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To avoid the worst of climate change, we need deep social change

Scientists at the University of Hamburg in Germany argued Wednesday that meeting the 2015 Paris climate agreement’s goal of limiting planetary heating to 1.5°C is “currently not plausible”—but warned that despairing over climate “tipping points” risks taking attention away from “the best hope for shaping a positive climate future… the ability of society to make […]

February 5th

Fox piles on to attack black climate scientist who dared to discuss white supremacy

Last week, Fox News (and The New York Post) ran a piece about “a TikToker… who claims to be an ‘intersectional climate scientist’” and who made a video last year about climate, capitalism, colonialism, and white supremacy. But Dr. Chandler Puritty isn’t just “a TikToker,” and she doesn’t just claim to be a climate scientist, she definitely is one! By Climate Denier Roundup […]

January 31st

2022 was world’s 6th-hottest year on record

The planet continued its warming trend in 2022, with last year ranking as the sixth-warmest year on record since 1880, according to an analysis by scientists from NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). By NOAA Below are highlights from NOAA’s 2022 annual global climate report: Climate by the numbers Earth’s average land and ocean […]

January 27th

Citizens’ Climate Lobby – How to allocate IRA funds for climate-smart farming

In last year’s passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), Congress included about $20 billion earmarked for natural climate solutions. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is responsible for deciding how those funds should be allocated to meet the climate goals outlined in the text of the IRA, which include projects that will “reduce, […]

Exxon was right about climate change

Yes, you read that straight. Exxon’s scientists were really, really good at their jobs. Way back in the 1970s, they knew precisely how much global warming would result from fossil fuel use. They just didn’t actually care about anything but their profits. By RL Miller Climate Hawks Vote I’m writing from coastal California, where we’re halfway through […]

January 18th

How California could save up its rain to ease future droughts — instead of watching epic atmospheric river rainfall drain into the Pacific

California has seen so much rain over the past few weeks that farm fields are inundated and normally dry creeks and drainage ditches have become torrents of water racing toward the ocean. Yet, most of the state remains in severe drought. Andrew Fisher, University of California, Santa Cruz The Conversation The L.A. River was wild […]

January 7th

COP15’s Global Biodiversity Framework must advance Indigenous-led conservation to halt biodiversity loss by 2030

In the early hours of Dec. 19 — the last day of the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) conference in Montréal — the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) adopted their new post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework. The goals and targets agreed within this framework, including the widely discussed Target 3, will guide […]

December 22nd

Arctic Report Card 2022: The Arctic is getting rainier and seasons are shifting, with broad disturbances for people, ecosystems and wildlife

In the Arctic, the freedom to travel, hunt and make day-to-day decisions is profoundly tied to cold and frozen conditions for much of the year. These conditions are rapidly changing as the Arctic warms. Matthew L. Druckenmiller, University of Colorado Boulder; Rick Thoman, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Twila Moon, University of Colorado Boulder The […]

December 14th