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Covid-19 and climate change: Why we need to remember what we’ve lost – Vox.com

For as long as I’ve followed global warming, advocates and activists have shared a certain faith: When the impacts get really bad, people will act. Maybe it will be an especially destructive hurricane, heat wave, or flood. Maybe it will…

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The environmentalist’s apology: how Michael Shellenberger unsettled some of his prominent supporters

Few things engage a particular subset of conservative media more than an environmentalist having an apparent change of heart and dumping all over the “climate scare”. Earlier this week, the Australian newspaper ran an opinion piece that fitted this narrative…

Politics

NATURAL DISASTERS: Credit scores are discriminatory. How the feds can fix that

The Small Business Administration needs to make more funding available to Black communities after natural disasters, experts said yesterday following an E&E News article that revealed large racial disparities in the agency’s disaster loan program.

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Renowned Green Activist Apologizes For The Climate Scare

The following is a mea culpa from prominent climate activist and environmental leader Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’ (pictured). On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over…

Renowned Green Activist Apologizes For The Climate Scare

The following is a mea culpa from prominent climate activist and environmental leader Michael Shellenberger, a Time Magazine ‘Hero of the Environment’ (pictured). On behalf of environmentalists everywhere, I would like to formally apologize for the climate scare we created over…

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Historic floods reveal how salt marshes can save lives in the future

(Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research) By digging into major historic records of flood disasters, a research team led by scientists from the Royal Netherland Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ), Delft University of Technology, Deltares and Antwerp University, reveal in a publication this week in Nature Sustainability that the value of nature for flood defense has actually been evident for hundreds of years.

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PANDEMIC: FEMA shifts responders from virus to natural disasters

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has pulled hundreds of its employees from positions helping with the coronavirus pandemic and has downgraded the alert level of regional response centers as lawmakers voice concern about the agency’s ability to deal with the upcoming disaster season.

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FEMA: Disaster fund flush with cash as states seek help

The federal fund that pays for disasters has $79 billion on hand — nearly three times as much as it’s had at the start of disaster season in recent years — which could put pressure on the Trump administration to give states more money to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Childhood trauma affects the timing of motherhood

(University of Turku) Women who have experienced childhood trauma become mothers earlier than those with a more stable childhood environment shows a new study conducted in collaboration between the University of Turku and the University of Helsinki in Finland. The trauma children experience form living in war zones, natural disasters or perhaps even epidemics can have unexpected effects that resurface later in their lives.

Fear: How Our ‘Ruling Class’ Controls Us

Social and political responses to the fears of the Coronavirus pandemic are news headlines, but do they deserve headlines? Of course, they are news, but they are not really new news. We have been repeatedly warned about the destructive power…