Severe weather outbreak expected Friday in the Midwest
The Central U.S. is preparing for another severe weather outbreak with the potential for significant tornadoes and damaging wind. Read more here.
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Fossil Fuels Still Dominate Our Security And Defense Needs
President Joe Biden says climate change is the greatest threat faced by our country and the world. It’s a greater threat than nuclear war, he insists. Ironically, the proposed “solution” of eliminating essential fossil fuels to mitigate climate change actually…
‘Beginning of a new era’: Pacific islanders hail UN vote on climate justice
A group of Pacific Island students who were instrumental in pushing a UN resolution that should make it easier to hold polluting countries legally accountable for failure to act on the climate crisis have greeted its adoption as historic. “Young…
Climate justice takes centrestage at UN, top European court in historic firsts
UN General Assembly passes resolution calling world’s highest court to opine on state responsibilities towards climate protection; European Court hears case filed by over 2,000 senior women against Swiss government
United Nations adopts landmark resolution on climate justice
A UN resolution was adopted on Wednesday that should make it easier to hold polluting countries legally accountable for failing to tackle the climate emergency, in a vote which was hailed as a historic victory for climate justice. The UN…
India ranks fifth in national contribution to warming: Study
United States topped the list; China stood second
Biden’s Anti-U.S. Mining Climate Agenda Is Making China Stronger
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland acknowledged Tuesday that the Biden administration’s climate agenda, which is reliant on global critical mineral supply chains, is strengthening China. During a House Appropriations Committee hearing on her agency’s proposed 2024 budget, Haaland was repeatedly grilled…
Terminator zones and the search for life
A new study shows that exoplanet terminator zones – regions on worlds with permanent day and night sides – might be able to support life.
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Most heat action plans in India are not suited to local contexts: Study
Indian heat action plans do not take humidity, hot nights and duration of continuous heat into consideration; they are poor at identifying and targeting vulnerable groups
Inventing The Apocalypse: Climate Doomsday Predictions Haven’t Aged Well
We have been told nearly every year for the past 50-plus years that we have only ten years to live. If you figure that one out, you’re good, as Groucho Marx would say. On March 20, the New York Times…