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NASA Just Created a Stunning New 3-D View of CO2

NASA Just Created a Stunning New 3-D View of CO2

It’s been clear that carbon dioxide is changing the climate. Now how it moves through the atmosphere is clearer than ever thanks to NASA scientists, satellites and supercomputers. NASA released a mesmerizing new visualization of a year in the life of carbon dioxide this week. It shows how carbon dioxide twists and turns around the globe like a … Read More

Scientists are Saving Climate Data; This Is Why it Matters

Scientists are Saving Climate Data; This Is Why it Matters

In recent days, efforts have sprung up to archive climate data on federal sites. They’ve been spurred by fears that the Trump administration could take a hostile stance toward climate science and that budget cuts could make data less accessible. While the administration hasn’t said it’s going to erase or curtail access to climate data, appointment… Read More

Trump Reportedly Pivots to Zinke for Interior Post

Trump Reportedly Pivots to Zinke for Interior Post

President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate U.S. Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., a former Navy SEAL who is champion of the coal industry and a climate science denialist, as Interior secretary, according to multiple news reports. Trump had reportedly previously considered U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. last week. … Read More

2016 ‘Arctic Report Card’ Gives Grim Evaluation

2016 ‘Arctic Report Card’ Gives Grim Evaluation

It’s been a crazy year in the Arctic, even for a region that has seen profound changes over the past few decades, changes that have been driven largely by manmade climate change. Sea ice has thinned and shrunk and the Greenland ice sheet has lost ice, fueling Arctic warming to reinforce itself, which has sent temperatures there rising twice as fast… Read More

The Climate Impacts of Trump’s ExxonMobil Pick for State

The Climate Impacts of Trump’s ExxonMobil Pick for State

President-elect Trump on Tuesday rounded out a potential dream team of anti-environment cabinet members with the chief executive officer of ExxonMobil, among the world’s 10 largest companies and one that has profited from global warming and worked to slow the fight against climate change. If the nomination of Rex Tillerson for secretary of state… Read More

Rick Perry Tapped to Run Energy Agency He Vowed to Kill

Rick Perry Tapped to Run Energy Agency He Vowed to Kill

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a climate science denier who once said that he wanted to shut down the U.S. Department of Energy, has been nominated by President-elect Donald Trump to run that very agency. In Perry’s famous “oops!” moment in 2011 that helped derail his candidacy for president, he forgot the name of the Energy Department during a … Read More

Trump Picks Exxon’s Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

Trump Picks Exxon’s Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday officially tapped ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to run the State Department. The news follows days of speculation about Tillerson, and consternation among some senators over his ties to Russia and his lack of previous government experience. His appointment raises concerns over how the U.S. will approach … Read More

Fossil Fuel Divestments Now Represent $5.2 Trillion

Fossil Fuel Divestments Now Represent $5.2 Trillion

Investing heavy weights are moving their assets and funds out of fossil fuels at a record pace. A network of local governments, pension funds, faith organizations, philanthropies and wealthy individuals representing $5.2 trillion in assets have committed to — and in some cases already started — divesting from fossil fuel companies, according to a … Read More