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A climate-driven transformation of wildfires around the globe

by Michael Kodas, Inside Climate News Highlights Climate change is increasing the severity and size of wildfires across the globe Fires in Colorado burned over 200,000 acres, while fires in California burned an area the size of Rhode Island These Western US fires were predicted by Federal wildfire forecasters due to the trend of low … Read more

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Why 2020 to 2050 will be ‘the most transformative decades in human history’

by Eric Holthaus, One Zero Highlights A study from UC Berkeley illustrates that climate catastrophes will onset violence such as domestic abuse and even civil wars, setting up the potential collapse of many countries  Conflict avoidance is ingrained into the world’s climate response, by refocusing on creating an ecological society, our care of the planet … Read more

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The worst-case scenario for global warming tracks closely with actual emissions

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by Bob Berwyn, Inside Climate News Highlights The worst-case climate scenarios that feature the highest greenhouse gas emissions projections are the best ones to strategically plan for as they capture both future and historical emissions Though the use of coal is dwindling, cumulative concentrations of greenhouse gases that were emitted in the past play a … Read more

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Canada’s last fully intact arctic ice shelf collapses

by Moira Warburton, The Huffington Post Highlights The Milne Ice Shelf, located on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, has collapsed, resulting in the loss of over 40% of the glaciers total area The area loss is more than the island of Manhattan  Arctic amplification, high air temperatures, offshore winds, and open water … Read more

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Heat waves are deadlier than hurricanes and fires. Maybe they should get names, too

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by Sammy Roth, The Los Angeles Times Highlights Washington D.C. based think tank Atlantic Council launched the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance which aims to develop a worldwide standard for naming and ranking heat waves People who work outdoors, low-income residences without proper air conditioning, people without homes, and people with health conditions are vulnerable to … Read more

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Climate mitigation potential of regenerative agriculture is significant

Farmers in Rockingham County, Virginia check the results of no-till farming in their fields on September 9, 2008, as part of their participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Chesapeake Bay Watershed Initiative (CBWI).

from Tropical Agriculture Association Highlights A group of scientists from the Regenerative Agriculture Foundation rebuked a recent report published by the World Resources Institute that claimed regenerative agriculture and carbon sequestration provided little to no benefits for climate change mitigation The Regenerative Agriculture Foundation states that regenerative agriculture creates healthy soils and reduces carbon dioxide … Read more

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What greater good? COVID is unmasking America’s collective action problem

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by Shannon Osaka, Grist Highlights The failure of Americans to wear protective masks in order to keep themselves and those around them safe highlights a collective action issue the country faces The climate crisis is the world’s most notorious collective action problem because all countries would need to participate and lower emissions all together Political … Read more

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Unequal impact: The deep links between racism and climate change

Protesters march against oil pipeline in solidarity with Native People at Standing Rock in 2016 rally by John Duffy

by Beth Gardiner, Yale Environment 360 Highlights Elizabeth Yeampierre, co-chair of Climate Justice Alliance, shares the correlation between the United States’ racist past and the current climate crisis Climate movements typically center around conversation and protecting wildlife while not advocating for the protection of Black and Brown people who are directly impacted by climate change … Read more

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Green infrastructure can be cheaper, more effective than dams


by Daniel Cusick, Scientific American Highlights A new report from the National Wildlife Federation and Allied World suggests that nature-based solutions to extreme weather events could save more money and result in less disaster-related damages compared to engineered projects such as dams, levees, and sea walls The use of nature-based infrastructure, such as living shorelines … Read more