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Climate change is severely straining the world’s oceans, creating profound risks for coastal cities and food supplies, a U.N. report finds.
www.nytimes.com/2019/09/25/climate/climate-change-oceans-united-nations.html
Warming waters and a series of dams are making the grueling migration of the Chinook salmon even more deadly — and threatening dozens of other species.
www.nytimes.com/2019/09/16/science/chinook-salmon-columbia.html
To survive global warming, Mojave Desert birds will need a lot more water — and they probably won't get it
www.latimes.com/environment/story/2019-10-04/global-warming-mojave-desert-birds-water\
The skies are emptying out. The number of birds in the United States and Canada has fallen by 29 percent since 1970, scientists reported on Thursday. There are 2.9 billion fewer birds taking wing now than there were 50 years ago.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/opinion/crisis-birds-north-america.html NT
The Climate Crisis Is the Battle of Our Time, and We Can Win We have the tools. Now we are building the political power.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/opinion/al-gore-climate-change.html?searchResultPosition=1 NT
Trees could reduce carbon in the atmosphere to levels not seen in nearly 100 years
www.latimes.com/environment/story/2019-07-04/
If the proposal is adopted, the government would no longer require oil and gas companies to inspect for and repair methane leaks from wells and pipelines.
www.nytimes.com/2019/08
Indonesia has promised to stop clearing jungle for plantations. So why are endangered apes still on the front lines of the conservation battle?
www.nytimes.com/2019/06/29/world/asia/orangutan-indonesia-palm-oil.html
The original moon shoot inspired billions. Calling climate action a moon shot isn’t a perfect parallel — but maybe we should try it anyway.
www.nytimes.com/2019/07/19/climate/moon-shot-climate-change.html
Experience our planet's natural beauty and examine how climate change impacts all living creatures in this ambitious documentary of spectacular scope.
www.ourplanet.com/en/
“One Planet” appeals to the sense of wonder as viscerally as any of its predecessors, but to a purpose. Here is this beautiful, rare thing, each episode says. It didn’t used to be rare! But it is now. And here is how we’re responsible. And here is a tangible thing we might do to fix it. The arc of each installment runs from beauty to loss to a concrete, hopeful example of a battered ecosystem that’s recovered.
www.nytimes.com/arts/television/our-planet-netflix-review.html
A dire United Nations report, based on thousands of scientific studies, paints an urgent picture of biodiversity loss and finds that climate change is amplifying the danger to humanity.
www.nytimes.com/climate/biodiversity-extinction-united-nations.html
Global warming has caused such extensive damage to the Great Barrier Reef that scientists say its coral may never recover. According to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, baby coral in Australia's Great Barrier Reef have declined by 89% due to mass bleaching in 2016 and 2017.
www.cbsnews.com/news/great-barrier-reef-dying-climate-change-caused-decrease-in-new-coral-study-says/
The Thwaites Glacier on Antarctica’s western coast has long been considered one of the most unstable on the continent. Now, scientists are worried about the discovery of an enormous underwater cavity that will probably speed up the glacier’s decay.
www.nytimes.com/climate/thwaites-glacier-antarctica-cavity.html
Earth’s oceans had their warmest year on record in 2018, a stark indication of the enormous amount of heat being absorbed by the sea as greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise, scientists reported Wednesday. The analysis by an international team of scientists confirms that the oceans are heating up much faster than previously recognized and that the pace of warming has accelerated sharply since the 1990s.
https://enewspaper.latimes.com/infinity
In “Climate Leviathan: A Political Theory of Our Planetary Future,” Joel Wainwright, a professor of geography at Ohio State University, and Geoff Mann, the director of the Center for Global Political Economy at Simon Fraser University, consider how to approach a problem of ... international dimensions.
www.newyorker.com/news/q-and-a/how-governments-react-to-climate-change-an-interview
What should we eat? Depends on who is eating. That’s one of the principal conclusions of a comprehensive report that sets out targets on how to feed the world in a way that’s good for human health and the health of the planet. Its lightning-rod recommendation is around beef and lamb, the two forms of livestock that require enormous amounts of land and water and produce heaps of methane.
www.nytimes.com/climate/meat-environment-climate-change.html
Greenland’s enormous ice sheet is melting at such an accelerated rate that it may have reached a “tipping point” and could become a major factor in sea-level rise around the world within two decades, scientists said in a study published on Monday.
www.nytimes.com/climate/greenland-ice.html
Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends up stored in their waters.
www.nytimes.com/climate/ocean-warming-climate-change.html
In just two years, President Trump has unleashed a regulatory rollback, lobbied for and cheered on by industry, with little parallel in the past half-century. Mr. Trump enthusiastically promotes the changes as creating jobs, freeing business from the shackles of government and helping the economy grow.
www.nytimes.com/interactive/us/politics/donald-trump-environmental-regulation
Greenhouse gas emissions worldwide are growing at an accelerating pace this year, researchers said Wednesday, putting the world on track to face some of the most severe consequences of global warming sooner than expected.
www.nytimes.com//climate/greenhouse-gas-emissions
Persistent warming in the Arctic is pushing the region into “uncharted territory” and increasingly affecting the continental United States, scientists said Tuesday. The Arctic has been warmer over the last five years than at any time since records began in 1900, the report found, and the region is warming at twice the rate as the rest of the planet.
www.nytimes.com/climate/arctic-warming
For decades, opposition to drilling has left the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge off limits. Now the Trump administration is hurriedly clearing the way for oil exploration.
www.nytimes.com/oil-drilling-arctic-national-wildlife-refuge.html
In the video, Ms. Gill zoomed in on a six-foot-long, stiff, glistening dolphin carcass, its mouth frozen into a toothy smile. The creature was one of more than 20 dead bottlenose dolphins that had washed up on local beaches in recent days.
www.nytimes.com/business/media/climate-change-news-media-red-tide-florida.html
Rising sea levels are bringing more nest-flooding tides that threaten to push the birds that breed in coastal marshes along the Atlantic Coast to extinction.
www.nytimes.com/science/saltmarsh-sparrow-extinction.html
A worldwide catastrophe is underway among an extraordinary group of birds — the marathon migrants we know as shorebirds. Numbers of some species are falling so quickly that many biologists fear an imminent planet-wide wave of extinctions.
www.nytimes.com/interactive/opinion/shorebirds-extinction-climate-change.html
On his first day as Secretary of the Interior, last March, Ryan Zinke rode through downtown Washington, D.C., on a roan named Tonto. When the Secretary is working at the department’s main office, a staff member climbs up to the roof of the building and hoists a special flag.
www.newyorker.com/magazine/the-damage-done-by-trumps-department-of-the-interior
Thomas Edison once said, “I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait until oil and coal run out before we tackle that.” The sun keeps rising and the costs keep falling! ...[T]he cost to produce one megawatt-hour of solar fell an incredible 86 percent between 2009 and 2017... solar in 2017 was less than half the price of coal the same year.
https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/fact-solar-energy-keeps-getting-more-affordable
A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far more dire picture of the immediate consequences of climate change than previously thought and says that avoiding the damage requires transforming the world economy at a speed and scale that has “no documented historic precedent.”
https://www.nytimes.com/climate/ipcc-climate-report-2040.html