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Climate Impacts

Dangerously Hot: Holding to account those harming communities in North Africa

Hoda Baraka | Posted 11.14.2016 | Green
Hoda Baraka

Although political progress has been made, with the Paris Agreement being ratified last week, this is not enough.

PREP-aring For A Changing Climate By Harnessing The Data Revolution

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 09.26.2016 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

PREP can help connect communities on the front lines of climate change find the information they need.

If Food Was The Largest Climate Impact Of The 2016 Rio Olympics

Alain Vidal | Posted 08.26.2016 | Green
Alain Vidal

While the opening ceremony sent a clear message about protecting the environment, there has been sharp criticism over the levels of pollution across the city and in Guanabara Bay.

The End of Climate Denial?

William S. Becker | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

Although you wouldn't know it from the GOP's presidential candidates, there are signs that more conservatives are warming up to the idea that global warming is real and we really need to do something.

How The Wall Street Journal's Climate Coverage Fails Businesses

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.05.2017 | Business

NEW YORK -- The Wall Street Journal may want to consider some editorial input from its advertisers. Such a thing would be journalistic sacrilege. But ...

This El Niño May Be The Strongest, And Here's What That Means For You

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.17.2015 | Science

The world is in the midst of an El Niño that will likely rival the strongest ever measured, according to NASA data just published. The tropical weath...

The Blueprint For A Low Carbon Economy To Tackle Global Warming

HuffPost | Mehreen Kasana | Posted 12.02.2015 | Green

You recycle your plastic iced tea bottles. Of course you carry a reusable bottle for water. You compost the scraps from your locally sourced, organica...

Climate Change Illustrated With A Domino's Pizza Tracker

The Huffington Post | Aaron Nemo | Posted 11.10.2015 | Comedy

Climatologists have tried next to everything to enlighten politicians and civilians of the real threat that is climate change. Hardly a day goes by wi...

The European Migrant Crisis Is A Nightmare. Climate Change Will Make It Worse.

The Huffington Post | Peter Mellgard | Posted 11.09.2015 | Home

The hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving in Europe or dying on the way to its shores could be a harbinger of things to come, researchers and pol...

Obama To Visit Alaska, But Enviros Cry Foul Over Arctic Drilling

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is traveling to Alaska later this month to visit the front lines of climate change, which he called "one of the g...

Kate Sheppard

Feds Direct $8 Million To Native Communities To Address Effects Of Climate Change | Kate Sheppard | Posted 02.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of the Interior is directing $8 million to helping Native American communities address the effects of climate change...

Our Disappearing Snows: Climate Change and Water Resources

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 11.19.2014 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

As the Earth has warmed over the past 30 years, the global water cycle has begun to change. In particular, our snows have begun to disappear. The implications for the water systems we've built and operate are vast and pervasive. And despite decades of research, observations, and outreach to water managers, we're not ready.

Kate Sheppard

History Under Water: Climate Change Imperils Historic, Cultural Sites | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

On a bright, unseasonably hot morning in early May, Susan Meredith pushed her kayak off the banks of the Little Blackwater River, a shallow, 15-mile t...

Kate Sheppard

Climate Change's Biggest Threats Are Those We Aren't Ready For: Report | Kate Sheppard | Posted 12.04.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- Climatic changes -- and the results of those changes -- could occur within decades or even sooner, and they are becoming a greater conce...

The Number That Really Counts

William S. Becker | Posted 11.10.2013 | Science
William S. Becker

The next report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), due to be released later this month, may cause some heat of its own accordi...

Forced Migration? Facing an Uncomfortable Future

American Anthropological Association | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green
American Anthropological Association

Currently the U.S. has no unified federal program that provides guidance and funding for the relocation of affected communities such as those in Alaska that are pummeled by coastal storms.

Why We Must Put Nature Back to Work, Part 2

William S. Becker | Posted 05.21.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

At a time when government funding is strained, can nature offer some of the protection that engineered structures were built to provide? And can nature do it at lower cost?

A Silver Lining in Sandy? (Part 3)

William S. Becker | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

When it comes to solving problems, elected officials are inclined to support solutions that allow people to keep behaving as they always have, but with less damage. That's how it has been with America's response to weather-related disasters. It's a response that won't work anymore.

Killing Us With Coal: Why Do We Let Them Do It?

Kelly Rigg | Posted 12.15.2012 | Green
Kelly Rigg

How can it be that investment in clean energy is heading for a disappointing drop in 2012 while the International Energy Agency warns that without a radical change in direction, in just a few short years we will have closed the door to limiting global temperature rise to 2°?

Be Heard on Keystone XL Pipeline Today

Anne Butterfield | Posted 10.01.2012 | Green
Anne Butterfield

Oddly, the State Department's environmental review process of the Keystone XL pipeline, carrying bitumen products from one of the planet's greatest bastions of climate wrecking carbon, does not include a consideration of climate impacts.

The World Begins to 'Connect the Dots'

Jamie Henn | Posted 07.04.2012 | Green
Jamie Henn

Striking images and video are beginning to stream in from more than 1,000 events in more than 100 countries where people are "connecting the dots" between climate change and extreme weather.

Do You Really Know What Your Business Does?

John Friedman | Posted 07.01.2012 | Business
John Friedman

The fact is we so often get caught up on the tactics of what our companies or organizations make day to day that we lose sight completely of what it is they really do.

Will Climate Change Chill Obama's Legacy?

William S. Becker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
William S. Becker

Obama is the leader most likely to be blamed 20 or 30 years from now when people around the world are suffering from intense, diverse and irreversible stresses from climate change.

Unavoidable Climate Change -- Past the Point of No Return

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The world has missed the opportunity to avoid serious, damaging human-induced climate change. How bad it ultimately gets depends on how much longer Congress hides behind political ideology, and religion to deny the reality of climate change.

Not Great News for the Allergy Sufferers Among Us...

A. Siegel | Posted 05.26.2011 | Green
A. Siegel

Global warming has almost certainly already made allergy conditions worse and we've only seen the tip of the iceberg so far. Time to stock up on Benadryl and consider buying some drug company stocks.