Broad Impacts

Extreme August Arrives with a Warning - Expect More 0823

Potentially Fatal Combinations of Humidity and Heat Emerging across the Globe 0520

Rising Temperatures Are Wreaking Havoc Year-Round 0823

‘The Extreme Events Scare Me the Most’, Italy Is Vulnerable to Climate Crisis 0823

The World Just Got Its 1st Real Taste of what Life Is Like at 1.5°C 0823

It’s the Summer of Changed Climate. Get Used to It. 0723

Vacations as We’ve Know Them Are Over 0723

June Extremes Suggest Parts of the Climate System Are Reaching Tipping Points 0723

Midwest States, Climate Havens Maybe, Suffer Summer of Smoke, Drought, Heat 0723

Humans Approaching Limits of ‘Survivability’, as Heat Waves Engulf Parts of Asia 0623 - Foucus on India, also southeast Asia

Climate Set to Push 1/3 of Humanity Out of Its Most Livable Environment 0623

Humans Have Blown Past Key Limits for Earth’s Stability, Scientists Say 0523

Climate Change is Bad for Everyone. Where It's Expected to Be Worst in the US. 0523

EPA Report Details the Ways Climate Change Endangers Children 0423

The Oceans Are the Hottest on Record. Here Are 6 Things to Watch for. 0423

Humanity at the Climate Crossroads - Highway to Hell or a Livable Future? 0323

The World Is on the Brink of Catastrophic Warming - IPCC 0323

The Business Case for Reversing Extinction 0323

16 China Provinces and Florida among World’s Most Climate-Vulnerable Regions 0223

Nearly 30 Dangerous Feedback Loops Could Permanently Shift Earth’s Climate 0223

Why 2° of Global Warming Is Worse than It Sounds 0223

Extreme Weather Spread in 2022, with $270 Billion in Losses, $120 Billion Insured 0123

The Toll That Extreme Weather Took in the U.S. during 2022, by the Numbers 1222

90% of US Counties Hit with Disaster in Last Decade 1122

World Close to ‘Irreversible’ Climate Breakdown, Warn Major Studies 1022

Not as Catastrophic - A New Climate Reality Is Coming into View 1022

Scientists Warn in Report that Climate Change Has Pushed Earth to 'Code Red' 1022

Dire Climate Impacts Distract from Even More Dire Warnings 1022

'Dystopia on the Doorstep.' The Global North Is Next - Pakistan Climate Minister 0922

Climate Change Has Come for the World’s Largest Greenhouse Gas Emitter, China 0922

Failure to Slow Warming Will Set Off Climate ‘Tipping Points' 0922’

China's Fragile Economy Is Being Hammered by Driest Riverbeds since at Least 1865 - 0822

Pace of Climate Change Sends Economists Back to Drawing Board 0822

China's Fragile Economy Is Being Hammered by Driest Riverbeds since at Least 1865 - 0822

China Plans Cloud Seeding to Protect Grain Crop from Drought 0822

China Shuts Factories, Rations Electricity as Heat Wave Stifles Economy 0822

Iraq Broils in Dangerous 120° Heat as Power Grid Shuts Down 0822

Climate Change’s Impact Intensifies, Led by Arctic 0822

Climate Endgame - Risk of Human Extinction ‘Dangerously Under-Explored’ 0822

No Longer 1-in-100-Year Events, Experts Say It’s Time to Plan for Disasters 0722

How the Climate Crisis Is Forever Changing Our National Parks 0722

Leading Scientist Warns  “People do not understand the magnitude of what is going on.... we will not have anything left that we value, if we [don’t act.]” 0622

Alarming Climate Data Puts Pressure on Rich Nations to Share Green Tech 0522

What to Expect from the World’s 6th Mass Extinction 0122

Brazil’s Extreme Weather Is Flooding Mines, Drying Up Crops 0122

US Hit by 20 Separate $ Billion Climate Disasters in 2021 - NOAA 0122

More than 40% of Americans Live in Counties Hit by Climate Disasters in 2021 - 0122

2018-2020 Articles

To See Climate Change in Action, Just Look in Your Own Backyard 1021 - more mosquitoes, no bumblebees, hotter nights depress tomato yields & quality, allergies, asthma, more tiock diseases, extrreme heat, newly unfrozen logging rivers/roads,  drought empties rural areas, loss of salmon habitat, etc.

3.5 Americans Create Enough Carbon Emissions to Kill 1 Person 0721 - 4,434 metric tonnes of CO2 yields 1 person dying this century from increased temperature.  904 deaths from operating a tyoical US coal power plant for 1 year.  Eliminating planet-heating emissions by 2050 would save an expected 74 million lives around the world this century.  It would take 3.5 Americans, 25 Brazilians or 146 Nigerians to kill 1 person.   -   take 1.  See take 2 below in the “Refugees” section.

Amid Summer of Fire and Floods, a Moment of Truth for Climate Action 0721 - June’s scorching temperatures, followed by a fast-moving wildfire, erased a Canadian town.  More than a million people are close to starvation amid Madagascar’s worst drought in decades.  In Siberia, 10s of 1,000s of square miles of forest are ablaze, potentially unleashing carbon stored in the frozen ground below.

‘Collapse of Civilization is the Most Likely Outcome’ - Top Climate Scientists 0620 - A “global tipping cascade” could take us to a less habitable “Hothouse Earth” climate.  9 of 15 identified tipping points have been activated.

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2021 Climate Disasters - ‘Extraordinary Is No Longer Extraordinary’ 1221 - Four scientists reflect on 2021 and beyond.

2021 Arctic Report Card Reveals Cascading Disruptions, Extreme Events, Global Connections 1221

How Climate Change May Shape the World in Centuries to Come 1121 - up to +4.6°C by 2500 impacts

Climate Change Threatens over 100 Million People in Africa 1021

US Agencies Made a List of Most Worrisome Climate Threats 1021

What’s the Worst That Could Happen? 0921

Climate Crisis Will Wreak Havoc on Australian Economy if Coal Isn’t Phased Out 0921

Overlapping Disasters Expose Harsh Climate Reality - the U.S. Is Not Ready 0921

The Top 6 Cities Most at Risk from Climate Change 0921

Many Measures of Earth’s Health Are at Worst Levels on Record - NOAA 0821

1 Billion Children at ‘Extreme Risk’ from Climate Impacts – UNICEF 0821

Climate Maps Show a Transformed United States 0920 - See Overviews page or original URL for the maps.

Feedbacks and Tipping Points - Big Uncertainties about Future Warming 0821

UK Already Undergoing Disruptive Climate Change 0721

Crushing Climate Impacts to Hit Sooner than Feared - Draft UN Report 0621

Climate Change Tipping Points Are upon Us. Draft U.N. Report Warns - 'The Worst Is Yet to Come' 0621

Earth Tipping Points Could Destabilize Each Other, in Domino Effect 0621

Global Warming May Have Already Passed Irreversible Tipping Point in Arctic 0621

Climate Tipping Points Could Topple like Dominoes 0621

U.S. Has Entered Unprecedented Climate Territory, EPA Warns 0521

Climate Change Is Making Big U.S. Problems Bigger 0521

Cities Will Be Hit Hardest by Climate Change 0421

How the World Will Look in 2050 if We Don’t Cut Carbon Emissions 50% by 2030 - 0420

Climate Change Hit Poorest Countries Hardest in 2019 - 0121

Half of India’s Population Is Vulnerable to Extreme Climate Events 1220

World Risks Becoming 'Uninhabitable Hell' for Millions, unless Leaders Take Climate Action - UN 1020

1/5 of Countries Risk Ecosystem Collapse 1020

2nd Trump Term Would Be 'Game Over' for Climate - Top Scientist Michael Mann 1020

Covid Crisis Will Be Overshadowed by Climate Threat, Engie Says 0520

Professor Sees Climate Mayhem Lurking Behind Covid-19 Outbreak 0320

The Planet’s Largest Ecosystems Could Collapse Faster than We Thought 0320

JP Morgan Economists Warn Climate Crisis Is Threat to Human Race 0220

The End of Australia as We Know It 0220

New Australia Summer - Fire Rains on Beaches, Red Skies, Billion Animals Killed 0120

Australia Is Burning; Dangerous Climate Change Is Here with You Now 0120

View to 2050 - Flooded Cities, Forced Migration, Amazon Turns to Savannah 1219

Rapid Arctic Warming Driving Rising Seas, Extreme Heat, Drought in the US 1219

Climate Change Is Accelerating - ‘Things Are Getting Worse’ 1219 - take 1 on study.  See Overviews page, for original Commentary in Nature journal.

9 Climate Tipping Points Now ‘Active,' Warn Scientists 1119 - take 2

Climate Emergency - World ‘May Have Crossed Tipping Points’ 1119 - take 3

Our Planet May Be Barreling toward a Tipping Point 1119 - take 4

Want to Know What Climate Change Feels like? Ask an Alaskan. 1019

What an Ice-Free Arctic Really Means, and Why It Matters So Much 0919

Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change 0819

Alaska's Hottest Month Ever - Melting Sea Ice, Wildfires, Unexpected Die-Offs 0819

Climate Crisis Reducing Land’s Ability to Sustain Humanity, Says IPCC 0819

Catastrophic Effects from Climate Change-Related Events in B.C. in 30 Years 0819

No System of Government Designed by Human Beings Can Survive What the Climate Crisis Will Bring 0619

Food, Water, Electricity Shortages from Climate Change Are Destroying Djibouti 0619

Climate Change Apocalypse to End Civilization Could Start by 2050 unless We Act 0619 - take 1 on study

Climate Change Could Pose 'Existential Threat' by 2050 - 0619 - take 2

Climate Change Makes Poor Countries Poorer, Widening Global Inequality 0419

Future Arctic Won't Look like the Arctic We Know Now 0419

On Buying Insurance and Ignoring Cost-Benefit Analysis 0419

Climate Change Hits Canada Twice as Hard as Other Countries 0419

Climate Change - Global impacts 'Accelerating' - WMO 0319

UN's ‘Dire' Warning- Act Now on Earth's Environment as Human Health ‘Increasingly Threatened' 0319

A Year of Climate Change Evidence - Notes from a Science Reporters Journal 0219

No Place on Earth – Not Even Hawaii – to Escape Climate Change, Experts Say 0219

Scientists Say These 10 Major Cities could Become Unlivable within 80 Years 0219

Wildfires, Hurricanes, Other Extreme Weather Cost US 247 Lives, Nearly $100 Billion in 2018 - 0219

Extreme Weather Shatters Records around the World 0219

US Climate Change Skeptics Live Mostly Where Its Effects Hurt the Economy Most 0119

Here’s How Climate Change Is Hitting Middle America 0119

Predicting a Complex Climate Domino Effect 1218

Collapse of Civilization Is on the Horizon – David Attenborough 1218

Lake Erie Faces Dire Future 1218

Climate Change Clobbers Colorado & the West, with Fire, Drought, Insects, Heat 1218

4th US Climate Assessment Says Damage Is ‘Intensifying across the Country’ 1118

Biodiversity Collapse Imminent in World’s Tropics 1118

New Climate Change Report Highlights Grave Dangers for Vietnam 1018

5 Ways Climate Change Could Alter Life in South Carolina after 2030 - 1018

Why India Needs to Worry about Climate Change 1018

In Alaska, Everyone’s Grappling with Climate Change 1018

Climate Change Will Make the Next Global Crash the Worst 1018

Climate Disasters Cause Global Economic Losses to Soar 1018

'Tipping Points' Could Exacerbate Climate Crisis, Scientists Fear 1018

The World Has Just over a Decade to Get Climate Change under Control 1018

We Have 12 Years to Limit Climate Change Catastrophe, Warns UN 1018

Charge €30 a Tonne for CO2 to Avoid Catastrophic 4°C Warming 1018

Climate Change Is a Chronic Condition 0918 - analogy to diabetes

'Apocalyptic Threat' - Dire Climate Report Raises Fears for California's Future 0818

Crops Are Dying.  Forests Are Burning.  This Summer’s Heat Wave Has Fueled Natural Disasters Around the World. 0718

What Climate Change Looks Like In 2018 - 0718

Pope Francis Has Spoken - Take Climate Change Seriously, or Earth Will Be Nothing but ‘Rubble’ and ‘Refuse’ 0718

The Guardian View on Climate Change - a Global Heat Wave 0718 - very brief overview

Half of South Asia Living in Vulnerable Climate ‘Hotspots' - World Bank 0618 - take #2 on study

Young Will Pick Up Climate Change Bill, Advisers Warn 0618

Global Warming Cooks Up 'a Different World' over 3 Decades 0618

Risks to the US Economy from Climate Impacts in China 0518

Global Warming Will Depress Economic Growth in Trump Country 0518

2° No Longer Seen as Global Warming Guardrail 0418

Dangerous Biodiversity Decline Threatens Livelihoods, Food and Water Security 0318

Stark Differences in Climate Impacts Between 1.5 and 2°C of Warming 0318

'Collapse of Civilization Is a Near Certainty within Decades.’  - Paul Ehrlich 0318
            climate change, overpopulation, overconsumption, toxification

India Is the Country Most Vulnerable to Climate Change 0318

All of Europe’s 571 Cities Are Destined for Worse Heat Waves, Droughts, Floods 0218

Human Existence Threatened More by Extreme Weather, Not Weapons of Mass Destruction, Global Experts Warn 0118

2017 Articles and earlier

Hurricanes and Heat Waves - Stark Signs of Climate Change ‘New Normal’ 1217

Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than Expected, and It’s More Extreme 1217

The Impact of Global Warming in the Land of Santa Claus 1217

Floods, Droughts, and India's Uncertain Climate Future 1117

The World at 3°C - What It Means for 5 Cities 1117

From Everglades to Kilimanjaro, Climate Change Is Destroying World Wonders 1117

Haiti Tops Index of Nations Worst-Hit by Extreme Weather in 2016 - 1117 - $3.16 trillion worldwide damages over 20 years

Trump Administration Releases Report Finding ‘No Convincing Alternative Explanation’ for Climate Change 1117 - take 3

Massive Government Report Says Climate Is Warming, Humans Are the Cause 1117 - take 2

Massive US Report Finds Climate Change 92-123% Manmade 1117 - take1

Climate Change to Affect 10 Million Americans by 2075, CBO Warns 1117

Climate Change Is Already Bringing Disease, Air Pollution and Heat Waves 1017

'We Will Be Toasted, Roasted and Grilled'- IMF Chief’s Climate Change Warning 1017

California’s New Normal?  Ever More Intense Heat, Fires, Droughts and Floods 1017

Fires, Droughts, Hurricanes - Link between Climate Change, Natural Disasters? 0917

2016 Weather Report - Extreme and Anything but Normal 0817

World’s Young Face $535 Trillion Bill for Climate Change 0717

Scientists Challenge Magazine Story about ‘Uninhabitable Earth’ 0717 - quibbles about bits of the above summary

How Climate Change Is a 'Death Sentence' in Afghanistan's Highlands 0817

California’s Economy Will Suffer Plenty from Climate Change.  At Least It’s Not Florida. 0717

Climate Change - Global Wildlife Reshuffle to Have Huge Impacts on Humanity 0317

State of the Warming Climate in 2016 - 'Truly Uncharted Territory’ 0317  broad & detailed blueprint, mostly technological, by decade of how to go carbon neutral (net-zero emissions) by 2050 and carbon-negative afterward.

Grim State of the Environment Report Warns Climate Change Impacts Could Be Irreversible 0317

Climate Change Poses Multi-Faceted Threat to Oregon, Report Says 0117

Europe Faces Droughts, Floods and Storms as Climate Change Accelerates 0117

UK’s Climate Change Risk Assessment – Heat Waves, Food Shortages, Floods 0117

How Gov. Scott Quietly Stole Florida's Future 1016 - saltwater intrusions, toxic algae blooms, cooling water too hot to make electricity, coral bleaching, sunny day flooding, Zika, dengue fever, West Nile virus, etc.

Crocodiles and Palm Trees in the Arctic?  New Report Suggests Yes. 0516 - Take 1 on study

Burning All Fossil Fuels Could Yield Global Warmth Not Seen in 65 Million Years 0516 - Take 2 on study

World Could Warm by Massive 10°C, if All Fossil Fuels Are Burned 0516 - Take 3 on study

Climate Change Puts 1.3 Billion People, $158 Trillion at Risk, Says World Bank 0516

Humans Damaging the Environment Faster than It Can Recover, UN Finds 0516

Food System Shock - Climate Change's Greatest Threat to Civilization 0416

Urban Population Growth and Demand for Food Could Spark Global Unrest 0416

How Earth Itself Has Dramatically Upped the Stakes for the Paris Climate Accord 0416

Industrial Civilization on Track to Collapse of Production and Living Standards? 0416

China’s Sea Change 1215

China’s Latest Climate Change Assessment Depicts Somber Scenarios 1115

Failing Phytoplankton, Failing Oxygen - Global Warming Could Suffocate Life on Earth 1215

Indigenous Folk Worst Hit by Climate Change 1015

South Asia at Front Lines of Mounting Climate Costs - Asian Development Bank 0915

Obama Makes Urgent Appeal in Alaska for Climate Change Action 0815

Snowy Canada Endures Drought, Heat, Fires as Planet Gets Warmer 0815

Surge In ‘Danger Days’ Just around the Corner 0815

Point of No Return - Climate Change Nightmares Are Already Here 0815

Vietnam Ready to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 0815

Texas Facing Major Climate Change Impacts 0715

Society Will Collapse by 2040, Due to Catastrophic Food Shortages - GSI 0615

Climate Change Could Overwhelm California, Obama Adviser Says 0515

Asia-Pacific Highly Vulnerable to Climate Change 0515

Climate Change Set to Take Major Toll on Economy, Children's Health 0515

Over-Consumption, Climate Change Threaten Food, Water Supplies - FAO 0415

China Official Warns of Huge Impact from Climate Change 0315

Earth Has Exceeded 4 of the 9 Limits for Hospitable Life 0315

Why Fresh Water Shortages Will Cause the Next Great Global Crisis 0315

Midwest Climate Future- Missouri Becomes Like Arizona and Chicago Like Texas 0115

China Vulnerable to Climate Change - 3rd National Climate Assessment 0115

Drought, Heat and Ice - 2015 Could Be Tipping Point on Climate 1214

Here's What Will Happen This Century If We Don't Act on Climate Change 1214

Numbers Show How Pollution Has Changed Earth 1214

Global Warming Could Undercut Efforts to Eradicate Poverty 1114

Green Revolution Trebles Human Burden on Planet 1114

Capping Warming at 2°C Not Enough to Avert Disaster, Experts Warn 1114

IPCC Climate Change Synthesis Report Sees Risks of Irreversible Damage 1014

25 Devastating Effects Of Climate Change 1014

Big Climate Report - Warming Is Big Risk for People 0314

Climate Impacts 'Overwhelming' – UN 0314

Climate Inaction to Be 'Catastrophe’ 0314

Wake Up to the Reality of Climate Change 0314

Warming Can Lead to Warmer Tempers, Worsening Global Security - IPCC 0314

U.N. Says Lag in Confronting Climate Woes Will Be Costly 0114

Damage to Poor Countries from Climate Change Goes Far Beyond Money 1013

Extreme Weather Can Be the Most Important Cause of Poverty 1013

Tropics to Be 1st Region to Hit a New Climate Era 1013

Canada's 'Northern Amazon' on the Brink 0613 - MacKenzie River, challenged by tar sands

Texas Models Diverse Climate Change Impacts 0413  - the great drought, groundwater loss, hurricanes

The 7 Most Alarming Effects of Climate Change on North America 0213 - wildfires, drought in Great Lakes, Northwest floods, nasty Nor'easters, hurricanes, tornados, West Nile virus

Warmest Decade Brings Record Temperatures and Weather Extremes 0213 

The Scary Truth About How Much Climate Change is Costing You 0213 - pushes seas into Norfolk streets, kills Oregon oysters, shuts Mississippi River shipping, hits agriculture and thermal power plants.  Wall Street pays attention.

Climate Change Creating a New World 0213 

Canadian Health Threatened by Dramatic Warming 0113 

Rising Temps Could Change Midwest Landscape 0113 

Southwest Faces Looming Threats from Climate Change 0113 

Climate Change in Hawaii Is Here 0113 

Climate Change Threatens the American West 1112 

Climate Change Evident Across Europe 1112 

Weather Extremes Damage Parts of US Infrastructure 0712 - rails, roads, airports, power plants & wires, water & sewers

Green Decline May Bring Irreversible Change 0612 

Plan Now for More Disasters - IPCC 0312 

UK Climate Impacts, First Report 0112 

Expect More Weather Extremes - IPCC 1111 

7 Ways Climate Change Threatens Our Health 0911 - heat waves; asthma & allergies; spread of infectious diseases; pests & diseases of forests & crops; more winter ice & snow storms; drought; food shortages

Pay Now, Pay Later - Wisconsin 0811

Europe's Future Climate Impacts 0111

Earth, 2300 - Too Hot for Humans 0510

Global Crisis to Hit by 2030 - 0309 - food, water & energy shortages

Climate Change Point of No Return 0109 - Temperatures will stay high till after 3,000 AD.

Invasive Species Consumes 25% of Earth's Productivity 1007 - us

Rapid Climate Change Growing Likelier 1208

Climate Change Accelerating Far Beyond IPCC Forecast 1008

Global Changes from Warming 0508

US Economic Impacts of Climate Change and the Costs of Inaction - CIER 1007 - PDF, 52 pp

Cloudy with a Chance of Chaos 0106 - Fortune magazine.  Civilization developed in a period of climate stability.  We are leaving that period.  Scientific consensus on climate change is like the medical consensus on smoking.  US grain exports could vanish, property values plummet, terrorists multiply, etc.  We'll get insurance premium hell.

The Uninhabitable Earth

The Uninhabitable Earth 0717

     This is a summary of many, many studies, across many facets of climate research.  It is based on interviews over the past several months with "the most credentialed and tenured scientists in the field, few of them inclined to alarmism and many advisers to the IPCC who nevertheless criticize its conservatism."  They "have quietly reached an apocalyptic conclusion, too: no plausible program of emissions reductions alone can prevent climate disaster.

The Unvarnished Truth about Climate Change 0817 - Tampa, Florida’s take on 0817 draft National Climate Assessment

Draft National Climate Assessment Finds Drastic Climate Change Impact on US 0817
    “Evidence for a changing climate abounds, from the top of the atmosphere to the depths of the oceans.”
    “Many lines of evidence demonstrate that human activities, especially emissions of greenhouse (heat-trapping) gases, are primarily responsible for recent observed climate change….  There are no alternative explanations, and no natural cycles are found in the observational record that can explain the observed changes in climate. (Very high confidence)
    “Even if humans immediately stopped emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the world would still feel at least an additional 0.5°F (0.3°C) of warming over this century, compared with today.  The projected actual rise, scientists say, will be as much as 2°C.

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