Tag Archive for climate

AOC and Bernie Sanders rally against mediocre climate change action

TwitterFacebook

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has delivered an impassioned speech about her Green New Deal to combat climate change, saying radical action, not a middle-of-the-road approach is needed.

The New York congresswoman joined Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally at Howard University in Washington on Monday, organized by activist group and big-time GND supporters the Sunrise Movement.

Ocasio-Cortez slammed politicians for not acting on climate change in the past, in…

AOC and Bernie Sanders rally against mediocre climate change action

TwitterFacebook

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has delivered an impassioned speech about her Green New Deal to combat climate change, saying radical action, not a middle-of-the-road approach is needed.

The New York congresswoman joined Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders at a rally at Howard University in Washington on Monday, organized by activist group and big-time GND supporters the Sunrise Movement.

Ocasio-Cortez slammed politicians for not acting on climate change in the past, in…

Bill Nye uses profanity and fire to stress the enormity of climate change

TwitterFacebook

Bill Nye just dropped a slew of F-bombs. 

As a guest on the May 12 episode of Last Week Tonight With John Oliver, the storied science communicator used profanity and half-jest to make a succinct point about Earth’s rising carbon dioxide emissions, which are now at their highest levels in millions of years: CO2, a potent greenhouse gas, will continue to relentlessly trap heat on the planet unless the U.S. and the rest of the world ambitiously slash their carbon emissions.

As of now, global…

Parents and teachers want climate change taught in schools

TwitterFacebook

An exclusive poll from NPR and market research organization Ipsos says more than 80 percent of American parents want their kids to learn about climate change. The poll also found that 86 percent of teachers agree with the sentiment.  Read more…

More about Climate, Science, Education, Mashable Video, and Climate Change

You can’t escape air pollution in national parks

TwitterFacebook

The National Park Service mission statement breathes some grand words, as the conservation agency intends to preserve the country’s natural resources “for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.”

But the Park Service can’t keep out air pollution.

A new report published by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) concluded that a whopping 85 percent of parks contend with unhealthy air. The problem is a respiratory toxin regularly created and found…

You can’t escape air pollution in national parks

TwitterFacebook

The National Park Service mission statement breathes some grand words, as the conservation agency intends to preserve the country’s natural resources “for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations.”

But the Park Service can’t keep out air pollution.

A new report published by the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) concluded that a whopping 85 percent of parks contend with unhealthy air. The problem is a respiratory toxin regularly created and found…

How the warming oceans can blind sea creatures

TwitterFacebook

Pilots flying at high altitudes need extra oxygen, or they’ll start to lose vision — and eventually pass out.

Similarly, creatures dwelling in the oceans also require oxygen to see. Unfortunately for them, the seas are now gradually losing oxygen, a problematic marine event known as deoxygenation. Recognizing that this loss of oxygen could also cause blindness in sea organisms, scientists at the Scripps Institution for Oceanography tested how reduced oxygen levels impacted the vision of…

How to talk to kids about climate change without scaring them

TwitterFacebook

When my 4-year-old daughter discovered the documentary series Blue Planet II, thanks to a relative who shares her love of marine life, I was thrilled that she wanted to watch it instead of animated standbys like The Octonauts and Llama Llama. 

I counted it as a parenting victory: My preschooler liked science and exploration and David Attenborough’s voice. When things got real and one sea creature ruthlessly ate another, I explained that it was an example of the food chain. Her grimace…

Fearless TV weather forecasters air the planet’s soaring carbon levels

TwitterFacebook

Mike Nelson’s weather forecasts on May 7, 2019 included more than powerful storm fronts, thick fog, and flurries of snow. The veteran meteorologist’s Denver television broadcasts, delivered three times a day, flashed the planet’s current level of carbon dioxide — a potent heat-trapping gas — on the screen. This number, which is now flirting with a historically unprecedented 415 parts per million (ppm), is easily the highest it has been on Earth in at least 800,000 years, though it’s…

Airborne NASA scientists just filmed something troubling in Greenland

TwitterFacebook

Scientists aboard a NASA airplane swooped over some of Greenland’s largest glaciers on Monday, spotting melted ice and raging rivers.

It’s significant, because though it’s not nearly summer, large blue ponds have already formed on the icy ground. NASA’s Operation IceBridge researchers observed this as part of their mission to watch for changes in Earth’s giant masses of polar ice. Greenland, in particular, has been melting at an accelerated rate for some two decades.

“Although the story…