Wednesday, July 28

Climate change

BI Commentary, Climate change, COVID-19, Economy, Farmers, Healthcare, Heatwaves, Opinión, permalancer, Politics, Science, Workers

Heatwaves are killing workers on the job. The government needs to set new rules for employers before more Americans needlessly die.

Extreme heat is a public health crisis, just like the coronavirus pandemic. Essential workers and communities of color are put at higher risk for heat-related illness and lack protections, just as they have during the pandemic. While emissions need to be cut, the present impacts of heat on people need to be addressed with changes to regulations and infrastructure. Abdullah Shihipar is a writer who covers public health, class, and race. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Air Quality, Climate change, climate crisis, full moon, moon, Science, Smoke, Wildfires

Wildfire smoke could turn this weekend’s full Buck Moon an ominous blood red

LoadingSomething is loading. A full Buck Moon is rising this weekend, and it may appear orange or blood red in skies across North America.Normally, the moon turns orange or red during an eclipse, when Earth blocks sunlight and our atmosphere reflects red light onto the lunar surface instead. But this time is unusual. Instead of being eclipsed by Earth's shadow, the moon may be eclipsed in many places by layers of smoke.Wildfires have explo...
Careers, Climate change, Economy, Finance, Flooding, Science, Wildfires

1 in 4 Americans has no emergency savings as the US grapples with wildfires, flooding, and droughts

More than half of Americans have less than three months' worth of emergency savings, a Bankrate study shows. This comes during a summer riddled with extreme weather such as wildfires, flooding, and drought. One-third of respondents say they have less money saved than they did before the pandemic. LoadingSomething is loading. Emergencies can hap...
Climate change, Extreme Weather, News UK, Science, Siberia, Speed desk

Extreme weather is sweeping the world, with devastating floods and wildfires on 4 continents at once

The past week has seen extreme weather strike around the world. China and Europe are fighting flooding while the US, Canada, and Russia have huge fires. Worsening extreme weather is a consequence of the climate crisis, experts say. LoadingSomething is loading. Extreme weather is striking all over the world, illustrating how vulnerable swathes o...
Amazon, Climate change, Ikea, Retail, Science, Shipping, Target, Walmart

Walmart, Target, and Amazon are among the biggest corporate polluters thanks to overseas shipping

A new study measures the climate pollution retailers emit from overseas shipping. Retail giants Walmart, Target, Ikea, and Amazon are among the top 10 maritime polluters. Walmart generates more greenhouse gas than a coal plant would in a year, The Verge first reported. LoadingSomething is loading. A new report from Pacific Environment and Sta...
Biden, Climate change, climate crisis, Merkel, Politics, Speed desk

Biden says US and Germany are launching climate and energy partnership

President Joe Biden announced that the US and Germany were planning to enter into a new climate and energy partnership. German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visited the White House on Thursday. He also addressed protests in Cuba. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden revealed that the US and Germany are planning to enter into a new climate and energy partnership, an announcement made during German Chancellor Angela Merkel's visit to the White House on Thursday.—ABC News Live (@ABCNewsLive) July 15, 2021"Today, we're launching a climate and energy partnership to support energy security and the development of ...
Business Visual Features, California, California Drought, California wildfires, Climate change, Economy, Features, Heat Waves, Science

Aerial photos capture the devastation of the California drought that’s shriveling vegetation and drying up reservoirs

An extreme drought in California is drying up lakes and reservoirs and straining electrical grids. Agriculture and tourism could be severely impacted, and wildfires are likely to rage this summer. Aerial photographs show how much the drought has already devastated California's landscape. See more stories on Insider's business page. Boats sit on dry land. Once-lush palm trees are now brown and shriveled. And waterways that were formerly deep and flowing have been reduced to puddles of toxic residue.This is the landscape in parts of California, which is experiencing a historic mega-drought that is expected to strain the state's elect...
Climate change, climate change investment, climate crisis, Economy, Infrastructure, infrastructure spending, Markets

Climate change has already started reshaping the economy and it’s only going to get worse

Summer 2021 is a climate crisis, from the Florida condo collapse to the Northwest heat dome to NYC's tropical storm. Experts say people are becoming more aware of the climate crisis as a force, but not its wide-ranging effects. Meanwhile, a potential infrastructure package with pared-down climate measures looms on the horizon. See more stories on Insider's business page. The toll of the increasingly climate crisis on daily life has become clear. Just ask President Joe Biden."Interesting to me — I didn't raise it — but how many of the survivors and how many of the families talked about the impact of global warming," Biden told repor...
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Climate change, CNN, Joe Biden, Politics, Ron Johnson

Sen. Ron Johnson mouths to GOP group that climate change is’bullsh–‘ just weeks before deadly heat wave

Ron Johnson mouthed to a GOP luncheon that climate change is "bullsh--," CNN reported. His comments came weeks before a fatal heat wave in the Pacific Northwest that scientists attributed to climate change. Johnson has a long record of rejecting facts or making comments at odds with science on climate change. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
Climate change, Development, Economy, energy, Finance, Florida, Investing, Markets, Miami, Politics, Real Estate, surfside condo, Sustainability

The hardest question about the Florida condo collapse: Is it worth rebuilding in a city that could be underwater in 30 years?

The cause of the Florida condo collapse is still unknown, but climate change is among early theories. Experts say rising sea levels will pose major risks for other coastal residents in the near future. Yet Miami real estate prices are soaring, even as some experts warn against new development. LoadingSomething is loading. ...