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Earth Matters: Plastics pollution plays key role in global warming – Opinions – The Island Now

By Hildur Palsdottir Did you see the movie “Don’t Look Up” this holiday season? For decades, scientists have been warning about the long-term climate consequences of unchecked greenhouse gas emissions. Yes, we must look directly at what’s happening and take…

Climate change communication should focus less on specific numbers – Science News Magazine

What’s in a number? The goals of the 2021 United Nations’ climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, called for nations to keep a warming limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius “within reach.” But when it comes to communicating climate change to the…

Is Climate Change in Your Problem Top 10? – The Wall Street Journal

At a recent dinner, I sat between two men talking past each other. “Mr. Redd” was complaining about our borders and how President Biden’s policies have led to the arrest of nearly two million illegal immigrants. “Mr. Bleu” jumped in,…

Climate Change, Melting Snow and the Future of Utah Winters – Daily Utah Chronicle

Around the globe, those who live in cold climates rely on snow for transportation, recreation and more. However, as the snowpack shrinks due to global warming, the future of snow sports looks grim.  The Changing Climate In their 2020 Annual…

‘Don’t Look Up’ Illustrates 5 Myths that Fuel Rejection of Science – Scientific American

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. Every disaster movie seems to open with a scientist being ignored. “Don’t Look Up” is no exception—in fact, people ignoring or flat out denying scientific…

Factbox: Prayers, petitions and boycotts: Desmond Tutu’s climate activism – Reuters

DURBAN, Dec 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Following the death of South African anti-apartheid and peace activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu aged 90 last Sunday, world leaders have praised his life-long advocacy on social justice issues from inequality, racism and homophobia…

Climate Change and Infections on the Move in North America | IDR – Dove Medical Press

Introduction Climate change is directly and indirectly impacting human health now.1,2 The impacts will continue along this trajectory, in most development and emission scenarios, growing in scope and scale, without substantial elimination of the root cause of the climate crisis:…

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Telling people to ‘follow the science’ won’t save the planet. But they will fight for justice | Amy Westervelt

The biggest success of the fossil fuel industry’s decades-long campaign to push doubt about climate science is that it forced the conversation about the climate crisis to centre on science. It’s not that we didn’t need scientific research into climate…

Can You Solve Climate Change Better Than World Leaders? – WIRED

En-ROADS is fun (and depressing) to explore. Spoiler alert: The massive scale of combined actions needed to keep warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius quickly becomes obvious. There is no single solution. Users can input any combination of scenarios, from carbon…

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