Scientists buffeted by climate change denial and vaccine resistance, take heart: Americans' confidence in scientists is rising, a new Pew Research Center survey shows.

Previous fluctuations in the Earth’s climate pale in comparison to what we’re seeing now, a new study published yesterday in Nature confirms.  

The polar caps are warming 2X faster than middle latitudes. Remote villages like Quinhagak in southwestern Alaska are in crisis and may be “canaries in the collective coal mine” for the globe. Quinhagak loses land yearly to erosion, storm surge and tundra thaw. Livelihoods…

At the G20 summit, President Trump made the US the sole dissenter in an agreement to double down on climate change response.   The relatively modest consensus was criticized by environmental groups, but it did manage to unite all other G20 nations.   For his part, Trump…

Over 70 public health and medical groups teamed up to call climate change a health emergency and push for a shift away from fossil fuels, NBC reports.  

Almost 2,000 lives in a single city could be saved in a 1-in-30-year extreme heat wave event by limiting global heating to 2 degrees Celsius as opposed to 3, according to a Science Advances study of 15 US cities by University of Bristol researchers.

There’s a saying: “Statistics are human beings with the tears dried off. As somebody who is responsible for building empathy for people forced to flee their homes, I really don’t like statistics,” Melissa Fleming, chief spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees…

Hospitals focused on saving lives undermine their mission with their excessive waste and contributions to harmful fossil fuel emissions, writes Pats Oliva of Health Care Without Harm Asia.   “Hospitals contribute to climate change, and climate change is threatening to undo…

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, scored a major victory yesterday. EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker unveiled a proposal to spend hundreds of billions of euros on mitigating climate change beginning in 2021, Reuters reports.  

The idyllic Micronesian island of Kiribati, next door to French Polynesia (Tahiti) and boasting one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world, is a tropical paradise. It’s hard to believe that its people are expected to become some of the world’s first climate change…