Tag Archives: Climate Change

UN: The world has backed itself into a treacherous corner on climate change

by Umair Irfan, VOX

Countries are far off course in meeting emissions goals. More drastic actions are needed to get back on track.

The world is further off course than ever from meeting the goals of the Paris climate agreement and averting climate catastrophe as the divide between countries’ pledges and actions continues to grow.

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There are three types of climate change denier—and most of us are at least one

by Iain Walker & Zoe Leviston, Quartz

Amid the cacophony of reactions to Greta Thunberg’s appearance before the United Nations Climate Action Summit, a group of self-proclaimed “prominent scientists” sent a registered letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The letter, headed “There is no climate emergency,” urged Guterres to follow: Continue reading There are three types of climate change denier—and most of us are at least one

Physics Doesn’t Care Who Was Elected President

by Brian Kahn, Scientific American

Eight worrisome climate patterns are well underway, regardless of politics

Donald Trump has said climate change is a Chinese hoax. His presidency raises the prospect of a climate denier atop the Environmental Protection Agency and an oil and gas billionaire running the Energy Department. He could pull the U.S.—and its 15 percent of all global carbon emissions—out of the Paris Agreement.

This information has made his supporters happy and his detractors furious. This information also matters not one iota to the climate. Continue reading Physics Doesn’t Care Who Was Elected President