Farmworkers face daunting health risks in California’s wildfires

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.

Farmworkers face daunting health risks in California’s wildfires

For farmworkers in Sonoma County's fabled wine country, the Kincade Fire poses a daunting set of risks.
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Student Kevin Webb Connects His Venture Capital Experience to Sustainability

Webb comes from a career of more than 8 years in early-stage venture capital and is now a student in the Sustainability Science program at Columbia University.
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Spain offers to host UN climate conference after Chile cancellation

Spanish government says it will also run Apec trade summit following protests in Chile Spain has offered to host the COP25 UN climate conference in December after weeks of violent protests forced the Chilean government…
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From Thomas Edison to now, efforts in building a modern, low-carbon future

Photo: Shutterstock / gualtiero boffi
The post From Thomas Edison to now, efforts in building a modern, low-carbon future appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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EGEB: Trump administration sued over CA drilling plan, young Americans willing to pay more for green energy, more

The post EGEB: Trump administration sued over CA drilling plan, young Americans willing to pay more for green energy, more appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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Clean energy creates more jobs

The post Clean energy creates more jobs appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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’Pittsburgh isn’t in Beaver County:’ County officials disheartened by Pittsburgh mayor’s dismissal of petrochemical development

Beaver County officials called Peduto's remarks against any additional petrochemical development in western Pennsylvania reckless, disheartening and irrational.
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Chile Pulls Out of Hosting COP25 Following Weeks of Protests

Chile will no longer host the COP25 UN Climate Change Conference, where countries were scheduled to gather in December to discuss the implementation of the Paris agreement, BBC News reported.President Sebastián Piñera announced his decision…
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Strong Winds Spark More Than a Dozen LA-Area Wildfires, Including a Blaze Near Reagan Presidential Library

More than a dozen wildfires ignited around Los Angeles Wednesday as strong Santa Ana winds prompted the National Weather Service to issue "extreme red flag warnings" for Los Angeles and Ventura counties, BBC News reported.…
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Climate change is already affecting western PA, how can we manage the inevitable effects?

Pennsylvania’s ecosystem has already been permanently altered due to climate change, but it’s not too late to act before these changes become unmanageable,
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