Category Archives: Climate

Ask the gardener: in the context of climate change, now is the best time to plant grass seeds

What to do this week Trees use nutrients from your soil to produce leaves, which each fall fall to the ground and decompose in the ground. It is nature’s perfect recycling. But we break this cycle and deplete our soil when we collect and pack our leaves to take away. Why are we doing this? […]

It’s not too late to talk about climate change – Annenberg Media

Here’s the biggest question with our climate crisis: how do you react to an impending apocalypse when the news you hear is controversial and often contradictory? Certain factions in our society have begun to shoot down the messenger, a tactic that can never bode well for the future of a civilization. Some have simply chosen […]

Climate change could mean earlier, less vibrant fall foliage in New York City

September 20, 2022 — The leaves change color in the North Country. It is one of the first places to see fall foliage in New York. But this year, colors may come and go from the trees faster due to drought conditions across the state. Taryn Bauerle, a plant ecophysiologist at Cornell University, says the […]

Practical Solutions for Faculty to Create an Inclusive Classroom Climate and Culture – ResearchAndMarkets.com

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The course “Practical Solutions for Faculty: Creating an Inclusive Classroom Climate and Culture” has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. For teachers who create an inclusive classroom where all students feel valued and seen, this online course instills practical tactics and strategies from experienced educators to implement in daily teaching to ensure an inclusive […]

Adrian Orr to step up conversations on climate change

BRADEN FASTER / TRICK Weather-related insurance payouts are on track to hit a new record high this year, Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr said. Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr said the bank will increase the number of conversations about climate change in the coming year. The impacts of climate change were “already there, and those […]

A new model for kelp farming as a climate solution in Maine

Cole Roxbury, a marine science student at the University of Maine, holds a rope of kelp at the Darling Marine Center. Photo by Adam St. Gelais of the University of Maine. Editor’s note: The following story first appeared in the Maine Monitor’s free environmental newsletter, Climate Monitor, which is delivered to inboxes every Friday morning. […]

Santa Rosa Group documentary focuses on role of climate crisis in catastrophic wildfires

It started as a collection of stories, people talking about what they endured the night and early morning hours of October 8, 2017, when a series of firestorms tore through Sonoma County. Listening for a Change, a decades-old non-profit organization dedicated to fostering understanding through public talks and listening sessions, has been asked to launch […]

Ramaphosa and Biden discuss trade, climate and energy – SABC News

South African President (SA) Cyril Ramaphosa discussed trade, climate and energy with US President Joe Biden on Friday during a meeting at the White House during Ramaphosa’s working visit to the US . The presidents also discussed relations with Russia. Biden, who has led an international coalition to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin for the […]

Alberta glaciologist climbed and camped atop Mount Logan to learn about climate history

Last June, Alison Criscitiello led a seven-person team to North America’s second-highest peak in search of ancient ice and to potentially unlock tens of thousands of years of climate history. Criscitiello, director of the Canadian Ice Core Lab (CICL) at the University of Alberta, has stood atop Canada’s tallest mountain a few times before. She […]

Australian Prime Minister backs Charles’ pursuit of climate advocacy

CANBERRA, Australia >> Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said King Charles III continuing to advocate for action on climate change in his new apolitical role as monarch would be “perfectly acceptable”. Albanese was speaking ahead of the scheduled departure of an Australian delegation from Sydney on Thursday for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Albanese […]

Climate Adaptation Coalition Says Canada Needs Specific Disaster Resilience Targets

A broad coalition on climate adaptation and disaster resilience says air conditioning should become a human right alongside winter heating – one of a series of tough goals Canada must meet over the coming years as the impacts of climate change increase. “We are focused on the short term,” said Blair Feltmate, director of the […]

US and Nigeria team up to tackle climate change and emissions

From left to right: US Ambassador to Nigeria Mary Leonard, US Special Envoy on Climate Change, Senator John Kerry, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva and Group Chief Executive, Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, Mallam Mele Kyari, after a meeting between Sylva and Kerry, at NNPC Tower, Abuja on Tuesday By Emmanuella […]

World faces ‘increasingly devastating’ effects – The Irish Times

Without much more ambitious action, the physical and socio-economic impacts of climate change “will be increasingly devastating” across the planet, according to a multi-agency report coordinated by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Responding to the findings, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said “climate impacts are heading into uncharted territories of destruction.” What is known as the […]

The bioeconomy can generate solutions to the great challenges of climate change: Experts

New Delhi: According to experts, the bioeconomy has the potential to create jobs and generate new solutions to the planet’s major challenges in the areas of health, food, water and climate change. The bioeconomy or bio-based economy involves the sustainable use of renewable biological resources to produce food, energy and industrial goods. It exploits the […]

SU students and faculty discuss the toll of climate change studies on mental health

Get the latest news from Syracuse delivered straight to your inbox. Subscribe to our newsletter here. Content Disclaimer: This story contains mentions of suicide, domestic violence and substance abuse. Sarah Pralle often thinks about the possibility of her young daughter choosing not to have children because of the adverse effects of climate change. “I sometimes […]

California wine country faces climate tipping point | Company

Country the United States of AmericaUS Virgin IslandsU.S. Minor Outlying IslandsCanadaMexico, United Mexican StatesBahamas, Commonwealth ofCuba, Republic ofDominican RepublicHaiti, Republic ofJamaicaAfghanistanAlbania, People’s Socialist Republic ofAlgeria, People’s Democratic Republic ofAmerican SamoaAndorra, Principality ofAngola, Republic ofAnguillaAntarctica (the territory south of 60 degrees S)Antigua and BarbudaArgentina, Argentine RepublicArmeniaArubaAustralia, Commonwealth ofAustria, Republic ofAzerbaijan, Republic ofBahrain, Kingdom ofBangladesh, People’s Republic […]

Climate law brings certainty and new solar opportunities to Iowa

Patrick Snell is Associate for Climate and External Affairs at The Nature Conservancy in Iowa. The passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) provides the tools needed for more Iowans to unlock the potential of solar power to lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon footprint. These new resources provide certainty and new, growing […]

Climate models are unreliable in predicting wave damage to coral reefs – Eurasia Review

Climate models are unreliable when it comes to predicting the damage tropical cyclones will cause to sensitive coral reefs, according to a study published in the journal The Future of Earth. Anticipating an increase in tropical cyclone intensity with climate change, conservationists have been interested in using the models to identify the vulnerability of reef […]

In Louisiana, the first American climate refugees find a new refuge

Joann Bourg stands outside her new home, about an hour’s drive from Louisiana’s Low Island where she grew up – an area that is gradually sinking into the Gulf of Mexico. “I’m very excited. I can’t wait to move on,” Ms. Bourg said. “I’ve been waiting for this day forever.” Joann Bourg has moved into […]

Climate change causes ice to disappear from caves in Austria

September 9, 2022Reviewed by Mila Perera For the first time, a group of geologists from the University of Innsbruck have extensively recorded the gain and loss of ice in alpine ice caves over the past 2,000 years. They closely examined eight ice caves in four Austrian federal states. Charlotte Honiat and Tanguy Racine from the […]

WSJ Editorial Board: California blackouts result of ‘man-made climate policies’, ‘not climate change’

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board criticized California Governor Gavin Newsom’s climate change policies on Wednesday, arguing they are the root of the state’s energy shortages. “California narrowly avoided blackouts on Tuesday, but the threat looms all week amid an unpleasant but not unusual heat wave,” the […]

Pakistan floods show need for climate resilience

Born in India and having Pakistani friends, Auroop Ganguly, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University, follows very closely the news of the catastrophic floods in Pakistan. He says that due to climate change, such disasters are no longer completely unexpected surprises, but rather predictive events that need to be anticipated and factored […]

CANY Presidents Comment on Current Cannabis Climate in NYS | WUTR/WFXV

MOHAWK VALLEY, NY (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – Adult marijuana use has increased across the country as more states begin to legalize medical and recreational use. New York State has announced that it will approve up to 150 Adult Conditional Use Retail (CAURD) dispensaries, with the most going to Manhattan and Long Island. CAURD licenses can only be […]

African leaders demand action on ‘broken promises’ at climate adaptation summit

African and international leaders gathered in Rotterdam this week to call on industrialized countries to deliver on their promises and fund the continent’s climate adaptation. The African Adaptation Summit is being held in preparation for COP27 in Sharm-El-Sheikh, Egypt in November. “Rotterdam is a test for Sharm-el-Sheikh. Are we going to talk as usual or […]

Climate change and man-made disasters are changing Australia’s housing market landscape: RMIT study finds

Topics: housing market, climate change, natural disasters, interest rates, economy “Going forward, the Australian property market will be more volatile compared to a decade long steady growth following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis (GFC) due to climate change related disasters.” “Australia’s property market is already experiencing its most volatile period since the turn of this […]

China records hottest August since records began | Climate News

The nationwide average temperature was 22.4C last month, exceeding the norm by 1.2C, state broadcaster CCTV reports. Chinese authorities recorded the country’s hottest August since records began, according to state media, following an unusually intense summer heat wave that dried up rivers, scorched crops and triggered isolated power outages. Last month, southern China was swamped […]

Manulife IM brings outperforming climate action fund to Europe

Manulife Investment Management has launched its Global Climate Action fund in Europe to help meet growing demand for sustainable investment solutions that tackle climate risk. The fund, which is officially called Manulife Global Fund – Global Climate Action, is aimed primarily at European institutional investors. It invests in companies and organizations that contribute to global […]

Rich Countries Owe Reparations to Countries Facing Climate Catastrophe, Pakistani Minister Says | Pakistan

RAccording to Pakistan’s climate change minister, according to Pakistan’s climate change minister, the polluting countries that are mainly responsible for the “dystopian” climate crisis have broken their promises to reduce emissions and help developing countries to adapt to global warming. More than 1,200 people have died and a third of Pakistan is under flood waters […]

Collapse of G20 talks in Bali raises fears of ‘backsliding’ on climate commitments

Climate and energy ministers clashed over Ukraine, climate finance, methane, shipping, carbon levies and whether 1.5°C or 2° This should be the global warming limit Energy and climate ministers from some of the world’s largest economies failed to agree on common texts at G20 meetings in Bali, Indonesia. Two months before the Cop27 summit, the […]

US Climate Act introduces first greenhouse gas tax on oil industry

The landmark climate law signed by US President Joe Biden last month contains billions of dollars in financial carrots to reward investments in clean energy. The lone stick has been less heralded: a one-of-a-kind levy on methane leaks from the oil and gas sector. Methane traps 80 times more heat in the atmosphere than carbon […]

G20 environment ministers in Bali boost global climate action

NUSA DUA, Indonesia >> Environment leaders from the Group of 20 leading rich and developing countries meet on the Indonesian island of Bali on Wednesday for talks aimed at boosting global climate action and other emerging issues. are aggravated by the war in Ukraine. Implementation of each G-20 country’s contribution and synchronization of targets between […]

USC professors seek to change the conversation on climate change

The specter of more frequent and unprecedented natural disasters hangs behind climate change. More wildfires and warmer temperatures make going outside a tough choice. Tsunami heights are expected to reach levels never seen before. Many of the predictive models that forecast our drinking water supplies, drive our supply chains, and inform other features of the […]

How climate change has altered the planet’s water balance and river flows

Discussions of the impacts of climate change on the water system mostly focus on melting glaciers or rising sea levels, but not much on the rivers and lakes that provide a significant share of freshwater to human use. River and lake systems are undergoing major changes around the world due to warming temperatures and changes […]

What is the chance of reaching the Paris climate target? Only 0.1%, according to one study

As part of the 2015 Paris climate agreement, nearly 200 countries pledged to reduce the carbon emissions that fuel climate change and to keep global warming below 2˚C (3.6°C). F), or 1.5˚C (2.7°F) if possible. The 1.5C target requires global greenhouse gas emissions to be cut by 45% by 2030 and to net zero by […]

Drought, floods chilling reminder of climate change

Europe is facing its worst drought in at least 500 years, China’s record drought is weighing heavily on farmers as crops wilt in fields, and the Pakistani government last Friday declared an emergency to deal with the monsoon floods that affected more than 30 million people. Above, there are only three climate change-related issues that […]

Toutville: As the climate changes, players need to sharpen up | UVA

The “silver” moon is over. Oh, residents of Toutville, we used to have it so good. We knew it. Not only did legal gambling enter our borders last year, but corporations arrived with extravagant giveaways. Huge sign-up bonuses. Free bets galore. Friendly lines. These “no hassle” offers where you win as long as the team […]

Reptile evolution has heated up due to climate change

The start of The land before time sees our dinosaur – and a pterosaur – cast of characters endure a climate change that pushes them away from their current home and into the Great Valley. Similar environmental changes were not unusual during prehistory. Mass extinction events have occurred at least five times in our planet’s […]

Hurricane Andrew and climatology lessons- POLITICO

NOTE ON PROGRAMMING: Power Switch will not publish from Monday August 29th to Monday September 5th. We will resume our normal schedule on Tuesday, September 6. Hurricane Harvey photographed from the International Space Station. | NASA via Getty Images The 2022 Atlantic hurricane season has been quiet so far, but historically it’s a big week […]

UNC Charlotte climate change expert discusses effects of extreme weather – Reuters

UNC Charlotte climate change expert discusses effects of extreme weather Posted at 12:00 a.m. on Friday, August 26, 2022 Extreme weather conditions hit the world this summer. From deadly floods in some regions to record heat waves and droughts in others, the effects of climate change are becoming more noticeable every year – or are […]

Extreme weather worsens Asia’s climate crisis

High temperatures, frequent droughts, torrential rains and other extreme weather events this summer have strangled Asia, forced industries to close, slowed global trade, disrupted food supplies and disrupted the lives of ordinary people living in some of the most populous countries in the world. and densely populated cities. For months, Asia-Pacific countries have experienced a […]

Students lose climate case against energy minister

The High Court found that Energy Minister Megan Woods made a legal decision in granting permits for companies to search for new fossil fuels in Taranaki. The students, whose future will be increasingly affected by extreme weather and rising sea levels, sued the minister over the decision. They argued that the Minister was obliged to […]

Minnesota mining push backed by new climate change law

Miners see gold in northern Minnesota, concentrations of nickel, copper, cobalt and other minerals critical to the production of batteries for electric vehicles and other equipment. The recently passed federal Inflation Reduction Act provides billions in incentives to accelerate America’s transition to a low-carbon, renewable energy-powered economy. The measure, signed into law this month by […]

Climate change: Ancient Buddhist statues emerge from China’s drought-stricken Yangtze River

A trio of ancient Buddhist statues. At Reuters.com As water levels along the Yangtze River recede amid China’s driest summer in six decades, historical evidence of an ancient tradition of wisdom has emerged from the depths of the normally mighty river in the form of ‘a trio of Buddhist statues, believed to date from around […]

Are we heading towards extinction?

Mohammad Zamir | Published: August 21, 2022 9:41:52 p.m. Due to the increasingly visible consequences of climate change, governments are finding it difficult to downplay the warnings of scientists. Among the consequences of climate change are record high temperatures around the world as well as droughts, floods, forest fires, storms, hurricanes and also a severe […]

New climate legislation is no cause for celebration – The Oakland Press

If you are concerned about the environment and are celebrating the Schumer-Manchin “compromise” bill, which was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden on Tuesday, may I suggest you blow out the candles on the cake. I hate that it’s raining on your parade, but the bottom line is that it won’t […]

Climate change may impair sleep and increase susceptibility to disease: study – The Hill

The story at a glance There is no doubt that regular quality sleep is good for your health. But as temperatures rise, sleep disturbances may become more common, especially for those who cannot afford air conditioning. A new review explores the implications of a changing climate on sleep-related immune outcomes. On the heels of new […]

Climate change is a secret driver of inflation

Extreme weather worsened by climate change is a hidden cause of inflation, threatening to drive up the already high prices of everything from food and clothing to electronics. Why is this important: Heavy rains, floods, heat waves and droughts erode agriculture, infrastructure and the ability of workers to stay on the job, leading to supply […]

Planning Commission to review climate action plan

Tuolumne County Government Building Sonora, CA – The Tuolumne County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing tonight on the climate action plan being developed. The commission will review the current draft of the document and provide recommendations to the Supervisory Board. We reported earlier that the plan was criticized and was the subject of […]

CM Jagan – The New Indian Express

By Express press service VISAKHAPATNAM: Andhra Pradesh has made rapid progress in industrial development with 98 industries established in the state over the past three years with an investment of Rs 39,350 crore, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said on Tuesday. He commanded the Rs 1,250 crore manufacturing unit of ATC Tires in Achutapuram […]

Reviews | Climate bill subsidies keep oil and gas alive

The technology called carbon capture and storage is aptly named. It’s supposed to capture carbon dioxide emissions from industrial sources and pump them deep underground. It was a big winner in the climate provisions of the Cut Inflation Act passed by Congress last week. What the technology, known as CCS, also makes it possible to […]

New Jersey LCV welcomes congressional passage of landmark climate change legislation

New Jersey LCV welcomes congressional passage of landmark climate change legislation New Jersey Conservation Voters League Executive Director, Ed Potosnak, issued the following statement in response to Congress’ passage of the Inflation Reduction Act: “The House of Representatives has taken a big step forward in the fight against climate change by sending the landmark Inflation […]

Worst drought ever devastates Europe amid capitalism’s climate crisis

From Britain to the Balkans, a record drought is devastating Europe. More than 60% of the European Union and Britain are facing drought conditions, according to the European Drought Observatory, in what a European Commission scientist has called Europe’s worst drought since 500 years. Major rivers and lakes are drying up, farmers are facing unprecedented […]

The Cut Inflation Act invests in a key element of the fight against climate change: nature

Placeholder while loading article actions Tax benefits for electric vehicles. Huge incentives to accelerate carbon capture facilities, encourage green hydrogen production and boost US manufacturing of next-generation solar panels, wind turbines and batteries. The historic Cut Inflation Act that passed Friday includes $369 billion in climate and energy-related funding, much of it aimed at high-tech […]

Activists point to the need for much more climate action after the IRA’s run through the House

While welcoming U.S. lawmakers’ passage of the Cut Inflation Act on Friday, climate activists and some progressive lawmakers said the $740 billion bill didn’t do enough to cope. to the worsening climate emergency. “Today we celebrate the power of organization,” said Varshini Prakash, executive director of the youth-led Sunrise movement, after House lawmakers voted 220-207 […]

How UC Davis research could save farmers money while fighting climate change

Long-lasting drought and rising production costs have tested Californian farmers this year. Fertilizer is one of the biggest expenses for a farmer. In the past year alone, the price of nitrogen-based fertilizers has doubled due to supply issues. Despite their high cost, fertilizers are a necessary expense for farmers to ensure their crops produce enough […]

The House will vote on Friday to pass Democrats’ sweeping health care and climate bill

By Clare Foran and Kristin Wilson, CNN The House of Representatives is set to vote on Friday to pass a $750 billion health care, energy and climate bill from Democrats, in a significant victory for President Joe Biden and his party. Once the Democratic-controlled House approves the bill, it would then go to Biden to […]

Oregon gubernatorial candidates debate chip industry and business climate: ‘How do we stop the next Intel from moving?’

Intel’s decision to build a multi-billion dollar manufacturing campus in Ohio set off alarm bells in Oregon earlier this year. Now, that decision is expected to be an issue in November’s gubernatorial election. The state has one of the densest concentrations of semiconductor jobs in the country, but Oregon is set to miss out on […]

US Senator Bob Casey visits Erie and explains his support for the climate bill

U.S. Senator Bob Casey, during a visit to Erie on Tuesday, called the Cut Inflation Act — passed by the Senate after a marathon weekend debate by lawmakers — one of the most in US history with respect to health care, climate change and deficit reduction strategies. “We had a time when we could actually […]

Grotesque Greed, Burning Planet and Climate Justice – Two Scenarios

Shit if we do and shit if we don’t. That pretty much sums up the situation the human race finds itself in as Earth’s environment spirals out of control largely due to the pollution created when fossil fuels are burned to power our machines and create electricity. There are calls everywhere for climate justice as […]

Climate change has just erased the past in Kentucky. Where will it be next?

by Tina A. Irvine Tina A. Irvine is a 2022 ACLS Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Center for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society at Indiana University. Hindman Settlement School Grounds and Troublesome Creek, Knott County, KY, ca. 1950 In the early morning hours of Thursday, July 28, rising floodwaters from Troublesome Creek […]

What the Senate inflation bill will mean for climate initiatives

After months and months of failure on a climate and tax bill from Senate Democrats, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) last week announced a surprise deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) which addresses climate change, cutting prescription drug costs, tax loops used by corporations and the wealthy, and cutting the $300 billion […]

Coping with climate loss: advice from an environmental psychologist

This story was originally published by Greenpeace Australia Pacific The crisis in Ukraine, the floods on one side of the country and the record heat on the other, it’s understandable if you’re feeling a little stressed or sad. When you feel helpless in the face of threats, everything gets worse. We release stress hormones in […]

Herrell defends New Mexico oil and gas against climate change concerns

Yvette Herrell has quickly risen through the ranks of the Republican Party in Congress since being elected in 2020 to represent New Mexico’s oil-rich second congressional district in the United States House of Representatives and hopes to translate two years of defense of fossil fuels in re-election in November. The Herrell District encompasses large swathes […]

Catholic Environment Bishop: It’s time to rush to climate action

Bishops John Arnold, William Nolan, Martin Hayes and Catholic climate activists The Episcopal Head of the Catholic Bishops of England and Wales for the Environment, Bishop John Arnold of Salford, has called for more urgent action on the climate crisis. In a statement on his diocesan website on July 23, following a record breaking heat […]

Froma Harrop: The climate bill should appeal to all who can be satisfied | Winchester star

What? Good news in the fight to save the planet from rising temperatures? Yes. It comes in the form of a bill that pleases both Senator Joe Manchin and the Natural Resources Defense Council. That gives the West Virginia senator political tokens — essentially, money for West Virginians and a slightly looser leash on fossil […]

Greenwashing is driving our descent into climate catastrophe. But we can stop it | Emma Thompson

gTrips to Ondola are an integral part of visiting Venice for those who can afford the high tourist prices, but I went a bit off-script on a recent visit and chose a different but equally iconic. We Are Here Venice, an NGO that promotes the preservation of a city deeply affected by climate change and […]

Ryan Tedder says climate crisis stress is ‘costing me sleep’

One Republic star Ryan Tedder has said the climate crisis is one of the things keeping him up at night. In a recent interview on the Australian Podcast Smallzy Surgery, the prolific songwriter and producer spoke about “I Ain’t Worried,” the hit single he wrote for Top Gun: Maverick. After discussing topics like independent sensibilities […]

Climate, collectors blamed for decline of succulents in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG — Climate change and rare plant collectors are decimating succulents in South Africa, government researchers said on Wednesday, warning that hundreds of these hardy species are at risk of extinction. According to the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI), a government research body, succulents that grow in semi-arid regions of the country are experiencing […]

Chubb, Aviva, Allianz – InsuranceNewsNet

New Jersey, United States — (SBWIRE) — 07/29/2022 — A latest intelligence report released by WADA Research with the title “Climate Change and its Insurance Market Outlook to 2027. A detailed study accumulated to offer the latest insights into the acute characteristics of global climate change and its Insurance Market. This report provides a detailed […]

Rich countries have broken their climate finance pledge, says OECD – POLITICO

Rich countries have broken their key climate promise to developing countries, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development confirmed on Friday. In 2009, high-income countries pledged to provide $100 billion a year by 2020 to help poorer countries reduce emissions and prepare for the effects of global warming. An OECD report on Friday found they […]

Last year’s weather signals climate change even if it wasn’t remarkable, says Met Office | Climate News

There was nothing exceptional about the overall weather in 2021 in the context of climate change, according to the Met Office. Annual temperature, precipitation and sunshine were all close to normal over the past two decades, it said in its annual weather review from the previous year. Still, it was “unremarkable” because “our perception of […]

There is an alternative to disruptive climate protest | Letters

Regarding John Harris’s article (Gossip about climate skeptics is not enough – disruptive protest now seems the only way forward, July 24), it is true that disruptive protest has been invaluable in breaking the crushing stalemate in which mainstream environmental activism got stuck I am proud to have helped launch Extinction Rebellion (XR), which, along […]

BBC Tory debate: Viewers outraged at treatment of climate change issue

VIEWERS were fumed by the BBC’s handling of climate change issues during Monday’s debate between Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak. Both prime minister candidates faced questions on a wide range of topics from Russia’s war in Ukraine to the economy, taxation, their stance on China, to Truss’ ears. However, many viewers on social media have […]

Climate change will cause migration to Alachua County

Faced with bad news, how do you find hope? The proposed answer is “building a community”. A meeting last month, sponsored by the Interfaith Community of Gainesville, focused on the inevitable impacts of climate change in North Central Florida. The message is that knowing what will happen prepares us to act effectively. Community members from […]

Mother Nature in deep agony, climate crisis may endanger planet’s future: President Kovind in his farewell speech

Outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind, in his farewell address to the nation on Sunday, said “Mother Nature” is in agony and the climate crisis may endanger the future of this planet. President Kovind also said he was influenced by Mahatma Gandhi and advised by former President Pranab Mukherjee. “Mother Nature is in agony and the […]

Extreme heat warnings in effect for 28 US states | Climate crisis

The National Weather Service has warned that extreme heat will affect more than 100 million people in the United States this week, with triple-digit temperatures in some states and breaking temperature records in many parts of the country. “Above normal temperatures will continue to prevail across much of the United States through the end of […]

KENN VISELMAN, CHILDREN FIRST! & METEOHEROES CREATE THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE CLIMATE EDUCATION INITIATIVE EVER IN AMERICA

Whether or not you personally believe in climate change is not the issue… the truth is that our children are gravely concerned about it. Viselman is the executive producer of the incredibly timely and imperative new children’s series, MeteoHeroes, the definitive climate education series, already streaming in 145 countries and 22 languages. The MeteoHeroes are […]

New Hawaii Climate Commission Coordinator Announced

COURTESY SERVICE OF THE TERRITORY AND NATURAL RESOURCES Lea Laramee Leah Laramee, who served as Acting Coordinator of the National Commission on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, has officially assumed the role of Coordinator. Laramee took the coordinator job on Monday, the state Department of Lands and Natural Resources said in a news release […]

UK climate chief could quit amid divisiveness over target – Newspaper

LONDON: Britain’s climate minister has indicated he may quit as some Tory leadership candidates waver over the government’s net zero target, ahead of a close televised debate and final rounds of MP ballots this week. COP26 President Alok Sharma’s intervention came as a poll of grassroots conservative members, who will have the final say on […]

New climate protest group vandalizes university research centers

It wasn’t a drill that smashed the glass entrance to the BP Institute with hammersThis is not an exercise A new climate protest group damaged three Cambridge University research centers last week, blaming “the failure of governments and businesses to bring about change”. The new group, called “This is not a drill”, smashed glass windows […]

Write For Earth: Cambridge students doing their part to raise climate awareness

Young people often talk about climate change; the students behind Write For Earth also want to do their partLi-An Lim / Unsplash Climate change, like all socio-environmental issues, is a people-centred problem. It has caught the attention of scientists and policy makers. The academic sphere abounds with articles focused on the climate crisis – there […]

Climate Activists Demand More From State Lawmakers Following EPA Supreme Court Ruling – Waging Nonviolence

Embed from Getty Images On the last day of a consecutive mandate, the Supreme Court has destroyed the federal government’s ability to fight climate change. Hours later, a crowd of New York climate activists gathered in Manhattan’s Foley Square to denounce the June 30 court ruling — and shine a light on state lawmakers’ inaction […]

As climate change hampers Somalia’s path to peace, communities hold the key – Somalia

Bilcil, July 13, 2022 – “He was killed while looking for firewood,” said Abdi, a resident of the drought-stricken town of Bilcil, Somalia. “People fight for trees.” The young man from the village of Abdi was a schoolteacher whose livestock died due to the country’s current drought – the most severe in recent history. He […]

Climate Change in Malaysia – CodeBlue

The UN Secretary General described the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on April 5, 2022 as “a litany of unfulfilled climate promises”, and reminded the world that it is “on the fast track to climate catastrophe”. The Malaysian government has not provided much information on the effects of climate change in […]

Could climate change help unfreeze relations between Beijing and Canberra?

Beyond the persistent sources of tension, new and serious obstacles to the relationship are looming. Loading In addition to the new review of the 99-year lease of the port of Darwin by the Chinese company Landbridge, there is the lingering possibility that the Australian government will reject a major Chinese investment. Then there is the […]

Mitigating the damage caused by record weather events

In just five years, climatologists predict that it may be too late to reverse the devastating effects of climate change. Is this the worst case scenario? Hopefully, but it’s a sign of the challenges we face as a global society. Psychologically, humanity is excellent at dealing with immediate and quick threats. We see a paintbrush […]