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Peter H. Wolf: A global warming primer and plea – Winston-Salem Journal

{{featured_button_text}} Peter H. Wolf Guest columnist Human conflict is history’s most enduring thread. We have conflicts among each other, such as war, genocide, racism, religion, the treatment and education of women, corruption, forms of government and overpopulation. Other conflicts relate…

Global Warming Already Responsible for 1 in 3 Heat-Related Deaths – SciTechDaily

New estimates suggest Central and South America and South-East Asia most affected regions. Between 1991 and 2018, more than a third of all deaths in which heat played a role were attributable to human-induced global warming, according to a new…

Is the Controlled Shrinking of Economies a Better Bet to Slow Climate Change Than Unproven Technologies? – InsideClimate News

Existing plans to limit global warming rely too much on “increasingly unrealistic assumptions” that societies will be able to remove huge amounts of carbon from the atmosphere while simultaneously maintaining incessant economic growth over the next 50 years, according to…

Greener aviation fuels create fewer contrails. Here’s what that means for global warming – ABC News

If you look up at the sky on a clear sunny day, chances are you’ll see fluffy white trails left behind by airplanes. Key points: Contrails are largely made of water vapour that comes out of aircraft engine exhaust When it’s…

Salamanders have a secret to survive drought, heat waves, and climate change – Vox.com

This story is part of Down to Earth, a Vox reporting initiative on the science, politics, and economics of the biodiversity crisis. A decade ago, a team of salamander researchers made a dire prediction: that climate change would make much…

How Climate Change Has Battered the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Achoo! Why warming climate is bad news for your allergies, asthma – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

This article first appeared in the “In This Climate” Newsletter. To sign up, click here — or use the sign up form at the bottom of this article. “If we don’t slow down the cycle, pollen production will only get worse.” Welcome…

Climate Change Batters the West Before Summer Even Begins – The New York Times

A heat dome is baking Arizona and Nevada, where temperatures have soared past 115 degrees this week and doctors are warning that people can get third-degree burns from the sizzling asphalt. At Lake Mead, which supplies water for 25 million…

Earth is now trapping an ‘unprecedented’ amount of heat, NASA says – The Washington Post

The study points to decreases in cloud cover and sea ice, which reflect solar energy back into space, and an increase in greenhouse gases emitted by humans, such as methane and carbon dioxide, as well as water vapor, which trap…