NASA Space Laser Missions Map 16 Years of Ice Sheet Loss

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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.

NASA Space Laser Missions Map 16 Years of Ice Sheet Loss

Using the most advanced Earth-observing laser instrument NASA has ever flown in space, scientists have made precise, detailed measurements of how the elevation of the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets have changed over 16 years.…
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Tectonic Plates Reverse Their Movement Before Major ​Earthquakes

By Fabian SchmidtResearchers have discovered an interesting similarity in two of the largest recent earthquakes in Japan and Chile: a strange large-scale ground movement back and forth in the months leading up to the quake.…
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California must defend rules to protect health, especially now

By Katelyn Roedner SutterThis post was coauthored by Katelyn Roedner Sutter, Pablo Garza and Lauren Navarro. A man walks his two kids along the road during San Francisco Bike & Roll to School 2018. San…
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The Biggest Plant-Based Eating Myths That Nutritionists Want You To Stop Believing

The post The Biggest Plant-Based Eating Myths That Nutritionists Want You To Stop Believing appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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States Are Laying a Road Map for Climate Leadership

By Sam Ricketts, Rita Cliffton, Lola Oduyeru, and Bill Holland Photo: Getty/Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group
The post States Are Laying a Road Map for Climate Leadership appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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Clean Energy Generates Jobs. Why Does Washington Look Away?

By Andy Stone
The post Clean Energy Generates Jobs. Why Does Washington Look Away? appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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Florida Voters Call for Clean Energy

The post Florida Voters Call for Clean Energy appeared first on Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.
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Plastic, Paper or Cotton: Which Shopping Bag is Best?

Which bag should an environmentally responsible, health-conscious shopper use during this time of coronavirus?
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Michele Bigley: Instead of buying guns or hoarding food, let’s feed each other

Planting roots in our neighborhoods—rather than individual victory gardens—allows us to reassess the true meaning of community and show our neighbors that we have their backs.
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Amsterdam is now using the “doughnut” model of economics

It’s a simple way to illustrate an economic system where the city doesn’t let anyone fall into poverty, while also living within a sustainable environmental footprint.
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