COVID-19, mass unemployment, as well as a rise of cleaner energy sources all contributed to lower greenhouse gas emissions responsible for overheating the planet and amplifying violent weather around the world. But clearly pandemic is not a climate strategy.
Tag: intergovernmental panel on climate change
IPCC Wake-Up Call: Global Emissions Must Peak by 2025
Earth could exceed 1.5°C of global warming – the “safe” limit for temperature rise outlined in the Paris Agreement, according to a landmark report by the world’s most senior climate scientists.
Fact-Checking Lamar Smith
Unpacking the National Climate Assessment and its call for urgent climate action. The summer of 2011 should have been a wake-up call for Texans. Not only was there a withering heat driven, in part, by human-caused climate change (remember those record-breaking 40 consecutive days of 100-plus temperatures?) but a crippling drought […]
Storm the Crossroads: How the Fracking ‘Revolution’ Gambles Our Already-Tenuous Future
We idle at a crossroads. It’s a harried intersection, to be sure, at a twilight hour. From one direction flow the rail cars of explosive oil, streams of latticed drilling rigs, water-sucking, chemical-spuming trucks, and the promise of mined Canadian oil sands snaking over the Ogallala – our nation’s largest […]
Lone Star Green: ‘Wise Women’ Deliver Stories From Climate Change’s Front Lines
With the release of yet another report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change chronicling the dangers our planet is steaming toward, it’s easy to forget that global warming is already damaging lands and injuring people worldwide. While the human impact from the recent uptick in billion-dollar disasters in the […]
IPCC: Humans Wrecking The Planet; Humans: /Shrug/
The most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report’s summary for policy makers (pdf) released today — the first installment of the UN-affiliated body’s fifth report — is in many ways exactly what one would expect: a further tightening of what we already knew. The takeaway at Twitter speed? The world is […]