global warming

What Happens When the Alt-Right Believes in Climate Change

August 17, 2018

Casey Williams / Socialist Project. Last September, as record-breaking hurricanes thrashed the Caribbean and southeastern U.S., the white nationalist magazine American Renaissance (AmRen) asked its readers a question: “What does it mean for whites if climate change is real?”   In its bombastic response, the magazine bucked two decades of conservative dogma to offer an…

News Desk

August 17, 2018

Greece’s Government and Creditors Downplay Austerity’s Effects in ‘National Tragedy’ Wildfires

August 9, 2018

Greek journalist Aris Chatzistefanou says austerity has degraded Greece’s ability to manage threats to public safety

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

Extreme Heat Could Make One Third of Planet Uninhabitable

August 1, 2018

Climate scientist Michael Mann says that, under a business-as-usual scenario, the mass displacement of billions could trigger an unprecedented national security crisis

Trump Expected to Roll Back California’s Clean Air Plan

July 25, 2018

The Environmental Protection Agency will revoke California’s exception to the Clean Air Act that had allowed it to set higher clean air standards than the rest of the nation. This means auto manufacturers will be allowed to follow lower fuel efficiency standards and do not need to sell as many electric vehicles. We talk to…

How to prevent cooling from warming up the world

July 23, 2018

DW. Air conditioners and other cooling devices are critical for millions of people worldwide, particularly with rising temperatures. But while these appliances can save lives, they’re also big contributors to global warming.   On hot days, many of us automatically turn on the air conditioner or reach for a cold drink from the fridge without thinking twice…

The global heat wave that’s been killing us

July 23, 2018

DW. A heat wave is ravaging countries around the world. Although many celebrate sunny days, wildfires, wasted crops and health problems are some of the many disastrous consequences hot weather can have. Most of us enjoy sunny days and complain on rainy ones — yet behind the clear skies lies a less pleasant reality. Since June…

Heat Waves and Climate Change: Mass Media Fails to Make the Connection

July 3, 2018

The failure to link the increasing frequency and intensity of heat waves means that the general population remains relatively unaware of the urgency of climate change, says Jennifer Marlon of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

How Climate Change will Reduce Crop Yields and Spike Food Prices

June 23, 2018

A new study shows how climate change will impact global food security, particularly by reducing crop yields and increasing crop yield volatility. This, in turn, will have a strong effect on the prices of basic staples, particularly corn and rice. We speak Michelle Tigchelaar, one of the report’s authors