After extensive erosion from rising seas, San Mateo, along with Marin County and the city of Imperial Beach, sued 37 fossil fuel companies last year, arguing that they should help pay for the damage their products cause.
At the height of the Cold War in the 1950s, the Greenland ice sheet hosted a number of clandestine U.S. Army bases whose job it was to get an estimated 600 medium-range ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads ready for deployment.
Immediate health effects of Day Zero would include pressure on the sanitation system, causing spreading of diseases such as dysentery; loss of hygiene because people can’t wash their hands; dehydration and heat strokes.
A study recently published in the journal Nature brings grim news: anthropogenic climate disruption has officially ended the era of stable climate that has made possible the development of modern civilization.
South Africa held its breath last week as it waited for ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa to take decisive action to speed up what many are now calling Zexit – the long-awaited departure of Jacob Zuma as president.
Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa’s decision to allow the Thabametsi coal plant to go ahead has drawn fire from environmental activists who say it is not sustainable in an era where South Africa will have to lessen its carbon footprint.
Taking climate action, safeguarding life below water, reducing inequalities and responsible consumption: The global community adopted these four targets as part of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) it wants to achieve by 2030.