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The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work

There is more consensus on what solutions are effective than there appears to be Michael Barnard I spend a lot of time critiquing solutions for low-carbon transformation, and that leads, inevitably, to people asking me: what works? What should we be doing? Most recently, that came in the form of a question on Quora that […]

The case for a World Carbon Bank

BOSTON GLOBE By Kenneth Rogoff July 8, 2019,   Although much derided by climate-change deniers, not least President Trump, the Green New Deal hits the nail on the head with its urgent call for the United States to lead by example on global warming. But the sad truth is that, for all the needless waste […]

A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes

Reprinted from Science Daily Thanks to Geoharvry Date: May 28, 2019 Source: Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research Summary: Atmospheric researchers at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) have now developed a climate model that can accurately depict the frequently observed winding course of the […]

Leonardo DiCaprio spotlights urgency of climate crisis in new film

Fire and Ice documentary

(CNN)As you may have heard, celebrities have been using their clout to get out the message on climate change — inviting the question, frequently, as to whether they’re a hindrance or a help to that cause. If there’s any area where star power seems to be put to the most effective use, it’s the documentary, […]

‘Startling’ inaction on climate change must end, pope says

Junno Arocho Esteves May 28, 2019 CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE Thanks to Geoharvey ROME – If the world is to win the fight against climate change, its leaders must stop profiting from fossil fuels that threaten the survival and well-being of the planet and its inhabitants, Pope Francis said. Addressing a Vatican climate change conference for […]

Plant extinction ‘bad news for all species’

Wind farm in Costa Rica.

Almost 600 plant species have been lost from the wild in the last 250 years, according to a comprehensive study. BBC News The number is based on actual extinctions rather than estimates, and is twice that of all bird, mammal and amphibian extinctions combined. Scientists say plant extinction is occurring up to 500 times faster […]

Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science

The Huntington Canyon coal-fired power plant in Utah.

The Huntington Canyon coal-fired power plant in Utah. The White House, already pursuing major rollbacks of greenhouse-gas emission restrictions, is amplifying its attack on fundamental climate-science conclusions.CreditCreditBrandon Thibodeaux for The New York Times By Coral Davenport and Mark Landler May 27, 2019 WASHINGTON — President Trump has rolled back environmental regulations, pulled the United States […]

Connecticut House passes bill mandating education of human induced climate change

Connecticut House passes bill mandating education of human-induced climate change BY MORGAN GSTALTER – 05/29/19 11:22 AM EDT The Connecticut House on Tuesday passed a bill to make Connecticut the first state to mandate the teaching of human-induced climate change. The bill passed on a 103-43 vote largely along party lines following a nearly five-hour debate, the […]