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How climate change exacerbates conditions that can spawn lethal tornadoes | PBS NewsHour
The deadly tornado outbreak that tore through communities from Arkansas to Illinois on the night of Dec. 10-11, 2021, was so unusual in its duration and strength, particularly for December, that a lot of people including the U.S. president are asking what role climate change might have played – and whether tornadoes will become more […]
Climate change threatens Michigan’s Fishtown and its historic shanties | PBS NewsHour Weekend
This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, and is part of our ongoing series, ‘Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change.’ Carlson’s should be full of employees preparing smoked whitefish, salmon and trout to be shipped across the country. Instead, a demolition team is preserving the business by taking the ironic […]
Soot Pollution: Wike Orders Shutdown Of Illegal Refining Sites
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has ordered the shutdown of illegal crude oil refining sites in the state with immediate effect. In his new year message released on Saturday by his spokesman, Kelvin Ebiri, the governor directed council chairmen and community leaders to report those behind illegal bunkering and crude oil refining sites in their […]
The Man Who Predicted Climate Change | The New Yorker
Late in 1966, in the sprawling computer lab of the Washington, D.C., office building that housed the United States Weather Bureau, Syukuro Manabe was waiting for a print job to finish. At stake was the fate of the planet. Manabe, who was thirty-five, had come to the U.S. from Japan almost a decade earlier. He […]
Meteorologist responds with data after Joe Biden seemingly blames climate change for deadly tornados
Meteorologist Joe Bastardi fired back at President Joe Biden for seemingly blaming the devastating tornado outbreak that struck multiple states last week on climate change. What did Biden say? When a reporter asked Biden on Saturday whether climate change contributed to the deadly tornados, Biden pointed to climate change allegedly increasing the intensity of storms. […]
MPs call for halt to Britain’s incinerator expansion plans | Air pollution | The Guardian
MPs are calling for a moratorium on the expansion of new waste incineration plants just days before councils in London vote on awarding a contract to build a huge new plant in Edmonton. A report by the all-party parliamentary group on air pollution says expansions should be halted immediately to protect human health and cut […]
This bamboo cooling device combats climate change as a sustainable alternative to modern AC units! - Yanko Design
French multidisciplinary firm AREP developed an alternative, energy-efficient cooling device out of bamboo as a sustainable, low-tech, and affordable means for cold air. The ongoing threat of climate change has spurred many designers to action. Facing the imminency of prolonged storms, flooding, and recurrent heatwaves, coastal cities, and dry areas are especially vulnerable to the […]
Why we still don’t fully understand the tornado-climate change relationship
The tornadoes that recently struck the U.S. are some of the most destructive and deadly in history. The death toll in Kentucky, the hardest hit state, reached 80 on Monday, with dozens still unaccounted for. The scale of destruction and timing of the tornadoes so late in the year—most tornadoes occur in the spring and […]
2021's weather disasters brought home the reality of climate change
From punishing heat in North America to record-breaking floods in Europe and Asia, this year’s weather showed us what it looks like to live in a world that has warmed by 2 degrees Fahrenheit (1.1 degrees Celsius) over the past century. “Dangerous climate change is already here. That’s a harsh reality we need to recognize,” […]
Arab world: Conflict and climate change drive Syria's water crisis -
The September sun is setting over the old olive grove as Ahmad Mahmoud Alahri walks pensively from tree to tree.  The 52-year-old breaks off a piece of dry, dead wood and drops it on the dusty grey earth. “My brother and I once planted 8,000 trees here. There were not just olives, but also lemon trees […]