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Sunday, January 19, 2020
Climate change in 2019: Leaders continue to ignore the science

Climate change in 2019: Leaders continue to ignore the science

I think about the "This Is Fine" dog a lot. You know the one: Animated yellow dog, staring into the middle distance, cup of coffee in its hand, engulfed by flames. In the original webcomic, a 2013 six-panel piece by artist KC Green, the dog does nothing to avert the obviously catastrophic situation it finds…
Climate change is here and things are not fine

Climate change is here and things are not fine

I think about the "This Is Fine" dog a lot. You know the one: Animated yellow dog, staring into the middle distance, cup of coffee in its hand, engulfed by flames. In the original webcomic, a 2013 six-panel piece by artist KC Green, the dog does nothing to avert the obviously catastrophic situation it finds itself…
Climate change could turn this glacier from ski destination to puddle in one lifetime

Climate change could turn this glacier from ski destination to puddle...

Peru's Pastoruri Glacier has been rapidly receding thanks to increasing global temperatures.  Eric Mack/CNET Massive glaciers around the world have been slowly melting and retreating for millennia, sculpting our planet's most iconic mountains, valleys and even the Great Lakes in the process. But here, in the Peruvian Andes, it's been happening more rapidly in recent…
Record-breaking heat amplified waves of student climate protests in 2019

Record-breaking heat amplified waves of student climate protests in 2019

This year was a scorcher. Summer temperatures broke hundreds of all-time records, bringing unprecedented melting to Greenland and helping to fuel wildfires that raged across the Arctic as early as June (SN Online: 8/2/19). And a stark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned of a bleak future for Earth’s oceans and frozen…
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg getting a Hulu documentary

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg getting a Hulu documentary

Hulu is set to release a documentary on climate change activist Greta Thunberg next year.  Getty Images Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg will be the subject of a Hulu documentary set to air in 2020, the streaming service announced Monday. The film's working title is Greta, and it will be directed by Nathan Grossman and produced by…
Climate change has made the world’s deadliest lake way more dangerous

Climate change has made the world’s deadliest lake way more dangerous

I'm standing on a 45-year-old dam high in the Peruvian Andes, gripped by a mix of awe and terror. The glacial waters of Lake Palcacocha lap at the 25-foot-tall structure. Billions of gallons of meltwater stretch a mile back to the foot of the ice-capped peaks of Palcaraju and Pucaranra that top out at 20,584…
How the Arctic’s poor health affects everyday life

How the Arctic’s poor health affects everyday life

SAN FRANCISCO — Polar bears have long been the poster children for the woes of Arctic warming. But climate change isn’t just a danger to wildlife. It threatens the safety and livelihoods of people across the Arctic. To put a human face to this problem, an annual report by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric…
See how an Alaskan glacier has shrunk over time

See how an Alaskan glacier has shrunk over time

SAN FRANCISCO — A mesmerizing new series of images shows the retreat of Alaska’s Columbia glacier over the last 47 years in gorgeous, excruciating detail. The images were presented December 10 at the American Geophysical Union’s annual meeting. Landsat satellites operated by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey have been collecting images of Earth since…
Countries urgently need to ramp up emissions cuts to meet climate targets

Countries urgently need to ramp up emissions cuts to meet climate...

The world is way behind on its commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions — and nations need to act immediately if they want to stave off the worst effects of climate change, an international study finds. Humans must reduce emissions by 2.7 percent each year from 2020 to 2030 just to achieve the goal set…
A lot of Americans now see indications of environment modification where they live

A lot of Americans now see indications of environment modification where...

Amid deadly wildfires in California and increased flooding along the U.S. East Coast in 2019, most Americans say the effects of climate change are already upon us — and that the U.S. government isn’t doing enough to stop it, according to a new public opinion survey. In the nationwide poll, 62 percent of U.S. adults…

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