Gallery: Many Appalachian residents don't believe climate change is real or caused by humans. Why, and how are scientists so certain? +10 more photos Paul Barys stood in front of a TV camera. Behind him, a green screen tracked ominous weather patterns. Five-day weather forecasts were largely unpredictable at the time, but the lean, bearded meteorologist knew something major was about to happen. It was 1993, and he'd been in the city for just eight years. His bosses were giving him the leeway afforded a veteran of nearly a decade, but he hadn't fully built the trust and credibility a 30-year career would later bring. But he stood there that night about to make a bold claim — one that, if he was wrong, could cost him that trust and derail his career. "It's going to be the worst storm in the history of Chattanooga," he told viewers that March night. His news manager was furious. "'Why did you say that?' he told Barys. 'You're sticking your neck way out. You're going to get it … [Read more...] about Many Appalachian residents don’t believe climate change is real or caused by humans. But why?
Why climate change is not real
0 Have your say JUST a few months ago, the world received the most compelling warning yet of the threat to the planet from climate change. A landmark report by the world’s leading climate scientists warned we have only 12 years to keep global warming within a maximum of 1.5C to avoid catastrophic effects. The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change said even half a degree beyond this level would significantly worsen the risk of drought, floods, extreme heat and poverty for millions of people, with the impact devastating for low-lying coastal areas. It is easy to see this as a threat to faraway places – about the prospect of small island states in the Pacific or Indian Ocean being swamped by rising sea levels. But the threat is very real in our part of our fragile planet. No fewer than 740 regions around the world are listed as at high risk. The Humber is one of them. That’s why climate change is directly relevant to the Humber … [Read more...] about Andy Parkinson: Why Hull and the Humber can be at the vanguard of fight to combat climate change
close Video Kirsten Gillibrand discusses push to secure permanent support for 9/11 victims, 2020 presidential race Presumptive Democratic presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand compared the Green New Deal to NASA's race for the Moon in the 1960s, telling Fox News' "Special Report" Monday night that "global climate change ... is the greatest threat to humanity we have." "Scientists have just reached the conclusion that [climate change is] happening far quicker than we know," the fired-up senator from New York told Chris Wallace. "And, what New Yorkers know and what people all across this country know is, when severe weather hits, people die. It destroys communities." The Green New Deal, championed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and endorsed by several of Gillibrand's would-be competitors in the Democratic field, is an ambitious jobs and infrastructure program that calls for every building in the United States to be replaced or retrofitted to become … [Read more...] about Gillibrand defends Green New Deal, calls climate change ‘greatest threat to humanity we have’
Harrison Jacobs, provided by Published 8:43 am PST, Sunday, December 30, 2018 Dubai has developed into a series of climate-controlled indoor spaces including more than 65 malls, apartment buildings with entire indoor cities attached, and car-centric design that discourages walking outside. You can spend entire days without ever stepping outside. less Dubai has developed into a series of climate-controlled indoor spaces including more than 65 malls, apartment buildings with entire indoor cities attached, and car-centric design that discourages walking ... more Photo: Dubai Holdings Photo: Dubai Holdings Image 1 of / 39 Caption Close Image 1 of 39 Dubai has developed into a series of climate-controlled indoor spaces including more than 65 malls, apartment buildings with entire … [Read more...] about If you ever wondered what life will be like when climate change makes outside unlivable, Dubai can give you a good idea
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJohn Schwartz Oct. 19, 2018 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. Late night is heating up. That is, shows like “Saturday Night Live,” “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” and “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah” have been focusing on global warming in the past week. Beer jokes We don’t usually get a lot of laughs out of climate change, a topic that gets precious little airtime, even on the broadcast news shows. But comedy shows riff off the news, and there has been a lot of climate science in the news recently, especially the grim report from a United Nations science panel predicting enormous weather disasters by 2040, well ahead of previous estimates. And then there was Mr. Trump, who gave an … [Read more...] about Climate Change Is No Joking Matter. Except, This Week, It Was.