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California Climate Assessment: Heat Waves, Forest Fires, and Floods to Increase Dramatically due to Climate Change

September 2, 2018

The state of California released a climate assessment that points to “apocalyptic” conditions if climate change is not halted or mitigated in the next 30 years. We discuss the report with one of the co-authors and a California EPA deputy director

Mass Media Fail to Link Heat Waves and Climate Change

August 2, 2018

Even though studies show that human-caused climate change is doubling the likelihood of heat waves, major news outlets consistently fail to make the link, which makes dealing with the problem far more difficult than it should be

Empire Files: The Sacrifice Zones of Hurricane Harvey

November 11, 2017

In this second installment of special coverage Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath, Abby Martin explores how the petrochemical industry dominates the city and why its low-income, Black and Latino areas are in the highest-risk areas for flooding and pollution, earning them the name “sacrifice zones.” Watch more on teleSUR

Climate Change

September 11, 2017
The effects of climate change will increase inequality and create conflicts across borders, while the U.S. military will to have to spend more money and resources on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, says Col. Larry Wilkerson

Saying Goodbye to Glaciers’: The Impact of Glacier Retreat

July 21, 2017

About half of the glaciers in Switzerland are expected to disappear in the next 25 years, and about 70% of the ice volume in Canada and in the Canadian Rockies will likely be gone by 2100, says University of Colorado research scientist Twila Moon

Rising Sea Levels Put Coastal Cities At Risk

July 20, 2017

With the current rate of sea level rise roughly twice as fast as it was over the course of the 20th century, coastal cities should brace for more flooding, says climate policy scholar Robert Kopp

Coastal Cities Unprepared for Major Floods As Sea Levels Rise

June 20, 2017

The Trump Administration is making it even harder for coastal cities to defend themselves against increased flooding brought about by climate change, says Michael Oppenheimer, professor of Geosciences and International Affairs at Princeton University

Study Links Extreme Weather Events to Climate Change

March 27, 2017

Dr. Michael Mann says the way climate change affects the jet stream is intensifying and increasing the regional scale of droughts and flooding

Climate Scientist: February Temperatures Consistent with Global Warming

March 5, 2017

Dr. Alan Robock says there’s an increasing frequency of strong storms, droughts and flooding; more impacts on agriculture; and rising sea levels – but the situation is not irreversible

Increasing Flooding Linked to Climate Change

March 6, 2016

Climate Central’s Ben Strauss highlights his study that found that three out four coastal floods over the last decade have been caused by climate change