Daily Archives: December 11, 2018

How Climate Change Could Drown New York City | Vanity Fair

Published on Nov 3, 2016
Vanity Fair

Take a look at how climate change and the rising sea level will affect New York City in the future with Josh Fox, the Oscar-nominated filmmaker behind “Gasland” and the new film “How To Let Go Of The World.”

New York Might Look Like This As Sea Levels Rise

Published on Sep 23, 2016
New York Magazin

When will New York City sink? Things aren’t looking great.

Rising Sea Levels Putting New York City at Risk

Published on Dec 30, 2011
Wall Street Journal

If global warming melts the Earth’s ice caps, New York City could be awash in water. WSJ’s Robert Lee Hotz reports how a possible rise in sea levels is putting New York at risk and what engineers are proposing to protect the populous city.

Going UP: Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay – KQED QUEST

Published on Jun 28, 2010

Scientists say it’s no secret San Francisco Bay is rising, along with all of the earth’s oceans. The reason — global warming. This rise in sea level will affect everyone who lives, works, or plays near the bay. QUEST asks how high will the Bay rise and when? And what steps can communities take to plan for it?

The regional impact of climate change around the globe

DW News
Published on Dec 8, 2018

The United Nations IPCC’s latest report on climate change and global warming highlighted how risks associated with extreme weather events are expected to keep increasing as the average global temperature rises. The IPCC report shows, for example, that in many places around the world, the likelihood of droughts and heavy rain is higher under global warming of 2 degrees Celsius. In addition to extreme weather events, the report also highlights “slow-onset events,” such as sea-level rise or salinization of soils, which can have devastating impacts.

Climate Talks Open in Poland on Somber Note

Published on Dec 4, 2018
VOA News

Delegates from 200 nations are in Poland hoping to keep the world’s attention on combating the potentially devastating effects of human impacted climate change. But with global instability on the rise and the United States having withdrawn from the Paris Climate accord, progress is slow — as VOA’s Kevin Enochs reports.

Climate Scientist: World’s Richest Must Radically Change Lifestyles to Prevent Global Catastrophe

Published on Dec 11, 2018
Democracy Now

https://democracynow.org – The 24th United Nations climate summit comes amid growing warnings about the catastrophic danger climate change poses to the world. In October, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that humanity has only a dozen years to mitigate climate change or face global catastrophe—with severe droughts, floods, sea level rise and extreme heat set to cause mass displacement and poverty. But on Saturday, the United States, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait blocked language “welcoming” the landmark IPCC climate report. New studies show global carbon emissions may have risen as much 3.7 percent in 2018, marking the second annual increase in a row. A recent report likened the rising emissions to a “speeding freight train.” We speak with Kevin Anderson, professor in climate change leadership at Uppsala University’s Centre for Environment and Development Studies, and 15-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg about the drastic action needed to fight climate change and the impact of President Trump on climate change activism.

School Strike for Climate: Meet 15-Year-Old Activist Greta Thunberg, Who Inspired a Global Movement

Published on Dec 11, 2018
Democracy Now

https://democracynow.org – As government ministers from around the globe gather in Katowice, Poland, for the final days of the 24th U.N. climate summit, we speak with 15-year-old activist Greta Thunberg, who denounced politicians here last week for their inaction on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. She has garnered global attention for carrying out a weekly school strike against climate change in her home country of Sweden. “We need to change ourselves now, because tomorrow it might be too late,” says Thunberg. We are also joined by her father, Svante Thunberg, a Swedish actor.

“Our Leaders Are Behaving Like Children”: Teen Climate Activist Confronts Wo rld Leaders

Published on Dec 11, 2018
Democracy Now

https://democracynow.org – Democracy Now! is broadcasting from the U.N. climate summit in Katowice, Poland, this week, where world leaders gathered to negotiate climate solutions were confronted last week by a teenage climate activist who says they are not doing enough to turn back the clock and prevent catastrophic climate change. Fifteen-year-old Greta Thunberg stunned the world last week when she denounced world leaders for inaction and told them: “change is coming whether they like it or not. The people will rise to the challenge. And since our leaders are behaving like children, we will have to take the responsibility they should have taken long ago.” She has made international headlines since launching a school strike against climate change in her home country of Sweden earlier this year. Every Friday, she protests outside the parliament building in Stockholm instead of attending school, and her actions have inspired thousands of students across the globe to do the same. Before we speak with Thunberg in person, we play an excerpt of her speech that went viral. “I like school, and I like learning,” said Greta, who plans to end her strike when Sweden starts cutting carbon emissions by 15 percent a year. “But why should we be studying for a future that soon may be no more? This is more important than school, I think.”

U.S. Rejects U.N. Migration Deal Backed by 164 Countries

Dec 11, 2018

In Morocco, 164 countries have agreed to a nonbinding U.N.-sponsored deal that seeks to better respond to migration at the global level, particularly for refugees and other vulnerable populations. The United States, along with a handful of other countries, rejected the deal. According to U.N. numbers, there have been over 3,300 deaths or disappearances during international migrations so far this year.