USA

12/08/18
Author: 
Ian Angus
earth hot zones
August 12, 2018

“The Earth System may be approaching a planetary threshold that could lock in a continuing rapid pathway toward much hotter conditions. … Incremental linear changes to the present socioeconomic system are not enough to stabilize the Earth System." 

Can the global climate be stabilized before runaway change creates conditions that are too hot for human civilization and deadly for most species?

08/08/18
Author: 
Justin Mikulka
Main image: Portland, Oregon's Marine Drive looking north to Hayden Island. Credit: Washington State Department of Transportation, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

August 3, 2018

In a big win for the City of Portland, Oregon, the Oregon Court of Appeals issued a ruling that the city had not violated the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause by voting to ban any new fossil fuel terminals within its borders.

31/07/18
Author: 
Financial Times
July 29, 2018
 
Extreme weather must spur action against global warming 
 
31/07/18
Author: 
Andy Rowell
“It is sobering to witness how swiftly scientists’ worst predictions have come true, from the lethal heat wave gripping Japan to the record temperatures in Europe to the flames exploding near the Arctic Circle. ” (Photo: FEMA)

As climate change creates its own weather, how many more people have to die, how many of our children do we have to bury or how many brave fire-fighters put their lives in danger, before society acts decisively?

How many more have to die? The global heat-wave of 2018, caused by climate change, is now killing in California.

29/07/18
Author: 
Samantha M. Harvey
photo Peg Hunter Grassroots activists worry that that once taken over by philanthropies and governments entrenched in a corporate model, the principles that birthed the just transition movement – principles of bottom-up community leadership, cultural inclusion, food sovereignty, and localized economies – would be lost forever.

Will the just transition movement survive mainstream adoption?

"There is a right way to do ‘just transition.’”

23/07/18
Author: 
Kevin MacKay

JULY 20, 2018

June 23 marked the 30th year anniversary of NASA climate scientist James Hansen’s presentation on global warming to the U.S. Congress. In his address Hansen argued that climate change – long predicted by scientists, was now here, and that it would get steadily worse.

20/07/18
Author: 
Jennifer Dorroh
​Baltimore, devastated by Hurricane Isabel in 2003, understands the costs of climate damages will skyrocket and wants the oil industry to pay for them. Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images
July 20, 2018

Baltimore became the second East Coast city to file a climate liability lawsuit against fossil fuel companies. Its suit, announced Friday, becomes the 12th suit filed across the country aiming to hold the industry accountable for flooding and other harms caused by climate change.

15/07/18
Author: 
Angie Schmidt

Groundbreaking research presents credible estimates of the total parking supply in several American cities, and it's not pretty.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - USA