There's fairness, and then there's craziness.
- There's no dispute that climate change is real and we're causing it.
- Climate coverage coverage gives non-expert outsized influence.
- Non-scientists with mere opinions get as much or more exposure as experts.
Some nations can't afford to make climate change a political issue.
- A recent study compared how media in 45 countries cover climate change by analyzing more than 37,000 news articles.
- The results indicated that poor nations tend to frame climate change as an international relations issue, while rich nations tend to politicize the issue.
- The authors suggest that one reason climate change is politicized in richer nations is because of the prevalence of well-funded groups that seek to use the media to sway public opinion.
North America and Europe peripheral on China's 'vertical world map'
- Europe has dominated cartography for so long that its central place on the world map seems normal
- However, as the economic centre of gravity shifts east and the climate warms up, tomorrow's map may be very different
- Focusing on both China and Arctic shipping lanes, this vertical representation could be the world map of the future
2019 could prove to be the second-hottest year on record.
- A new report from the European Union's Copernicus Climate Change Programme describes how 2019 has already logged several record-hot months.
- Alarmingly, these temperature increases are occurring even though the planet is transitioning into a more neutral El Niño phase.
- This year brought several severe heat waves to Europe, India, and Pakistan, among other areas.
Turning salt water into fresh water with the power of the sun.
- New solar-powered desalination plant provides fresh water in Kenya.
- The plant is already able to support 25,000 people a day.
- As more water-scarce regions pop up worldwide, technology such as this offers an energy efficient way to provide fresh water.