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Greta Thunberg Is Right:  It’s Time to Haul Ass on Climate Change – By David Roberts

Economically and politically, early ambition is better. When Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg addressed the elites assembled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, she concluded with a simple message:  “I want you to act as if our house is…

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‘Things are getting unstable’: global heating and the rise of rockfalls in Swiss Alps

The thunderous roar that resounded through Bregaglia in Switzerland last month was familiar to its residents. Once again, rocks were falling off the face of the Piz Cengalo mountain. Fernando Giovanoli, the vice-mayor of Bregaglia. Photograph: Thomas Cristofoletti/Ruom “You hear…

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New tool provides critical information for addressing the global water crisis

There has been a critical gap in the ability to identify which households experience issues with reliably accessing safe water in sufficient quantities for all household uses, from drinking and cooking to bathing and cleaning — until now.

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The Greta Thunberg generation – EL PAIS

On a sunny afternoon in late summer, Roger Pallás, a 22-year-old Catalan student with blond hair and a wiry build, sits behind the wheel of his van on his way to the Costa Brava while he sings: “The people gonna…

What is carbon dioxide and why does it cause global warming? – World Economic Forum

I am often asked how carbon dioxide can have an important effect on global climate when its concentration is so small – just 0.041% of Earth’s atmosphere. And human activities are responsible for just 32% of that amount. I study…

Greta Thunberg to sail across Atlantic for UN climate summits

Greta Thunberg is to sail across the Atlantic in a high-speed racing yacht next month to attend UN climate summits in the US and Chile as part of a sabbatical year the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist will spend in the…

Melting Russian permafrost could speed up global warming and have a devastating impact on the planet – World Economic Forum

An environmental vicious circle is taking hold in Russia and other parts of the Arctic as permafrost – the frozen ground beneath a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere and almost 20% of Earth’s landmass – thaws. Rising temperatures are causing…