In one generation, the climate of many America cities will experience a noticeable shift.
- A recent study used climate data, both current and projected, to examine how the climates of North American cities might change over the course of the next generation.
- In one scenario, the climates of many cities will resemble that of locations about 500 miles away, mostly to the south.
- The study aims to present the long-term effects of climate change in a personal, tangible way.
Climate change is a dire threat, perhaps it is time to put the people who created and denied the problem on trial?
- A new essay published in Jacobin argues that the time has come to try the executives of oil companies for crimes against humanity as a result of their actions promoting climate change.
- There is a legal precedent, as the heads of several German companies were tired for such crimes after WWII.
- Even if it never comes to pass, discussing the idea could give us a sense of what steps to make the world a greener place are possible.
Experts say global warming is no longer some future worry. It's already here.
- President Trump and other politicians have routinely dismissed climate change as a hoax.
- Data from NASA and NOAA show 2018 was the fourth hottest year on record.
- Collectively, the last five years have represented the hottest in the 139-year record.
As plant-based burgers get tastier and the health benefits become clearer, we might soon see more carnivores go meatless.
- A recent study compared mens' physiological responses after eating beef and plant-based burgers.
- All men said they felt fuller after eating the plant-based burger.
- Vegan burgers are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. and abroad, likely due to their health and environmental benefits.
On Wednesday, Chicago was colder than parts of Antarctica by 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cold Arctic air will bring temperatures near or below zero degrees Fahrenheit for more than 100 million Americans.
- A disruption in the swirling mass of air above the Arctic Circle – a pattern known as the polar vortex – is causing this weather event.
- Although counterintuitive, it's possible that global warming leads to these kinds of disruptions.
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