PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT

PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT

PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT…

06/22/22

…wildfires

Track Wildfires in the West

By Matthew Bloch, Bea Malsky and Others 06/22/22
The map includes active and recent fires reported by the Wildland Fire Interagency Geospatial Services Group. The locations of the fires on the map are…
06/08/22

…HEAT and all its ramifications

Heat waves could soon have names

By Jennifer A. Kingson Illustration: Natalie Peeples/Axios 06/08/22
There's a growing effort to name and categorize heat waves the way we do hurricanes — to call attention to their significance, alert people to…
06/05/22

…Drought Dries up the West

A ‘Perfect Recipe for Extreme Wildfire’: New Mexico’s Record-Breaking, Early Fire Season

By Tim Wallace and Nadja Popovich Photo: Jim Weber via Associated Press 06/01/22
Fueled by abnormally dry, warm conditions and spread by strong winds, wildfires have burned more than 600,000 acres across New Mexico this spring — making…
04/22/22

…where are we on this Earth Day outside of 2.6˚warmer than in 1970?

Earth Day is a Time for…Anger

By Bill McKibben Photo: Substack 04/22/22
Let’s note that Earth Day was born in 1970 not as a celebration, and not as an occasion for greenwashing press releases, and not as…
04/13/22

…the relationship between war and climate change

A ‘Silent Victim’: How Nature Becomes a Casualty of War

By Emily Anthes Photo: Daniel Berehulak 04/13/22
The Black Sea Biosphere Reserve, on the southern coast of Ukraine, is a haven for migrating birds. More than 120,000 birds spend the winter flitting…
04/04/22

…3rd IPCC report concludes “now or never!”

Stopping Climate Change Is Doable, but Time Is Short, U.N. Panel Warns

By Brad Plumer and Raymond Zhong Photo: Michael Sohn/Associated Press 04/04/22
Nations need to move away much faster from fossil fuels to retain any hope of preventing a perilous future on an overheated planet, according to…
03/21/22

...misinformation, disinformation, dark money and greenwashing

The Dirty Dozen: The Biggest Nonprofit Funders of Climate Denial

By Alex Kotch 03/21/22
In its recently released report on climate impacts and adaptation, a working group of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change points out the very real…
02/27/22

…the key findings of the IPCC report released February 28

IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

By Hans-O. Pörtner, Debra C. Roberts and Others 02/27/22
This report recognizes the interdependence of climate, ecosystems and biodiversity, and human societies and integrates knowledge more strongly across the natural, ecological, social and economic…
09/14/20

...Climate Change and Food; Farming and Eating Sustainably

Graphic by Mary Tiegreen, CCR

Interactive: What is the climate impact of eating meat and dairy?

By Daisy Dunne Photo: Paralaxis 09/14/20
Food production accounts for one-quarter of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and takes up half of the planet’s habitable surface. A taste for meat has…
01/05/22

…Don’t Look Up

Graphic by Mary Tiegreen, CCR

Just a little too slow

By Bill McKibben 01/05/22
The runaway success of Don’t Look Up—after 11 days it’s already the third-most viewed film in Netflix history—should have several salutary results, including perhaps a…
12/22/21

…climate change in 2021

These 193 stories show the reality of climate change. In every country in the world.

12/13/21
Politicians have argued. The summits have come and gone. But the truth is that climate change is already upon us. This is Times Opinion’s tour…
09/10/21

…Hurricanes and Flooding

New Orleans is coming back from Ida, but rural Louisiana is still struggling.

By Sophie Kasakove Photo: John Locher/Associated Press 09/10/21
Christine Verdin received numerous photos from friends and family of the destruction Hurricane Ida brought to the rural community of Pointe-aux-Chenes, which runs along a…
05/25/21

…nuclear energy and its role in reaching our climate goals

The Great Turning Point for Humankind: What if Nuclear Energy had not been Abandoned in the 1970s?

By Ugo Bardi 05/25/21
I remember having read Walt Disney’s book, “Our Friend, the Atom,” (1957) in the 1960s when I was, maybe, 10 years old. That book left…