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On climate change, American voters sound more like Team Greta than Team Donald Trump – USA TODAY

The world was offered starkly conflicting views of the future this week as an American president in full climate-change denial shared the spotlight in Davos, Switzerland, with a 17-year-old Swedish girl who is the Earth’s most prominent environmental activist. Donald Trump’s vision was of a…

The Disturbing Dismissal Of The Kiddies’ Climate Lawsuit

On a 2-1 vote, the Ninth Circuit Court finally dismissed Juliana v. the United States, the lawsuit brought on behalf of child plaintiffs demanding their constitutional right to “a climate system capable of sustaining human life.” The children, and the…

Climate Change Could Cause the Next Financial Meltdown – The New York Times

FRANKFURT — Climate change has already been blamed for deadly bush fires in Australia, dying coral reefs, rising sea levels and ever more cataclysmic storms. Could it also cause the next financial crisis? A report issued this week by an…

Climate Change Is Not Behind Australia’s Hailstorms

It was pretty inevitable that once the rain finally started to fall in South Eastern Australia, extinguishing some of the bushfires which have been raging for weeks, the wet weather, too, would be blamed on climate change. ‘Climate apocalypse starts…

These Are the Causes of Global Warming – Green Matters

With 2019 going on record as the second-hottest year to date, global warming continues to be a real threat to our environment, livelihood, and the world as we know it. Six of the hottest years so far in recorded history…

Conservative States Seek Billions to Brace for Disaster. (Just Don’t Call It Climate Change.) – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is about to distribute billions of dollars to coastal states mainly in the South to help steel them against natural disasters worsened by climate change. But states that qualify must first explain why they need…

Big fashion companies finally join consumers to stop the massive clothing waste problem

You were probably outraged when you heard that Burberry burned $37.8 million worth of unsold clothing and accessories in 2018. Amazon and other companies have been accused of the same kind of waste — it’s common among online clothes sellers…

Study: Global warming increased hurricane’s impact – Eagle-Tribune

RALEIGH, N.C. — Global warming made Hurricane Florence wider and wetter, a study published this month in the journal Science Advances confirmed. Days before Florence made landfall in September 2018, a team from Stony Brook University’s School of Marine and…

4 Activist Girls Trying To Save The World From Climate Change – NPR

LA Johnson/NPR LA Johnson/NPR A teenage girl, Greta Thunberg, has become the world-famous face of the climate strike movement. But she’s far from alone: Thunberg has helped rally and inspire others — especially girls. NPR talked to four teenage climate…