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Why Two Degrees Is So Important—Fossil Fuel Companies Can No Longer Ignore the Need to Act
“Who knows the perfect temperature for humans on this planet? I wouldn’t mind if it were warmer,” argued one businessman at a roundtable on climate change I was hosting at a conservative Christian...
Scientists Fight Proposal to Gut Leading Climate Research Center in Australia
Remember Paris? It was only a few months ago that governments from around the world agreed to pull together to address climate change, one of the greatest challenges of our time. This week, you...
Gullah/Geechee Nation Surviving and Thriving as the Sea Rises
This post originally appeared on the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s web site . Over the past five years, the Gullah/Geechee Nation’s leaders convened the members of the “Gullah/Geechee...
Climate Equity Report Gives Us Tools to Save Ourselves
The Union of Concerned Scientists’ USA climate equity report, Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Rising Seas, landed in my mailbox the same day two impassioned articles I wrote about the...
La equidad climática requiere mayor resiliencia ante el cambio climático en las comunidades en la primera línea de sus impactos
El informe que publica hoy la Unión de Científicos Comprometidos (UCS, por sus siglas en inglés), titulado Sobrevivir y prosperar ante el crecimiento de los mares , se enfoca en identificar...
Community-based Participatory Science is Changing the Way Research Happens—and What Happens Next
When I started working in environmental health the general rule was “the dose makes the poison.” But then new breakthroughs in endocrine disrupting chemicals turned that theory on its ear, showing...
Redefining Food Narratives: Thoughts and Reflections of a Rising Black Fooducator
I remember growing food in the third grade during garden club at Twin Oaks Community Garden in D.C. I grew onions, collard greens, and mustard greens. I’d bring my harvest home for my family to eat...
Engaging Scientists in Environmental Justice Communities
The environmental movement in this country went through a major culture shift in the 1980s, when organizers of color expanded their vision and redefined their goals. Many communities of color felt...
North Carolina Museum Bans Screening of Film “Shored Up” – Is the Political Climate a Factor?
Over the past few days I’ve had to consider the definition of several words that haven’t been part of my daily vocabulary, the biggest one being the word ‘banned.’ I’m the director of the documentary...
How Accurate are Future Projections of Climate Change? A Look at Past IPCC Reports Provides Some Answers
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has established a strong track record for projecting the future consequences of climate change. Though the process for producing the report can...