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Increased Flooding Due to Climate Change Will ‘Disproportionately’ Affect Black Communities, Study Finds

Increased Flooding Due to Climate Change Will ‘Disproportionately’ Affect Black Communities, Study Finds

Climate-caused flooding will increase in the next 30 years, causing billions of dollars of losses that will disproportionately affect Black communities in the United States, according to a new study. Flood risk will increase by 26 percent, especially on the Gulf and Atlantic Coasts, where there is a greater threat of sea level rise and hurricanes are becoming more intense.

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    Climate Change Is Destroying Ancient Rock Art

    Climate Change Is Destroying Ancient Rock Art

    Researchers at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia are seeing climate change irreversibly damage ancient rock art before their very eyes. In just a matter of decades, rock art that has lasted thousands of years is being lost to the impacts of a warming world. In a symposium titled, Archaeology, History, Indigenous and Heritage responses to […]

    ‘Bomb Cylone’ Dumps Historic Rain on California, Brings Flooding and Landslide Risks

    ‘Bomb Cylone’ Dumps Historic Rain on California, Brings Flooding and Landslide Risks

    A Category 5 “bomb cyclone” dumped historic amounts of precipitation across much of Northern California Sunday, creating dangerous flooding and landslide conditions in the region scarred by recent wildfires. The “atmospheric river” dumped more than 5.35 inches of rain on Sacramento on Sunday, the most in a 24-hour period since record keeping began during the […]

    99.9% of Scientists Agree That Climate Crisis Is Caused by Humans, Study Finds

    99.9% of Scientists Agree That Climate Crisis Is Caused by Humans, Study Finds

    The scientific community’s level of certainty on humans’ causation of climate change is now on par with its agreement on evolution and plate tectonics. A review of scientific literature, published in Environmental Research Letters, found just 28 papers linked to climate skepticism in its trawl of more than 88,000. The findings support the IPCC’s declaration […]

    Manchin Seeks to Gut Key Climate Provision From Infrastructure Bill as West Virginia Suffers Worsening Floods

    Manchin Seeks to Gut Key Climate Provision From Infrastructure Bill as West Virginia Suffers Worsening Floods

    Climate change is driving increasing flooding in West Virginia, overwhelming aging infrastructure and dumping raw sewage into waterways, The New York Times reports, and West Virginians will suffer disproportionately as climate change continues to worsen. Meanwhile, their Senator, Democrat Joe Manchin has told the White House he strongly opposes a key, though relatively inexpensive, provision […]

    Turkey Ratifies Paris Agreement, Becoming the Last G20 Country to Join

    Turkey Ratifies Paris Agreement, Becoming the Last G20 Country to Join

    Turkey’s parliamentarians on Wednesday unanimously approved the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change, which aims to limit global warming to well below 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) compared to pre-industrial levels. Although one of the first countries to sign the agreement in April 2016, Turkey had held off ratifying it until now while seeking […]

    5 Issues to Watch at Climate Week 2021

    5 Issues to Watch at Climate Week 2021

    By Lorena Gonzalez and Nate Shelter World leaders are gathering in New York this week and next for the UN General Assembly meeting (UNGA76) and Climate Week. The two major events come at a critical moment for climate action. The world is facing an emergency. Nearly every person on the planet felt the impacts of […]

    Toxic Stormwater: The Less Obvious, Often Unknown Danger of Flooding

    Toxic Stormwater: The Less Obvious, Often Unknown Danger of Flooding

    After Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans and its remnants struck New Jersey and New York, rescue efforts took place via boats and kayaks and people were often forced to walk through standing water. Some the standing water continues in flooded basements. It raises questions about the hazardous materials, such as wood planks, nails, random metal […]

    Summer of 2021 Was the Hottest Summer on Record: NOAA

    Summer of 2021 Was the Hottest Summer on Record: NOAA

    NOAA found that the average temperature of meteorological summer – June, July, and August – was 2.6°F (1.45°C) above the 20th century average, a troubling sign as global temperatures continue to increase faster than previously thought. All seven of the warmest years on record have been the last seven years, and 19 of the 20 […]