Tag: global warming

  • Research shows wind can prevent seabirds accessing their most important habitat

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    By Christopher Thompson We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first study of its kind has revealed that wind can prevent seabirds from accessing the most important of habitats: their nests We marvel at flying animals because it seems like they can access anywhere, but a first […]

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  • New York nears passage of aggressive law to fight climate change

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    By Ryan Johnson New York state lawmakers could pass as early as Wednesday one of the nation’s most ambitious plans to slow climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. That would make it the second U.S. state to aim for a carbon-neutral economy, following an executive order signed by former California […]

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  • Climate breakdown drives inequality

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    By Christopher Thompson The effect of climate change on economic growth is up to six times stronger in the world’s poorest countries. In a song that everybody knows, Leonard Cohen once famously sang “the poor stay poor, the rich get rich.” This statement has purchase beyond the realm of music – it holds true in global economics. Cross-country inequality […]

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  • We’ll Never Solve Immigration If We Don’t Solve Climate Change

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    By Christopher Thompson In the recent standoff between the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump administration commingled the issues of trade and immigration. This is the wrong approach, and it ignores one of the root causes of the migration challenge: a rapidly warming planet. Climate change and immigration have become more inextricably linked than ever. As […]

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  • Past climate change: A warning for the future?

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    By Ryan Johnson A new study of climate changes and their effects on past societies offers a sobering glimpse of social upheavals that might happen in the future. The prehistoric groups studied lived in the Amazon Basin of South America hundreds of years ago, before European contact, but the disruptions that occurred may carry lessons […]

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  • Can climate change be the enemy that unites us?

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    By Christopher Thompson Bill Nye, The Science Guy, as he’s known from his popular children’s TV show in the 1990s, has gone right over the top in his warnings about climate change over the past month. First it was a little video segment on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, in which Nye explained the […]

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  • ‘Can’t breathe’: Donald Trump blames India for climate change, says US ‘cleanest’

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    By Ryan Johnson In meeting with Prince Charles, Trump blames India, China for climate change Pushed by Prince Charles on the issue of climate change, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday replayed his theme of blaming India, China and Russia for allegedly not doing enough, and insisted the US has one of the ‘cleanest climates’. […]

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  • 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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  • 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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