Tag Archives: climate crisis

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Heather Drake: Preserving Maine’s Biodiversity, Keeping Ecosystems Intact

My son has a book – “At One: In a Place Called Maine” – which is described as a love letter to Maine, describing experiences author Lynn Plourde has encountered across the state. It takes readers to a yard with fawns, Mount Katahdin, cross-country skiing and camping. If people haven’t had a chance to read […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

In Tajikistan, a new type of deadly climate crisis has already arrived

Bakhton Doniyor, 50, lights a fire with pieces of charcoal and dried manure in the wood-burning stove of his home in Bulunkul, a village in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region in eastern Tajikistan. Her husband Bulbulov Doniyor, 55, pours instant coffee into a glass cup and kneels at the end of a colorful mop, covered in plates […]

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 […]

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 […]

EIT Hub Israel boosts innovation ecosystems

Jan 14, 2022 The State of Israel has officially partnered with Horizon Europe to foster breakthrough innovation. The program offers significant scientific and economic benefits to both Europe and Israel, and harbors immense potential for learning, exchange and collaboration. An example of such an exchange is the Ecosystem Summit organized by the EIT Hub in […]

Here’s how to repay developing countries for colonialism – and tackle the climate crisis | Michael Franczak and Olúfẹ́mi O Táíwò

AActivists who demand global reparations for colonialism and slavery are often accused of asking for the politically impossible. Internationally, however, reparations are more plausible than one might think. Indeed, an international mechanism to transfer resources to the formerly colonized world in a politically feasible way already exists: the policy instrument of “special drawing rights” (SDRs) […]

BTYSTE attendees address climate issues and Ireland’s threatened biodiversity

An environmentally friendly and inexpensive brown algae electrolyte that can be used in a battery to generate green electricity was developed by two students from Carrigtwohill, Co Cork. The algae acts as an electrolyte and is composed of “abundant, thermostable and biodegradable materials”, allowing the production of renewable electricity in a capacitor which stores 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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

Is the ocean the final platform for the conversation on climate change? Meet the creative collectives who carry their message to the seas

That first evening, after the call to prayer, the inhabitants of Koja Doi gathered on the quay. Young people perform a welcome dance in traditional bright orange costume. When they’re done, it’s Arka Kinari’s turn. The bridge turns into several stages. Nova kicks off, playing the goddess of the Southern Ocean, her ethereal song of […]

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. […]

Alongside climate change, COP26 must respond to the crisis of ecosystems

Photo: Pixabay/Nordseher The upcoming COP26, which is due to take place from October 31 to November 12, will focus on global carbon emissions and the daunting challenges of keeping the global temperature rise to a manageable level. It’s already a lofty goal, but delegates gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, and their British hosts are also expected […]

Environmental justice discourse stresses importance of equity ecosystems The Badger Herald

The intersection of equitable ecosystems and social justice takes on increasing importance as the climate crisis deepens. Jalonne L. White-Newsome, CEO and Founder of Empowering A Green Environment and Economy, understands the importance of these intersections as a strong advocate for environmental justice. White-Newsome brought his perspective to the University of Wisconsin Arboretum Virtual Conference […]

Move or Change: How Plants and Animals Try to Survive in a Warming World

Image credit: Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals Media When it comes to climate change, nature hasn’t had the luxury of waiting for dragging politicians, evasive corporations or science deniers. Countless species are already on the move. “Just as the planet is changing faster than expected, so are the plants and animals that inhabit it,” writes the biologist […]