Tag Archives: climate change

Most parents want kids to learn about climate change, but most schools don’t teach it


Photograph: © SAF — Coastal Care

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A new study paints a glaring divide between what parents want their kids to learn in school and what’s actually being taught.

Parents, regardless of political stripe, overwhelmingly want that to change.

In fact, according to a new poll conducted by NPR and Ipsos, more than 80 percent of parents are in favor of teaching of climate change in school…

Read Full Article; MNN (04-22-2019)

Poll: Millennials care about climate change; Axios (02-26-2018)
The nonprofit Alliance for Market Solutions released new polling on millennial attitudes about the reality of human-induced climate change and efforts to combat it. Millennials are broadly convinced human-induced climate change is real and deserves action…

The young Republicans breaking with their party over climate change; Guardian UK (04-12-2019)

Lawsuit could put U.S. government’s role in climate change on trial; CBS News (03-02-2019)
A lawsuit filed on behalf of 21 kids alleges the U.S. government knowingly failed to protect them from climate change. If the plaintiffs win, it could mean massive changes for the use of fossil fuels…

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…

Strong winds are supersizing the ocean’s biggest waves


Photo source: © SAF — Coastal Care

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Strong winds are driving the ocean’s biggest waves to dizzying new heights.

That’s the potentially ominous finding of new research that analyzed more than 30 years’ worth of global wind and wave measurements to see how they changed over time. The University of Melbourne researchers behind the work, published April 25 in the journal Science, say the supersized waves could compound the effects of rising sea levels, leading to more frequent flooding and accelerated coastal erosion…

Read Full Article; NBC News (04-30-2019)

Preventing collapse after catastrophe


Tasmania. Photo courtesy of © Johnny Abegg

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As the impacts of climate change escalate, ecosystems will likely undergo events that will disrupt entire populations. In marine ecosystems, anthropogenic warming has subjected organisms to elevated temperatures, oxygen loss, and acidification. The increased frequency and severity of catastrophic events may inhibit a population’s ability to recover and, in turn, may spur collapse…

Read Full Article; Science Daily (04-25-2019)

Melting permafrost in Arctic will have $70tn climate impact – study

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Erosion along Alaska’s Arctic coast; collapsed permafrost. Captions and Photo source: Benjamin Jones / USGS

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The release of methane and carbon dioxide from thawing permafrost will accelerate global warming and add up to $70tn (£54tn) to the world’s climate bill, according to the most advanced study yet of the economic consequences of a melting Arctic…

Read Full Article; Guardian UK (04-23-2019)

Earth Day: 60 Minutes climate stories

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Photo source: ©© André Solnik

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On this Earth Day, there’s a lawsuit focused squarely on climate change that’s working its way through the federal court system. It was filed on behalf of a group of kids who are trying to get the courts to block the U.S. government from continuing the support of the fossil fuel industry…

Read Full Article; CBS (04-22-2019)

Poll: Millennials care about climate change; Axios (02-26-2018)
The nonprofit Alliance for Market Solutions released new polling on millennial attitudes about the reality of human-induced climate change and efforts to combat it. Millennials are broadly convinced human-induced climate change is real and deserves action…

The young Republicans breaking with their party over climate change; Guardian UK (04-12-2019)

Lawsuit could put U.S. government’s role in climate change on trial; CBS News (03-02-2019)
A lawsuit filed on behalf of 21 kids alleges the U.S. government knowingly failed to protect them from climate change. If the plaintiffs win, it could mean massive changes for the use of fossil fuels…