The US drought continues. Last month was the 12th driest in the 128-year history of records, and the 15th warmest. Check out the report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. (Photo: nccmrm97, Creative Commons)
Noted evangelical climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe says the recent report from the UN climate change panel is clear about what is going wrong with our climate, but it also shows a path forward. She is interviewed by Religion News Service
Humans have three years to halt the growth of CO2 emissions, which then must fall rapidly to avert the worst effects of climate change. That was the finding of the latest IPCC report, which also suggests solutions. The BBC reports. (Photo: garryknight, Creative Commons)
Share this breezy, fun — and incredibly thoughtful — graphic compilation with your church leaders to draft a strategy of simple steps to help in the climate crisis. A creative work of Sarah Lazarovic in YES! Magazine. (Photo: Kandyjaxx, Creative Commons)
The dangers of climate change are mounting so rapidly that they could soon overwhelm the ability of both nature and humanity to adapt, creating a harrowing future in which the planet is irreversibly damaged, a major new study has concluded. The New York Times reports. (Photo: Roberto Rizzato, Creative Commons)
We often think that facts and scientific argumentation alone can change the minds of climate-change deniers, but that’s often not true case — and may even prove counterproductive. In this brief video, climate scientist Katherine Hayhoe suggests approaches that can help build common ground and understanding.
After two weeks of intense deliberations in Glasgow, Scotland, diplomats from nearly 200 countries reached a deal to work together to stave off the worst effects of climate change for current and future generations. The Washington Post gives a helpful summary.
To the casual observer, the idea of the earth’s temperature rising another half degree Celcius sounds trivial, yet the consequences are cataclysmic for plants, animals, weather, and of course, humans. This New York Times article explains. (Photo: Roberto Rizzato, Creative Commons)
Hurricane Ida slammed into Louisiana exactly 16 years to the day that another massive storm, Katrina, battered the state. Scientific American reports how climate change is making New Orleans and other coastal areas much more vulnerable to hurricanes and tropical storms.
In their latest and most dire report to date, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change says climate change is widespread, rapid, and intensifying, and some trends are now irreversible, at least during the present time frame. Read the UN’s report.