The amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water

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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The amount of Greenland ice that melted on Tuesday could cover Florida in 2 inches of water

By Rachel Ramirez
Greenland is experiencing its most significant melting event of the year as temperatures in the Arctic surge. The amount of ice that melted on Tuesday alone would be enough to cover the entire state of…
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Biden wants to turn America’s auto fleet electric. It’s harder than it seems.

By Juliet Eilperin and Dino Grandoni Photo: Paul Sancya/AP
The White House’s 2030 goal for electric vehicle sales could fall short of what experts say is needed to meet U.S. climate goals
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New Zealand rated best place to survive global societal collapse

By Damian Carrington Photo: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA
Study citing ‘perilous state’ of industrial civilization ranks temperate islands top for resilience. New Zealand, Iceland, the UK, Tasmania and Ireland are the places best suited to survive a global collapse of society, according to…
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Here’s what’s in the $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure deal

By Kevin Breuninger and Emma Newburger
After weeks of haggling behind closed doors, a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday finally reached an agreement on the key details of a sweeping infrastructure bill that will include $550 billion in new spending.
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Beyond human endurance

How climate change is making parts of the world too hot and humid to survive: When it comes to heat, the human body is remarkably resilient — it’s the humidity that makes it harder to…
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Climate change will drive rise in ‘record-shattering’ heat extremes

By Ayesha Tandon Photo: ZUMA Press Inc
“Record-shattering” extremes – which break weather records by large margins – will become more likely as a result of climate change, a new study finds. The paper, published in Nature Climate Change, finds that the…
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In 2020, the United States produced the least CO2 emissions from energy in nearly 40 years

By Brett Harohl
In 2020, as the country responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, CO2 emissions from energy consumption in the United States fell to the lowest level since 1983. The 4.6 billion metric tons (Bmt) of CO2 emitted in 2020…
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Officials urge residents to flee as Dixie Fire, California’s biggest blaze this year, continues to grow

By Paulina Firozi and María Luisa Paúl
A fire scorching parts of Northern California’s Butte County — the same county that in 2018 endured the deadliest wildfire in state history — has ballooned into the state’s largest wildfire this year.
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Amid summer of fire and floods, a moment of truth for climate action

By Sarah Kaplan and Brady Dennis
Massive floods deluged Central Europe, Nigeria, Uganda and India in recent days, killing hundreds. June’s scorching temperatures, followed by a fast-moving wildfire, erased a Canadian town. More than a million people are close to starvation…
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Dixie fire becomes largest in California while crews struggle to gain footing on Tamarack blaze

By Hayley Smith Photo: Noah Berger / Associated Press
  As the Dixie fire becomes California’s largest wildfire of the year, new questions are being raised about how officials have handled the Tamarack fire near the Nevada state border. In a letter to U.S. Forest…
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