Over the past few years, something pretty amazing and hopeful happened. Global carbon emissions began to stabilize. This was caused, primarily, by stronger emissions reduction policies in China even as the rest of the world moved steadily away from coal burning and more and more toward adopting clean energy systems provided by the likes of wind, solar and electrical vehicles. 1,262 more words
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“Everything is at stake,” says the former US vice president, but the right technology can help turn the fate of the planet around.
Tech is already making the world a better place. 77 more words
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“WASHINGTON — Directly contradicting much of the Trump administration’s position on climate change, 13 federal agencies unveiled an exhaustive scientific report on Friday that says humans are the dominant cause of the global temperature rise that has created the warmest period in the history of civilization.”
Alex Lee recently wrote that “the term ‘climate change’ isn’t working anymore” because “most people don’t understand what the term climate means.” Generally, he argues, people confuse “climate” with “weather,” “climate” is too scientific of a term, and “climate change” doesn’t really reflect the “acute environmental crisis” people actually experience; we should stick with “global warming” because floods, hurricanes, higher temperatures, wildfires, and the like, are directly tied to heat. 655 more words
There is an interesting story in the Washington Post, What the Harvey deluge would look like where you live, that includes a tool that shows how much flooding would be predicted to occur if the 51.88 inches of rain (which fell on Houston) were to fall where you are. 150 more words