Climate

2022 Summer Drought Was Made 20x More Likely by Climate Change, Scientists Say

2022 Summer Drought Was Made 20x More Likely by Climate Change, Scientists Say

The widespread extreme heat that fueled drought across the Northern Hemisphere this summer would have been “virtually impossible” without the effects of climate change, an analysis released Wednesday by World Weather Attribution finds. The findings illustrate how the impacts of climate change — in this case, extreme heat and historic droughts in parts of Europe, the […]

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    ‘The World Can’t Wait’: UN Chief Calls for More Climate Ambition From Wealthy Countries Ahead of COP27

    ‘The World Can’t Wait’: UN Chief Calls for More Climate Ambition From Wealthy Countries Ahead of COP27

    As representatives from countries all over the world gear up for the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt, Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) António Guterres has been painting a stark picture of intensifying climate impacts around the globe. Guterres accused the wealthiest 20 countries in the world of not doing enough to prevent Earth […]

    Thousands Protest Climate and Cost of Living Crises in the UK

    Thousands Protest Climate and Cost of Living Crises in the UK

    Thousands of people across the UK took to the streets Saturday and Sunday to protest the climate and cost-of-living crises, which demonstrators linked to the country’s dependence on fossil fuels.  Saturday’s protests were joined by thousands of people in major cities from London to Glasgow to Belfast, as the Press Association reported. On Sunday, 250 […]

    Science Guy Bill Nye Tells Conservatives to ‘Cut It Out’ With Climate Denial in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

    Science Guy Bill Nye Tells Conservatives to ‘Cut It Out’ With Climate Denial in the Wake of Hurricane Ian

    Bill Nye the Science Guy has a message for conservative lawmakers and television networks who continue to peddle climate denial in the wake of Hurricane Ian: “Cut it out.”  Nye delivered his message on CNN when speaking with broadcaster Jim Acosta Saturday about the relationship between the climate crisis and strong hurricanes like Ian, which […]

    Brazil’s Election Heads Into Second Round With High Stakes for Amazon Rainforest, World Climate

    Brazil’s Election Heads Into Second Round With High Stakes for Amazon Rainforest, World Climate

    Brazil’s tense presidential election has gone into a runoff that will take place on October 30, 2022. Environmentalists and experts globally are concerned about the Amazon rainforest should the far-right current president Jair Bolsonaro win re-election against Luiz Inácio “Lula” da Silva, a left-wing candidate and former president of Brazil. According to Bloomberg, Lula received […]

    More Than Half of Palm Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Finds

    More Than Half of Palm Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Finds

    It’s hard to imagine a world without palm trees. Members of the recognizable Arecaceae family drop coconuts onto white-sand beaches, pierce their fronds through the greenery of rainforests and line glamorous boulevards from Los Angeles to Miami.  But a new study published in Nature Ecology & Evolution Monday warns that we might have to. A […]

    Wealthiest 10% Responsible for Nearly 50% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

    Wealthiest 10% Responsible for Nearly 50% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Study Finds

    A new study has highlighted the inequality underriding the climate crisis.  The paper, published in Nature Sustainability Thursday, looked at the difference in per-capita emissions across the global economic spectrum between 1990 and 2019. During this time, the top one percent of emitters were responsible for nearly a quarter of all emissions contributing to the […]