Climate change is nothing to take lightly. Learn why it is imperative to make societal changes immediately to save our planet
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There are four key ingredients to the disastrous wildfire seasons in the West, and climate change is a key culprit.
As of Tuesday, more than two million acres have burned across the state so far in 2020, which makes this a record year, surpassing 2018, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. About 200 Labor Day visitors to the Sierra National Forest had to be evacuated by helicopter after being trapped by the Creek Fire, and Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in five counties.
California is on fire. Almost 2.5 million acres of land have burned there so far this year — nearly 20 times what had burned at this time last year — and the wildfire season is far from over.
Happy Earth Overshoot Day! There is nothing happy about it really. This year Earth Overshoot Day falls on August 1, the earliest day ever! Never heard of Earth Overshoot Day? Or the Ecological Footprint? This video explains it briefly with illustrations.
For years, most meteorologists and climate scientists would answer that question with a disclaimer, one that was repeated so often it became like a mantra: It is not possible to attribute individual weather events like storms, heat waves or droughts to climate change.
Statement sets out ‘vital signs’ as indicators of magnitude of the climate emergency
UN Environment’s sixth Global Environment Outlook (2019) calls on decision makers to take immediate action to address pressing environmental issues to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other Internationally Agreed Environment Goals, such as the Paris Agreement.
We’ve made progress, but we have a long way to go. It’s time for us all to comprehend the transformations that will be required to protect our planet’s health.
The seven biggest environmental threats to the Earth are issues every person should understand.
WWF’s work addresses direct and indirect threats—and the forces that drive them—to conserve biodiversity and reduce humanity’s ecological footprint.
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How much productive land and sea area does it take to support your lifestyle?
Most Americans might be surprised to discover that it would take the ecosystems of 1.9 United States to regenerate the ecological resources U.S. residents use annually.
“There are consequences of busting the ecological budget of our one and only planet," the CEO of the Global Footprint Network network said.
On August 1, humans will have consumed more natural resources in 2018 than the Earth can regenerate this year, according to the California-based Global Footprint Network.
The Ecological Footprint shows that people are using the capacity of 1.5 Earths – but how can this be when there is only one Earth
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For 60 years, the fossil fuel industry has known about the potential global warming dangers of their products.
It was once a bipartisan issue, but now one of America's major parties acts like climate science doesn't exist.
Addressing the danger of climate change has gone from being a political liability to an economic opening.
Scientists Have Been Talking About Climate Change for More Than a Century. Here's Why It Took So Long for the World to Listen
The girl got up to speak before a crowd of global leaders. “Coming here today, I have no hidden agenda. I am fighting for my future.
This series of visualizations shows how some of Earth's key climate indicators are changing over time.
Fossil fuel companies have been aware of their impact on the planet since at least the 1950s
The alarm bells of the climate crisis have been ringing in our ears for years and are getting louder all the time - yet humanity has failed to change course. What is wrong with us?
This narrative by Nathaniel Rich is a work of history, addressing the 10-year period from 1979 to 1989: the decisive decade when humankind first came to a broad understanding of the causes and dangers of climate change.