All eyes are on Russia and Ukraine. But the calamitous changes we humans have wrought in the Earth’s climate and other major systems are making our societies more fragile by the day whether we are paying attention or not.
More than half of the world could see new temperature records set in every single year by the end of the century if global warming is not curbed, a study finds.
A dangerous heatwave is sweeping across Britain. The temperature reached 95 degrees at London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday, making it the hottest day so far this year.
Typical five-day heat waves in the U.S. will be 12°F warmer by mid-century alone, according to the U.S. National Climate Assessment (NCA), which the White House itself reviewed and approved last November.
Century-old records across the Midwest and East Coast are being shattered by a monster late-September heat wave — the kind of extreme weather we can expect to get much worse thanks to President Donald Trump’s policies to undermine domestic and global climate action.
This July and August, the Heat Index (“feels like” temperature) seemed to climb into the “Danger” zone every day and stay there for hours, its peak often exceeding the forecast. Could we be approaching deadly weather already? What about other, even muggier parts of the planet?
UK heating must be virtually zero-carbon by 2050, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC).
Restoring the old way of warming would not make sense without new technology.
Would the transition away from fossil fuels fatally weaken BC’s economy, as some conservative thinkers fear? Worse yet, would it drag us back to the dark ages? Are the fear-mongers right?
Storms in the Emergency Room – Hurricane Sandy, coal and nukes – it’s not pretty. From D.C. as storm hits, Earthbeat’s Daphne Wysham on the climate connection. From Australia, Greenpeace’s Georgina Woods on huge coal expansion. Then a Canadian plan to dump nuclear waste right next to Lake Huron and world’s biggest running reactor.