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    Climate Change / Global Warming News Stories in the Past Month

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    • • 5 Oil Companies, Accused of Climate Change Destruction
      Chicago Begins a Lawsuit

      ICN

      Feb. 20, 2024 -The suit says BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Shell have hurt the city by discrediting science even as their products lead to “catastrophic consequences,” including strong storms, flooding, severe heat and shoreline erosion.

      Mayor Brandon Johnson’s administration filed a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court Tuesday that names those companies of discrediting science and misleading the public as the climate crisis continued to wreak havoc on the planet.

    • • Another Climate Impact Hits the Public’s Radar
      A Wetter World
      Is Mudslide City

      ICN

      Feb. 20, 2024 -L.A. saw 592 slides in one week, a reminder that excessive precipitation events set off more than flooding.

      Landslides following a series of atmospheric river storms this month left three homes on-the-edge of a cliff in Dana Point, Calif

    • • How Fellow Citizens Are Acting on Climate
      We May Be Under Estimating Them

      Anthrop

      Feb. 20, 2024 - Nearly 70% of the global population would give up 1% of their household income to stop climate change, according to a new survey of nearly 130,000 people in 125 countries.

      “The results are tremendously encouraging,” says study team member Armin Falk, a behavioral economist at the University of Bonn in Germany. “A very high proportion of the world’s population is willing to incur a personal economic cost to fight climate change and demands intensified political action.”

    • • She Grew Up Next Door to a Giant Refinery
      She’s Still Suffers
      From Environmental Trauma

      ICN

      Feb. 19, 2024 -Eco-anxiety, post-traumatic stress and other emotional maladies are increasing among those worried about climate change and impacted by environmental harms. The American Psychological Association defines the emerging area of research as “a chronic fear of environmental doom.”

      Sonya Sanders knows better than most the physical toll of living next door to an ecological hazard.

    • • More Wall Street Firms Are Flip-Flopping on Climate
      Here's Why

      NYT

      Feb. 19, 2024 - Many of the world’s biggest financial firms spent the past several years burnishing their environmental images by pledging to use their financial muscle to fight climate change.

      Now, Wall Street has flip-flopped.

    • • California: Get Ready for More Rain, Snow and Wind
      Yet another Atmospheric
      River to Slam California

      WAPO

      Feb. 18, 2024 -Several atmospheric rivers have soaked California this month, and another one is about to drench the Golden State. A days-long spate of active weather will bring downpours and possible flooding to California, as well as significant mountain snow, the chance of mudslides and even the risk of an isolated tornado.

      Click now for the story and a graphic image.

    • • A ‘Collapse’ Looms For Louisiana’s Coastal Wetlands
      The Overwhelming Majority of the State’s Wetlands — a Natural Buffer Against Hurricanes — Could Be Gone by 2070

      WAPO

      Feb. 15, 2024 -Rapidly rising seas are wreaking havoc on Louisiana’s coastal wetlands, and could devastate three-quarters of the state’s natural buffer against hurricanes in the coming decades, scientists found in a study published Thursday.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • 4 Astonishing Ocean Insights
      Revealing the Depth of Its Challenges

      ZME

      Feb. 15, 2024 -The ocean covers more than 70% of the surface of Earth and makes up a staggering 97% of all the water on our planet. These waters are not only the cradle of life but also the engine driving the planet’s climate, weather, and air quality. The photic zone, a thin veneer of the ocean’s surface, teems with microscopic life that produces much of the oxygen we breathe, while the oceans themselves act as a colossal carbon sink, moderating the increasingly warming global climate.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • American Farms and Farmers Are Declining
      Agriculture Secretary Urges Climate Action to Reverse the Trend

      ICN

      Feb. 14, 2024 -On Tuesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack helped unveil his agency’s Census of Agriculture, a huge quinquennial report that covers 6 million data points and gives the current state-of-the-state of American farms and farmers.

      In a presentation at the Department of Agriculture (USDA), Vilsack underscored his main takeaway: The number of American farms and farmers continues to decline, a fact that has broad consequences, he argued, beyond farming itself.

    • • Global Warming Could Drive Locust Outbreaks
      It May Create Favorable Conditions For Breeding and Swarming in Iran, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan

      ICN

      Feb. 14, 2024 -As global warming accelerates, scientists say it’s more important than ever to understand how climate extremes such as heatwaves, droughts and extreme rains affect locust outbreaks that can destroy billions of dollars worth of crops within a few weeks when the insects swarm.

      Click now to learn more.

    • • A Century of Reforestation
      Helped Keep the Eastern US Cool
      ‘Truth in Labeling’ Law is the Problem

      ICN

      Feb. 13, 2024 -Widespread 20th-century reforestation in the eastern United States helped counter rising temperatures due to climate change, according to new research. The authors highlight the potential of forests as regional climate adaptation tools, which are needed along with a decrease in carbon emissions.

      Click to read more from the American Geophysical Union.

    • • Wildfire Smoke Will Worsen
      Protections Are Few

      NYT

      Feb. 13, 2024 -Climate change is amplifying wildfires, and more smoke means higher risk of heart and lung disease from inhaling tiny particles that can drift far and wide, researchers said.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • U.S. Gas Producers Are Racing to Sell to Asia
      And Mexico Is Key

      NYT

      Feb. 13, 2024 -By next year, American natural gas will start flowing across Mexico to a major export terminal on the Pacific, reflecting a global energy landscape transformed by U.S. dominance in gas.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Methane Could Make or Break
      the World’s Global Warming Limit
      Where in Europe is it Leaking Most?

      ENG

      Feb. 13, 2024 -Madrid has suffered at least 17 major methane leaks in the last three years, according to new satellite data.

      During one super-emitter event last year, 25 tonnes an hour of the planet-warming gas was released by landfill sites on the outskirts of the Spanish city. That’s equivalent to the pollution pumped out by 3.9 million petrol cars running simultaneously.

    • • Coral Bleaching Releases Threatening Bacteria
      Putting a Further Strain On Reefs

      TGL

      Feb. 13, 2024 -A study by the University of Hawai‘i (UH) at M?noa and the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) has shed new light on the detrimental effects of coral bleaching on reef ecosystems.

      The collaborative research, which also involved contributions from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the University of California, Santa Barbara, has unveiled that during bleaching events, corals release specific organic compounds into their environment.

    • • The Climate Group That Caught Biden's Ear
      Chaos Is Its Brand

      ICN

      Feb. 11, 2024 -In less than a year, Climate Defiance has drawn the admiration of activists and the ire of government leaders and CEOs. It may be a sign of an appetite among activists for more peaceful but confrontational direct action.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Wisconsin Has Just Had Its First-Ever February Tornado
      Temperatures, Some 30 Degrees Above Average, Broke Numerous Records and Helped Fuel the Unusual Episode

      WAPO

      Feb. 9, 2024 -Amid record warm weather in the Upper Midwest — more typical of April than February — severe thunderstorms erupted Thursday. The storms spawned at least three tornadoes and multiple reports of large hail across Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. The most intense twister hit southern Wisconsin, becoming the state’s first February tornado on record.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Sharing Sewage Across Borders
      The Tijuana River Is Spewing Wastewater Into San Diego Amid Historic Storms

      ICN

      Feb. 9, 2024 -Doctors have reported surges of gastrointestinal illness when intense storms like this week’s atmospheric rivers overwhelm wastewater treatment plants and flood communities with raw sewage.

      Winding around 120 miles northward from Mexico to California before reaching the ocean on the U.S. side of the border, the Tijuana River carries millions—at times, billions—of gallons of sewage across the border each day.

    • • Extreme Climate Impacts From
      Collapse of a Key Atlantic Ocean Current
      Could be Worse Than
      Expected, a New Study Warns

      ICN

      Feb. 9, 2024 -Disruption of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Current could freeze Europe, scorch the tropics and increase sea level rise in the North Atlantic. The tipping point may be closer than predicted in the IPCC’s latest assessment.

      Click now for the story and a graphic illustration.

    • • SpaceX Launches Climate Observation Satellite for NASA
      Keeping a New
      Eye on Climate Indications

      ICN

      Feb. 8, 2024 -NASA launched a new climate observation satellite, packed with cutting-edge technology to gather information on Earth’s atmosphere and oceans, on a SpaceX launch system in early Thursday morning.

      The Plankton, Aerosol, Climate, ocean Ecosystem (PACE) satellite took off aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 system from Cape Canaveral, Fla., just after 1:30 a.m. Thursday. NASA said the launch was successful, and the spacecraft is performing as expected.

    • • Record January Caps Earth's
      First 12-Month Period Above 1.5°C
      Results of Ignoring the Warnings of the Scientific Community

      ICN

      Feb. 8, 2024 -New data shows that the Earth reached a potentially ominous temperature milestone last month.

      Why it matters: January 2024 marked the first time that the global average surface temperature anomaly exceeded 1.5°C during a 12-month period, according to the Copernicus Climate Change Service.

    • • Earth Was a Giant Snowball For Millions of Years
      Talk About Climate No-Change

      ZME

      Feb. 8, 2024 -If you were teleported back in time some 700 million years ago inside a spaceship overlooking our planet, the sight would be shocking. Instead of a marvelous blue marble, you’d see a glistening white ball.

      During this highly dramatic episode of Earth’s geologic history, scientists think that ice smothered the entire planet — from the poles to the equator. Temperatures were far below freezing virtually at every point on the globe.

    • • What Happens After El Niño?
      La Niña is Just Around the Corner

      WAPO

      Feb. 8, 2024 -Signs of a historically strong El Niño global climate pattern became obvious in recent weeks — including deadly fires in South America and deluges in California. Yet scientists are now predicting that the regime could disappear within months.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Beware: A Cheese Crisis Looms
      A Collapse In Microbe Diversity Puts These French Cheeses At Risk

      BCL Logo

      Feb. 7, 2024 -The soft cheese, which smells a bit like feet, is on the “verge of extinction,” according to the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). Other cheeses, including brie and various blues, are under threat, too, the group has warned.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Climate Change Will Bring Megafloods to California
      It's a Matter of Time Before a Megaflood Hits the State

      REUTERS

      Feb. 7, 2024 -The Santa Barbara police car blocked access to the bridge, lights flashing as the thundering, swollen brown river rampaged below. The water was running so high in this Southern California county that it gushed through the railings of the bridge, and poured out onto the road.

      This region is familiar with water scarcity – usually battling extreme heatwaves, wildfires, and drought. Now, Southern California is confronting an overabundance of water, in the form of torrential rain and life-threatening floods.

    • • Polar Bear’s Iceberg Snooze Melts Hearts
      Wins Wildlife Photo Award

      WAPO

      Feb. 7, 2024 -This dreamy image of a polar bear drifting to sleep on a bed carved into an iceberg is the winner of the 2023 Wildlife Photographer of the Year People’s Choice Award.

      Click now for the story and the image.

    • • 2024 Begins With More Record Heat Worldwide
      January Was the Eighth Month in a Row In Which Global Temperatures Blew Past Previous Records

      NYT

      Feb. 7, 2024 -Two years ago, Bank of America won kudos from climate activists for saying it would no longer finance new coal mines, coal-burning power plants or Arctic drilling projects because of the toll they take on the environment.

      The changes come as Republican lawmakers step up efforts to punish businesses that consider climate change and the environment in their operations.

    • • Hawaiian Electric Focuses On
      Wildfire Safety in $190M Grid Plan
      The Plan, Was Formulated After the Deadly 2023 Maui Wildfire

      PGI

      Feb. 6, 2024 -The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved Hawaiian Electric’s $190 million Climate Adaptation Transmission and Distribution Resilience Program application, which the utility says is meant to help defend against the increasing threat of wildfires and harden its five island electric grids against severe weather-related events fueled by climate change.

      Click now for more.

    • • Problems With Our Hurricane Warning System
      Is It Outdated?

      ICN

      Feb. 5, 2024 -As Typhoon Haiyan howled into the Philippines in November 2013, people knew that a powerful storm was coming, but they were not expecting a typhoon with 196 mile per hour winds, driving a storm surge up to 23 feet high. Haiyan killed more than 6,300 people, destroyed or damaged more than 1 million structures and pushed millions of people into poverty.

      A new study highlights the rising risks of storms that exceed a currently nonexistent ‘Category 6’ tropical storm rating in a warming world.

    • • Where Heavy Rainfall Deluged California
      The Story and a Map

      NYT

      Feb. 5, 2024 -A powerful atmospheric river inundated California late Sunday evening and Monday morning, bringing howling gusts and torrential rain that flooded roads, felled trees and snapped power lines. The storm lingered over Southern California on Monday, with some areas receiving record-breaking rainfall.

      Click now to learn more.

    • • The Fingerprints on Chile’s Fires and California Floods
      Blame El Niño and Warming

      NYT

      Feb. 5, 2024 -Two far-flung corners of the world, known for their temperate climates, are being buffeted by deadly disasters. Wildfires have killed more than 120 people as they swept the forested hillsides of Chile, and record-breaking rains have swelled rivers and triggered mudslides in Southern California.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Warming Might Be Worse Than Thought
      It's What Six
      Spongy Sea Creatures Suggest

      NYT

      Feb. 5, 2024 -Research on a long-lived but rarely seen species in the Caribbean is helping scientists piece together a revised history of climate change.

      Sponges collected deep below the surface carry chemical imprints that reflect historical water temperatures.

    • • EU Farmer Protests and Climate Change
      How They Relate

      “CBL

      Feb. 5, 2024 -From Berlin and Paris, to Brussels and Bucharest, European farmers have driven their tractors to the streets in protest over recent weeks.

      According to reports, these agricultural protesters from across the European Union have a series of concerns, including competition from cheaper imports, rising costs of energy and fertilizer, and environmental rules.

    • • What Data from Centuries-Old Sea Creatures Suggest
      The World is Warming
      Faster than Scientists Thought

      CNN

      Feb. 5, 2024 -Using sponges collected off the coast of Puerto Rico in the eastern Caribbean, scientists have calculated 300 years of ocean temperatures and concluded the world has already overshot one crucial global warming limit and is speeding toward another.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Results of the L.A. Mudslide
      What Was Lost — and Rediscovered

      WAPO

      Feb. 5, 2024 -Floods tore through some neighborhoods in California, leaving piles of rubble. In one of these, a family found treasured keepsakes, with some unexpected help.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Deadly Wildfires Kill at Least 64 in Chile
      Hillside Neighborhoods Around
      the Coastal Resort City
      Were the Hardest-Hit Areas

      WAPO

      Feb. 4, 2024 -Raging forest fires in central Chile have killed at least 64 people, President Gabriel Boric said Sunday, adding that the death toll would probably rise as high temperatures and droughts fan blazes across South America.

      “We know that figure is going to grow, it’s going to grow significantly,” Boric said in a televised speech to the nation, Reuters reported.

    • • Pacific Storm Douses California
      Roads Flooded and More

      REUTERS

      Feb. 2, 2024 - The first in a one-two punch of atmospheric river storms soaked Southern California with drenching rains on Thursday, triggering scattered flooding and rush-hour road closures in a precursor to a larger, wetter blast expected to sweep ashore over the weekend.

      The city of Long Beach, just south of Los Angeles, was one of the hardest-hit areas, with rainwater flooding a stretch of freeway and adjacent streets beneath a railroad bridge, leaving several vehicles submerged up to their roofs.

    • • Could a Giant Parasol in Outer
      Space Help Solve the Climate Crisis?
      Interest in Sun Shields, Once a Fringe Idea, Has Grown

      NYT

      Feb. 2, 2024 -It’s come to this. With Earth at its hottest point in recorded history, and humans doing far from enough to stop its overheating, a small but growing number of astronomers and physicists are proposing a potential fix that could have leaped from the pages of science fiction: The equivalent of a giant beach umbrella, floating in outer space.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Climate Change Has Killed 4 Million People Since 2000
      And That’s an Underestimate

      Grist

      Jan. 30, 2024 -In the early 2000s, as climate denialism was infecting political institutions around the world like a malevolent plague, an Australian epidemiologist named Anthony McMichael took on a peculiar and morbid scientific question: How many people were being killed by climate change?

      Click now to learn the answer to this most important question.

    • • Making Lab-Grown Meat Affordable
      Gene Editing Brings Us Closer to It

      ZME

      Feb. 1, 2024 -Meat production contributes significantly to greenhouse emissions. For instance, when one kilogram (2.2 lbs) of beef up is produced, about 60 kg (~132 lbs) of greenhouse gases are released.

      Obviously, we can’t stop everyone from eating beef or chicken or any other type of meat, but there is still a way to reduce emissions resulting from meat production.

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    • • Horses to the Swiss Alps for Snow Polo?
      Not So Fast

      NYT

      Jan. 31, 2024 -In St. Moritz, a ski resort town that revolves around winter tourism, high temperatures made full matches impossible and raised concerns about the future.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Does Discussing Geoengineering Derail Climate Action?
      New Study Puts it to the Test

      Anthrop

      Jan. 31, 2024 -In most cases, talking about about geoengineering—a set of technologies that manipulate the environment and atmosphere to reduce the effects of climate change—doesn’t steer people away from climate action, according to a new study.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • How the Next Two Atmospheric Rivers Will Affect California
      A “Pineapple Express” Hitting California Through Thursday Will Set the Stage for Another Week of Unsettled Weather Across the State

      NYT

      Jan. 30, 2024 -An atmospheric river of moisture, stretching over 3,000 miles past Hawaii, was streaming into California on Wednesday.

      Forecasters have warned California residents that unsettled weather through Thursday is likely to bring heavy rains, strong winds and mountain snow as the storm moves down along the West Coast.

    • • The Great American Natural Gas Reckoning is Upon Us
      So, Biden Paused LNG Exports -
      Does This Fix Climate Change?

      CT

      Jan. 30, 2024 -The Biden administration last week announced that it was pausing the permitting process for some new natural gas export projects, including a facility that would be the second-largest gas export terminal in the United States. It’s a move the White House said will help the U.S. meet its climate change goals, but it’s not clear how it will affect the economy, energy markets, or the environment.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Californaia West Coast In For Some Flooding
      Back-To-Back
      Atmospheric Rivers Will Hit

      CT

      Jan. 30, 2024 -Not one, but two atmospheric rivers — narrow plumes of robust tropical moisture — will deluge the West Coast over the next seven days, bringing a slew of hazardous impacts and disrupting travel.

      Heavy flooding rain, landslides, significant mountain snow and strong winds are all in the offing, coming in multiple waves during both the workweek and the weekend.

    • • The California and Big Oil Breakup
      After a Century-Long Affair

      REUTERS

      Jan. 29, 2024 - It is the end of an era for Big Oil in California, as the most populous U.S. state divorces itself from fossil fuels in its fight against climate change.

      California's oil output a century ago amounted to it being the fourth-largest crude producer in the U.S., and spawned hundreds of oil drillers, including some of the largest still in existence. Oil led to its car culture of iconic highways, drive-in theaters, banks and restaurants that endures today.

    • • Handling Transportation Emissions
      U.S. States Take the Lead

      CT

      Jan. 29, 2024 -Transportation is the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., and there can be no long-term, successful climate action absent progress in reducing emissions from this sector. Last November, the Department of Transportation released its long-awaited Greenhouse Gas Performance Measure rule, which is a common-sense rule requiring all 50 states to measure the climate impacts of their transportation choices and set reduction targets.

      Click now for more.

    • • In Carbon Terms, Grass-Feed Beef is Not the Greenest Choice
      Pasture-Finished Beef Was Significantly More Carbon-Intensive than the Grain-Finished Alternative

      Anthrop

      Jan. 26, 2024 -The idea of a free-ranging cow grazing on lush, grassy hills has elevated the status of pasture-fed beef in consumers’ minds. But now researchers say that this product actually comes with a substantial additional climate cost, compared to meat sourced from grain-fed cows.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Texas Alligators Are Freezing
      Here's How They're Surviving

      ZME

      Jan. 26, 2024 -In the heart of Beaumont, Texas, a recent cold snap has revealed a remarkable survival strategy of the American alligator. Last week’s frigid temperatures, plummeting to a low of 18 degrees Fahrenheit, led to an astonishing natural phenomenon: alligators frozen underwater, yet still very much alive. Here’s how they pull it off.

    • • Louisiana and Texas Face Flooding
      More Rain Expected Across the South

      NYT

      Jan. 25, 2024 -Heavy downpours over parts of Louisiana and Texas this week have caused significant flooding, meteorologists and officials said, and more rain is forecast to soak the region through the end of the week.

      As of Thursday morning, Brenham, Texas, between Austin and Houston, had received more than 12 inches of rain each, according to the National Weather Service.

    • • Thick Fog is Blanketing a Record Stretch of the U.S.
      Dense Fog Advisories Affected Nearly a Third of the U.S. Population and 27 States Thursday Morning

      WAPO

      Jan. 25, 2024 -Since Tuesday, record amounts of fog have blanketed the Lower 48 states, lowering visibility, disrupting flights, causing vehicle accidents and even delaying schools.

      At least two decades have passed since the United States was this foggy.

    • • A Historic and Devastating Drought in the Amazon
      Climate Change is the Culprit

      ICN

      Jan. 24, 2024 -Climate change was the primary driver of a massive drought in the Amazon basin in 2023 and will likely cause future extreme droughts, with potentially dire consequences for global efforts to cut greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new report from World Weather Attribution.

      Click now to read all about it.



    Of Possible Climate Change Interest

     

  • Climate Change in the American Mind:
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  • Add Climate Change to the Afghanistan's Woes
  • Global Warming Vs. Climate Change:
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  • Bad Future, Better Future
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    and Storing It Underground
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    From Sea Level Rise and Storm Surges
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    That Can Cause Homes to Collapse
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    Part of the Climate Solution?
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    Indonesian Capital to Move
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    Lake Vanished In Days
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  • What Keeps Climate
    Scientists Up at Night?
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  • Climate Change and Mercury Toxicity
  • Great Barrier Reef's Great Challenge
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  • It's Our Planet (While We Still Have It)
  • Greenhouse Gasses and Climate Reality
  • The Carbon Fee & Dividend Act
  • How About 'No Glacier' National Park?
  • Family Planning & Climate Change
  • A Conversation with “Her Deepness”
  • The Difference Between 2C
    and 1.5C of Warming
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  • Climate Change Arguments Cartoons
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  • Revealed: 1,000 super-Emitting Methane Leaks
  • Global CO2 Levels in Weather Reporting
  • Building Climate Resilience in Cities:
    lessons From New York

    Yale CC Communication

    Jan. 22, 2022,-We live in an urbanizing world. Up to two-thirds of the its population – some six billion people – may live in cities by 2050.

    Cities have emerged as first responders to climate change because they experience the impacts of natural disasters firsthand and because they produce up to 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Postcards From a World on Fire
  • Big Tech Climate Policy
  • Seaweed 'Forests' Can Help
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  • Global Warming's Six Americas
  • Lebanon Flooding Affecting Refugees
  • Climate Perspective-
    Explaining Extreme Events
  • Learn How Your State Makes Electricity
  • The Development of
    Self-Destructive Plastic
  • Your State's Climate Change Risk
  • Carbon Offsets Fight Climate Change
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  • 6 Climate Leaders Tell Their Story
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  • Climate Change’s Affect
    on American Birds
  • Predicting San Francisco in 2075
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    Causes and Consequences

    Click on a subject for more information.

  • Meat Consumption
  • CO2 Pollution
  • Concrete's Footprint
  • Deforestation
  • Ice Meltdown
  • Poor Regulation
  • Population Growth
  • Sea-Level Rise
  • Approaches

    Click on a subject for more information.

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    Climate Change in Your City's Future

    Using the Calculator
    (click the image for more)

    The free to download ESD Research app was developed by EarthSystemData together with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at East Anglia University. It’s being launched the same week the United Nations COP26 climate conference was supposed to start in Scotland (which has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic).

    The simulations allow users to see what their city would look like in 2100 if global warming is limited to below 2ºC, which is the goal of the Paris Agreement from 2015. Then, as a second scenario, it shows the results of a “moderate” emissions reduction, with global temperatures reaching about 4ºC in 2100.

    Using it is pretty straightforward. You go into the app, type in the location you want to look at and then the app shows simulations of the current climate and projections of the future with the two possible scenarios. ESD Research is already available to download for free in the Apple Store and in Google Play.

    The researchers at Tyndall said that many cities are predicted to warm by approximately the same as the planet average by the end of the century — both in the low CO2 emissions and the moderate CO2 emissions projections. The warming in the Arctic could be more than double or more the planetary average increase in temperature.

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