Tag Archives: climate change

Climate change is reshaping communities of ocean organisms


Photograph: © SAF – Coastal Care

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Climate change is reshaping communities of fish and other sea life, according to a pioneering study on how ocean warming is affecting the mix of species. The study covers species that are important for fisheries and that serve as food for fish, such as copepods and other zooplankton…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (11-25-2019)

City of Miami Declares Climate Change Emergency


Miami City’s Skyline, Through the Reflex System of a Camera. Photo courtesy of: ©Marc Martinez

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The city of Miami has joined the city of Miami Beach in declaring a climate change emergency…

Read Full Article and Watch Video; NBC Miami (11-22-2019)

Miami Beach declares a climate emergency. Youth activists want other cities to do it too; The Miami Herald (10-18-2019)
Miami Beach is one of more than 1,100 jurisdictions in 20 counties that have declared a climate emergency, including New York City, the United Kingdom, and even Pope Francis. The long-simmering conversation about a climate emergency exploded in 2018 after an October United Nations report said that humanity needed to halve carbon emissions by 2030 to avoid even more dramatic changes by the end of the century…

Fish in California estuaries are evolving as climate change alters their habitat


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The threespine stickleback, a small fish found throughout the coastal areas of the Northern Hemisphere, is famously variable in appearance from one location to another, making it an ideal subject for studying how species adapt to different environments.

A new study shows that stickleback populations in estuaries along the coast of California have evolved over the past 40 years as climate change has altered their coastal habitats…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (11-21-2019)

European Investment Bank to phase out fossil fuel financing


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The European Investment Bank has agreed to phase out its multibillion-euro financing for fossil fuels within the next two years to become the world’s first “climate bank”.

The bank will end its financing of oil, gas, and coal projects after 2021, a policy that will make the EU’s lending arm the first multilateral lender to rule out financing for projects that contribute to the climate crisis…

Read Full Article; Guardian UK (11-15-2019)

The US President Doesn’t Care to Understand Global Warming; The Atlantic (12-29-2017)
It’s a shame—ours and his…

Trump to planet: Drop dead, CNN (06-01-2017)
“America First” is becoming increasingly America alone. Somehow, Donald Trump has managed, with a single, desperate and ill-conceived stroke, to sever the United States from the rest of the world…

Climate Progress, With or Without Trump; The New York Times (03-31-2017)

California lawmakers vote on bill to go emissions-free by 2045; CBS News (08-28-2018)

Companies to keep promise to Obama on reducing carbon use; Bloomberg (03-28-2017)
Many of America’s biggest corporations including Apple Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. are sticking by their pledges to fight climate change even as President Donald Trump guts his predecessor’s environmental policies. Companies say their promises, coordinated by the Obama administration, reflect their push to cut energy costs, head off activist pressure and address a risk to their bottom line in the decades to come.

Top US firms including Walmart and Ford oppose Trump on climate change, The Guardian UK (12-01-2017)

As Trump Retreats, States Are Joining Forces on Climate Action; Yale E360 (10-09-2017)

Europe Now Has One Million Electric Vehicles on the Road; Yale E360 (08-27-2018)

Venice is sinking and this time it may go under


Acqua alta, Venice, Italy. Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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From its founding in the Early Middle Ages, Venice has had a fraught relationship with the sea, dependent on it for food and trade, protected from the mainland by the waters of the lagoon, yet always threatened by changing environmental conditions.

Today, though, wind and water lash the palaces and churches with alarming frequency. “Acqua alta,” the term locals use for when the water gets high, pours through the city, most recently even flooding the great church of San Marco. According to The Guardian, it’s only the sixth recorded time the church has flooded in the last 1200 years, but the fourth in the last 20 years. Venice is sinking, and this time it may go under…

Read Full Article; CNN (11-15-2019)

Worst floods for 50 years bring Venice to ‘its knees; CNN (11-13-2019)
The worst flooding to hit Venice in more than 50 years has brought the historic city to its knees. Local authorities in the Italian lagoon city called for a state of emergency to be imposed…

11,000 scientists sign declaration of global climate emergency


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Thousands of scientists from around the world have mobilized to warn people of an impending global climate emergency if levels of greenhouse gas emissions are not significantly reduced.

More than 11,000 scientists have signed a declaration stating “clearly and unequivocally” that humans could endure “untold suffering” if massive changes aren’t made to the biosphere…

Read Full Article; ABC News (11-05-2019)

Why Rising Acidification Poses a Special Peril for Warming Arctic Waters

Faroe Islands
Island of Streymoy, Faroe Islands. Photograph courtesy of: ©James Marcus Haney

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A recent Northern voyage on a Norwegian research vessel highlighted how soaring carbon dioxide levels and the resulting acidification of the oceans present an especially grave threat to the Arctic’s cold seas and the rich marine life that they harbor…

Read Full Article; Yale E360 (10-24-2019)