Good News! Study Claims Global Warming Will Only Be Disastrous, Not Catastrophic

We all know the Earth is getting warmer. Everyone except Republicans knows the increase in temperature is related to carbon emissions from burning fossil fuels. Climate scientists don’t agree on how much average global temperatures will rise. Their best guess is they could go up as little as 1.5º Celsius or as much as 4.5º …

European Parliament Votes to Strengthen 2030 Renewables Goals and Set ‘Net Zero’ Emission Target

The European Parliament yesterday voted in favour of proposals to significantly strengthen the EU’s climate package through to 2030 and beyond, backing a higher renewable energy target, more ambitious binding efficiency goals, and a new 2050 ambition to build a ‘net zero’ emission economy. The vote sets up crunch negotiations with the European Commission and European …

Urban Farming Key in Fight Against Hunger and Climate Change

The urban farms sprouting up and across cities around the world aren’t just feeding mouths—they are “critical to survival” and a “necessary adaptation” for developing regions and a changing climate, according to a new study. Urban farms—which include plain ol’ allotments, indoor vertical farms and rooftop gardens nestled amongst busy streets and skyscrapers—have become increasingly …

New Study Showing Ozone Recovery Hailed as Model for Tackling Climate Crisis

Hailed as an example of how concerted global action can help solve a planetary crisis, a new study conducted by NASA scientists documented the first direct evidence that an international effort to ban chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) has led to the recovery of the Antarctic ozone hole. Published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters on Thursday, the …

Vehicles are Now America’s Biggest CO2 Source but EPA is Tearing Up Regulations

Some of the most common avatars of climate change – hulking power stations and billowing smokestacks – may need a slight update. For the first time in more than 40 years, the largest source of greenhouse gas pollution in the US isn’t electricity production but transport – cars, trucks, planes, trains and shipping. Emissions data …

Microsoft “AI For Earth” Project Will Democratize Access To Climate Change Data

Information is power. Until recently, information about the condition of the earth’s environment has been accessible only to a limited number of people — climate scientists, researchers, and government officials among them. On December 11 — the two-year anniversary of the Paris climate accords — Brad Smith, president and chief legal officer of Microsoft, announced …

How the World’s First Floating City Could Restore the Environment

The world got a little closer to the first floating city when the Seasteading Institute signed a memorandum of understanding with the French Polynesian government earlier this year. Not only could floating cities offer a sustainable place to live, but they could also potentially help coral reefs recover and provide a habitat for marine life, …