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Greta Does The Math
December 5, 2019

“Our main enemy right now is not our political opponents. Our main enemy now is physics…and we cannot make deals with physics,” Greta Thunberg told the U.S. House of Representatives in a speech during her visit to Washington, D.C.

“Our main enemy right now is not our political opponents. Our main enemy now is physics…and we cannot make deals with physics,” Greta Thunberg told the U.S. House of Representatives in a speech during her visit to Washington, D.C.

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David Wallace-Wells’ Most Commonly Asked Question
November 18, 2019
Should I Have Kids?

In “An Uninhabitable Future,” author David Wallace-Wells paints a picture of a dark and frightening future that’s been destroyed by climate change. We wanted to know what’s the most common question he gets asked, and the answer surprised even us.

Should I Have Kids?

In “An Uninhabitable Future,” author David Wallace-Wells paints a picture of a dark and frightening future that’s been destroyed by climate change. We wanted to know what’s the most common question he gets asked, and the answer surprised even us.

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Birthstrike
November 6, 2019

Birthstrike

Faced with the stark reality of the climate crisis, a growing movement of people are deciding not to have children. We spoke with Blythe Pepino, the founder of Birthstrike in the UK, and with Meghan Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli of Conceivable Future, a women-led network of Americans who come together to discuss the intersection of climate change and reproductive justice.

Birthstrike

Faced with the stark reality of the climate crisis, a growing movement of people are deciding not to have children. We spoke with Blythe Pepino, the founder of Birthstrike in the UK, and with Meghan Kallman and Josephine Ferorelli of Conceivable Future, a women-led network of Americans who come together to discuss the intersection of climate change and reproductive justice.

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Why Are We Subsidizing Fossil Fuels?
October 21, 2019

Why Are We Subsidizing Fossil Fuels?

Globally we are subsidizing the fossil fuel business to the tune of $5.3 trillion a year. Why do you think we’re giving these companies massive tax breaks when their products put our future in jeopardy? Journalist David Wallace-Wells, author of “The Uninhabitable Earth” explains.

Why Are We Subsidizing Fossil Fuels?

Globally we are subsidizing the fossil fuel business to the tune of $5.3 trillion a year. Why do you think we’re giving these companies massive tax breaks when their products put our future in jeopardy? Journalist David Wallace-Wells, author of “The Uninhabitable Earth” explains.

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What Ancient Climate Can Teach Us About Today’s Crisis
October 17, 2019

What Ancient Climate Can Teach Us About Today’s Crisis

Some of the most powerful civilizations in history–Vikings in Greenland, the Anasazi, the Mayan Empire–have been felled by changes in the climate, and we’re on track to join them. Unless we adapt and take action to stop it.

What Ancient Climate Can Teach Us About Today’s Crisis

Some of the most powerful civilizations in history–Vikings in Greenland, the Anasazi, the Mayan Empire–have been felled by changes in the climate, and we’re on track to join them. Unless we adapt and take action to stop it.

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California Faces A Fiery Future
October 11, 2019

California Faces A Fiery Future

David Wallace-Wells, author of “The Uninhabitable Earth,” discusses how climate change is setting the stage for increasingly devastating forest fires in California.

California Faces A Fiery Future

David Wallace-Wells, author of “The Uninhabitable Earth,” discusses how climate change is setting the stage for increasingly devastating forest fires in California.

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What Is The Speed Of Climate Change?
October 3, 2019

How fast is the climate changing? It’s happened within one lifetime. David Wallace-Wells, climate journalist and author of “The Uninhabitable Earth,” explains the speed of warming that the world has seen–and will continue to see unless we take action.

How fast is the climate changing? It’s happened within one lifetime. David Wallace-Wells, climate journalist and author of “The Uninhabitable Earth,” explains the speed of warming that the world has seen–and will continue to see unless we take action.

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Beyond 2 Degrees With David Wallace-Wells
September 23, 2019

Beyond 2 Degrees With David Wallace-Wells

Humanity is struggling to keep the Earth from heating just two degrees, but if we don’t make big changes soon the planet will heat far beyond that. Journalist David Wallace-Wells explains what that would look like.

Beyond 2 Degrees With David Wallace-Wells

Humanity is struggling to keep the Earth from heating just two degrees, but if we don’t make big changes soon the planet will heat far beyond that. Journalist David Wallace-Wells explains what that would look like.

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Hurricane Dorian: What’s Fueling A Storm Like No Other?
September 9, 2019

Hurricane Dorian: What’s Fueling A Storm Like No Other?

Hurricane Dorian moved slowly towards the East Coast of the United States after devastating the Bahamas. It’s one of the most powerful storms to have formed in the Atlantic. Find out why Dorian is a storm like no other.

Hurricane Dorian: What’s Fueling A Storm Like No Other?

Hurricane Dorian moved slowly towards the East Coast of the United States after devastating the Bahamas. It’s one of the most powerful storms to have formed in the Atlantic. Find out why Dorian is a storm like no other.

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What Killed The Puffins?
June 18, 2019

What Killed The Puffins?

Thousands of puffins died all at once off the coast of Alaska. Now, scientists finally know the reason why.

What Killed The Puffins?

Thousands of puffins died all at once off the coast of Alaska. Now, scientists finally know the reason why.

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Orangutan Extinction
June 7, 2019

Orangutan Extinction

If we don’t stop deforestation, orangutans could go extinct within the next ten years. Harrison Ford goes to Indonesia to learn what’s going on.

Orangutan Extinction

If we don’t stop deforestation, orangutans could go extinct within the next ten years. Harrison Ford goes to Indonesia to learn what’s going on.

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Taking The Climate For Granted
May 22, 2019

Climate change isn’t all melting glaciers and warming weather. Here are six ways climate change will impact you that you may never have considered.

Climate change isn’t all melting glaciers and warming weather. Here are six ways climate change will impact you that you may never have considered.

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The Future Of Elephants
May 14, 2019

In 1930, there were approximately 10 million elephants in Africa. Today there are only 350,000. By 2030, there could be zero.

In 1930, there were approximately 10 million elephants in Africa. Today there are only 350,000. By 2030, there could be zero.

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Dying Oceans
May 2, 2019

#ClimateFacts: Dying Oceans

Scientists have discovered the oceans are warming 40% faster than previously thought. Joshua Jackson heads to Australia to learn what climate change means for the future of coral reefs.

#ClimateFacts: Dying Oceans

Scientists have discovered the oceans are warming 40% faster than previously thought. Joshua Jackson heads to Australia to learn what climate change means for the future of coral reefs.

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Insect Extinction
April 25, 2019

Insect Extinction

The world’s insects are disappearing, in part because of climate change. If we don’t stop it, this disappearance will set off a catastrophic chain of events.

Insect Extinction

The world’s insects are disappearing, in part because of climate change. If we don’t stop it, this disappearance will set off a catastrophic chain of events.

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Flooded Farms
April 11, 2019

#ClimateFacts: Flooded Farms

Midwestern farmers have already lost a million animals and a million acres of crops to climate fueled flooding this year. For many families, it may mean the end of the line.

#ClimateFacts: Flooded Farms

Midwestern farmers have already lost a million animals and a million acres of crops to climate fueled flooding this year. For many families, it may mean the end of the line.

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Glacier Danger
April 9, 2019

#ClimateFacts: Glacier Danger

There are about 200,000 glaciers all across the world. But they’re melting and the communities that depend on them are feeling the pain.

#ClimateFacts: Glacier Danger

There are about 200,000 glaciers all across the world. But they’re melting and the communities that depend on them are feeling the pain.

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Midwest Historic Floods
March 26, 2019

#ClimateFacts: Midwest Historic Floods

A bomb cyclone has slammed into the Midwest leaving devastating flooding in its wake, and forecasters say this could be just the beginning.

#ClimateFacts: Midwest Historic Floods

A bomb cyclone has slammed into the Midwest leaving devastating flooding in its wake, and forecasters say this could be just the beginning.

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Black Carbon
March 21, 2019

#ClimateFacts: Black Carbon

Huge swathes of the Arctic are turning black and scientists have finally discovered the reason why.

#ClimateFacts: Black Carbon

Huge swathes of the Arctic are turning black and scientists have finally discovered the reason why.

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Plants Don’t Suck
February 26, 2019

#ClimateFacts: Plants Don’t Suck

One of the most powerful tools in the fight against climate change may be reaching its limit.

#ClimateFacts: Plants Don’t Suck

One of the most powerful tools in the fight against climate change may be reaching its limit.

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Bankrupted By Climate
February 21, 2019

#ClimateFacts: Bankrupted By Climate

Pacific Gas and Electric is the largest utility in California, providing power to over 40% of the state. In the wake of the deadly wildfire seasons of the past two years, the company is facing bankruptcy.

#ClimateFacts: Bankrupted By Climate

Pacific Gas and Electric is the largest utility in California, providing power to over 40% of the state. In the wake of the deadly wildfire seasons of the past two years, the company is facing bankruptcy.

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The Storm Inside
February 4, 2019

#ClimateFacts: The Storm Inside

In the aftermath of a climate disaster, survivors may recover physically but the mental health impacts can last for years to come. Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren explains “solastalgia” and other aspects of climate anxiety.

#ClimateFacts: The Storm Inside

In the aftermath of a climate disaster, survivors may recover physically but the mental health impacts can last for years to come. Psychiatrist Lise Van Susteren explains “solastalgia” and other aspects of climate anxiety.

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Boiling Oceans
January 30, 2019

#ClimateFacts: Boiling Oceans

Scientists have discovered that the world’s oceans are warming 40% faster than we thought. That has dire implications for sea creatures and people.

#ClimateFacts: Boiling Oceans

Scientists have discovered that the world’s oceans are warming 40% faster than we thought. That has dire implications for sea creatures and people.

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The Junk Food Effect
January 16, 2019

#ClimateFacts: The Junk Food Effect

The increased levels of carbon dioxide is having an effect on how plants grow–and their nutrients.

#ClimateFacts: The Junk Food Effect

The increased levels of carbon dioxide is having an effect on how plants grow–and their nutrients.

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2018: A Year In Climate Disasters
January 3, 2019

2018: A Year In Climate Disasters

2018 was a brutal year for climate change fueled disasters, but without action it will be just a small preview of things to come.

2018: A Year In Climate Disasters

2018 was a brutal year for climate change fueled disasters, but without action it will be just a small preview of things to come.

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Heading Towards Collapse
December 12, 2018

#CimateFacts: Heading Towards Collapse

Rice, the world’s most important crop, is heading towards collapse. If we don’t stop climate change, nearly half the world could be left hungry.

#CimateFacts: Heading Towards Collapse

Rice, the world’s most important crop, is heading towards collapse. If we don’t stop climate change, nearly half the world could be left hungry.

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Ocean Dead Zones
December 5, 2018

#ClimateFacts: Ocean Dead Zones

The oceans are running out of oxygen, and climate change is fueling the decline.

#ClimateFacts: Ocean Dead Zones

The oceans are running out of oxygen, and climate change is fueling the decline.

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Attack of the Bark Beetles
November 27, 2018

Attack of the Bark Beetle

There’s something out there killing more trees than all forest fires combined, and it’s smaller than a fingernail.

Attack of the Bark Beetle

There’s something out there killing more trees than all forest fires combined, and it’s smaller than a fingernail.

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California’s Wildfires Are The New Abnormal
November 15, 2018

#ClimateFacts: California’s Wildfires Are The New Abnormal

The wildfire ravaging California is now the deadliest in state history. This isn’t the new normal, it’s the new abnormal, and we need to talk about why.

#ClimateFacts: California’s Wildfires Are The New Abnormal

The wildfire ravaging California is now the deadliest in state history. This isn’t the new normal, it’s the new abnormal, and we need to talk about why.

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Rings of Fire with Tom Swetnam
November 14, 2018

Rings of Fire

Wildfires are raging across California once again, raising the question: Can wildfire season get any worse? Former firefighter Tom Swetnam has discovered a way to understand the future of fires by looking into the past.

Rings of Fire

Wildfires are raging across California once again, raising the question: Can wildfire season get any worse? Former firefighter Tom Swetnam has discovered a way to understand the future of fires by looking into the past.

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The Secret Cost of Air Pollution
October 24, 2018

#ClimateFacts: The Secret Cost of Air Pollution

Air pollution isn’t just bad for your lungs, it’s bad for your brain.

#ClimateFacts: The Secret Cost of Air Pollution

Air pollution isn’t just bad for your lungs, it’s bad for your brain.

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Why Lesley Stahl Thinks President Trump Should Go to Greenland
October 19, 2018

Why Lesley Stahl Thinks President Trump Should Go to Greenland

President Donald Trump may have told Lesley Stahl that he doesn’t know if humans are causing climate change, but that doesn’t change the fact that scientists do. Years of Living Dangerously sent Lesley to Greenland to meet with one, and see the impacts herself.

Why Lesley Stahl Thinks President Trump Should Go to Greenland

President Donald Trump may have told Lesley Stahl that he doesn’t know if humans are causing climate change, but that doesn’t change the fact that scientists do. Years of Living Dangerously sent Lesley to Greenland to meet with one, and see the impacts herself.

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HSBC’s Climate Warning
October 19, 2018

#ClimateFacts: HSBC’s Climate Warning

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks is warning that climate change poses a major threat to the world economy, and it’s not alone. 

#ClimateFacts: HSBC’s Climate Warning

HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks is warning that climate change poses a major threat to the world economy, and it’s not alone. 

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The Degree of Disaster
October 12, 2018

The Degree of Disaster

The worst of climate change was supposed to be decades away, but the worlds top climate scientists just came out with the latest edition of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report saying it’s closer than we ever could have ever imagined.

The Degree of Disaster

The worst of climate change was supposed to be decades away, but the worlds top climate scientists just came out with the latest edition of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report saying it’s closer than we ever could have ever imagined.

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Hurricane Michael Hits
October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael Hits

Supercharged by extra-warm ocean waters, Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida with windspeeds just 2 miles per hour short of a Category 5 storm.

Hurricane Michael Hits

Supercharged by extra-warm ocean waters, Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida with windspeeds just 2 miles per hour short of a Category 5 storm.

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The End of Coal
October 2, 2018

The End of Coal

In 1950 there were 388,000 coal miners in the U.S. Today there are 53,000. It’s time to talk honestly about the real reasons why.

The End of Coal

In 1950 there were 388,000 coal miners in the U.S. Today there are 53,000. It’s time to talk honestly about the real reasons why.

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Dengue Fever
September 25, 2018

Dengue Fever

If we don’t tackle climate change, the world could see over 12 million more cases of dengue fever each year due to growing mosquito populations. In some cases, that could be deadly.

Dengue Fever

If we don’t tackle climate change, the world could see over 12 million more cases of dengue fever each year due to growing mosquito populations. In some cases, that could be deadly.

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Hurricane Florence Bears Down
September 12, 2018

Hurricane Florence Bears Down

Here’s how climate change is setting the stage to make Hurricane Florence one of the most destructive storms ever to hit the East Coast.

Hurricane Florence Bears Down

Here’s how climate change is setting the stage to make Hurricane Florence one of the most destructive storms ever to hit the East Coast.

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The Worst Polluter
August 20, 2018

The Worst Polluter

Some people try to argue that the United States shouldn’t act on climate change because China and India aren’t doing their part. Here’s how you can respond to them.

The Worst Polluter

Some people try to argue that the United States shouldn’t act on climate change because China and India aren’t doing their part. Here’s how you can respond to them.

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Nighttime Heat
August 16, 2018

Nighttime Heat

Scorching midday heat is making all the headlines, but there’s a bigger story happening at night. There are some serious health risks if they body can’t cool off during the nighttime.

Nighttime Heat

Scorching midday heat is making all the headlines, but there’s a bigger story happening at night. There are some serious health risks if they body can’t cool off during the nighttime.

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The Carr Wildfire
August 2, 2018

The Carr Wildfire

The Carr wildfire raged across California to become one of the most destructive fires in state history, but if we stay on our current course, megafires like this will be the new norm.

The Carr Wildfire

The Carr wildfire raged across California to become one of the most destructive fires in state history, but if we stay on our current course, megafires like this will be the new norm.

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Forest Loss in 2017
August 1, 2018

Forest Loss in 2017

In 2017 alone, 40 football fields worth of forest were cut down or burned…every minute. That’s terrible news for climate change.

Forest Loss in 2017

In 2017 alone, 40 football fields worth of forest were cut down or burned…every minute. That’s terrible news for climate change.

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Wildfires In Greece
July 26, 2018

Wildfires In Greece

Greece is experiencing the worst wildfires in decades, with at least 80 deaths. If we don’t do something about climate change, we’ll see consequences like these more often.

Wildfires In Greece

Greece is experiencing the worst wildfires in decades, with at least 80 deaths. If we don’t do something about climate change, we’ll see consequences like these more often.

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Global Heat Waves
July 25, 2018

#ClimateFacts: Global Heat Waves

Record-breaking heat waves are rippling across the planet, bringing death and destruction in their wake.

#ClimateFacts: Global Heat Waves

Record-breaking heat waves are rippling across the planet, bringing death and destruction in their wake.

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Ticks and Climate Change
July 10, 2018

#ClimateFacts: Ticks and Climate Change

A warming planet means more ticks, and more diseases like Lyme, in more places than ever before. 

#ClimateFacts: Ticks and Climate Change

A warming planet means more ticks, and more diseases like Lyme, in more places than ever before. 

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California Wildfires: Farmers and Ranchers
June 27, 2018

#ClimateFacts: How California Wildfires Hurt Farmers

In 2017, California’s record wildfire season devastated farmers and ranchers, hitting them with a bill of over $170 million. 

#ClimateFacts: How California Wildfires Hurt Farmers

In 2017, California’s record wildfire season devastated farmers and ranchers, hitting them with a bill of over $170 million. 

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Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Agriculture
June 19, 2018

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Agriculture

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, it virtually wiped out farmers and ranchers, putting the island’s ability to feed itself in jeopardy.

CURRENT SOURCES: [i] USAToday.com. Puerto Rico’s farmers face near total loss from Hurricane Maria. Oct. 7th. 2017. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/10/07/puerto-ricos-farmers-face-near-total-loss-hurricane-maria/736372001/ [ii] Ibid. [iii] Eater.com. How Puerto Rico’s Food Industry Is Picking Up the Pieces After Hurricane Maria. Dec. 8th. 2017. https://www.eater.com/2017/12/8/16739310/puerto-rico-restaurant-industry-farmers-hurricane-maria [iv]NYTimes.com. Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria. Sept. 24th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-agriculture-.html [v] Ibid. [vi] EFE.com. Puerto Rico: Hurricane-triggered crop, livestock damage exceeds $2 bn. Nov. 29th. 2017. https://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/puerto-rico-hurricane-triggered-crop-livestock-damage-exceeds-2-bn/50000262-3453519 [vii] Futurity.org.Ocean warming accelerated over past 100 years. Feb. 20th. 2012. https://www.futurity.org/ocean-warming-accelerated-over-past-100-years/ [viii] NYTimes.com. Oceans Are Absorbing Almost All of the Globe’s Excess Heat. Sept. 12th. 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/12/science/earth/ocean-warming-climate-change.html [ix] WashingtonPost.com. What’s in the path of Hurricane Maria. Sept. 21st. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/hurricane-maria/?utm_term=.bf5e6c0d12d1 [x] CNN.com. How to survive climate change: A lesson from Hurricane Maria. Mar. 20th. 2018. https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/20/health/surviving-climate-change-hurricane-maria-partner/index.html

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Maria’s Impact on Agriculture

When Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico, it virtually wiped out farmers and ranchers, putting the island’s ability to feed itself in jeopardy.

CURRENT SOURCES:
[i] USAToday.com. Puerto Rico’s farmers face near total loss from Hurricane Maria. Oct. 7th. 2017. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/10/07/puerto-ricos-farmers-face-near-total-loss-hurricane-maria/736372001/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Eater.com. How Puerto Rico’s Food Industry Is Picking Up the Pieces After Hurricane Maria. Dec. 8th. 2017. https://www.eater.com/2017/12/8/16739310/puerto-rico-restaurant-industry-farmers-hurricane-maria
[iv]NYTimes.com. Puerto Rico’s Agriculture and Farmers Decimated by Maria. Sept. 24th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/24/us/puerto-rico-hurricane-maria-agriculture-.html
[v] Ibid.
[vi] EFE.com. Puerto Rico: Hurricane-triggered crop, livestock damage exceeds $2 bn. Nov. 29th. 2017. https://www.efe.com/efe/english/world/puerto-rico-hurricane-triggered-crop-livestock-damage-exceeds-2-bn/50000262-3453519
[vii] Futurity.org.Ocean warming accelerated over past 100 years. Feb. 20th. 2012. https://www.futurity.org/ocean-warming-accelerated-over-past-100-years/
[viii] NYTimes.com. Oceans Are Absorbing Almost All of the Globe’s Excess Heat. Sept. 12th. 2016. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/09/12/science/earth/ocean-warming-climate-change.html
[ix] WashingtonPost.com. What’s in the path of Hurricane Maria. Sept. 21st. 2017. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2017/national/hurricane-maria/?utm_term=.bf5e6c0d12d1
[x] CNN.com. How to survive climate change: A lesson from Hurricane Maria. Mar. 20th. 2018. https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/20/health/surviving-climate-change-hurricane-maria-partner/index.html

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Antarctic Ice Melt
June 18, 2018

#ClimateFacts: Antarctic Ice Melt

Antarctica is melting three times faster than it was just ten years ago, shedding 200 billions tons of ice into the oceans every year.

SOURCES: [i]  The New York Times. Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago. Jun. 13. 2018. [ii] The Washington Post. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. Jun. 13. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?nor   [iii] Ibid [iv] Ibid [v] Smithsonian.com. Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Over the Past Decade. Jun. 14. 2018. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-over-past-decade-180969373/ [vi]  Ibid [vii] Ibid [viii] The Washington Post. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. Jun. 13. 2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?nor

#ClimateFacts: Antarctic Ice Melt

Antarctica is melting three times faster than it was just ten years ago, shedding 200 billions tons of ice into the oceans every year.

SOURCES:
[i]  The New York Times. Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago. Jun. 13. 2018.

[ii] The Washington Post. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?nor  
[iii] Ibid
[iv] Ibid
[v] Smithsonian.com. Antarctic Ice Loss Has Tripled Over the Past Decade. Jun. 14. 2018.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-over-past-decade-180969373/
[vi]  Ibid
[vii] Ibid
[viii] The Washington Post. Antarctic ice loss has tripled in a decade. If that continues, we are in serious trouble. Jun. 13. 2018.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/06/13/antarctic-ice-loss-has-tripled-in-a-decade-if-that-continues-we-are-in-serious-trouble/?nor

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How Hurricane Irma Hurt Florida Farmers
June 12, 2018

How Hurricane Irma Hurt Florida Farmers

Last year, Hurricane Irma cost farmers and ranchers hundred of millions in damages and losses. In some parts of the state 90 percent of crops were lost. Even if you don’t live in an area that gets directly hit by hurricanes, we all depend on a stable climate for our food.

How Hurricane Irma Hurt Florida Farmers

Last year, Hurricane Irma cost farmers and ranchers hundred of millions in damages and losses. In some parts of the state 90 percent of crops were lost. Even if you don’t live in an area that gets directly hit by hurricanes, we all depend on a stable climate for our food.

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How Hurricane Harvey Hit Farmers and Ranchers
June 5, 2018

How Hurricane Harvey Hit Farmers and Ranchers

The ramifications of Hurricane Harvey stretched far beyond the City of Houston. The storm wreaked havoc on Texas farmers and ranchers, killing cattle and nearly wiping out an entire cotton crop.

SOURCES: [i] Youtube.com. Hurricane Harvey // Rescuers Save Drowning Cow. Aug. 29th. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raX6YhspzMo [ii] Agweb.com. Thousands of Texas Cattle May Have Died in Wake of Harvey. Sept. 8th. 2017. https://www.agweb.com/article/thousands-of-texas-cattle-may-have-died-in-wake-of-harvey-naa-associated-press/ [iii] Interview with Dr. David P. Anderson. Texas A&M. [iv] Today.TAMU.Edu. 1.2 Million Beef Cows In 54 Texas Counties Affected By Hurricane Harvey. Aug. 29th. 2017. https://today.tamu.edu/2017/08/29/1-2-million-beef-cows-in-54-texas-counties-affected-by-hurricane-harvey/ [v] USNews.com. Texas Cotton Hit Hardest as Harvey Ag Losses Top $200M. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas/articles/2017-10-27/texas-cotton-hit-hardest-as-harvey-ag-losses-top-200m [vi] Ibid. [vii] ThinkProgress.org. Climate change fueled Hurricane Harvey’s destruction last year. This year could be worse. May. 11th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-hurricanes-harvey-puerto-rico-a13410f5781c/ [viii] NPR.org. Record Heat In The Gulf Fueled Hurricane Harvey’s Deluge. May. 10th. 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/10/610140149/record-heat-in-the-gulf-fueled-hurricane-harveys-deluge [ix] NYTimes.com.Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change. Dec. 13th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/climate/hurricane-harvey-climate-change.html [x] News.Nationalgeographic.com. 2017 Hurricane Season Was the Most Expensive in U.S. History. Nov. 30th. 2017. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/2017-hurricane-season-most-expensive-us-history-spd/

How Hurricane Harvey Hit Farmers and Ranchers

The ramifications of Hurricane Harvey stretched far beyond the City of Houston. The storm wreaked havoc on Texas farmers and ranchers, killing cattle and nearly wiping out an entire cotton crop.

SOURCES:
[i] Youtube.com. Hurricane Harvey // Rescuers Save Drowning Cow. Aug. 29th. 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raX6YhspzMo
[ii] Agweb.com. Thousands of Texas Cattle May Have Died in Wake of Harvey. Sept. 8th. 2017. https://www.agweb.com/article/thousands-of-texas-cattle-may-have-died-in-wake-of-harvey-naa-associated-press/
[iii] Interview with Dr. David P. Anderson. Texas A&M.
[iv] Today.TAMU.Edu. 1.2 Million Beef Cows In 54 Texas Counties Affected By Hurricane Harvey. Aug. 29th. 2017. https://today.tamu.edu/2017/08/29/1-2-million-beef-cows-in-54-texas-counties-affected-by-hurricane-harvey/
[v] USNews.com. Texas Cotton Hit Hardest as Harvey Ag Losses Top $200M. Oct. 27th. 2017. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/texas/articles/2017-10-27/texas-cotton-hit-hardest-as-harvey-ag-losses-top-200m
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] ThinkProgress.org. Climate change fueled Hurricane Harvey’s destruction last year. This year could be worse. May. 11th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-hurricanes-harvey-puerto-rico-a13410f5781c/
[viii] NPR.org. Record Heat In The Gulf Fueled Hurricane Harvey’s Deluge. May. 10th. 2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/10/610140149/record-heat-in-the-gulf-fueled-hurricane-harveys-deluge
[ix] NYTimes.com.Scientists Link Hurricane Harvey’s Record Rainfall to Climate Change. Dec. 13th. 2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/13/climate/hurricane-harvey-climate-change.html
[x] News.Nationalgeographic.com. 2017 Hurricane Season Was the Most Expensive in U.S. History. Nov. 30th. 2017. https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/2017-hurricane-season-most-expensive-us-history-spd/

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Pakistan Heat
May 23, 2018

Pakistan Heat

On April 30th 2018, temperatures in Nawabshah, Pakistan reached a scorching 122°F, one of Earth’s hottest April temperatures in recorded history, and it’s part of an alarming trend.

Pakistan Heat

On April 30th 2018, temperatures in Nawabshah, Pakistan reached a scorching 122°F, one of Earth’s hottest April temperatures in recorded history, and it’s part of an alarming trend.

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Slower Gulf Stream
May 9, 2018

Slower Gulf Stream

Warming oceans are slowing down the Gulf Stream, one of the world’s most important currents. If it stops entirely, it could wreak havoc.

Slower Gulf Stream

Warming oceans are slowing down the Gulf Stream, one of the world’s most important currents. If it stops entirely, it could wreak havoc.

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Thirsty World
May 2, 2018

Thirsty World

If climate change continues unabated, half the global population is expected to suffer from severe water shortage by 2050. Is this the world we want to live in?

SOURCES: [i] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/ [ii] Ibid. [iii] Reliefweb.int. The impact of disasters on agriculture and food security 2015. Nov. 26th. 2015. https://reliefweb.int/report/world/impact-disasters-agriculture-and-food-security-2015 [iv] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/ [v] Un.org. Africa Review Report on Drought and Desertification. http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd16/rim/eca_bg3.pdf [vi] Sciencedaily.com. Asia Faces Food Shortage By 2050 Without Water Reform. Aug. 28th. 2009. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090817143558.htm [vii] TIME.com. How Drought and Extreme Heat Are Killing the World’s Crops. Jan. 6th. 2016. http://time.com/4170029/crop-production-extreme-heat-climate-change/ [viii] UNESDOC.UNESCO.ORG. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018. 2018. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002614/261424e.pdf [ix] Ibid. [x] Ibid.

Thirsty World

If climate change continues unabated, half the global population is expected to suffer from severe water shortage by 2050. Is this the world we want to live in?

SOURCES:
[i] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Reliefweb.int. The impact of disasters on agriculture and food security 2015. Nov. 26th. 2015.
https://reliefweb.int/report/world/impact-disasters-agriculture-and-food-security-2015
[iv] ThinkProgress.org. Water shortages will put 5 billion people at risk by 2050, U.N. warns. Mar. 19th. 2018. https://thinkprogress.org/un-warns-water-scarcity-increasing-risk-5624cb8ae912/
[v] Un.org. Africa Review Report on Drought and Desertification. http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd16/rim/eca_bg3.pdf
[vi] Sciencedaily.com. Asia Faces Food Shortage By 2050 Without Water Reform. Aug. 28th. 2009.
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/08/090817143558.htm
[vii] TIME.com. How Drought and Extreme Heat Are Killing the World’s Crops. Jan. 6th. 2016.
http://time.com/4170029/crop-production-extreme-heat-climate-change/
[viii] UNESDOC.UNESCO.ORG. The United Nations World Water Development Report 2018. 2018. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0026/002614/261424e.pdf
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

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Rain Bombs
April 25, 2018

Rain Bombs

What do you get when you combine extreme rains with tornado strength winds? You get rain bombs, and climate change is making them worse.

Rain Bombs

What do you get when you combine extreme rains with tornado strength winds? You get rain bombs, and climate change is making them worse.

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Permafrost Melt
April 19, 2018

Permafrost Melt

As the name suggests, permafrost is supposed to stay frozen. But climate change is starting to melt it, releasing planet-warming methane. That should have us all worried.

Permafrost Melt

As the name suggests, permafrost is supposed to stay frozen. But climate change is starting to melt it, releasing planet-warming methane. That should have us all worried.

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White Morphs
April 11, 2018

#ClimateFacts: White Morphs

lead species to extinction. This #ClimateFacts video explains why.

SOURCES: [i] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1 [ii] Ibid. [iii] PopularMechanics.com. Science Says Winters are Coming Later, Leaving Faster. Oct. 28th. 2017. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a28819/winter-climate-change/ [iv] The Atlantic.com.To Survive, These Animals Must Lose Their Camouflage. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/in-a-less-snowy-world-can-white-coated-animals-survive/553400/ [v] Ibid. [vi] DW.com. Evolution to the rescue for white-coated critters caught out by climate change. Feb.15th. 2018. http://www.dw.com/en/evolution-to-the-rescue-for-white-coated-critters-caught-out-by-climate-change/a-42588948 [vii] Ibid. [viii] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1 [ix] Ibid. [x] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: White Morphs

lead species to extinction. This #ClimateFacts video explains why.

SOURCES:
[i] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] PopularMechanics.com. Science Says Winters are Coming Later, Leaving Faster. Oct. 28th. 2017. https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/environment/a28819/winter-climate-change/
[iv] The Atlantic.com.To Survive, These Animals Must Lose Their Camouflage. Feb. 15th. 2018. https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/02/in-a-less-snowy-world-can-white-coated-animals-survive/553400/
[v] Ibid.
[vi] DW.com. Evolution to the rescue for white-coated critters caught out by climate change. Feb.15th. 2018. http://www.dw.com/en/evolution-to-the-rescue-for-white-coated-critters-caught-out-by-climate-change/a-42588948
[vii] Ibid.
[viii] Science.Sciencemag.org. Winter color polymorphisms identify global hot spots for evolutionary rescue from climate change. Feb. 15th. 2018. http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2018/02/14/science.aan8097?rss=1
[ix] Ibid.
[x] Ibid.

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U.S. Drought
March 27, 2018

Drought in the U.S.

Water experts predict that essential food producing areas in the Western United States will run out of water in the the next 20-30 years due to climate change.

Drought in the U.S.

Water experts predict that essential food producing areas in the Western United States will run out of water in the the next 20-30 years due to climate change.

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The Last Northern White Rhinos
March 22, 2018

The Last Northern White Rhinos

Before his death, Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, was known as the loneliest animal on Earth. If we don’t stop our destructive practices before it’s too late, there will be plenty of animals ready to claim that title.

The Last Northern White Rhinos

Before his death, Sudan, the last male Northern White Rhinoceros, was known as the loneliest animal on Earth. If we don’t stop our destructive practices before it’s too late, there will be plenty of animals ready to claim that title.

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Matteo Salvini
March 16, 2018

Matteo Salvini

Climate change is forcing hundreds of thousands of African immigrants to Italy’s shores. In response, politician Matteo Salvini has called for a mass cleansing.

Matteo Salvini

Climate change is forcing hundreds of thousands of African immigrants to Italy’s shores. In response, politician Matteo Salvini has called for a mass cleansing.

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Bomb Cyclone Riley
March 5, 2018

Bomb Cyclone Riley

Winter Storm Riley pummeled the East Coast and broke flood records in the Boston area. But this freezing storm isn’t evidence against climate change.

Bomb Cyclone Riley

Winter Storm Riley pummeled the East Coast and broke flood records in the Boston area. But this freezing storm isn’t evidence against climate change.

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Heatwave in the Arctic
March 5, 2018

Heatwave in the Arctic

The Arctic is running a fever, with temperatures rising to 45 degrees above normal. Could it be causing the freezing temperatures we’re seeing in Europe?

Heatwave in the Arctic

The Arctic is running a fever, with temperatures rising to 45 degrees above normal. Could it be causing the freezing temperatures we’re seeing in Europe?

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Mosquitoes Are Getting Deadlier
March 1, 2018

Mosquitoes Are Getting Deadlier

It might surprise you, but the mosquitos are the deadliest animal on Earth. And they’re about to get a lot more dangerous, thanks to climate change.

Mosquitoes Are Getting Deadlier

It might surprise you, but the mosquitos are the deadliest animal on Earth. And they’re about to get a lot more dangerous, thanks to climate change.

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Melting Snowpack
February 23, 2018

Melting Snowpack

Melting snowpacks are vital for maintaining water supplies, and they’ve been getting smaller due to climate change.

Melting Snowpack

Melting snowpacks are vital for maintaining water supplies, and they’ve been getting smaller due to climate change.

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Mercury In The Water
February 14, 2018

Poison In The Water

Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on Earth, and the coal industry is delivering it to our food supply. Our #ClimateFacts video explains.

Poison In The Water

Mercury is one of the most toxic substances on Earth, and the coal industry is delivering it to our food supply. Our #ClimateFacts video explains.

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Warming World
February 13, 2018

Warming World

Thanks to fossil fuel pollution, most people have never experienced a normal climate. Have you been alive during a cooler than average year?

SOURCES: [i] NCDC.NOAA.Gov. Global Climate Report – Annual 2017. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201713 [ii] Climate.Gov. Climate Change: Global Temperature. Sept. 11th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-global-temperature [iii] Biography.com. Gerald Ford. Jan. 6th. 2016. https://www.biography.com/people/gerald-ford-9298683 [iv] IMDB.com. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) Filming & Production. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/locations#filming_dates [v] AllAboutSteveJobs.com. Timeline of Steve Jobs. https://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/timeline [vi] Climate.Gov. NOAA Climate.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming. Feb. 25th. 2014. https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/Climate_gov_GlobalWarming_FAQ_15Aug13.pdf [vii] NRDC.org. The Worst Summer Ever? Record Temperatures Heat Up the United States. Sept. 2010. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/WorstSummerEver4pgr.pdf [viii] Ibid. [ix] NYTimes.com. 2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Niño. Jan. 18th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/18/climate/hottest-year-2017.html

Warming World

Thanks to fossil fuel pollution, most people have never experienced a normal climate. Have you been alive during a cooler than average year?

SOURCES:
[i] NCDC.NOAA.Gov. Global Climate Report – Annual 2017. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/global/201713
[ii] Climate.Gov. Climate Change: Global Temperature. Sept. 11th. 2017. https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-global-temperature
[iii] Biography.com. Gerald Ford. Jan. 6th. 2016.
https://www.biography.com/people/gerald-ford-9298683
[iv] IMDB.com. Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1977) Filming & Production. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076759/locations#filming_dates
[v] AllAboutSteveJobs.com. Timeline of Steve Jobs.
https://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/timeline
[vi] Climate.Gov. NOAA Climate.gov Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Global Warming. Feb. 25th. 2014. https://www.climate.gov/sites/default/files/Climate_gov_GlobalWarming_FAQ_15Aug13.pdf
[vii] NRDC.org. The Worst Summer Ever? Record Temperatures Heat Up the United States. Sept. 2010. https://www.nrdc.org/sites/default/files/WorstSummerEver4pgr.pdf
[viii] Ibid.
[ix] NYTimes.com. 2017 Was One of the Hottest Years on Record. And That Was Without El Niño. Jan. 18th. 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/18/climate/hottest-year-2017.html

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Heat & High School Football
February 6, 2018

Heat & High School Football

Every summer, countless young football players will take to the field and be exposed to dangerously high temperatures. It can have tragic consequences, and climate change will only make it worse.

Heat & High School Football

Every summer, countless young football players will take to the field and be exposed to dangerously high temperatures. It can have tragic consequences, and climate change will only make it worse.

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Climate Migrants
January 30, 2018

Climate Migrants

Leaders are rising to power in the US and Europe on a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment. They’ve called these migrants a lot of undue names, but they neglect one of the most accurate: victims of climate change.

Climate Migrants

Leaders are rising to power in the US and Europe on a wave of anti-immigrant sentiment. They’ve called these migrants a lot of undue names, but they neglect one of the most accurate: victims of climate change.

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Cape Town
January 22, 2018

#ClimateFacts: Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa is about to become the first major city in the world to run out of water. This #ClimateFacts video explains what that’s going to be like.

SOURCES: [i] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/ [ii] ABCNews.go.com. Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April’s ‘day zero’. Jan 17th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/International/drought-stricken-cape-town-south-africa-run-water/story?id=52402170 [iii] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/ [iv] Ibid [v] Ibid [vi] ABCNews.go.com. Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April’s ‘day zero’. Jan 17th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/International/drought-stricken-cape-town-south-africa-run-water/story?id=52402170 [vii] Water.USGS.Gov.Water Questions & Answers How much water does the average person use at home per day? Dec 2nd. 2016. https://water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-home-percapita.html [viii] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/

#ClimateFacts: Cape Town

Cape Town, South Africa is about to become the first major city in the world to run out of water. This #ClimateFacts video explains what that’s going to be like.

SOURCES:
[i] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/
[ii] ABCNews.go.com. Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April’s ‘day zero’. Jan 17th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/International/drought-stricken-cape-town-south-africa-run-water/story?id=52402170
[iii] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/
[iv] Ibid
[v] Ibid
[vi] ABCNews.go.com. Drought-stricken Cape Town, South Africa, could run out of water by April’s ‘day zero’. Jan 17th. 2018. http://abcnews.go.com/International/drought-stricken-cape-town-south-africa-run-water/story?id=52402170
[vii] Water.USGS.Gov.Water Questions & Answers How much water does the average person use at home per day? Dec 2nd. 2016. https://water.usgs.gov/edu/qa-home-percapita.html
[viii] Time.com. Cape Town Is 90 Days Away From Running Out of Water. January 15th. 2018. http://time.com/5103259/cape-town-water-crisis/

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Bridge to Nowhere
January 17, 2018

#ClimateFacts: Bridge to Nowhere

How does so-called clean natural gas shape up against coal? The answer might surprise you.

SOURCES: [i] http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/extractive_industries/2017/natural_gas_and_climate_change_anderson_broderick_october2017.pdf [ii] https://www.uniongas.com/about-us/about-natural-gas/Chemical-Composition-of-Natural-Gas [iii] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/# [iv] Years of Living Dangerously, Season One, Episode 106 [v] Ibid. [vi] Ibid. [vii] USA Today. Scott Pruitt on a mission to change the climate of the EPA. 11/26/17. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/26/scott-pruitt-mission-change-culture-epa/889633001/

#ClimateFacts: Bridge to Nowhere

How does so-called clean natural gas shape up against coal? The answer might surprise you.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.foeeurope.org/sites/default/files/extractive_industries/2017/natural_gas_and_climate_change_anderson_broderick_october2017.pdf
[ii] https://www.uniongas.com/about-us/about-natural-gas/Chemical-Composition-of-Natural-Gas
[iii] https://thinkprogress.org/more-bad-news-for-fracking-ipcc-warns-methane-traps-much-more-heat-than-we-thought-9c2badf392df/#
[iv] Years of Living Dangerously, Season One, Episode 106
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] USA Today. Scott Pruitt on a mission to change the climate of the EPA. 11/26/17. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/11/26/scott-pruitt-mission-change-culture-epa/889633001/

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California Mudslides
January 11, 2018

#ClimateFacts: California Mudslides

California’s devastating mudslides have killed at least 15 with dozens still missing. Our #ClimateFacts video explains how the state’s climate fueled wildfires set the stage for this ongoing disaster.

SOURCES: [i] The New York Times. “Southern California Mudslides: Death Toll Rises to 15, With Dozens More Missing” Jan. 10, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/us/montecito-mudslides-california.html [ii] Ibid [iii] Ibid [iv] The Verge. “How California’s record wildfire season paved the way for catastrophic mudslides” Jan 9, 2018. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16870848/mudslides-montecito-santa-barbara-county-california-record-wildfire-season-science-rain [v] Ibid [vi] Arizona Cooperative Extension. “Soil Erosion Control after Wildfire.” Tom DeGomez. https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1293.pdf [vii] Ibid

#ClimateFacts: California Mudslides

California’s devastating mudslides have killed at least 15 with dozens still missing. Our #ClimateFacts video explains how the state’s climate fueled wildfires set the stage for this ongoing disaster.

SOURCES:
[i] The New York Times. “Southern California Mudslides: Death Toll Rises to 15, With Dozens More Missing” Jan. 10, 2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/10/us/montecito-mudslides-california.html
[ii] Ibid
[iii] Ibid
[iv] The Verge. “How California’s record wildfire season paved the way for catastrophic mudslides” Jan 9, 2018. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16870848/mudslides-montecito-santa-barbara-county-california-record-wildfire-season-science-rain
[v] Ibid
[vi] Arizona Cooperative Extension. “Soil Erosion Control after Wildfire.” Tom DeGomez.
https://extension.arizona.edu/sites/extension.arizona.edu/files/pubs/az1293.pdf
[vii] Ibid

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Who Will Be Hit the Hardest?
January 10, 2018

#ClimateFacts: Who Will Be Hit the Hardest? Some changes are not yet saved.

How bad will climate change get? It depend where you live. Everyone in the U.S. will be affected by climate change, but in different ways.

CLIMATE CHANGE: IT’S NOT VERY FAIR, IS IT?

SOURCES: [i] Hsiang et al. Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States. Science 356, 1362–1369 (2017) 30 June 2017 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1362.full [ii] Ibid. [iii] Ibid. [iv] Ibid. [v] Ibid. [vi] Ibid. [vii] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Who Will Be Hit the Hardest? Some changes are not yet saved.

How bad will climate change get? It depend where you live. Everyone in the U.S. will be affected by climate change, but in different ways.

CLIMATE CHANGE: IT’S NOT VERY FAIR, IS IT?

SOURCES:
[i] Hsiang et al. Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States. Science 356, 1362–1369 (2017) 30 June 2017 http://science.sciencemag.org/content/356/6345/1362.full
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] Ibid.
[vii] Ibid.

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It’s Cold Outside
January 4, 2018

#ClimateFacts: It’s Cold Outside

A bomb cyclone blizzard in 2018 capping off two frigid weeks on the east coast left many wondering: How can the globe be warming if it’s so cold? Our latest #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCES: [i] United States Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2147.html [ii] Vox,Trump thinks climate change isn’t real because it’s cold out. This map proves him wrong, Dec 29, 2017 https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/28/16827022/climate-change-cold-arctic-snap-us-canada-jet-stream [iii] Weather Underground, New Year’s Freeze-Out: It Can Still Get Cold, Even in a Warming Climate, Dec 29, 2017 https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/new-years-freeze-out-it-can-still-get-cold-even-warming-climate [iv] Ibid [v] Reuters, 2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report, Jan, 4th 2017 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures/2017-was-second-hottest-year-on-record-after-sizzling-2016-report-idUSKBN1ET1JF [vi] NASA, NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally, Jan. 18, 2017 https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-noaa-data-show-2016-warmest-year-on-record-globally

#ClimateFacts: It’s Cold Outside

A bomb cyclone blizzard in 2018 capping off two frigid weeks on the east coast left many wondering: How can the globe be warming if it’s so cold? Our latest #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCES:
[i] United States Central Intelligence Agency, The World Factbook
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/fields/2147.html
[ii] Vox,Trump thinks climate change isn’t real because it’s cold out. This map proves him wrong, Dec 29, 2017
https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/12/28/16827022/climate-change-cold-arctic-snap-us-canada-jet-stream
[iii] Weather Underground, New Year’s Freeze-Out: It Can Still Get Cold, Even in a Warming Climate, Dec 29, 2017
https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/new-years-freeze-out-it-can-still-get-cold-even-warming-climate
[iv] Ibid
[v] Reuters, 2017 was second hottest year on record, after sizzling 2016: report, Jan, 4th 2017
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-temperatures/2017-was-second-hottest-year-on-record-after-sizzling-2016-report-idUSKBN1ET1JF
[vi] NASA, NASA, NOAA Data Show 2016 Warmest Year on Record Globally, Jan. 18, 2017
https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-noaa-data-show-2016-warmest-year-on-record-globally

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Unhealthy Climate
December 20, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Unhealthy Climate

Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.

SOURCES: [i] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32464-9 [ii] Ibid. [iii] NationalGeographic.com. By 2100, Deadly Heat May Threaten Majority of Humankind. June 19, 2017. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/heatwaves-climate-change-global-warming/ [iv] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017 [iv] Ibid. [v] Ibid. [vi] The Washington Post. Wheat, one of the world’s most important crops, is being threatened by climate change. Sept. 12, 2016 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/12/climate-change-is-really-bad-for-wheat-which-is-really-bad-for-us/?utm_term=.682ce0d6abb4 [vii] International Rice Research Institute. Rice and Climate Change. http://irri.org/news/hot-topics/rice-and-climate-change [viii] Politico. The great nutrient collapse. September 13, 2017 http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511 [ix] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017 [x] The Lancet. The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. October 19, 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32345-0 [xi] The Lancet. Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change. May 16, 2009 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60935-1

#ClimateFacts: Unhealthy Climate

Climate change is the biggest global health threat of the 21st century.

SOURCES:
[i] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32464-9
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] NationalGeographic.com. By 2100, Deadly Heat May Threaten Majority of Humankind. June 19, 2017. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/heatwaves-climate-change-global-warming/
[iv] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.
[vi] The Washington Post. Wheat, one of the world’s most important crops, is being threatened by climate change. Sept. 12, 2016
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/09/12/climate-change-is-really-bad-for-wheat-which-is-really-bad-for-us/?utm_term=.682ce0d6abb4
[vii] International Rice Research Institute. Rice and Climate Change. http://irri.org/news/hot-topics/rice-and-climate-change
[viii] Politico. The great nutrient collapse. September 13, 2017 http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[ix] The Lancet. The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: from 25 years of inaction to a global transformation for public health. Oct. 30, 2017
[x] The Lancet. The Lancet Commission on pollution and health. October 19, 2017
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32345-0
[xi] The Lancet. Managing the Health Effects of Climate Change. May 16, 2009
http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60935-1

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Bad for the Brain
November 27, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Bad for the Brain

Excess CO2 isn’t just heating the planet, it’s making our brain fuzzy.

SOURCES: [i] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/ [ii] https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/climatescience/greenhousegases/industrialrevolution.html [iii] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104789/ [iv] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/ [v] https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20100039645.pdf

#ClimateFacts: Bad for the Brain

Excess CO2 isn’t just heating the planet, it’s making our brain fuzzy.

SOURCES:
[i] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[ii] https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/climatescience/greenhousegases/industrialrevolution.html
[iii] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104789/
[iv] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/15-10037/
[v] https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/20100039645.pdf

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How Species Extinction Hurts People
November 20, 2017

#ClimateFacts: How Species Extinction Hurts People

Large mammals like rhinos, elephants and hippos are dying at an alarming rate, in part because of climate change. That’s bad for humans in unexpected ways. Aasif Mandvi learns why.

SOURCES: [i] http://afsaap.org.au/assets/Shilla_Henry_Elibarki.pdf [ii] https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/konzakrugerexperiment/ [iii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3758959/ [iv] http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/resources/vector237to261.pdf [v] https://www.thoughtco.com/global-impacts-of-the-black-death-1434480

#ClimateFacts: How Species Extinction Hurts People

Large mammals like rhinos, elephants and hippos are dying at an alarming rate, in part because of climate change. That’s bad for humans in unexpected ways. Aasif Mandvi learns why.

SOURCES:
[i] http://afsaap.org.au/assets/Shilla_Henry_Elibarki.pdf
[ii] https://wp.natsci.colostate.edu/konzakrugerexperiment/
[iii] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3758959/
[iv] http://www.who.int/water_sanitation_health/resources/vector237to261.pdf
[v] https://www.thoughtco.com/global-impacts-of-the-black-death-1434480

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The Missing 3%
November 16, 2017

#ClimateFacts: The Missing 3%

97% of climate scientists say climate change is real and humans are causing it, but what about the other 3%? Our latest episode of #ClimateFacts delves into their research.

SOURCES: [i] https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/ [ii] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00704-015-1597-5 [iii] Ibid. [iv] Interview with Katharine Hayhoe, 9/19/17 [v] http://e360.yale.edu/features/what_is_the_carbon_limit_that_depends_who_you_ask

#ClimateFacts: The Missing 3%

97% of climate scientists say climate change is real and humans are causing it, but what about the other 3%? Our latest episode of #ClimateFacts delves into their research.

SOURCES:
[i] https://climate.nasa.gov/scientific-consensus/
[ii] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00704-015-1597-5
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Interview with Katharine Hayhoe, 9/19/17
[v] http://e360.yale.edu/features/what_is_the_carbon_limit_that_depends_who_you_ask

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How much do humans contribute to global warming?
November 7, 2017

#ClimateFacts: How much do humans contribute to global warming?

How much of climate change is caused by people? The newly released National Climate Assessment finds that humans are responsible for up to 123% of global warming.

How is that possible? This latest #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCE: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/07/climate/document-Draft-of-the-Climate-Science-Special-Report.html?_r=0

#ClimateFacts: How much do humans contribute to global warming?

How much of climate change is caused by people? The newly released National Climate Assessment finds that humans are responsible for up to 123% of global warming.

How is that possible? This latest #ClimateFacts video explains.

SOURCE:
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/08/07/climate/document-Draft-of-the-Climate-Science-Special-Report.html?_r=0

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The Amazon
November 2, 2017

The Amazon

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest air conditioner, but it’s under attack on all fronts.

The Amazon

The Amazon rainforest is the world’s largest air conditioner, but it’s under attack on all fronts.

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Warming at the Poles
October 30, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Warming at the Poles

Why is the Arctic heating up faster than the rest of the planet?

SOURCES: [i] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=81214 [ii] http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/18/arctic-sea-ice-shrinks-record-low [iii] Reto A. Ruedy, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies [iv] https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/80/across-miles-and-miles-of-greenland-ice [v] http://www.npr.org/2014/12/18/371438087/arctic-is-warming-twice-as-fast-as-world-average

#ClimateFacts: Warming at the Poles

Why is the Arctic heating up faster than the rest of the planet?

SOURCES:
[i] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=81214
[ii] http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep/18/arctic-sea-ice-shrinks-record-low
[iii] Reto A. Ruedy, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
[iv] https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/80/across-miles-and-miles-of-greenland-ice
[v] http://www.npr.org/2014/12/18/371438087/arctic-is-warming-twice-as-fast-as-world-average

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Another Hurricane Sandy
October 30, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Another Sandy

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard 5 years ago. Many areas are still recovering. But if we continue at our current pace, we’ll be setting ourselves up for Sandy-level flooding every 5 years. Is America prepared for that?

SOURCES: [i] http://nordic.businessinsider.com/another-hurricane-sandy-flood-risk-hit-new-york-2016-10/ [ii] http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/10/03/1703568114 [iii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/29/houston-is-experiencing-its-third-500-year-flood-in-3-years-how-is-that-possible/?utm_term=.13be058c7eb2

#ClimateFacts: Another Sandy

Hurricane Sandy slammed into the Eastern Seaboard 5 years ago. Many areas are still recovering. But if we continue at our current pace, we’ll be setting ourselves up for Sandy-level flooding every 5 years. Is America prepared for that?

SOURCES:
[i] http://nordic.businessinsider.com/another-hurricane-sandy-flood-risk-hit-new-york-2016-10/
[ii] http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/10/03/1703568114
[iii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/08/29/houston-is-experiencing-its-third-500-year-flood-in-3-years-how-is-that-possible/?utm_term=.13be058c7eb2

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Bangladesh
October 27, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Bangladesh

Here’s how climate change is hitting Bangladesh, and why Americans should care.

SOURCES: [i] https://maplecroft.com/portfolio/new-analysis/2014/10/29/climate-change-and-lack-food-security-multiply-risks-conflict-and-civil-unrest-32-countries-maplecroft/ [ii] https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-unfolding-tragedy-of-climate-change-in-bangladesh/ [iii] Ibid. [iv] https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dhaka-bangladesh-fastest-growing-city-in-the-world/ [v] http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2010/12/the_great_wall_of_india.html [vi] http://dailyasianage.com/news/48831/border-killing-and-bangladesh-india-bilateral-relations

#ClimateFacts: Bangladesh

Here’s how climate change is hitting Bangladesh, and why Americans should care.

SOURCES:
[i] https://maplecroft.com/portfolio/new-analysis/2014/10/29/climate-change-and-lack-food-security-multiply-risks-conflict-and-civil-unrest-32-countries-maplecroft/
[ii] https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/the-unfolding-tragedy-of-climate-change-in-bangladesh/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dhaka-bangladesh-fastest-growing-city-in-the-world/
[v] http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/green_room/2010/12/the_great_wall_of_india.html
[vi] http://dailyasianage.com/news/48831/border-killing-and-bangladesh-india-bilateral-relations

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Climate Change and Food
October 16, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Climate Change and Food

Climate change is impacting far more than the weather. It’s fundamentally changing the nutrition of our food, and not for the better. Our latest #ClimateFact explains. #YEARSproject

SOURCES: [i] http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511 [ii] http://nationalpost.com/life/food/how-climate-change-is-turning-fruits-and-vegetables-into-junk-food [iii] http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511 [iv] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Climate Change and Food

Climate change is impacting far more than the weather. It’s fundamentally changing the nutrition of our food, and not for the better. Our latest #ClimateFact explains. #YEARSproject

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[ii] http://nationalpost.com/life/food/how-climate-change-is-turning-fruits-and-vegetables-into-junk-food
[iii] http://www.politico.com/agenda/story/2017/09/13/food-nutrients-carbon-dioxide-000511
[iv] Ibid.

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Hunt’s Point
October 12, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Hunt’s Point & Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was a disaster, but if it had hit just three hours later it would have been a catastrophe for Hunt’s Point in the Bronx–and New York City’s food supply.

SOURCES [i] http://huntspointproducemkt.com/about-hunts-point-market/ [ii] http://nypost.com/2016/09/05/hunts-point-market-in-talks-with-city-for-new-warehouses/ [iii] http://www.nyc.gov/html/sirr/html/report/report.shtml [iv] http://www.smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/community-resilience-edge/313106/ [v] http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/328-17/city-hall-your-borough-mayor-de-blasio-kicks-off-week-bronx-tour-hunts-point [vi] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/327/5964/454?ijkey=PFX.MzpFJDznM&keytype=ref&siteid=sci

#ClimateFacts: Hunt’s Point & Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was a disaster, but if it had hit just three hours later it would have been a catastrophe for Hunt’s Point in the Bronx–and New York City’s food supply.

SOURCES
[i] http://huntspointproducemkt.com/about-hunts-point-market/
[ii] http://nypost.com/2016/09/05/hunts-point-market-in-talks-with-city-for-new-warehouses/
[iii] http://www.nyc.gov/html/sirr/html/report/report.shtml
[iv] http://www.smartcitiesdive.com/ex/sustainablecitiescollective/community-resilience-edge/313106/
[v] http://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/328-17/city-hall-your-borough-mayor-de-blasio-kicks-off-week-bronx-tour-hunts-point
[vi] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/327/5964/454?ijkey=PFX.MzpFJDznM&keytype=ref&siteid=sci

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California Wildfires
October 11, 2017

With more devastating wildfires ravaging California, we’re forced to ask, are we willing to surrender the American West to climate change?

SOURCES [i] https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea/status/917372783998496768 [ii] https://www.kcet.org/redefine/california-has-two-fire-seasons-and-climate-change-will-make-both-worse [iii] http://www.climatecentral.org/wgts/wildfires/Wildfires2012.pdf  
[iv] http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2006/07/06/science.1128834?explicitversion=true 
[v] http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/~tswetnam/tws-pdf/AllenEtal-EApaper.pdf   [vi] https://grist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/gude_manuscript_4-24-09_color.pdf;    [vii] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7#.wbz80zg4b   [viii] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7/#.wbz80zg4b; Thomas Swetnam

With more devastating wildfires ravaging California, we’re forced to ask, are we willing to surrender the American West to climate change?

SOURCES
[i] https://twitter.com/NWSBayArea/status/917372783998496768
[ii] https://www.kcet.org/redefine/california-has-two-fire-seasons-and-climate-change-will-make-both-worse [iii] http://www.climatecentral.org/wgts/wildfires/Wildfires2012.pdf  
[iv] http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2006/07/06/science.1128834?explicitversion=true 
[v] http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/~tswetnam/tws-pdf/AllenEtal-EApaper.pdf  
[vi] https://grist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/gude_manuscript_4-24-09_color.pdf;   
[vii] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7#.wbz80zg4b  
[viii] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7/#.wbz80zg4b; Thomas Swetnam

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What’s Really Throwing the Budget Out of Whack
October 5, 2017

#ClimateFacts: What’s Really Throwing the Budget Out of Whack

President Trump said that the situation in Puerto Rico has thrown our budget a little out of whack. But here’s the real budget crisis.

SOURCES: [i] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28092017/hurricane-maria-irma-harvey-wildfires-damage-cost-estimate-record-climate-change [ii] https://feu-us.org/case-for-climate-action-us3/ [iii] https://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/18/cost-of-not-acting-on-climate-change-44-trillion-citi.html

#ClimateFacts: What’s Really Throwing the Budget Out of Whack

President Trump said that the situation in Puerto Rico has thrown our budget a little out of whack. But here’s the real budget crisis.

SOURCES:
[i] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28092017/hurricane-maria-irma-harvey-wildfires-damage-cost-estimate-record-climate-change
[ii] https://feu-us.org/case-for-climate-action-us3/
[iii] https://www.cnbc.com/2015/08/18/cost-of-not-acting-on-climate-change-44-trillion-citi.html

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American Refugees
October 4, 2017

#ClimateFacts: American Refugees What happens when the systems that society relies on break down? People are at risk of becoming refugees.

SOURCES: [i] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/us/puerto-rico-misery-and-desperation-after-hurricane-maria/index.html [ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/puerto-ricans-could-be-newest-u-s-climate-refugees/ [iii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/29/americas/us-virgin-islands-storm-recovery-trnd/index.html [iv] http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-change-natural-disasters-20170907-htmlstory.html

#ClimateFacts: American Refugees
What happens when the systems that society relies on break down? People are at risk of becoming refugees.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/26/us/puerto-rico-misery-and-desperation-after-hurricane-maria/index.html
[ii] https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/puerto-ricans-could-be-newest-u-s-climate-refugees/
[iii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/29/americas/us-virgin-islands-storm-recovery-trnd/index.html
[iv] http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-change-natural-disasters-20170907-htmlstory.html

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Natural Forces
September 26, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Natural Forces

The next time someone tells you that climate change is caused by natural forces, feel free to tell them that they’re right. Just don’t forget to explain why.

SOURCES: [i] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL [ii] http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v525/n7568/full/nature14967.html [iii] http://www.cattlenetwork.com/world-cattle-inventory-ranking-countries-fao [iv] http://gizmodo.com/do-cow-farts-actually-contribute-to-global-warming-1562144730 [v] https://aviationbenefits.org/media/149668/abbb2016_full_a4_web.pdf [vi]http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1093560_1-2-billion-vehicles-on-worlds-roads-now-2-billion-by-2035-report 
[vii] http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/energy-economics/statistical-review-2016/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf 
[viii] https://www.iea.org/about/faqs/naturalgas/ 
[ix] http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/energy-economics/statistical-review-2016/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf  
[x] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19052016/global-co2-emissions-still-accelerating-noaa-greenhouse-gas-index

#ClimateFacts: Natural Forces

The next time someone tells you that climate change is caused by natural forces, feel free to tell them that they’re right. Just don’t forget to explain why.

SOURCES:
[i] http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SP.POP.TOTL
[ii] http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v525/n7568/full/nature14967.html
[iii] http://www.cattlenetwork.com/world-cattle-inventory-ranking-countries-fao
[iv] http://gizmodo.com/do-cow-farts-actually-contribute-to-global-warming-1562144730
[v] https://aviationbenefits.org/media/149668/abbb2016_full_a4_web.pdf
[vi]http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1093560_1-2-billion-vehicles-on-worlds-roads-now-2-billion-by-2035-report 
[vii] http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/energy-economics/statistical-review-2016/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf 
[viii] https://www.iea.org/about/faqs/naturalgas/ 
[ix] http://www.bp.com/content/dam/bp/pdf/energy-economics/statistical-review-2016/bp-statistical-review-of-world-energy-2016-full-report.pdf  
[x] https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19052016/global-co2-emissions-still-accelerating-noaa-greenhouse-gas-index

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What Killed The Saiga Antelope?
September 26, 2017

#ClimateFacts: What Killed the Saiga?

Over the course of just a few days in 2015, half of the world’s Saiga antelope suddenly got sick, collapsed, and died. What caused it? And could the same thing happen to us?

SOURCES: [i] Currant, A.P. (1987). Late Pleistocene Saiga antelope Saiga tatarica on Mendip (PDF). UBSS Proceedings. 18 (1): 74–80. 
[ii] http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/science/more-than-half-entire-species-of-saigas-gone-in-mysterious-die-off.html?_r=0 
 [iii] Professor Richard Kock, Professor of Wildlife Health, Royal Veterinary College; http://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/our-people/richard-kock [iv] Ibid. [v] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: What Killed the Saiga?

Over the course of just a few days in 2015, half of the world’s Saiga antelope suddenly got sick, collapsed, and died. What caused it? And could the same thing happen to us?

SOURCES:
[i] Currant, A.P. (1987). Late Pleistocene Saiga antelope Saiga tatarica on Mendip (PDF). UBSS Proceedings. 18 (1): 74–80.

[ii] http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/03/science/more-than-half-entire-species-of-saigas-gone-in-mysterious-die-off.html?_r=0 

[iii] Professor Richard Kock, Professor of Wildlife Health, Royal Veterinary College; http://www.rvc.ac.uk/about/our-people/richard-kock
[iv] Ibid.
[v] Ibid.

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Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
September 25, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico in ruins. An island, home to roughly 3.5 million people, without power. Tens of thousands at risk as the Guajataca Dam struggles to hold back floodwaters. This is the strongest storm to hit the island in a century, and climate change is setting the stage for more like it.

SOURCES: [i] http://www.dw.com/en/hurricane-maria-hits-puerto-rico/a-40594221 [ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/20/hurricane-maria-takes-aim-at-puerto-rico-with-force-not-seen-in-modern-history/?utm_term=.8f714c7022f1 [iii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/us/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico.html?mcubz=0 [iv] https://www.census.gov/search-results.html?page=1&stategeo=&searchtype=web&cssp=serp&q=puerto+rico+poverty+2017&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=submit [v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/puerto-rico-with-73-billion-in-debt-forced-toward-bankruptcy/2017/05/03/92e39d76-3020-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html?utm_term=.11b235616a08 [vi] http://grist.org/article/harvey-irma-maria-this-is-the-hurricane-season-scientists-expected-and-feared/ [vii] https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/9/21/16345176/hurricane-maria-2017-puerto-rico-san-juan-meteorology-wind-rain-power

#ClimateFacts: Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria has left Puerto Rico in ruins. An island, home to roughly 3.5 million people, without power. Tens of thousands at risk as the Guajataca Dam struggles to hold back floodwaters. This is the strongest storm to hit the island in a century, and climate change is setting the stage for more like it.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.dw.com/en/hurricane-maria-hits-puerto-rico/a-40594221
[ii] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/09/20/hurricane-maria-takes-aim-at-puerto-rico-with-force-not-seen-in-modern-history/?utm_term=.8f714c7022f1
[iii] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/us/hurricane-maria-puerto-rico.html?mcubz=0
[iv] https://www.census.gov/search-results.html?page=1&stategeo=&searchtype=web&cssp=serp&q=puerto+rico+poverty+2017&search.x=0&search.y=0&search=submit
[v] https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/puerto-rico-with-73-billion-in-debt-forced-toward-bankruptcy/2017/05/03/92e39d76-3020-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html?utm_term=.11b235616a08
[vi] http://grist.org/article/harvey-irma-maria-this-is-the-hurricane-season-scientists-expected-and-feared/
[vii] https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/9/21/16345176/hurricane-maria-2017-puerto-rico-san-juan-meteorology-wind-rain-power

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Hurricane Maria
September 21, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico is the latest tragedy in an extreme season fueled by warming waters.

SOURCES: [i] https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/above-normal-atlantic-hurricane-season-most-likely-year-noaa [ii] https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2017-atlantic-hurricane-season-one-of-busiest-september [iii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/07/us/hurricane-season-2017-outlook/index.html [iv] http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gj4sc [v] https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/oatl.html; https://www.seatemperature.org/central-america/puerto-rico/san-juan.htm [vi] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-scientists-rise-in-super-hurricanes-4596dfb294ee/

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Maria’s devastation of Puerto Rico is the latest tragedy in an extreme season fueled by warming waters.

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/above-normal-atlantic-hurricane-season-most-likely-year-noaa
[ii] https://weather.com/storms/hurricane/news/2017-atlantic-hurricane-season-one-of-busiest-september
[iii] http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/07/us/hurricane-season-2017-outlook/index.html
[iv] http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05gj4sc
[v] https://www.nodc.noaa.gov/dsdt/cwtg/oatl.html; https://www.seatemperature.org/central-america/puerto-rico/san-juan.htm
[vi] https://thinkprogress.org/climate-scientists-rise-in-super-hurricanes-4596dfb294ee/

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Not a Fluke
September 20, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Not a Fluke

What happened in Houston is part of a much larger trend. One that began long before Hurricane Harvey and one that’s going to go on long after the cleanup is over. It’s time we recognized it, and planned accordingly.

SOURCES: [i] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41070237 [ii] https://www.texastribune.org/boomtown-floodtown/ [iii] Ibid. [iv] Ibid. [v] https://www.texastribune.org/2017/09/07/conversation-former-harris-county-flood-control-chief/

#ClimateFacts: Not a Fluke

What happened in Houston is part of a much larger trend. One that began long before Hurricane Harvey and one that’s going to go on long after the cleanup is over. It’s time we recognized it, and planned accordingly.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-41070237
[ii] https://www.texastribune.org/boomtown-floodtown/
[iii] Ibid.
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.texastribune.org/2017/09/07/conversation-former-harris-county-flood-control-chief/

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Time to Talk About Climate
September 14, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Time to Talk About Climate

Florida and Texas have been ravaged by hurricanes. The American West is aflame. The Donald J. Trump Administration say it’s not time to talk climate change. If not now, when?

#ClimateFacts: Time to Talk About Climate

Florida and Texas have been ravaged by hurricanes. The American West is aflame. The Donald J. Trump Administration say it’s not time to talk climate change. If not now, when?

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Hurricane Irma
September 8, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Irma

Texas and Louisiana have barely begun recovering from Harvey. Now Hurricane Irma is whipping through the Caribbean and barreling towards the Florida coast. Climate change and hurricanes are connected, and we need to be talking about it. We need to be acting.

SOURCES: [i] http://www.salon.com/2017/09/06/irma-the-strongest-atlantic-hurricane-in-history-keeps-getting-stronger_partner/ [ii] http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/hurricane-irma-wipes-tiny-caribbean-island-off-the-map/ [iii] https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-irma/homestead-florida-city-was-wrecked-hurricane-andrew-irma-scary-nostalgia-n799291 [iv] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/05/18/global-warming-fueling-fewer-but-stronger-hurricanes-study-says/?utm_term=.79391b581579 [v] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI_XvA8XoAIXdwL.jpg [vi] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/RisingCost/rising_cost5.php [vii] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html [viii] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/hurricanes-facts-storms-weather-science/ [ix] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-013-1713-0 [x] https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=8724580 [xi] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-climatechange/epa-says-climate-scientists-trying-to-politicize-texas-storm-idUSKCN1B92V0

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Irma

Texas and Louisiana have barely begun recovering from Harvey. Now Hurricane Irma is whipping through the Caribbean and barreling towards the Florida coast. Climate change and hurricanes are connected, and we need to be talking about it. We need to be acting.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.salon.com/2017/09/06/irma-the-strongest-atlantic-hurricane-in-history-keeps-getting-stronger_partner/
[ii] http://nypost.com/2017/09/06/hurricane-irma-wipes-tiny-caribbean-island-off-the-map/
[iii] https://www.nbcnews.com/storyline/hurricane-irma/homestead-florida-city-was-wrecked-hurricane-andrew-irma-scary-nostalgia-n799291
[iv] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2015/05/18/global-warming-fueling-fewer-but-stronger-hurricanes-study-says/?utm_term=.79391b581579
[v] https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DI_XvA8XoAIXdwL.jpg
[vi] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/RisingCost/rising_cost5.php
[vii] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[viii] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/hurricanes-facts-storms-weather-science/
[ix] https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00382-013-1713-0
[x] https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=8724580
[xi] http://www.reuters.com/article/us-storm-harvey-climatechange/epa-says-climate-scientists-trying-to-politicize-texas-storm-idUSKCN1B92V0

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Hurricane Harvey
August 28, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 Storm, one of the worst to hit the US in over a decade. Did climate change make this disaster worse?

SOURCES: [i] http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2017/al09/al092017.public.016.shtml [ii] Ibid. [iii] http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Harvey-s-intensity-and-rainfall-potential-tied-11957010.php [iv] http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCDAT4+shtml/241455.shtml , http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/texas/united-states/3213 [v] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php [vi] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html [vii] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/21st-century-projections-of-intense-hurricanes/ [viii] http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/05/31/expect-the-wet-to-get-wetter-and-the-dry-drier/

#ClimateFacts: Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey slammed into Texas as a Category 4 Storm, one of the worst to hit the US in over a decade. Did climate change make this disaster worse?

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/archive/2017/al09/al092017.public.016.shtml
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] http://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Harvey-s-intensity-and-rainfall-potential-tied-11957010.php
[iv] http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCDAT4+shtml/241455.shtml , http://www.usclimatedata.com/climate/texas/united-states/3213
[v] https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/Water/page3.php
[vi] http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060313/full/news060313-12.html
[vii] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/21st-century-projections-of-intense-hurricanes/
[viii] http://climateandlife.columbia.edu/2017/05/31/expect-the-wet-to-get-wetter-and-the-dry-drier/

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More Drought But Also More Flooding?
August 24, 2017

More Drought But Also More Flooding?

More flooding seems like the opposite of more drought…how can climate change be causing both? This #ClimateFacts video explains.

More Drought But Also More Flooding?

More flooding seems like the opposite of more drought…how can climate change be causing both? This #ClimateFacts video explains.

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Mass Extinction
August 9, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Mass Extinction

Scientists predict that if global temperatures continue to rise, 1 in 6 species could actually go extinct.

#ClimateFacts: Mass Extinction

Scientists predict that if global temperatures continue to rise, 1 in 6 species could actually go extinct.

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People Want Action
August 2, 2017

#ClimateFacts: People Want Action

Believe it or not, climate change is actually one of the least divisive issues in America. So why is it one of the most divisive in Washington? #ClimateFacts

SOURCES: [i] http://scholars.unh.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1307&context=carsey [ii] Ibid. [iii] http://www.comresglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Global-Challenges-Foundation-Global-Risks-Survey-Data-Tables-1.pdf [iv] Ibid. [v] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climatechange-poll-idUSKBN18X198 [vi] http://closup.umich.edu/files/ieep-nsee-2017-spring-state-policies.pdf [vii] www.apnorc.org/PDFs/EnergyClimate/Fact%20Sheets_1%20Summary_Final.pdf [viii] http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/politics-global-warming-november-2016/2/

#ClimateFacts: People Want Action

Believe it or not, climate change is actually one of the least divisive issues in America. So why is it one of the most divisive in Washington? #ClimateFacts

SOURCES:
[i] http://scholars.unh.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1307&context=carsey
[ii] Ibid.
[iii] http://www.comresglobal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Global-Challenges-Foundation-Global-Risks-Survey-Data-Tables-1.pdf
[iv] Ibid.
[v] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climatechange-poll-idUSKBN18X198
[vi] http://closup.umich.edu/files/ieep-nsee-2017-spring-state-policies.pdf
[vii] www.apnorc.org/PDFs/EnergyClimate/Fact%20Sheets_1%20Summary_Final.pdf
[viii] http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/politics-global-warming-november-2016/2/

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The Economy
July 31, 2017

#ClimateFacts: The Economy

Will fighting climate change cripple the economy? Or is the cost of climate change even higher? This video takes a look at the facts.

SOURCES: [i] http://www.uncclearn.org/sites/default/files/inventory/who002.pdf [ii] http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/us/drought-fells-a-texas-towns-biggest-employer.html [iii] http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130225_laborandclimate.html [iv] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/research_highlight/heat-stress-reduces-labor-capacity-under-climate-warming/ [v] https://ir.citi.com/hsq32Jl1m4aIzicMqH8sBkPnbsqfnwy4Jgb1J2kIPYWIw5eM8yD3FY9VbGpK%2Baax [vi] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: The Economy

Will fighting climate change cripple the economy? Or is the cost of climate change even higher? This video takes a look at the facts.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.uncclearn.org/sites/default/files/inventory/who002.pdf
[ii] http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/us/drought-fells-a-texas-towns-biggest-employer.html
[iii] http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2013/20130225_laborandclimate.html
[iv] https://www.gfdl.noaa.gov/research_highlight/heat-stress-reduces-labor-capacity-under-climate-warming/
[v] https://ir.citi.com/hsq32Jl1m4aIzicMqH8sBkPnbsqfnwy4Jgb1J2kIPYWIw5eM8yD3FY9VbGpK%2Baax
[vi] Ibid.

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Emissions vs. CO2 Buildup
July 27, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Emissions vs. Buildup

The world has made great strides reducing CO2 emissions, but buildup in the atmosphere from past pollution already has consequences. We may have already exhausted some of Earth’s natural defenses.

#ClimateFacts: Emissions vs. Buildup

The world has made great strides reducing CO2 emissions, but buildup in the atmosphere from past pollution already has consequences. We may have already exhausted some of Earth’s natural defenses.

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Elephants Could Go Extinct
July 12, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Elephants Could Go Extinct

Elephants populations are decreasing at an alarming rate, due to poaching and climate change. #ClimateFacts

SOURCES: [i] http://www.earthlife.net/mammals/elephants.html [ii] http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2009/08/03/elephants_fall_to_drought_in_kenya/ [iii] http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201550 [iv] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/wildlife-african-elephants-population-decrease-great-elephant-census/ [v] https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/24/african-elephants-could-be-extinct-in-wild-within-decades-say-experts

#ClimateFacts: Elephants Could Go Extinct

Elephants populations are decreasing at an alarming rate, due to poaching and climate change. #ClimateFacts

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.earthlife.net/mammals/elephants.html
[ii] http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2009/08/03/elephants_fall_to_drought_in_kenya/
[iii] http://www.nature.com/articles/sdata201550
[iv] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/08/wildlife-african-elephants-population-decrease-great-elephant-census/
[v] https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/mar/24/african-elephants-could-be-extinct-in-wild-within-decades-say-experts

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Melting Ice
July 12, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Melting Ice

On July 12, 2017 the world learned that a trillion ton iceberg broke away from Antartica. This particular break might not have been caused by climate change, but that doesn’t mean melting ice in Antartica is nothing to worry about. #ClimateFacts

SOURCES: [i] https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/09/climate/antarctica-rift-update.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news [ii] http://www.dw.com/en/polar-ice-sheets-melting-faster-than-ever/a-16432199 [iii] http://www.the-cryosphere.net/8/1539/2014/tc-8-1539-2014.pdf [iv] email correspondence with Dr. Marco Tedesco [v] https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quickfacts/icesheets.html [vi] https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/antarctic_ice_sheet.htm [vii] https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quickfacts/icesheets.html

#ClimateFacts: Melting Ice

On July 12, 2017 the world learned that a trillion ton iceberg broke away from Antartica. This particular break might not have been caused by climate change, but that doesn’t mean melting ice in Antartica is nothing to worry about. #ClimateFacts

SOURCES:
[i] https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/06/09/climate/antarctica-rift-update.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news
[ii] http://www.dw.com/en/polar-ice-sheets-melting-faster-than-ever/a-16432199
[iii] http://www.the-cryosphere.net/8/1539/2014/tc-8-1539-2014.pdf
[iv] email correspondence with Dr. Marco Tedesco
[v] https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quickfacts/icesheets.html
[vi] https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/antarctic_ice_sheet.htm
[vii] https://nsidc.org/cryosphere/quickfacts/icesheets.html

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Deadly Heatwaves
July 11, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Deadly Heatwaves

If it’s too hot to work outside, how do we stay productive as a society?

SOURCES: [i] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/heatwaves-climate-change-global-warming/ [ii] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1631069107003770?via%3Dihub [iii] http://www.pnas.org/content/109/37/E2415.full.pdf [iv] http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/03/AR2006080301489.html [v] http://www.popsci.com/extreme-heat-waves-could-become-annual-events-by-2075 [vi] https://riskybusiness.org/report/national/ [vii] Ibid.

#ClimateFacts: Deadly Heatwaves

If it’s too hot to work outside, how do we stay productive as a society?

SOURCES:
[i] http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/06/heatwaves-climate-change-global-warming/
[ii] http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1631069107003770?via%3Dihub
[iii] http://www.pnas.org/content/109/37/E2415.full.pdf
[iv] http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/03/AR2006080301489.html
[v] http://www.popsci.com/extreme-heat-waves-could-become-annual-events-by-2075
[vi] https://riskybusiness.org/report/national/
[vii] Ibid.

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Miami Underwater
June 30, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Miami Underwater

How will climate change affect Miami? This one minute video takes a look.

#ClimateFacts: Miami Underwater

How will climate change affect Miami? This one minute video takes a look.

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Worse Wildfires
June 23, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Worse Wildfires

Wildfires are burning bigger, hotter and longer due to climate change.

SOURCES: [i] http://www.climatecentral.org/wgts/wildfires/Wildfires2012.pdf [ii] http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2006/07/06/science.1128834?explicitversion=true [iii] http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/~tswetnam/tws-pdf/AllenEtal-EApaper.pdf [iv] https://grist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/gude_manuscript_4-24-09_color.pdf; https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2009/09/01/6643/what-a-1-degree-temperature-increase-means-for-wildfires/ [v] https://www.usda.gov/oce/climate_change/effects_2012/FS_Climate1114%20opt.pdf; https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7#.wbz80zg4b [vi] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104422/ [vii] http://www.pnas.org/content/107/50/21256.full; Thomas Swetnam

#ClimateFacts: Worse Wildfires

Wildfires are burning bigger, hotter and longer due to climate change.

SOURCES:
[i] http://www.climatecentral.org/wgts/wildfires/Wildfires2012.pdf
[ii] http://www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2006/07/06/science.1128834?explicitversion=true
[iii] http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/~tswetnam/tws-pdf/AllenEtal-EApaper.pdf
[iv] https://grist.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/gude_manuscript_4-24-09_color.pdf; https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2009/09/01/6643/what-a-1-degree-temperature-increase-means-for-wildfires/
[v] https://www.usda.gov/oce/climate_change/effects_2012/FS_Climate1114%20opt.pdf; https://thinkprogress.org/climate-change-will-double-area-burned-in-u-s-wildfires-by-2050-report-warns-d49d7d0a5de7#.wbz80zg4b
[vi] https://ehp.niehs.nih.gov/1104422/
[vii] http://www.pnas.org/content/107/50/21256.full; Thomas Swetnam

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The World’s Biggest Polluters
June 19, 2017

#ClimateFacts: The World’s Biggest Polluters

Who are the biggest polluters in the world? In 2006, China became the world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter. But a closer look at the numbers tells a more complicated story.

#ClimateFacts: The World’s Biggest Polluters

Who are the biggest polluters in the world? In 2006, China became the world’s largest greenhouse gas polluter. But a closer look at the numbers tells a more complicated story.

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Bipartisan Efforts
June 12, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Bipartisan Efforts

If we hope to tackle climate change head on, we need to do it together. Meet Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), the amazing group of volunteers committed to uniting Republicans and Democrats in Congress. They’ve helped form the Climate Solutions Caucus to come up with bipartisan solutions.

#ClimateFacts: Bipartisan Efforts

If we hope to tackle climate change head on, we need to do it together. Meet Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL), the amazing group of volunteers committed to uniting Republicans and Democrats in Congress. They’ve helped form the Climate Solutions Caucus to come up with bipartisan solutions.

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Attack of the Bark Beetles
June 5, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Attack of the Bark Beetles

Warmer winters mean more bark beetles. Bark beetles kill trees. These dead trees serve as kindling for wildfires and release stored carbon, speeding up climate change and leading to warmer winters.

These warmer winters lead to more bark beetles, and the cycle continues, unless we stop it.

#ClimateFacts: Attack of the Bark Beetles

Warmer winters mean more bark beetles. Bark beetles kill trees. These dead trees serve as kindling for wildfires and release stored carbon, speeding up climate change and leading to warmer winters.

These warmer winters lead to more bark beetles, and the cycle continues, unless we stop it.

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More Destructive Storms
June 5, 2017

#ClimateFacts: More Destructive Storms

Sea level rise makes storms more destructive. See how just one foot made Hurricane Sandy much worse.

#ClimateFacts: More Destructive Storms

Sea level rise makes storms more destructive. See how just one foot made Hurricane Sandy much worse.

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Syria’s Drought
May 22, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Syria’s Drought

The Syrian Civil War was preceded by a 5 year drought. The worst in Syria’s modern history, over 1 million were displaced. As farms failed an unemployed families crowded into the cities, an already unstable nation was pushed to the brink.

#ClimateFacts: Syria’s Drought

The Syrian Civil War was preceded by a 5 year drought. The worst in Syria’s modern history, over 1 million were displaced. As farms failed an unemployed families crowded into the cities, an already unstable nation was pushed to the brink.

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Coral Reefs
May 15, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Coral Reefs

Climate change is making the world’s oceans warmer and more acidic. This is devastating coral reefs and the half a BILLION people who depend on them.

Sources: [i] http://www.icriforum.org/sites/default/files/GCRMN_Status_Coral_Reefs_2008.pdf [ii] http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/acidification.html; http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/CarbonCycle/page5.php?src=share [iii] http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/gaw/ghg/documents/GHG_Bulletin_10_Nov2014_EN.pdf [iv] http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/pdf/reefs_at_risk_revisited.pdf [v] http://www.interacademies.net/File.aspx?id=9075

#ClimateFacts: Coral Reefs

Climate change is making the world’s oceans warmer and more acidic. This is devastating coral reefs and the half a BILLION people who depend on them.

Sources:
[i] http://www.icriforum.org/sites/default/files/GCRMN_Status_Coral_Reefs_2008.pdf
[ii] http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/acidification.html; http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Features/CarbonCycle/page5.php?src=share
[iii] http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/gaw/ghg/documents/GHG_Bulletin_10_Nov2014_EN.pdf
[iv] http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/pdf/reefs_at_risk_revisited.pdf
[v] http://www.interacademies.net/File.aspx?id=9075

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Hotter Temperatures and Forced Migration
May 8, 2017

#ClimateFacts: Hotter Temperatures and Forced Migration

If global temperatures increase by 4ºC by 2100, 44% of the all cropland will be affected by drought.

Sources: [1] http://www.anacim.sn/meteorologie/changements-climatiques/ [2] http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/865571468149107611/pdf/NonAsciiFileName0.pdf [3] http://www.internal-displacement.org/assets/library/Media/201507-globalEstimates-2015/20150713-global-estimates-2015-en-v1.pdf [4] http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd16/rim/eca_bg3.pdf, https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=isbn:0128013532 [5] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/323/5911/240

#ClimateFacts: Hotter Temperatures and Forced Migration

If global temperatures increase by 4ºC by 2100, 44% of the all cropland will be affected by drought.

Sources:
[1] http://www.anacim.sn/meteorologie/changements-climatiques/
[2] http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/865571468149107611/pdf/NonAsciiFileName0.pdf
[3] http://www.internal-displacement.org/assets/library/Media/201507-globalEstimates-2015/20150713-global-estimates-2015-en-v1.pdf
[4] http://www.un.org/esa/sustdev/csd/csd16/rim/eca_bg3.pdf, https://www.google.com/search?tbo=p&tbm=bks&q=isbn:0128013532
[5] http://science.sciencemag.org/content/323/5911/240