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We Have a Decade to Prevent a Total Climate Disaster – Brian Kahn

By 2030, we as a collective 7 billion humans will know our fate, or at the very least, the fate of the most vulnerable among us. A landmark report released on Sunday sets the clock ticking for humanity and its quest to keep global warming to within 1.5 degrees Celsius of pre-industrial levels. The report … Continue reading We Have a Decade to Prevent a Total Climate Disaster – Brian Kahn

Hurricane Florence Prompts Cruise Itinerary Changes, Delays One Ship’s Next Sailing – Gina Kramer

Several cruise ships have been forced to either reroute or delay their next sailing to avoid the impact from Hurricane Florence, a massive hurricane zeroing in on the U.S. East Coast with maximum sustained wind speeds of 90 miles per hour. The Category 1 storm (downgraded from a Category 4 major hurricane) is now touching … Continue reading Hurricane Florence Prompts Cruise Itinerary Changes, Delays One Ship’s Next Sailing – Gina Kramer

Could the ‘Mangrove Effect’ Save Coasts From Sea Level Rise – Olivia Rosane

When it comes to climate change and sea level rise, the news has been generally bad for communities on the U.S. Southeast coast. Florida is set to lose more than 10 percent of its homes by 2100, and five southern states have already lost $7.4 billion in home values.But one study conducted by biologists at … Continue reading Could the ‘Mangrove Effect’ Save Coasts From Sea Level Rise – Olivia Rosane

Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air Into Gasoline – Robinson Meyer

A team of scientists from Harvard University and the company Carbon Engineering announced on Thursday that they have found a method to cheaply and directly pull carbon-dioxide pollution out of the atmosphere. If their technique is successfully implemented at scale, it could transform how humanity thinks about the problem of climate change. It could give … Continue reading Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air Into Gasoline – Robinson Meyer

Stunning Space Photos Show Nightmare Hurricane Florence Swirling Over the Atlantic

Incredible images captured from the International Space Station show Hurricane Florence barreling toward the U.S. East Coast. European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted pictures taken 249 miles above the eye of the storm. “Watch out, America! #HurricaneFlorence is so enormous, we could only capture her with a super wide-angle lens from the @Space_Station, 400 … Continue reading Stunning Space Photos Show Nightmare Hurricane Florence Swirling Over the Atlantic

Sea Ice Retreat Could Lead to Rapid Overfishing in the Arctic – Hannah Hoag

The Arctic Ocean has long been the least accessible of the world’s major oceans. But as climate change warms the Arctic twice as fast as anywhere else, the thick sea ice that once made it so forbidding is now beating a hasty retreat. Since 1979, when scientists began using satellites to track changes in the … Continue reading Sea Ice Retreat Could Lead to Rapid Overfishing in the Arctic – Hannah Hoag

With massive Hurricane Florence Approaching, a million People are Urged to Evacuate – Reuters

South Carolina on Monday ordered an estimated 1 million people to evacuate its coast as the state and neighboring North Carolina brace for a hit from Hurricane Florence, the most powerful storm to take aim at the US mainland this year. The storm had winds of 130 miles per hour and was due to gain strength … Continue reading With massive Hurricane Florence Approaching, a million People are Urged to Evacuate – Reuters

Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air Into Gasoline – Robinson Meyer

A team of scientists from Harvard University and the company Carbon Engineering announced on Thursday that they have found a method to cheaply and directly pull carbon-dioxide pollution out of the atmosphere. If their technique is successfully implemented at scale, it could transform how humanity thinks about the problem of climate change. It could give … Continue reading Climate Change Can Be Stopped by Turning Air Into Gasoline – Robinson Meyer

Climate Change is Helping Crank Up The Temperatures of California’s Heat Waves – Bettina Boxall

California suffered through its hottest July on record, while August has pushed sea-surface temperatures off the San Diego coast to all-time highs. Are these punishing summer heat waves the consequences of global warming or the result of familiar weather patterns? The answer, scientists say, is both.   Climate change is amplifying natural variations in the … Continue reading Climate Change is Helping Crank Up The Temperatures of California’s Heat Waves – Bettina Boxall

Science Alone Won’t Save the Earth People Have to Do That – Erle C. Ellis

This planet is in crisis. The safe limits within which human societies can be sustained, the earth’s “planetary boundaries,” are being exceeded, a path leading inevitably toward collapse. The experts have spoken. Only if humanity heeds the science, reverses course and lives within earth’s natural limits can disaster be avoided. Or maybe you believe the … Continue reading Science Alone Won’t Save the Earth People Have to Do That – Erle C. Ellis

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