Climate change could ‘raise stress levels’ of endangered mountain gorillas


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.

Climate change could ‘raise stress levels’ of endangered mountain gorillas

Global warming could cause stress to endangered Virunga mountain gorillas, potentially raising the risk of health problems and early death, a new study suggests. Using fecal samples taken in the wild, researchers found that Virunga…
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Citizens Climate Radio Ep. 35: Plastic pollution and heavy metal

Citizens Climate Radio Ep. 35: Plastic pollution and heavy metal Citizens’ Climate Radio is a monthly podcast hosted by CCL volunteer Peterson Toscano. Browse all our past episode recaps here, or listen to past episodes…
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Los Angeles Launched Its Own Green New Deal

By Sanjana Karanth
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti released a plan for the country’s second-largest city to be carbon neutral by 2050.
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Australian election 2019: What the manifestos say on energy and climate change

Following its hottest summer on record, Australia will head to the polls on 18 May with climate set to be high on the agenda for many voters. To understand the issues at stake, Carbon Brief…
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Bill McKibben: The ‘Debate’ Over Global Warming Was Always Phony

By Jon Wiener
But now we have a small window to stave off the worst-case climate-change scenario.
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Antarctica’s Effect on Sea Level Rise in Coming Centuries

There are two primary causes of global mean sea level rise - added water from melting ice sheets and glaciers, and the expansion of sea water as it warms. The melting of Antarctica's ice sheet…
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Chicago volunteers bring CCL values to life

CCL Chicago volunteers at City Hall, moments after a carbon fee and dividend resolution unanimously passed the Committee on Health and Environmental Protection. (L-R) Anil Methipara, Benjamin Van Horne, Emily Church, Justin Pelczarski, Tony Quintanilla, Rose Gomez…
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Greta Thunberg: Seizing the future

Editorial: The Swedish teenager’s clarity and urgency have cut through layers of obfuscation and helplessness – and forced climate change up the agenda
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Sodden Midwest farmers can blame warm Pacific for juicing storms

By Brian K Sullivan
American farmers raising their fists to the sky this year may be better off directing their ire toward the ocean. Abnormally warm water in the eastern Pacific, along with a weak El Nino along the…
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Guest post: How will climate change’s warming pattern look in the future?

Dr Andrew King is lecturer in climate science at the School of Earth Sciences and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes at the University of Melbourne. The world has not warmed evenly as the…
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