It’s the sort of staggering reality the Trump administration seems eager to minimize. That the White House opted to release the long-awaited update on climate change on a popular shopping holiday the day after the Thanksgiving holiday, indicates it wanted fewer people to see the news about the findings.
Control by oligarchs thwarts rational decision-making, because the short-term interests of the elite are radically different to the long-term interests of society. This explains why past civilisations have collapsed “despite possessing the cultural and technological know-how needed to resolve their crises”. Economic elites, which benefit from social dysfunction, block the...
It’s a line in the sand and what it says to our species is that this is the moment and we must act now. This is the largest clarion bell from the science community and I hope it mobilizes people and dents the mood of complacency.
What that belt of swirling storms girdling the planet’s midsection says is that the climate is not changing; it’s that the climate has changed.
California is effectively acting as a testbed for what’s technically achievable, providing a massive market for the rollout of clean-energy technologies.
While there is adequate coverage of heat waves and their effects on people and the environment, only a small percentage of media outlets link the heat to climate change.
A long-running survey of American attitudes to climate change has found that 73% of people now think there is solid evidence of global warming and 60% believe that this warming is due to human influences. Both of these findings are record highs.
The U.S. and Canada Are Preparing for a New Standing Rock Over the Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline
Just as Standing Rock shifted public understanding of the extremes to which governments would go to support fossil fuel companies, so has the Trans Mountain fight.