Tick, Tick, Tick
As temperatures head up + up, dangerous disease-bearing ticks march north
As temperatures head up + up, dangerous disease-bearing ticks march north
Key legal decisions + key legal principles that will be in play as federal courts hear the next generation of climate cases
More heat? Check. More drought? Check.But now, there is more of both together. Uh-oh
"Most of the increase in direct impact from climate hazards to date has come from greater exposure to hazards rather than from increases in the mean and tail intensity of hazards. In the future, hazard intensification will likely assume a greater role."
By 2035, the sale of news gas-powered cars in California will be banned. But, as climate activists have noted, there is no ban on oil drilling or fracking in the state
Earther, an environmental news website nested within Gizmodo, seeks an experienced Staff Writer/Reporter with a critical eye + the ability to ask (and answer) big questions about the climate crisis
What is sustainability management + what can it accomplish?
Guys, this is really, really bad. Our message is not getting through.— Dr. Genevieve Guenther (@DoctorVive) September 23, 2020
In a new @YaleClimateComm @ClimateNexus poll, #ClimateChange came in 13th out of 18 issues "most important" to respondents' votes in November.
People STILL don't understand the urgency.
Chinese President Ji pledges his nation to reaching carbon neutrality while President Trump goes on about the "Chinese" flu at the opening day session of he UN
Weary of California's climate chaos, there's talk of relocation - to destinations far away as Brooklyn
" I know that if we continue on our current trajectory, things are going to be real, real bad. But I also know that we can stop that trajectory, we can make things a lot better, not just for the climate, but in all these other ways that are related." Kate Marvel, climate scientist
Justice Ginsburg's Supreme Court record of environmental decisions
The Union Square Climate Clock displays the Earth's climate action countdown for 7 days, starting September 21
Start with the affirmation, we’re planning to stay. Then, Dr. Mindy Fullilove asks, “What do we need to make that possible?”
The 1903 transit options for crossing the Brooklyn Bridge
Non-US electric vehicle sales rise as prices near parity with fossil-fueled vehicles. Are fossil-fuelers worried?
Oceans' capacity for absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is running out, this will speed up the timeline of our climate crisis
The Sierra Club seeks a Chief Advancement Office, who reports directly to the Executive Director to support National + Chapter activities including directors responsible for major donor, foundation, planned giving + direct response fundraising programs
Plans are underway to expand the EU's Emissions Trading Scheme, the world's biggest GHG market
The Arizona Senate race is running hot, but while the climate crisis is not a big campaign issue, prospects for a Democratic Senate majority are getting national attention
Climate scientist and wildfire expert Park Williams from @Columbia @earthinstitute @LamontEarth says that the relationship between warming, dryness and fire is exponential. Meaning that for each degree of extra warming, wildfires increase even more rapidly. Watch our special here https://t.co/YQled6h3mp— Jeff Berardelli (@WeatherProf) September 18, 2020
A rousing cheer for a new idea
In the race between Doug Jones + Tommy Tuberville for Alabama's US Senate seat, candidates' differences on the climate crisis couldn't be starker
While producing more GHG pollution than the US + EU combined, China contemplates more stringent clean energy goals
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission reports on the major risks to the stability of the US financial system posed by the climate crisis
Happening now: climate change is changing the Arctic in profound ways
After the NYC Transportation Department had to walk back its excuse that the delay in creating rapid bus lanes resulted from running out of red paint, what's today's excuse?
The looming climate crisis means forced US climate migration + systemic risks to the financial system
You'd think, given the essential role mass transit plays in the life of NYC, that executing the Mayor's Better Buses plan would get top priority, but no.
2024 could be the year the Earth hits a climate red line temperature rise of 1.5 degrees C. For now, that should be temporary
A guide to the great trees of Central Park, now that you know, have a look-see in person
Decarbonizing industry must start now. Begin here
...But outside the EU, that's not what they're getting
"[S]o much space is required for the 95% of the time our cars sit idle that Los Angeles, for example, devotes an area larger than the land mass of Manhattan just for parking." The Guardian, Sept. 1, 2020
Add widespread water insecurity that fuels conflict, social unrest + migration to the list of harms inflicted by the global climate crisis
If scientists can model the climate system & predict worsening wildfires, newspapers can damn well figure out how to report it. It's not rocket (or climate) science.— Geoffrey Supran (@GeoffreySupran) September 8, 2020
As @emorwee says, failure to do so is "abdication of journalistic responsibility". 1/nhttps://t.co/mbYlb2EKKW
Boston Green New Deal advocates embrace hands-on education + job programs for racial justice as part of COVID recovery + meeting a 2040 citywide carbon neurality goal
By combining detailed local knowledge with sustained disaster planning + political support, US communities can minimize rising hurricane damage
... but government policy plays an indispensable role, even though it typically moves much slower than markets
Using streets for voting booths instead of cars is just one of many ways cities can get their mojo back as they revive from the pandemic
I'm proposing a bike-to-school plan for NYC high school students.— Scott M. Stringer (@NYCComptroller) September 3, 2020
Reimagining our streets is not a job we can postpone until after the pandemic.
Congestion is soaring and bus speeds are falling. It's time to rethink our transportation strategy.https://t.co/jQ80kW0VgT
Australia is on track to match 2019’s record for 6.3 gigawatts of new renewable capacity this year, with rooftop solar booming
The 27-nation EU considers more stringent emissions rules to reach its 2050 zero emissions goals
Scenic Hudson seeks an Executive Director of Policy, Advocacy + Science. The mission of the position is leading initiatives to preserve + restore the riverfront + critical landscapes of the Hudson Valley as a public + natural resource.
How citizens can get the climate crisis on the must-teach list of every state in the nation, at present only 36 states have such requirements
Dear Mr. Mayor, we convened, we conversed, we cogitated + we proposed "surface transit" ideas to remake how NYC uses its streets + benefits its people. We're still waiting to hear back from you + get into high gear
Proud to have joined this demo today. Insurance markets like @LloydsofLondon are locking us into runaway emissions by supporting some of the most extreme examples of environmental injustice world-over. Financial practises like this are on the wrong side of history. https://t.co/dcxb1iRzzx— Rob Abrams (@Rob_K_Abrams) September 1, 2020
Facing a surge in auto-related deaths, NYC cuts speeds limits to 25 MPH on 9 streets, but will speedsters be punished?
Upgrading indoor air ventilation, both quality + quantity, could be key to cutting COVID infections
It's easy to provide NYCHA residents with up-to-date clean heating + cooling systems that enhance their comfort while protecting the environment
The brightest item in today's inbox, the International Nighttime Design Initiative