Climate Change

US Fisheries Should Brace for Stiff Jolt From Climate Change -- Studies

"Climate change could threaten the distribution and prevalence of many key ocean species. New studies reveal that all aspects of a changing climate -- from ocean acidification in the Arctic to rising temperatures on the continental shelf in the Northeast -- could shake up the fishing industry both economically and ecologically in and around the United States."

06/18/2015

"Alaska’s Glaciers Are Now Losing 75 Billion Tons of Ice Every Year"

"In a new study, scientists with the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and several other institutions report a staggering finding: Glaciers of the United States’ largest — and only Arctic — state, Alaska, have lost 75 gigatons (a gigaton is a billion metric tons) of ice per year from 1994 through 2013."

06/18/2015

"Pope’s Views on Climate Change Add Pressure to Catholic Candidates"

"As the steamy hurricane season descends on Miami, the city’s Roman Catholic archbishop, Thomas G. Wenski, is planning a summer of sermons, homilies and press events designed to highlight the threat that a warming planet, rising sea levels and more extreme storms pose to his community’s poorest and most vulnerable."

06/18/2015

"Pope Francis to Explore Climate’s Effect on World’s Poor"

"VATICAN CITY — Ban Ki-moon arrived at the Vatican with his own college of cardinals. Mr. Ban, the United Nations secretary general, had brought the leaders of all his major agencies to see Pope Francis, a show of organizational muscle and respect for a meeting between two global institutions that had sometimes shared a bumpy past but now had a mutual interest." A roundup of stories about the papal encyclical to be released Thursday.

06/15/2015

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