Tags » Greenhouse Effect

Fire

And the wildfires continue. At least thirteen states host wildfires at present, with Idaho, Washington, Northern California, and Arizona being the hardest hit. The smoke from these fires is mostly blowing north and causing serious air quality problems in Canada. 410 more words

Climate Science

Message to Obama on Fighting Poverty and Global Warming


Fight Poverty and Global Warming at the Same Time

I sent the following message to President Obama using Greenpeace’s petition letter as a template on Monday, August 17, 2015: … 256 more words

Human Health

Obama Administration Attacks Leaks and Methane Gas Emissions from Oil Wells


The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed the first federal regulations requiring the nation’s oil and gas industry to cut emissions of wasted methane gas as part of an expanding and increasingly aggressive effort to combat climate change. 378 more words

Global Warming

Extremly High Temperatures Along with High DewPoint Temperatures Leading to Higher Death Tolls from Heat Waves

Climate change is literally killing us. According to the Natural Resources Defense Council’s “Killer Summer Heat” report, more than 150,000 Americans could die by the end of this century due to the excessive heat caused by climate change. 666 more words

Climate Change

Hottest July yet, 2015 on Track to be Hottest by Far, Thickest Arctic Sea Ice Gone


January through July 2015 is the hottest first 7 months on record by a large margin.

July 2015 was the warmest on record and 2015 though July 31 is the warmest year on record, NASA reports, and the heat of the developing intense El Nino has just begun to impact global temperatures. 209 more words

Global Warming

President Obama Gives Reasons Going to Arctic

President Obama:

PHOTO: PETE MAROVICH/ZUMA PRESS
President Obama giving a speech at American University, August 5, Washington D.C..

Later this month, President Obama will travel to Alaska and shine a spotlight on what Alaskans in particular have come to know: Climate change is one of the biggest threats we face, it is being driven by human activity, and it is disrupting Americans’ lives right now.

Human Health

A Record 988 Billion Miles Driven on U.S. Highways During First Four Months of 2015

Data from the U.S. Federal Highway Administration show Americans drove a record 988 billion miles during the first four months of 2015. Motor gasoline consumption, which rose by 80,000 barrels per day in 2014, will increase by a projected 170,000 barrels per day (1.9%) in 2015 as the effects of employment growth and lower gasoline prices outweigh increases in vehicle fleet efficiency. 173 more words

Global Warming