Comedian explains why public transit sucks

by James Brasuell, Plantizen A new episode of Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj was published today to YouTube that examines with The episode opens with Minhaj attempting to take public transit to the show in New York City, only to have a bus never show, and a train get delayed for a multiple reasons, until […]

Seattle proposes a Green New Deal of its own

by Kristoffer Tigue, InsideClimate News City leaders launched Seattle on the path to a Green New Deal this week, passing a resolution that starts laying out an ambitious plan for how the city can cut its greenhouse gas emissions in ways that protect the climate and improve the lives of its residents. It’s a nonbinding […]

Romance novel in the context of climate change reality

by Paola Rosa-Aquino, Grist Nothing puts a damper on one’s romantic life like a Category 5 hurricane. That’s just one of the obstacles faced by 20-year-old former sex worker Dolores “Dulce” Garcia, the sugar daddy-dealing protagonist of the new book Side Chick Nation. As she tries to outrun her past by going from Miami to […]

Medical schools are pushed to train doctors for climate change

by Brianna Abbott, The Wall Street Journal More doctors, health organizations and students are pushing for medical education to include climate change, saying that physicians and other health-care workers need to prepare for the risks associated with rising global temperatures. The movement, recently backed by the American Medical Association, is showing emerging signs of impact. […]

CNN to host climate crisis town hall with 2020 Democratic candidates

by Kyle Blaine, CNN CNN will host a Democratic presidential town hall in September focused on the climate crisis. The event will take place on Wednesday, September 4, in New York City. CNN is inviting candidates who meet the Democratic National Committee’s polling threshold for the September primary debate to participate, meaning they’ve reached at […]

Conspiracy theorists abound in climate change conversation on youtube, study finds

by Luke McGrath, Bloomberg YouTube is great for many things: makeup tutorials, entertaining animal clips and oddly satisfying videos of people smashing their faces into loaves of bread. It’s not necessarily great for nuanced scientific explanations. Many of the most popular videos on the service, owned by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, denounce or ignore mainstream climate […]

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Photo by Gage Skidmore

House Democrats offer an alternative to the Green New Deal

by Lisa Friedman, NY Times An influential group of Democrats in the House of Representatives on Tuesday set an ambitious target for United States greenhouse gas emissions, calling for a reduction to net-zero by 2050. The goal, intended to slow the pace of global warming, does not include either a legislative or regulatory plan. It […]

Discussing global warming leads to greater acceptance of climate science

by Matthew H. Goldberg, Sander van der Linden, Edward Maibach, and Anthony Leiserowitz, PNAS Climate change is an urgent global issue, with demands for personal, collective, and governmental action. Although a large body of research has investigated the influence of communication on public engagement with climate change, few studies have investigated the role of interpersonal […]

Governor orders regulator’s ouster after reports by Desert Sun, watchdogs

by Janet Wilson, Palm Springs Desert Sun California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday directed his secretary of natural resources to fire Ken Harris, the state’s top oil regulator, after learning from The Desert Sun/USA TODAY and watchdog groups that fracking permits have doubled without his knowledge since he took office and that seven supervisors charged […]

Higher and further education institutions across the globe declare climate emergency

by UN Environment Today, networks representing more than 7,000 higher and further education institutions from 6 continents announced that they are declaring a Climate Emergency, and agreed to undertake a three-point plan to address the crisis through their work with students. The three-point plan includes: 1. Committing to going carbon neutral by 2030 or 2050 […]