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News about Climate Change and our Planet

Month: January 2022

Letter to the editor: A year of climate change and records broken – Little Village

Samburg, Tennessee residents look for precious items in tornado debris, December 2021. — State Farm/Flickr By Jerry Schnoor, Iowa City Extreme climate events led the news in 2021. Among the rarest events, an unprecedented heat wave in the Northwest that…

Recycling

Tips for Recycling Holiday Electronics This Christmas Season

Based on current estimates, consumers will have generated around 57.4 million tons of e-waste by the end of the year. The COVID pandemic is believed to be behind the increase. While people upgraded their phones, tablets, and computers this year, only a little more than 17% is expected to get recycled correctly. Improperly recycled e-waste […]

Will there be significant action against climate change in 2022? – The Economist

Jan 3rd 2022 AFTER A major UN climate summit, momentum behind climate policy often falters. But will that happen in 2022 in the wake of COP26? Climate cooperation is leading to some unlikely alliances and new reports on the impact…

Global Warming Impacts Antarctic Glaciers and Wildfires – Modern Diplomacy

This year saw another steady stream of UN-backed reports reinforcing a stark message: man-made climate change is an urgent and even existential threat to life on Earth. Will the international community’s efforts to tackle the crisis, as seen at the…

Californians Composting For Climate Change – California Globe

California’s new mandatory composting law just took effect January 1, 2022. Yes, this is another mandatory climate change law, born out of California’s AB 32, the 2006 California Global Warming Solutions Act, which was born out of the Intergovernmental Panel…

Have Wildfires Ruined California’s Magic?

Billboards beckon us to Miami. Fantasy communes blossom in Maine. For those of us committed to sticking it out, our relationship task is making peace with smoke. (I should say this exercise is not for everyone. A recent study found…

An Evangelical Climate Scientist Wonders What Went Wrong

Such is the grimly politicized state of science these days that the descriptors typically used to explain who Katharine Hayhoe is — evangelical Christian; climate scientist — can register as somehow paradoxical. Despite that (or, indeed, because of it), Hayhoe,…

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