Climate Change
The Intergenerational Inequality of Climate Change

The Intergenerational Inequality of Climate Change

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Without action to rein in global emissions and warming, the average 6-year-old will live through significantly more climate disasters than their grandparents, according to a new study. The paper in Science on intergenerational inequities found that with 3 degrees Celsius of temperature rise, as compared to someone living in […]

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Louisiana Agriculture Racks Up Damage Costs from Hurricane Ida

Louisiana Agriculture Racks Up Damage Costs from Hurricane Ida

By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Hurricane Ida hit the shores of Louisiana nearly a month ago, bringing Category 4 hurricane winds and severe flooding. The storm caused at least $584 million in damage to agriculture in the state, as estimated by experts at the LSU AgCenter. More than 50% of the damage costs were […]

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Newsom Sets Aside $15 Billion for Climate Change Prevention

Newsom Sets Aside $15 Billion for Climate Change Prevention

By Natasha Lasky, ODP Staff Writer Governor Gavin Newsom of California signed a $15 billion package to fund climate change and drought mitigation strategies. The new legislation consists of 24 bills that focus on climate and clean energy efforts, droughts, and wildfire preparedness.    Why this Matters: This is the largest climate funding package in […]

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One Cool Thing: Late Night Hosts Team Up for Climate click button

One Cool Thing: Late Night Hosts Team Up for Climate

On Tuesday night, seven late night hosts teamed up for “Climate Night” and used their platforms to build climate change awareness. Planned to coincide with Climate Week NYC, Jimmy Kimmel, Seth Meyers, Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, and more took to the airwaves to talk infrastructure, environmental justice, and advice for how to talk to deniers. […]

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First New EPA Rule Under Biden Targets Greenhouse Gases 6,000 Times More Powerful Than CO2

First New EPA Rule Under Biden Targets Greenhouse Gases 6,000 Times More Powerful Than CO2

By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor The Biden Administration’s EPA finalized its first new climate rule on Thursday, slashing the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), a class of greenhouse gases (GHG) that can warm the atmosphere at thousands of times the rate of CO2. The new rule establishes a program to cut HFCs — which are […]

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Gold Standard, WWF, and EDF Talk Greenwashing and Credible Climate Strategies at Climate Week NYC

Gold Standard, WWF, and EDF Talk Greenwashing and Credible Climate Strategies at Climate Week NYC

By Alex Bowman, ODP Contributing Writer At the Climate Week NYC event Beyond Net Zero: Credible, Ambitious Climate Strategies, experts from Gold Standard, World Wildlife Fund (WWF), and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), spoke about how companies can best mitigate the damages they might inflict on the environment. The speakers defined the concept of “net […]

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