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

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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!!

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

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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. Humans just 0.01% of all life but have destroyed 83% of wild mammals – study 2018
  2. Scientists shocked by mysterious deaths of ancient Baobab trees 2018
  3. Avoiding meat and dairy is 'single biggest way' to reduce your impact on Earth 2018
  4. Keeping global warming to 1.5 degrees C helps most species hold their ground 2018
  5. How to Save the High Seas 2018 pwd=Rising levels of 'frustration' at UN climate stalemate 2018
  6. How cruise ships bring agonising death to last Greek whales 2018
  7. Saving the albatross: 'The war is against plastic and they are casualties on the frontline 2018
  8. Top UN panel paints bleak picture of world's ecosystems 2018 A third of 'protected' nature zones are quietly being ruined 2018
  9. '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
  10. Loss of seagrasses 'accelerating' 2018 'Living fossil' giant salamander heading for extinction 2018
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Asiatic cheetahs on the brink of extinction with only 50 left alive 2017 Sumatran rhino 'hanging on by a thread' 2017
  14. Earth's sixth mass extinction event already under way, scientists warn 2017 Mass extinctions 'offer cautionary tale'
  15. Sixth mass extinction of wildlife also threatens global food supplies 2017
  16. A third of animals are vanishing as roads spread through forests 2017
  17. The North Atlantic right whale faces extinction 2017 Sumatran tigers fall 17 per cent and have just two strongholds 2017
  18. Two kiwi species no longer endangered in new Red List 2017
  19. Why Buddhist 'fangsheng' mercy release rituals can be more cruel than kind 2017
  20. Amazon study discovers 381 new species in two-year period 2017
  21. 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
  22. Australia to ax support for long-term ecology sites Australian government to roll back marine protections 2017
  23. Saving the 'god of ugly things': New Zealand battles to bring back its rodent-sized insects 2017
  24. Rare, elusive, endangered yellow-eyed penguin 'slipping towards extinction' 2017
  25. Majority of primate species may vanish in next 25 to 50 years 2017
  26. 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
  27. Sound of crickets 'could become a thing of the past' 201
  28. Chimpanzees among 33 breeds selected for special protection 2017
  29. Biodiversity betrayal as nations fail miserably on conservation 2016
  30. Researchers warn of dangers to mankind of declining biodiversity 2016
  31. Wildlife in decline: Earth's vertebrates fall 58% in past four decades 2016
  32. Hundreds more species than we thought might be endangered 2016
  33. Cheetahs heading towards extinction as population crashes 2016
  34. African forest elephants face extinction from poaching and low birth rate 2016
  35. The plan to ban fishing in more than half the world's oceans 2016
  36. World's largest marine reserve hailed as diplomatic breakthrough 2016
  37. Giraffes facing 'silent extinction' as population plunges 2016
  38. Hundreds of endangered wild snow leopards are killed each year 2016
  39. New data shows 'staggering' extent of great ape trade 2016
  40. Concern over falling kea numbers in New Zealand 2016
  41. The ravages of guns, nets and bulldozers IUCN Nature 2016 password=
  42. Coral bleaching spreads to Maldives, devastating spectacular reefs 2016
  43. Great Barrier Reef: Bleaching 'kills 35% of area's coral' 2016
  44. Many Amazon trees endangered 2015
  45. A fifth of all plants threatened as habitats shrink worldwide 2016
  46. Indonesian man arrested as 650 pangolins found dead in freezers 2016
  47. World's smallest porpoise 'at the edge of extinction' as illegal gillnets take toll 2016
  48. Why elephants are seeking refuge in Botswana 2016 Kenya sets fire to huge ivory stockpile 2016
  49. Illegal wildlife trade campaign enlists tourists 2016
  50. Just 7% of Australia's Great Barrier Reef escapes bleaching 2016
  51. Rhino poaching: Another year, another grim record 2016
  52. India's maverick 'frog man' 2016
  53. Australian mammals on brink of 'extinction calamity' 2015
  54. Snow leopards face 'new climate change threat' 2015
  55. Earth 'entering new extinction phase' 2015
  56. Snail's demise suggests sixth mass extinction is under way 2015
  57. Coral worldwide threatened by bleaching 2015
  58. Marine population halved since 1970 2015
  59. IUCN Red List shows many species are in decline 2015
  60. 40% of Europe's sharks and rays face extinction, says IUCN 2015
  61. 'Nearly half' of Mozambique's elephants killed in five years 2015
  62. Mozambique lion numbers 'grow as elephants poached' 2015
  63. Tiger-trade crackdown boosts lion-bone sales 2015
  64. India’s tiger population increases by almost a third 2015
  65. Humans are 'unique super-predator' 2015
  66. Seven tiny frog species found on seven mountains 2015
  67. Polar bears fail to adapt to lack of food in warmer Arctic 2015
  68. World not on course to meet 2020 biodiversity targets 2014
  69. Obama vastly expands Pacific reserve 2014
  70. It's time to shout stop on this war on the living world 2014
  71. World wildlife populations halved in 40 years 2014
  72. Biodiversity Survives Extinctions For Now 2014
  73. We are killing species at 1000 times the natural rate 2014
  74. Declaration signed on illegal wildlife trade 2014
  75. Lions 'facing extinction in West Africa' 2014
  76. 'Shocking' scale of pangolin smuggling revealed 2014
  77. Record poaching pushes rhinos towards extinction 2014
  78. World's only freshwater porpoise on brink of extinction Jul 13
  79. Protective measures are a 'death sentence' for rare dolphin say campaigners Nov 13
  80. Gleaming beetle one of 60 new species in Suriname Oct 13
  81. EU tightens ban on shark finning Jun 13
  82. Mammals in fragmented forests die out within 25 years Sep 13
  83. 'Historic' day for shark protection Mar 13
  84. S Africa fears 2013 rhino slaughter will break records Mar 13
  85. Wiping out top predators messes up the climate Feb 13
  86. EU ministers back fish dumping ban Feb 13
  87. CITES meeting to deal with species 'extinction crisis' Mar 13
  88. 25 primate species reported on brink of extinction Oct 12
  89. Half of Great Barrier Reef coral lost in last 27 years Oct 12 Caribbean has lost 80% of its coral reefs
  90. Disappointment as Antarctic protection bid fails Nov 12
  91. Madagascar palm trees at risk of extinction, study finds Oct 12
  92. Bolivia enacts law to protect Amazon pink dolphins Sep 12
  93. Protected tropical forests' biodiversity 'declining' Jul 12
  94. Red List counts 'on the brink' species Jun 12
  95. Australia to create world's largest marine reserve Jun 12
  96. Great ape habitat in Africa has dramatically declined Sep 12
  97. Amazon's extinction debt still to be paid Jul 12
  98. Rio Earth Summit Dossier Jun 12 Earth Summit is doomed to fail, say leading ecologists Feb 12
  99. Tiger dossier Feb 12
  100. World seabird numbers still falling Mar 12
  101. More than one in 10 marine species in tropical eastern Pacific face extinction Feb 12
  102. Up to 900 tropical bird species could 'go extinct' Mar 12
  103. Threats to the Great Barrier Reef 2012
  104. 'Humans killed off Australia's giant beasts' Mar 12
  105. Wildlife icons may be 'beyond help' Nov 11
  106. Small steps for tuna, sharks and swordfish Nov 11
  107. Tuna fished 'illegally' during Libya conflict Nov 11
  108. Suriname team find 46 new species in tropical forests Jan 12
  109. Western black rhino declared extinct Nov 11 Arrests in US rhino horn smuggling ring Feb 12
  110. Indonesian orangutan to the brink of extinction Nov 11
  111. Frog-killer disease was born in trade Nov 11
  112. Frankincense tree facing uncertain future Dec 11
  113. Australia plans huge marine reserve in Coral Sea Dec 11
  114. Guide reveals Amazon's biological bounty Dec 11
  115. Species count put at 8.7 million Aug 11
  116. Javan Rhino extinct in Vietnam, African Rhinos Poached for Vietnamese Medicines Oct 11
  117. Drug waste harms fish Aug 11
  118. Bangladesh dolphins get Sundarbans sanctuaries Oct 11
  119. World's oceans in 'shocking' decline Jun 11
  120. Acid oceans turn 'Finding Nemo' fish deaf May 11
  121. Tree-frog biodiversity warning for Amazon Jun 11
  122. Hidden assumption hypes species-loss predictions May 11
  123. EU fisheries reform would 'privatise oceans' May 11
  124. 1,800 monitor lizards seized by Thailand customs Apr 11
  125. Bubbling sea signals severe coral damage this century May 11
  126. Amur tigers in population crisis Feb 11
  127. Sting busts wildlife smuggling rings Dec 10
  128. Day of reckoning for Ecuador's biodiversity Jan 11
  129. Coral marches to the poles Jan 11
  130. Coral reefs heading for fishing and climate crisis Feb 11
  131. More species slide to extinction Oct 10
  132. Are there plenty more fish in the sea? This year's Salmon glut Oct 10
  133. New frog species found in hunt for old ones Nov 10
  134. Elephant ecological engineering 'benefits amphibians' Oct 10
  135. Clone zone: Bringing extinct animals back from the dead Oct 10
  136. Cane toads are evolving into super-invaders Oct 10
  137. Fishing nations criticised over deal on bluefin tuna Dec 10
  138. Agreement reached at UN biodiversity convention Oct 10
  139. Biodiversity - a kind of washing powder? Oct 10
  140. Honeybee disappearance mystery may be solved Oct 10
  141. Why the 'sixth extinction' will be unpredictable Sept 10
  142. Bid to introduce commercial whaling quotas fails Jun 10
  143. 'Green light' for global biodiversity science panel June 10
  144. One-fifth of world's plants at risk of extinction Sept 10
  145. Inbred bumblebees 'face extinction threat' Sept 10
  146. Cold empties Bolivian rivers of fish Aug 10
  147. Urgent call on EU to stop billion-euro 'alien invasion' Sept 10
  148. Polar bears face 'tipping point' due to climate change May 10
  149. Nature loss 'to damage economies' May 10
  150. World's 2010 nature species target 'will not be met' Apr 10
  151. Climate change link to lizard extinction May 10
  152. Overfishing began with the Victorians May 10
  153. Could domestication save the bluefin from extinction? May 10
  154. Zoo: Mining threat to 'living fossil' frog May 10
  155. Whaling plan draws anger from green groups (+more) Apr 10
  156. Whaling worsens carbon release, scientists warn Feb 10
  157. Galapagos sea lions head for warm Peru waters Feb 10
  158. Census offers glimpse of oceans' smallest lifeforms Apr 10
  159. Corruption raises doubts over ivory sales Mar 10
  160. Internet threatens rare species, conservationists warn Mar 10
  161. Folk medicine poses global threat to primate species 2010
  162. CITES Bluefin Battle Mar 10 How bureaucrats decided not to save the bluefin tuna Mar 10
  163. Proposal to ban polar bear trade shot down Mar 10
  164. How to Preserve the Breadth of Life on the Planet Apr 10
  165. Boom time for Arctic animals Mar 10
  166. How interfering humans helped Amazon diversity Apr 10
  167. Biodiversity nears 'point of no return' Jan10
  168. Biodiversity year: UN 'wake-up call' on nature loss Jan10
  169. Bee decline linked to falling biodiversity Jan10
  170. Arctic tern's epic journey mapped Jan10
  171. 'Global surge' in rhino poaching Dec09
  172. 'Bumper year' for botanical finds Dec09
  173. Species' extinction threat grows Nov 09 New fears for species extinctions Oct 09 E. O. Wilson: We must save the living environment Sep 09
  174. 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
  175. Tuna: EU Backs Bluefin Ban Sep 09 Bluefin off Menu June 09 Skipjack can stay on the menu Jul 09
  176. Kew Gardens' Seed Bank has reaches its target of 10% of world's wild plants Nov 09
  177. Crime rings boost ivory smuggling Nov 09 Siberian Tiger on the Brink Nov 09
  178. Costing the Earth: investing in protecting the planet Nov 09
  179. Permian Mass extinction blamed on fiery fountains of coal Nov 09
  180. New crocodile hopes in Cambodia Nov 09 Niger's giraffes stage a comeback Nov 09
  181. Acid oceans leave fish at more risk from predators Nov 09
  182. Inbreeding sabotages rare species' sperm March 2009
  183. Giant Chinese paddlefish 'verges on extinction' Sep 09
  184. Bird-eating frog among 163 new species found in Mekong region Sep 09
  185. Scale of gorilla poaching exposed Sep 09
  186. End the pillaging of the high seas Sep 09
  187. Mammal database identifies species destined for trouble Aug 09
  188. GM crops harming environment raises controversy Sep 09
  189. 'Extinction threat' to flying fox Aug 09
  190. Axolotl verges on wild extinction Aug 09
  191. Launch for amphibian 'life raft' Aug 09
  192. Vietnam eating its animals to extinction Aug 09
  193. The Sixth Extinction? New Yorker
  194. Many sharks 'facing extinction' Aug 09
  195. Mekong dolphins 'almost extinct' Jun 09
  196. Ladybird 'risk to 1,000 species' Jun 09
  197. Battling scientists reach consensus on health of global fish stocks Jul 09
  198. Extinction hits 'whole families' Aug 09
  199. Oil road turns tribes into meat traders Jun 09
  200. Shellfish reefs are 'most imperilled sea habitat' Jun 09
  201. Invest in islands to save most species Jun 09
  202. Consensus on EU fisheries change Jun 09
  203. Key coral reefs 'could disappear' May 2009 'Freezer plan' bid to save coral Nov 09
  204. Birds face biggest threat since Ice Age May 2009
  205. Acidic seas fuel extinction fears BBC 2009
  206. Medicinal plants on verge of extinction BBC 2009
  207. Emperor Penguins Face Extinction BBC Jan 2009
  208. Mountain gorillas in dire straits, DNA reveals BBC 2009
  209. A billion frogs on world's plates BBC 2009
  210. Bleak forecast on fishery stocks BBC Feb 2009
  211. Wildlife populations 'plummeting' BBC 2008
  212. Extinction 'by man not climate' BBC 2008
  213. Mammals facing extinction threat BBC 2008
  214. Primates 'face extinction crisis' BBC 2008
  215. Protection boost for rare gorilla BBC 2008
  216. Nature loss 'dwarfs bank crisis' BBC 2008
  217. World 'to fail' on nature target BBC 2008
  218. Sharks swim closer to extinction BBC 2008
  219. Lions 'close to extinction' BBC 2008
  220. Progress at UN biodiversity forum BBC 2008
  221. World 'must tackle space threat' BBC 2008
  222. 'Only 50 years left' for sea fish BBC 2006
  223. Corruption is devouring the world's fish stocks New Sci 2008
  224. 'Alarming' plight of coral reefs BBC 2008
  225. Refugee link to wildlife decline BBC 2008
  226. Seas too noisy for whales BBC 2008
  227. Noisy oceans 'threaten sea life' BBC 2008
  228. Map shows toll on world's oceans BBC 2008
  229. Mass extinctions: The Armageddon factor 2007
  230. Medical plants 'face extinction' 2008
  231. Terminator the Zombie 2007
  232. A disaster to take everyone's breath away BBC 2006
  233. Stopping the next extinction wave BBC 2006
  234. 'Critical danger' warning on fish BBC 2006
  235. Extinction alert for 800 species
  236. Life's diversity 'being depleted' BBC 2006
  237. New species found in Papua 'Eden' BBC 2006
  238. Hidden Garden of Eden wilts as Earth warms New Sci 2006
  239. Britains plants conservation behind target BBC 2006
  240. Uganda's 'sex tree' under threat Jul 27, 2007
  241. More species slide to extinction BBC 2006
  242. New Red List paints bleak picture of extinction New Sci 2006
  243. Himalayan forests are quietly vanishing New Sci 2006
  244. Warming set to 'devastate' coral BBC 2006
  245. Maize and Bananas in genetic crisis New Sci 2006
  246. Rainforests still at great risk BBC 2006
  247. Bullfrog linked to frog fungus threat BBC 2006
  248. Fishing major threat to turtles BBC 2006
  249. Albatross numbers take steep dive BBC 2006
  250. Giant Mekong catfish off the hook BBC 2006
  251. 'Hope for coral' as oceans warm BBC 2006
  252. Bush creates new marine sanctuary BBC 2006
  253. Bird extinction rates far worse than realised New Sci 2006
  254. Long-haul birds 'returning early' BBC 2006
  255. Doomsday vault to avert world famine New Sci 2006
  256. Extinction fear for black rhino BBC 2006
  257. UK butterfly species down to 56 BBC 2006
  258. World 'needs new wildlife body' BBC 2006
  259. Rare blue butterfly returns home BBC 2006

 

Deforestation

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

 



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

Climate Change, Global Warming, and Ocean Rise

  1. Climate change has turned Peru's glacial lake into a deadly flood timebomb 2018
  2. How the World is Coping 1 Year after Trump Abandoned Paris Climate Pact 2018 US has caused serious damage to Paris climate efforts UN 2018
  3. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. 2018 Source Article pwd=
  4. Arctic has warmest winter on record: 'Never seen anything like this' 2018 Gulf Stream current at its weakest in 1,600 years, studies show 2018
  5. Global warming is melting Antarctic ice from below 2018 Fiji: Climate change threatens our survival 2018
  6. Leading Climate Agency NOAA May Lose Its Climate Focus 2018 Trump Wants to Bail Out Coal and Nuclear Power. Here's Why That Will Be Hard. 2018
  7. House lawmakers move to restore NASA climate science program Trump axed 2018 Judge Orders EPA to Produce Science behind Pruitt's Warming Claims 2018
  8. California, battered by global warming's weather whiplash, is fighting to stop it 2018 Dismal Western Snowpack Is a Climate "Warning Sign" 2018
  9. Hitting toughest climate target will save world $30tn in damages 2018 Powerful Investors Push Big Companies to Plan for Climate Change 2018
  10. Huge private sector investment puts Paris climate target in reach 2018 U.S. Companies Are Driving a Renewables Boom 2018
  11. 'They're everywhere': has the decline of the seal hunt saved the polar bear? 2018
  12. The Top 7 Climate Findings of 2017 Trump says US 'could conceivably' rejoin Paris deal 2018
  13. Carbon Capture - Is it a Viable Strategy? 2017
  14. Warmer Arctic is the 'new normal' – Arctic permafrost thawing faster than ever, US climate study finds - Full NOAA ReportCard 2017
  15. After the Ice Goes Researchers look into the Arctic's future for clues to save species and maybe even bring the ice back. 2017
  16. NCA4 US Govt. CLIMATE SCIENCE SPECIAL REPORTU.S. Government Report Says Humans Cause Climate Change, Contradicting Trump and Top Officials 2017
  17. 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.
  18. Small steps forward as UN climate talks end in Bonn 2017 Latest climate talks actually made progress despite US obstinacy
  19. Paris Agreement climate proposals need a boost to keep warming well below 2°C Rogelj et al. doi:10.1038/nature18307 2017
  20. 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
  21. First CO2 emissions rise in four years puts pressure on Paris targets'
  22. 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
  23. Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts? 2017
  24. US STANDS ALONE, as Syria joins Paris climate agreement 2017 Paris accord: US and Syria alone as Nicaragua signs 2017
  25. Big role for U.S. at climate talks despite withdrawal from Paris deal 2017 Trump team looks for alternative approaches to Paris pact 2017
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Changing climate could worsen foods' nutrition 2017 Research article: Increasing CO2 threatens human nutrition 2017 pwd=
  29. Limiting global warming to 1.5 °C may still be possible 2017
  30. Trump administration to roll back Obama clean power rule 2017
  31. More acidic oceans 'will affect all sea life' 2017
  32. Legal threat exposes gaps in climate-change planning 2017
  33. Sydney and Melbourne could face 50C days 'within decades' 2017
  34. Trump Pushback: California scientists push to create massive climate-research programme 2017 Can a crowd-sourced mega-forest offset Trump's climate chaos?2017
  35. Russian tanker sails through Arctic without icebreaker for first time 2017
  36. More Trump denial politics: US government disbands climate-science advisory committee - US energy agency asked scientists to scrub references to climate change
  37. 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.
  38. World May Have Less Time to Address Climate Change Than Scientists Thought 2017.
  39. As Climate Changes, Southern US States Will Suffer More 2017.
  40. Extreme weather 'could kill up to 100,000 a year' in Europe by 2100 2017
  41. Warming to boost deadly humidity levels across South Asia 2017.
  42. Massive El Niño sent greenhouse- gas emissions soaring 2017.
  43. Third hottest June puts 2017 on track to make hat-trick of hottest years 2017.
  44. Major industrialized countries are failing to meet pledges: Prove Paris was more than paper promises
  45. 'Dodgy' official greenhouse gas data threatens Paris accord 2017.
  46. Australia faces potentially disastrous consequences of climate change, inquiry told 2017.
  47. A Flood of Climate Problems in Andes pwd= 2017.
  48. Satellite snafu masked true sea- level rise for decades 2017.
  49. Climate scientists flock to France's call 2017
  50. Asian cities set to benefit most from green growth as US retreats 2017
  51. Many More Republicans Now Believe in Climate Change 2017
  52. Governments sued over climate change, with banks and firms next 2017
  53. 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.
  54. Macron speech to the US people - French govt video edit
  55. ABC Poll showing US 59% people opposed
  56. 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
  57. 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
  58. Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green 2017 Trees in Eastern U.S. Head West as Climate Changes 2017
  59. Norway to boost protection of Arctic seed vault from climate change after thawing flood 2017
  60. 2016 Was the Hottest Year on Record 2017 Five Pacific islands disappear as sea levels rise 2017
  61. Arctic sea ice hits record wintertime low   Major Report Prompts Warnings That the Arctic Is Unravelling 2017
  62. Great Barrier Reef: Two-thirds damaged in 'unprecedented' bleaching Great Barrier Reef worth A$56bn, report finds 2017
  63. Jetstream: One of the most troubling ideas about climate change just found new evidence in its favor 2017
  64. New crack in one of Antarctica's biggest ice shelves could mean a major break is near 2017
  65. Republicans Offer to Tax Carbon Emissionns 2017
  66. Global warning: live from the climate-change frontline as Trump becomes president 2017
  67. Paris climate deal: US and China announce ratification 2016 Trump nominee backs Paris climate agreement 2017 Trump on Climate
  68. US businesses push against Trump's attempts to dismiss climate change
  69. Marrakech: Climate change a Chinese hoax? Beijing gives Donald Trump a history lesson Pope urges world leaders not to hobble climate change pact
  70. CO2 levels past 400 mark 'new era' in the world's changing climate 2016
  71. 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
  72. Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers 2016 Sea Levels Will Rise Faster Than Ever 2016
  73. Arctic heatwave could break records 2016 Arctic sea ice shrinks to second lowest level ever recorded
  74. Climate change specialist predicts human extinction in 10 years 2016
  75. Greenland once lost nearly all its ice - and could again 2016
  76. 'Monumental' deal to cut HFCs, fastest growing greenhouse gases 2016 Methane surge needs 'urgent attention' 2016
  77. 'Gateway to the Underworld' - melting permafrost a huge problem for the planet 2016
  78. Climate change: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause' 2016
  79. Five Pacific islands vanish from sight as sea levels rise 2016
  80. Ghana's coastal erosion: The village buried in sand 2016
  81. Global carbon growth stalls as US coal continues to slump 2016
  82. Unexpected Antarctic ice melt may trigger 2 metre sea level rise 2016
  83. April breaks global temperature records for seventh month in a row 2016
  84. World's carbon dioxide concentration teetering on the point of no return 2016
  85. Thanks to climate change, the Arctic is turning green 2016
  86. Feeling the heat: February warmest month in recorded history 2016
  87. Half a degree extra warming would lead to catastrophic impacts 2016
  88. Middle East hit by rise in sand and dust storms 2016
  89. Fossil Fuels May Not Dwindle Anytime Soon 2016
  90. Cattle drugs could fuel climate change, study suggests 2016
  91. Australia scrubbed from UN climate change report after government intervention 2016
  92. US and India set to join UN climate deal and agree on renewables 2016
  93. 175 States sign Paris deal 2016 Climate scientists focus on 1.5 degrees after Paris deal 2016
  94. Surge in renewable energy stalls world greenhouse gas emissions 2016
  95. Earth's Carbon Emissions an Order of Magnitude Higher than the last 50m Year Extinction 2016
  96. Hansen 2: Impact of global warming will be quicker and more catastrophic than envisioned 2016
  97. Record-breaking temperatures 'have robbed the Arctic of its winter' 2016
  98. Dangerous global warming will happen sooner than thought 2016
  99. Highest ever annual rise in carbon dioxide levels recorded 2016
  100. Antarctic history suggests ice sheet danger threshold 2016
  101. Pew research on world attitudes to climate 2016
  102. Scientists find where the Earth is most sensitive to climate swings 2016
  103. Collapsing Greenland glacier could raise sea levels by half a metre, say scientists 2015
  104. Paris climate deal is agreed – but is it really good enough? 2015
  105. Supreme shock: Has US court holed Paris climate deal? 2016 Why Obama’s Supreme Court nomination is good for the climate
  106. Is there an economic case for tackling climate change? 2015
  107. A Turning Point in Combating Climate Change May Be Here 2015
  108. El Niño Strengthening, Will Be among Biggest on Record 2015
  109. Melting ice in west Antarctica could raise seas by 3m 2015
  110. Collapsing Greenland glacier could raise sea levels by half a metre 2015
  111. Sea level rise will swallow Miami, New Orleans 2015
  112. Indigenous people could be key to storing carbon in tropical forests, new report concludes 2015
  113. Carbon choices determine US cities committed to futures below sea level 2015 pwd=
  114. Persian Gulf could soon be too hot for humans 2015
  115. Green Climate Fund faces slew of criticism 2015
  116. Carbon emissions make Earth greener but are also drying it out 2015
  117. What Exxon knew about the Earth's melting Arctic 2015 Inquiry 2015
  118. Permafrost warming in parts of Alaska 'is accelerating' 2015
  119. White House puts 'super pollutant' HFCs in crosshairs with new initiative 2015
  120. Emissions 'far above' 2C target 2015
  121. Latest numbers show at least 5 metres sea-level rise locked in 2015
  122. Hansen 1: Leading climate scientist: Future is bleaker than we thought 2015
  123. Climate change and the fate of Antarctica 2015
  124. Global heat record broken 2015 July was Earth's hottest month on record 2015
  125. 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
  126. Netherlands ordered to cut greenhouse gas emissions 2015
  127. Arctic ice 'grew by a third' after cool summer in 2013 2015
  128. Climate change: Australia sets new emissions target 2015
  129. US scientists: Global warming pause 'no longer valid' 2015
  130. Obama orders stronger limits on power-plant emissions 2015
  131. Southern Ocean sucks up more carbon dioxide than was thought 2015
  132. Global-warming limit of 2°C hangs in the balance 2015
  133. 'Stable' region of Antarctica is melting 2015
  134. Methane apocalypse? Defusing the Arctic's time bomb 2015 pwd=
  135. Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF 2015
  136. Coal bust may be behind stall in carbon emissions 2015
  137. Arctic sea ice extent hits record low for winter 2015
  138. US makes climate pledge to UN 2015
  139. Amazon: 1% of tree species store 50% of region's carbon 2015
  140. California sets tough new targets to cut emissions 2015
  141. 2014: The hottest year on record 2015
  142. Climate change: China official warns of 'huge impact' 2015
  143. Rate of sea-level rise 'steeper' 2015 Warm water undermining Antarctica's ice shelves 2014
  144. Future US megadroughts set to be the worst in 1,000 years 2015
  145. Nervous scientists wary of giant craters in Siberia 2015
  146. Lima talks map out path to climate treaty 2014 US-China climate deal raises hopes for Lima talks 2014
  147. Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions' 2014
  148. Global CO2 emissions 'stalled' in 2014 2015 Satellite maps global carbon dioxide levels 2014
  149. Ocean carbon release 'ended last Ice Age' 2014
  150. Amazon indigenous land loss threatens climate, says study 2014
  151. World on track for worst-case warming scenario 2014
  152. Rich countries to discuss Green Climate Fund in Berlin 2014
  153. Climate change: Models 'underplay plant CO2 absorption' 2014
  154. Fossil fuels should be phased out by 2100 says IPCC 2014
  155. Climate change summit: world leaders told to 'step up ambition' 2014
  156. EU leaders hammer out landmark climate deal 2014
  157. Record sea ice around Antarctica due to global warming 2014
  158. White House opens door to new rules to cut methane emissions 2014
  159. Ozone recovery helped by warming climate 2014
  160. Hundreds of sea-floor methane plumes spotted by sonar 2014
  161. Esa's Cryosat mission sees Antarctic ice losses double 2014
  162. Greenhouse gas levels rising at fastest rate since 1984 2014
  163. Climate inaction to be 'catastrophe' 2014
  164. Global warming slowdown 'could last another decade' 2014
  165. The seven deadly sinners driving global warming 2014
  166. UN report urges action over rising CO2 2014
  167. Greenland glacier hits record speed 2014
  168. How much hotter is the planet going to get? 2014
  169. Wavier jet stream 'may drive weather shift' 2014
  170. Less gloopy oceans will slow climate change 2014
  171. Climate change: The case of the missing heat 2014 password="model"
  172. Devastating El Nino events to double this century 2014
  173. Pine Island Glacier's retreat 'irreversible' 2014
  174. Is our Sun falling silent? 2014
  175. Last minute deal saves fractious UN climate talks Nov 13
  176. The oceans are heating, acidifying and choking Oct 13
  177. Solar activity heads for lowest low in four centuries 2013
  178. Arctic sea-ice volume bounce back Oct 13
  179. Global warming will increase intensity of El Nino, scientists say Nov 13
  180. Research article: Arctic greening Nov 13 pwd=
  181. Concentrations of warming gases breaks record Nov 13
  182. Report suggests 'permanent slowdown' in CO2 emissions Oct 13
  183. Obama launches plan to fight climate change in US Jun 13
  184. Gaia's comeback: How life shapes the weather Jul 13
  185. The Alaskan village set to disappear underwater in a decade Jul 13
  186. IPCC climate report: humans 'dominant cause' of warming Sep 13
  187. Leaked IPCC report doesn't let us off the hook Jul 13
  188. Cryosat mission observes continuing Arctic winter ice decline Sep 13
  189. Clouds save Earth from runaway greenhouse hell Jul 13
  190. Rise in violence 'linked to climate change' Aug13
  191. Frozen fuel: The giant methane bonanza Sep 13
  192. Peat bogs could save the world Sep 13
  193. European forests near 'carbon saturation point' Aug 13
  194. Arctic methane 'time bomb' could have huge economic costs Jul 13
  195. Antarctic ice melting faster than in past 1000 years Apr 13
  196. Antarctic flood produces 'ice crater' Jul 13
  197. True face of climate's hockey stick graph revealed Mar 13
  198. Climate slowdown means extreme rates of warming 'not as likely' May 13
  199. Secret funding helped build vast network of climate denial thinktanks Mar 13
  200. Tropical forests unexpectedly resilient to climate change Mar 13
  201. Major methane release is almost inevitable Feb 13
  202. Arctic thaw may be first in cascade of tipping points Feb 13
  203. Global temperatures are close to 11,000-year peak Mar 13
  204. Carbon dioxide passes 400 ppm mark May 13
  205. Antarctic ice volume measured Mar 13 Cryosat spots Arctic sea-ice loss in autumn Feb 13 Global warming expands Antarctic sea ice Mar 13
  206. The melting of Canada's glaciers is irreversible Mar 13
  207. Sea urchin nickel 'trick' could be key to capturing carbon Feb 13
  208. Experts fear 1m sea level rise by 2100 Jan 13 Projections of sea level rise are vast underestimates Nov 12
  209. Barack Obama promises US action on climate Jan 13
  210. Leaked IPCC report reaffirms dangerous climate change Dec 12
  211. Tackling global warming head on Jan 13
  212. Doha summit launches climate damage aid Dec 12
  213. World's biggest geoengineering experiment 'violates' UN rules Oct 12
  214. The world to burn as much coal as oil by 2017 Jan 2013
  215. Climate concerns as ‘ozone-friendly’ HFCs use grows Nov 11
  216. West Antarctic Ice Sheet warming twice earlier estimate Dec 12
  217. Arctic permafrost is melting faster than predicted Nov 12
  218. Melting in the Andes: Goodbye glaciers Nov 12
  219. Greenland ice sheet melted at unprecedented rate during July Aug 12
  220. Record minimum for Arctic sea ice Sep 12 Satellites trace sea level change Sep 12
  221. 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
  222. Tibetan glaciers shrinking rapidly Jul 12
  223. 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
  224. Green decline 'may bring irreversible change' Jul 12
  225. How global warming is driving our weather wild Jul 12
  226. Fox News Distorts Climate Science Sep 12 July 2012 was hottest US month since records began Jul 12
  227. Carbon dioxide levels reach a new milestone Jun 12
  228. Rio Earth Summit Dossier Jun 12 Earth Summit is doomed to fail, say leading ecologists Feb 12
  229. 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.
  230. Oceans acidifying at unprecedented speed Mar 12
  231. Greenland glaciers on the move May 12
  232. Melting Arctic link to cold, snowy UK winters Feb 12
  233. Arctic sea ice may have passed crucial tipping point Mar 12
  234. Arctic melt releasing ancient methane May 12
  235. Rising Ocean Temperatures Prime Amazon Rainforest for Fire Apr 12
  236. Temperatures could rise by 3C by 2050, models suggest Mar 12
  237. Humble moss helped to cool Earth and spurred on life Feb 12
  238. French Alpine glaciers in retreat Dec 11
  239. Thawing microbes could control the climate Dec 11
  240. Climate talks end with late deal Dec 11
  241. China's consumers emit more than US for the first time Dec 11
  242. CO2 may not warm the planet as much as thought Nov 11
  243. Global warming 'confirmed' by independent study Oct 11
  244. Climate change 'grave threat' to security and health Oct 11
  245. Arctic ice hits second-lowest level Sep 11
  246. Rivers of Melting Ice Mapped in Antarctica Sep 11
  247. Arctic ozone loss at record level Apr 11
  248. Times Atlas 'wrong' on Greenland ice Sep 11
  249. China 'won't follow US' on carbon emissions Oct 11
  250. Planting forests won't stop global warming Jun 11
  251. Climate change 'threatens peace', UN official warns Jul 11
  252. Stratospheric Pollution Helps Slow Global Warming Jul 11
  253. Global warming lull down to China's coal growth Jul 11
  254. Huge Arctic fire hints at new climate cue Jul 11
  255. Worst ever carbon emissions leave climate on the brink May 11
  256. Climate to wreak havoc on food supply Jun 11
  257. Greenland ice in no hurry to raise seas May 11
  258. Warmer oceans release CO2 faster than thought Apr 11
  259. Shale gas 'worse than coal' for climate Apr 11
  260. Melting sea ice leaves Arctic vulnerable to erosion Apr 11
  261. First signs of ozone-hole recovery spotted May 11
  262. Arctic ozone levels in never-before-seen plunge Apr 11
  263. Ozone hole has dried Australia Apr 11
  264. New warning on Arctic ice melt Apr 11 Wikileaks cables show race to carve up Arctic May 11
  265. Roman rise and fall 'recorded in trees' Jan 11
  266. Polar ice loss quickens, raising seas Mar 11
  267. Copenhagen police detained climate protesters illegally Dec 10
  268. Mass tree deaths prompt fears of Amazon 'climate tipping point' Feb 11
  269. Cancun Dossier Dec 10
  270. Why Ice Ages Don't Last Forever May 10
  271. Tropical forests thrived in ancient global warming Nov 10
  272. Deforestation 'not so important for climate change' Dec 10
  273. 2009 carbon emissions fall smaller than expected Nov 10
  274. UN climate talks in China end without breakthrough Oct 10
  275. Amazon tributary drops to record low in Brazil Oct 10
  276. Declining solar activity linked to recent warming (not cooling!) Oct 10
  277. UK faces more harsh winters in solar activity dip Jul 11
  278. The history of ice on Earth May 10
  279. Ridge clue to Antarctic ice loss June 10
  280. Stricter controls urged for the UN's climate body Aug 10
  281. Record-breaking current found deep in Southern Ocean May 10
  282. Amazon river level in Peru at 40-year low Sept 10
  283. Earth 'too hot for humans' within 300 years May 10
  284. Uganda's highest ice cap splits on Mt Margherita May 10
  285. Academics urge radical new approach to climate change May 10
  286. Review of IPCC workings set to open May 10
  287. An oceanic 'fast-lane' for climate change Apr 10
  288. Enough is enough, say climate scientists May 10
  289. 2010 is 'warmest year ever' May 2010
  290. UN: Prospects for climate deal 'slim' Apr 10
  291. UN body to look at meat and climate link Mar 10
  292. Low solar activity link to cold UK winters Apr 10
  293. A quiet sun won't save us from global warming Feb 10
  294. Gulf Stream 'is not slowing down' Mar 10
  295. Climate change will make world more 'fragrant' Feb 10
  296. Greenpeace issues warning about data centre power Mar 10
  297. Which climate changes can be blamed on humans? Mar 10
  298. Greenland's glaciers disappearing from the bottom up Feb 10
  299. Vast iceberg 'may disrupt ocean currents' Feb 10
  300. Methane bubbling out of Arctic Ocean - but is it new? Mar 10
  301. Arctic arch failure leads to sea-ice exodus Apr 10
  302. 'Paltry' Copenhagen carbon pledges point to 3C world Apr 10
  303. Methane release 'looks stronger' Jan10
  304. Major Antarctic glacier is 'past its tipping point' Jan10
  305. Major sea level rise likely as Antarctic ice melts Dec09
  306. Glacier threat to Bolivia capital Dec09
  307. UN climate body admits 'mistake' on Himalayan glaciers Jan10
  308. Officials back climate change science at Delhi talks Jan10
  309. Scientists test climate change 'earlywarning system' Dec09
  310. Copenhagen response 'is pathetic' Feb 10
  311. Copenhagen climate summit undone by 'arrogance' Mar 10
  312. The Copenhagen Dossier Dec09
  313. Climate change: Copenhagen in graphics Dec09
  314. China's climate target: is it achievable? Dec09
  315. Ships provide insight into ocean carbon Dec09
  316. Amazon is best site for forest carbon investments Dec09
  317. 'Acidifying oceans' threaten food supply, UK warns Dec 09
  318. Earth in 'hottest decade on record' Dec09
  319. While Nepal cabinet meets on Everest, Maldives cabine meets underwater Dec09
  320. 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
  321. Brazil and France in climate deal Nov 09 India-China climate change deal Nov 09 China agrees target Nov 09
  322. Final round for UN climate talks Nov 09 Climate causes African Conflict Nov 09
  323. Trees in far north provide biggest climate benefit Nov 09 Treaty omission spells bad news for rainforests Nov 09
  324. Earth 'heading for 6C' of warming Nov 09 Global warming science alarming, say climate experts Nov 09 Stark Diagnosis for Copenhagen Nov 09
  325. Computer Studies 'overstate species risks' from climate change Nov 09
  326. Nature: Counting carbon in the Amazon + When the Ice Melts Oct 09
  327. Glaciers disappearing from Kilimanjaro Nov 09
  328. Indonesia third-largest greenhouse gas emitter Nov 09
  329. Greenland ice loss 'accelerating' Nov 09 Greenland ice loss behind a sixth of sealevel rise Nov 09
  330. East Antarctic ice sheet may be losing mass Nov 09 East Antarctica Thawing Nov 09
  331. Can cloud ships and space sun shades fix the planet? Nov 09
  332. 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
  333. Arctic to be 'ice-free in summer' Nov 09
  334. 'Scary' climate message from past Oct 09
  335. What happened to global warming? Oct 09 'Nature' attacks the BBC for climate change U-turn Nov 09
  336. Pause in Arctic's melting trend Sep 09
  337. Map sequence of Arctic Polar Ice 1999-2009
  338. Doctors warn on climate failure Sep 09
  339. China vows climate change action Sep 09
  340. Earth's coastlines after sea-level rise, 4000 AD Aug 09
  341. Global warming could change Earth's tilt Aug 09
  342. Photosynthetic viruses keep world's oxygen levels up Aug 09
  343. Trees advance in a warming world Aug 09
  344. 'Artificial trees' to cut carbon Aug 09
  345. Arctic 'warmest in 2,000 years' Aug 09
  346. Global warming sparked by ancient farming methods Aug 09
  347. Climate change: no Eden, no apocalypse Sep 09
  348. Methane seeps from Arctic sea bed Aug 09
  349. Antarctic glacier 'thinning fast' Aug 09
  350. Glaciers a canary in the coal mine of global warming Jul 09
  351. World powers accept warming limit Jul 09
  352. Origin of Antarctic ice revealed Jun 09
  353. US House passes key climate bill Jul 09
  354. Obama to regulate 'pollutant' CO2 May 2009
  355. 'Safe' climate means 'no to coal' May 2009
  356. 'Quiet Sun' baffling astronomers May 2009
  357. Spam 'produces 17m tons of CO2' May 2009
  358. Key role of forests 'may be lost' May 2009
  359. Ice sheet melt threat reassessed May 2009
  360. Why Antarctic ice is growing despite global warming May 2009
  361. Earth warming faster than thought BBC Mar 2009
  362. Ice bridge ruptures in Antarctic BBC Mar 2009
  363. 'More bad news' on climate change BBC Mar 2009
  364. The Next 100 Years New Sci Feb 2009
  365. Antarctic bulge could flood Washington DC New Scientist Feb 2009
  366. Global warming 'underestimated' BBC Feb 2009
  367. Global Warming Irreversible BBC Jan 2009
  368. Risks of Global Warming Rising: Is It Too Late to Reverse Course? Sci Am Feb 2009
  369. Seas Suffocating BBC Jan 2009
  370. Acid oceans 'need urgent action' BBC Jan 2009
  371. Even Antarctica is now feeling the heat of climate change BBC 2009
  372. Sea Ice Changes 'amplify Arctic warming' BBC 2008
  373. Arctic melt 20 years ahead of climate models New Sci 2008
  374. How kangaroo burgers could save the planet New Sci 2008
  375. Sea level rise by 2100 'below 2m' BBC 2008
  376. Poor countries 'need carbon cuts' BBC 2008
  377. Sea Level Estimates Big Rise 2008
  378. Forecast for big sea level rise BBC 2008
  379. No links to Solar Activity 2008
  380. More doubt on cosmic climate link BBC 2008
  381. Clue to break-up of ice shelves BBC 2008
  382. Arctic ice thickness 'plummets' BBC 2008
  383. New rifts form on Antarctic ice shelf BBC 2008
  384. Warming boosts strongest storms BBC 2008
  385. North Atlantic cold-water sink returns to life New Sci 2008
  386. China biggest CO2 Polluter 2008
  387. China 'now top carbon polluter' BBC 2008
  388. Climate 'could devastate crops' 2008
  389. AGU Climate 'clearly out of balance' 2008
  390. Vast cracks appear in Arctic ice BBC 2008
  391. Arctic ice 'is at tipping point' BBC 2008
  392. Arctic sea ice melt 'even faster' BBC 2008
  393. Arctic losing long-term ice cover BBC 2008
  394. Major ice-shelf loss for Canada BBC 2008
  395. Greenland ice sheet slams the brakes on New Sci 2008
  396. Next decade 'may see no warming' BBC 2008
  397. Sea levels 'rising faster than predicted' 2007
  398. Rising seas 'to beat predictions' 2007
  399. Warning on rising Mediterranean Sea levels BBC 2008
  400. Hints of methane's renewed rise bbc 2008
  401. Climate change in Graphics BBC 2007
  402. IPCC Humans blamed for climate change 2007
  403. Billions face climate change risk 2007
  404. Commentares from the Bali Climate Summit 2007
  405. Nature on Bali 2007
  406. The Tipping Point Science 2006
  407. Climate change 'real and severe' BBC 2006
  408. Backing for 'hockey stick' graph New Sci 2006
  409. Evolutionary Response to Rapid Climate Change Science 2006
  410. 'Clear' human impact on climate BBC 2006
  411. Global warming risk much higher BBC 2006
  412. No doubt about it the world is warming Science 2006
  413. Antarctic ice sheet is an 'awakened giant' New Sci 2006
  414. Antarctica losing ice to oceans BBC 2006
  415. No sign of increased snowfall in Antarctica Nature 2006
  416. Unexpected warming in Antarctica BBC 2006
  417. Significant Warming of the Antarctic Winter Troposphere Science 2006
  418. Antarctic birds 'breeding later' BBC 2006
  419. China and India 'hold the world in balance' New Sci 2006
  420. Sharp rise in CO2 levels recorded BBC 2006
  421. Consensus grows on climate change BBC 2006
  422. Curbing climate change 'unlikely' BBC 2006
  423. 'Major melt' for Alpine glaciers BBC 2006
  424. Greenland ice cap may be melting at triple speed New Scientist 2006
  425. Changes in the Velocity Structure of the Greenland Ice Sheet Science 2006
  426. The Greenland Ice Sheet and Global Sea-Level Rise Science 2006
  427. Greenland ice swells ocean rise BBC 2006
  428. Greenland glacier races to ocean BBC 2005
  429. New analysis says global warming boosts hurricanes New Scientist 2006
  430. Ice Core Extends Climate Record Back 650,000 Years New Sci 2005
  431. CO2 'highest for 650,000 years' BBC 2005
  432. New analysis says global warming boosts hurricanes New Sci 2006
  433. A Worrying Trend of Less Ice, Higher Seas Science 2006
  434. Hitting the Ice Sheets Where It Hurts Science 2006
  435. Paleoclimatic Evidence for Future Ice-Sheet Instability and Rapid Sea-Level Rise Science 2006
  436. Simulating Arctic Climate Warmth and Icefield Retreat in the Last Interglaciation Science 2006
  437. Methane burps disproved? New Sci 2006
  438. Plants revealed as methane source BBC 2006
  439. Air trends amplify warming BBC 2006
  440. North Atlantic Conveyor in Trouble 2006
  441. Ocean Currents Flip Out Nature 2006
  442. Greenhouse gas 'to rise by 52%' BBC 2005
  443. Earth 'on fast track' to warming BBC 2006
  444. Polar ice sheets show net loss BBC 2006
  445. A Sea Change Nature 2006
  446. Sea-level rise is quickening pace Nature 2006
  447. Sea level rise 'is accelerating' BBC 2006
  448. Delay expected in ozone recovery New Sci 2005
  449. Global warming weakens Pacific winds Nature 2006
  450. 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.

Population: For a complete discussion, see The Population Bomb

  1. 'We lose 1,400 girls a year. Who will our boys marry?': Armenia's quandary 2018
  2. US birth rates drop to lowest since 1987 2018
  3. Paul Ehrlich: 'Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades' 2018
  4. Turkey's waning fertility threatens Erdoğan's vision of strength 2017
  5. South Korea birth rate plunges to record low 2017
  6. Subsidised egg freezing isn't the answer to Japan's birth rate 2016
  7. Italy set to double child benefit to combat low birth rate 2016
  8. China to end one-child policy and allow two 2015
  9. COP21: Cardinal says birth control may offer climate 'solution' 2015
  10. South Korea Birthrate Hits Lowest on Record 2015
  11. Concern as Japan's 2014 birth rate falls to record low 2014
  12. World population unlikely to stop growing this century 2014
  13. No baby boom from ease in China's 1-child policy 2014
  14. Japan's population falls 'by record 244,000' 2013
  15. Human Population Growth Creeps Back Up Sep 13
  16. Is population growth out of control? Sep 13
  17. Can we be sure the world's population will stop rising? Oct 12
  18. When will the 7 billionth human be born? Oct 11
  19. Perils of baby sex preference Jul 11
  20. Is India's population policy sexist? Jul 11
  21. Taiwan's birth rate plummets to 0.9 despite government measures Aug 11. Taiwan has the world's lowest birth rate.
  22. Dubious assumptions prime population bomb May 11
  23. Nigeria population: Sachs' three-baby plan 'tricky' May 11
  24. UN warns on Vietnam birth ratio Oct 10
  25. China's one-child policy - success or failure? Sept 10
  26. South Koreans told to go home and make babies 20 Jan 2010 South Korea has one of the world's lowest birth rates
  27. 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.
  28. Brazil's soap operas linked to dramatic drop in birth rates Sep 09
  29. Shanghai urges 'two-child policy' Jul 09
  30. China 'may revamp one-child rule' 29 February 2008
  31. Population and Sustainability: Can We Avoid Limiting the Number of People? Sci Am 09
  32. Chinese fertility drugs challenge one-child policy May 27, 2007 Many Chinese take fertility drugs in the hope of a multiple pregnancy.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. China 'to punish' two-child rich 1 March 2007.
  36. 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
  37. 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. Mysterious rise in banned ozone-destroying chemical shocks scientists 2018
  2. Ozone layer recovery could be delayed by 30 years 2017
  3. Record hole in ozone layer 'no cause for alarm' 2015
  4. 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. Innovative zero-emissions power plant begins battery of tests 2018 Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought 2018
  3. After the 'sunrush': what comes next for solar power? 2018
  4. Wind and solar power could meet four-fifths of US electricity demand, study finds 2018
  5. Electric cars already cheaper to own and run than petrol or diesel – study 2017
  6. Indian solar power prices hit record low, undercutting fossil fuels 2017
  7. Full tilt: giant offshore wind farm opens in North Sea 2017
  8. Renewables cut Europe's carbon emissions by 10% in 2015, says EEA 2017
  9. Catch wave power in floating nets 2016
  10. World's environment parliament agrees 25 steps to save the Earth 2016
  11. The Price of Solar Is Declining to Unprecedented Lows 2016
  12. Renewable energy capacity overtakes coal 2016
  13. Next-Generation Batteries Ramp Up Capacity 2016
  14. Investment in renewables was double that of coal and gas in 2015 2016
  15. New type of ‘flow battery’ can store 10 times the energy of the next best device 2015
  16. Getting creative to cut methane from cows 2015
  17. Australian PM bans renewable energy body from investing in wind 2015
  18. How Tanzania plans to light up a million homes with solar power 2015
  19. China ‘deserves more credit’ for renewable energy effort 2015
  20. Harvard Reveals Quality and Quantity of Key Crops is Changing 2015
  21. Wind turbines take to the skies to seek out more power 2014
  22. Giant solar farm uses molten salt to keep power coming 2014
  23. Sunflower solar harvester provides power and water 2014
  24. Methane hydrate: dirty fuel or energy saviour? 2014
  25. Is Australia falling out of love with solar power? 2014
  26. Batteries of ice, iron and glass store renewable power 2014
  27. EU outlines 2030 climate goals 2014
  28. Trailblazing power plant is first to bury its carbon 2014
  29. France struggles to cut down on nuclear power 2014
  30. World's largest solar power plant opens 2014
  31. Renewable energy to eclipse gas by 2016 Jun 13
  32. Farmed fish overtakes farmed beef for first time Jun 13
  33. Wind power is now cheaper than coal in some countries Feb 13
  34. Sugar-rich willow can boost biofuels' green credentials Jan 13
  35. Texas mega-battery aims to green up the grid Fen 13
  36. Solar energy plant set to be Africa's largest Dec 12
  37. Solar power hits a tortoise roadblock May 12
  38. South Korea's drive for renewable energy Dec 11
  39. One third of Scotland's energy needs coming from renewables Mar 12
  40. Are Denmark's renewable energy goals wishful thinking? Apr 12
  41. Microsoft promises to go carbon neutral from July May 12
  42. Fife Energy Park to host new offshore turbine concept Apr 12
  43. Nanoparticle solar cells make light work Nov 11
  44. Solar Power 2011 - Solar PV Breaks Records in 2010
  45. Wind and wave farms could affect Earth's energy balance Mar 11
  46. "Artificial Leaf" Might Provide Easy, Mobile Energy Mar 11
  47. Water map shows billions at risk of 'water insecurity' Sept 10
  48. US government approves first offshore wind farm Apr 10
  49. China steams ahead on clean energy Mar 10
  50. Masdar: Abu Dhabi's carbon-neutral city Mar 10
  51. Are Engines the Future of Solar Power? Dec09
  52. Solar panel costs 'set to fall' Nov09
  53. New technology cleans up coal with CO2 Nov09
  54. Meeting India's tree planting guru Sep 09
  55. Malawi windmill boy with big fans Oct 09
  56. Floating wind turbine launched Jun 09
  57. Ranchers driving wind revolution Jun 09
  58. US takes pole position in generation of wind power Nature Feb 2009
  59. Abu Dhabi - Green city planned for the desert BBC 2008
  60. EU reveals energy plan of action BBC 2008
  61. Europe unveils ambitious energy plan New Sci 2008
  62. Earth on course for eco 'crunch' BBC 2008
  63. As children starve, world struggles for solution CNN 2008
  64. Honda makes first hydrogen cars BBC 2008
  65. Limits to Growth New Sci. 2008
  66. Limits to Growth in 2008 CSIRO

Biofuels and Peak Oil

  1. Fossil fuels subsidised by $10m a minute, says IMF 2015
  2. The renewable energy scam making global warming worse 2016
  3. Biofuels targets are 'unethical' Apr 11
  4. Warning over global oil 'decline' Oct 09 See Oil predictions
  5. Shell in Hawaiian algae biofuel pilot Dec 2007
  6. Algae hold the key to the biofuel conundrum 2008
  7. EU rethinks biofuels guidelines 2008
  8. Grass biofuels 'cut CO2 by 94%' 2008
  9. Bog barons: Indonesia's carbon catastrophe 2007
  10. Biofuels emissions may be 'worse than petrol' 2008

Pollution

  1. 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
  2. Marine plastic: Hundreds of fragments in dead seabirds 2018 Sunshine is making Deepwater Horizon oil stick around 2018
  3. Plastic patch in Pacific Ocean growing rapidly, study shows 2018 Southeast Asia's plastic 'addiction' blights world's oceans 2018
  4. Ocean plastic a 'planetary crisis' - UN 2017 UN signals 'end' of throwaway plastic 2017 Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem 2017
  5. Plastic pollution: Scientists' plea on threat to ocean giants 2017
  6. '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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Babies' brains damaged by pollution, and the Asian pollution Crisis 2017
  11. Superbug risk from tonnes of antibiotics fed to animals 2015
  12. Did removing lead from petrol spark a decline in crime? 2014
  13. Four banned ozone depleters detected in the atmosphere 2014
  14. Health of oceans 'declining fast' Oct 13
  15. Big rise in North Pacific plastic waste May 12
  16. Fukushima radioactive fallout nears Chernobyl levels Apr 11
  17. Plastic rubbish blights Atlantic Ocean Feb 10
  18. Mafia 'sank nuclear waste ship' Sep 09
  19. Laughing gas is biggest threat to ozone layer Aug 09
  20. Pollution 'fights global warming' May 2009
  21. 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