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where there was once ice, there is now rockNew

YOU BROKE OUR GLACIER! That’s a damn clever teaser to get someone surfing the in­ternet to stop a mo­ment and check out the web­site. The ar­ti­cle’s full title is “You broke our glacier: the Mont Blanc re­sort on the cli­mate front­line” by An­gela Giuf­frida for The Guardian (Sep­tember 28, 2019). [Read more] “where there was once ice, there is now rockNew

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by 2100, earth passed the safe threshold of warming markNew

A LIKELY DOOMSDAY SCE­NARIO is pre­sented by Emily Atkin in the ar­ticle “The Blood-Dimmed Tide” for the New Re­public (Sep­tember 16, 2019). “It’s the year 2100. Many of the world’s major powers have spent the last sev­eral decades fo­cusing on them­selves. Bor­ders have closed. In­ter­na­tional in­vest­ments in ed­u­ca­tion and tech­nology have de­clined. [Read more] “by 2100, earth passed the safe threshold of warming markNew

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

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. [Read more] “the “shut down dc” protest effectively shut down dc for hoursNew

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greta thunberg and the school strike for the climateNew

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] “greta thunberg and the school strike for the climateNew

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is global climate change creating more hurricanes?New

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 global climate change creating more hurricanes?New

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is India becoming the land of bachelors?New

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] “is India becoming the land of bachelors?New