Miami’s chief heat officer calls for action on ‘silent killer’ in climate crisis
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Miami’s new chief heat officer has called for greater federal and state action on the lethal threat posed by rising temperatures after becoming the first official in the US appointed to focus solely on heatwaves.
Big Oil’s climate-change takedown arrives with a bang
Houston | Fresh from striking a hammer blow in the boardrooms of the world’s biggest oil companies, the climate movement has a clear message: the energy transition is happening and there’s no turning back.
A warming climate for disclosure-related litigation
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At its annual general meeting in May, Rio Tinto’s board supported two shareholder-requisitioned climate change-related resolutions, in an Australian first. Each resolution passed with 99 per cent support.
Your morning cup of tea may never taste the same again if global heating increases and the climate crisis intensifies, according to research.
Some of the world’s biggest tea-growing areas will be among the worst hit by extreme weather, and their yields are likely to be vastly reduced in the coming decades if climate breakdown continues at its current pace.
NASA’s new fleet of satellites will offer insights into the wild cards of climate change
NASA is about to announce its next generation of Earth-observing satellites. As soon as this month, it will lay out preliminary plans for a multibillion-dollar set of missions that will launch later this decade. This “Earth system observatory,” as NASA calls it, will offer insights into two long-standing wild cards of climate change—clouds and aerosols—while providing new details about the temperatures and chemistry of the planet’s changing surface.