“If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will grow and gather to itself such explosive power that, the day it bursts through, it will blow up everything in its way.”

-- Emile Zola

“The IPCC understates a key risk: that self-reinforcing feedback loops could push the climate system into chaos before we have time to tame our energy system.”

– Mario Molina, winner of 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry

“Climate change is an issue determining our destiny as mankind – it will determine the wellbeing of all of us.”

-- German Chancellor Angela Merkel addressing the UN climate conference in Bonn, Nov. 2017

"History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awaken."

-- Stephen Daedalus, Ulysses by James Joyce

"The earth is speaking now, but man won't listen."

-- Darryl "Grey Eagle" Brown, a spiritual leader of the Choctaw tribe, June 12, 2016

"Like any grandfather, I want my grandchildren to enjoy the beauty and bounty of a healthy planet. And like any human being, it grieves me to see that floods, droughts and fires are getting worse, that island nations will disappear and uncounted species will become extinct."

-- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Nov. 26, 2015

"God always forgives, but the earth does not. Take care of the earth so it does not respond with destruction,"

-- Pope Francis, at a UN conference in Rome, Nov. 19, 2014

"The melt-off from the world's ice sheets, ice caps and glaciers over eight years of the past decade would have been enough to cover the United States in about 18 inches of water, according to new data" from Nasa Satellites.

-- The Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 8, 2012

The Heat Is Online

The Climate Movement and the Liabilities of Hope

* Climate disasters doubled in the last decade  (Oct. 2020)

* Greenland ice sheet passes point of no return  (Aug. 2020)

* The global thaw is releasing ancient viruses and bacteria  (April, 2020)

          climate change is not just another issue in this complicated world of proliferating issues. It is the issue which, unchecked, will swamp all other issues.

* The changing climate is squeezing all of us (Sept.  2020)

* 2010-2019 is the hottest decade in recorded history  (Aug. 2020)

* Emissions hit record high of 417.1 ppm  (June, 2020)

* Parts of Earth could be uninhabitable by 2070  (May, 2020)

* Climate change is shrinking some trees and killing others (May, 2020)

* The warming atmosphere breeds stronger hurricanes  (May, 2020)

* TV network news gave less than 4 hours of coverage to the climate in 2019  (Feb. 2020)

* 2019-2020 was the hottest winter on record for Russia, parts of Europe and the US  (March, 2020)

* Greenland meltdown matches worst case scenario for sea level rise  (Dec. 2019)

* Automated bots amplify climate denial far beyond existing skeptcism (Feb. 2020)

* 2019 saw 15 extreme events that left more than $1  billion in damages apiece (Dec. 2019)

* The last decade of ocean temperatures is the hottest in recorded history  (Jan. 2020)

* 11,000 scientists declare a global climate emergency  (Nov. 2019)

* 2010-2020:  a decade on the brink of climate hell (Dec. 2019)

* Atmospheric warming is shrinking birds   (Dec. 2019)

* Interconnected tipping points threaten climate cascade  (Nov. 2019)

* Hurricanes are becoming more frequent and more destructive  (Dec. 2019)

* Global fossil fuel subsidies exceed $5 trillion  (Sept.2019)

* IPCC:  the coming changes will be "sweeping and severe (Oct. 2019)

* WMO confirms record GHG concentrations in 2018  (Nov. 2019)

* Twenty firms generated one-third of all global emissions  (Oct. 2019)

* CO2 concentrations higher than any time since humans began to evolve  (May, 2019)

* Siberian thaw is destroying a people's way of life (Oct. 2019)

* IPCC issues "code red" for the world's oceans  (Sept. 2019)

* Oceans will rise 15 feet much sooner than expected  (Sept. 2019)

* As the climate implodes, the US plans 177 new carbon-fueled power plants  (Sept. 2019)

* Greenland sheds two billion tons of ice in one day   (June. 2019)

* The hotter the water the stronger the canes; the warmer the Arctic the longer it rains  (Sept. 2019)

* GHG output in 2018 was the highest ever recorded  (Aug. 2019)

* From bread baskets to (food) deserts:  the UN sounds a desperate alarm  (Aug. 2019)

* The warming is starving Arctic reindeer (July, 2019)

* Moody's Analytics estimates climate impacts could cost the world more than $60 trillion by 2100  (July, 2019)

* Study foresees crash of civilization by 2050  (June. 2019)

* Arctic permafrost found thawing 70 years earlier than anticipated  (June, 2019)

* US fossil fuel subsidies exceed national defense budget  (May, 2019)


* Food fish, sea animals, disappearing at twice the rate of land animals  (April, 2019)

* Carbon emissions hit record high in 2018  (March 2019)

“The IPCC understates a key risk -- that self-reinforcing feedback loops could push the climate system into chaos before we have time to tame our energy system.”

              – Mario Molina, winner of a 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry

* Plants are moving northward to escape the warming  (April, 2019)

* Ocean warming is drastically cutting the world's fish population  (March 2019)

* 2001-2018: 18 of the 19 hottest years on record  (Feb. 2019)

* Wild weather an early consequence of polar ice melt  (Feb. 2019)

* World's oceans heating much faster than previously thought  (Jan. 2019)

* Sharp decline in insect populations alarms scientists  (Oct. 2018)

* 2018 was an 'ear-splitting wake-up call'  (Jan. 2019)

* Greenland's meltdown goes into "overdrive"  (Dec. 2018)

* Warming could trigger a "cascade" of species extinctions   (Dec. 2018)

* Oceans have trapped 60 percent more heat than previously thought  (Oct. 2018)

* Arctic reindeer population crashed by half in the last 20 years  (Dec. 2018)

* Arctic warming intensifies extremes by "stalling" the movement of weather fronts  (Aug. 2018)

* Acidification is eroding the floor of the oceans  (Nov. 2018)

* Hurricane Florence is 50 percent wider and wetter due to climate change  (Sept. 2018)

“The IPCC understates a key risk: that self-reinforcing feedback loops could push the climate system into chaos before we have time to tame our energy system.”

            – Mario Molina, winner of a 1995 Nobel Prize for chemistry

* Warming is changing the timing of the seasons  (July,  2018)

* Danger sign:  nighttime low temps rising faster than daytime highs  (July, 2018)

* Fish losing sense of smell due to acidification  (July, 2018)

* New CO2 concentrations not seen for 3 million years  (Oct. 2017)

2016 -- a year of broken records

* Massive chunk of Larsen C ice shelf fractures  (July, 2017)

* Sea levels are rising three times faster than in 1990  (May, 2017)

* Emotional health becoming a worldwide casualty of climate change  (Feb. 2017)


* Oil and coal emissions have postponed the next ice age for at least 50,000 years  (Jan. 2016)

* Extreme weather has fueled a quarter of the world's recent conflicts  (July, 2016)


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* WAIS sheds one "Mt. Everest" every two years  (Dec. 2014)

* Geoengineering "fixes" could harm billions of people -- study  (Nov. 2014)

GLOBAL SOLUTION: Rewiring the World with Clean Energy**

* Oceans becoming acidified 10 times faster than 56 million years ago (June. 2014)

* Warming waters trigger largest marine migrations in two million years  (May, 2014)

 "Moral Leadership In The Greenhouse"

* NASA ANIMATION:  131 years of planetary heating in 26 seconds (Jan. 2012)

* Oceans have stored more heat than they released since 1993  (May, 2010)