Tag: United States

Climate Change Is Supercharging Most Infectious Diseases, New Study Finds | HuffPost Impact
That is the sobering conclusion of a new, first-of-its-kind paper that combed through more than 70,000 scientific studies to pinpoint how an array of climate hazards have impacted 375 pathogenic diseases known to have impacted humans. A team of 11 researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa conducted the analysis, which was published Monday […]
World's Biggest Ice Sheet in Antarctica in Serious Trouble Due to Global Warming
Breaking the Ice The East Antarctic ice sheet is the biggest in the world at around the size of the United States. But changing ocean currents, which are in large part driven by climate change, are forcing warmer waters its way and could cause the ice sheet to destabilize and melt, according to shocking new […]
‘Should Be No Risk’: World Economic Forum Pushes ‘Space Bubbles’ To Block Out The Sun, Stop Climate Change
The World Economic Forum recently suggested that “space bubbles” can be used to block out the sun and thereby reduce climate change. Highlighting a study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers, the entity explained last month that the “geoengineering” project seeks to reflect a portion of solar radiation back into space. The group said that […]
Startup CO2Rail Is Building Trains That Capture Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air to Fight Climate Change
Eric Bachman and Geoffrey Ozin will be the first to tell you that they are unlikely bedfellows. Bachman, the scion of a railroad family that’s been in the business since the late 19th century, and Ozin, a nanochemistry researcher with a day job at the University of Toronto, seem to have little in common. Interviewed […]
London Heat Wave: Climate Change Is Here and Deadly - Rolling Stone
“It just hit 40 C at Heathrow,” Friederike Otto, a 39 year-old climate scientist at Imperial College London who studies extreme heat, emailed me from her home in the Southwark borough. 40 degrees Celsius is 104 degrees Fahrenheit — the hottest temperature ever measured in the U.K. All around London, railroad tracks were bending and […]
Cancer fears plague residents of US region polluted by ‘forever chemicals’ | Pollution | The Guardian
In Wilmington, 50-year-old Tom Kennedy thinks it might be time to stop fighting the cancer that started in his breast and now grips his spine. He’s endured 85 chemotherapy treatments since an inverted nipple sent him to the doctor five years ago, and he fears the endless struggle to keep him alive is more than […]
Bill Nye: The best way to fight climate change is by voting
The best way to save the planet isn’t necessarily recycling – it’s stepping into a voting booth. That’s according to celebrity science educator Bill Nye, television’s “The Science Guy,” who spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado, last week. “To be sure, recycling the bottles, don’t throw the plastic away [and] compost your […]
Mayorkas says immigration crisis not unique to US: 'Reflective of the economic downturn' and 'climate change' | Fox News
Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said Sunday that the immigration crisis at the southern border is not unique to the U.S., and that southern countries are also seeing a massive influx of migrants due […]
Black people over 65 far more likely to die from pollution-related disease than white seniors
A new report shows Black Americans ages 65 and older are three times more likely to die from diseases related to pollution exposure than white Americans of the same age.  The analysis, released earlier this month by the nonprofit Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), suggests that current air pollution levels result in “significant premature mortality and […]
Opinion | Don’t Let Climate Change Stop You From Having Kids - The New York Times
Climate change is and will be an engine of global inequality. Richer people and countries will buy their way out of the worst consequences, often using wealth accumulated by burning fossil fuels. The fear about the future our children will face, when voiced by well-off residents of wealthy countries, sometimes strikes me as a transference […]