The Alps, the most extensive and tallest mountain range located entirely within Europe, are a symbol of natural beauty and famous for winter sports. But, as the planet warms up due to climate change, the iconic white-capped peaks of the Alps are steadily turning green. A study of high-resolution satellite data from 1984 to last […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered life as we knew it in many ways. But a new study warns that climate change heightens the risk of similar viruses in the future due to what is known as viral spillover. Viral spillover refers to when a virus moves from one species to another. While the cause of […]
It may not be the “birds and the bees” talk you were anticipating having with your kids. But the truth is, the birds and bees are dying, and children aren’t oblivious to the adverse effects of climate change. We know it sounds dark and gloomy, and as a trusted adult, you want to protect children […]
Social media platform Twitter is taking a stand against climate denial. The company announced on Earth Day that it would ban all advertisements that “contradict the scientific consensus on climate change.” “We believe that climate denialism shouldn’t be monetized on Twitter, and that misrepresentative ads shouldn’t detract from important conversations about the climate crisis,” Twitter […]
Florida is sinking. The Western states are drying out and catching fire. Is there anywhere in the U.S. that will still make a good home as the climate crisis continues? The answer is yes. There are cities referred to as “climate havens” because they are located in areas less likely to suffer from extreme weather […]
A new survey of people in 31 countries has found that the U.S. has the highest percentage of people who say they aren’t worried “at all” about climate change. The survey, by market research company Ipsos, asked participants how much they were worried about climate change for the few weeks prior to the study. Possible […]
Climate anxiety is a normal response to the reality we live in, where once-in-a-lifetime weather events are happening more and more often. While we can grieve for what we have lost, and fear for our futures, there are steps we can take to manage our anxiety and even channel these difficult feelings into action.
Pinterest announced Wednesday it will implement a new climate misinformation policy notable for its strength and contrast to less comprehensive measures taken by other social media platforms. The policy prohibits paid and organic “content that denies the existence or impacts of climate change,” as well as false or misleading content regarding climate solutions. The new policy could also bar all content produced by entities funded by […]
Extreme weather is what we call it when a particular weather event like a flash flood or a heat wave is significantly different from the average weather pattern for an area. It is important to understand these events because they can be disruptive and even deadly, harming human communities, agriculture and ecosystems.