climate change

  • EarthTalk Q&A

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk With 18 Democrats already declared as running for president in 2020 (Pete Buttigieg, Eric Swalwell, Tim Ryan, Kristen Gillibrand, Beto O’Rourke, John Hickenlooper, Jay Inslee, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris, Julian Castro, Tulsi Gabbard, John Delaney, Wayne Messam,...
  • EARTHTALK Q&A – Food

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk It depends how you slice it. Producing electricity (power plants) and getting ourselves and our stuff around (transportation) do generate the majority of greenhouse gas emissions around the world. But while the agriculture sector in and of itself is only responsible for about...
  • EARTHTALK Q&A

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Each year upwards of 500 million people in 174 countries celebrate Earth Day, the largest secular holiday in the world. Earth Day is a great reminder for everyone otherwise just going about their daily lives that we should all be doing more to...
  • Mexican tequila being made to resist climate change

    EFE Mexico City – Fine tequila, the symbol of Mexico so popular at parties and friendly get-togethers, is not exempt from the effects of climate change, which is leading scientists to apply their technology to protect the Aztec nation’s signature alcoholic beverage. Miguel Angel Dominguez, chairman of the Tequila...
  • I read the federal government’s recently released climate change report, and was surprised to learn that global warming is even being blamed for an increase in foodborne illness. What’s the connection?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Yes, the new federal climate report (the “Fourth National Climate Assessment”) paints a dire picture of our future—including compromised food safety—if we don’t rein in greenhouse gas emissions. According to the non-profit Stop Foodborne Illness (SFI), climate change is already starting to affect...
  • What are some ways Artificial Intelligence (AI) is being used to fight climate change and otherwise protect the environment?

    Roddy Scheer & Doug Moss EarthTalk Artificial Intelligence (AI), defined as the capability of machines to imitate intelligent human behavior and learn from data, is considered by many to be the final frontier of computing. And environmentalists and tech companies are now harnessing the power of AI to service...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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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