Climate Change
Maui Joins Growing Number of Counties and States Suing Big Oil

Maui Joins Growing Number of Counties and States Suing Big Oil

By Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer As Maui, Hawaii begins its “managed retreat” from its coastline due to sea-level rise caused by climate change, the county filed a lawsuit this week against big oil companies including ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, and ConocoPhillips to pay the costs of the move. The suit alleges that the companies knew […]

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Climate Change Driving A Spike in Natural Disasters in the 21st Century

Climate Change Driving A Spike in Natural Disasters in the 21st Century

According to a new report from the United Nations, in the last twenty years, there have been 7,348 natural disasters and that represents a dramatic increase over the twenty years prior.

Why This Matters:  According to the UN  report’s authors, unless leaders in business and government take action, the world will become an “uninhabitable hell for millions of people.”

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Study Shows a Decade of Climate Eroding Housing, Highlighting Larger Crisis

Study Shows a Decade of Climate Eroding Housing, Highlighting Larger Crisis

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer New research published Monday shows that climate change has significantly impacted Florida’s housing market, and it has been quietly doing so for nearly a decade. Despite the common, false assumption that a climate housing crisis is largely a future threat, research shows that climate change has already impacted communities […]

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Minority Students Feel The Heat: When Temps Rise, Performance Falls

Minority Students Feel The Heat: When Temps Rise, Performance Falls

New research finds that higher temperatures and heat exposure can harm children’s learning across the globe. However, in the US, researchers found that only Black and Hispanic children are affected by this trend.

Why This Matters: A 2019 study showed that predominantly non-white school districts receive about $23 billion less on average than predominantly white school districts.

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Prince William On A Mission to Save Nature and Catalyze Climate Action click button

Prince William On A Mission to Save Nature and Catalyze Climate Action

On October 5th, a new film on climate change will make its debut — with a royal touch. It’s called “A Planet for Us All,” and in it, Prince William makes a plea for conserving nature and taking climate action.  Cameras followed him for two years as he studied conservation and environmental issues. In one scene, Prince […]

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Trump Administration Foot Dragging on Next National Climate Assessment

Trump Administration Foot Dragging on Next National Climate Assessment

The next National Climate Assessment is supposed to be released in 2022, but it may be delayed because the Trump Administration is slowing the work by the interagency science group that prepares it, E&ENews reported yesterday.

Why This Matters:  These climate assessments are prepared every four years and provide the major description of what the U.S. can expect from climate change broken down by both region and economic sector.

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