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Emission Inequality: World’s Top 1% Frequent-Flying Elites Responsible For Half Of Global Aviation Emissions

4 Mins Read Frequent-flying elites representing only 1% of the global population are accountable for half of the aviation industry’s carbon emissions in 2018, a new study reveals. The paper is the most comprehensive look into the impact of frequent flyers to date and spotlights the enormous impact the world’s richest individuals are having on fuelling the climate […]

Madagascar: First Ever Indian Embassy To Go 100% Solar

4 Mins Read By: Malavika Vyawahare The Indian embassy in Madagascar went solar to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2, becoming the first Indian embassy to embrace renewable energy. An 8 KW solar power plant was inaugurated at the embassy premises in the capital Antananarivo in the presence of the Malagasy Prime Minister […]

Tibetan Plateau ‘Third Pole’ Pollution Linked To Arctic Sea Ice Loss

4 Mins Read By: Michael Allen New research suggests an atmospheric connection between Arctic sea ice melt and anthropogenic aerosol pollution over the Tibetan Plateau. The Tibetan Plateau is one of the world’s most pristine ecological regions. Known as the Third Pole, it contains the largest land ice masses outside the poles, with glacier meltwater contributing to water […]

The Global North Is Responsible For An Eye-Popping 92% Of Our Excess Carbon Emissions

3 Mins Read By: Rishika Pardikar The United States and European Union bear disproportionate liability for emitting to the atmospheric commons, new research argues. The United States is responsible for 40% of the climate breakdown the world is experiencing today, and the European Union is responsible for 29%, according to new research. In total, the Global North is responsible for […]

Why The U.S. Supreme Court Matters So Much For the Climate Crisis

4 Mins Read By: Mark Hertsgaard Imagine any serious adult saying they don’t know whether gravity is real. That, in effect, is what judge Amy Coney Barrett testified to the US Senate during her Supreme Court confirmation hearings last week. After demurring that she had no “firm views” about climate change, Barrett told California Democrat and vice-presidential nominee […]

Want To Know How Fast The Ocean Is Warming? Follow The Earthquakes

5 Mins Read By: Katherine Kornei By timing sound waves set in motion by earthquakes, scientists have estimated that the Indian Ocean is warming by roughly 0.044 K per decade. As greenhouse gases accumulate in Earth’s atmosphere, the planet holds on to heat that would otherwise dissipate into space. The bulk of that extra warmth is being absorbed […]

New U.N. Report Calls For Global Investment Into Climate Hazards Adaptation

4 Mins Read A new report on the climate released by the United Nations has called on all nations to upscale adaptation investment, from improving access to risk information to implementing early warning systems. With extreme weather and climate events set to increase drastically in frequency and severity as a result of the climate crisis, the research says […]

Top Scientist To World: Second Trump Terms Means ‘Game Over’ For Climate

6 Mins Read By: Mark Hertsgaard Michael Mann, one of the world’s most eminent climate experts, says Earth’s future ‘is in the hands of American citizens’. Michael Mann, one of the most eminent climate scientists in the world, believes averting climate catastrophe on a global scale would be “essentially impossible” if Donald Trump is re-elected. A professor at Penn State […]

How Does Joe Biden’s Climate Plan Stack Up To The Green New Deal?

7 Mins Read By: Jeff Berardelli At the first presidential debate on Tuesday night, former Vice President Joe Biden said point-blank that he does not support the Green New Deal — a progressive plan which not only aims to aggressively tackle climate change but also encompasses many other issues like social justice, jobs, housing and health care.  In response, President […]

East Africa Nations Are Fighting E-Waste With New Responsible Policies & Plans

4 Mins Read By: Hope Mafaranga As Uganda develops its e-waste policy, neighboring Rwanda establishes a broad-based plan involving incentives and high-tech facilities. As many countries in Africa embrace the latest technology—smartphones, computers, and other electronic gadgets—few have developed national strategies for managing the resulting e-waste. E-waste may include electrical and electronic assemblies, scrap, and batteries. Some contains […]

Indian Fracking Companies Are Exploiting A Dearth Of Regulation & Causing Environmental Havoc

5 Mins Read By: Shashikant Yadav Corporations in India can explore shale gas reserves without obtaining environmental clearances. Oil and gas corporations have been allowed to begin drilling and other hydrocarbon exploration activities in India without conducting environmental impact assessment (EIA) studies or public consultations since the beginning of this year. The corporations are free to use any hydrocarbon exploration […]

Vote For The Planet: What The US Elections Could Mean for Climate Progress

6 Mins Read By: Mark Hertsgaard The people have marched, and now it’s time to vote. What follows are not candidate endorsements. Rather, this nonpartisan guide aims to inform voters’ choices, help journalists decide what races to follow, and explore what the 2020 elections could portend for climate action in the United States in 2021 and beyond. Will the White House […]

China’s Bold New Carbon Neutral Plan: Here’s What You Need To Know

4 Mins Read Last week, President Xi Jinping made a surprise announcement during the United Nations conference that China will drastically slash emissions and reach net-zero by 2060. As the world’s biggest polluting nation, the country’s renewed commitment to reducing its carbon footprint could have a significant impact on limiting global temperature rise, and could even spur other […]

Climate Crisis: Can We Reverse All The Damage Trump Has Done?

11 Mins Read By: Hannah Murphy, with contribution from Andy Kroll What Joe Biden would need to do starting from Day One to correct the course of U.S. climate policy. When he talks about the Trump administration, David Doniger likes to say: “Imagine where we’d be if they knew what they were doing.” The climate lawyer and senior […]

New Surveys Shows U.S. Liberals Feeling More Climate Anxious Than Ever

6 Mins Read By: Mike Ludwig Polling shows that people in the United States are taking climate change more seriously today than they were five years ago, but views on climate change remain sharply divided along partisan lines as the November elections loom. Concern about climate change remains higher in dozens of other countries, particularly in nations such […]