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Yale Climate Media Forum: Project offers giveaway bikes

Bicycles are an eco-friendly way to get around. But many people do not know how to ride a bike, and some people cannot afford one. So an organization in San Francisco’s Excelsior neighborhood came up with a solution. Twice a

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Scientist skis into Rockies to collect data

Each week, Jennifer Morse of the University of Colorado Mountain Research Station ventures high in the Colorado Rockies to a place called Niwot Ridge. She often makes the trip on skis, and after the first few miles, it can get

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2017-06-22 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Cli-fi books for the summer solstice

Cli-fi, or climate fiction, is a genre of fiction that transforms climate science into human stories. The genre’s authors explore what it means to be human in a world beset by warming temperatures, intense storms, and rising seas, and they speculate on how

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2017-06-21 12:10   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Mr. Eternity: Interview with the author

In Aaron Thier’s novel Mr. Eternity (recently released in paperback), an ancient and beguiling figure known as Old Dan lives nearly a thousand years, from the 1500s to the 2500s. During that time, sea levels rise, the climate warms, the

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Yale Climate Media Forum: New energy law benefits the poor

Illinois recently passed a sweeping new energy law that includes a program to help low-income people tap the benefits of solar energy. Pino: “It will fund incentives for rooftop solar projects in low-income communities. It will fund community solar projects

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2017-06-21 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Teaching global warming in English class

Most kids learn about carbon pollution and sea-level rise in an earth or environmental science class. But for students at Choate Rosemary Hall High School in Connecticut, learning about climate change doesn’t stop there. Siperstein: “I truly think it needs

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2017-06-20 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: With Paris withdraw, cities move to center stage

On June 1, when President Trump announced that the U.S. would pull out of the 2015 Paris Climate Agreement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced (see here and here) that his city and 60 others have another plan. “The President’s

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2017-06-19 12:10   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: A look at the ‘97%’ science consensus meme

About 97 out of every 100 climate scientists regularly publishing in peer-reviewed journals accept scientific evidence that Earth is warming primarily because of human emissions. True or False? And according to research in 2016, roughly 11 percent of the public

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Talking to kids about global warming

Parents have always had to find ways to talk about tough topics with their kids: sex, drugs, money. Now there’s a new topic to tackle: climate change. Dan Thiem is a campground owner in California and father of two boys.

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Dad: Parents are force for climate action

John Friedrich’s career has always focused on social justice and environmental issues. But after the birth of his daughter, he became even more committed. Friedrich: “Becoming a dad really deepened my connection at a personal heartfelt level to do everything

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2017-06-16 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Zika’s link to climate change

The Zika virus has been infecting humans in Africa and Asia for decades, so most people there are immune. But in 2013, Zika arrived in South America for the first time. People there had no prior exposure or immunity to

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2017-06-15 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: San Diego commits to 100% clean electricity

San Diego recently became one of the largest cities in the country to commit to the goal of 100 percent clean electricity city-wide. It’s just one part of a climate action plan that aims to cut the entire city’s global

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2017-06-14 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Northeastern states moving on carbon pricing

The idea of putting a price on carbon to lower greenhouse gas emissions has been around for some years. Since the Trump administration took office in January, it’s actually been gaining traction, notwithstanding the administration’s aggressive efforts against addressing climate

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Natural disasters endanger Latino communities

When natural disasters strike, low-income, Latino communities are often hit hardest. They tend to be located in vulnerable areas and it’s harder for low-income people to prepare for and recover from storms. And they don’t always get the disaster relief

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Wildfires and climate change fuel each other

As a tree grows, it pulls carbon out of the atmosphere and stores it in its leaves, wood, and roots. But when a tree dies, that stored carbon is released. Collins: “It becomes a source to emit carbon over time

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2017-06-12 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Pitchers hit batters more when it’s hot

Professional baseball pitchers can throw more than one-hundred miles per hour. So when a batter gets hit by a pitch, it hurts. It’s often not clear if the hit is intentional. But … Larrick: “There’s a kind of long-standing tradition

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2017-06-09 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Are floating cities the future?

While some people are planning for life on Mars, there’s a new movement of so-called “Seasteaders” planning to colonize a frontier a lot closer to home. Quirk: “Seasteading is building politically independent cities that float on the ocean.” That’s Joe

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2017-06-08 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Western coalition aims to cut emissions

From mighty forests to small oyster hatcheries, the Pacific Coast provides a rich set of natural resources. But many of these resources are threatened by fires, droughts, and other climate change impacts. So in 2008, the governments of California, Oregon,

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2017-06-07 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Pros and cons of fracking: Research updates

Fracking to extract gas and oil from shale rock remains among the most controversial practices in the new energy landscape. It’s also among the least well-understood … by pundits and perhaps also by many proponents and opponents. Curiosity about fracking,

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2017-06-06 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Why a farmer is flooding his fields

At Terranova Ranch in California, the farm fields are covered in water for months. It sounds like a farmer’s worst nightmare, but it’s actually on purpose. General Manager Don Cameron says that over the past 35 years, groundwater levels in

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Trap kills mosquitoes without chemicals

The whine of a mosquito is not just annoying. In some regions it’s menacing. Mosquitos can carry serious diseases such as Zika and Dengue, which are spreading. Roberto Barrera at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Puerto Rico

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2017-06-05 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Hotter days raise risks for farmworkers

California farms produce a huge share of the fruits and vegetables consumed in the United States. Picking those crops is tough, sweaty work. And when the mercury rises, heat stroke is a real danger. Sauceda: “Yes, workers need to do

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2017-06-02 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Books, reports on communicating climate change

Communicating climate change has been part of the core mission of Yale Climate Connections since its inception, in 2007, as The Yale Forum on Climate Change and the Media. But in the ten years that have passed, the particulars of

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2017-06-01 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Cities prepare for global warming

Extreme weather from heat waves to flooding is becoming more common – and deadly – as the climate changes. Cities are responding in different ways. For example, a heatwave in the 1990s caused more than 700 deaths in Chicago. In

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Deadly threat to dogs on the rise

Two years ago, when Katie Stone took her five-year-old dog Josie out for a walk along scenic Lake Chabot in California, she never thought it would be the last time. But just hours after frolicking on the shore, the chocolate

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Teachers question Heartland climate mailing

When Kelsey Singer, a student at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Texas, learned about a book her teacher had received in the mail – Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming – she was perplexed and intrigued. Just who

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2017-05-30 12:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Daughter’s asthma inspires mom to act on climate

When you hear the words “air pollution,” you probably think of smog-filled cities, not the rugged coastline and wilderness of Maine. But Maine has high levels of airborne pollution, and high ozone levels on hot days. The state frequently has

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2017-05-30 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: How climate change could harm your health

What do allergies, asthma, post-traumatic-stress disorder, and Lyme disease have in common? They are all becoming more frequent as the climate warms. Global warming is expected to bring more dangerous heat waves, droughts, floods, and storms. According to a report

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2017-05-29 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Muslim group divests from fossil fuels

The Islamic Society of North America has announced an ambitious commitment to combat climate change. Catovic: “The responsibility to safeguard human life, to safeguard families, to safeguard the possibility of future generations having resources are among the requirements of the

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2017-05-26 12:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Books, reports on communicating climate change

Communicating climate change has been part of the core mission of Yale Climate Connections since its inception nearly a decade ago. But in the years since then, the particulars of the problem, and even some of the underlying assumptions, have

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2017-05-25 12:05   Click to comment


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