Tag: Climate Change

  • Human Civilization Likely To End By 2050 Due To Climate Change: Report

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    By Christopher Thompson The consequences of climate change are already well-documented, and yet it appears as if the situation is even bleaker than many people imagine. Perhaps more significantly, these consequences are catching up to humans much more quickly than expected. In fact, there’s a good chance that human society could collapse entirely by 2050 due […]

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  • Climate crisis seriously damaging human health, report finds

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    By Christopher Thompson National academies say effects include spread of diseases and worse mental health A report by experts from 27 national science academies has set out the widespread damage global heating is already causing to people’s health and the increasingly serious impacts expected in future. Scorching heatwaves and floods will claim more victims as […]

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  • Has climate change had an impact on tornados?

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    By Christopher Thompson This story was originally published by HuffPost and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  As the seemingly endless barrage of violent tornadoes continued to pummel a large swath of the United States this week, lawmakers and concerned citizens declared on social media that the storms offered a front row seat to […]

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  • Miami Beach is Taking Rising Sea Levels Very Seriously

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    The debate over climate change is front and center in South Florida, and one city in particular. Miami Beach knows it could one day be under water and now officials are doing even more to get people’s attention. Students at Miami Beach High School held a walkout and rally on Tuesaday for local action on […]

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  • Leonardo DiCaprio Details Fight to Curb Climate Change in ‘Ice on Fire’ Trailer

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    By Christopher Thompson New documentary will premiere on HBO this June Leonardo DiCaprio highlights the various efforts around the world to curb climate change in the trailer for the new documentary Ice on Fire. The film was directed by Leila Conners and will premiere June 11th on HBO. DiCaprio produced the film and serves as […]

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  • Humans causing shrinking of nature as larger animals die off

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    Average size of wild animals predicted to fall by a quarter in 100 years through extinctions Humanity’s ongoing destruction of wildlife will lead to a shrinking of nature, with the average body size of animals falling by a quarter, a study predicts. The researchers estimate that more than 1,000 larger species of mammals and birds […]

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  • Attacking Global Warming by Adding CO2 to the Atmosphere? Stanford Researchers Have a Plan

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    By Ryan Johnson Here’s a novel approach to reversing global warming: Let’s put more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. No, seriously. Returning the atmosphere to a preindustrial level of methane by converting it to CO2 is the subject of a new research paper out of Stanford. Researchers at Stanford University this week proposed a new […]

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  • Should We Be Calling Climate Change a ‘Climate Crisis’?

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    By Christopher Thompson How we talk about climate change is rapidly shifting as the ramifications of unchecked carbon pollution become ever clearer. The Guardian sped that shift along last week, when it updated its style guide to encourage reporters to refer to climate change as a “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and using “global heating” […]

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  • WILL CLIMATE CHANGE CREATE DEADLIER TROPICAL STORMS?

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    By Ryan Johnson New research suggests that, due to global warming, storm-related deaths in developing nations could increase by as much as 52 percent. Weeks after the deadly cyclone Idai tore through Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique, the human toll is still being tallied. Entire communities remain submerged, more than a thousand people lost their lives—more […]

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  • It’s not just about the bees – earthworms need love, too

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    By Christopher Thompson They may not be cute, but the work they do for our soil keeps humans in business. But their numbers are in steep decline If earthworms had feathers, wings or fur, or eyes that looked mournful – or eyes at all – perhaps they would fare better in the public’s affections. This […]

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