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    Vicious Cycle of Increasing Wealth Gaps, Disproportionate Climate Harms Is Worsening Globally, Report Finds

    Vicious Cycle of Increasing Wealth Gaps, Disproportionate Climate Harms Is Worsening Globally, Report Finds

    As another year of extreme weather disasters draws to a close, a new report from the World Inequality Lab shows how disproportionately culpable the world’s richest people and nations are for climate pollution. This inequality is perhaps best illustrated by the equivalence between the climate pollution produced by one billionaire’s nine-minute joyride into space and […]

    Hundreds of Toxic Sites in California Could Flood Because of Sea Level Rise By 2100

    Hundreds of Toxic Sites in California Could Flood Because of Sea Level Rise By 2100

    A new California mapping project reveals another example of how the climate crisis disproportionately impacts vulnerable and disadvantaged communities. The Toxic Tides project, unveiled during a virtual workshop Tuesday, maps more than 400 hazardous sites like power plants, refineries and toxic waste dumps that could flood if sea levels rise by more than three feet, […]

    Boston Mayor Wu Divests City Funds From Fossil Fuels

    Boston Mayor Wu Divests City Funds From Fossil Fuels

    In her first major policy action, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu signed an ordinance on Monday to divest public funds from fossil fuels. The measure prohibits public investment in any financial instrument deriving more than 15% of its revenue from fossil fuels, as well as from tobacco products or jail or prison facilities. “Boston, as a […]

    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 […]

    COP26 Ends With Climate ​Action Falling ‘Short on the Promises Made in Paris’

    COP26 Ends With Climate ​Action Falling ‘Short on the Promises Made in Paris’

    The 26th meeting of the UN climate talks was finally gavelled on Saturday evening in Glasgow, after more than two weeks of intense negotiations. The Glasgow Climate Pact secured a 2023 timeline for countries to resubmit their national emissions-reduction targets to be more aligned with 1.5°C (2.7°F) of warming, and made an unprecedented mention of […]