Global Warming

Flood, fire and plague: climate change blamed for disasters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Extreme floods in Venice, fires in Australia and even an outbreak of plague in China have been attributed to climate change this week, while researchers have warned that global warming could saddle future generations with life-long illness. FILE PHOTO: A firefighter on property protection watches the progress of bushfires in Old Bar,…

California Fire Updates: Getty Fire Forces Evacuations in West Los Angeles as Kincade Fire Burns

Up and down the state, wildfires are driving residents from their homes. The fire threatens 90,000 buildings across an expanding evacuation zone. Published Oct. 28, 2019Updated Nov. 4, 2019 Sign up here for our California Today newsletter.VideotranscripttranscriptFirefighters Race to Contain Blazes Across StateA forecast of powerful winds and low humidity was expected to worsen conditions…

Gifts to buy your climate-denying uncle

NASA scientists, who once engineered spaceships that allowed humans to explore the dusty moon, have also provided evidence, for decades, that humans are unequivocally warming Earth. This warming — ushered in by the highest atmospheric concentrations of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in at least 800,000 years, though more likely millions of years — has a slew…

Australia Confronts ‘Catastrophic’ Fire Conditions

An emergency was declared for all of New South Wales as risk warnings reached their highest possible level.Bushfires in New South Wales, Australia, on Saturday.Credit…Tom Bannigan/Agence France-Presse — Getty ImagesNov. 11, 2019Updated 8:13 a.m. ETSYDNEY, Australia — Australia is bracing for cataclysmic wildfires on Tuesday, as officials warned that strong winds, high temperatures and parched…

Breaking: Earth Hot

Image: Copernicus Climate Change Service/ECMWFOctober is a time for pumpkin spice lattes, scarves—and record-breaking heat. Yup, October 2019 was the hottest October ever documented, but c’mon, does that surprise anyone anymore?The Copernicus Union Climate Change Service managed by the European Union announced these findings Tuesday, noting that this year’s October was 0.69 degrees Celsius warmer…

Teach Your Kids About the World With This Animated Series

Screenshot: Triviatopia (YouTube)If your kid has a wide range of interests—and a short attention span—they’ll probably be into Triviatopia, a series of educational animated videos on YouTube about everything from science, history and art to technology and the environment.Each video is just over two minutes long and features a cast of six quirky characters who travel…