Urban areas make climate crisis effects worse

https://apple.news/ApJFtCa1pSTu53FoAaezRlw 0.13.22 | CO.DESIGN What devastating floods look like once you remove cities from the equation In July 2021, Western Europe experienced one of the deadliest floods in its history, killing at least 242 people. Climate change was cited as the main culprit, but according to a recent study, it wasn’t the only thing to … Continue reading Urban areas make climate crisis effects worse

Maersk may cause entire shipping industry to accelerate changes to meet the climate crisis

https://qz.com/2112395/maersk-accelerated-its-net-zero-climate-goals-by-a-decade/ FULL STEAM AHEAD Maersk could push the entire shipping industry to move up its climate goals By Nicolás Rivero Tech ReporterPublished January 13, 2022 Maersk, the world’s second-largest shipping line, pledged on Jan. 12 to make its business carbon neutral by 2040 instead of its previously stated goal of 2050. The company also expanded its net-zero emissions pledge to … Continue reading Maersk may cause entire shipping industry to accelerate changes to meet the climate crisis

How a category 5 hurricane could wipe out NYC for good

nypost.com/2022/01/01/how-a-category-5-hurricane-could-wipe-out-nyc-for-good/ How a Category 5 hurricane could wipe out New York City for good By Eric Spitznagel January 1, 2022 7:52am  Updated "The bridges in and out of Manhattan are flooded" while boat rides to safety go to the highest bidder in author Stephen Marche's terrifying forecast of the lasting damage a Category 5 hurricane would do to … Continue reading How a category 5 hurricane could wipe out NYC for good

Lightning in high Arctic indicates major change in conditions supporting all the other indicia of climate crisis

‘Drastic’ rise in high Arctic lightning has scientists worried The region’s air typically doesn’t suit strikes – so they have become an important climate crisis indicator Thunderstorms need moisture, instability and lift. Disappearance of sea ice means more water is able to evaporate, adding moisture to the atmosphere. Photograph: Dimitar Kyosemarliev/Reuters Léonie Chao-FongFri 7 Jan 2022 … Continue reading Lightning in high Arctic indicates major change in conditions supporting all the other indicia of climate crisis

Movies showing the need of the world aren’t showing much optimism

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2022/jan/03/apocalypse-nowadays-the-new-wave-of-films-about-the-end-of-the-world Apocalypse nowadays: the new wave of films about the end of the world Armageddon once delivered thrills and megabucks spectacle. Now it’s the unnerving backdrop for satires and family drama Holidays in hell … The Humans (2021). Photograph: Landmark Media/Alamy Alex Hess@A_HessMon 3 Jan 2022 03.00 EST Which films kept you entertained over the holidays? … Continue reading Movies showing the need of the world aren’t showing much optimism

Another climate campaigner response to the reality of “Don’t Look Up”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jan/04/dont-look-up-life-of-campaigning Watching Don’t Look Up made me see my whole life of campaigning flash before me George Monbiot I’ve broken down on TV too, trying to explain the horror of the climate crisis to those who wield power and do nothing Cate Blanchett, Tyler Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in Don't Look Up. Photograph: Niko … Continue reading Another climate campaigner response to the reality of “Don’t Look Up”

Op/Ed: “Don’t Look Now” exactly captures reaction to climate crisis

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/29/climate-scientist-dont-look-up-madness I’m a climate scientist. Don’t Look Up captures the madness I see every day Peter Kalmus A film about a comet hurtling towards Earth and no one is doing anything about it? Sounds exactly like the climate crisis ‘The Earth system is breaking down now with breathtaking speed.’ Photograph: Niko Tavernise/Netflix/PA Wed 29 Dec 2021 … Continue reading Op/Ed: “Don’t Look Now” exactly captures reaction to climate crisis

Greta Thunberg — how a climate crisis activist is made

http://www.washingtonpost.com/magazine/2021/12/27/greta-thunberg-state-climate-movement-roots-her-power-an-activist/? Greta Thunberg on the State of the Climate Movement ... and the roots of her power as an activist Interview by KK Ottesen DECEMBER 27, 2021 tudent and climate activist Greta Thunberg, 18, burst improbably onto the world stage in late 2018 when what began as a one-person school strike outside the Swedish parliament ended … Continue reading Greta Thunberg — how a climate crisis activist is made

Surprising contributor to urban air pollution — people still burn wood

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/17/wood-burners-urban-air-pollution-cancer-risk-study Wood burners cause nearly half of urban air pollution cancer risk – study Exclusive: Wood smoke is a more important carcinogen than vehicle fumes, finds Athens analysis Scientists warn that as well as polluting the air outside, wood burners triple the level of harmful pollution inside homes. Photograph: Parmorama/Alamy Damian Carrington Environment editor @dpcarrington Fri 17 Dec … Continue reading Surprising contributor to urban air pollution — people still burn wood

Crypto mining — fossil fuel’s next best hope

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/dec/16/crypto-mining-oil-industry-waste-climate-crisis A ‘false solution’? How crypto mining became the oil industry’s new hope  Illustration: Kat Morris/The Guardian Climate experts warn that plans to repurpose waste gas is not a solution, but more like placing a Band-Aid over a gaping wound Leanna First-Arai Thu 16 Dec 2021 03.00 EST In January of 2019, Chase Lochmiller and … Continue reading Crypto mining — fossil fuel’s next best hope

Polar glaciers melting very quickly and could raise seal levels by 18 inches or more within months

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/18/scientists-watch-giant-doomsday-glacier-in-antarctica-with-concern Scientists watch giant ‘doomsday’ glacier in Antarctica with concern Cracks and fissures stoke fears of breakup that could lead to half-metre rise in global sea levels – or more Satellite view of Antarctica with the Thwaites glacier marked in red. Photograph: UniversalImagesGroup/UIG/Getty Images John Vidal Sat 18 Dec 2021 03.00 EST Twenty years ago, an … Continue reading Polar glaciers melting very quickly and could raise seal levels by 18 inches or more within months