Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: climate crisis

Here’s how the climate crisis is impacting the water cycle

The current extreme fluctuation in precipitation across the globe is due in large part to climate change.

Planet’s vital signs are reaching dangerous ‘tipping points’ amid climate crisis,...

“We need to stop treating the climate emergency as a stand-alone issue—global heating is not the sole symptom of our stressed Earth system.”

17 states under heat alerts as fifth summer heat wave in...

The latest heat wave is now the fifth distinct extreme heat event the U.S. has experienced this summer, and follows the country's hottest June on record.

Scientists who issued ‘climate emergency’ declaration in 2019 now say Earth’s...

A rapid and urgent phaseout of fossil fuels is needed, scientists warn, in order to avoid crossing dangerous climate tipping points.

Why you should be concerned about climate change

By preserving a healthy environment, fighting climate change offers us an opportunity to put people’s welfare first.

Maine becomes first state to make corporations pay for recycling

“While we’re first in the U.S., we’re not going to be the last.”

Solar generated 25% of US electricity in April: What this means...

Continued growth in the solar sector is essential to climate change prevention.

The scientists hired by big oil who predicted the climate crisis...

Experts’ discoveries lie at the heart of two dozen lawsuits that hope to hold the industry accountable for devastating damage.

Nearly half a billion people at risk from sea level rise...

“There’s a lot of scientists looking at long-term scenarios. But it’s happening now in parts of the world.”

Global LNG industry reeling as its image as a climate solution...

Nearly two dozen major LNG projects around the world are struggling to move forward, a new report reveals, as investors grow skittish from poor economics and increasing scrutiny on the industry’s large carbon footprint.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.