Heat is making our planet uninhabitable. Why isn’t this the top news story around the world?

In the 1973 sci-fi movie “Soylent Green,” the year 2022 is depicted as a world so ravaged by pollution that the temperature never drops below 90°F (32°C). Food is scarce; millions of people are homeless and crowd together in hallways just to sleep; the government has become overtly authoritarian. While things are not currently that bad (at least not yet), studies on climate change repeatedly indicate that the heat-based premise of “Soylent Green” is rapidly becoming close to reality....

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Climate change has already displaced more than 43 million children: U.N. report

A new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed that more than 43 million children were displaced due to weather events — all of which were linked to climate change — in the years from 2016 to 2021. This amounts to roughly 20,000 child displacements every single day.

The climate change-linked weather events included storms and floods (which comprised 95 percent of the incidents), followed by droughts and wildfires....

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If we can’t fix this “frightening” problem, then we have “no hope” of addressing the climate crisis

One of the world’s most prominent advocates for taking action to halt human-caused climate change is Dr. Michael E. Mann, a professor of earth and environmental science at the University of Pennsylvania. The climatologist and geophysicist’s latest book is “Our Fragile Moment: How Lessons from Earth’s Past Can Help Us Survive the Climate Crisis.”...

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The landscape in New York City is sinking, accelerating risk of sea level rise and flooding: study

As humans continue to dump greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, the resulting climate change causes sea levels to rise. Given that New York City is on average less than three yards above sea level, America’s largest metropolis is vulnerable to sea level rise, which will cause widespread flooding. Yet this process will be worsened by the vertical motion of the land itself, according to a recent study published in the peer reviewed journal Science Advances....

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Atmospheric acid test: Can the successes of reducing acid rain apply to the current climate crisis?

Democrats and Republicans once worked together to solve an environmental crisis. That sentence, admittedly, reads a bit like the start of a fairy tale. Long gone are the days when Republicans seemed to produce quasi-environmentalist presidents like Theodore Roosevelt and Richard Nixon. At the time of this writing, every single frontrunner for the Republican Party’s 2024 presidential nomination denies that humanity’s burning of fossil fuels is emitting greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide, which significantly contributes to global heating....

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