During an interview with Meet the Press, former Vice President Al Gore, author of “An Inconvenient Truth” and founder of The Climate Reality Project, discusses the partisan divide on the climate issue and how it compares to public sentiment.
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A historic climate-fueled drought in Europe revealed ominous, centuries-old 'hunger stones' warning of hardship
As Europe experiences a drought that may be the worst in 500 years, stones with warnings of drought-induced hardships have started surfacing.
Social media posts claim a US heatwave in the summer of 1954 proves global warming is "only an agenda." This is false; temperatures did break records in the Midwest that year, but experts say isolated weather events do not disprove the science of climate change, which has made heatwaves more frequent and intense."There was no 'GLOBAL WARMING' or 'CLIMATE CHANGE' agenda in 1954. The current rhetoric is only an agenda about power control and wealth redistribution," says a July 28, 2022 Facebook po
First Street Foundation --- whose property-level climate-risk studies can be used by homebuyers --- adds a heat model to its tool for floods and wildfires.
A new study by UCLA says the effect of climate change has doubled the chances of "megastorm."
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A new study predicts Manatee County will see the second-highest increase in local hot days of any Florida county over the next 30 years.
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Massive incentives for clean energy in the U.S. law signed Tuesday by President Joe Biden should reduce future global warming “not a lot, but not insignificantly either,” according to a climate scientist who led an independent analysis of the package. “This is the biggest thing to happen to the U.S. on climate policy,” said Bill Hare, the Australia-based director of Climate Analytics which puts out the tracker. Not as much as Europe, and Americans still spew twice as much heat-trapping gases per person as Europeans, Hare said.
- Rolling Stone
Nothing we've done in 30 years has stopped the march toward climate collapse. Is Tuesday's passage of the "Inflation Reduction Act" about to change that?
A new study from researchers at UCLA has determined that climate change has nearly doubled the change of what they called a "megaflood" in Southern California.
Tax credits in the $430 billion U.S. climate and tax bill set to be signed into law this week will kickstart carbon sequestration projects, say oil and gas proponents, offsetting startup costs for some of the anti-pollution initiatives. Carbon capture and storage hubs that take gases from chemical, power and gas producers and oil refineries have become the energy industry's preferred way to combat climate warming. The Biden administration's Inflation Reduction Act, which was approved by lawmakers last week, provides a tax credit of up to $85 per ton for burying carbon dioxide produced by industrial activity, and up to $180 per ton for pulling carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air.
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An ice core which contains samples of Earth’s atmosphere from five million years ago has been pulled up from the continent’s Ong Valley, researchers have said.
(Bloomberg) -- Anyone would be forgiven for asking why a soon-to-be law called the “Inflation Reduction Act” is being heralded (and cursed) as the most significant US climate legislation ever. Yes, the bill is expected to reduce the deficit and enables Medicare to negotiate drug prices, which could lower their costs. But shouldn’t something with that name have more to do with price controls and less with solar panels? Most Read from BloombergSaudi Billionaire Made $500 Million Russia Bet at War
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The actress joined the Latino Victory Project and other influential Latinas in support of candidates vowing to protect the planet against climate change.
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Vermont farmer Brian Kemp is used to seeing the pastures at Mountain Meadows Farm grow slower in the hot, late summer, but this year the grass is at a standstill. “I don’t think there is any normal anymore," Kemp said. The impacts of climate change have been felt throughout the Northeastern U.S. with rising sea levels, heavy precipitation and storm surges causing flooding and coastal erosion.
(Bloomberg) -- The historic US climate deal that has now passed both chambers of Congress is being touted as one of the most ambitious decarbonization commitments made by any government to date. Is it?Most Read from BloombergSaudi Billionaire Made $500 Million Russia Bet at War Onset‘Next Generation’ Moderna Coronavirus Booster Jab Approved for Use in AdultsWells Fargo Plans Major Retreat From Mortgage Business It Long DominatedThese Six Cities Are Emerging as New Expat Hot SpotsSingapore’s Next
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Although the Inflation Reduction Act will be the largest federal action ever taken to confront climate change, it will fall short of the U.S.'s pledge to reduce emissions by 50-52% from 2005 levels by 2030. Here's how the country could close that gap.
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Almost three years to the day after powerful Category 5 Hurricane Dorian ripped though the northwestern Bahamas, leaving billions of dollars in damage, the island nation Tuesday welcomed delegates from 17 Caribbean countries and international financing institutions to a two-day high-level summit to address the climate crisis.
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A new AP/NORC poll finds Americans have grown less concerned about the personal impact of climate change -- and about their personal impact on climate change, even as the vast majority still believe climate change is happening. (Aug. 15)
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Influential oil company scenarios for combating climate change don't actually meet the Paris Agreement goals, our new analysis shows
BP, Shell and Equinor all produce widely used scenarios of energy's future. Christopher Furlong/Getty ImagesSeveral major oil companies, including BP and Shell, periodically publish scenarios forecasting the future of the energy sector. In recent years, they have added visions for how climate change might be addressed, including scenarios that they claim are consistent with the international Paris climate agreement. These scenarios are hugely influential. They are used by companies making invest
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Story at a glance A new survey from The Pew Research Center found that most Americans whose communities have suffered an extreme weather event link it to climate change. Out of the survey’s more than 10,200 respondents, 71 percent said their community had experienced one of five extreme weather events in the past year like…
To tackle climate change, some are calling for a fundamental rethink of construction