the “shut down dc” protest effectively shut down dc for hours

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CLIMATE ACTIVISTS BLOCK TRAFFIC in down­town Wash­ington, DC, with dozens of ar­rests in re­sponse. “Dozens of cli­mate ac­tivists were ar­rested after they blocked major in­ter­sec­tions in Wash­ington, DC, early Monday morning in a show of protest ahead of this week’s United Na­tion’s cli­mate summit in New York City.

“The protest, called Shut Down DC, is loosely as­so­ci­ated with the Metro D.C. READ MORE

greta thunberg and the school strike for the climate

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CLIMATE ACTIVIST GRETA THUNBERG re­cently joined Naomi Klein for a con­ver­sa­tion on the cli­mate emer­gency. Klein is a well-published au­thor, se­nior cor­re­spon­dent at The In­ter­cept, and the in­au­gural Gloria Steinem en­dowed chair of media, cul­ture, and fem­i­nist studies at Rut­gers Uni­ver­sity. Thun­berg hasn’t grad­u­ated from high school yet she is cred­ited with raising global aware­ness of the risks posed by global warming and cli­mate change and politi­cians to task for their lack of ac­tion on the cli­mate crisis. READ MORE

is global climate change creating more hurricanes?

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HURRICANE SEASON IS ALMOST HERE! Do­rian has come and gone, for­tu­nately leaving Al­abama mostly un­scarred. Others will follow. I live in the rel­a­tively (for­merly?) mod­erate clime of the Pa­cific North­west. Ou cli­mate has also changed: We now have mas­sive thunder and light­ning storms—which used to be a rel­a­tively novel experience—and we are in the fifth year of drought that doesn’t get much at­ten­tion be­cause it’s mild com­pared to, say, Cal­i­fornia. READ MORE

is India becoming the land of bachelors?

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DROUGHT IN INDIA is changing the way mar­riages are arranged: Men seeking wives are paying large fees to traf­fickers while wives seeking hus­bands are being made promises and get­ting duped into mar­riages. Ac­cording to the ar­ticle “No Water, No Wife: How Cli­mate Change is Linked to Traf­ficking” (Freedom United, Au­gust 5, 2019), wells and other sources of water have dried up, forcing people to walk miles for water in India. READ MORE

a driver of global sea level rise

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FROM THE ARTICLE “A New Map is the Best View Yet of How Fast Antarc­tica is Shed­ding Ice” by Maria Tem­ming for Sci­ence News (Au­gust 5, 2019): “A new map based on satel­lite radar data re­veals the ve­locity of ice flow across Antarc­tica from areas of high el­e­va­tion to the coasts. In­land ice moves in­cred­ibly slowly—much of it plods along at fewer than 10 me­ters per year. READ MORE

a blog about the day after tomorrow (which seems to be happening now)

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MOST OF THE ARTICLES YOU WILL FIND HERE on the GCC – Global Cli­mate Change blog are por­tals to other ar­ti­cles. I am cer­tainly not an ex­pert in any field that even re­motely touches on the var­ious sci­ences that ad­dress cli­mate. Readers will find here enough ma­te­rial from each ar­ticle to hope­fully lead them to the orig­inal ar­ticle on an­other web­site. READ MORE