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In a report suppressed under Trump, the EPA has said for the first time that humans caused the climate crisis

Climate change protesters disrupt then-candidate Joe Biden's campaign event on October 9, 2019. Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images The EPA published an update of indicators tracking the climate crisis on Wednesday. The report had long been annual, but was not published at all during the Trump administration. For the first time, the EPA attributed climate change to humans, a press officer told the BBC. See more stories on Insider's business page. For the first time, the US Environme...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Earth, Bbc, Atlantic, News UK, Epa, Gulf Coast, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, US Environmental Protection Agency EPA, Climate Crisis


America's new climate 'normal' is hotter, wetter, and more extreme

In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel New climate data released Tuesday shows temperatures across most of the US are trending up. The yearly 'normal' temperature for the country reached a record-high of 53.3 degrees over the last 30 years. Climate scientist Mike Palecki said the higher normals were one sign of ongoing climate change. See more stories on In...
Tags: Weather, Science, News, Climate Change, US, America, Los Angeles, Trends, North Dakota, Noaa, National, Associated Press, Michael Mann, Phoenix, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Fahrenheit


American's new climate 'normal' is hotter, wetter, and more extreme

In this Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 file photo, emissions from a coal-fired power plant are silhouetted against the setting sun in Independence, Mo. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel New climate data released Tuesday shows temperatures across most of the US are trending up. The yearly 'normal' temperature for the country reached a record-high of 53.3 degrees over the last 30 years. Climate scientist Mike Palecki said the higher normals were one sign of ongoing climate change. See more stories on In...
Tags: Weather, Science, News, Climate Change, US, Los Angeles, Trends, North Dakota, Noaa, National, Associated Press, Michael Mann, Phoenix, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Fahrenheit, Western US


Greta Thunberg says 'we will not give up' on fighting the climate crisis

Swedish environment activist Greta Thunberg speaks during a conference with scientists at the COP25 Climate Conference on December 10, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Climate activist Greta Thunberg called out world leaders at a virtual press conference. Thunberg said that leaders were not doing enough to honor the 2015 Paris Climate accords. "We will not accept that ... we, the younger generation," Thunberg said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Swedi...
Tags: Science, Climate Change, Trends, Speed, Paris, Un, Madrid Spain, Stefan Lofven, Pablo Blazquez Dominguez Getty, Glasgow Scotland, Climate Crisis, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg, Azmi Haroun


The sea-level rise from Antarctica's melting ice sheet could be 30% higher than estimated due to an effect scientists previously thought was 'inconsequential,' new study says

A ship in the waters next to the Thwaites Glacier in Western Antarctica. Adam Jenkins, National Science Foundation/Via International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration Scientists say if the West Antarctica Ice sheet were to collapse, global sea levels could rise by about 10 feet. But a new study says that this figure could be about 3.3 feet higher. That is because as the glaciers melt, the bedrock under the ice sheet could rise out of the ocean. See more stories on Insider's business page....
Tags: Science, Trends, Earth, Harvard, News UK, Antarctica, Manhattan, Smith, Antarctic, West Antarctic, British Antarctic Survey, West Antarctica, Andy Smith, Climate Crisis, Aylin Woodward, Thwaites Glacier


Polar bear and grizzly bear hybrids, known as 'pizzly bears,' could become more common because of the climate crisis

A pizzly bear, or grolar bear, bred in captivity at a zoo in Germany. Philippe Clement/Arterra/Universal Images Group via Getty Images When polar bears and grizzly bears mate, the hybrid is called a pizzly bear, or a grolar bear. Pizzlies are becoming more common in the Arctic and the climate crisis is likely playing a role. As grizzly bears move further north with warmer temperatures, they're more likely to meet polar bears. See more stories on Insider's business page. Pizzly bear...
Tags: Science, Animals, Trends, Canada, Sea Ice, Arctic, Associated Press, Polar Bear, National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration, Vanderbilt University, DeSantis, Climate Crisis, Grizzly Bear, Larisa DeSantis, Amazon FedEx, Getty Images Since


What the Iraq War Can Teach the Climate Movement

I was in middle school when the George W. Bush administration began stoking the flames of war with Iraq in 2003. I watched as TV newscasters and government officials shouted about the need to restore order in the country, alleging that the Iraqi government had weapons of mass destruction and claiming violent…Read more...
Tags: Science, Iraq, War, Iraq War, George W Bush, Qa, Climate Crisis


We Could Breach the 1.5 Degrees Celsius Threshold in the Next 5 Years

Remember that earth-shattering climate report from a couple years ago that said we have to massively cut emissions by 2030 to ensure we don’t exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) threshold of global warming above pre-industrial temperatures? Well, there’s a chance we’ll cross that benchmark a lot sooner…Read more...
Tags: Science, UK Met Office, Paris Agreement, World Meteorological Organization, Climate Crisis, 15 Degrees Celsius


Major UN Report Shows Why the Coronavirus Recovery Has to be Green

On Wednesday, a new report United Nations report urged governments to pour money into renewable energy to pull us out of economic depression driven by the coronavirus and jumpstart the transition away from fossil fuels.Read more...
Tags: Science, Renewable Energy, United Nations, Un, Climate Crisis, Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy


Why There's Never Been a Better Time to Combat the Climate Crisis

This is the start of a crucial decade in human history. And while it’s certainly not starting the way we all expected with a global pandemic forcing the world into public health and economic crises, that doesn’t mean we can take our eyes off the climate ball.Read more...
Tags: Science, Solutions, Climate Crisis, Climate Activism


Cracks Are Starting to Show in the World's Fossil Fueled Infrastructure

On Wednesday, a British appeals court issued a ruling that Heathrow Airport’s long-planned third runway expansion in London is illegal due to its climate impacts that planners failed to adequately account for. The move is the latest in a decade-plus of wrangling over the expansion that would be a climate disaster.Read more...
Tags: UK, Science, London, Fossil Fuels, Heathrow Airport, Climate Crisis, Climate Lawsuits


Climate Deniers Are Out of Ideas

Folks, the Washington Post had itself a Sunday night. The paper inexplicably published a puff piece on the “anti-Greta,” a German teen peddling soft climate denial who’s being supported by a group of old white guys at the Heartland Institute. Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Climate Denial, Heartland Institute, Desperation, Climate Crisis, Greta Thunberg, There Is No Anti Greta, Heartland Institute Read


World's Biggest Fossil Fuel Funder Notes Climate Change Could End 'Human Life as We Know it'

The finance industry is issuing some of the direst warnings about climate change while funding the industry most responsible for it. Today’s example: JP Morgan.Read more...
Tags: Science, Fossil Fuels, Jp Morgan, Climate Crisis


How Climate Change Could Bring About the Next Great Recession

Our weather is becoming more extreme, litigation is targeting fossil fuel companies—and our whole economic system is at risk of imploding if the energy sector doesn’t prepare for climate change, financial experts warn.Read more...
Tags: Energy, Science, Recession, Fossil Fuels, Globalization, Climate Crisis


Women Face 'Pervasive' Violence in the Face of the Environmental Crisis, Report Finds

Environmental destruction like deforestation, mining, and climate change aren’t just bad for ecosystems. They pose serious risks to women around the world, and a new report shows just how pervasive and even deadly those risks are. I’m talking about some of the most egregious forms of violence there are: sexual…Read more...
Tags: Science, Human Rights, Womens Rights, Climate Crisis, Ecofeminism


Doomsday Is Now Just 100 Seconds Away

We are 100 seconds to midnight, which means doomsday has never been closer. Deadass.Read more...
Tags: Science, 2020, Apocalypse, Doomsday Clock, Climate Crisis


Greta Thunberg's Message to Capitalists: 'Act as if You Loved Your Children'

Greta Thunberg is over it. The 17-year-old Swedish climate activist spoke at the annual World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday where she told all the business leaders, bankers, and politicians in the audience that they need to get their shit together if we are to survive the climate crisis.Read more...
Tags: Science, Youth, Davos, World Economic Forum, Davos Switzerland, World Economic Forum WEF, Climate Crisis, Greta Thunberg, We Love You Greta


Greta Thunberg: 'You have not seen anything yet,' climate activist says as Davos nears

“To the world leaders and those in power, I would like to say that you have not seen anything yet. You have not seen the last of us, we can assure you that. And that is the message that we will bring to the World Economic Forum in Davos next week.” In the Swiss city of Lausanne on Friday, Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and was joined by an estimated 10,000 others for a protest march, before many of them travel to Davos for next week's annual gathering of political and business elites. Their g...
Tags: Post, Business, Politics, Science, News, Climate Change, Environment, Climate, World news, Davos, Lausanne, Reuters, World Economic Forum, Klosters, Greta, Cecile Mantovani


Australia fires: Air-dropping veggies to feed wallabies [NEW VIDEO]

The massive scale and force of the ongoing bushfires in Australia is hard to comprehend. The number of living creatures killed by flame, smoke, and habitat destruction fires is already staggering, and incomplete. Here is a new video from Reuters with more on a story we've covered here at Boing Boing previously -- NWS workers are dropping vegetables like carrots and sweet potatoes from aircraft, to feed displaced wallabies who can't find anything to eat because everything has burned. Vid...
Tags: Post, Video, Science, News, Delightful Creatures, Climate Change, Australia, Animals, Environment, Climate, Fire, World news, Earth, Wildfires, Nws, Bushfires


HBO Max Is Turning The Uninhabitable Earth Into a Fictional Series

The climate apocalypse is coming to your television. HBO announced Wednesday that the David Wallace-Wells’ book The Uninhabitable Earth will influence a fictional anthology series that examines what our future may look like as climate change progresses.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Streaming, Climate Crisis, David Wallace Wells, The Uninhabitable Earth, HBO Max


CLIMATE: 2019 was hottest year on record, NASA and NOAA report

It's official. NASA and NOAA report today that 2019 was Earth's hottest year in recorded history. Excerpt from the joint January 15, 2020 announcement: Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 ranked second-warmest since 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Global temperatures in 2019 were 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) warmer than the late 19th century, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institut...
Tags: Post, New York, Science, News, Climate Change, Climate, Global Warming, Nasa, Earth, United States, Arctic, Antarctica, Noaa, Greenland, Antarctic, NASA NOAA


Earth: Still Hot

The clearest indicator of the climate crisis is heat, and Earth is frickin’ hot. In fact, we just wrapped up the hottest decade in recorded human history. The 2010s saw eight of the planet’s 10 hottest years on record. And last year was a particularly hot one.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Noaa, Climate Crisis, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Global Average Temperature


Teen Climate Strikers Have Capitalists Shook

For the first time ever, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has declared environmental issues as the world’s top long-term risks. The international organization isn’t just recognizing the deadly, terrifying climate crisis as a huge global threat, though. Read more...
Tags: Science, Youth, World Economic Forum, World Economic Forum WEF, Climate Crisis, The Teens Know Best


Bushfires Are 'Obliterating the Cultural Memory' of Australia's Aboriginal People

The deadly, ongoing bushfires in Australia have been burning for months. Around Christmas, however, the glittering orange flames grew closer to the community of East Gippsland in eastern Victoria, home to more than 46,000 people. Alice Pepper, an indigenous community organizer with the Gunaikurnai people, among them.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Indigenous Rights, Victoria, Climate Crisis, Bush Fires, East Gippsland, Aboriginal Peoples, Alice Pepper


Australian Open Tennis Players Struggle to Breathe as Climate Crisis Makes Air Hazardous

Tennis players at practice sessions for the Australian Open in Melbourne, Australia today struggled to breathe as smoke from nearby bushfires choked their lungs. Slovenian Dalila Jakupović even collapsed on the court in a coughing fit while simply trying to inhale the smoke-filled air, which had an Air Quality Index…Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Fires, Melbourne, Australian Open, Bushfires, Maria Sharapova, Bernard Tomic, Eugenie Bouchard, Melbourne Australia, Denis Kudla, Climate Crisis, Laura Siegemund, Dalila Jakupovic, Climate Emergency, P2 Masks


It's Not Arson, You Absolute Fucking Morons

Australia’s bushfires are a bright red warning sign that the climate crisis is most definitely upon us and worse lies ahead if we don’t curb carbon pollution. That also makes them a bright red warning sign for a disinformation campaign about their causes for anyone looking to maintain the status quo.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Bushfires, Climate Crisis, Disinformation


Climate Change Stole the Show at the Golden Globes

The Golden Globes are usually all about who wore what and who did or didn’t get snubbed. Or so it seems. I never watch it. Ha! Perhaps I should’ve this year because something else was front and center: climate change and the Australian bush fires.Read more...
Tags: Science, Celebrities, Australia, Golden Globes, Climate Crisis, Bush Fires


There Is No Safe Global Warming

Safety is something we all crave. It’s human nature. Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Bushfires, Climate Crisis, Climate Emergency, 15 Degrees Celsius


Australia Just Went Through Its Hottest Year on Record

Another year, another heat record broken. Australia entered the new year breaking its heat record in 2019. Last year was 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than the historical average since 1910, according to data from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology.Read more...
Tags: Science, Australia, Climate Crisis, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason, Bush Fires, Climate Emergency, Australian Bureau of Meteorology Read


What Will Happen In The 2020s

It’s 2020. Time to look forward to the decade that is upon us. One of my favorite quotes, attributed to Bill Gates, is that people overestimate what will happen in a year and underestimate what will happen in a decade. This is an important decade for mankind. It is a decade in which we will need to find answers to questions that hang over us like last night’s celebrations. I am an optimist and believe in society’s ability to find the will to face our challenges and the intelligence to ...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Science, Entrepreneurship, China, US, Employment, Trends, Economics, Policy, Bill Gates, Crypto, Food And Drink, Baby Boomers, AVC, VC & Technology



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