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Why the World Awaits Biden’s Pledge on Climate Change

Why the World Awaits Biden’s Pledge on Climate Change The U.S. is developing a new goal for reducing greenhouse gases, a required step after President Joe Biden rejoined the Paris Agreement. Biden says America’s new commitment — officially known as a...

Climate change and disease at forefront of global anxieties

Climate change and disease at forefront of global anxieties Survey of 14 countries shows the greatest divergence in views about the environment were in the US People around the world are at least as concerned about climate change as they are about the spread o...

Ignoring climate change is fiscally irresponsible

Ignoring climate change is fiscally irresponsible Recent events in Texas highlight the dangers of climate change. We think more about the heat than the cold when we think of global warming; however, a warming world weakens the jet streams that keep the polar v...

Climate Change Making Allergies Worse

Climate Change Making Allergies Worse A total of 25 million in the United States suffer from some sort of seasonal allergies and it’s that time of the year when flowers are starting to bloom and trees are dropping plenty of pollen making our allergies flare-...

Evers directs millions for climate change initiatives in budget, putting focus on green energy in Wisconsin

Evers directs millions for climate change initiatives in budget, putting focus on green energy in Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is hoping to fight back against the effects of climate change on Wisconsin through millions of dollars for initiatives to reduce greenho...

Thicker-leaved tropical plants may flourish under climate change, which could be good news for climate

Thicker-leaved tropical plants may flourish under climate change, which could be good news for climate How plants will fare as carbon dioxide levels continue to rise is a tricky problem and, researchers say, especially vexing in the tropics. Some aspects of pl...

How the Pandemic Offers Lessons for Taking on Climate Change

How the Pandemic Offers Lessons for Taking on Climate Change Can the lessons learned during the pandemic be used by governments and businesses to prepare for and mitigate the impacts of climate change? This was the question put to a panel of experts at the rec...

CLIMATE CHANGE SLOWED GROWTH IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY

CLIMATE CHANGE SLOWED GROWTH IN AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTIVITY Global agricultural productivity is 21% lower than it could have been without climate change, according to research published in the journal Nature Climate Change on Thursday. The reduction is the equiv...

Drexel Added to University Climate Change Coalition

Drexel Added to University Climate Change Coalition Jump-starting a year of focused climate action, Drexel University was invited to join the University Climate Change Coalition (UC3), an alliance of more than 20 leading research universities working to accele...

United States: Biden Administration Takes New Action To Ensure Increased Consideration Of Climate Change Impacts By The Federal Government

United States: Biden Administration Takes New Action To Ensure Increased Consideration Of Climate Change Impacts By The Federal Government On Friday, February 19, 2021, the Council on Environmental Quality (“CEQ”) rescinded prior draft guidance iss...

Bill Gates is bullish on climate change mitigation, but warns ‘We don’t have time to waste’

Bill Gates is bullish on climate change mitigation, but warns ‘We don’t have time to waste’ The scientific consensus is undeniably clear. Climate change poses a threat to life on Earth as we know it. Something must be done to reverse the damage we’ve c...

Climate change … always a bridesmaid

Climate change … always a bridesmaid The “Story of the Century” and its status in the news. By 2050, many of climate change’s worst projected impacts could be fully upon us—or fully upon our descendants. The question is, will a half-c...

Want To Combat Climate Change? Feed Seaweed To Cows

Want To Combat Climate Change? Feed Seaweed To Cows Feeding cows a few ounces of seaweed daily could sharply reduce their contribution to climate change. Methane is a short-lived but powerful greenhouse gas and the second-largest contributor to climate change ...

Suga to join Biden in leading efforts to tackle climate change

Suga to join Biden in leading efforts to tackle climate change TOKYO (Kyodo) — Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said Sunday he will closely cooperate with U.S. President Joe Biden in leading global efforts to tackle climate change. The two leaders are sched...

UK-hosted summit seeks solutions for ‘searing injustice’ of climate change

UK-hosted summit seeks solutions for ‘searing injustice’ of climate change (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Britain will highlight how the poorest who have done the least to cause climate change are suffering the worst of its impacts, and urge ...

Climate change: Plans revealed to slash carbon emissions in NI

Climate change: Plans revealed to slash carbon emissions in NI Ideas to dramatically reduce carbon emissions from homes, businesses, transport and power sectors go out to public consultation on Wednesday. It comes as Northern Ireland begins to formulate plans ...

Pope, Using Shakespeare, Makes Climate Change Appeal

Pope, Using Shakespeare, Makes Climate Change Appeal VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis adapted Shakespeare’s famous Hamlet quote in an appeal to people not to remain blind to the destruction of climate change and the mass migration it may cause...

Climate Change Threatens Potato Chip Production, Global Food Storage

Climate Change Threatens Potato Chip Production, Global Food Storage Climate change poses significant dangers to global food supplies as rising temperatures make storage more difficult, The Associated Press reports. Food around the world is stored outside afte...

Cherry blossoms’ earliest peak in 1,200 years linked to climate change

Cherry blossoms’ earliest peak in 1,200 years linked to climate change Cherry blossoms in Washington, D.C. and Japan have already reached peak flowering dates — and the Japanese city of Kyoto recorded its earliest bloom for over 1,200 years, the Washin...

Building North-South cooperation to fight the ‘tragedies’ of climate change

Building North-South cooperation to fight the ‘tragedies’ of climate change This post draws from a chapter for a book I wrote in 2020: “Overcoming the tragedy of distance – cooperating with our friends’ friends” in Living with the Climate Crisis ed...

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