Global Warming

The World Solved the Ozone Problem. It Can Solve Climate Change.

Nearly 50 years ago, three chemists named Mario Molina, Sherwood Rowland and Paul Crutzen found evidence that chlorofluorocarbons, chemicals known as CFCs and released from aerosol sprays, were weakening the ozone layer that functions as the earth’s natural sunscreen protecting humans, animals and plants from harmful radiation.The discovery made big news and rattled the public.…

Climate change models have been kicking ass since the 1970s

Half a century ago, before the first Apple computer was even sold, climate scientists started making computer-generated forecasts of how Earth would warm as carbon emissions saturated the atmosphere (the atmosphere is now brimming with carbon). It turns out these decades-old climate models — which used math equations to predict how much greenhouse gases would…

Climate Models Have Been Right For Decades

Scientists have for decades created accurate models to predict the future impacts of global warming, a new study has found.Published in Geophysical Research Letters on Wednesday, the research examines 15 climate models used between 1970 and 2007 to predict how warm the Earth was going to become. Now that the world has lived through the…

‘Maybe It Will Destroy Everything’: Pakistan’s Melting Glaciers Cause Alarm

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Flood, fire and plague: climate change blamed for disasters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with life-long illness. FILE PHOTO: A firefighter on property protection watches the progress of bushfires in Old Bar,…

California Fire Updates: Getty Fire Forces Evacuations in West Los Angeles as Kincade Fire Burns

Up and down the state, wildfires are driving residents from their homes. The fire threatens 90,000 buildings across an expanding evacuation zone. Published Oct. 28, 2019Updated Nov. 4, 2019 Sign up here for our California Today newsletter.VideotranscripttranscriptFirefighters Race to Contain Blazes Across StateA forecast of powerful winds and low humidity was expected to worsen conditions…