The Biden administration passed a $1-trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal in November 2021 with three main goals: to create clean energy jobs, make the U.S. more resilient to climate change and advance environmental justice. What does the bill mean for fighting climate change? Here’s a quick breakdown of the bill’s contents and how they might play out.
The fight against climate change is an urgent global issue that requires decisive action. One of the most critical tools in this fight is setting targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Target-setting provides a clear and measurable goal to strive for and helps to focus and coordinate efforts both within governments and across different sectors.
Climate change is one of the biggest threats to animal extinction. As climates shift and become more extreme, many animals are struggling to adapt. Here's the undeniable link between climate change and the increasing disappearance of many beloved animal species.
Greenhouse gas emissions are gases that trap heat in the Earth's atmosphere. The most common greenhouse gases are water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Greenhouse gas emissions come from a variety of sources, both natural and human-made. We'll explain what these gases are, present examples, and offer solutions to reduce particular greenhouse gases from your routine.
The Buy Clean policy aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the creation and distribution of construction materials. So, how effective is it in reducing the annual greenhouse emissions associated with the construction industry?
The impacts of global warming have brought on more than just an influx of natural disasters. Throughout history, it’s been documented that climate change increases the spread of diseases, mortality rates, shortages in essential resources and destruction of livelihoods. But, those aren't the only effects. There's increasing evidence of mental impact from climate change. Here are three ways climate change impacts human behavior.
Being the change you wish to see in your world really is the best way to put all of that compassion, hope, and energy into actions that will at least help you feel more connected, and perhaps, start dealing with your own anger and frustration about what's happening in the world.
By the 1980s, when scientists first warned about the risks of climate change, the world had already warmed by around 0.4°C. Things have accelerated since, and while year-to-year changes show downs as well as ups, the general ongoing trend is upwards. Latest data from the Met Office shows 2016 is expected to be 1.2°C above pre-industrial levels – the hottest year ever recorded. So given this, what will a world above 1.5°C look like?
Desalination technology has been in existence for quite some time. Indeed, some countries, especially those in desert regions use it extensively for their water needs. So, why are we not using it at scale to solve the global water crisis?
Global warming is pushing heatwaves and other extreme weather events to extreme records. Even as we cut carbon emissions, we must start learning how to live with the effects of climate change. Here are a few tips to help you cope during a heatwave.