Anchorage, Alaska - A heat wave hitting Alaska may not rival the blazing heat of Phoenix or Las Vegas, but to residents of the 49th state, the days of hot weather feel like a stifling oven - or a tropical paradise.
BONN, Germany (AP) — From Bangkok to Miami, cities and coastal areas across the globe are already building or planning defenses to protect millions of people and key infrastructure from more powerful storm surges and other effects of global warming.
"People are realizing that we can't rely on the industrial food system much longer. The awakening that's happening is our greatest opportunity," says New Mexican farmer and activist Miguel Santistevan. This awakening has sparked the revival of local, sustainable food systems.
NEW YORK (AP) — Removable floodwalls would be erected in lower Manhattan, and levees, gates and other defenses would be built elsewhere around the city under a nearly $20 billion plan Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed Tuesday to protect New York...
Cathryn Wellner's insight:
Already battered by extreme weather, Bloomberg is proposing to take action to adapt to the climate impacts he sees coming.
On June 26, 2012, a fire in the Waldo Canyon region of El Paso County, Colo., jumped its containment line and burst into the western edge of Colorado Springs. By the time firefighters had controlled its spread, 346 homes had burned to the ground.
This graphic, from Information Is Beautiful, shows the terrifying math of climate change, and it’s a pretty good encapsulation of the problem we face.An increase of 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels is inevitable, given what we’ve already...
Lo and behold, the leaders of the two largest emitters of greenhouse gases came to an agreement to address the problem of climate change. Was it a visionary and bold plan to address emissions from the energy sector?