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.
Europe has lead the world in efforts to reduce emissions that are linked to climate change, but this summer’s disastrous record floods have intensified calls for action. The Christian Science monitor reports. (Photo: US Geological Survey, public domain)
The intense heat broiling the Pacific Northwest has done apocalyptic damage to the shellfish and other creatures that are not able to withstand high temperatures. Is it a foretaste of the climate disaster to come? Newsweek reports. (Photo: Takver, Creative Commons)
Oregon and Washington are blistering under consecutive days of 100-plus-degree heat. Scientists say it’s the latest deadly effect of climate-change. A chilling post by Scientific American. (Photo: Roberto Rizzato, Creative Commons)
Humans have turned their “dominion” over creation into “domination,” says a blistering editorial in Christianity Today that calls on Evangelicals to listen to the scientists, not the climate-change skeptics, and get behind the effort to save the planet. (Photo: NASA, public domain)
Many believe there’s little to be learned from the Bible about global warming, but Katherine Hayhoe, a climate scientist and Christian disagrees. In this brief video she discusses how Scripture compels us to care. (Check out her Global Weirding series from PBS.) (Photo: Roberto Rizzato, Creative Commons)