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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…

A Great Idea For Tesla: Radar & Severe Weather Warnings

Jessica Meckmann has a great idea for Elon Musk and Tesla. Her tweet asked them if there was any chance that Tesla’s premium connectivity users could get a radar overlay and severe weather warnings along their calculated route. This would be ideal for those on long road trips

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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.

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.

Managed Retreat in the Face of Climate Change, Part 2

In the second episode of a two-part podcast interview for CleanTech Talk, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, and A.R. Siders, core faculty at the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center, continue their talk about A.R.’s work as a preeminent U.S. researcher in managing retreat in the face of climate change

NOAA Predicts More Active Atlantic Hurricane Season In 2020

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has released its 2020 hurricane season forecast. NOAA predicts we will continue with the pattern of storms brewing above normal activity, but it will be even more extreme in the Atlantic this year. Aptly, the storm season has started early with Arthur, crossing one name off the list before the official start of the season [audio src="https://www.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/atoms/files/HurricaneOutlookAudioFile%202020.mp3"]