. Southern Ocean sucks up more carbon dioxide than was thought 2015
  176. Global-warming limit of 2°C hangs in the balance 2015
  177. 'Stable' region of Antarctica is melting 2015
  178. Methane apocalypse? Defusing the Arctic's time bomb 2015 pwd=
  179. Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF 2015
  180. Coal bust may be behind stall in carbon emissions 2015
  181. Arctic sea ice extent hits record low for winter 2015
  182. US makes climate pledge to UN 2015
  183. Amazon: 1% of tree species store 50% of region's carbon 2015
  184. California sets tough new targets to cut emissions 2015
  185. 2014: The hottest year on record 2015
  186. Climate change: China official warns of 'huge impact' 2015
  187. Rate of sea-level rise 'steeper' 2015 Warm water undermining Antarctica's ice shelves 2014
  188. Future US megadroughts set to be the worst in 1,000 years 2015
  189. Nervous scientists wary of giant craters in Siberia 2015
  190. Lima talks map out path to climate treaty 2014 US-China climate deal raises hopes for Lima talks 2014
  191. Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions' 2014
  192. Global CO2 emissions 'stalled' in 2014 2015 Satellite maps global carbon dioxide levels 2014
  193. Ocean carbon release 'ended last Ice Age' 2014
  194. Amazon indigenous land loss threatens climate, says study 2014
  195. World on track for worst-case warming scenario 2014
  196. Rich countries to discuss Green Climate Fund in Berlin 2014
  197. Climate change: Models 'underplay plant CO2 absorption' 2014
  198. Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC 2014
  199. Climate change summit: world leaders told to 'step up ambition' 2014
  200. EU leaders hammer out landmark climate deal 2014
  201. Record sea ice around Antarctica due to global warming 2014
  202. White House opens door to new rules to cut methane emissions 2014
  203. Ozone recovery helped by warming climate 2014
  204. Hundreds of sea-floor methane plumes spotted by sonar 2014
  205. Esa's Cryosat mission sees Antarctic ice losses double 2014
  206. Greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate since 1984 2014
  207. Climate inaction to be 'catastrophe' 2014
  208. Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade' 2014
  209. The seven deadly sinners driving global warming 2014
  210. UN report urges action over rising CO2 2014
  211. Greenland glacier hits record speed 2014
  212. How much hotter is the planet going to get? 2014
  213. Wavier jet stream 'may drive weather shift' 2014
  214. Less gloopy oceans will slow climate change 2014
  215. Climate change: The case of the missing heat 2014 password="model"
  216. Devastating El Nino events to double this century 2014
  217. Pine Island Glacier's retreat 'irreversible' 2014
  218. Is our Sun falling silent? 2014
  219. Last minute deal saves fractious UN climate talks Nov 13
  220. The oceans are heating, acidifying and choking Oct 13
  221. Solar activity heads for lowest low in four centuries 2013
  222. Arctic sea-ice volume bounce back Oct 13
  223. Global warming will increase intensity of El Nino, scientists say Nov 13
  224. Research article: Arctic greening Nov 13 pwd=
  225. Concentrations of warming gases breaks record Nov 13
  226. Report suggests 'permanent slowdown' in CO2 emissions Oct 13
  227. Obama launches plan to fight climate change in US Jun 13
  228. Gaia's comeback: How life shapes the weather Jul 13
  229. The Alaskan village set to disappear underwater in a decade Jul 13
  230. IPCC climate report: humans 'dominant cause' of warming Sep 13
  231. Leaked IPCC report doesn't let us off the hook Jul 13
  232. Cryosat mission observes continuing Arctic winter ice decline Sep 13
  233. Clouds save Earth from runaway greenhouse hell Jul 13
  234. Rise in violence 'linked to climate change' Aug13
  235. Frozen fuel: The giant methane bonanza Sep 13
  236. Peat bogs could save the world Sep 13
  237. European forests near 'carbon saturation point' Aug 13
  238. Arctic methane 'time bomb' could have huge economic costs Jul 13
  239. Antarctic ice melting faster than in past 1000 years Apr 13
  240. Antarctic flood produces 'ice crater' Jul 13
  241. True face of climate's hockey stick graph revealed Mar 13
  242. Climate slowdown means extreme rates of warming 'not as likely' May 13
  243. Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks Mar 13
  244. Tropical forests unexpectedly resilient to climate change Mar 13
  245. Major methane release is almost inevitable Feb 13
  246. Arctic thaw may be first in cascade of tipping points Feb 13
  247. Global temperatures are close to 11,000-year peak Mar 13
  248. Carbon dioxide passes 400 ppm mark May 13
  249. Antarctic ice volume measured Mar 13 Cryosat spots Arctic sea-ice loss in autumn Feb 13 Global warming expands Antarctic sea ice Mar 13
  250. The melting of Canada's glaciers is irreversible Mar 13
  251. Sea urchin nickel 'trick' could be key to capturing carbon Feb 13
  252. Experts fear 1m sea level rise by 2100 Jan 13 Projections of sea level rise are vast underestimates Nov 12
  253. Barack Obama promises US action on climate Jan 13
  254. Leaked IPCC report reaffirms dangerous climate change Dec 12
  255. Tackling global warming head on Jan 13
  256. Doha summit launches climate damage aid Dec 12
  257. World's biggest geoengineering experiment 'violates' UN rules Oct 12
  258. The world to burn as much coal as oil by 2017 Jan 2013
  259. Climate concerns as ‘ozone-friendly’ HFCs use grows Nov 11
  260. West Antarctic Ice Sheet warming twice earlier estimate Dec 12
  261. Arctic permafrost is melting faster than predicted Nov 12
  262. Melting in the Andes: Goodbye glaciers Nov 12
  263. Greenland ice sheet melted at unprecedented rate during July Aug 12
  264. Record minimum for Arctic sea ice Sep 12 Satellites trace sea level change Sep 12
  265. Antarctic may host methane stores Aug 12 Antarctic: Grand Canyon-sized rift 'speeding ice melt Jul 12 Loss of Antarctic ice could trigger super- interglacial Jul 12
  266. Tibetan glaciers shrinking rapidly Jul 12
  267. US criticised on 2C climate 'flexibility' call Aug 12 Japan to renege on carbon emissions cuts Jun 12Mexico's president enacts climate change legislation Jun 12
  268. Green decline 'may bring irreversible change' Jul 12
  269. How global warming is driving our weather wild Jul 12
  270. Fox News Distorts Climate Science Sep 12 July 2012 was hottest US month since records began Jul 12
  271. Carbon dioxide levels reach a new milestone Jun 12
  272. Rio Earth Summit Dossier Jun 12 Earth Summit is doomed to fail, say leading ecologists Feb 12
  273. New planet record suggests our solar system is normal Apr 12
    Correcting claims that lobal warming is caused by fluctuations in the sun's brightness.
  274. Oceans acidifying at unprecedented speed Mar 12
  275. Greenland glaciers on the move May 12
  276. Melting Arctic link to cold, snowy UK winters Feb 12
  277. Arctic sea ice may have passed crucial tipping point Mar 12
  278. Arctic melt releasing ancient methane May 12
  279. Rising Ocean Temperatures Prime Amazon Rainforest for Fire Apr 12
  280. Temperatures could rise by 3C by 2050, models suggest Mar 12
  281. Humble moss helped to cool Earth and spurred on life Feb 12
  282. French Alpine glaciers in retreat Dec 11
  283. Thawing microbes could control the climate Dec 11
  284. Climate talks end with late deal Dec 11
  285. China's consumers emit more than US for the first time Dec 11
  286. CO2 may not warm the planet as much as thought Nov 11
  287. Global warming 'confirmed' by independent study Oct 11
  288. Climate change 'grave threat' to security and health Oct 11
  289. Arctic ice hits second-lowest level Sep 11
  290. Rivers of Melting Ice Mapped in Antarctica Sep 11
  291. Arctic ozone loss at record level Apr 11
  292. Times Atlas 'wrong' on Greenland ice Sep 11
  293. China 'won't follow US' on carbon emissions Oct 11
  294. Planting forests won't stop global warming Jun 11
  295. Climate change 'threatens peace', UN official warns Jul 11
  296. Stratospheric Pollution Helps Slow Global Warming Jul 11
  297. Global warming lull down to China's coal growth Jul 11
  298. Huge Arctic fire hints at new climate cue Jul 11
  299. Worst ever carbon emissions leave climate on the brink May 11
  300. Climate to wreak havoc on food supply Jun 11
  301. Greenland ice in no hurry to raise seas May 11
  302. Warmer oceans release CO2 faster than thought Apr 11
  303. Shale gas 'worse than coal' for climate Apr 11
  304. Melting sea ice leaves Arctic vulnerable to erosion Apr 11
  305. First signs of ozone-hole recovery spotted May 11
  306. Arctic ozone levels in never-before-seen plunge Apr 11
  307. Ozone hole has dried Australia Apr 11
  308. New warning on Arctic ice melt Apr 11 Wikileaks cables show race to carve up Arctic May 11
  309. Roman rise and fall 'recorded in trees' Jan 11
  310. Polar ice loss quickens, raising seas Mar 11
  311. Copenhagen police detained climate protesters illegally Dec 10
  312. Mass tree deaths prompt fears of Amazon 'climate tipping point' Feb 11
  313. Cancun Dossier Dec 10
  314. Why Ice Ages Don't Last Forever May 10
  315. Tropical forests thrived in ancient global warming Nov 10
  316. Deforestation 'not so important for climate change' Dec 10
  317. 2009 carbon emissions fall smaller than expected Nov 10
  318. UN climate talks in China end without breakthrough Oct 10
  319. Amazon tributary drops to record low in Brazil Oct 10
  320. Declining solar activity linked to recent warming (not cooling!) Oct 10
  321. UK faces more harsh winters in solar activity dip Jul 11
  322. The history of ice on Earth May 10
  323. Ridge clue to Antarctic ice loss June 10
  324. Stricter controls urged for the UN's climate body Aug 10
  325. Record-breaking current found deep in Southern Ocean May 10
  326. Amazon river level in Peru at 40-year low Sept 10
  327. Earth 'too hot for humans' within 300 years May 10
  328. Uganda's highest ice cap splits on Mt Margherita May 10
  329. Academics urge radical new approach to climate change May 10
  330. Review of IPCC workings set to open May 10
  331. An oceanic 'fast-lane' for climate change Apr 10
  332. Enough is enough, say climate scientists May 10
  333. 2010 is 'warmest year ever' May 2010
  334. UN: Prospects for climate deal 'slim' Apr 10
  335. UN body to look at meat and climate link Mar 10
  336. Low solar activity link to cold UK winters Apr 10
  337. A quiet sun won't save us from global warming Feb 10
  338. Gulf Stream 'is not slowing down' Mar 10
  339. Climate change will make world more 'fragrant' Feb 10
  340. Greenpeace issues warning about data centre power Mar 10
  341. Which climate changes can be blamed on humans? Mar 10
  342. Greenland's glaciers disappearing from the bottom up Feb 10
  343. Vast iceberg 'may disrupt ocean currents' Feb 10
  344. Methane bubbling out of Arctic Ocean - but is it new? Mar 10
  345. Arctic arch failure leads to sea-ice exodus Apr 10
  346. 'Paltry' Copenhagen carbon pledges point to 3C world Apr 10
  347. Methane release 'looks stronger' Jan10
  348. Major Antarctic glacier is 'past its tipping point' Jan10
  349. Major sea level rise likely as Antarctic ice melts Dec09
  350. Glacier threat to Bolivia capital Dec09
  351. UN climate body admits 'mistake' on Himalayan glaciers Jan10
  352. Officials back climate change science at Delhi talks Jan10
  353. Scientists test climate change 'earlywarning system' Dec09
  354. Copenhagen response 'is pathetic' Feb 10
  355. Copenhagen climate summit undone by 'arrogance' Mar 10
  356. The Copenhagen Dossier Dec09
  357. Climate change: Copenhagen in graphics Dec09
  358. China's climate target: is it achievable? Dec09
  359. Ships provide insight into ocean carbon Dec09
  360. Amazon is best site for forest carbon investments Dec09
  361. 'Acidifying oceans' threaten food supply, UK warns Dec 09
  362. Earth in 'hottest decade on record' Dec09
  363. While Nepal cabinet meets on Everest, Maldives cabine meets underwater Dec09
  364. EU strikes climate funding deal Nov 09 US will announce target for cutting carbon emissions Nov 09 Obama to attend Copenhagen - US cuts announced Nov 09
  365. Brazil and France in climate deal Nov 09 India-China climate change deal Nov 09 China agrees target Nov 09
  366. Final round for UN climate talks Nov 09 Climate causes African Conflict Nov 09
  367. Trees in far north provide biggest climate benefit Nov 09 Treaty omission spells bad news for rainforests Nov 09
  368. Earth 'heading for 6C' of warming Nov 09 Global warming science alarming, say climate experts Nov 09 Stark Diagnosis for Copenhagen Nov 09
  369. Computer Studies 'overstate species risks' from climate change Nov 09
  370. Nature: Counting carbon in the Amazon + When the Ice Melts Oct 09
  371. Glaciers disappearing from Kilimanjaro Nov 09
  372. Indonesia third-largest greenhouse gas emitter Nov 09
  373. Greenland ice loss 'accelerating' Nov 09 Greenland ice loss behind a sixth of sealevel rise Nov 09
  374. East Antarctic ice sheet may be losing mass Nov 09 East Antarctica Thawing Nov 09
  375. Can cloud ships and space sun shades fix the planet? Nov 09
  376. Climategate Dossier Nov09 Hacked archive provides fodder for climate sceptics Nov 09 NZ climate scientist falls victim to hackers Nov 09 UK lawmakers take heat off 'Climategate' scientist Mar 10 'No malpractice' by climate unit Apr 10
  377. Arctic to be 'ice-free in summer' Nov 09
  378. 'Scary' climate message from past Oct 09
  379. What happened to global warming? Oct 09 'Nature' attacks the BBC for climate change U-turn Nov 09
  380. Pause in Arctic's melting trend Sep 09
  381. Map sequence of Arctic Polar Ice 1999-2009
  382. Doctors warn on climate failure Sep 09
  383. China vows climate change action Sep 09
  384. Earth's coastlines after sea-level rise, 4000 AD Aug 09
  385. Global warming could change Earth's tilt Aug 09
  386. Photosynthetic viruses keep world's oxygen levels up Aug 09
  387. Trees advance in a warming world Aug 09
  388. 'Artificial trees' to cut carbon Aug 09
  389. Arctic 'warmest in 2,000 years' Aug 09
  390. Global warming sparked by ancient farming methods Aug 09
  391. Climate change: no Eden, no apocalypse Sep 09
  392. Methane seeps from Arctic sea bed Aug 09
  393. Antarctic glacier 'thinning fast' Aug 09
  394. Glaciers a canary in the coal mine of global warming Jul 09
  395. World powers accept warming limit Jul 09
  396. Origin of Antarctic ice revealed Jun 09
  397. US House passes key climate bill Jul 09
  398. Obama to regulate 'pollutant' CO2 May 2009
  399. 'Safe' climate means 'no to coal' May 2009
  400. 'Quiet Sun' baffling astronomers May 2009
  401. Spam 'produces 17m tons of CO2' May 2009
  402. Key role of forests 'may be lost' May 2009
  403. Ice sheet melt threat reassessed May 2009
  404. Why Antarctic ice is growing despite global warming May 2009
  405. Earth warming faster than thought BBC Mar 2009
  406. Ice bridge ruptures in Antarctic BBC Mar 2009
  407. 'More bad news' on climate change BBC Mar 2009
  408. The Next 100 Years New Sci Feb 2009
  409. Antarctic bulge could flood Washington DC New Scientist Feb 2009
  410. Global warming 'underestimated' BBC Feb 2009
  411. Global Warming Irreversible BBC Jan 2009
  412. Risks of Global Warming Rising: Is It Too Late to Reverse Course? Sci Am Feb 2009
  413. Seas Suffocating BBC Jan 2009
  414. Acid oceans 'need urgent action' BBC Jan 2009
  415. Even Antarctica is now feeling the heat of climate change BBC 2009
  416. Sea Ice Changes 'amplify Arctic warming' BBC 2008
  417. Arctic melt 20 years ahead of climate models New Sci 2008
  418. How kangaroo burgers could save the planet New Sci 2008
  419. Sea level rise by 2100 'below 2m' BBC 2008
  420. Poor countries 'need carbon cuts' BBC 2008
  421. Sea Level Estimates Big Rise 2008
  422. Forecast for big sea level rise BBC 2008
  423. No links to Solar Activity 2008
  424. More doubt on cosmic climate link BBC 2008
  425. Clue to break-up of ice shelves BBC 2008
  426. Arctic ice thickness 'plummets' BBC 2008
  427. New rifts form on Antarctic ice shelf BBC 2008
  428. Warming boosts strongest storms BBC 2008
  429. North Atlantic cold-water sink returns to life New Sci 2008
  430. China biggest CO2 Polluter 2008
  431. China 'now top carbon polluter' BBC 2008
  432. Climate 'could devastate crops' 2008
  433. AGU Climate 'clearly out of balance' 2008
  434. Vast cracks appear in Arctic ice BBC 2008
  435. Arctic ice 'is at tipping point' BBC 2008
  436. Arctic sea ice melt 'even faster' BBC 2008
  437. Arctic losing long-term ice cover BBC 2008
  438. Major ice-shelf loss for Canada BBC 2008
  439. Greenland ice sheet slams the brakes on New Sci 2008
  440. Next decade 'may see no warming' BBC 2008
  441. Sea levels 'rising faster than predicted' 2007
  442. Rising seas 'to beat predictions' 2007
  443. Warning on rising Mediterranean Sea levels BBC 2008
  444. Hints of methane's renewed rise bbc 2008
  445. Climate change in Graphics BBC 2007
  446. IPCC Humans blamed for climate change 2007
  447. Billions face climate change risk 2007
  448. Commentares from the Bali Climate Summit 2007
  449. Nature on Bali 2007
  450. The Tipping Point Science 2006
  451. Climate change 'real and severe' BBC 2006
  452. Backing for 'hockey stick' graph New Sci 2006
  453. Evolutionary Response to Rapid Climate Change Science 2006
  454. 'Clear' human impact on climate BBC 2006
  455. Global warming risk much higher BBC 2006
  456. No doubt about it the world is warming Science 2006
  457. Antarctic ice sheet is an 'awakened giant' New Sci 2006
  458. Antarctica losing ice to oceans BBC 2006
  459. No sign of increased snowfall in Antarctica Nature 2006
  460. Unexpected warming in Antarctica BBC 2006
  461. Significant Warming of the Antarctic Winter Troposphere Science 2006
  462. Antarctic birds 'breeding later' BBC 2006
  463. China and India 'hold the world in balance' New Sci 2006
  464. Sharp rise in CO2 levels recorded BBC 2006
  465. Consensus grows on climate change BBC 2006
  466. Curbing climate change 'unlikely' BBC 2006
  467. 'Major melt' for Alpine glaciers BBC 2006
  468. Greenland ice cap may be melting at triple speed New Scientist 2006
  469. Changes in the Velocity Structure of the Greenland Ice Sheet Science 2006
  470. The Greenland Ice Sheet and Global Sea-Level Rise Science 2006
  471. Greenland ice swells ocean rise BBC 2006
  472. Greenland glacier races to ocean BBC 2005
  473. New analysis says global warming boosts hurricanes New Scientist 2006
  474. Ice Core Extends Climate Record Back 650,000 Years New Sci 2005
  475. CO2 'highest for 650,000 years' BBC 2005
  476. New analysis says global warming boosts hurricanes New Sci 2006
  477. A Worrying Trend of Less Ice, Higher Seas Science 2006
  478. Hitting the Ice Sheets Where It Hurts Science 2006
  479. Paleoclimatic Evidence for Future Ice-Sheet Instability and Rapid Sea-Level Rise Science 2006
  480. Simulating Arctic Climate Warmth and Icefield Retreat in the Last Interglaciation Science 2006
  481. Methane burps disproved? New Sci 2006
  482. Plants revealed as methane source BBC 2006
  483. Air trends amplify warming BBC 2006
  484. North Atlantic Conveyor in Trouble 2006
  485. Ocean Currents Flip Out Nature 2006
  486. Greenhouse gas 'to rise by 52%' BBC 2005
  487. Earth 'on fast track' to warming BBC 2006
  488. Polar ice sheets show net loss BBC 2006
  489. A Sea Change Nature 2006
  490. Sea-level rise is quickening pace Nature 2006
  491. Sea level rise 'is accelerating' BBC 2006
  492. Delay expected in ozone recovery New Sci 2005
  493. Global warming weakens Pacific winds Nature 2006
  494. Monsoon gloom strikes South Asia New Sci 2006


Latest high accuracy predictions show no sign of population growth peak by 2100. Left: World population trends in the latest 2014 study show high confidence estimates of world population growing from the current 7 billion to 11 billion by 2100 with no sign of reduction (10% and 5% variations in darkening colours). Right: Growth by continent with Africa failing to curb population growth (Gerland P et al. 2014 World population stabilization unlikely this century Science 346 234 doi:10.1126/science.1257469). This shows that the unrestrained population growth is largely confined to Africa, with other continents stabilizing and some countries expereincing a population decline due to rapidly falling fertility rates. Below: 2017 world birth rates and populatin pyramids (Lancet 2018).

Population: For a complete discussion, see The Population Bomb

  1. 'Remarkable' decline in fertility rates worldwide 2018
  2. China moves to end two-child limit, finishing decades of family planning 2018
  3. U.S. fertility rates collapse - New data confirms historic declines across all races, in both urban and rural areas 2018
  4. South Korea's fertility rate set to hit record low of 0.96 2018
  5. 'We lose 1,400 girls a year. Who will our boys marry?': Armenia's quandary 2018
  6. US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987 2018
  7. Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades' 2018
  8. Turkey's waning fertility threatens Erdoğan's vision of strength 2017
  9. South Korea birth rate plunges to record low 2017
  10. Subsidised egg freezing isn't the answer to Japan's birth rate 2016
  11. Italy set to double child benefit to combat low birth rate 2016
  12. China to end one-child policy and allow two 2015
  13. COP21: Cardinal says birth control may offer climate 'solution' 2015
  14. South Korea Birthrate Hits Lowest on Record 2015
  15. Concern as Japan's 2014 birth rate falls to record low 2014
  16. World population unlikely to stop growing this century 2014
  17. No baby boom from ease in China's 1-child policy 2014
  18. Japan's population falls 'by record 244,000' 2013
  19. Human Population Growth Creeps Back Up Sep 13
  20. Is population growth out of control? Sep 13
  21. Can we be sure the world's population will stop rising? Oct 12
  22. When will the 7 billionth human be born? Oct 11
  23. Perils of baby sex preference Jul 11
  24. Is India's population policy sexist? Jul 11
  25. Taiwan's birth rate plummets to 0.9 despite government measures Aug 11. Taiwan has the world's lowest birth rate.
  26. Dubious assumptions prime population bomb May 11
  27. Nigeria population: Sachs' three-baby plan 'tricky' May 11
  28. UN warns on Vietnam birth ratio Oct 10
  29. China's one-child policy - success or failure? Sept 10
  30. South Koreans told to go home and make babies 20 Jan 2010 South Korea has one of the world's lowest birth rates
  31. China faces growing sex imbalance 11 Jan 2010 More than 24 million Chinese men of marrying age could find themselves without spouses by 2020. The gender imbalance among newborns is the most serious demographic problem for the country's population of 1.3 billion. The academy of social science cites sex-specific abortions as a major factor, due to China's traditional bias towards male children.
  32. Brazil's soap operas linked to dramatic drop in birth rates Sep 09
  33. Shanghai urges 'two-child policy' Jul 09
  34. China 'may revamp one-child rule' 29 February 2008
  35. Population and Sustainability: Can We Avoid Limiting the Number of People? Sci Am 09
  36. Chinese fertility drugs challenge one-child policy May 27, 2007 Many Chinese take fertility drugs in the hope of a multiple pregnancy.
  37. Riots as women forced to undergo abortions May 28, 2007 Residents in a riot-torn county in south China admit they violated family planning policy, but say government retribution, including forced abortions, was illegal and excessive.
  38. China warns of population growth 7 May 2007 China's top family planning body has warned of a "population rebound" as couples flout one child policy rules.
  39. China 'to punish' two-child rich 1 March 2007.
  40. Japan birth rate shows rare rise 1 January 2007 The fertility rate - the average number of children a woman bears in her lifetime - was expected to be 1.29 in 2006, compared to the record low of 1.26 in 2005. However, a rate of 2.1 is needed to prevent a population drop
  41. Large families 'bad for parents' 26 December 2006 The situation was worst for women, because they were affected by the physical costs of bearing the children. Fathers' mortality risk increased the more children they had, but never exceeded that of mothers.


Left: Ozone hole trends 1979-2013. Right: Jan-Dec 2016. Due to newer contaminants from making PVC, closing the ozone hole may be delayed for 30 more years.

The Ozone Hole

  1. Ozone hole mystery: China insulating chemical said to be source of rise 2018
  2. Mysterious rise in banned ozone-destroying chemical shocks scientists 2018
  3. Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years 2017
  4. Record hole in ozone layer 'no cause for alarm' 2015
  5. Antarctic ozone hole is on the mend 2016

Sustainable Society

  1. Reaping the wind with the biggest turbines ever made 2018 The global potential for converting renewable electricity to negative-CO2-emissions hydrogen 2018 pwd=
  2. Ammonia - a renewable fuel made from sun, air, and water - could power the globe without carbon 2018 New battery gobbles up carbon dioxide 2018
  3. Filling Sahara with solar and wind farms would double local rainfall 2018
  4. New technology could slash carbon emissions from aluminium production 2018
  5. Innovative zero-emissions power plant begins battery of tests 2018 Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought 2018
  6. After the 'sunrush': what comes next for solar power? 2018
  7. Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study finds 2018
  8. Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel – study 2017
  9. Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels 2017
  10. Full tilt: giant offshore wind farm opens in North Sea 2017
  11. Renewables cut Europe's carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA 2017
  12. Catch wave power in floating nets 2016
  13. World's environment parliament agrees 25 steps to save the Earth 2016
  14. The Price of Solar Is Declining to Unprecedented Lows 2016
  15. Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal 2016
  16. Next-Generation Batteries Ramp Up Capacity 2016
  17. Investment in renewables was double that of coal and gas in 2015 2016
  18. New type of ‘flow battery’ can store 10 times the energy of the next best device 2015
  19. Getting creative to cut methane from cows 2015
  20. Australian PM bans renewable energy body from investing in wind 2015
  21. How Tanzania plans to light up a million homes with solar power 2015
  22. China ‘deserves more credit’ for renewable energy effort 2015
  23. Harvard Reveals Quality and Quantity of Key Crops is Changing 2015
  24. Wind turbines take to the skies to seek out more power 2014
  25. Giant solar farm uses molten salt to keep power coming 2014
  26. Sunflower solar harvester provides power and water 2014
  27. Methane hydrate: dirty fuel or energy saviour? 2014
  28. Is Australia falling out of love with solar power? 2014
  29. Batteries of ice, iron and glass store renewable power 2014
  30. EU outlines 2030 climate goals 2014
  31. Trailblazing power plant is first to bury its carbon 2014
  32. France struggles to cut down on nuclear power 2014
  33. World's largest solar power plant opens 2014
  34. Renewable energy to eclipse gas by 2016 Jun 13
  35. Farmed fish overtakes farmed beef for first time Jun 13
  36. Wind power is now cheaper than coal in some countries Feb 13
  37. Sugar-rich willow can boost biofuels' green credentials Jan 13
  38. Texas mega-battery aims to green up the grid Fen 13
  39. Solar energy plant set to be Africa's largest Dec 12
  40. Solar power hits a tortoise roadblock May 12
  41. South Korea's drive for renewable energy Dec 11
  42. One third of Scotland's energy needs coming from renewables Mar 12
  43. Are Denmark's renewable energy goals wishful thinking? Apr 12
  44. Microsoft promises to go carbon neutral from July May 12
  45. Fife Energy Park to host new offshore turbine concept Apr 12
  46. Nanoparticle solar cells make light work Nov 11
  47. Solar Power 2011 - Solar PV Breaks Records in 2010
  48. Wind and wave farms could affect Earth's energy balance Mar 11
  49. "Artificial Leaf" Might Provide Easy, Mobile Energy Mar 11
  50. Water map shows billions at risk of 'water insecurity' Sept 10
  51. US government approves first offshore wind farm Apr 10
  52. China steams ahead on clean energy Mar 10
  53. Masdar: Abu Dhabi's carbon-neutral city Mar 10
  54. Are Engines the Future of Solar Power? Dec09
  55. Solar panel costs 'set to fall' Nov09
  56. New technology cleans up coal with CO2 Nov09
  57. Meeting India's tree planting guru Sep 09
  58. Malawi windmill boy with big fans Oct 09
  59. Floating wind turbine launched Jun 09
  60. Ranchers driving wind revolution Jun 09
  61. US takes pole position in generation of wind power Nature Feb 2009
  62. Abu Dhabi - Green city planned for the desert BBC 2008
  63. EU reveals energy plan of action BBC 2008
  64. Europe unveils ambitious energy plan New Sci 2008
  65. Earth on course for eco 'crunch' BBC 2008
  66. As children starve, world struggles for solution CNN 2008
  67. Honda makes first hydrogen cars BBC 2008
  68. Limits to Growth New Sci. 2008
  69. Limits to Growth in 2008 CSIRO

Resources, Biofuels and Peak Oil

  1. Earth's resources consumed in ever greater destructive volumes 2018
  2. Palm Oil was supposed to save the planet. Instead it unleashed a catastrophe 2018 pwd=
  3. Doubling down on the biofuel boondoggle 2018 Caution urged over use of 'carbon unicorns' to limit warming 2018
  4. Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF 2015
  5. The renewable energy scam making global warming worse 2016
  6. Biofuels targets are 'unethical' Apr 11
  7. Warning over global oil 'decline' Oct 09 See Oil predictions
  8. Shell in Hawaiian algae biofuel pilot Dec 2007
  9. Algae hold the key to the biofuel conundrum 2008
  10. EU rethinks biofuels guidelines 2008
  11. Grass biofuels 'cut CO2 by 94%' 2008
  12. Bog barons: Indonesia's carbon catastrophe 2007
  13. Biofuels emissions may be 'worse than petrol' 2008

Pollution

  1. Giant plastic catcher heads for Pacific Ocean clean-up 2018 Floating pipe set to start massive ocean cleanup process 2018
  2. Saving the albatross: 'The war is against plastic and they are casualties on the frontline 2018 Whale that died off Thailand had eaten 80 plastic bags 2018
  3. Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments in dead seabirds 2018 Sunshine is making Deepwater Horizon oil stick around 2018
  4. Plastic patch in Pacific Ocean growing rapidly, study shows 2018 Southeast Asia's plastic 'addiction' blights world's oceans 2018
  5. Ocean plastic a 'planetary crisis' - UN 2017 UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastic 2017 Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem 2017
  6. Plastic pollution: Scientists' plea on threat to ocean giants 2017
  7. 'Extraordinary' levels of toxic pollution found in 10km deep Mariana trench 2017 Shocking photo shows Caribbean Sea being 'choked to death by human waste' 2017
  8. Research article: Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made 2017 pwd= As of 2015, approximately 6300 Mt of plastic waste had been generated, around 9% of which had been recycled, 12% was incinerated, and 79% was accumulated in land-fills or the natural environment. If current production and waste management trends continue, roughly 12,000 Mt of plastic waste will be in landfills or in the natural environment by 2050. Sci. Adv. 2017;3:e1700782
  9. Research article: Exceptional and rapid accumulation of anthropogenic debris on one of the world's most remote and pristine islands 2017 pwd= Here we document the amount of debris and rate of accumulation on Henderson Island, a remote, uninhabited island in the South Pacific. The density of debris was the highest reported anywhere in the world, up to 671.6 items/m2 (mean ± SD: 239.4 ± 347.3 items/m2) on the surface of the beaches. Rarely visited by humans, Henderson Island and other remote islands may be sinks for some of the world's increasing volume of waste. PNAS doi:10.1073/pnas.1619818114
  10. Research article: Bioaccumulation of persistent organic pollutants in the deepest ocean fauna 2017 pwd= Here we identify extraordinary levels of persistent organic pollutants in the endemic amphipod fauna from two of the deepest ocean trenches (>10,000 metres). Contaminant levels were considerably higher than documented for nearby regions of heavy industrialization, indicating bioaccumulation of anthropogenic contamination and inferring that these pollutants are pervasive across the world's oceans and to full ocean depth. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, 0051 doi: 10.1038/s41559-016-0051
  11. Babies' brains damaged by pollution, and the Asian pollution Crisis 2017
  12. Superbug risk from tonnes of antibiotics fed to animals 2015
  13. Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime? 2014
  14. Four banned ozone depleters detected in the atmosphere 2014
  15. Health of oceans 'declining fast' Oct 13
  16. Big rise in North Pacific plastic waste May 12
  17. Fukushima radioactive fallout nears Chernobyl levels Apr 11
  18. Plastic rubbish blights Atlantic Ocean Feb 10
  19. Mafia 'sank nuclear waste ship' Sep 09
  20. Laughing gas is biggest threat to ozone layer Aug 09
  21. Pollution 'fights global warming' May 2009
  22. China announces plastic bag ban 2008

Perspectives

  1. Geoengineer polar glaciers to slow sea-level rise 2018 pwd=
  2. Carbon is not the enemy 2017
  3. The Big Cull Can New Zealand Pull Off An Audacious Plan To Get Rid Of Invasive Predators By 2050? pwd=
  4. Germany's energy model can save the world 2014
  5. Violence ahead as tragedies of the commons spread 2014
  6. Asteroid impact risks 'underappreciated' 2014
  7. Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'? 2014
  8. Climate migration is a solution, not desperation Apr 12
  9. UN panel aims for 'a future worth choosing' Jan 12
  10. Nature is the 99%, too al Jazeera
  11. A Point of View: Climate change and craving a cause Dec 11
  12. Migration as [Ecological] Adaption Oct 11 password="model"
  13. Bolivia enshrines natural world's rights with equal status for Mother Earth Apr 11
  14. Bolivia highway protests spread, paralysing Sep 11La Paz
  15. BBC Nature's Sting, Law and Gift Nov 10
  16. Saving forests, cultures and carbon dioxide Mar 10
  17. Economic growth 'cannot continue' Jan10
  18. Low-carbon future: We can afford to go green
  19. The Tragedy of the Commons
  20. The Triumph of the Commons
  21. Hunger: Food production 'must rise 70%' Oct 09 Food Day praise for Brazil, China Nov 09
  22. Setting rules for living on planet earth
  23. How reputation could save the Earth