If only we were putting in even half the effort at even mitigating the climate crisis as we are with COVID-19. We're running out of time. It's no longer going to be possible to take small steps. We need to do major things right now. https://www.ecowatch.com/oceans-heating-rate-scientists-2646090903.html Oceans Likely to Heat up at Seven Times Their … Continue reading Remember the climate crisis hockey puck chart? Here’s what it’s showing up in the ocean
Other natural disasters aren't going to disappear or even hold back just because we're already wrestling with a pandemic that will probably have its second wave in the fall/winter. The national forecasters keep increasing their projections of the number of major storms that could hit the East Coast of the U.S. this hurricane season. Time … Continue reading 2020-2021 could be a bonanza year for hurricanes hitting the U.S.
https://e360.yale.edu/digest/one-billion-people-will-suffer-from-unliveable-heat-within-50-years-study-finds E360 Digest May 15, 2020 One Billion People Will Suffer From “Unliveable” Heat Within 50 years, Study Finds This article was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. A view of Lahore, Pakistan. Umair Khan/Flickr The human cost of the climate crisis will hit harder, … Continue reading One billion people live in places that will be too hot for humans in 50 years
‘Fire in Paradise’ Review: Fanning the Flames It was one of the few California towns with a decent evacuation plan. But no one envisioned they’d have to evacuate everyone at once. A home burns in Paradise, Calif., during the Camp Fire on Nov. 8, 2018.PHOTO: JUSTIN SULLIVAN/GETTY IMAGES By Gregory Crouch May 11, 2020 6:13 pm EDT … Continue reading Remember coronavirus is not the only natural killer — western wildfires of summer
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/climate/trump-environment-rollbacks.html Calling the rules unnecessary and burdensome to the fossil fuel industry and other businesses, his administration has weakened Obama-era limits on planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and from cars and trucks, and rolled back many more rules governing clean air, water and toxic chemicals. Several major reversals have been finalized in recent … Continue reading The Trump administration continues its destruction of all environmental protection
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2242855-climate-change-has-already-made-parts-of-the-world-too-hot-for-humans/ Climate change has already made parts of the world too hot for humans Environment 8 May 2020 By Adam Vaughan Climate change is already making some places unliveable Global warming has already made parts of the world hotter than the human body can withstand, decades earlier than climate models expected. Measurements at Jacobabad in Pakistan … Continue reading Portions of our planet already too hot for humans
Many of those non-experts who are most optimistic about possible ways of keeping the planet from baking assume that individuals, acting together, could affect that emissions enough to prevent that disaster. The shutdown makes clear that's not true. Even with everyone at home (I'm assuming that the additional use of the internet is a de … Continue reading Lockdown barely reduced climate crisis emissions – now what?