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As the Climate Changes, Where Are the Safest Places to Live?

As the Climate Changes, Where Are the Safest Places to Live?

By Tara Lohan Talent. King Mountain. Hugo. The town names — each the site of new wildfire ignitions following a lightning storm the day before — are all new to me. After I read each incident report, I head to Google maps to ask the same question that’s been on my mind for weeks: How […]

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    Latest IPCC Report Is ‘Code Red for Humanity’

    Latest IPCC Report Is ‘Code Red for Humanity’

    The latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is out, and it offers an urgent call to act immediately on the climate crisis. The new report, released Monday, found that the climate is already changing in ways that are unprecedented in thousands to hundreds of thousands of years and that some effects, […]

    Climate-Fueled Destruction Sweeps the Globe as Senate Considers Weaker Infrastructure Bill

    Climate-Fueled Destruction Sweeps the Globe as Senate Considers Weaker Infrastructure Bill

    In recent days, now-houseless survivors of Oregon’s Bootleg Fire surveyed their incinerated communities, dozens huddled in a Colorado tunnel seeking shelter from a mudslide, and across the Eastern Hemisphere fires and landslides forced evacuations and took lives. These, and other, impacts of human-caused climate change come as the U.S. Senate considers an infrastructure package largely […]

    Torrential Rain, Deadly Flooding Wreak Devastation in Western Europe

    Torrential Rain, Deadly Flooding Wreak Devastation in Western Europe

    More than 100 people are dead and about 1,300 still missing in the wake of extreme rain and flooding western Europe. The torrential rainfall — as much as two months’ worth in two days, amounts not seen in the summer for at least a century — unleashed flooding that stacked cars like children’s toys and […]

    Continental U.S. Suffers Wildfires, Dangerous Flooding From Coast to Coast

    Continental U.S. Suffers Wildfires, Dangerous Flooding From Coast to Coast

    Not to be outdone by the climate-fueled disasters broiling and incinerating the West, parts of the Mid-Atlantic have been deluged by torrential rain this week. As much as 10 inches of rain fell in less than 4 hours in southeastern Pennsylvania on Monday, prompting “widespread and life-threatening flash flooding,” according to the National Weather Service. […]

    Human Activity Linked to Extreme Rainfall

    Human Activity Linked to Extreme Rainfall

    A new UCLA study links human activity to intensifying rainfall. The study, published in Nature Communications, shows the human influence in events like floods, landslides, crop damage, soil erosion, issues related to water resource management and agricultural damage, according to NBC Los Angeles and Nature.com. “These findings further elevate the urgency of reducing greenhouse gas […]