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According to new research published in the journal Nature Climate Change, at least 85% of the global population feels the impacts of human-induced climate change. The study evaluated more than 100,000 studies of events that could be linked to climate change, like crop failures, alongside temperature and precipitation changes caused by carbon emissions. The results showed that 80% of land on earth may be impacted by human activity.
This staggering finding may even be a lowball: the actual figure may be closer to 100% since the study looked at averages and not extremes.
Individual people are feeling the impact of climate change, and swift action must be taken to avoid the worst effects of a warming planet. Current targets aren’t enough; existing national promises would lead to a temperature rise of 2.7 degrees Celsius (4.9 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of the century. These figures should prompt improved climate action coming out of COP26 next month, and motivate countries to take the necessary steps to fulfill their promises.
The Colorado River is drying up, millions are at risk of losing their water supply, and Indigenous communities are fighting to keep their water rights. The Western megadrought is taking its toll on American communities, but how did we get here? In his new film, River’s End: California’s Latest Water War, Jacob Morrison delves […]
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and HP just announced that they’re taking their friendship to the next level. The odd couple is teaming up and expanding their partnership to restore, protect, and improve the management of almost one million acres of forest. HP is pledging $80 million to forest conservation and restoration, and not stopping there […]
Researchers from the National University of Singapore used data from more than 1,000 twin siblings to evaluate their opinions about environmental policy. They found identical twins were more likely to have similar views on green policy than non-identical twins, suggesting that support for climate action may have a genetic component. Felix Tropf, a professor in […]
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