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Climate Change Driving Immigration

Comments in a report in the Daily Beast today entitled Climate Change Sparked the Border Migration Crisis, address immigrants seeking entry to the United States, which has been headlining the news lately. Much of the coverage has focussed on the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy that led to the separation of

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OUR TAKE: Can the Pope work a Miracle with Big Oil & Big Money?

Some Big Oil and Big Money biggies are meeting with the Pope (biggest Big Religion) next week to talk climate change. Let’s hope they do more than talk. Three years ago Pope Francis issued an encyclical on the subject: “On Care for our Common Home.” The world is

OUR TAKE: Urban Agriculture a Key Element in Climate Change

An unlikely place for a vegetable farm is the 70,000-square-foot facility in Newark, New Jersey. But that’s where the urban agriculture pioneer AeroFarms has one of its many indoor farming operations. AeroFarms has partnered with Dell Technologies to produce tasty and nutritious leafy greens using data that tracks

OUR TAKE: Geoengineering is Not the Answer to Climate Change

Questions about the efficacy of geoengineering were the focus of a recent article on Huffington Post,  entitled “The Dangerous Belief That Extreme Technology Will Fix Climate Change.” Our take here at ClimateYou is that Geoengineering is not the answer to climate change. Thinking that a technological fix will stop global climate

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OUR TAKE: The Global Shipping Industry & Blocktrain

A recent Bloomberg news story, “The Blockchain on the High Seas” by Matt Levine, looks at how the blockchain can revolutionize the global shipping industry. Blocktrain technology, which Bitcoin uses, is a list of digital records, or blocks, that are chained together using cryptography. Levine points out that

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Shell Maps Radical Plan for its Energy Future & Ours: HYDROGEN

Royal Dutch Shell gets it; other Big Oil firms still do not. Shell sees hydrogen gas providing 10% of global energy consumption by 2070, with many cars, trucks, and even airplanes running on hydrogen, despite the current enthusiasm for battery-electric vehicles. Shell is being pushed by activist shareholders to

OUR TAKE: Time for an Underground Supergrid by ClimateYou editor Abby Luby

Over a week ago, raging winds slammed the U.S. east coast, flooding coastal cities, toppling trees, downing power lines. Here in Westchester, New York, a large county directly north of New York City, most residents lost power for several days and many, like me, for over a week.

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Climate Change Pushing Species Extinction

The Guardian has just published an article entitled, “The Terrifying Phenomenon that is Pushing Species towards Extinction,” by freelance science journalist David Derbyshire and about how climate change is contributing to the rise in mass mortality events (MMEs).  A study by the National Academy of the Sciences found

OUR TAKE: Will a New Natural Gas Line honor the Paris Agreement?

According to a recent article on Bloomberg.com,  German Chancellor Angela Merkel is favoring  a new Liquefied Natural Gas Line (LNG), the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline from Russia. We all know that Germany is cold in winter. It gets a third of its natural gas heating needs from

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Time to Sell Your Beachfront Property?

An article by Peter Hess a few days ago on inverse.com shows the alarming rate of sea level rise revealed by 25 Years of Satellite Data. Scientists using satellites and carefully correcting for such atmospheric anomalies as the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, various calibration errors, and the fact that the