Social cost of carbon: why climate change is a global injustice

CURATED NEWS

Curated News

The curated news page contains a roundup of the most compelling current and/or timeless news stories about climate change, pulled from the most significant sources— newspapers, scientific studies, magazines, books, films, available video and audio streams, universities and organizations. 

  • If you are curious about last year’s top stories: here’s a link to the most pertinent climate change stories from the New York Times in 2021
  • If you are interested in how the media understood and covered the incredible heat oppressing the Pacific Northwest in June and July, 2021, take a look at this very well analyzed and synthesized piece by Carbon Brief. 
  • If you are wondering about how climate change change was discussed as part of the television media coverage on the devastating Hurricane Ian, you might be interested in what Media Matters discovered as they explored that issue. 
  • To start with, the scientific facts: "Scientists have repeatedly warned that global warming is making storms like Ian stronger and wetter and even proved the extent to which human-caused warming has increased the damage caused by specific storms. Already, a study has suggested that Ian dumped 10% more rain than it would have otherwise due to climate change. Compounding the intensity of the storm are rising sea levels which multiply what can be the most dangerous aspect of storms on the coast: storm surge. 
  • With few exceptions, the relationship between our warming planet and the characteristics of Hurricane Ian were not part of national TV news coverage. MSNBC aired the most connections to climate among the cable networks, with 17, followed by CNN with 15. MSNBC and CNN combined aired 32 segments that mentioned climate change in relation to Hurricane Ian, or 4%. More on Fox News climate mentions below. “Media Matters explored the 57 hours of media coverage (including 1,020 segments) focused on Hurricane Ian between September 24-28 and found that only 4% of coverage connected the storm to climate change. Of the 46 times climate change was discussed, 7 of those mentions, all appearing on Fox News, were in the context of climate denial.
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Social cost of carbon: why climate change is a global injustice

By Umair Irfan
All efforts to fight climate change face the money test: Are the benefits of stopping global warming — and avoiding sea level rise, heat waves, and wildfires — greater than the costs?
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Saving Scotland’s heritage from the rising seas

Citizens and scientists on the Orkney Islands are racing to protect thousands of ancient structures threatened by climate change.
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Wild & Scenic Film Festival partners with CCL chapters

Wild & Scenic Film Festival partners with CCL chapters By Elyce Klein Over the past 17 years, I have made the trip up to Nevada City, CA to spend four of the most inspiring days…
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Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 28: College students modeling system change

Students 4 the Environment at University of Delaware Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 28: College students modeling system change Citizens’ Climate Radio is a monthly podcast hosted by CCL volunteer Peterson Toscano. Browse all our past…
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Heat waves took a deadly toll this summer

  This graphic, created by the EPA and used in this CNN story, makes it easy to visualize how average temperatures are increasing and extreme hot temperatures are more common. Heat waves took a deadly…
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Jonathan Thompson: Trump’s methane rule rollback burns the natural gas bridge

Without emissions regulations, the ‘clean’ fossil fuel is as dirty as coal.
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For rural communities, wildfire brings economic help, hardships

Wildfire represents both risk and reward for some small communities in Washington.
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A carbon tax is right for environment and economy

By Jerry Hinkle
A carbon tax is right for environment and economy By Jerry Hinkle, CCL Economics Policy Network Economists are overwhelmingly in favor of charging for carbon pollution via a tax or fee. This blog post explores…
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DeSantis rolls out environmental platform as critics call him ‘sham environmentalist’

U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, the Republican nominee for Florida governor, released his environmental plan Wednesday, promising to fight oil drilling and fracking and push to restore the Everglades.
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Social psychologists explore partisanship in environmental policy

Dr. David Sherman of Stanford and Dr. Leaf Van Boven of University of Colorado joined our September 2018 call. Social psychologists explore partisanship in environmental policy By Sara Wanous Each month, Citizens’ Climate Lobby hosts…
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