Tag: Climate Change

Amazon signs Climate Pledge to advance Paris Climate Accords goals by 10 years

During a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. this morning, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos alongside former United Nations climate leaders unveiled the Climate Pledge, where businesses commit to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement 10 years ahead of schedule. Amazon will become the first signatory, pledging to reduce and offset […]

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How Energy Companies Corrupt State Politics

In 2017, a coalition of Democratic activists and party leaders led a “Blue Wave” in Virginia, flipping 15 Republican-held House seats and becoming a vessel of hope for Democrats nationwide. This year, every seat in the Virginia House of Delegates is an open race, and Democrats have a shot at taking control of the state […]

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The EPA Is Rolling Back California Emissions Standards — Here’s Why That Matters

California, the joke goes, is basically its own country. With roughly 10 percent of the total population of the U.S., the Golden State is home to three of the nation’s 10 largest cities, 53 representatives in the House of Representatives, and a state government that often holds the power to effect change on a federal […]

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Researchers use machine learning to predict large wildfires

A multidisciplinary group of researchers from the University of California, Irvine created a machine learning model to predict the potential of large wildfires from the time of ignition. The decision classifier model uses a single dataset to predict whether a fire will be large roughly 50% of the time, outperforming more complex models tested by […]

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The Climate Disaster Inside America’s Prisons

Global warming far and away is the most pressing issue facing the United States (and the rest of the planet). The fast-approaching climate reckoning is bigger than the presidential election, bigger than our imperialist forever wars, bigger even than the virulent fascist threat that’s taken root in the White House and spread its tendrils across […]

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Jonathan Safran Foer on Our Moral Obligation to Eat Better

At the United Nation’s climate conference in Poland last year, I sat around a dinner table with a group of Polish forestry experts, environmental journalists, and two climate deniers—female radio journalists from Texas who said they had been attending the conference for years to bring back behind-the-scenes stories of the climate movement’s failures. The women […]

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The Blood-Dimmed Tide

It’s the year 2100. The nationalist ideology popularized by Donald Trump, Jair Bolsonaro, and Boris Johnson has not only retained its hold on industrialized nations, but also expanded amid conditions of climate upheaval. Many of the world’s major powers have spent the last several decades focusing on themselves. Borders have closed. International investments in education […]

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We Taste-Tested Two Chicken Sandwiches (With Better Sourcing Policies Than Popeyes)

The summer of 2019 brought the great chicken wars. Popeyes changed the game when they released their sandwich to the masses, giving rise to The Purge levels of chaos and endless opinions about what makes a great fried chicken sandwich. Over the next few weeks, that conversation widened beyond just sauce, spiciness, and bun quality. […]

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Rihanna Says You’d Be a Fool to Ignore Climate Change

Our world is changing. Weather consistency is a thing of the past and we are clearly dealing with the repercussions of climate change. Glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, and it’s not looking too good for mother earth. Your country’s current “leadership” scoffs at the idea that climate change is crippling our planet and […]

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The Democratic Party’s Addiction to Dirty Money

After years of largely ignoring climate change, CNN’s seven-hour marathon forum poured a Gatorade bath of climate content all over America’s head. It was neither pretty, nor fun. And Joe Biden, the Democratic Party’s presidential front-runner, emerged from it with a major metaphorical black eye, to match his physically bloodied one. In the hours leading […]

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The Best Way to Fight Fires in the Amazon

G7 summits, gathering the world’s most powerful men and women around a table, have previously dealt with issues like North Korea, nuclear proliferation, Iran, Russia, trade deals, terrorism. At last week’s meeting in Biarritz, France, world leaders found themselves grappling with an existential threat from an unusual direction: the Brazilian government.  The Amazon rainforest, which […]

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Kamala Harris Proposes Spending $10 Trillion (Yes, That’s Trillion With a ‘T’) to Fight Climate Change

Photo: Justin Sullivan (Getty) A problem of global proportion perhaps demands a solution of similar dimensions, and on Wednesday, Democratic presidential hopeful and U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris proposed a $10 trillion plan to combat global warming, aka climate change. The California senator announced her plan Wednesday ahead of a CNN-sponsored Democratic candidates’ forum on ways […]

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At Least 7 Reported Dead in Bahamas Following Hurricane Dorian’s Devastation

Photo: HeadKnowles Foundation (via Getty Images) As Hurricane Dorian finally pulled out of the Bahamas Tuesday night, Prime Minister Hubert Minnis had a grim assessment of the devastation caused by the storm, which had pummeled the islands for three straight days. “We are in the midst of one of the greatest national crises in our […]

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Make Democratic Leaders Pay for Their Climate Cowardice

Climate coverage in the 2020 election is set to reach unprecedented levels this week, with CNN’s seven-hour “Climate Crisis Town Hall” slated for September 4. It will be the most attention ever devoted to climate change in a presidential campaign, far eclipsing the meager (and yet somehow also record-setting) 20-minute discussion of climate change at […]

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The Climate Change Policies Of Every Serious Presidential Contender

UPROXX In July 2019, only four percent of Americans said that climate change is the most important issue facing our country today. According to Gallup, Americans are more concerned with immigration, race relations, health care, and “the government.” But climate change is directly affecting migration patterns; a vast number of environmental disasters directly impact people […]

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Norway unveils energy-positive building showcasing smart city potential

A new office building being unveiled today in Norway follows a template that its partners hope will spark greater momentum for a smart city movement designed to slow climate change. Powerhouse Brattørkaia will be the latest and biggest energy-positive building in Norway. Located in the city of Trondheim, which has already been recognized as one […]

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Millennial Parents Are Failing Their Children

Parents, myself included, regularly say they’d do anything for their children. They’d step in front of a bus for them, take a bullet for them, go full mama- or papa-bear to demolish—nay, obliterate!—whomever dares threaten them. Well, the bus is barreling forward, the gun has been fired. So why the heck haven’t millennial parents stepped […]

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It’s Not Enough to Stop Amazon Deforestation

For three weeks, swaths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil have been engulfed in flames—2.5 million acres to be exact. Another 1.8 million acres are burning in neighboring Bolivia, and thousands of fires are raging in the forests of Angola and the Democratic Republic of Congo, in Central Africa. This has frightening implications for the […]

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