Climate Change
How IPCC Reports Have Changed Climate Perception

How IPCC Reports Have Changed Climate Perception

This week we’re taking a deeper dive into the IPCC in anticipation of their new report on climate change and land which will come out this Thursday. Check out our previous stories on the history of the IPCC and how their comprehensive reports are written. Today we’ll explore how the IPCC’s climate reports have shaped […]

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How IPCC Reports are Written (it’s quite a process!)

How IPCC Reports are Written (it’s quite a process!)

  In anticipation of the IPCC’s new Special Report on Climate Change and Land we’re taking a look into the IPCC and how its scientists write their reports. Yesterday we explained the IPCC’s history and structure and today we’ll explain how their reports are written and the rigor behind them. The Basics: As Scientific American […]

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July 2019, the Hottest Month Ever Recorded

July 2019, the Hottest Month Ever Recorded


You weren’t just imagining it, this past July was the hottest month ever recorded. As CNN reported, “the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Programme, which analyzes temperature data from around the planet, said that July was around 0.56 °C warmer than the global average temperature between 1981-2010. That’s slightly hotter than July 2016, when the […]

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So What is the IPCC exactly?

So What is the IPCC exactly?

If you read about climate change then likely you have come across data cited from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change or the IPCC. In fact, there’s a forthcoming special report from the panel to be released later this week but we decided to spend some time leading up to it to take a deeper […]

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The European Investment Bank Joins the Fight Against Climate Change

The European Investment Bank Joins the Fight Against Climate Change

by Alexandra Patel By 2021, the European Investment Bank has stated that it will no longer offer loans to fossil fuel companies. As part of a strategy to better use its money to fight climate change, the bank will also increase its investments in clean energy. Cracking Down: This new policy came at an important […]

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A Bold New Commitment to Covering Climate

A Bold New Commitment to Covering Climate

Covering Climate Now, is a new project aimed at breaking the climate silence that has long prevailed in the news media. The project, co-founded by The Nation and the Columbia Journalism Review and in partnership with The Guardian, officially has 60 media outlets committing to more climate coverage including the likes of CBS News and the […]

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Airplane Contrails the Hidden Climate Culprit

Airplane Contrails the Hidden Climate Culprit

by Miro Korenha and Alexandra Patel Airplane contrails have long been the subject of a variety of exuberant conspiracy theories, including that of governments spraying toxic chemicals into the air to induce mass sterilization and mind control. Though you shouldn’t pay attention to most of the conspiracy theories, there are real dangers associated with trails […]

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Flesh-Eating Bacteria On Rise Due To Climate Change

Flesh-Eating Bacteria On Rise Due To Climate Change

This summer the number of cases of people who are made ill by a flesh-eating bacteria called vibrio vulnificus that stops blood circulation, causing muscle tissue to die and skin to decay is increasing around the country — and the cause is believed to be climate change. 

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One Cool Thing: The 1976 Team Up with Greta Thunberg

One Cool Thing: The 1976 Team Up with Greta Thunberg

Per Pitchfork: “The 1975 have shared the first song off their long-teased fourth album Notes on a Conditional Form. As per tradition, it is called “The 1975.” But, this time, Matty Healy isn’t singing, and the song doesn’t include “The 1975”’s traditional lyrics (“Go down/Soft sound…”). Instead, the new “The 1975” features Greta Thunberg, the […]

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GOP Senators Tried to Squash Climate Training for Meteorologists

GOP Senators Tried to Squash Climate Training for Meteorologists

Climate Central is a nonprofit website that brings scientifically rigorous information about climate change to people in easy to read graphics and statistics. While we often cite them, meteorologists have been big consumers of their data, much to the chagrin of some Senate Republicans who want to nix this source of climate training for meteorologists. […]

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Tweet of the Week: No Thanks, FaceApp


a “here I am old” face app pic but it’s the earth wrecked by climate change and humanity obliterated did anyone do that yet — maura quint (@behindyourback) July 17, 2019 You’ve probably noticed your friends and celebrities posting pictures on social media as the “old” version of themselves using the FaceApp, an app that […]

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Climate Change forcing Species to Migrate, How Will Humans Deal With It?

Climate Change forcing Species to Migrate, How Will Humans Deal With It?

A new study from the University of Florida and the University of Tasmania found that climate change is currently forcing species to migrate from their historic ranges and its leaving communities unprepared for these new species. As the UF blog explained, “scientists predict species will generally move toward the poles or higher elevations as they […]

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