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Fossil Fuels to Dominate World Energy Use Through 2040

Fossil Fuels to Dominate World Energy Use Through 2040

According to the report, renewable energy sources as well as nuclear power will be the fastest-growing energy sources during the next few decades, each growing at 2.5 percent per year, while natural gas will be the fastest-growing fossil fuel. However, in 2040, coal will remain the second-largest fuel source behind petroleum and other liquid fuels.… Read More

Arctic Warming Could Cost Upwards of $60 Trillion

Arctic Warming Could Cost Upwards of $60 Trillion

The worldwide impacts of a rapidly warming Arctic could cost the global economy an estimated $60 trillion, nearly equal to the entire global economy in 2012, according to a new study. That report, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, is the first to analyze the potential economic costs of rapid Arctic warming.… Read More

In Rapidly Changing Arctic, U.S. Playing Game of Catch-Up

In Rapidly Changing Arctic, U.S. Playing Game of Catch-Up

At a meeting on the impacts of an ice-diminishing Arctic on maritime operations, held in Washington this week, top U.S. Arctic officials at the Coast Guard, Navy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and other agencies acknowledged that the U.S. still lags behind several other nations in its capabilities for operating in the … Read More

Record Heat, How to Store CO2 and the Industry of Climate

Record Heat, How to Store CO2 and the Industry of Climate

A "drunken" weather pattern helps spawn heat waves, plus what's in the future of the climate industry.… Read More

Bill to Shift NOAA Resources to Weather Marches On

Bill to Shift NOAA Resources to Weather Marches On

A House bill that would mandate the nation’s top weather and climate agency shift its priorities more toward short-term weather forecasting has sped its way through the legislative process. The House Science Committee is expected to consider it in the next few weeks. The bill is aimed at changing how the National Oceanic and Atmospheric… Read More

The Space Race Is On for Climate, Weather Privatization

The Space Race Is On for Climate, Weather Privatization

The latest version of the "Space Race" lacks the Cold War-era drama of the last one, and does not even involve daring feats of manned spaceflight. No, this one is a race to launch a network of increasingly tiny Earth-observing satellites that will change how weather and climate information is gathered and disseminated. And in this race, it is … Read More

Wildfire Trends, Hurricane Projections and Ice Islands

Wildfire Trends, Hurricane Projections and Ice Islands

As the world warms, we see more large wildfires, a likely rise in hurricane strength, frequency, and new ice islands.… Read More

U.S. & China to Extend Joint Effort to Curb Climate Change

U.S. & China to Extend Joint Effort to Curb Climate Change

America and China agreed on Wednesday to work together to develop cleaner trucks, expanding joint efforts against climate change by the two greatest emitters and raising prospects for a global climate deal. The new initiatives announced in Washington on Wednesday would see China and the U.S. extend their climate cooperation to five new areas … Read More