Comparing public perceptions of sea level rise with scientific projections across five states of the U.S. Gulf Coast region
Abstract Sea level rise (SLR) in the twenty-first century poses fundamental risks to coastal residents. The US Gulf of Mexico Coast (Gulf Coast) is among the regions experiencing the most rapid relative SLR. Beyond its increasing exposure to SLR and related coastal flooding, the Gulf Coast is home to a large population and displays high […]
Abstract While climate models have rapidly advanced in sophistication over recent decades, they lack dynamic representation of human behavior and social systems despite strong feedbacks between social processes and climate. The impacts of climate change alter perceptions of risk and emissions behavior that, in turn, influence the rate and magnitude of climate change. Addressing this […]
Associated Press BRUSSELS — It’s a meaty issue but the EU has taken a stance: veggie burgers are in fact burgers. European lawmakers said Friday that plant-based products that do not contain meat, including veggie burgers, soy steaks and vegan sausages, can continue to be sold as such in restaurants and shops across the European […]
The American pika is a charismatic, diminutive relative of rabbits that some researchers say is at high risk of extinction due to climate change. Pikas… The post American Pikas Far More Resilient in the Face of Global Warming Than Previously Believed appeared first on SciTechDaily.
British taxpayers are aiding fossil fuels through subsidies. In the face of this knowledge, the people urge Boris Johnson to shift the government’s tax breaks for oil and gas firms towards supporting renewable energy instead. A newly released YouGov/Global Witness poll found that 65% (two in three) of the UK population want the transition to […]
If you flew from the sea towards the land in the north slope of Alaska, you would cross from the water, over a narrow beach, and then to the tundra. From the air, that tundra would look like a landscape of room-sized polygonal shapes. Those shapes are the surface manifestations of the ice in the […]
The Falkland Islands are a South Atlantic refuge for some of the world’s most important seabird species, including five species of penguins, Great Shearwaters, and White-chinned Petrels. In recent years, their breeding grounds in the coastal tussac (Poa flabellata) grasslands have come under increasing pressure from sheep grazing and erosion. And unlike other regions of […]
Lee van der Voo If not for moral reasons—for the sake of future generations and the environment—the nation should spend to fight climate change now to secure its economic well-being. (Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Trump and Biden squared off on the economy, COVID-19, race, climate change and more.
Last night’s presidential debate was originally supposed to be about foreign policy, but after Donald Trump pulled out of the second debate, the moderator changed the agenda, and national security formed only a small piece of it. The consensus among foreign-policy analysts on Twitter is that we learned nothing. But the debate was more revealing […]