Tag: global warming

  • The Insidious Ways Women Bear the Brunt of Climate Change

    by Blog certified

    Our fight to protect the planet is incomplete without a gender-based perspective There’s a fetid haze in the air when I call emergency medicine physician Dr. Cecilia Sorensen, who is fresh off an ER shift at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital in Aurora, Colorado. I’m in California, some 150 miles from Paradise, where the Camp Fire has […]

    more
  • For-Profit Firefighting Was Terrible for America. Climate Change Is Bringing It Back.

    by Blog certified

    The worst vision for our future is on full display in California as wildfires burn While residents of Paradise, California fled down freeways choked with ash and hollowed-out cars, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West rested easy this week. Like many wealthy Californians, the ultrarich couple hired a private firefighting force to protect their $60 million mansion from […]

    more
  • Would flooding the deserts help stop global warming?

    by Blog certified

    The idea is “risky, unproven, even unlikely to work,” according to Y Combinator. But if it did work, it could slow climate change. Imagine flooding a desert half the size of the Sahara. Using 238 trillion gallons of desalinated ocean water to do the job. Creating millions of 1-acre-square micro-reservoirs to grow enough algae to […]

    more
  • It Will Take More than Reusable Coffee Cups to Save the Oceans

    by Blog certified

    Films such as A Plastic Ocean, and the huge success of Blue Planet II, have brought ocean plastic pollution firmly into the popular domain. Plastic has become ubiquitous through the world’s oceans, with fragments found in deep ocean trenches and the Arctic ice sheets. Furthermore, pictures of charismatic animals such as whales and turtles consuming […]

    more
  • How to Talk to Conservatives About Climate Change

    by Blog certified

    Conservatives perceive terrorism and crime to be much larger and more immediate threats than climate change. How can their minds change? The United States has a climate change acceptance problem. It’s elected a President who’s on record claiming global warming is a Chinese hoax. One of its two major political parties has “refusal to accept climate science” as a […]

    more
  • Rapid response needed to limit global warming

    by Blog certified

    Summary for Policymakers of IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C approved by governments Limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society, the IPCC said in a new assessment. With clear benefits to people and natural ecosystems, limiting global warming to 1.5°C compared to 2°C […]

    more
  • ‘Unprecedented changes’ needed to protect Earth from global warming

    by Blog certified

    A landmark report released Sunday from the world’s top climate change group said “rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” are required to ward off the worst impacts of global warming. The report, released in South Korea by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), said that the world’s economies must quickly reduce […]

    more
  • How Students Can Help Prevent Global Warming

    by Blog certified

    Global warming is a real threat to our planet and if not prevented, it can truly hurt our ecosystem and life as we know it. While the media keeps repeating about the dangers that come with it, many people, especially the younger ones might not be exactly sure what they can do in order to […]

    more
  • Typhoon Mangkhut: Philippines hit by super typhoon

    by Blog certified

    Super Typhoon Mangkhut has reached the Philippines, blasting the northern coast with strong winds and heavy rain. Forecasters say the typhoon, with winds of 205km/h (130 mph) and gusts of up to 255 km/h, is the strongest storm of 2018 so far. More than four million people are directly in the path of the storm […]

    more
  • Saying “Yes” to Eco-Friendly Refrigerants

    by Blog certified

    By Adrian McDermott Globally, nations are trying hard to replace CFCs and HCFCs with eco-friendly coolants. CFC and HCFC are responsible for the depletion of the ozone layer and global warming. Heating and cooling systems that still use these greenhouse gases violate the Kyoto- and Montreal protocols. Geothermal heat pumps are being explored as a […]

    more