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1.  India and Pakistan’s brutal heat wave poised to resurge  

2022-05-05


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2022 will likely be one of the coolest years Earth will experience in the foreseeable future; much more intense heat waves are in India and Pakistan’s future. The post India and Pakistan’s brutal heat wave poised to resurge appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

2.  What you need to know about carbon dioxide removal  

2022-05-04


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Meeting the Paris Climate Agreement targets will require removing billions of tons of carbon from the atmosphere every year through a combination of natural and technological methods. The post What you need to know about carbon dioxide removal appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

3.  Indigenous farmers bring back crops adapted to hot, dry conditions  

2022-05-03


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The Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture in Arizona offers training and seeds to help Native growers adapt to the extremes of climate change. The post Indigenous farmers bring back crops adapted to hot, dry conditions appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

4.  New book says Indigenous knowledge is key to fighting climate change  

2022-04-29


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Jessica Hernandez, author of 'Fresh Banana Leaves,' says Indigenous communities are already taking steps to heal the environment. The post New book says Indigenous knowledge is key to fighting climate change appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

5.  7 TV meteorologists discuss their coverage of climate change and weather  

2022-04-24


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A growing number of TV mets are addressing climate change as part of their weather coverage and in this video describe their approaches. The post 7 TV meteorologists discuss their coverage of climate change and weather appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

6.  Online bank funds climate solutions, not fossil fuels  

2022-04-08


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Greenpenny invests in a range of renewable energy and home efficiency projects. The post Online bank funds climate solutions, not fossil fuels appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

7.  A small and unpretentious fish is sending a warning message  

2022-04-04


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View In: How Bad Will West Coast Flooding Get?
A vanishing number of Delta smelt in San Francisco Bay is finding a changing climate contributing to its declining numbers. The post A small and unpretentious fish is sending a warning message appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

8.  How this month produced a mind-boggling warm-up in eastern Antarctica (and the Arctic)  

2022-03-23


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Two atmospheric rivers surge toward opposite poles. The post How this month produced a mind-boggling warm-up in eastern Antarctica (and the Arctic) appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

9.  The ‘whys’ beyond the ‘what’ of the severe western U.S. drought  

2022-03-23


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New video opens window on understanding the explanations for the worst drought in 12 centuries, a ‘megadrought’ with no end in sight. The post The ‘whys’ beyond the ‘what’ of the severe western U.S. drought appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

10.  12 books on climate, conflict, and oil  

2022-03-23


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The oil-climate change-international supply and fragility links are everywhere and inevitable, and the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine is by no means an exception. Far from it. The post 12 books on climate, conflict, and oil appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

11.  Hailstorms and climate change: What to expect  

2022-03-17


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Hailstorms pose surprisingly costly hazards, and they are getting ever more expensive, with the most destructive hail becoming more likely. The post Hailstorms and climate change: What to expect appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

12.  February 2022: Earth’s 7th-warmest February on record  

2022-03-14


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Another top-10 warmest year on record is expected for the planet in 2022. The post February 2022: Earth’s 7th-warmest February on record appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

13.  Colorado steel mill goes solar  

2022-03-09


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To reduce its climate impact, the plant in Pueblo turned to renewable energy. The post Colorado steel mill goes solar appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

14.  Weather whiplash dominated U.S. winter 2021-2022  

2022-03-08


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After a tempestuous, record-warm December, January and February shifted to a cooler, droughtier playbook. The post Weather whiplash dominated U.S. winter 2021-2022 appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

15.  Sea-level rise could bring toxic floods to California coast  

2022-03-01


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Pollution from inundated Superfund sites, sewage treatment plants, and other industrial sites could flow into neighboring communities. The post Sea-level rise could bring toxic floods to California coast appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

16.  New IPCC report highlights urgency of climate change impacts  

2022-02-28


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Scientific assessment warns that missing Paris targets would harm human health and biodiversity worldwide, and risk irreversible losses sooner than previously thought. The post New IPCC report highlights urgency of climate change impacts appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

17.  Climate change and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: A nexus?  

2022-02-28


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Climate change, and climate change policy, surely don’t operate in isolation from other important goings-on in the world. The post Climate change and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: A nexus? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

18.  US coal use on the rise, but renewables continue rapid growth  

2022-02-25


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Coal use in U.S. dives in Covid 19-driven 2020 economy, rebounds in 2021 recovery. More coal plant closings across U.S. are likely in 2022 … but Ukraine concerns raise new unknowns. The post US coal use on the rise, but renewables continue rapid growth appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

19.  The state of Arctic ice – and why it matters  

2022-02-24


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The state of ice in Greenland and across the Arctic – both its expanse and its thickness – are important components in evaluating the overall well-being of the planet. The post The state of Arctic ice – and why it matters appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

20.  What the latest science says about Antarctica and sea-level rise  

2022-02-23


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The southern polar ice cap is a wild card. The post What the latest science says about Antarctica and sea-level rise appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

21.  Study: Climate-changed rainfall dampens economic growth  

2022-02-18


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It’s not just worse flooding and droughts – even seemingly innocuous climate changes like more frequent wet days can drag economies. The post Study: Climate-changed rainfall dampens economic growth appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

22.  The difference between gray, blue, and green hydrogen  

2022-02-15


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Hydrogen has potential as a clean fuel, depending on how it’s produced. The post The difference between gray, blue, and green hydrogen appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

23.  A tale of two steel mills, and yet they’re the same one  

2022-02-10


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An unlikely team of disparate companies, public officials, and local residents came together on a steel mill dating from the 1800s to make it the first in the world powered largely by solar. The post A tale of two steel mills, and yet they’re the same one appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

24.  Volunteers translate climate research into more than 100 languages  

2022-02-10


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Sophia Kianni launched Climate Cardinals after noticing that most climate research and documents are available in only a few major languages. The post Volunteers translate climate research into more than 100 languages appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

25.  Solar stills help people obtain clean water using the power of the sun  

2022-02-09


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As droughts make water more scarce, every drop counts. The post Solar stills help people obtain clean water using the power of the sun appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

26.  An antidote to climate despair: ‘How to Save Our Planet: The Facts’  

2022-02-08


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Mark Maslin’s ‘quick read’ is quotable at a pub, at a dinner party, and even before legislators. The post An antidote to climate despair: ‘How to Save Our Planet: The Facts’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

27.  Free online tool identifies climate risks in your neighborhood  

2022-02-08


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‘Neighborhoods at Risk’ helps you learn about potential flooding, heat waves, and other threats to your community. The post Free online tool identifies climate risks in your neighborhood appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

28.  Could small nuclear reactors help protect the climate?  

2022-02-02


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They could be deployed more quickly and cheaply than traditional nuclear plants, a researcher says. The post Could small nuclear reactors help protect the climate? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

29.  Epic week of snow: High Plains hammered, Northeast nailed  

2022-01-31


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After extreme snowfall fell on a tiny swath of prairie, millions in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast were pummeled with blizzard conditions. The post Epic week of snow: High Plains hammered, Northeast nailed appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

30.  Third-costliest year on record for weather disasters in 2021: $343 billion in damages  

2022-01-25


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The year featured a record four mega-disasters costing at least $20 billion, and had 47 billion-dollar weather disasters. The post Third-costliest year on record for weather disasters in 2021: $343 billion in damages appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

31.  California city finds a creative way to conserve water  

2022-01-18


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Healdsburg residents used treated wastewater for trees and bushes around their homes. The post California city finds a creative way to conserve water appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

32.  Extreme weather, pests, fires, and drought threaten forests in Southeast U.S.  

2022-01-17


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But landowners can help protect forests by using good management practices. The post Extreme weather, pests, fires, and drought threaten forests in Southeast U.S. appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

33.  Australia ties Southern Hemisphere’s all-time heat record of 123°F; epic heat cooks Argentina  

2022-01-15


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The Southern Hemisphere heat record was 62 years old; the heat wave in Argentina is a threat to a key world grain-producing breadbasket. The post Australia ties Southern Hemisphere’s all-time heat record of 123°F; epic heat cooks Argentina appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

34.  Saying goodbye to a glacier: ‘On Time and Water’  

2022-01-14


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Icelandic writer and thinker Andri Snær Magnason’s book is profound and beautifully written, full of intriguing stories about intriguing people. The post Saying goodbye to a glacier: ‘On Time and Water’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

35.  NOAA, NASA name 2021 sixth-hottest year on record  

2022-01-13


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Each of the the past eight years - 2014 through 2021 - is among the eight warmest years on record for the globe. The post NOAA, NASA name 2021 sixth-hottest year on record appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

36.  The top 10 global weather and climate change events of 2021  

2022-01-11


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The most extreme heat wave in modern history, a record four $20 billion-plus weather disasters, and the hottest month on record globally highlighted a remarkable year in weather. The post The top 10 global weather and climate change events of 2021 appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

37.  Warmest U.S. December in history caps a stormy, mostly-sizzling year  

2022-01-10


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The nation saw more billion-dollar disasters in 2021 than in any other year ... except 2020. The post Warmest U.S. December in history caps a stormy, mostly-sizzling year appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

38.  Video: Historic tornadic weather extremes in mid-December  

2022-01-06


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With all that’s happened weather-wise and otherwise since then, memories of the record-setting derecho and long-track tornadoes of mid-December persist. The post Video: Historic tornadic weather extremes in mid-December appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

39.  The 1.5 degrees goal: Beware of unintended consequences  

2022-01-05


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The 1.5 degrees goal can be a 'useful spur to action,' but it's not a make or break point. Importantly, each 0.1-degree increase avoided is 'cause for celebration and hope.' The post The 1.5 degrees goal: Beware of unintended consequences appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

40.  A month of unprecedented U.S. weather disasters ends with Colorado fire catastrophe  

2022-01-04


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December 2021 put an exclamation point on a migration of warm-season threats toward winter. The post A month of unprecedented U.S. weather disasters ends with Colorado fire catastrophe appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

41.  Big numbers – dollars and institutions – behind divestments from fossil fuels  

2022-01-04


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Experts voice pro and con attitudes about fossil fuel divestments. But what they don’t debate are the big numbers of dollars and investors in the mix. The post Big numbers – dollars and institutions – behind divestments from fossil fuels appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

42.  Why students pushed Harvard to halt fossil fuel investments  

2022-01-04


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‘If your house is on fire, why would you stand with the arsonists?’ The post Why students pushed Harvard to halt fossil fuel investments appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

43.  California to phase out gas-powered lawn equipment by 2024  

2021-12-28


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Running a commercial leaf blower for one hour can emit as much smog-forming pollution as driving a car 1,000 miles. The post California to phase out gas-powered lawn equipment by 2024 appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

44.  How to make climate action your New Year’s resolution  

2021-12-27


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About 200,000 people have made a climate pledge through the ‘Count Us In’ campaign since its launch in 2020. The post How to make climate action your New Year’s resolution appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

45.  Super Typhoon Rai plows through the Philippines  

2021-12-16


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Rai is the third category 5 typhoon to make landfall in the Philippines in the past two years. The post Super Typhoon Rai plows through the Philippines appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

46.  Plains mega-cyclone shreds December weather history  

2021-12-16


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Records were blown to smithereens amid Upper Midwest tornadoes, 1930s-style dust storms, and springlike warmth. The post Plains mega-cyclone shreds December weather history appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

47.  2021 was a remarkable year for Earth’s climate  

2021-12-14


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A review of the notable climate events of 2021 and a look forward to 2022 The post 2021 was a remarkable year for Earth’s climate appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

48.  Peat bogs will release more heat-trapping gases as global warming continues, researchers find  

2021-12-14


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Scientists conducted experiments at a bog in northern Minnesota. The post Peat bogs will release more heat-trapping gases as global warming continues, researchers find appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

49.  Dictionary update shows how changing climate changes language, and much more  

2021-12-07


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Reading the new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary is fascinating, depressing, and yet strangely hopeful. The post Dictionary update shows how changing climate changes language, and much more appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

50.  ‘Raise Green’ platform connects climate-friendly projects with investors  

2021-12-07


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Anyone can invest for as little as $100. The post ‘Raise Green’ platform connects climate-friendly projects with investors appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

51.  The ins and outs of understanding what’s in a degree  

2021-12-02


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A degree more here and a degree more there, and pretty soon you have some serious increased warming. The post The ins and outs of understanding what’s in a degree appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

52.  Top-10 weirdest things about the bonkers 2021 Atlantic hurricane season  

2021-11-30


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The season featured an insanely busy start followed by eerily quiet October, a tropical storm that formed over land, and two landfalls in Rhode Island, among other oddities. The post Top-10 weirdest things about the bonkers 2021 Atlantic hurricane season appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

53.  New book tells 1,001 firsthand stories of climate change from around the world  

2021-11-30


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‘1,001 Voices on Climate Change’ aims to humanize the issue and inspire action. The post New book tells 1,001 firsthand stories of climate change from around the world appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

54.  Weather whiplash in Canada: extreme rains hit wildfire-devastated British Columbia  

2021-11-17


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Climate change is likely to increase extreme flooding from atmospheric river events like this one. The post Weather whiplash in Canada: extreme rains hit wildfire-devastated British Columbia appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

55.  Frustrations over voices unrepresented in formal COP26 talks  

2021-11-09


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An NGO representative expresses the perspectives of many observers present at - yet also excluded from - substantive talks in Glasgow. The post Frustrations over voices unrepresented in formal COP26 talks appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

56.  What you need to know about hydrogen – cure-all, or just another wild wish?  

2021-11-05


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Here’s a collection of key features that will keep you on your toes in understanding the potentials, pro and con, of hydrogen in a warming world. The post What you need to know about hydrogen – cure-all, or just another wild wish? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

57.  How the coastal mid-Atlantic is haunted by sea-level rise  

2021-11-05


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A short video from Local Motives shows how salt marshes are changing coastal landscapes in Maryland and New Jersey. The post How the coastal mid-Atlantic is haunted by sea-level rise appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

58.  Clean energy could save American lives to tune of $700 billion per year  

2021-11-01


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New research quantifies how actions to curb climate change will yield immediate benefits from cleaner air, better health, and longer lives. The post Clean energy could save American lives to tune of $700 billion per year appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

59.  Subtropical Storm Wanda forms, exhausting the Atlantic list of storms  

2021-10-31


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For only the third time on record, and the second year in a row, a “W” storm has formed in the Atlantic. Wanda is not a threat to land. The post Subtropical Storm Wanda forms, exhausting the Atlantic list of storms appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

60.  Weather whiplash in California: extreme rains pound regions under exceptional drought  

2021-10-25


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Wild weather extends from coast to coast, and southward to a hurricane landfall in Mexico. The post Weather whiplash in California: extreme rains pound regions under exceptional drought appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

61.  Good readings for getting up to speed on methane  

2021-10-22


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There’s a lot involved in better understanding the climate change implications of methane, a principal component of natural gas. The post Good readings for getting up to speed on methane appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

62.  Shaheen headed for historic landfall in Oman  

2021-10-03


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The cyclone is pushing west on an unprecedented track through the Gulf of Oman. The post Shaheen headed for historic landfall in Oman appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

63.  Should ‘ecocide’ become an international crime?  

2021-10-02


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It involves causing widespread, severe, or longstanding damage to the environment. The post Should ‘ecocide’ become an international crime? appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

64.  Minneapolis project demonstrates a way to make solar arrays affordable  

2021-09-27


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The program is installing solar on 24 properties in North Minneapolis, a primarily low-income, Black community. The post Minneapolis project demonstrates a way to make solar arrays affordable appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

65.  Key articles addressing range of changes in ‘New Arctic’  

2021-07-29


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An aggregation of especially worthwhile reporting on extent of changes making the Arctic unlike anything history long has known it to be. The post Key articles addressing range of changes in ‘New Arctic’ appeared first on Yale Climate Connections.

66.  The cool, lush Pacific Northwest roasts in Death Valley-like temperatures  

2021-06-29


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Clearly the heat wave is a devastating symptom of climate change. This climate focused publication points out that few in the Pacific northwest have air conditioning, and go into the details about records being broken, the immediate causes, and the effects on pollution.

68.  Solar farm will provide revenue stream in Jasper County, Indiana, as coal plant closes  

2021-03-17


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The 5,000-acre solar and battery storage development will go online around the same time that the local coal plant is scheduled to close.

69.  Scientist Mike Mann’s must-read book, ‘The New Climate War’  

2021-01-25


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The New Climate War: the fight to take back our planet is the latest must-read book by leading climate change scientist and communicator Michael Mann of Penn State University. Published January 12, 2021, The New Climate War describes how outright […]

70.  Summits target, and equip, youths to confront climate their way  

2021-03-17


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A solid report on how to assist young people in finding their own direction on climate change and what it can accomplish. But only relevant if you are interested in this topic.

71.  The top 10 weather and climate events of a record-setting year  

2020-12-21


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A solid review of the worst of the climate change induced extreme weather events of this year.

72.  More frequent, heavier rains strain U.S. dams  

2020-12-29


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Increased rain from Climate Change meets 90K poorly maintained dams in the US reaching the end of their 50-60 year design life.

73.  How Texas froze: Neglect of power-grid and climate warnings set the icy stage  

2021-02-23


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State officials' repeated failures to act on expert advice for averting grid catastrophes paralleled their long ignoring experts' warnings about dangers of climate change. (Reposted from Texas Climate News.*)