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Climate change could lead to more injuries and deaths

Climate change could lead to more injuries and deaths

Injuries like drownings, falls, and assaults could kill up to an additional 2,135 people each year in the US as climate change continues to cause unusual temperature swings. The findings by researchers from Imperial College London, Columbia, and Harvard were published today in the journal Nature Medicine. The connection between swings in temperature — unusual…
A pre-hurricane climate change analysis gets major revision after the storm

A pre-hurricane climate change analysis gets major revision after the storm

Just a bit outside — Effort had predicted half of Hurricane Florence's rainfall was due to warming. Scott K. Johnson - Jan 2, 2020 9:16 pm UTC Enlarge / Ocean temperatures between 20 and 30°C before Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina. (The dashed white line shows the threshold of temperatures warm enough to…
Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale

Climate change now detectable from any single day of weather at global scale

AbstractFor generations, climate scientists have educated the public that ‘weather is not climate’, and climate change has been framed as the change in the distribution of weather that slowly emerges from large variability over decades1,2,3,4,5,6,7. However, weather when considered globally is now in uncharted territory. Here we show that on the basis of a single…
Cities Race to Slow Climate Change—and Improve Life for All

Cities Race to Slow Climate Change—and Improve Life for All

Looking back on it, 2019 was the year the “climate emergency” was declared, and while many countries have responded to the call, the movement to put out the fire has, in many ways, been led by cities. Over 1,200 local governments around the world have now signed the Climate Emergency Declaration. And in October, many…
Hurricanes, climate change, and the decline of the Maya

Hurricanes, climate change, and the decline of the Maya

The long view — A sinkhole near Mayan ruins contains 2000 years of data on nearby hurricanes. Rachel Fritts - Dec 31, 2019 11:50 am UTC The year is 150 CE. It’s a humid summer day in Muyil, a coastal Mayan settlement nestled in a lush wetland on the Yucatan Peninsula. A salty breeze blows…
2019 was the year of ‘climate emergency’ declarations

2019 was the year of ‘climate emergency’ declarations

A rapidly changing climate drove hundreds of governments around the world to declare states of emergency in 2019. While the declarations are largely symbolic gestures, they have in some cases become jumping-off points for real action. It’s the culmination of coordinated efforts by activists pushing governments to take action that is as dramatic as the…
Climate talks break up with no agreement on carbon trading

Climate talks break up with no agreement on carbon trading

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Bloomberg’s climate plan doesn’t set him apart from other 2020 candidates

Bloomberg’s climate plan doesn’t set him apart from other 2020 candidates

Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has just released his plan for taking action on climate change. For now, it sticks to familiar goals that most Democratic presidential candidates share: re-committing to the Paris climate accord and slashing greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The billionaire candidate says he wants a “100% clean-energy future” as soon as possible.…
This was the decade climate change slapped us in the face

This was the decade climate change slapped us in the face

It was springtime at the start of a new decade when a series of explosions brought down the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig in April 2010, triggering the largest oil spill in US history. Footage of the plumes of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico flooded newscasts as 200 million gallons spewed out over 87…
Study says climate change is starving the oceans of oxygen

Study says climate change is starving the oceans of oxygen

The report also warned that this could upset delicate ecological balances by favoring sealife tolerant of low oxygen, like microbes and jellyfish. Even "basic processes" on Earth like the cycling of nitrogen and phosphorous could suffer, the IUCN said.Nutrient pollution from farming and other sources is also a problem on coastlines, according to the IUCN.The…

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Apple Mac Pro (2019): Specs, Features, Release Date

Apple's newest hardware products are the Mac Pro (left) and the Pro Display XDR with its optional stand.AppleAt its annual developers' conference on Monday, Apple finally delivered what the designers, photographers, video editors, and other pro-grade creatives who grew up using the company's machines have been waiting for: multiple references to the progressive rock band…
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