Tag: Global warming

Texas wildfires are a stark reminder of the consequences of climate change. (Op-Ed)

Texas wildfires are a stark reminder of the consequences of climate change. (Op-Ed)

The Texas panhandle is currently under a declaration of disaster due to rampant, devastating wildfires. Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that he issued this declaration in order “to deploy resources to 60 counties impacted by these devastating wildfires,” in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, on Tuesday. Dry conditions and above-average temperatures are […]

COP28 deal received with mixed impressions

COP28 deal received with mixed impressions

The recent COP28 climate summit saw 200 countries pledge to begin the transition away from fossil fuels for the first time. “Humanity has finally done what is long, long, long overdue,” European Union Commissioner for Climate Action Wopke Hoekstra said as the summit in Dubai concluded. The final document, approved Wednesday after extensive compromise, has […]

Inflation Reduction Act Officially Passed In The Senate 

Inflation Reduction Act Officially Passed In The Senate 

The passing of the Inflation Reduction Act on August 7th is a tremendous win for the Democrats, who have been repeatedly attempting to push climate change bills into the public eye. With the chaos that is the US government right now, climate change hasn’t exactly been at the forefront of American minds, but luckily Senators Chuck Schumer of New York and Joe Manchin of West Virginia have fulfilled their promise to enact new policies that will make at least some environmental difference. 

Flooding in Kentucky Leaves Hundreds Missing And 30 Dead

Flooding in Kentucky Leaves Hundreds Missing And 30 Dead

In the midst of forest fires in California and extreme heat waves nationwide, the most recent concern centers on devastating floods in the South, specifically the severe flash floods and storms currently affecting Kentucky. While the heavy rains began last week, this morning Governor Andy Beshear shared the heartbreaking news that now there are 30 documented fatalities due to the flooding, with hundreds of individuals currently missing and unaccounted for. Beshear grew emotional as he spoke of the six children that were killed in the flooding, with four of them being siblings all under the age of 10 who were seeking shelter on top of their roof of their home before the water surged through their community.

Teenager Surfer Bitten By Shark In Long Island

Teenager Surfer Bitten By Shark In Long Island

A string of shark attacks have been recently reported at Kismet Beach on Fire Island in New York, with the most recent attack affecting a 16-year-old boy who was surfing in the area last evening. This has now been reported as the sixth non-deadly shark attack in the area over the past month, with the surfer last night suffering a 4-inch long bite to the foot. Luckily, he was able to swim to shore and walk far enough until he could call for help before eventually going to the hospital for treatment.

Biden Wants To Issue Emergency Declaration Over Climate Concerns

Biden Wants To Issue Emergency Declaration Over Climate Concerns

As I sit writing in the scorching California sun, it is a relief to hear that President Joe Biden is doing everything he can to tackle climate change as Americans are forced to stay inside with the AC blasting amidst nationwide heat waves. Tomorrow, Biden will travel to a closed power plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, and reports have shared that he may use this public opportunity to “declare the climate crisis a national emergency.”

Flooding Closes Parts of Yellowstone National Park

Flooding Closes Parts of Yellowstone National Park

Dangerous flooding caused by heavy rain and melting snow impacted several counties in Montana beginning Monday. As a result, all five of Yellowstone National Park’s entrances have been closed, with no official date for reopening. The flooding has caused damage to roads and bridges as well as many homes and businesses. Videos on social media show entire homes and bridges being swept away with the rushing water. Park officials released a statement saying many of the roads are completely gone and
will require a significant amount of time for repairs.

Japanese Scientists Develop Edible Cement

Japanese Scientists Develop Edible Cement

While the purpose is not snacking on this cement in the middle of a construction project, scientists in Japan have developed a method for turning food waste into building material. This is the first time that cement has been created entirely from leftover food, and scientists hope that it could solve several issues from food waste to global warming.

Climate Activists Will Rally at White House

Climate Activists Will Rally at White House

Climate activists are coming together again to act on climate change at the White House and numerous large cities including Atlanta and Phoenix. Vincent Vertuccio organized many students across the United States for the “Fight for Our Future” rally. Their goal is to press on the government to cut pollution because it is affecting the planet in heating up temperatures more than ever.

If You Haven’t Noticed, the World is Melting and We Need to Do Something About Climate Change

If You Haven’t Noticed, the World is Melting and We Need to Do Something About Climate Change

This year, climatologists expect an increase of 1.96 degrees Fahrenheit over pre-industrial averages. This will be Earth’s hottest year yet. Deserts are already dry as it is, but forests are being affected with climate change as the land becomes bone dry.

Climate Change Remains Invisible in the State of the Union

Climate Change Remains Invisible in the State of the Union

Climate change is like a child who was forgotten in the car when the parents go out to eat for an evening meal. The crisis in Ukraine is strongly presented in the discussion of politics. War contributes a lot to climate change and yet the war on healing global warming barely scratched the surface of the recent State of the Union. President Biden stated that he would drive the United States to climate change purposes, but it was not mentioned in the State of the Union.

UN Calls New Report on Climate Change a “Code Red for Humanity”

UN Calls New Report on Climate Change a “Code Red for Humanity”

According to a report released Monday, in about a decade, temperatures on Earth will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent. The United Nations (UN) called this report a “code red for humanity.” Report co-author Linda Mearns says, “it’s just guaranteed that it’s going to get worse, nowhere to run, nowhere to hide,” according to AP News.

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