Global Warming

Learn about the science and impacts of global warming from our scientists and experts—and explore the solutions we have at hand to address this critical issue.


Subscribe to our Global Warming feed

Latest Global Warming Posts

Silar/CC

BP´s 2019 Annual Report Holds Clues to How It Will Meet Grand Climate Goals (But No Definitive Answer)

, Corporate Analyst and Engagement Specialist

We combed through BP’s freshly released 2019 annual report, which offers a glimmer of insight into how it intends to meet the climate ambitions it set out last month with much fanfare. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

Russ Munn/AgStock Images

New UCS Analysis: Coronavirus and Flooding Set to Collide in US

, senior climate scientist

Juan Declet-Barreto codeveloped this analysis.

Last week, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its seasonal forecast for the spring flooding season, I was jolted into a reality that some people in the US are already experiencing: extreme weather stops for no virus.  Just days after NOAA’s forecast came out, the flooding arrived:  floodwaters  from heavy rains in central and southern Ohio required the evacuation of dozens of people, leading one local sheriff to state “God knows how we will figure it out with COVID-19.” Read more >

Russ Munn/AgStock Images
NOAA
Pei and Shaman, 2020. Map by Juan Declet-Barreto
Pei and Shaman, 2020
Bookmark and Share

Greg Kunit/Creative Commons (Flickr)

Before Bailing Out Fossil Fuel Companies or Their Bankers, Congress Should Read This

, climate accountability campaign director

A new report released last week by a range of organizations provides valuable information and guidance that might help us rebuild the economy and the energy system around principles of justice, transparency, and science-based decisionmaking. It may not be top of mind as the world faces a growing pandemic. However, it includes research that legislators should bear in mind as they consider economic stimulus measures, potentially including aid to banks and fossil fuel companies that are behind the climate crisis which still looms. Behind the COVID-19 threat, our climate emergency continues to require swift and deep emissions reductions to ensure a stable climate. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

Lucas Sankey/Unsplash

As Congress Debates an Economic Stimulus, Where Should the Money Be Spent?

, president

The government will be directly, massively guiding the direction of the economy. It is therefore imperative that we get this right. Read more >

Bookmark and Share

6 Ways the Agricultural Resilience Act Equips Farmers to Fight the Climate Crisis with Science

, senior scientist

Last month, Representative Chellie Pingree (D ME-1) introduced a bold and comprehensive policy proposal—the Agricultural Resilience Act (ARA, H.R.5861)—to set farmers up with the tools they need to tackle the climate crisis. At a time when farmers are on the heels of a difficult year and preparing for another season, the new proposal offers a welcome dose of hope and inspiration. Even better, it’s steeped in science.  Read more >

Lance Cheung/USDA
Bookmark and Share