Schumer Supports Declaring Climate Change a National Emergency

Schumer Supports Declaring Climate Change a National Emergency

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Monday night, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that President Joe Biden should consider declaring climate change a national emergency. This comment comes as Biden’s climate action agenda begins to take shape: in his first week in office, the President signed executive orders canceling the Keystone XL pipeline […]

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New Study Shows Poorest Nations Hit Hardest By Climate-Driven Extreme Weather

New Study Shows Poorest Nations Hit Hardest By Climate-Driven Extreme Weather

Climate Risk Index (CRI) by Country: Annabel Driussi for Our Daily Planet  By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Extreme weather intensified by climate change hit the world’s poorest countries hardest in 2019, according to the latest Global Climate Risk Index by environmental organization Germanwatch. Eight of the 10 countries hardest hit by extreme weather since […]

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Brexit Trade Deal has Fisherman Throwing Fish Back

Brexit Trade Deal has Fisherman Throwing Fish Back

Scottish fishers are scrambling to stay afloat during COVID-19, and Brexit red-tape is making it even harder. Attempts to navigate new border checks and customs rules have been met with paperwork issues and administrative errors, causing delays in shipments to the European Union.

Why This Matters: Brexit isn’t the only thing threatening the Scottish fishing industry. As the North Sea warms, fish distributions shift and change, and experts say Scottish fisheries are largely unprepared.

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Kerry Is Humble and Pledges Ambition In First International Appearance

Kerry Is Humble and Pledges Ambition In First International Appearance

"We intend to make good on our Climate Finance Pledge. There is simply no adapting to a 4 degree warmer world except for the most privileged. We are coming back with humility and will work with multilateral institutions."– John Kerry @ClimateEnvoy #AdaptationSummit pic.twitter.com/BqT0LDo13H — CASsummit2021 (@CASsummit2021) January 25, 2021 Appearing virtually at the United Nations […]

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Our Agricultural Footprint Can’t Go On Like This

Our Agricultural Footprint Can’t Go On Like This

by Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer When you break down how land in the U.S. gets used, acre by acre, almost half of the country is dedicated to livestock.  Add up the space used for pasture and grazing plus the agricultural land used to grow livestock feed crops, and 41% of the country is dedicated […]

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WRI Gives Countries a Step-by-Step Guide to Ocean-Based Climate Action

WRI Gives Countries a Step-by-Step Guide to Ocean-Based Climate Action

A new paper released by the World Resources Institute (WRI) in collaboration with seven other environmental organizations outlines the ways that the ocean, often thought of as a victim of climate change, can be utilized to best combat global rising temperatures.

Why This Matters: We’ve written a lot about how the sea level is rising, and the ocean is warming, fueling stronger storm systems, and declines in biodiversity.

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