climate crisis

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces $10 Trillion Plan to Flight Climate Crisis

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Announces $10 Trillion Plan to Flight Climate Crisis

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is the latest 2020 Democratic primary contender to announce an ambitious plan to tackle the climate crisis. Gillibrand’s plan, published on Medium Thursday, would mobilize $10 trillion in private and public funds to pay for a Green New Deal to achieve 100 percent renewable energy within 10 years and net zero […]

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    Cool Ideas to Clean Up Pollution From Cars, Trucks, Ships and Planes

    Cool Ideas to Clean Up Pollution From Cars, Trucks, Ships and Planes

    By Marlene Cimons Nearly a century ago, German engineer Anton Flettner launched a ship into the ocean. “Without sails or steam, like a ghost ship, it moved mysteriously through the water with no apparent means of propulsion,” according to a 1925 article that appeared in Popular Science Monthly. The ship cruised in silence, without spewing […]

    Rise of Drug-Resistant Fungal Disease Could Be Due to Global Warming

    Rise of Drug-Resistant Fungal Disease Could Be Due to Global Warming

    By Jessica Corbett A new analysis warns that “global warming may have played a pivotal role” in the recent rise of a multidrug-resistant fungal superbug, sparking questions and concerns about the emerging public health threats of the human-caused climate crisis. Reporting on the research Tuesday, CNN outlined the history of Candida auris: Until recently, scientists […]

    Europe Braces for Second Extreme Heat Wave This Summer

    Europe Braces for Second Extreme Heat Wave This Summer

    Europe is gearing up for another extreme heat wave that could set all-time records for several European countries. Paris could surpass its all-time high of 40.4 degrees Celsius on Thursday, Meteo France predicted Monday, according to The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang. That record has not been broken since 1947. Overnight minimum records were already […]

    African Americans Are Disproportionately Exposed to Extreme Heat

    African Americans Are Disproportionately Exposed to Extreme Heat

    By Adrienne Hollis Climate change is a threat multiplier. This is a fact I know to be true. I also know that our most vulnerable populations, particularly environmental justice communities — people of color and/or low socioeconomic status — are suffering and will continue to suffer first and worst from the adverse effects of climate […]

    Greta Thunberg Awarded Normandy’s First ‘Freedom Prize’

    Greta Thunberg Awarded Normandy’s First ‘Freedom Prize’

    By Andrea Germanos Climate activist Greta Thunberg on Sunday urged people to recognize “the link between climate and ecological emergency and mass migration, famine, and war” as she was given the first “Freedom Prize” from France’s Normandy region for her ongoing school strikes for climate and role in catalyzing the Fridays for future climate movement. […]

    The Radical Philosophy of Extinction Rebellion

    The Radical Philosophy of Extinction Rebellion

    By Jeremy Deaton New York police recently arrested 66 protestors who rallied outside The New York Times building to compel the newspaper to make climate change a front-page issue. The demonstrators belonged to Extinction Rebellion, a movement born in the United Kingdom that is committed to nonviolent resistance. In addition to protesting outside of The […]

    Nearly 30,000 Species Face Extinction Because of Human Activity

    Nearly 30,000 Species Face Extinction Because of Human Activity

    The statistics around threatened species are looking grim. A new report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) has added more than 9,000 new additions to its Red List of threatened species, pushing the total number of species on the list to more than 105,000 for the first time, according to the Guardian. […]