Climate change is a long-term shift in global or regional climate patterns. Often climate change refers specifically to the rise in global temperatures from the mid-20th century to the present.

Climate is the average weather in a place over many years. Climate change is a shift in those average conditions.

The Earth is now in a period of rapid climate change, with global temperatures rising because of human activities, such as the burning of coal, oil, and gas.

75 Percent Of Young People Around the World Frightened Of Future Due To Climate Change

NEW YORK - Growing up in the emerging reality of the climate crisis is taking its toll on young people’s mental health. According to a global survey and peer-reviewed study soon to be published in Lancet Planetary Health, a scientific journal, 75 percent of young people think the future is frightening and 45 percent say climate

By |2021-09-19T16:03:24-04:00September 19th, 2021|Climate Change, Life Sciences, Life Sciences/Biotech|

Daimler Rejects German Environmental Groups’ Demand To Stop Selling Combustion Engines By 2030

BERLIN (AP) — German automaker Daimler earlier this month dismissed a “cease and desist” demand from two environmental groups to commit to ending the sale of combustion engine vehicles by 2030. Lawyers for Greenpeace and the group Deutsche Umwelthilfe have threatened to sue Daimler, BMW and Volkswagen unless they sign a legal pledge not to

By |2021-09-19T13:30:04-04:00September 19th, 2021|Auto Tech, Climate Change|

What This Year’s Hot, Wet, Extreme Weather Tells Us About Climate Change

DETROIT - This summer has seen no shortage of extreme weather events: Hurricane Ida ripped through Louisiana and Mississippi before the storm's remnants slammed the Northeast this week, bringing devastating floods, winds, and tornadoes that left at least 47 people dead and millions without power across the eastern U.S. In the West, the Caldor Fire — one of

By |2021-09-19T13:03:37-04:00September 19th, 2021|Clean Update, Climate Change|

Texas Is Letting Shell, Exxon, And Other Oil Producers Break the Rules

DALLAS - Even when policymakers set the easiest rules for fossil fuel producers to follow, it seems like many companies choose to flout them anyway. A new analysis from Earthworks suggests that oil and gas producers in the Permian Basin in Texas, one of the largest oilfields in the world, are routinely emitting carbon dioxide and

By |2021-09-13T18:31:25-04:00September 13th, 2021|Clean Update, Climate Change|

UM Study: The Most Popular Material On Earth Also Is Great For Storing CO2

ANN ARBOR - Our Earth is heating up because of all the carbon dioxide in the air. But even if we can suck that much CO2 out of the atmosphere, there’s still a problem: What do we do with all of it once it’s recaptured? The short answer is, put it into products. The longer

By |2021-09-07T19:17:48-04:00September 7th, 2021|Carbon Capture, Clean Update, Climate Change|

Greenhouse Gas Levels Are The Highest Ever Seen — And That’s Going Back 800,000 Years

WASHINGTON DC - Greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere that contribute to climate change are the highest ever recorded — and that's going back 800,000 years. Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reported that the concentration of carbon dioxide, one of the primary greenhouse gases, hit 412.5 parts per million in 2020. That's 2.5 parts

By |2021-09-07T19:18:02-04:00September 7th, 2021|Clean Update, Climate Change|

League Of Conservation Voters Asks “Why Can’t Utilities Keep The Lights On?”

ANN ARBOR - Nick Dodge, spokesman for the League Of Conservation Voters, asks the question why can't the electric public utilities keep the lights on? Despite tens of millions of dollars in recent rate increases for both DTE and Consumers Energy, electric power outages this summer have impacts more than 10 percent of Michigan's population.

By |2021-09-08T08:33:46-04:00September 7th, 2021|Clean Update, Climate Change, mitechtv|