Category Archives: People & the Planet

“What Climate Change Would Actually Look Like”

The video is a great visual representation of what many monuments and places on the East Coast would actually look like if sea level rose by 5 feet, 12 feet, and 25 feet. Video: 

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“This Is Your Country With 10 Feet Of Sea Level Rise”

A new interactive map has been released which demonstrates how the United States would look if climate change and sea level rise continue at the predicted rate. 12.3 million people who live by the coasts would be impacted, and great … Continue reading

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Climate Change: No Longer a “Problem for Future Generations”

The end is not near, it’s here. The U.S. Global Change Research Program released a report that analyzes the present impacts of climate change across the United States. It examines regional and sectoral data, as well as the implications for infrastructure, … Continue reading

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Useful Tips for Wasting Less Food

In case you were wondering how you can waste less food (and money!), here are some useful tips in honor of Earth Day! We can all do our part to make sure we are consuming what we need, and not … Continue reading

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Climate Change & Us

This week representatives from 100 different governments will be meeting as part of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Japan. The purpose of the meeting is to develop a report to demonstrate to world leaders just how bad the … Continue reading

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Overpopulation & Climate Change

One cannot consider climate change without discussing the impacts of overpopulation. While it is important for individuals to reduce their carbon footprint as much as possible, it will have little effect if the global population continues to grow at an … Continue reading

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Geoengineering: Can Technology Save Us?

In the realm of climate science, there are two approaches to dealing with climate change- adaptation or mitigation. Adaptation argues that humans will have to adapt to the new warmer, more extreme climate in order to survive. Mitigation is the … Continue reading

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Increasing Energy Efficiency Causing us to Consume More?

“Increasing efficiency is often the cheapest and easiest way to cut electricity and water consumption, but some lawmakers expressed concerns that stricter rules may backfire and undermine progress toward curbing emissions.” Turns out that while there is some rebound (where individuals … Continue reading

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Dust Bowl 2.0

More frequent droughts and more powerful storms are leading to more frequent and more severe dust storms in the United States. These so-called “dust emissions” have increased over the last 17 years. What are the effects of more dust in … Continue reading

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A Milestone We Shouldn’t Celebrate

Back in May, we reached an important milestone in our impact on the environment, and hardly anyone heard about it. Carbon dioxide levels reached 400 parts per million (for every million molecules in the atmosphere, 400 were carbon dioxide) as … Continue reading

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