When midnight strikes on New Year’s Day of 2050, there will be little cause for celebration. There will, of course, be the usual toasts with fine wines in the climate-controlled compounds of the wealthy few. But for most of humanity, it’ll just be another day of adversity bordering on misery—a
Earth Day 2018 marked the 20 year anniversary of climatologist Michael Mann’s “hockey stick” chart, which detailed the pattern of unprecedented warming in the later part of the 20th century and attributed it to the impact of fossil-fuel-driven development on earth’s atmosphere. The paper concluded that the 20th century, particularly
A CUNY report suggests that some 500,000 people could leave Puerto Rico following the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. One month after the hurricane, 80% of the island remains without power, approximately 1/4 of its residents lack access to clean drinking water, and access to medical care is severely curtailed.
What can we do about climate change? The Best Climate Practices Observatory has just announced its fifth challenge “Building local resilience to climate disaster risk, in a search for innovative best practices to address the severe danger from extreme weather events. The 2017 contest, which begins March 13 and runs