After decades of inaction in the face of escalating natural disasters and sustained global warming, Congress hopes to make clean energy so cheap in all aspects of life that it’s nearly irresistible. The House is poised to pass a transformative bill on Friday, August 12, 2022, that would provide the most spending to fight climate change by any one nation ever in a single push.
Rivers and creeks this week raged with water much higher and faster than even the rare benchmark 500-year flood. Weather-whiplashed residents and government officials raced to save homes, roads and businesses.
Tinkering with the planet’s air to cool Earth’s ever−warming climate is inching closer to reality enough so that two different high−powered groups — one of scientists and one of former world leaders — are trying to come up with ethics and governing guidelines.
Global atmospheric levels of the potent but short-lived greenhouse gas methane increased a record amount last year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said on Thursday, February 7, 2022, worrying scientists because of the large role methane has in climate change.
America's coastline will see sea levels rise in the next 30 years by as much as they did in the entire 20th century, with major Eastern cities hit regularly with costly floods even on sunny days, a government report warns.
Scientists and governments will meet on Monday, February 14, 2022, to finish a major United Nations report on how global warming disrupts people's lives, their natural environment and the Earth itself. Don’t expect a flowery valentine to the planet: instead an activist group predicted “a nightmare painted in the dry language of science.”