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Opinion: The realities of climate change – Los Angeles Times

Climate change is an extremely controversial topic in today’s modern society. It’s defined by NASA as “a long-term change in the average weather patterns that have come to define Earth’s local, regional and global climates” and the changes in earth’s…

Biden’s new 2030 climate change target: Will it be fair to other countries? – Vox.com

On April 22, President Biden will convene global leaders for a virtual climate summit in a bid to reassert US leadership and motivate countries to cut emissions much more aggressively. Of course, the US is only just recommitting to climate…

WHOI and NOAA release report on U.S. socio-economic effects of harmful algal blooms

(Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution) Harmful algal blooms (HABs) occur in all 50 U.S. states and many produce toxins that cause illness or death in humans and commercially important species. However, attempts to place a more exact dollar value on the full range of these impacts often vary widely in their methods and level of detail, which hinders understanding of the scale of their socio-economic effects.

Climate change: An A-Z glossary of the words you need to know in the fight against global warming – Sky News

Climate change affects everybody on this planet, so it is important to know all the terminology surrounding it. Here are some of the most important words and phrases: Adaptation Changes in processes, practices and structures to help cope with the…

A sun reflector for earth? – EurekAlert

NEW YORK, APRIL 5, 2021 — Nine of the hottest years in human history have occurred in the last decade. Without a major shift in this climate trajectory, the future of life on Earth is in question. Should humans, whose…

Climate Change Cannot Be Mitigated Without Effective Carbon Pricing – Forbes

Nasa picture of long-term global temperature increases Nasa More and more countries, already representing about 70% of the world economy, are setting climate neutrality targets. Hundreds of corporations, including the largest emitters of greenhouse gases, have pledged to become “net…

Georgia State researchers receive $1.2 million grant to develop novel radon testing system

(Georgia State University) Researchers will deploy a network of sensors to gather data that could help builders know how to reduce the risk of radon before construction starts. Exposure to radon gas kills nearly 22,000 people a year in the United States.

Benefits of ‘drastic’ climate action outweigh costs: economists – CTV News

PARIS — The cost of global warming will far outweigh the cost of rapidly cutting greenhouse gas emissions, more than 700 economists from around the world said Tuesday in an unprecedented call to climate action. A major international survey found…