How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
The Amazon today faces unprecedented road, energy and mining development that is starting to threaten the ability of the forest to continue providing ecosystem services. If we reach a tipping point, many things could happen, virtually all of them bad for the health of the planet.
Debate about the proposed rule to regulate carbon emissions from existing power plants has swirled since the rule's release last month. Coal-heavy states and others have criticized both the substance of the rule and the EPA's authority to issue it.
Record wildfires burn a million acres in the Pacific Northwest; It's official: June 2014 was the hottest June globally on record; EPA moves to block massive Pebble Mine; California moves to block oil industry polluting groundwater.
If established climate science, unfolding in real time before our eyes, does not prevail in the current Washington debate, then the fate of the world may look a lot like the dystopia popular in much of current cinema.
While the Black Chamber's opposition may be sincere, it also provides big business advocates with a bit of diversity cover -- striking since people of color actually stand the most to gain from the short-term public health benefits of the rule.