The dust has settled at COP27, the 27th United Nations Climate Conference at Sharm El-Sheikh in Egypt where a record 45,000 people registered to attend. The longest running summit of all the conferences, agreements made in the final moments has left us all with hope but also doubts.
After decades of failed attempts, the U.S. Congress in August 2022 passed a climate action bill. The climate legislation comes in the guise of the Inflation Reduction Act, the most pressing immediate issue for many voters. While it does aim to reduce the deficit and enable Medicare to
At any given moment thick, rolling smoke plumes covering several thousand acres are spewed out by raging wild fires burning all over the world. From Asia to Africa, Europe to North and South America, these extreme fires are exacerbated by heat waves and droughts, the perilous extreme weather
That women and children have long been victims of the adverse impacts of climate change is not surprising. As global warming creates more extreme weather conditions, women and children living in vulnerable, impoverished countries hit by floods or drought have suffered exponentially and are forced to leave their
A surprise deal made just last week between Democratic Senators Joe Manchin III of West Virginia and majority leader Chuck Schumer of New York has put into motion the most ambitious climate action plan ever taken by the United States. Manchin had been holding out on voting for
Climate Artist Melissa Fleming Editor’s Note: ClimateYou.org has long appreciated the climate artwork of Melissa Fleming and her popular blog The Weather Gamut, that discusses all things related to weather and climate change. Following is our interview with Fleming. ClimateYou: Is your approach to the weather/art connection
(Editor’s Note: This essay is excerpted from Artist/Writer M.Annenberg’s artist talk about the melting glaciers of the Hindu Kush) American democracy is skating on thin ice, when the potential loss of drinking water for one billion people, because of melting glaciers, is not considered news in the American
Alarm bells went off last month when the Supreme Court’s ruling clamped down on the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory authority to control carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions under the Clean Air Act. CO2 emissions are the main source of greenhouse gases causing the earth to overheat, changing the climate
In the wake of reactionary rulings by the Supreme Court that seized a woman’s right to abortion after the Justices had unleashed potentially lethal freedoms to gun owners, one can only shudder at the prospect of the court’s upcoming decision on West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Deep sea mining is a climate story. It’s a disaster waiting to happen. If undersea mining destroys poorly understood ecosystems, the results could be catastrophic for ocean life and the billions of people who depend for their lives and livelihoods on the life forms from large mammals like
New Yorkers can rejoice: Chippy, or known formally as the Champlain Hudson Power Express (CHPE) is the city’s big but controversial clean energy project that just cleared its final hurdle. It ain’t perfect, but not to build it would convey the message worldwide that trying to wean the
That the fossil fuel industry has unleashed its egregious influence to delegitimatize the serious threat of climate change is nothing new. Alarmingly, in the third and final report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), fossil fuel proponents exerting their editing prowess, urged cuts to be made