Tag Archives: climate change

Tree survival strategy: New study sheds light on how forest ecosystems survive damaging winds

Forest ecosystems and their trees are known for their vital role in not only providing natural habitats and ecological refuge for animals, but they also serve as a reservoir in the event of massive flooding due to heavy rains and other storms. However, some trees are unable to escape the impact of destructive winds. A […]

Australia’s Japanese encephalitis outbreak blamed on climate change

By Alice Klein A Culex mosquito, the kind of insect that can spread Japanese encephalitis Konstantin Nechaev / Alamy Australia is grappling with its first major outbreak of Japanese encephalitis, a viral disease that has already killed two people. The mosquito-borne infection is typically found in rural parts of Asia, but climate change is thought […]

Climate change is driving up pollen emissions and allergy risks at a ‘breathtaking’ rate

The sudden increase in daytime temperatures in February and March, well before the actual start of summer, has worried environmentalists for years. Seasons have become shorter and spring tends to arrive earlier than usual, impacting cyclical plant growth – a phenomenon often linked to climate change. Now, a new study by scientists at the US-based […]

We cannot secure our way out of climate catastrophe

Since 2016, more than 50,000 structures in California have been destroyed by wildfires. During fire season in the West, when the sky is darkened with smoke and the sun is an eerie red, you might find yourself breathing in tiny charred particles from what was once someone’s porch swing. ‘a. These fires will only get […]

Hwange National Park is falling prey to climate change

By Learnmore NyoniHwange National Park is Zimbabwe’s largest wildlife sanctuary. It is located in the southwestern part of Zimbabwe, 330 km from Bulawayo. It has a faunal biodiversity with more than 100 types of mammals, including the “Big Five”, and more than 400 species of birds. It was declared a game reserve in 1928 by […]

Blending Modern Science and Indigenous Wisdom to Mitigate the Climate Crisis | Latest India News

Climate change is altering our planet irreversibly. Yet we rarely have the opportunity to talk to people whose daily lives are viscerally linked to nature. Last week, I met Keith Wolfe Smarch, a 60-year-old Aboriginal carver and hunter in Canada’s Yukon Territory. The sage spoke of mice. Over the past few years, temperatures have started […]

Atlantic mocks for warning nuclear war would harm climate

If a nuclear war breaks out and tens of millions of people die, the Atlantic figured out who would be the real victim: the climate. The far-left magazine owned by the billionaire widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs, Laurene Powell Jobs, relentlessly mocks a 1,200-word essay by Robinson Meyer warning that if the Russian invasion […]

Keep Politics Out of Climate Change – Chico Enterprise-Record

The latest UN report on climate change would have more impact if it weren’t so overtly political and one-sided, for example focusing on “societal equity and justice”. Redistribution is a political process, not based on science, common sense or intellect for that matter. In it, Director Michael Mann cited research that if emissions were reduced […]

‘How We Survive’: Journalist Turned VC Molly Wood Talks Climate Tech

The perfect cannot be the enemy of the good. It’s the motto by which journalist-turned-climate-tech investor Molly Wood makes her investment decisions. Last month, during a keynote at GreenBiz 22, in Scottsdale, Arizona, Wood explained how her experience as a multimedia business journalist covering technology, economics and the climate crisis had led her to work […]

Council will create a climate emergency plan | The mail

news, local news, A regional council is working on a climate change adaptation plan, with more frequent storms, bushfires and heat waves expected to impact the community. Golden Plains Shire is asking for community input to shape the new Climate Emergency Plan for the next 10 years to mitigate, adapt and respond to climate change. […]

Six promises you can make to help reduce carbon emissions | Climate crisis

RResearch shows that people in wealthier, high-consumption countries can help avoid climate breakdown by making six relatively simple lifestyle changes, creating a “less stuff, more joy” society. Experts say if passed, these ‘changes’ would amount to a quarter of the emissions cuts needed to keep global warming to 1.5C and increase pressure on government and […]

New South Wales and Queensland were flooded the same week a major climate report was released. We need to talk about it

As rain fell 10 days ago, residents of a neighboring house in our neighborhood on the outskirts of Brisbane were awakened by a loud creak. Their newly built house had started rolling down the hill. The phenomenal amount of rain that had already fallen had caused a landslide that had destabilized the foundations, forcing them […]

Shadowlands review: Matthew Green explores climate change on our shores

Shadowland Matthew Green 20 € Rating: As climate change reshapes our coastlines, you wonder how recognizable future maps will be – after all, in the Mesolithic era we were connected to mainland Europe by Doggerland, “a vast plain of lakes, marshes, forests and wood”. Civilization seems entrenched, but Britain’s shadowy topography – lost cities, abandoned […]

Analysis | Russian attacks spur debate over nuclear power as a climate solution

Russia’s takeover of Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in Ukraine should spur companies and policymakers to be more cautious about plans to build reactors to tackle climate change, security experts said on Friday. nuclear. Russian forces seized Ukraine’s Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant on Friday after heavy fighting ignited a massive fire in a training building […]

Climate change bills split to focus in House

As Maryland senators wrestle with a massive overarching bill to zero the state’s carbon footprint, members of the House of Delegates are tackling these climate change issues in four separate bills. One such bill, requiring the state to gradually convert to an all-electric fleet, has already passed the House. Two others, calling for new construction […]

The Missing Conversation on Disability Leadership in Climate Justice

Áine Kelly-Costello is a blind and chronically ill storyteller, and an activist for disability and climate justice. OPINION: I caught Covid-19 in March 2020. It was not unexpected. I was studying in Sweden at the time, no one was wearing masks and the virus was everywhere. I can still remember the shocking, sickening feeling in […]

‘Irresponsible’ to deduct additional defense investment from climate action, says finance ministry

Finance Minister Sigrid Kaag thinks it is inevitable that sanctions against Russia will hurt Dutch prosperity. The Cabinet must take this into account, as well as the additional expenditure for Defense, among others. However, she believes that these expenditures should not be made to the detriment of the fight against climate change. This seems “irresponsible” […]

Honolulu’s climate change lawsuit against oil companies will continue, under judge’s rules

A lawsuit filed by Honolulu and the Board of Water Supply against fossil fuel companies has been granted permission to proceed to trial after a ruling Monday by Hawaii Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey Crabtree. The county government is seeking to hold oil companies accountable for climate change impacts threatening Oahu, including flooding, extreme weather and […]

Everything you need to know about floods and climate change | Explanatory

How does climate change affect flood risk? How does climate change affect flooding? Well, climate change – driven by the burning of coal, oil and gas – means that all of today’s weather is happening in an atmosphere that has been rendered warmer, more humid and more energetic. Consider heating water in a saucepan: as […]

Heat wave an overview of the impact of climate change in North America

PORTLAND, Oregon. – The US Pacific Northwest was in the throes of a record-breaking heat wave last summer when a woman in her 60s was rushed to the emergency room with symptoms of life-threatening heatstroke. Desperate to cool her down, Dr. Alexander St. John grabbed a body bag, filled it with ice from the hospital […]

Climate change causes high tree mortality in the southern Amazon

Credit: Ben Hur Marimon Junior A team of Brazilian and British scientists have found that extreme wind and lack of water are the main causes of tree death in the southern Amazon. The study found that more than 70% of all trees that die at the edge of the Amazon rainforest already had severely broken […]

DNA sequencing to help save California’s plants and animals

In a dark, deep, and humid redwood forest, Max Genetti scans a trail for slime. His career: Banana slugs, small but important contributors to the new California Conservation Genomics Projectan ambitious effort to find, catch, and genetically decode approximately 250 of the state’s most special species. In the glow of a predawn headlamp, “you can […]

Commission on climate change on trial

Monday, February 28, 2022, 8:42 a.m.Press Release: Greenpeace New Zealand February 28, 2022: Today Wellington High Court begins to hear a groundbreaking case brought against the Climate Change Commission by Lawyers for Climate Action NZ Inc, who argue that the Commission’s advice to government is not consistent with the science of limiting global warming to […]

Illawarra residents want federal government action on climate – ACM Survey | Mercury of Illawarra

news, latest news, Climate change is the top priority for the people of Illawarra as the country heads towards federal elections. Issues like immigration and industrial relations did not really worry the people of Wollongong, with these topics ending at the bottom of the list. Read more: Shark stories from Wollongong’s past In a poll […]

Climate and health fuel opponents of NC poultry powerhouse

Meridith Allen fears her family will suffer if a facility that burns poultry litter and parts for fuel is allowed to resume operations near her home. Allen lives in Lumberton, about two miles from a facility where NC Renewable Power feeds poultry waste and “poultry cake” into a pair of boilers to generate electricity. The […]

Hampton Roads leaders seek climate funding to protect infrastructure

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — Hampton Roads leaders and community advocates gathered in Norfolk on Friday to call for passage of funding to protect important infrastructure from the effects of climate change. Click here to subscribe to our email alerts on the latest news Union leaders, military veterans, Portsmouth Mayor Shannon Glover and Norfolk Councilwoman Andria […]

CU Boulder officials push for teamwork to tackle climate change at annual Chancellor’s Summit

When it comes to tackling climate change, there is no time to lose. But the job can’t be done by one country, officials at Chancellor Phil DiStefano’s annual summit at the University of Colorado at Boulder noted. This requires a global effort to reduce carbon emissions and slow the planet’s temperature rise. “The only way […]

University of Birmingham becomes first university to integrate climate change into accounting courses

Led by Professor Ian Thomson, the module will be integrated into the BSC Accounting and Finance Diploma program The University of Birmingham has become the first higher education institution to introduce climate change into its accounting and finance degree course. Led by Professor Ian Thomson, Director of the Lloyds Banking […]

OakNorth works with companies seeking to mitigate the impacts of climate change

With more than 80% of business leaders around the world worried about climate change, they need help adapting their business to this new era and opportunities. Their banks can help with that, said OakNorth chief customer success officer Peter Grant, but they also need to have a good understanding of this new world and the […]

158-point action plan to protect heritage from climate change to provide additional security measures for the built and natural landscape

Plans to protect national monuments and historic buildings from extreme weather conditions caused by climate change are to be developed as part of a new strategy to safeguard the country’s heritage. Other measures include finding ways to modernize protected buildings and negotiating affordable insurance for private owners. A dedicated fund will be set up to […]

States also need the climate change index

India’s groundbreaking announcements on climate change at COP-26 were welcomed by most nations. Among Prime Minister Modi’s verbal pledges as part of a five-fold “Panchamrit” strategy to save the planet is the most prominent commitment that India will reach Net Zero by 2070. In Glasgow, recognizing the urgency of the challenge, ministers from around the […]

Economy and climate change trump housing affordability for industry votes

The economy, small business interests and climate change are more important than housing affordability to mortgage workers preparing for the federal election. A new poll from Momentum Intelligence (a division of Momentum Media, the parent company that owns Mortgage Business) has revealed voter preferences for professionals in a number of industries, including the mortgage industry. […]

The facts about the opposites to climate change

Jeremy Conlin (Daily Bee, January 23, 2022) references the books of two of his favorite climate change opponents, Joe Bastardi and Roy Spencer. To understand why these are not reliable sources of climate information, search for “Climate Misinformation by Source: Joe Bastardi” and “Climate Misinformation by Source: Roy Spencer”). Mr Conlin cites an article by […]

Antarctic climatologist talks to Metro Vancouver officials about ‘apocalyptic’ glacier

Breadcrumb Links News Local News David Holland says they have found that the water under an ice shelf is 3°C above freezing, which has frightening implications for the rate at which the glacier is melting. Canadian climatologist David Holland, who is also a professor of mathematics and atmospheric and ocean science at New York University, […]

Invite world leaders to show the effects of climate change on the Himalayas

Erik Solheim is a well-known global leader in the field of environment and development. He served as Norway’s Minister for the Environment and International Development from 2005 to 2012. During his tenure, he launched the global rainforest conservation program and introduced groundbreaking national legislation, including the Biodiversity Act and legislation to protect the forests of […]

Storm Eunice: Was climate change responsible?

The Met Office has issued a red weather warning due to Storm Eunice, which is hitting southern England and Wales and bringing extremely strong winds, rainfall and flooding. Exposed coastal areas will experience the worst gusts of the extreme weather event, with a 196 km/h (122 mph) wind speed recorded on the Isle of Wight […]

New bill aims to prioritize federal funds for coastal projects as climate risk increases

As climate change continues to produce more intense storms and rising seas, part of Louisiana’s congressional delegation wants to make protecting the country’s coastline a top priority for the US Army Corps of Engineers. Senator Bill Cassidy and Representative Garret Graves presented legislation late last week to prioritize funding for federal projects that would help […]

Science Moab talks to ecologist Liz Ballenger about protecting the park’s ecosystems from climate change | get out and go

Many efforts are underway with Southwest National Parks to restore degraded ecosystems. From monitoring non-native species to anticipating the effects of climate change, national parks in southeastern Utah are actively managed to maintain or restore their ecological function. Here, Science Moab talks with NPS Ecologist Liz Ballenger about what ecological restoration means for the Utah […]

Nation’s oldest environmental charter school breaks new ground in climate education

Common Ground High School students learn to change the climate for the better Charlotte Hughes 12:02 a.m., February 17, 2022 Staff reporter Courtesy of Joel Tolman The 10th grade curriculum at Common Ground Charter High School in New Haven, Connecticut is anything but ordinary. Students in Rebecca Van Tassell’s 10th grade environmental science class build […]

Climate Change on the Slopes – The Bates Student

Steve Fuller The increase in artificial snow, partly due to climate change, is changing the way athletes around the world (and at Bates) ski. Here: Marat Washburn ’25 in an alpine ski race. Climate change poses challenges to the ski industry, both locally and at larger events, even at the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. […]

Let’s fight climate change without eating bugs

Photo: Jair Cabrera/picture alliance via Getty Images Traveling through New York Time’ homepage this morning, I spotted the headline “Cooking in the Time of Climate Change”, which was accompanied by a GIF showing prep bowls and oil being poured into a hot pan. I clicked, thinking it was a recipe video – a seemingly safe […]

How many climate change actions do you get for $1 billion?

OPINION: How many climate change actions do you get for $1 billion? It’s a matter that matters because public consultation is about to begin on the groundbreaking target rate proposed by Auckland Council, intended to accelerate the reduction of climate-damaging emissions. The Climate Action Targeted Rate (CATR) would raise $574 million from ratepayers over a […]

Why climate change talks need to focus on water, not just stay obsessed with carbon

Nothing beats clarity to get things done. And the world needs to reduce its carbon emissions to remain habitable for most of us in the not too distant future. Naturally, most climate conversations revolve around carbon, with political and business leaders jumping on the Net Zero bandwagon. So why cover our tracks, talking about, uh, […]

Fossil fuel companies and their spokespersons offer net zero logic on climate change

Oil and gas CEOs were too cowardly to show up at a recent congressional hearing, perhaps fearing their climate pledges would be exposed as nothing more than shrewd public relations. By Sonali Kolhatkar All around us there is evidence of climate change, from the increase in winter storms such as the late January blizzard in […]

Fact sheets help local CT leaders answer questions about climate change

Questions poured in by the dozens after the morning session of the 2015 Adapt CT Legal Workshop – six pages in fact. “After the lunch break, we asked people to ask questions in a box, and we covered some of them in large roundtables in the afternoon,” recalls Juliana Barrett, coastal habitat specialist from the […]

How ski resorts are fighting climate change

Paradoxically, ski resorts have been a major contributor to the environmental problems that threaten them today, with snow cannons sucking up water resources, chair lifts consuming energy, and vast ski slopes cutting down trees and displacing snow. wildlife. Then there’s the issue of skiers themselves: most of skiing’s carbon footprint comes from accommodation and the […]

Policy makers must recognize the causes of climate change rather than limit the damage

College students have grown up in a time when climate change is at the forefront of public debate. Symptoms of climate change have been normalized, especially for those of us who live in the capricious conditions of South Florida. We adjust our plans when extreme weather systems cancel classes and force us inland for days. […]

Cut meat and dairy production by a third to save the climate, UK farmers say | Agriculture

UK farmers must cut meat and dairy production by a third over the next 10 years if scientific advice on limiting greenhouse gas emissions is to be adhered to, the charity WWF has said. Even bigger cuts could be needed for UK pig and poultry herds, due to the imported food they eat, and people […]

Ohio farmers must be part of the solution to climate change

Craig Butler | Guest columnist As Director of the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for Governor John R. Kasich, and now as Executive Director of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District, the largest in Ohio, I have dedicated my career to protecting, conserving and improve the environment. I am also a sportsman and conservationist and while I […]

Boulder sued Big Oil for weather damage, then the Marshall fire happened

Marshall Fire from Broomfield, Colorado, 6:00 p.m. MST on 12/30/2021. Credit: NOAA/NWS Boulder By Elliott Negin Four years ago, Boulder, Colorado sued ExxonMobil and Suncor Energy — owner of the state’s only oil refinery — for climate change damages and adaptation expenses. Boulder and its co-plaintiffs, Boulder County and San Miguel County, where Telluride is […]

The climate threat demands more ambitious global action

In 1785, Robert Burns reflected on how mankind came to dominate our planet: “I am truly sorry that the domination of man has broken the social union of nature” he wrote. The words of the Scottish poet still ring true two centuries later. Human-caused climate change threatens our planet’s ecosystem and the lives and livelihoods […]

“Rewilding” asks: what will you do after the climate apocalypse?

The roads have become so hot in the Pacific Northwest last summer that the sidewalk cracked and buckled. The hurricane season is getting longer every year. As the polar ice recedes and wildfires level suburban backyards, it’s not terribly hard to imagine life as it exists in the game. Re-wild– scorched, smoggy and devoid of […]

SoCalGas faces $10 million fine for fighting climate action

Shareholders of the nation’s largest natural gas utility could be forced to pay nearly $10 million after using customer money to fight public policies that could slow the climate crisis. California authorities are set to impose the fine on Southern California Gas Co., which sells natural gas to millions of homes and businesses for heating […]

Winter Olympians face climate change as snow takes center stage

A few months before the start of the 2022 Winter Games, more than 100 Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls converged in the Swiss village of Saas-Fee, nestled in the Alps. For professional snowboarders and skiers, the glaciers here often serve as a winter retreat here in late summer or early fall – a key training opportunity, […]

Could Tonga’s major volcanic eruption produce global climate change?

An underwater volcanic eruption near Tonga is visible in this image taken by the Himawari weather satellite and posted on the Japan Meteorological Agency website. TOKYO – Major volcanic eruptions have often resulted in temporary climate changes on a global scale. The eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines in 1991 would have caused a […]

Danny De Gracia: Enough about climate change. It’s time to act

One of the tragedies of our modern governance system is that we spend more time talking about problems than solving them. We’re great at predicting future threats, but terrible at being ready when the threat actually manifests. This problem is not unique to Hawaii, but has become, in recent decades, symptomatic of a greater malaise […]

Motorsport must help slow climate change

Nico Rosberg is in a race against time. The former Formula 1 champion has moved away from growing industry pressures, including those involving being teammates with Lewis Hamilton, to focus on other pursuits. Like climate change. Rosberg’s schedule remains reserved. Nico Rosberg: “It’s a big deal and motorsport can play a part, as always, in […]

How a record heatwave fueled climate anxiety

As a record-breaking heatwave scorched the Pacific Northwest last summer, anxiety grew with the temperatures. Polls of residents in British Columbia – where the heat in some places exceeded 120 degrees Fahrenheit – suggest the disaster has caused an increase in negative mental health linked to climate change. The results of the surveys, recently published […]

The Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Tribal Consortium: Protecting Tundra and Sea Ecosystems – The Delta Discovery, Inc.

by the 118 tribes of western and interior Alaska The Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim Tribal Consortium (AYK TC) calls on the Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Department of Commerce (DOC) to work with us in the management and conservation of our salmon fisheries and the ecosystems whose they depend. . The AYK TC, comprised of the […]

The climate of the Grampians is changing, how will we adapt? | Bendigo Advertiser

news, local news, Community-led action will be essential for the Grampians region to adapt to climate change, a new five-year strategy reveals. The Grampians Region Climate Adaptation Strategy 2021-2025 was released in December, one of six strategies developed for the state. “Community cohesion and behavior change are necessary for successful adaptation in the region,” the […]

Reconnecting ecosystems in Australia to restore biodiversity

In the southwestern corner of Australia, there is an ecological hotspot rich in endemic species. The diverse area includes savannas, scrubs, shrubs, woodlands and forests. There are pockets of fragile and ecologically important habitats that are under increased pressure in their isolation from each other. The Gondwana Link organization helps build networks of connectivity to […]

Winter Olympics will test China’s commitments to climate change

In the summer of 2008, Beijing did what seemed impossible: it brought blue skies to the notoriously polluted city for a month as part of a commitment to tackling pollution for the Olympics. Now, as China prepares for the winter games, the stakes are arguably even higher, as global attention to climate change puts the […]

British Columbia develops plan to protect drinking water and ecosystems

VICTORIA – Severe drought, wildfires, floods and landslides in British Columbia last year show that responding to climate change requires focusing on water and strengthening the natural defenses provided by healthy watersheds, expert says. “We’ve all learned that the climate crisis is a water crisis,” said Oliver Brandes, co-director of the University of Victoria’s POLIS […]

Climate change: Biden’s next big political bet?

France Media Agency January 25, 2022 | 11:51 a.m. MANILA, Philippines — After a series of setbacks to push his priorities through the deeply divided U.S. Congress, U.S. President Joe Biden may turn his attention to climate change in a bid to save the planet — and his legacy in jeopardy. Last week, the president […]

Thinking and acting globally to solve the climate crisis

Humans have demonstrated a seemingly limitless capacity for innovation. We have domesticated fire, mastered flight, mapped our own genome and invented the wheel, the telescope and the Internet. So why are we so listless, so incompetent to deal with the climate crisis, the greatest existential threat we have ever faced? It is not because we […]

In the red and on something vital: the climate cause

We should think win-win, no compromise Regarding “Into the Red: Climate and the Fight of Our Lives”: Thank you for committing to expanding and rethinking your climate coverage in the face of widespread denial and inaction (“A Sharper Focus on the Issue of Our Time “, Page A1, January 20). Climate activists around the world […]

Coming out of the cave: climate change in an election year

On climate change politics, Australia is slowly crawling out of the cave. To mix up the cave metaphor, we moved on to the troglodyte peak. The light pierced the darkness. The troglodytes are always growling and watching, but those who ignore or deny science have waning power. Skeptical language still shapes climate politics. Yet the […]

Hard times ahead, warns UN secretary

As he begins his second term as UN secretary-general, Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that the world is worse off in many ways than it was five years ago due to the Covid-19 pandemic. 19, the climate crisis and geopolitical tensions that have sparked conflict everywhere – but unlike US President Joe Biden, he believes […]

No new oil and gas lease! Hearing on climate and offshore drilling

By Valerie Cleland At a House Natural Resources Committee hearing this week, committee members focused on the connection between offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and U.S. climate goals. It’s clear: continuing to lease offshore oil and gas “business as usual” simply doesn’t put us on track to meet our climate goals. Every decision […]

Report: Key fishmeal ecosystems could collapse by 2100

melvinlee | Dreamstime.com Climate change and fishmeal overfishing put the East and South China Seas on the brink of collapse Climate change, coupled with overfishing driven by growing demand for fishmeal, could collapse fish populations in the East and South China Seas, which could put further pressure on already tight fishmeal markets. Combined, catches from […]

Will climate action happen now?

Politicians, journalists and activists all like to use the phrase “last, best chance” when talking about the climate. A sin: The Glasgow Climate Conference is the world’s last and best chance to avert terrible climate destruction. Or: The United States now faces its last and best chance to deal with the climate crisis. It’s a […]

Climate change will force 45% of fish stocks to move by 2100: study

As climate change increases and the oceans warm, it could have a huge impact on the fishing industry due to the displacement of fish populations from one country’s waters to another, according to a new Canadian study. . In a study published Tuesday in the journal Global Change Biology, researchers from the University of British […]

Climate Coalition sues Murphy administration for inaction

Climate Coalition sues Murphy administration for inaction Trenton, NJ – EmpowerNJ today sued the Murphy administration for its failure to take enough meaningful action to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the face of an escalating climate crisis and to follow the law of the state and its own policies. Today’s appeal to the Superior […]

The world’s farms have reached a ‘breaking point’ » Yale Climate Connections

Nearly 10% of the world’s 8 billion people are already undernourished, 3 billion lack healthy diets, and the land and water resources that farmers rely on are stressed to “a point a break “. And by 2050, there will be 2 billion more mouths to feed, warns a new report from the Food and Agriculture […]

Climate change not front and center enough for legislature so far

At the start of the new legislative session, Coloradans got a taste of what state lawmakers are prepared to prioritize. There are many good things: education, public safety and the economy. Sadly, of the 102 bills and resolutions already before the House and Senate, few seem poised to seriously address the root cause of climate […]

Vancouver storm damages climate change ‘wake-up call’

Damage to Vancouver’s scenic seawall in a storm last week could be a sign of things to come as sea levels continue to rise due to climate change. “We know we are vulnerable,” Ian Stewart of the Vancouver Park Board told CTV National News. “We are looking at…long-term solutions.” In a severe storm on Jan. […]

Governors turn to budgets to hedge against climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — With their state budgets overflowing with cash, Democratic and Republican governors want to spend some of the windfall on projects to slow climate change and guard against its consequences, from floods and forest fires to polluted air. Democratic governors such as Gavin Newsom of California and Jay Inslee of Washington have […]

Climate change will lead to more people with kidney stones: study

Cases of kidney stones can be contained if we are able to reduce the rate of global warming. According to researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in the US, an increase in global temperature and resulting patterns of climate change will increase the number of people struggling with kidney stones. The research, published in […]

Skiers warn of the dangers of artificial snow

A British skier crashes through a wooden fence on a downhill bend and crashes into a pole, breaking his leg. An American hits a patch of ice at the bottom of a hill and crashes into a fence, breaking one ski and twisting the other, also breaking his leg. Another American, training before a biathlon […]

Human-caused climate change is affecting the sound of our ecosystems, says ecologist

The effects of climate change are often captured in photos and videos, but Bernie Krause is listening. As a soundscape ecologist and founder of Wild Sanctuary, an organization that archives the sounds of the natural world, Krause has been recording the sounds of habitats around the world for decades. His recordings capture the sound of […]

A Grade 6 Climate Change Perspective | Opinion

Have you ever wondered why days in the middle of winter can make it seem like summer? Climate change is the reason glaciers are breaking, winter is too hot and animals are dying. The planet has a certain temperature to keep us and all living things happy. We get just the right amount of energy […]

Opinion: Want to slow down the climate crisis? Stop wasting food.

Toth is the executive director of the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation, an environmental nonprofit in the San Diego area that focuses on waste, water and soil, and lives in Del Mar. Winters is the Director of Marketing and Development of the Solana Center and lives in San Marcos. Every day, a precious resource is […]

The fires have doubled Australia’s carbon emissions – ecosystems may never absorb them

The bushfire season is once again underway in Australia, where summer has just started. Yet the country is still recovering from the record-breaking wildfires of two years ago that killed at least 33 people, destroyed thousands of homes and burned more than 65,000 square miles of land. How quickly the natural landscape recovers depends on […]

Upper ocean temperatures break records for sixth year, disrupting marine ecosystems

The extent of arctic sea ice has decreased in all seasons (Shaoqing Wang) (CN) – Ocean temperatures around the world have risen for the sixth year in a row. According to a study published Tuesday in the journal Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, scientists from 14 institutes around the world have found that 2021 has broken […]

Germany presents plan to get back on track to climate targets | News | DW

Germany must take immediate action to address a large backlog in climate protection, Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck said on Tuesday. The country looks set to miss its next annual climate targets, and Green Party co-leader Habeck wants action taken to get Germany back on its “climate target track”. “Gigantic task” to achieve the […]

Biden’s climate ambassador resigns from White House

Biden climate ambassador David Kieve, who is husband of communications director Kate Bedingfield, resigns from the White House David Kieve, a longtime Biden climate aide who worked on the 2020 presidential campaign, leaves administration He is married to White House communications director Kate Bedingfield The reasons for leaving are unclear Another senior climate official left […]

Maritime traffic connects Antarctic fragile coasts with ecosystems around the world

Importance The movements of vessels related to fishing, tourism, research and supply expose the Antarctic continent to human impacts. Until now, only rough estimates or industry-specific information have been available to inform evidence-based policies aimed at mitigating the introduction of non-native marine species. The Southern Ocean of Antarctica is home to a unique biota and […]

“Don’t Look Up”: Hollywood’s Introduction on Climate Denial Illustrates 5 Myths That Fuel the Rejection of Science

Gale Sinatra, University of Southern California and Barbara K. Hofer, Middlebury Every disaster movie seems to open with an ignored scientist. “Don’t Look” is no exception – in fact, people flatly ignore or deny the scientific evidence. Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence play astronomers who make a literally heartbreaking discovery, then attempt to persuade the […]

New study shows ecosystem protection takes priority over planting trees for carbon storage

Planting trees is a necessity to help remove carbon from the atmosphere. However, this is not enough. Yes, there has been a lot of awareness around tree planting. Even Elon Musk advocated for tree planting. However, a new study has found that protecting ecosystems should be the top priority. The study, published in Nature, stressed […]

What Netflix Don’t Look Up tells us about the climate crisis

WHEN I first thought of writing about Don’t Look Up, Netflix’s big Christmas Eve release – a climate change allegory that trades global warming for the threat of a “killer comet” planets “heading towards Earth – I thought of this as a relatively light topic for my Christmas week environmental column. But, of course, this […]

Hollywood’s third climate change strike?

You have to take a break from the superb cast and try an A-for-Effort on “Don’t Look Up”. The failures of the film are due to its subject: that the real catastrophe of climate change would make a terrible major film. It’s already done. Twice. Before a few words on “Don’t Look Up”, let’s go […]

Climate Change Satire ‘Don’t Look Up’ Sets Netflix Audience Record

Los Angeles, January 7 (IANS): Adam McKay’s climate change satire “Don’t Look Up” topped Netflix’s global audience ratings from Dec. 27 to Jan. 2, totaling 152.29 million hours worldwide over the course of the week. Figures released by Netflix and reported by ‘Deadline’ show that at a time when apocalyptic films are breaking world records, […]

Climate change to hit west coast power grid, 2 NCSU studies warn

RALEIGH – Two new studies by a researcher at North Carolina State University offer insight into what West Coast electricity consumers might experience in two different future scenarios: one where excessive heat from climate change is straining the power supply, and one where the grid shifts to renewables. energy while the climate follows historical trends. […]

Climate change and man-made pollution devastate Florida’s ecosystems (Video)

Homepage ” Politics ” Climate change and man-made pollution devastate Florida’s ecosystems (Video) Posted By: XYZ Social News December 29, 2021 Warming waters and pollutants are destroying manatee, fish and coral habitats in and around the state of Florida. CBS News meteorologist and climate scientist Jeff Berardelli has traveled to Florida to investigate the dilemma […]

Millstein-Turnbach-Perugini: A victory for the protection of Vermont’s ecosystems

This commentary is by Macie Millstein, Cassady Turnbach and Nicholas Perugini, who live in Burlington and are affiliated with the University of Vermont. To address the threats of climate change and natural resource scarcity, our government officials must implement policies that encourage conservation while punishing corporate neglect. While not a silver bullet, the idea of […]

Coastal Bend’s carbon-capturing natural ecosystems can help reduce CO2

Patrick D. Larkin, Ph.D. Whether you’re a gardener, hunter, hiker, or someone who just loves the view from your garden, you’ve probably been impressed with the variety and fertility of plant life at some point. As someone who has worked with plants for over three decades, I am always amazed by their ability to grow […]

How do extreme weather conditions affect marine ecosystems? • Earth.com

Extreme weather events created by human-induced climate change have been on the rise around the world. Droughts, floods and storms often occur in combinations that intensify impacts. Research on extreme weather events has primarily focused on land-based impacts, and few studies have looked closely at the changes occurring in the largest part of the Earth […]

Earth today | Adaptation Fund: Increasing Ecosystem Resilience in Uganda | News

SUBSISTENCE FARMING employs most of the labor force in Uganda and provides livelihoods for 68% of households. The country also experiences high rates of poverty and population growth and experiences a number of climate change impacts such as landslides and floods. Growing pressure and demand on natural resources for agriculture is exacerbating ecosystem degradation and […]

Protect ecosystems first for maximum carbon storage, study finds

When it comes to slowing down climate change, there is a natural solution that has recently taken hold of the world: large-scale tree planting and reforestation. But a new study warns that other natural climate solutions should be considered first. By comparing different natural climate solutions according to four criteria, the study proposes a hierarchy: […]