Category Archives: Climate Change

A Brighter Future for Electric Cars and the Planet – The New York Times

“There is simply no credible way to address climate change without changing the way we get from here to there, meaning cars, trucks, planes and any other gas-guzzling forms of transportation. That is why it is so heartening to see … Continue reading

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An Iceberg the Size of Delaware Just Broke Away From Antarctica – The New York Times

By JUGAL K. PATEL and JUSTIN GILLIS UPDATED July 12, 2017A chunk of floating ice that weighs more than a trillion metric tons broke away from the Antarctic Peninsula, producing one of the largest icebergs ever recorded and providing a … Continue reading

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If You Fix This- You Fix a Big Piece of the Climate Puzzle – The New York Times

“There’s no single solution for climate change, but there is one that would be more effective than others. What do you think it is? Build more wind farms. Eat less meat worldwide. Improve air-conditioners. Switch to mass transit. Illustrations by … Continue reading

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Trump’s Stupid and Reckless Climate Decision – by Bill McKibben – NYT

“Those changes, and similar ones agreed to by other nations, would not have ended global warming. They were too small. But the hope of Paris was that the treaty would send such a strong signal to the world’s governments, and … Continue reading

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California Engages World, and Fights Washington, on Climate Change – The New York Times

“LOS ANGELES — The environmental ministers of Canada and Mexico went to San Francisco last month to sign a global pact — drafted largely by California — to lower planet-warming greenhouse pollution. Gov. Jerry Brown flies to China next month … Continue reading

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China and India Make Big Strides on Climate Change – The New York Times

“Until recently, China and India have been cast as obstacles, at the very least reluctant conscripts, in the battle against climate change. That reputation looks very much out-of-date now that both countries have greatly accelerated their investments in cost-effective renewable … Continue reading

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Looming Floods, Threatened Cities – Part 2 – by Justin Gillis et al – NYT

“The risk is clear: Antarctica’s collapse has the potential to inundate coastal cities across the globe.Over tens of millions of years, thin layers of snow falling on the continent — in many places, just a light dusting every year — … Continue reading

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Miles of Ice Collapsing Into the Sea – by Justin Gillis et al – NYT

“Recent computer forecasts suggest that if greenhouse gas emissions continue at a high level, parts of Antarctica could break up rapidly, causing the ocean to rise six feet or more by the end of this century. That is double the … Continue reading

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As Rising Seas Erode Shorelines Tasmania Shows What Can Be Lost – The New York Times

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“Over the long term, the rise of the sea appears to be accelerating because of runaway growth in greenhouse emissions, and scientists fear much bigger effects this century, perhaps so large they could…

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Mud Erased a Village in Peru- a Sign of Larger Perils in South America – The New York Times

“BARBA BLANCA, Peru — A sheet of mud covers the village. Lampposts are bent sideways. Rooftops sit blocks from their homes. The nave of the village church is filled with sludge. A catastrophic mudslide essentially erased Barba Blanca from the … Continue reading

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