Tag: Global Warming

Overcoming Fear of Flying in the Bumpy Skies

Lately, at airport gates and security lines, I’m increasingly hearing other frequent fliers share stories of spilled coffee and sudden drops on planes. Threaded through nearly every conversation are questions about whether there has been an upswing in air turbulence, and whether climate change is to blame. Turbulence was never a concern for Ashwin Fernandes, […]

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How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. What should communities do as climate change escalates threats like sea-level rise? Until now, much of the focus has been on disaster response, with very little discussion of orderly, strategic retreat from areas at risk. After Hurricane Sandy in 2012, […]

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The DNC’s Climate Debate Is As Good As Dead

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The Democrats voted not to host a debate focused entirely on the climate crisis — a conversation that all of the leading presidential candidates support. Democratic National Committee officials voted down the resolution that would’ve called for an official climate debate by […]

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What if We All Ate a Bit Less Meat?

Welcome to the Climate Fwd: newsletter. The New York Times climate team emails readers once a week with stories and insights about climate change. Sign up here to get it in your inbox. ImageCreditTyler Varsell By Jillian Mock This week, we’re trying something different. Usually, our One Thing You Can Do feature highlights an idea […]

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Bernie Sanders Unveils $16 Trillion ‘Green New Deal’ Plan

WASHINGTON — Senator Bernie Sanders on Thursday will release a $16.3 trillion blueprint to fight climate change, the latest and most expensive proposal from the field of Democratic presidential candidates aimed at reining in planet-warming greenhouse gases. Mr. Sanders’s proposal comes one day after Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, who made climate change the central […]

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Fires in Amazon Rain Forest Have Surged This Year

RIO DE JANEIRO — Fires are burning in the Amazon rain forest at one of the fastest paces in years, Brazil’s space research center said this week. The center, the National Institute for Space Research, which monitors fires using satellite images, said on Tuesday that it had detected 74,155 fires this year in the world’s […]

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At Edinburgh Festivals, Climate Awareness Comes at a Cost

EDINBURGH — The weather has cooled since a Europe-wide heat wave brought record temperatures here last month. But climate change is still on people’s minds. At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest of the 12 festivals held in the city each year, the topic has dominated the theater program, with dozens of shows on the […]

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Midway Through His Year, Our 52 Places Traveler Answers Readers Questions

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Trump’s Rollback of Auto Pollution Rules Shows Signs of Disarray

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — The White House, blindsided by a pact between California and four automakers to oppose President Trump’s auto emissions rollbacks, has mounted an effort to prevent any more from joining the other side. Toyota, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors […]

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The Thick Gray Line: Forest Elephants Defend Against Climate Change

Poaching destabilizes nations, disrupts ecosystems and threatens biodiversity. A recent study suggests still another consequence: Some types of poaching may also accelerate climate change. Forest elephants — the smaller, endangered relatives of African savanna elephants — promote the growth of large trees that excel at storing carbon, according to research published in the journal Nature […]

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The City Just Sweated Through Its 10th-Hottest July Ever

Weather: It’ll be hot and sunny again, with temperatures rising into the upper 80s. Expect thunderstorms later in the day. Alternate-side parking: In effect until Labor Day (Sept. 2). ImageCreditJohannes Eisele/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images It was hot last month. In fact, it was the 10th-hottest July on record in New York City, according to […]

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Iceland Mourns Loss of a Glacier by Posting a Warning About Climate Change

They arrived on Sunday in parkas and ski hats, hiking across the rocky terrain where Iceland’s Okjokull glacier once flourished. Today it is a watery grave, which scientists and politicians say is the site of the nation’s first glacier lost to climate change. A lake of melted ice now dominates the landscape amid a barren […]

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The Species Act, Endangered: ‘Like a Plan From a Cartoon Villain’

In early May, a United Nations panel on biodiversity released a deeply troubling 1,500-page report warning that as many as one million plant and animal species were at risk of extinction worldwide. It strongly urged nations everywhere to accelerate efforts to save the marine and terrestrial life that remain — the mammals, the birds, the […]

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An Ice-Free Iceland Is Not a Joke

Eyjafjallajokull, Iceland’s sixth-largest glacier, gained worldwide recognition when the volcano lurking under it erupted in 2010. Large levels of volcanic ash caused air travel disruptions in Europe, and news reporters across the world struggled with the difficult pronunciation of Eyjafjallajokull, much to the amusement of us native speakers. A less-known and less-tongue-twisting glacier is Ok, […]

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Why Is Hollywood So Scared of Climate Change?

Humans ruined everything. They bred too much and choked the life out of the land, air and sea. And so they must be vaporized by half, or attacked by towering monsters, or vanquished by irate dwellers from the oceans’ polluted depths. Barring that, they face hardscrabble, desperate lives on a once verdant Earth now consumed […]

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NOAA Data Confirms July Was Hottest Month Ever Recorded

United States government scientists on Thursday confirmed that July was the hottest month on record, edging out the previous record-holder, July 2016. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that the global average temperature last month was 62.1 degrees Fahrenheit (16.7 degrees Celsius). That is 0.05 degree Fahrenheit higher than July 2016, and 1.7 degrees […]

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