What Is the Story about Greenland and Climate Change?

Union of Concerned Scientists

As the world heads into COP27 , there is no room for bad information on climate change in our major newspapers. The unprecedented scale and timing of melt events in turn will be incorporated into updating dynamical ice sheet models and global climate models.

With Climate Change, Nights Are Warming Faster than Days. Why?

Union of Concerned Scientists

Extreme heat and heatwaves are growing more frequent and more severe because of climate change. While climate change is making our days hotter, the fingerprints of climate change are even clearer for nighttime temperatures than for daytime temperatures.


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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

Summer of 2022 Was a Hot One. What Was Climate Change’s Impact on Heat?

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate change is amplifying the climate-related threats we have typically experienced during the summer, such as heat waves and hurricanes, which is why we have renamed summer “Danger Season.”. Climate change made hot temperatures more likely this summer.

Shaping a Resilient Future: Climate Impact on Vulnerable Populations

Speaker: Laurie Schoeman Director, Climate & Sustainability, Capital

During this event, national climate and housing expert Laurie Schoeman will discuss topics including relocation, decarbonization, housing affordability, disparities in climate risks, and the health impacts of climate change.

Greenland Dispatch #1: the Courage to Face Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists

What helped me jump on board was the chance to join two dozen badass women climate advocates, business leaders and philanthropists from all over the globe, on a research and learning trip. Given the work we do every day at UCS, I didn’t need to learn more about the climate crisis.

Solutions to Climate Change-Fueled Droughts in the Western US

Union of Concerned Scientists

One of the most important steps to limit the risk of droughts and reduce their impacts—and all other impacts of climate change—is to bring global CO 2 emissions to zero and even negative (capture more CO 2 than emitted) by mid-century.

Climate Change Impacts on California Central Valley: The Warning Shot the US Is Ignoring

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change California Central Valley climate change Drought extreme heat San Joaquin Valley waterIt's not a "them" problem.

Rare and Severe Weather Events Are Now More Common Thanks to Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists

And is that kind of description even relevant as the planet heats up and climate change changes everything? When we share weather and climate stories through news headlines or via video , we often put these into context and compare them with prior events.

Climate Change and Indian Country

Legal Planet

In light of Native American Heritage Day last Friday, we should also be thinking about the future of the tribes in the era of climate change. Tribes face serious challenges from climate change, but also some potential opportunities.

The Supreme Court Could Block Climate Change Protections

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate Change Energy Science and Democracy environmental justice EPA scotus Supreme Court RulingWest Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency could have far-reaching impacts for health and the environment.

Climate Change Threatens Already Poor Air Quality in California’s Central Valley

Union of Concerned Scientists

California’s Central Valley consistently experiences the country’s worst air quality, and climate change is poised to make air quality even worse. Even without the effects of human-caused climate change, the Central Valley experiences some of California’s worst air quality.

What Are Multiform Floods? One More Thing to Worry about with Climate Change.

Union of Concerned Scientists

We are in the thick of “ danger season ” (aka summer), that time of year when climate-related disasters such as droughts, heat waves, wildfires, floods and hurricanes are more likely to happen. Climate Change climate-change floods Global warming hurricanes natural disasters

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

Do We Really Need New Technology to Fight Climate Change?

Union of Concerned Scientists

I was invited to speak at a panel discussion last Wednesday as part of The Economist ’s annual Sustainability Week, titled “What technologies are needed to avert a climate disaster?” Technology isn’t holding back climate progress.

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.

Four Pieces of 2021 Progress on Agriculture and Climate Change Worth Celebrating

Union of Concerned Scientists

The year 2021 showed (again) how vulnerable farming and food production are to climate change, but also how much potential there is for farmers to be part of the solution. Climate Change Food and Agriculture 2021 agriculture ARA climate-change farmers healthy soil

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Fighting Climate Change and Unhealthy Air, California Wants to Electrify Trucks, Too

Union of Concerned Scientists

This is an integral step towards cleaning our air and reducing climate-warming emissions. California’s fleet of commercial trucks and buses is responsible for an outsized impact on air quality and climate change.

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 Is Turning California’s Wildfire Season into Wildfire Year

Union of Concerned Scientists

Climate change has sped up the arrival of spring, with major consequences for wildfires (Fig. Climate change has disrupted historical trends and created conditions for year-round wildfires. Climate Change California climate impacts climate-change Global warming wildfires

Top 35+ Climate Change Law Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Climate Change Blawg

The following are some of the top climate change legal influencers on Twitter. They are some of the best lawyers, legal academics and legal organisations trying to turn the tide on climate change through change in the law across many different jurisdictions.

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The Supreme Court’s Latest Decision Is a Blow to Stopping Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists

is a serious blow to the EPA’s ability to fight climate change—and could have dangerous repercussions beyond this case. The limited approach permitted by the court ruling will constrain the ability to drive the major cuts in emissions that are necessary to meet climate goals.

A Visit to a Remote Maine Island Finds Puffins and Terns are Having a Good Year Despite Climate Change

Union of Concerned Scientists

Already an annual headache for a bird that is loyal to its nesting spot, the rearranging of rocks is now a figurative migraine as climate change from the world’s burning of fossil fuels intensifies rain, wind and crashing waves.

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

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

What is the Supply Chain for Clean Energy and Climate Change?

Union of Concerned Scientists

To deliver new clean energy, the country will need changes in transmission and transmission policy. Climate Change Energy FERC PJM solar wind

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.

Climate Change and Black History

Legal Planet

Since this is Black History Month, I thought it would be appropriate to talk about some of the prominent contributions by Blacks to understanding and addressing climate change. He has pioneered computer modeling of climate change.

Climate Change Library Lab

Environmental News Bits

The Climate Change Library Lab provides information and advice specific to libraries to help them prepare for climate-related disasters or deal with post-disaster recovery within their communities. Read more → Climate change Information tools Libraries

Core collection: Facing climate change

Environmental News Bits

Booklist published its first core collection on climate change in 2006, and all of the books listed there are still urgently important because the reality of global warming is still being denied in spite of ever-rising planetary temperatures and the ever-worsening impacts of climate change. Once again, we offer a list of exceptional books explicating the … Continue reading Core collection: Facing climate change. Books Climate change

South Korea and Climate Change

Legal Planet

South Korea has made significant international climate commitments. At the moment, South Korean climate policy is in flux. Yoon is committed to the “40% by 2030” national climate target. The post South Korea and Climate Change appeared first on Legal Planet.

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.

What Is Climate Change Law?

Climate Change Blawg

Climate change law encompasses the policies and regulations implemented throughout the world to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, conquer global warming, and prevent climate change. Climate change policies can be international, national, or even local, so they may vary significantly from one location to the next. Climate change regulations generally fall into two categories. Climate change […].

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Climate change gets personal

Environmental News Bits

The market researcher’s annual Lifestyle and Attitude Survey found 55% of shoppers in the United States and Canada are engaged in actions … Continue reading Climate change gets personal. Read the full story at Food Business News. Consumers are placing the health of the planet ahead of the health of the population on their list of concerns, according to Innova Market Insights.

Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change

Environmental News Bits

The Working Group III report provides an updated global assessment of climate change mitigation progress and pledges, and examines the sources of global emissions. It explains developments in emission reduction and mitigation efforts, assessing the impact of national climate pledges in relation to long-term emissions goals. Reuters has an overview of the … Continue reading Climate Change 2022: Mitigation of Climate Change.

How Climate Change Influences Temperatures in 1,000 Cities Around the World

Inside Climate News

A new tool can tell you how big an impact climate change had on the temperature in those cities on any given day, plus postcards from the apocalypse, multilingual storm warnings and a plastics curriculum for school kids. Science Climate Change Education temperature Warming Trends

Climate Change Lawsuits Plague Oil and Gas Producers

Energy & the Law

The allegations in this 2018 suit are that fossil fuel companies concealed the effects of fossil fuels on climate change and disingenuously marketed their products to the harm of the people living in Boulder County.

Legal Action on Climate Change a ‘Global Phenomenon’

Climate Change Blawg

Legal action on climate change is now a global phenomenon. As reported in CNN, a report from the Grantham Research Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science has considered litigation in respect of climate change from 1990 to May 2019.

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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.

Climate change’s attention deficit disorder

Environmental News Bits

Remember climate change? Climate changeRead the full story in GreenBiz. It’s not an entirely facetious question.

Climate change & wine

Environmental News Bits

Read the full story at Climate Central. Fine wine production is likely to shift due to climate change. Premium wine grapes can only be… Read more → Climate change WineriesAmong agricultural products, wine grapes are one of the most sensitive crops to variations in temperature and precipitation. In the United States, the average growing season temperature (April-October) has risen 2.0°F F since 1970.

Climate Change: Enhancing Federal Resilience

Environmental News Bits

Climate resilience Federal government PublicationsDownload the document.

Climate Change and the Major Question Doctrine

Legal Planet

They seem to think that everything involving climate change automatically becomes a major question. It’s clear that the SEC’s mission is protecting investors and the operation of the securities market, not fighting climate change.