What Climate Change Means For Northern, Colder Cities

What Climate Change Means For Northern, Colder Cities

Julie Cohen-UC Santa Barbara
A new study outlines some of the effects that climate change will have on northern cities with cold climates, including…
Irma And Harvey: Very Different Storms, But Both Affected By Climate Change
Irma And Harvey: Very Different Storms, But Both Affected By Climate Change
by Andrew King, University of Melbourne
There has been no let up since Hurricane Harvey dumped record-breaking rains on the Houston area of Texas. Hurricane…
How I Came To Know That I Am A Closet Climate Denier
How I Came To Know That I Am A Closet Climate Denier
by Joy Murray, University of Sydney
What we believe and how we act don’t always stack up. Recently, in considering what it means to live in a post-truth…
What Made The Rain In Hurricane Harvey So Extreme?
What Made The Rain In Hurricane Harvey So Extreme?
by Russ Schumacher, Colorado State University
The rainfall from Harvey has now exceeded the amount from the previous record-bearer, Tropical Storm Amelia in 1978.
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
by David Titley, Pennsylvania State University
If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, it’s likely the story refers in some way to the “2…
How Psychology Can Help Us Solve Climate Change
How Psychology Can Help Us Solve Climate Change
by Nadira Faber, Research Fellow , University of Oxford
Time to cooperate. The Paris agreement on climate change calls for a global responsibility to cooperate. As we are…
100% Renewable By 2050: The Technology Already Exists To Make It Happen
100% Renewable By 2050: The Technology Already Exists To Make It Happen
by Dénes Csala, Lancaster University and Sgouris Sgouridis, Masdar Institute
Most of the world could switch to 100% renewable energy by 2050, creating millions of jobs, saving millions of lives…
Greenland: How Rapid Climate Change On World’s Largest Island Will Affect Us all
Greenland: How Rapid Climate Change On World’s Largest Island Will Affect Us All
by Kathryn Adamson, Manchester Metropolitan University
The largest wildfire ever recorded in Greenland was recently spotted close to the west coast town of Sisimiut, not far…
Why Time Is The Essence To Curb Climate Change

Why Time Is The Essence To Curb Climate Change

Timothy H. Dixon, University of South Florida
By virtue of its size, elevation and currently frozen state, Greenland has the potential to cause large and rapid…
Will We Say "Enough Already!" Before It Is Too Late?
Will We Say "Enough Already!" Before It Is Too Late?
by Marie T. Russell
Some things are so sad that we might like to bypass and ignore them completely. But can we do so when lives are being…
Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now In Carbon-free Electricity
Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now In Carbon-free Electricity
by Jennifer Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
When utility executives make decisions about building new power plants, a lot rides on their choices.
Why Trying To Keep Nature The Same Is A Fool's Errand
Why Trying To Keep Nature The Same Is A Fool's Errand
by Alistair Jump, University of Stirling
When it comes to deciding which plants and animals to protect and which to remove, our approach might make even the…
It’s Time To Restore The Flow Of Our Planet’s Life-giving Waters
It’s Time To Restore The Flow Of Our Planet’s Life-giving Waters
by Sandra Postel, globalwaterpolicy.org
Ensia invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business,…
How To Fight Throwaway Culture By Having More But Owning Less
How To Fight Throwaway Culture By Having More But Owning Less
by Christine Cole and Alex Gnanapragasam, Nottingham Trent University
Until the advent of cheap credit and cheaper item costs, for many consumers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rental was…
Inaction On Climate Change Risks Leaving Future Generations $530 Trillion In Debt
Inaction On Climate Change Risks Leaving Future Generations $530 Trillion In Debt
by James Dyke, University of Southampton
By continuing to delay significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we risk handing young people alive today a…
Is A Healthy Environment A Human Right?
Is A Clean and Healthy Environment A Human Right?
by Nicholas F. Stump, West Virginia University
Do we have a fundamental right to breathe clean air, drink clean water and eat safe food?
Rising Carbon Dioxide Is Making The World's Plants More Water-wise

Rising Carbon Dioxide Is Making The World's Plants More Water-wise

Pep Canadell, CSIRO; et al.
Land plants are absorbing 17% more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere now than 30 years ago, our research shows.
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Could You Be An Optimistic Radical Solarpunk?
by Jennifer Hamilton, University of Sydney
Solarpunk imagines a sustainable future, and what it might be like to live in it. Solarpunk’s optimism towards the…
Why A Community’s Vulnerability To Drought Is More Important Than The Drought Itself.
Why A Community’s Vulnerability To Drought Is More Important Than The Drought Itself.
by Lina Eklund and Darcy Thompson, Lund University
Our worry is that putting too much emphasis on the climate overlooks the role of political and socio-economic factors…
How Wildfires Could Radically Change Our Forests And Your Life
How Wildfires Could Radically Change Our Forests And Your Life
by Merritt Turetsky, University of Guelph
Multiple lines of evidence are now telling us a convincing story that boreal fires are changing — they are getting…
I've Studied Larsen C And Its Giant Iceberg For Years and It's Not A Simple Story Of Climate Change
I've Studied Larsen C And Its Giant Iceberg For Years and It's Not A Simple Story Of Climate Change
by Adrian Luckman, Swansea University
One of the largest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica.
What We Can Learn From The Five Previous Mass Extinctions
What We Can Learn From The Five Previous Mass Extinctions
by Alex Dunhill, University of Leeds
Of all the species that have ever lived, more than 99% are now extinct. Most of them quietly disappeared during periods…
Why 1 In 5 People Could Be A Refugee By 2100
Why 1 In 5 People Could Be A Refugee By 2100
by Blaine Friedlander, Cornell University
In the year 2100, 2 billion people—about one-fifth of the world’s population—could become refugees due to rising ocean…
How Climate Change Is Making Cities Sick
How Climate Change Is Making Cities Sick
by Malcolm Araos; James Ford, and Stephanie Austin, McGill University
Urban Canadians are feeling the impact of climate change. Flooding in Quebec this spring damaged nearly 1,900 homes in…

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