How Youth Climate Activists Are Empowering Campaigners From Countries Suffering Most From Global Warming
Gladys Habu knows first-hand the devastation climate change is already visiting on the world. The 25-year-old has vivid memories of Kale Island, a tiny islet in the Solomon Islands archipelago where she used to swim and barbecue on the white sand beaches. It’s also where her grandparents used to live, decades back.
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Climate change is making people sick and leading to premature death, according to a pair of influential reports on the connections between global warming and health.
Scientists from the World Meteorological Organization released a preliminary report on the global climate which shows that the last decade was the warmest on record and that millions of people were affected by wildfires, floods and extreme heat this year on top of the global pandemic.
West Coast residents struggle with psychological burden of repeated evacuations as wildfire seasons worsen
Research has shown that natural disasters can bring on a host of psychological distresses, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety.
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"California's Watershed" is coming to a PBS station near you!
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UNITED NATIONS -- The head of the World Food Program says the Nobel Peace Prize has given the U.N. agency a spotlight and megaphone to warn world leaders that next year is going to be worse than this year, and without billions of dollars "we are going to have famines of biblical proportions in 2021."
David Beasley said in an interview with The Associated Press that the Norwegian Nobel Committee was looking at the work the agency does every day in conflicts, disasters and refugee camps, often putting staffers' lives at risk to feed millions of hungry people -- but also to send "a message to the world that it's getting worse out there ... (and) that our hardest work is yet to come."
Over the past year, the advent of a professional economy powered by people working from home has quickened the conversation about where to live, particularly among millennials. “Is now the right time to buy property in Minnesota?” “Is Buffalo the new place to be?”
How important is proximity to fresh water? Should you risk moving somewhere that has fire seasons? How far north do you have to go to find liveable summers?
Americans have defied the norms of climate migration seen elsewhere in the world, flocking to cities like Phoenix, Houston and Miami that face some of the greatest risks from soaring temperatures and rising sea levels.
Those patterns seem likely to change.
Restoring California’s forests to reduce wildfire risks will take time, billions of dollars and a broad commitment
A great article on reducing the risk of high-severity wildfires by Martha Conklin Professor of Engineering, University of California, Merced and Chronicles Group Advisory Board member Roger Bales, Distinguished Professor of Engineering, University of California, Merced.
Forest restoration basically means removing the less fire-resistant smaller trees and returning to a forest with larger trees that are widely spaced. These stewardship projects require partnerships across the many interests who benefit from healthy forests, to help bring innovative financing to this huge challenge.
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Over 4 million acres of California have burned this fire season. That's roughly the size of the state of CT. Environmentalist Jim Thebaut talks about his documentary "Beyond the Brink .. California's Watershed" and how the mishandling of CA water and forests is the cause of our long fire seasons among other issues in CA.