As climate change is causing sea levels to rise, this salty water’s encroachment inland means that drinking water, native plant species, and agriculture are all coming under threat. The Washington Post reported that “rising seas, sinking earth and extreme weather are conspiring to cause salt from the ocean to contaminate aquifers and turn formerly fertile […]Continue Reading 536 words
Governor Jay Inslee threw his hat into the ring for the Democratic nomination for President yesterday and pledged to center his entire campaign on the issue of climate change. This is great news. He has taken the Green New Deal and thrust it into the conversation about who will be the most capable opponent to take on President Trump.Continue Reading 901 words
The sheer volume of cable news segments on Green New Deal (you can just review @_waleedshahid’s timeline to see most of them) over the past few days must amount to a combined five years’ worth of climate coverage on TV. That alone is a remarkable shift. https://t.co/fnxZzROMl5 — Alexander Kaufman (@AlexCKaufman) February 26, 2019 For […]Continue Reading 418 words
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A new study published by Cal Tech researchers in the journal Nature Geoscience has discovered that climate change and increased atmospheric CO2 could cause stratocumulus clouds to disappear. While stratocumulus clouds aren’t as fluffy as cumulus clouds or as majestic as whispy cirrus clouds, they do cover 20% of the low-latitude oceans and are especially prevalent […]Continue Reading 414 words
An activist group, Climate Action 100+ along with the Anglican Church, successfully urged the multinational commodities firm Glencore to cap at current levels the amount of coal it extracts, which is projected to be 145 million metric tons. The Company made the announcement saying, “As one of the world’s largest diversified mining companies, we have a key role in enabling the transition to a low carbon economy.”Continue Reading 392 words
by Miro Korenha Founder and Publisher, Our Daily Planet When the Green New Deal resolution was announced earlier this month, it was met with questions, applause, but also pushback from those who thought it was a “Trojan horse for socialism.” While this type of rhetoric is not a surprising reaction from the right and more […]Continue Reading 827 words
Three weeks ago, and for the second year in a row, the Director of National Intelligence, former Republican Senator Dan Coats, testified to Congress that environmental degradation and climate change as global threats to U.S. national security stating that they are, “likely to fuel competition for resources, economic distress, and social discontent through 2019 and beyond.”Continue Reading 504 words
The Washington Post’s Capital Weather Gang has created a scale to rate the winter storms that always seem to snarl travel and impact schools and businesses in the region. Rather than gauging a storm by the number of inches of snow, the Weather Gang scale rates the storm’s impact.Continue Reading 618 words
As you’ve read above, the creation of our national parks and public lands was a serious feat but ensuring their health and vibrancy over the long term requires a sustained effort. While the Trump administration has moved to open up public lands to oil and gas drilling and logging, they’re also refused to acknowledge climate […]Continue Reading 586 words
Students in the U.S. are joining other young people from around the world and are planning on March 15th to skip school and strike, march and rally to protest government inaction on climate change and raise public awareness of the severity of the climate crisis.Continue Reading 494 words
Wisconsin’s new Governor Tony Evers announced on Tuesday that the state would become the 21st to join the U.S. Climate Alliance and meet the climate change reduction targets set by the Paris Agreement. By adding Wisconsin, the states that have joined the Alliance represent nearly half the U.S. population and combined have economies worth over $10 trillion.Continue Reading 404 words
As CNN reported, the past five years have already been the hottest on record for our planet, but new projections published yesterday in the journal Nature Communications predict that it’s going to get a lot hotter for the 250 million people living in North American cities.Continue Reading 339 words