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What can I do about climate change?

Image copyright Getty Images “The moment of crisis has come” in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned. He spoke as BBC News launched a year of special coverage on global warming.Here are our answers to a range of readers’ questions.What are the most important things people can do? – Maureen Watt,…

What is climate change?

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOur Planet Matters: Climate change explainedScientists say global warming could have a catastrophic effect on the planet.Human activities have increased carbon-dioxide emissions, driving up temperatures. Extreme weather and melting polar ice are among the possible effects. So, what do we know about the Earth’s changing climate?What is…

Climate Change Threatens Water Resources for Nearly 2 Billion People

Where the Indus River and Zanskar River meet near Leh in Ladakh, India.Photo: GettyAround the world, billions of people rely on water from snow and glaciers. However, rising temperatures and political turmoil could mean rapidly diminishing water resources for these vulnerable regions—most notably being high mountain Asia according to new findings released at the American…

Good News For Climate Change: India Gets Out of Coal and Into Renewable Energy

Good News For Climate Change: India Gets Out of Coal and Into Renewable Energy (thebulletin.org) Posted by EditorDavid on Saturday December 21, 2019 @01:34PM from the going-green dept. “India has been aggressively pivoting away from coal-fired power plants and towards electricity generated by solar, wind, and hydroelectric power,” writes the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.Lasrick…

Is climate change impacting cuffing season?

Destruction of the Arctic. Millions of people forced out of their homes. An increase in devastating natural disasters. These are all impacts of climate change, which is very real and very terrifying. It seems that every week, scientists release new reports about how dystopian our future looks, if we even last much longer.  As someone…

Climate change: Anger as protestors barred from UN talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Protesters were chanting at the talks Environmentalists and observers have been barred from UN climate talks in Madrid after a protest inside the conference. Around 200 climate campaigners were ejected after staging a sit in, preventing access to one of the negotiating halls. Protesters said they were “pushed, bullied…

Climate change: Greenland ice melt ‘is accelerating’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe loss of ice from 1992 to 2018 has occurred mostly around the coast of GreenlandGreenland is losing ice seven times faster than it was in the 1990s. The assessment comes from an international team of polar scientists who’ve reviewed all the satellite observations over a 26-year…

Climate change models have been kicking ass since the 1970s

Half a century ago, before the first Apple computer was even sold, climate scientists started making computer-generated forecasts of how Earth would warm as carbon emissions saturated the atmosphere (the atmosphere is now brimming with carbon). It turns out these decades-old climate models — which used math equations to predict how much greenhouse gases would…