WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Killer heat fueled by climate change could cause an additional 150,000 deaths this century in the biggest U.S. cities if no steps are taken to curb carbon emissions and improve emergency services, according to a new report.
A unique response to the challenge of global warming is happening in rural areas of Peru, where a network of indigenous elders is working out how to adjust weather forecasts in the light of climate change, while taking measures to safeguard their crops."Before, things happened at the right time. Now, strange things are going on with the climate." This is the kind of comment that is heard frequently in dozens of rural communities throughout the departments (provinces) of Puno, Cuzco and Apurímac in the country's southern Andean highlands.
“What is a green roof?” you might ask. Well, green roofs are green in the literal sense, thanks to the presence of live plants. They are also green in contemporary social contexts, in that they save money while being ecologically-friendly.
Warm ocean currents are projected to melt the Filchner-Ronne Ice Shelf in the Weddell Sea area of Antarctica opening instabilities in the West Antarctic Ice sheet (WAIS) which will impact global sea level rise.
Know any folks who stick their heads in the sand about climate change or clean energy? How about your skeptical brother-in-law, or know-it-all aunt? Here’s how you could answer if they try to speak ostrich to you!