climate change

  • While global warming didn't cause Hurricane Harvey, it certainly made it worse. Photo Credit: Texas.713, FlickrCC

    Was Hurricane Harvey caused by global warming?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk The short answer is no. No single hurricane or weather event can be directly linked to the general phenomena known as climate change. “Climate change does not cause things, because climate change is not a causal agent,” writes David Roberts on Vox.com. “‘Climate...
  • Scientists credit human-induced global warming with causing many marine and terrestrial wildlife species — such as the chamois mountain goat of the Italian alps — to become scrawnier with each successive generation. Photo Credit: Pixabay

    Evolving Through Global Warming

    Could global warming really already be a factor in the evolution of wildlife species? Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk No doubt the quickly changing climate is already triggering various evolutionary shifts in a wide range of species. And while we can’t be sure just how different wildlife species...
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    AMERICA’s MAYORS ARE THE RENEWABLE ENERGY CHAMPIONS AMERICA NEEDS RIGHT NOW

    Hilbert Morales EL OBSERVADOR Source: Matt Hickman, Louisiana Business Journal, Volume 4, Edition 9, July 2017 It makes sense then that Miami Beach served as host city for the 85th Annual Meeting of United States Conference of Mayors (USCM). While topics like education, community development and immigration were all...
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    The Trump administration has been busy pulling information about climate change & environmental issues

    What kinds of information and data are no longer accessible? Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk It’s no surprise that the Trump administration is looking to change course when it comes to federal action to mitigate climate change, but analysts have been surprised how quickly and drastically the U.S....
  • A warming climate and rising sea levels already are affecting U.S. military bases. Photo Credit: Robert J. Sitar, USN/Wikimedia Commons

    Rolling Back Climate-Change Initiatives: A Threat to National Security?

    Andrea Sears Public News Service PHILADELPHIA – National security experts say President Trump’s actions to roll back or eliminate programs to slow global climate change will put the country in danger. According to retired Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Stephen Cheney, chief executive of the American Security Project, climate change...
  • A report out today says acres burned in forest fires in the West have doubled since 1984 because of climate change. (ellend1022/iStockophoto)

    Climate change has doubled the area burned by forest fires

    Suzanne Potter California News Service SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Anyone who lives in the western United States is familiar with the massive fires that rage every summer, and a report out Monday says climate change has doubled the amount of acreage burned since 1984. Researchers from the University of Idaho...