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Historical housing disparities linked with dangerous climate impacts

Science Daily, January 14, 2020 Extreme heat kills more people in the United States than any other type of hazardous weather and will likely become even deadlier due to climate change. However, extreme heat does not affect all people equally. Surface temperatures in different neighborhoods within a single city can vary by a whopping 20 […]

BlackRock joins $41 trillion investor climate campaign

by Laura Hurst, Annie Massa, and Emily Chasan, Bloomberg BlackRock Inc. added its almost $7 trillion heft to a group of investors that’s pressing the world’s biggest emitters of greenhouse gases to change their ways. The addition of the world’s largest fund manager is a significant milestone for Climate Action 100+, bringing total assets under […]

Indonesia’s city Jakarta flooded

It’s not just Australia — Indonesia is facing its own climate disaster

by Rachel Ramirez, Grist It’s not just Australia that’s having a rough start to the new year. Indonesia’s sinking capital of Jakarta and the surrounding areas have been inundated with rain, triggering landslides and floods that have killed dozens of people. As of Tuesday, the torrential downpours have left at least 67 people dead as […]

Stanford researchers have an exciting plan to tackle the climate emergency worldwide

by Tessa Koumoundouros, Science Alert These catastrophes are being replicated around the globe ever more frequently, and we know exactly what is exacerbating them. We know we need to rapidly make some drastic changes – and Stanford researchers have come up with a plan. Using the latest data available, they have outlined how 143 countries […]

UN climate talks stymied by carbon markets’ ‘ghost from the past’

With the COP25 negotiations failing to agree on carbon market rules, it will be up to the UK to bring the world together at the crucial 2020 summit. By Leslie Hook, Financial Times The UN climate talks that stuttered to a belated and inconclusive close on Sunday in Madrid were undone by a technical issue […]

Youth-washing by the fossil fuel industry

by Alleen Brown, The Interception The same day that 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg gave a stirring speech at the United Nations Climate Action Summit in September, in which she criticized delegates for “stealing my dreams and my childhood with your empty words,” the architects of the climate crisis welcomed select youth participants from the […]

Scientists and activists examine need for climate action

by Randy Showstack, EOS For Varshini Prakash, the climate crisis “is obviously very depressing” and “terrifying with the timeline that we’re working on” to curb greenhouse gas emissions. However, Prakash isn’t letting that stop her as she works to organize and mobilize youth and others to stop climate change. She is the cofounder of the […]

The Arctic may have crossed key threshold, emitting billions of tons of carbon into the air, in a long-dreaded climate feedback

by Andrew Freedman, Washington Post The Arctic is undergoing a profound, rapid and unmitigated shift into a new climate state, one that is greener, features far less ice and emits greenhouse gas emissions from melting permafrost, according to a major new federal assessment of the region released Tuesday. The consequences of these climate shifts will […]

Will business listen to what our children are saying about the climate emergency?

This article was originally published in the North Bay Business Journal on October 25, 2019. by Efren Carrillo and Ellie Cohen Last month, millions of young people in the North Bay and all over the world participated in events that are part of a massive youth-led grassroots movement calling attention to the urgent need to […]

Youth speak at the Climate Strike in Santa Rosa on September 20, 2019

The Climate Center’s youth demand real action– climate policy for rapid decarbonization

Over four million of us demonstrated across the world on September 20th. School strikers, unions, businesses, teachers, scientists, celebrities, and religious organizations took to the streets. Hearing the call to action from Greta Thunberg, people united across time zones and cultures to fight the fossil fuel industry for our future. While we might all expect […]