Climate Change Threatens Africa’s Cultural Heritage

Union of Concerned Scientists

This year’s theme is “Arts, Culture and Heritage” and UCS is helping to raise up climate change in that context. Climate Change Africa archaeology capacity-building Climate Vulnerability Index climate-change cultural heritage CVI ICOMOS protected areas Resilience UNESCO World Heritage

How Airborne Microplastics Affect Climate Change

Scientific American

Environment Climate Change PollutionLike other aerosols, these tiny particles scatter and absorb sunlight, influencing Earth’s temperature. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

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What the World Can Learn about Climate Change from Degenerative Diseases Like ALS

Union of Concerned Scientists

What ALS can teach us about degenerative conditions like climate change. Climate Change climate adaptation climate mitigation climate-change Global warming

New Study Finds Climate Change Exacerbates Neighborhood Smog

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change Clean Air Act fossil fuel companies ozone SmogThis groundbreaking report is important for three main reasons: impact, scale, and attribution.

How Airborne Microplastics Affect Climate Change

Scientific American

Environment Climate Change PollutionLike other aerosols, these tiny particles scatter and absorb sunlight, influencing Earth’s temperature. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Fighting Climate Change Might Have Just Gotten Easier

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate ChangeA court in The Netherlands has ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must reduce its carbon emissions—and more.

Climate Change and Me

Academy of Natural Sciences

The first climate change presentation I saw was back in the 1970s when I was working for the National Weather Service. Murray Mitchell, was the top climate scientist for NWS. Today, the great majority of climate scientists and meteorologists have accepted the science.

Four Things to Know—and a Word of Caution—about EPA’s Climate Change Indicators Website Reboot

Union of Concerned Scientists

It’s great to see the EPA recommitting to climate change as a high-priority issue. Climate Change climate-change EPA Global warming indicators

Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying

Environmental Law Centre

Climate change widespread, rapid, and intensifying” Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change August 9, 2021 Press Release The impacts of climate change are becoming. Climate and Energy Climate Change Sustainable Communities

America's Next Great Migrations Are Driven by Climate Change

Scientific American

Environment Climate ChangeToo many people are moving to the wrong places. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Climate Change Adaptation Lessons from Freezing Texas

Environmental and Urban Economics

Due to climate change past histograms of winter and summer weather are likely to understate the likelihood of extreme weather days going forward. If climate change risk is a "known unknown", then a regulator with a taste for Robustness will sign up more customers for CPP.

Climate change is causing problems for puffins

Environmental News Bits

The state’s coastal bays and the Gulf of Maine is among the fastest-warming large water bodies on the planet, making the puffins’ fate a test-case for how climate… Read more → Climate change WildlifeRead the full story from NPR. Maine’s population of rare Atlantic puffins took a hit this year, as the number of chicks to survive a tough summer plummeted.

Women Voices on Climate Change, Part 2

Academy of Natural Sciences

Inspired by the book All We Can Save , a celebration of the feminist climate renaissance , we asked 15 local women who are thinking about and working on climate change to respond to the question: “If we are at a crossroads of peril and promise, where do you see possibility alive and growing?”.

Public Comment: EPA Must Consider Climate Change When Reforming Chemical Disaster Rule

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change Science and Democracy EPA public comments Risk Management Plan

What Does My State Treasurer Have to Do with Climate Change?

Union of Concerned Scientists

Treasurers are seeing that demands for climate action can’t wait, and they're in a position to pressure fossil fuel company investors to finally vote for serious climate leaders and all-important climate risk disclosure.

Education, gender and poverty affect climate change literacy in Africa

Environmental News Bits

Climate change literacy is essential to help Africans understand and effectively respond to climate change and adapt to its catastrophic effects. This is according to Dr Nicholas Simpson, a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI).… … Read more → Climate changeRead the full story from the University of Cape Town.

Wildfire Is Transforming Alaska and Amplifying Climate Change

Scientific American

Features Environment Climate ChangeAlthough conflagrations in lower latitudes get more attention, wildfires across the high north are affecting the planet even more. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Pandemic Economic Recovery Could Worsen Climate Change Health Impacts

Scientific American

Climate Change Health Public HealthBy continuing to subsidize fossil fuels, recovery plans could exacerbate threats from diseases like malaria, cholera and dengue fever. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

How Much Worse Will Thawing Arctic Permafrost Make Climate Change?

Scientific American

Global warming is setting free carbon from life buried long ago in the Arctic’s frozen soils, but its impact on the climate crisis is unclear. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com. Environment Climate Change Weather Policy

Women Voices on Climate Change

Academy of Natural Sciences

Inspired by the book All We Can Save , a celebration of the feminist climate renaissance , we asked 15 local women who are thinking about and working on climate change to respond to the question: “If we are at a crossroads of peril and promise, where do you see possibility alive and growing?”

To Teach Students about Climate Change, 'Just the Facts' Isn't Enough

Scientific American

Environment Climate ChangeWe also need to talk about emotions and discuss pathways to action. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

More companies pledge ‘net-zero’ emissions to fight climate change, but what does that really mean?

Environmental News Bits

by Amrou Awaysheh (Indiana University) You’ll probably hear the term “net-zero emissions” a lot over the coming weeks as government leaders and CEOs, under pressure, talk about how they’ll reduce their countries’ or businesses’ impact on climate change.

Here's How Much Food Contributes to Climate Change

Scientific American

Environment Agriculture Climate ChangeAnimal-based foods produce about twice the emissions of plant-based ones, a new comprehensive study finds. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Risk Managed? New Report Finds Chemical Disaster Risks from Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists

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Climate change will speed up the depletion of natural resources 

A Greener Life

New research is warning that natural resources are depleting faster than normal due to climate change. climate change conflicts resources Afghanistan food security natural disasters natural resources water scarcity

I Testified on the Risks of Climate Change to the Financial Sector. Here’s What I Said

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate ChangeMuch more is at stake than simply the fiscal well-being of US businesses.

Central Banks and Climate Change

Environmental News Bits

Central banks are increasingly called upon to address climate change. Proposals for central bank action on climate change range from programs of “green” quantitative easing, to increases in risk-based capital requirements to deter banks from lending to climate-unfriendly business. Politicians and academics alike have urged climate risk as both macroeconomic and financial… Read more → Climate change Finance Publications

Wake-up Call: Climate Change Threatens Rice Farming

Scientific American

Climate Change Health NutritionHalf the world’s population relies on rice as a primary food. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Here's How Climate Change Will Stress Your Homeland

Scientific American

Environment Climate Change WeatherHotter Asia, drier Alps, stormier U.S., saltier island nations. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Climate change is killing beautiful music, too

Environmental News Bits

Read more → Climate change Music Natural resourcesRead the full story at Slate. The trees that make the world’s best pianos and violins are in danger.

Hurricane Ida Shows Why We Urgently Need Bold, Just and Equitable Climate Action

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change climate change Hurricane IdaMore catastrophic storms are coming.

Petrifying climate change

Environmental News Bits

Researchers want to combat climate change by chemically converting carbon dioxide into rock on a grand scale. Read the full story at Hakai Magazine. Read more → Carbon capture Carbon utilization

4 Things to Know as the 2021 Summer Season Heats Up

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change 2021 summer extreme heat HeatExtreme summer heat has arrived early in the United States. It’s 11 a.m. here in Massachusetts and the heat index, or “feels like” temperature, in my town is 97 degrees Fahrenheit and rising.

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Catastrophic Inequality in a Climate-changed Future

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Climate change has consistently proven to be more extreme than climate models have projected. Climate change poses an existential threat to human societies because it

Mitigating climate change through alternative control strategies

Successful Green

Researchers are proposing an alternative strategy for controlling the global carbon-climate system. Climate Change Daily News Magazine carbon dioxide carbon emissions climate change closed loop CO2 environment news successful GREEN sustainability

Louisiana Policymakers: To Solve the Dead Zone, Climate Change, and COVID-19, Embrace Equitable, Science-Based Policies Now

Union of Concerned Scientists

People in Louisiana face a series of interconnected challenges: climate change causing sea level rise and extreme weather; the Gulf Coast dead zone affecting the fishing industry; and high rates of COVID-19 transmission.

How Climate Change Helped Fires Cross the Sierra Nevada for the First Time

Scientific American

Environment Climate Change Natural DisastersHigh, rocky peaks are no longer an insurmountable hurdle for ever fiercer flames fueled by heat and drought. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com.

Climate change is killing trees and causing power outages

Environmental News Bits

Some utilities say that because of factors related to climate change, trees are dying faster than they can reach them on their normal trimming… Read more → Climate change Energy Natural resourcesRead the full story from NPR. According to more than a dozen of the country’s largest utilities, branches and trees falling on power lines are a leading source of power outages.

Making climate change illegal

Climate Change Blawg

One of the most robust laws on climate change yet was created in Denmark in 2020. Could failing to act on climate change be made illegal? Read more thoughts on Denmark’s Climate Act in this excellent article here. The post Making climate change illegal appeared first on Climate Change Blawg: Climate Change Law Blogs, News & Insights. Climate Change Law

Stiglitz Versus Cochrane: What Are the Non-Market Quality of Life Impacts of Climate Change?

Environmental and Urban Economics

John Cochrane recently posted an important blog post sketching out his claim that climate change will only have a small impact on world GNP over the next 75 years. He argues that the trend growth (3% growth for 60 years) will swamp the effect of climate change). See Table 2 Since Tobin, Stiglitz, Nordhaus and Cochrane are all great macroeconomists, they abstract away from the spatial variation in how climate change shifts the attributes bundled into locations.