Climate Change

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.

Could Automation, Electrification Of Long-Haul Trucking Reduce Environmental Impacts?

ANN ARBOR—A new University of Michigan study finds that automation and electrification of long-haul trucking can reduce urban health impacts and environmental damages. For long-haul routes below 300 miles, electrification can reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas damages by 13%, or $587 million annually, according to the study. For long-haul routes above 300 miles, electrification

By |2024-04-24T14:43:33-04:00April 23rd, 2024|Clean Update, Climate Change|

South Florida Could Be Under Water If “Doomsday Glacier” Melts

ATLANTA - Famed science educator Bill Nye has yet again issued a warning to the world: if we keep burning coal at higher and higher rates every year, all of South Florida is going to sink into the sea. In an interview with CNN discussing the melting of the "doomsday glacier," — a gigantic Antarctic glacier that may melt

By |2024-03-04T16:47:44-05:00March 4th, 2024|Climate Change, Science|

World About To Pass Point Of No Return For Devastating Storms, Droughts Due To Global Warming

WASHINGTON DC - This year, temperatures across the globe could reach about 1.7 degrees Celsius (3 degrees Fahrenheit) higher than pre-Industrial Revolution averages, according to a man dubbed the “Godfather of Climate Science.” That passes the 2.7 F threshold that world leaders set as the mark needed to prevent the worst climate disasters. Ex-NASA scientist James

By |2024-02-23T10:14:02-05:00February 23rd, 2024|Climate Change, Featured, Science|

Study: Gulf Stream Nearing Devastating Tipping Point Impacting Global Climate

NEW YORK - The circulation of the Atlantic Ocean is heading towards a tipping point that is “bad news for the climate system and humanity," a study has found. The scientists behind the research said they were shocked at the forecast speed of collapse once the point is reached, although they said it was not

By |2024-02-10T10:53:27-05:00February 10th, 2024|Climate Change, Science|

Trillion Ton Iceberg Extending 40 Miles Breaks Away From Antarctica

SEATTLE - What is the clearest natural water in the world? And what about those piercing-cyan-blue beaches at vacation spots around the world: “It’s like a screensaver!” says Jon Favreau’s character Joey in Couple’s Retreat. We’re going to look at the world’s clearest water beach. Countless blue-clear beaches around the world provide incredible opportunities to snorkel or

By |2023-12-09T13:27:47-05:00December 9th, 2023|Clean Update, Climate Change, Featured|

Terrifying View Of What Earth Would Look Like If All Ice Melted Due To Global Warming

NEW YORK - Even as activists continue to face opposition-and even disdain-from climate deniers for attempting to raise awareness about the danger our planet is in, mounting scientific data shows that the world's ice is melting at a rapid pace. According to a study published earlier in 2021, global ice loss has increased rapidly over the past

By |2023-12-01T10:03:43-05:00December 1st, 2023|Clean Update, Climate Change, Featured|

2 degrees Equals 40-Foot Sea Rise As Melting Ice Dramatically Impacts Earth

NEW YORK - Top scientists say the world’s ice sheets are melting more rapidly than expected and that world leaders must ramp up their climate ambitions to avoid a catastrophic rise in sea levels. A report released Thursday from the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, a network of policy experts and researchers, pleads with world leaders

By |2023-11-17T16:19:41-05:00November 17th, 2023|Clean Update, Climate Change, Science|

Decarbonizing Light-Duty Transportation In US: U-M Study Reveals How

ANN ARBOR—One of the goals outlined by the Biden administration's National Climate Task Force in 2021 was to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to 50%-52% below 2005 levels by 2030. Now, a University of Michigan study investigates one of the strategies to achieve this goal, which is to increase new vehicle sales to 50% electric

Scientists Predict In 2029 Earth Will Breach Key Warming Threshold

NEW YORK - In a little more than five years—sometime in early 2029—the world will likely be unable to stay below the internationally agreed temperature limit for global warming if it continues to burn fossil fuels at its current rate, a new study says. The study moves three years closer the date when the world

By |2023-11-05T09:24:52-05:00November 5th, 2023|Clean Update, Climate Change, Featured|

Biden Announces $1.3 Billion For 3 Massive Transmission Lines To Shuttle Clean Energy

WASHINGTON DC - The Biden administration is announcing it will spend $1.3 billion of new federal funding to help create three new, massive electrical transmission lines in the Southwest and New England, in an effort to improve the nation’s power grid and get more renewable energy into America’s homes and businesses. The lines will span from Arizona