climate-change

Akron Beacon Journal
23 hours ago
OMG science

Who will help us survive our fragile climate moment? | Guest column

Truth is essential for democracy and addressing climate change denial.
Michael Mann's book highlights the urgency of climate change and the need for truth and action.
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Los Angeles Times
4 hours ago
OMG science

Scientists warn that a crucial ocean current could collapse, altering global weather

AMOC weakening under climate change could lead to catastrophic global weather pattern changes.
Chances of AMOC collapse are low but consequences are significant and warrant attention.
www.mercurynews.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Crucial Atlantic Ocean current system gets closer to collapse

An abrupt shutdown of Atlantic Ocean currents could put large parts of Europe in a deep freeze
A collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) could cause worldwide food and water shortages
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Atlantic Ocean circulation nearing devastating' tipping point, study finds

The circulation of the Atlantic Ocean is heading towards a tipping point that would have dire implications for the climate system and humanity.
The breakdown of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (Amoc) is being accelerated by the melting of Greenland's glaciers and Arctic ice sheets.
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renewable-energy
www.independent.co.uk
5 hours ago
Environment

Germany plans to enable underground storage of carbon dioxide at offshore sites

Germany plans to enable underground carbon storage at offshore sites to combat climate change.
Opponents question the effectiveness of carbon capture and storage compared to other renewable energy sources like solar and wind.
www.npr.org
5 days ago
Environment

Wind Power Is Taking Over A West Virginia Coal Town. Will The Residents Embrace It? : Consider This from NPR

Keyser, WV is transitioning to renewable energy due to job loss in coal industry and climate change pressures.
National shift to renewable energy boosted by climate policy such as the Inflation Reduction Act.
The Nation
5 days ago
Environment

Hydropower Won't Stop the Climate Crisis-It Might Make It Worse

Climate change is causing water shortages worldwide.
Competition over water resources can lead to conflict and wars.
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Mail Online
21 hours ago
OMG science

Data reveals where climate change skeptics and believers live in US

Climate change skepticism more prevalent in Republican-led states
Strong correlation between political affiliation, education, Covid-19 vaccination rates, and income
www.theguardian.com
1 day ago
OMG science

Antarctica sea ice reaches alarming low for third year in a row

Sea ice coverage around Antarctica dropped below 2m sq km for the third consecutive year, indicating a regime shift and critical transition.
The past three years have been the three lowest on record for Antarctic sea ice extent, with scientists observing a significant decline in sea ice coverage.
www.nytimes.com
2 days ago
France politics

Farmers Clash With Police and Macron at Paris Agricultural Fair

French farmers protest against President Macron at agricultural show in Paris
Farmers express frustration over rising costs, unfair competition, and EU regulations on climate change
USA TODAY
3 days ago
OMG science

CO2 is 0.04% of the atmosphere. That doesn't mean climate change is a 'hoax' | Fact check

CO2 is only 0.04% of the atmosphere, but it plays a crucial role in climate change.
Misleading claims like labeling climate change a 'hoax' based on CO2 percentage are debunked by scientists.
State of the Planet
2 days ago
Environment

Designing Impactful Climate Literacy Education for Emergency Management-and Beyond

Emergency managers face challenges due to more frequent and unpredictable climate impacts.
Research aims to understand emergency managers' perspectives on climate change and sustainability for better training and education paths.
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
Environment

Opinion | Let's Build a Climate Wall of Shame

Disconnect between action and impact in climate change.
Proposal for a climate memorial to hold deniers accountable.
BBC News
3 days ago
UK politics

Rishi Sunak backs protesting Welsh farmers

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak publicly supports protesting farmers in Wales.
Protests in Wales over proposed changes to farm subsidies, including 10% land use for trees and wildlife habitat.
BBC News
3 days ago
London

Bumblebee spotters asked to help Royal Parks

Queen bumblebees are emerging earlier due to increasing temperatures, posing risks.
Royal Parks charity seeks public help to monitor bumblebee activity and combat risks.
Kqed
3 days ago
California

February's Storms Doubled California Snowpack, March Could Bring More Wet Weather | KQED

California snowpack increased due to recent storms.
Uneven snow distribution across Sierra Nevada.
www.nytimes.com
3 days ago
Environment

Opinion | Just How Many People Will Die From Climate Change?

Climate change impact debates include controversial mortality estimations based on temperature rise.
Estimations of climate change mortality vary greatly, from tens of millions to hundreds of millions.
Slate Magazine
1 week ago
OMG science

A Key Plot Point From The Day After Tomorrow Is Set to Come True. Yes, It's Freaky.

The Atlantic Ocean's currents may collapse due to melting ice sheets in Greenland, impacting global climate.
The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is crucial for regulating global temperatures and is equivalent to the Earth's thermostat.
Mail Online
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Earth surpassed 'doomed' 2.7F warming limit for the first time in 2023

The Earth recorded its highest 12-month average temperature on record, exceeding 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit (1.5C) of warming.
Scientists warn that passing this threshold could cause irreversible harm to the planet and future generations.
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
Environment

Have We Crossed a Dangerous Warming Threshold? Here's What to Know.

The average global temperature over the past 12 months was more than 1.5 degrees Celsius higher than at the beginning of the industrial age.
The temperature targets set by the Paris Agreement represent guardrails for humanity to avoid the worst consequences of global warming.
www.aljazeera.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

First time world exceeds 1.5C warming limit over 12-month period

Global warming has exceeded temperatures of 1.5 degrees Celsius over a 12-month period, according to European climate monitors.
The world has not yet permanently breached the crucial 1.5C warming threshold outlined in the Paris climate agreement.
The world also experienced its hottest January on record, continuing a run of exceptional heat fueled by climate change.
english.elpais.com
2 weeks ago
Environment

Eight months of consecutive heat records: January 2024 was the warmest ever on Earth

2023 was the hottest year on record since the mid-19th century.
Last month was the warmest January ever recorded, continuing a trend of record-breaking temperatures.
www.france24.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Global temperatures breach 1.5C limit over 12 months period for first time

Earth has experienced 12 consecutive months with temperatures 1.5C hotter than pre-industrial levels, according to Europe's climate monitor.
Climate change, intensified by the El Nino phenomenon, has led to extreme weather events and record-breaking warming in 2023.
www.nytimes.com
4 days ago
New York City

Sanctuaries Can Protect Animals From Abuse, but Not From Climate Change.

Increased rainfall due to climate change poses threats to animal sanctuaries like Catskill Animal Sanctuary.
Neglected and ailing sheep rescued by the sanctuary faced health risks from foot rot due to soggy pastures.
www.france24.com
4 days ago
Left-wing politics

Biden calls Putin a 'crazy SOB', criticises Trump's Navalny comparison during fundraiser

President Biden called Putin a 'crazy SOB' at a public fundraising event in California.
Biden emphasized the existential threat of climate change despite worrying about nuclear conflict with Russia.
Sacramento Bee
4 days ago
Left-wing politics

Biden calls Putin a 'crazy SOB' and takes aim at Trump during fundraiser for 2024 election

Biden criticized Putin as a 'crazy SOB' and denounced Trump's comparison to Navalny.
Biden expressed astonishment at Trump's comments and the moral compass of MAGA Republicans.
News
4 days ago
Public health

BU-Harvard research coordinating center hosts inaugural climate and health conference

Individual accountability is crucial for combatting the health crisis of climate change.
Climate change impacts all aspects of human health and requires urgent action.
sfist.com
4 days ago
San Francisco

Swedish Crown Princess Visits San Francisco to Open New Consulate

Crown Princess Victoria inaugurated the new Swedish consulate in San Francisco, strengthening ties with California in innovation and climate change.
The visit highlighted the shared values and desire for collaboration between San Francisco and Sweden, with an emphasis on technology and green transition.
Nature
5 days ago
OMG science

Scientists under arrest: the researchers taking action over climate change

Climate scientist Peter Kalmus is deeply alarmed by the state of the planet due to climate change.
Kalmus abandoned his astrophysics career to focus on the impact of intensifying temperatures and is frustrated by policymakers' lack of appropriate response.
Columbia
1 week ago
OMG science

Science for the Planet: Uncovering the Mysteries of Greenland's Melting Ice Sheets

Remote sensing data from satellites reveal Greenland's ice melting processes contributing significantly to sea-level rise.
Greenland and Antarctica to contribute around 50% to total sea-level rise in the coming decades with no anticipated slowdown.
www.nytimes.com
5 days ago
Cars

Opinion | A Setback for the Transition to Electric Vehicles

Big Auto and others pressured Biden administration to delay switch to electric cars.
Maintaining support for EV purchases is crucial for transitioning to cleaner vehicles.
Columbia
1 week ago
Women in technology

Celebrating Women in Science: Tree-Ring Researcher Rose Oelkers

Tree-ring science offers insights into climate change and ecosystem responses.
Female mentors can play a crucial role in encouraging women to pursue careers in science.
Truthout
5 days ago
Environment

Why Is the US Producing More Oil and Natural Gas Than Ever Under Biden?

2024 likely to be one of the five warmest years on record
U.S. crude oil production at all-time high despite climate action promises
Truthout
5 days ago
Environment

Hydropower Won't Solve the Climate Crisis, But New Dams May Lead to Water Wars

Climate change is causing a global water crisis with drying rivers and lakes, leading to potential conflicts over limited water resources.
Construction of dams, being built at an unprecedented pace globally, could exacerbate the water crisis by further reducing river flow and threatening ecosystems.
www.independent.co.uk
6 days ago
UK news

Rishi Sunak accuses Vladimir Putin of setting off energy and food price bomb'

Rishi Sunak accuses Putin of triggering energy and food price inflation.
Focus on strengthening food security due to climate change and instability.
Futurism
6 days ago
OMG science

Scientists Propose Hacking Viruses to Fight Climate Change

Viruses in ocean water and Arctic ice may help trap carbon emissions, aiding in mitigating climate change.
Scientists are using AI modeling and genome sequencing to identify viruses with 'underwater carbon metabolism' that can eat carbon.
Washington Post
1 week ago
Environment

Five ways El Nino is wreaking havoc in South America

El Niño weather system worsened by climate change impacts South America
Fires in Colombia endanger unique plant frailejón
theconversation.com
1 week ago
Science

How El Nino Will Influence 2024 Weather

El Nino weather patterns have been causing wild weather in North America, but it is starting to weaken and will likely be gone by late spring 2024.
El Nino raises global temperatures and brings more rainfall, while La Nina events tend to be slightly cooler.
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
Public health

Brazil Has a Dengue Emergency, Portending a Health Crisis for the Americas

Brazil is experiencing a surge in cases of dengue fever, with the Health Ministry expecting over 4.2 million cases this year.
Factors contributing to the outbreak include El Nino, climate change, record heat, and above-average rainfall in the country.
www.cbc.ca
2 weeks ago
Canada news

Toronto breaks temperature record as unseasonable warmth hits Ontario | CBC News

Temperatures are soaring in Ontario, with Toronto breaking a daily record.
Other cities in Ontario are also experiencing unseasonably warm temperatures.
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
Environment

2024 Begins With More Record Heat Worldwide

January 2024 was the hottest January ever recorded, both on land and in the oceans
The warming of the oceans is a reliable indicator of climate change and can have negative impacts on weather patterns and marine life
Mail Online
1 week ago
OMG science

Six technologies which could help control global warming

Geoengineering and carbon capture projects aim to remove CO2 from the atmosphere to mitigate climate change.
Technologies like blocking the sun with sulfur particles and brightening clouds are being researched for climate solutions.
Mail Online
1 week ago
Environment

What's the science behind the green battleground over home appliances?

Polyvinyl alcohol-containing detergent pods or sheets could be banned in New York
Growing green regulations targeting household products aim to combat climate change.
TheLeafsNation
1 week ago
Toronto Maple Leafs

On this day in 2011, the Leafs trade Tomas Kaberle to the Boston Bruins

Margaret Atwood's activism towards climate change
The incorporation of environmental themes in Atwood's work
Nytimes
1 week ago
OMG science

Opinion | A Slap Shot Against Climate Denial

Climate change is a reality with consequences like melting polar ice and rising sea levels.
Scientists researching climate change face attacks that threaten their work and reputations.
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
Cars

Biden Administration Is Said to Slow Early Stage of Shift to Electric Cars

The Biden administration plans to relax requirements on automakers to rapidly increase sales of electric vehicles, aiming for a sharp increase after 2030.
The administration faces challenges balancing climate goals with industry and labor concerns, with potential repercussions for the climate and the automotive sector.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
OMG science

Very cool: trees stalling effects of global heating in eastern US, study finds

Reforestation in the eastern US has helped counter rising temperatures caused by climate change.
The vast reforested areas in the eastern US are larger than England and have contributed to cooling temperatures in the region.
Los Angeles Times
1 week ago
Environment

Opinion: Is the restoration of California's cutest keystone species worth it?

Sea otters play a crucial role in maintaining marine ecosystems, despite being perceived as a threat by some individuals.
Debates and studies are ongoing regarding the potential reintroduction of sea otters to their historic range to address population challenges and ecological impacts.
Ars Technica
1 week ago
OMG science

Skyrocketing ocean temperatures have scientists scratching their heads

Global sea surface temperatures have been breaking daily high records since March 2023.
The anomalously hot ocean water could trigger major ecological problems and impact hurricane season.
Futurism
1 week ago
Environment

Bill Nye Issues Warning for the World

Greenland's massive ice sheet is melting due to climate change, releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
The melting of Greenland's ice sheet is causing rising sea levels, disrupting weather patterns, and potentially impacting the circulation of the ocean.
Axios
1 week ago
Environment

Florida Keys' coral reefs devastated by 2023's marine heat wave

Less than 22% of the surveyed staghorn coral in Florida Keys is still alive after a severe marine heat wave last year.
Coral bleaching caused by warm water temperatures is a significant threat to coral reefs.
www.npr.org
1 week ago
OMG science

Migrating animals undergo perilous journeys every year. Humans make it more dangerous : Short Wave

Nearly half of the world's already threatened migratory species have declining populations, and more than a fifth of the 1,200 migratory species monitored by the U.N. are threatened with extinction.
The two greatest threats to migratory species are overexploitation and habitat loss from human activities. Invasive species, climate change, and pollution are also contributing factors.
grist.org
1 week ago
Science

Valley Fever Cases Surge after California's Atmospheric River Downpour

Intensifying winter rainstorms in California are spreading a deadly fungal disease called Valley fever.
Last year, California recorded the highest number of Valley fever cases ever documented.
BBC News
1 week ago
UK politics

Gen Kitchen: Labour Party 'ready' to serve UK people

The Labour Party is ready to serve the people of the UK.
The party is prioritizing issues such as fair wages, affordable housing, and climate change.
subscriber.politicopro.com
1 week ago
OMG science

Solar Geoengineering Looks to Silicon Valley for New Wave of Funding

Climate scientists, activists, and philanthropists met to prepare for increased funding for solar geoengineering in Silicon Valley.
The meeting aimed to set best practices for philanthropic-funded studies into solar radiation management.
Supporters of solar geoengineering argue that it could replicate natural cooling phenomena.
Futurism
1 week ago
OMG science

Scientists Desperately Studying How to Hack Climate

Researchers are exploring large-scale geoengineering methods to combat climate change, despite the unknown consequences of these methods.
One project involves adding an alkaline solution to the ocean to combat oceanic acidity, while another involves shooting particles into the atmosphere to reflect solar radiation.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 week ago
Science

Electric Vehicles Aren't Ready for Extreme Heat and Cold. Here's How to Fix Them

Extreme cold weather affects the performance of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, leading to longer charging times and reduced driving range.
Carmakers and scientists are working on solutions to improve the performance of EV batteries in extreme weather conditions.
Axios
1 week ago
Environment

Amazon rainforest nears tipping points, but it's not too late: study finds

As much as half of the Amazon rainforest may cross tipping points as soon as 2050, affecting Earth's biodiversity and carbon balance sheet.
Greenhouse gas emissions cuts and curbs in deforestation can reduce the likelihood and severity of large-scale shifts in the Amazon rainforest.
www.scientificamerican.com
1 week ago
Public health

Farmers in Crisis, Long Overlooked, Are Finally Getting Mental Health Support

The stresses of running a struggling family farm have led many farmers to consider therapy.
Financial uncertainty, physical isolation, and climate change-related crop yield unpredictability are contributing to a mental health crisis among farmers.
subscriber.politicopro.com
1 week ago
OMG science

AI Reveals Hotspots of Climate Denial

Nearly 15 percent of Americans still deny climate change according to a study using AI to gather social media data.
People with similar climate views tend to form echo chambers on social media, making it difficult for scientists to combat misinformation.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
OMG science

Amazon rainforest could reach tipping point' by 2050, scientists warn

10% to 47% of Amazonian forests will be threatened by a combination of impacts including global warming, changing rainfall, deforestation and fires.
This could trigger the collapse of forest ecosystems, causing irreversible loss of wildlife, affecting rainfall, and hitting lives and livelihoods.
Mail Online
1 week ago
Environment

Would you pay to fight climate change? 69% of world population would

The majority of the world population is willing to make a significant financial contribution to fight climate change.
Richest countries are less willing to contribute financially to fight climate change.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
Education

By preserving the language, you reinforce communities': a school saving one of Louisiana's oldest dialects

Louisiana's first dual-language program teaches Metropolitan French alongside local French dialects spoken by the Indigenous and Cajun communities.
Preserving Indian French, as community members call it, has taken on new urgency as climate-related hurricanes and coastal erosion threaten to displace the Pointe-au-Chien tribe.
euronews
1 week ago
Environment

Where in Europe sees climate migration as a bigger threat than Russia?

European voters are more worried about climate change-driven migration than the threat posed by Russia.
Concerns about mass migration as a result of war or climate change have overtaken Russian aggression as a top concern.
www.dw.com
2 weeks ago
World news

MSC 2024: Migration, Russia challenge global security DW 02/12/2024

Geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty will increase in the world by 2024, according to the Munich Security Conference (MSC) report.
Migration through war and climate change is seen as a greater threat than an aggressive Russia, according to the MSC survey.
www.dw.com
2 weeks ago
World news

MSC 2024: Migration, Russia challenge global security DW 02/12/2024

The world in 2024 will be characterized by a downward trend in world politics, marked by an increase in geopolitical tensions and economic uncertainty.
Migration through war and climate change are now seen as more important threats to security than an aggressive Russia.
syracuse
2 weeks ago
Left-wing politics

Biden takes Manhattan with 3 fundraisers in 4 hours on a February afternoon

Biden framed the 2024 election as being about stopping Donald Trump.
Biden emphasized that Trump is an existential threat and will try to undo everything that has been done.
Futurism
1 week ago
OMG science

Scientists Say the Atlantic Current Appears to Be on the Verge of Collapse

The Atlantic Ocean's circulation system, known as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), is at risk of shutting down within a century due to climate change.
If AMOC shuts down, it could lead to severe and cascading global consequences, including dramatic drops in temperature for entire continents.
Global warming and the melting of ice sheets and glaciers could disrupt AMOC by diluting the density of the ocean's salty water, causing the conveyor belt of heat to North America and Europe to weaken.
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
OMG science

Polar bears risk starvation as they face longer ice-free periods in the Arctic

Polar bears in the Hudson Bay are at risk of starvation due to the lengthening periods without Arctic Sea ice.
Despite the lack of sea ice, polar bears are still trying to find food by expanding their diets and searching the landscape for resources.
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
Chicago Bears

Is That Polar Bear Getting Enough to Eat? Try a Collar With a Camera.

Climate change is impacting the availability of sea ice in the Far North, affecting polar bears' ability to hunt seals.
Polar bears are faced with limited options on land when the sea ice melts, and foraging for alternative food sources is not enough to sustain their body mass.
BKReader
1 week ago
Brooklyn

'Nature Your City' to Combat Flooding in BK

Brooklyn has too many people living in flood zones due to the lack of forestry and prevalence of concrete and asphalt.
Increasing floods in New York City are linked to rising carbon dioxide levels and climate change, as well as the city's lack of natural infrastructure.
theconversation.com
1 week ago
OMG science

If the Atlantic Ocean Loses Circulation, What Happens Next?

The Atlantic Ocean's circulation has slowed over the past two decades, possibly to its weakest state in almost a millennium.
If the circulation hits a tipping point, it could fully shut down within a century, causing severe climate changes.
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
Right-wing politics

Opinion | America Between Jesus and Faust

The future of America could be centered around the Sunbelt cities and the West, but there are concerns about the impact of climate change on these regions.
Rod Dreher argues that while America may be doing well materially, it lacks a sense of cosmic purpose and common values beyond individualism.
Axios
1 week ago
OMG science

UN: Nearly half of migratory species are in decline as global extinction risks rise

More than a fifth of migratory species are threatened with extinction, with habitat loss and overexploitation being the biggest threats.
97% of listed migratory fish are at risk of extinction due to habitat loss and overexploitation, climate change, pollution, and invasive species.
www.esquire.com
1 week ago
OMG science

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Current Is Very Messed Up

Scientists have found a way to detect an early warning signal for the collapse of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), which plays a vital role in regulating the climate of large parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
There is uncertainty over when and how fast the AMOC will slow or halt due to climate change, but the consequences could be catastrophic, with some parts of Europe potentially seeing temperatures plunge by up to 30 degrees Celsius over a century.
Mail Online
1 week ago
OMG science

Greenland is turning GREEN: Area of ice the size of Wales has melted

11,000 sq miles of Greenland's ice sheet and glaciers melted over three decades
Loss represents about 1.6 per cent of Greenland's total ice and glacier cover
Los Angeles Times
1 week ago
Los Angeles

Flood damage raises alarms about California's next 'disaster insurance gap'

Increasing severe weather events in Southern California, such as floods and mudslides, are becoming the new normal.
Many residents in imperiled areas are unable to secure sufficient insurance policies to protect their homes and belongings.
New York Post
1 week ago
Left-wing politics

Dozens of protesters arrested for breaching Biden's Delaware campaign HQ as organizer warns 'young people won't support' prez

Lefty activists arrested for breaching Biden's campaign headquarters in protest of his climate and Israel-Hamas policies.
Protesters accused Biden of going back on his campaign promise regarding drilling on public lands.
Mail Online
2 weeks ago
OMG science

The real-life Day After Tomorrow: Gulf Stream could COLLAPSE by 2025

Melting glaciers could shut down the Gulf Stream, leading to a new Ice Age scenario.
Scientists warn that an abrupt shutdown of Atlantic Ocean currents is looking more likely than ever.
www.dw.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Why are great animal migrations collapsing? DW 02/12/2024

Animal migrations are remarkable feats of nature, with species traveling thousands of kilometers to find food, avoid cold winters, and reach breeding grounds.
Migratory animals face increasing threats, including habitat destruction, climate change, and illegal hunting, highlighting the need for conservation efforts.
www.france24.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

One in five migratory species faces extinction, UN report warns

One in five migratory species is threatened with extinction and 44% are seeing their populations decline.
Humans are the main cause of the threats to migratory species, through habitat destruction, hunting, pollution, and climate change.
Los Angeles Times
2 weeks ago
Environment

Opinion: Cement is a big part of the carbon problem. Here's how to make it part of the solution

Cement production is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, contributing to climate change.
New technologies are being developed to reduce cement's carbon emissions and potentially capture carbon from the atmosphere.
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Atmospheric river storms are getting stronger, and deadlier. The race to understand them is on

Scientists are using advanced tools to measure and study atmospheric rivers like the recent storm in California.
Warming oceans are making atmospheric rivers more dangerous, causing deadly floods and significant damage.
Los Angeles Times
2 weeks ago
Los Angeles

L.A. staved off disaster this time. When will our luck run out as extreme weather worsens?

Massive rainfall in Southern California caused the L.A. River to reach one-third of its capacity.
A century of public works projects have lessened the flood threat in Southern California, but climate change presents new challenges.
Axios
2 weeks ago
OMG science

First U.S.-India joint space mission will deliver hyper-detailed view of Earth

The upcoming NASA-ISRO NISAR mission will provide a hyper-detailed view of Earth with its two radar instruments.
The mission will help tackle global challenges by observing changes in Earth's surface and providing key information for climate models.
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
UK politics

Scuttling his flagship green policy, Sir Keir Starmer has imperilled his credibility | Andrew Rawnsley

Labour's green prosperity plan, which aimed to invest £28bn a year in transitioning to a carbon-free economy, has been abandoned by Sir Keir Starmer.
The plan was touted as Labour's flagship policy, intended to create high-skilled jobs and make Britain competitive in the global green technologies race.
Although Sir Keir Starmer insists elements of the plan are still being retained, the investment in green energy, homes, and jobs has shrunk to a fraction of the original proposal.
www.france24.com
2 weeks ago
France news

Climate activist Greta Thunberg joins protest against new French motorway

Greta Thunberg joined a banned anti-motorway protest in southern France.
Protesters oppose the construction of a new motorway, citing environmental concerns.
Truthout
2 weeks ago
Left-wing politics

"We Can't Wait": Sanders Says Green New Deal Needed Now More Than Ever

The Green New Deal is still considered necessary in light of escalating climate change and the influence of the fossil fuel industry.
New polling shows that the Green New Deal and related proposals remain popular among voters, particularly Democrats.
therealdeal.com
2 weeks ago
LA real estate

1.1M SoCal Homes Face Risk of Flash Flood Damage

1. One in five residential properties in Southern California have a moderate or greater risk of suffering damage from flash floods.
2. Typical home insurance policies do not cover flood damage, so a separate flood policy is required.
PUNCH
2 weeks ago
Cocktails

Time to Burn the Ice?

Arctic Ice, a startup shipping ice from Greenland's glaciers, is facing backlash for potentially accelerating climate change.
The company claims to harvest free-floating icebergs, not glacier ice, and has permits to take a small percentage of Greenlandic ice that falls into the ocean annually.
Los Angeles Times
2 weeks ago
California

This L.A. suburb buckles under extreme heat and record rain. 'Something's going on.'

Climate change and extreme weather events have been impacting Woodland Hills, a suburb in California's San Fernando Valley.
Woodland Hills has experienced record-breaking rainfall and temperatures in recent years.
www.scientificamerican.com
2 weeks ago
Environment

Beyond the Doom and Gloom, Here's How to Stimulate Climate Action

Doom and gloom messaging about climate change can spur climate action under certain circumstances.
The impact of climate doomerism on behavior is still being studied through large experiments.
subscriber.politicopro.com
2 weeks ago
Science

Wildfire Science Gets a Boost from Worried Insurance Companies

The U.S. insurance industry is investigating how wildfires spread through urban areas to better understand and mitigate their impact.
Wildfires are a relatively new major issue for the industry, resulting in less advanced science and data compared to other natural disasters such as hurricanes.
The Verge
2 weeks ago
OMG science

NASA's new mission will study microscopic plankton and aerosols from space

NASA launched a new mission called PACE to study plankton, aerosol, clouds, and the ocean ecosystem from space.
The goal of the mission is to better understand how microscopic plants and particles impact the planet and the climate cycle.
www.dw.com
2 weeks ago
OMG science

Did humanity just break the Paris climate agreement? DW 02/08/2024

Average global temperatures were more than 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than pre-industrial levels for 12 consecutive months.
Greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels are the main cause for the warming.
Los Angeles Times
2 weeks ago
OMG science

How California's storms are projected to become more extreme with climate change

Climate change is causing more intense and wetter storms in California.
The increase in temperature allows the atmosphere to hold more moisture, leading to more intense downpours.
WIRED
2 weeks ago
OMG science

NASA's New PACE Observatory Searches for Clues to Humanity's Future

Aerosols and phytoplankton are two influential factors in the world that have been difficult to study and understand. NASA's PACE mission aims to unravel their mysteries.
Phytoplankton and aerosols play a crucial role in climate dynamics and the health of ecosystems. Understanding their behavior is key to predicting how the world will change as it warms.
Ars Technica
2 weeks ago
OMG science

NASA launches a billion-dollar Earth science mission Trump tried to cancel

NASA's PACE mission has been launched to observe Earth's oceans and atmosphere from space.
The mission will study phytoplankton and aerosols to understand climate change.
BBC News
2 weeks ago
UK politics

Starmer confirms end of Labour's 28bn green policy plan

Labour drops flagship spending commitment for climate change and green jobs
Labour leader blames government for inability to reach £28bn figure
Revised plan only slows down in warm homes commitment
The Atlantic
2 weeks ago
Books

What to Read During a Warm, Weird Winter

Winter is changing due to climate change, with record-breaking cold temperatures and low snowfall becoming more common
The decline in snowpack is most significant in the southwestern and northeastern United States
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