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Oxfam: Every 2 Seconds Climate Change Forces A Person From Their Home

March 1st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Every 2 seconds, climate change is forcing someone from their homes, according to data from Oxfam International. These climate-fueled disasters are the number one cause of internal displacement globally. More than 20 million people have lost their homes. This translates to one person every two seconds

How India Is Solving Its Cooling Challenge

May 20th, 2019 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

Today, 40% of the world’s population resides within the hot tropical regions, where many of whom are exposed to potentially life-threatening temperatures for at least 20 days a year. Approximately 12,000 people die around the world annually due to heatwaves, and as our planet warms, these temperature surges are becoming more intense. Extreme heat often affects the most vulnerable populations, leaving them at risk. The World Health Organization estimates that, by 2050, more than 255,000 people could be killed annually from extreme heat waves

Electric Liferaft Passes Extreme Weather Tests

April 21st, 2019 | by Jesper Berggreen

A novel partnership between Torqeedo, part of the DEUTZ group working with marine electric mobility, and VIKING, a manufacturer and service provider in offshore safety, has popped up. It's an innovative new evacuation system with an electric inflatable liferaft

How Is Climate Change Affecting Canada?

July 19th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

“The environmental threat to our world is greater than any time in human history. Just look around. We’re already seeing the impacts of climate change seared across the world.” Mention Canada to anyone almost anywhere and several things spring immediately to mind. Famously polite people. Very, very good hockey players. A culture of inclusion. And Tim Horton’s

How Climate Change Is Affecting The UK

May 28th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

While the climate crisis affects some places more acutely than others, the writing’s on the wall everywhere: We need to accelerate the global shift from the dirty fossil fuels driving climate change to renewables so we can power our lives. Here's a look at the

Climate Change Intensifies Hurricanes (Video)

October 6th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Hunter Cutting, director of the Climate Signals project, explains how climate change has amplified the damage done by hurricanes by increasing both the reach of storm surge and the volume of rainfall and by lifting the power ceiling of storms.

2/3 Of Europeans Will Be Affected By Extreme Weather Every Year By 2100, Study Projects

August 9th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Roughly two out of every three people living in Europe will be affected yearly by extreme weather by the year 2100, according to a new study published in The Lancet Planetary Health. These findings are based on a scenario where greenhouse gas emissions aren't reduced from current levels, and where policies that would help to reduce the impacts of extreme weather aren't put into action

Carbon Pollution Linked To Extreme Weather In New Study

April 13th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Using measurements, the authors documented what conditions led to extreme weather patterns that persisted for extended durations. They found that many occur when the jet stream becomes stationary with the undulations stuck in place. They also saw that under certain situations, the jet stream undulations do not dissipate in time; they become trapped in a wave guide.

We Can’t Wait To Take Climate Action. Here’s Why

March 26th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

When it comes to our changing climate, if we fail to reduce the fossil fuel emissions that are trapping the sun’s heat and warming our world, we will soon cross a threshold – and there will be no turning back. It’s just that simple.

2016 On Track To Be Hottest Year On Record — Details On Atmospheric CO2 Levels, Falling Sea Ice Extent In Antarctica, Coral Bleaching, & Extreme Weather

November 18th, 2016 | by James Ayre

2016 is very likely to be the hottest year on record when it's over, according to a new assessment from the World Meteorological Organization. As it stands, preliminary data are showing that global temperatures in 2016 are roughly 1.2° Celsius above pre-industrial levels -- not far below the supposed "safe" limit of 1.5° Celsius above pre-industrial levels

Scientists Link Climate & Weather — Journalists Should As Well

November 14th, 2016 | by Guest Contributor

We used to say that global warming was like the steroid era in baseball: You couldn’t say that any single hit was the product of steroids, but the home-run boom looked awfully suspicious. Likewise, the surge in extreme weather lined up neatly with the rise in carbon pollution, even if people couldn’t say that any one flood or heat wave was the product of human activity — at least, that’s how experts used to explain it

This. Means. WAR.

August 25th, 2016 | by Chris Dragon

It’s 5:43 am and I can’t sleep. The fire is mounting another assault. On August 7th, rumor has it that [&hellip

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