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How Climate Change May Influence Deadly Avalanches – Scientific American

Big dumps of powder snow are a precious gift in the best of times around the West, where 40 or 50 feet can fall during a winter, forming frozen mountain water towers that slowly melt and sustain the region through…

Is Bill Gates’s Climate-Change Book Worth Reading? | Outside Online – Outside

At age 65, Bill Gates continues to walk through life with all of the brashness of an algebra teacher. While his peers among the ultrarich enjoy crocodile breeding, dating pop stars, or traveling by hot-air balloon, the cofounder of Microsoft has devoted his spare…

The Myth (And Fake Math) Of ‘Green’ Jobs

“Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of green jobs. During the 2020…

Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change – Yahoo News

Even as Texas struggled to restore electricity and water over the past week, signs of the risks posed by increasingly extreme weather to America’s aging infrastructure were cropping up across the country. The week’s continent-spanning winter storms triggered blackouts in…

Texas crisis exposes a nation’s vulnerability to climate change – Moneycontrol.com

Snow begins to accumulate as San Antonio police officers gather near the Alamo, February 18, 2021, in downtown San Antonio. (PC-AP Photo/Eric Gay) Even as Texas struggled to restore electricity and water over the past week, signs of the risks…

Global warming is history’s greatest threat to birds – Gainesville Sun

Birds raced to the feeder on a recent morning, surrounding it, circling, hoping others would leave. Goldfinch seemingly attacked as a group, forcing all others off their perches. Even a Baltimore oriole showed up to remind me he lives nearby….

Tracking Arctic climate change from a Greenhouse to an Icehouse world – EurekAlert

The Arctic Ocean is a very sensitive and important region for global climate change, and is unique in comparison to the other oceans on Earth. Due to complex feedback processes (collectively known as “Arctic amplification”), the Arctic is both a…

A Glimpse of America’s Future: Climate Change Means Trouble for Power Grids – The New York Times

While analysts are still working to untangle all of the reasons behind Texas’ grid failures, some have also wondered whether the unique way the state manages its largely deregulated electricity system may have played a role. In the mid-1990s, for…

Note To Biden: Climate Change Is Not Causing Migration Or Creating Refugees

A variety of news outlets, including Al Jazeera, Fox News, and Grist, have run stories in recent days discussing President Joe Biden’s executive order on refugees, “Rebuilding and Enhancing Programs to Resettle Refugees and Planning for the Impact of Climate…