With hundreds of millions of people living in poverty, India is racing to bring energy and development to its burgeoning population. But the price of pollution is crushingly high.
Bill Gates is leading an effort to form a coalition of fellow billionaires that will fund investments in renewable energy technology. He hopes that such investments will spur rapid breakthroughs that will help slow the pace of climate change, reduce air pollution, and stabilize energy prices.
While many are celebrating the Paris accord’s efforts to halt climate change, the question remains whether it goes far enough.
[DIGEST: Wall Street Journal, Greenpeace, Inside Climate News, The Toronto Star, The Guardian] Last month, oil prices dropped to under $40 a barrel, a six-year low. For the average consumer, lower oil prices mean lower gas costs. But not everyone is celebrating. Canada, home to the third largest source of untapped crude oil, and the … Continued
[DIGEST: NASA, Gizmodo] With all the talk of climate change, most people do not have a clear picture of what the earth might look like at the end of the century. But experts at NASA Earth Exchange (NEX) believe they do. Earlier this summer, they released a climate dataset, along with an disconcerting map showing some predicted … Continued
Among the many alarming effects of climate change, one receives far less attention than it deserves: its economic effect on the working poor. Most discussions of climate change acknowledge its disproportionate effect on poor communities in developing countries, primarily due to the risk of famine, displacement and disease from rising sea levels, and increases in the severity and frequency of … Continued
In a complaint against the state, worker says he was accused of violating policy and instructed to get a mental health evaluation after mentioning climate change. An employee of Florida’s environmental protection department was forced to take a leave of absence and seek a mental health evaluation for violating governor Rick Scott’s unwritten ban on … Continued
Sen. Ted Cruz thinks NASA should spend less time studying the planet and more time finding ways to go out into space. Cruz (R-TX), who is chair of the Senate Space, Science, and Competitiveness Subcommittee, addressed his concerns at a hearing Thursday on the $18.5 billion budget request for NASA’s fiscal year 2016. There, he … Continued