Climate Change

12/10/18
Author: 
Madeline ffitch
Theresa Minor Terry in a tree-sit on her family's land. Heather Rousseau/The Roanoke Times via AP

From Appalachia to Louisiana, mostly ignored by the media, activists have been putting themselves in the path of bulldozers.

“What Do I Need to Know?”

12/10/18
Author: 
Rachel Smolker

As part of the Paris agreement, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) was asked “to provide a special report in 2018 on the impacts of global warming of 1.5 [degrees Celsius] above pre-industrial levels and related global greenhouse gas emission pathways.” That report was released on October 8.

11/10/18
Author: 
Clayton Thomas-Muller 350.org

Dear friend,

To be honest, today I’m terrified. The world’s most authoritative voice on climate science, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), just released their report on what it will take to limit global climate change to 1.5°C. The bottomline: any hope for a safe climate hinges on ceasing fossil fuel expansion, immediately.

11/10/18
Author: 
Kate Aronoff
Coal-fired Robert W Scherer Power Plant, one of the nation’s top carbon dioxide emitters, in Juliette, Ga., on June 3, 2017.
October 9 2018
 

AROUND THE MIDDLE of the last century, the chemical DDT was found to pose a risk to human and animal health. The ultimate response — after a prolonged fight between environmentalists and the chemical industry — was a federal ban on all uses of the substance found to be unsafe.

10/10/18
Author: 
Seamus McGraw
Valve turners Annette Klapstein and Emily Johnston were acquitted on Tuesday without using the necessity defense to justify their actions against climate change. Photo credit: Emily Johnston via Twitter

It ended almost as soon as it began.

In a stunning ruling that came just minutes after the jury was seated in the so-called valve turners trial in Clearfield County, Minn., the judge ruled that prosecutors had failed to meet their burden of proof that a group of activists had damaged a tar sands pipeline when they trespassed on private property to shut down the pipeline.

10/10/18
Author: 
Alyssa Battistoni
A neighborhood destroyed by wildfire in the area of Foxtail Court, on October 10, 2017 in Santa Rosa, CA. David McNew / Getty  Our summer issue,

The urgency of climate change has never been clearer. We need a bold vision of a good and livable future — and a political program to match.

09/10/18
Author: 
Fiona Harvey
 The north-east coastline of Greenland, one of the world’s two great ice sheets. Photograph: HANDOUT/AFP/Getty Images

IPCC report ‘underestimates potential of these key dangers to send Earth into spiral of runaway climate change’

09/10/18
Author: 
Jonathan Watts
Homes and vehicles were destroyed by a powerful tornado that ripped through Dunrobin, shown here, a rural community near Ottawa on Sept. 21, 2018. Photo by Janet Coburn

This article was originally published by The Guardian on Oct. 8, 2018. It was republished as part of climatedesk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to exploring the impact — human, environmental, economic and political — of a changing climate.

04/10/18
Author: 
Karen Savage
Airports like New York's LaGuardia are sitting ducks for climate impacts, a new industry study shows. Photo credit: Daniel Piraino via Flickr

Airports around the globe are being warned to prepare their facilities for climate change-related impacts, including extreme weather and sea level rise.

The warning comes in a policy paper published on Wednesday by a leading global airline trade association. It  encourages airports to conduct risk assessments and consider adaptation and mitigation measures to prepare for the potential climate-related impacts to infrastructure and operations.

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