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Yale Climate Media Forum: Loss of tropical forests makes climate change worse

Forests are among nature’s best defenders against climate change – if we could just leave them alone long enough that they can fulfill their destiny as avid carbon consumers. Trees naturally suck carbon dioxide out of the air, a function […]

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Brooklyn restaurant aims for carbon neutrality

In Brooklyn, a neighborhood restaurant called Mettā opened last year. Diners come for meats cooked over a wood fire, pickled vegetables, and cocktails with ingredients like spiced cherry brine and black pepper. But co-owner Henry Moynahan Rich is devoted not […]

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate Mobilization plea: Cities must declare emergency

In a lead-up to the 2016 Democratic Party nomination, candidate Bernie Sanders characterized Hillary Clinton’s approach to global warming as slow and bureaucratic. Calling the Paris Agreement “a lot of paper” during a debate broadcast on CNN, he claimed that […]

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2018-09-20 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Sea-level rise hits real estate

Along coastlines, some homes that are currently high and dry could be flooded as seas rise over the next century. The threat may be several decades away, but the real estate market is already responding. Ryan Lewis of the University […]

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2018-09-20 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: New hope for a former whaling port

New Bedford, Massachusetts was once a busy whaling port. That industry is long gone, but the city is looking seaward again. Morrissey: “Offshore wind may become another very important part of the maritime economy that literally created this city.” New […]

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2018-09-19 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Scientists on emotional responses to climate risks

Anger. Fear. Frustration. Grief. Hopelessness and helplessness. And shame. They’re just some of the wide range of emotions people often feel quite normally and naturally, often subconsciously, when encountering scientists’ explanations of risks posed by a warming climate. But keep […]

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2018-09-18 11:10   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: ICYMI: Coping with a sense of ‘no hope’

We all know what it’s like to feel despair about our future under climate change. But of course this is a dead-end and paralyzing emotion. How can we best understand our despair, and what can we do with it? Some […]

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2018-09-18 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Global warming isn’t just a natural cycle

The earth’s temperature changes naturally over time. Variations in the planet’s orbit, solar cycles, and volcanic eruptions can all cause periods of warming or cooling. But Kim Cobb, a climate scientist at Georgia Tech, says none of these natural causes […]

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2018-09-18 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Wedding interrupted when disaster strikes

Kristen Rigney was ready for rain on her wedding day. Rigney: “I had planned and I had ordered cute umbrellas for the bridesmaids for our photos.” But she did not anticipate the flash flood that struck Ellicott City, Maryland, just […]

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2018-09-17 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate change disasters won’t be ‘just’ ecological

One of the reasons climate change is so hard to even think about – let alone understand fully – is that it manifests in many different ways. We’re seeing some of those manifestations now in the form of wildfires ravaging […]

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2018-09-14 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate change could harm your hoppy brews

IPA beer lovers, beware. Your favorite brews might get more expensive as the climate warms. Eric Desmarais grows hops, a critical ingredient in beer, at a farm in Washington State’s Yakima Valley. It’s a dry region at the eastern base […]

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2018-09-14 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Conservative student advocates for carbon tax

Emily Collins used to believe global warming was an issue only liberals cared about. But after learning the science in a college course, she became convinced that conservatives should care about global warming, too. So Collins, now a junior at […]

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2018-09-13 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: As temperatures rise, wildflowers are under stress

Every summer, hikers and photographers look forward to bursting blooms of alpine wildflowers in the high country of the Rocky Mountains. But as the climate changes, temperatures are rising, spring snowmelt is occurring earlier in the year, and shrubs are […]

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2018-09-12 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Warming rivers put fly-fishing at risk

Growing up along the Yellowstone River in Billings, Montana, Dan Vermillion and his two brothers learned to fly-fish for trout when they were kids. Vermillion: “It really requires you to be very plugged into what’s going on in the environment […]

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Yale Climate Media Forum: Flooding in Ocean City is getting worse

As a child, Suzanne Hornick vacationed at her family’s beach house in Ocean City, New Jersey. Now, she lives there year-round. Hornick: “I’ve been sittin’ on this corner since the early 60’s.” She says over the years, flooding has gotten […]

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2018-09-11 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Wildfires turn forests into sci-fi scenes

William Anderegg grew up camping and fishing in the forests of Colorado. But in the years since, fires have ripped through much of the land. Anderegg: “One of the reasons I got into science is I realized that a huge […]

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2018-09-10 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: In the field for the Grinnell Resurvey

Mojave National Preserve, Calif. –A few hours had passed since we left a sandy trail winding up the north flank of Clark Mountain and trudged up a steep slope of broken rock, flowering cactuses and creosote bushes, pinyon pine, and juniper. […]

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2018-09-07 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Making solar accessible to everyone

Growing up in a low-income neighborhood of Washington, D.C., Dant’e King saw firsthand how people struggled to pay their electric bills. And, he saw that communities like his bore the brunt of the air pollution caused by the burning of […]

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2018-09-07 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: What will happen to pollinators?

Twice a day, Lorne Covington walks his dogs around his 20 acres in Skaneateles, New York. Covington’s lot is mostly wooded, with a four-acre wildflower meadow. Typically in July, he sees wasps, carpenter bees, and bumble bees buzzing around the […]

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2018-09-06 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: What are zero-energy buildings?

From heating and cooling systems to lighting and appliances, buildings generate more than forty percent of all carbon pollution in the United States. But Ralph DiNola, CEO of a nonprofit called the New Buildings Institute, says it does not need […]

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2018-09-06 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Climate change science comeback strategies: ‘In it for the money’

When you don’t like the message, attack the messenger. It’s an age-old tactic and an easy way to energize opposition while distracting from the real issue at hand. With climate change, ad-hominem attacks on scientists are intended to shake public […]

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2018-09-05 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: How school cafeterias are cutting carbon pollution

Across the country, school cafeterias serve more than five billion lunches each year. In one of California’s largest school districts, those meals are getting healthier and better for the environment. LeBarre: “There tends to be this notion that it’s all […]

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2018-09-05 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Flooding plagues lab where scientists study floods

For scientists at a marine lab in Louisiana, coastal flooding is more than just a research topic. It’s a frequent reality. Dozens of times a year, getting to work means pulling on rubber boots and trudging through a flooded parking […]

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2018-09-04 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Same foods, different environmental footprints

When you’re choosing between brands of food at the store, you may consider taste, packaging, and price. But products differ in other ways, too. Poore: “There are 570 million farms around the world all producing different products on different soil […]

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2018-09-03 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Children’s books about climate change

Becoming a parent – or a grandparent – poses a new challenge for climate-aware adults, many of whom may still be struggling to come to their own terms with the problem. For this bookshelf, Yale Climate Connectons has selected 12 […]

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2018-08-31 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Sea-level rise is already harming Americans

For six years, writer Elizabeth Rush traveled the U.S., talking to people in low-lying coastal communities. The result is a new book called Rising that describes the human consequences of sea-level rise. One chapter opens with the story of a […]

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2018-08-31 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: Wind power is getting more efficient

On the rolling hills of Altamont Pass, east of San Francisco, one of the country’s oldest wind farms has produced power for more than 30 years. There, almost 1,500 old turbines were taken down in recent years. Only 82 new […]

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2018-08-30 11:00   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: The Southwest grapples with a drying climate

Santa Fe resident Susan Swartz knew early in 2018 that the drought in her community would be punishing this year. Winter never came, and in its absence, there was no snowmelt to feed the Rio Grande River in New Mexico. […]

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2018-08-29 11:10   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: On climate change and wildfire

When you’re near enough to see or smell a wildfire, you might well find yourself thinking of Robert Frost’s “Some say the world will end in fire” – then hoping instead for a phoenix to rise out of the ashes. […]

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2018-08-29 11:05   Click to comment

Yale Climate Media Forum: U.S. cities lose 28 million trees a year

Tree-lined streets and wooded lots do more than provide cities with splashes of green. Trees absorb and store carbon, so they help slow global warming. Healthy urban forests also help cities cope with the effects of climate change by cooling […]

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2018-08-29 11:00   Click to comment


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