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FaceApp’s old filter lets young people fantasize about surviving climate change

07.19.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

As millennials we've grown uniquely accustomed to going about life with the dark, inescapable, undeniable knowledge of our own imminent deaths. Every year the scientists keep coming out with new estimates for how long climate change will afford human... ...

How Carl Pope helped drive a $500 million pledge to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon” (Part 2)

Billionaire businessman and philanthropist Michael Bloomberg recently pledged to rapidly spend $500 million in a bid to push the U.S. “Beyond Carbon,” aiming to end this country’s use of coal and natural gas power in a generation or less. In another recent piece, I featured an in-depth interview with Carl Pope, the veteran environmental leader ...

The climate is our biggest threat. Carl Pope is fighting to change our fate

Michael Bloomberg is an unrepentant capitalist who, as he says in his 2017 book A Climate of Hope, is “not exactly your stereotypical environmentalist.” Yet over the past decade, Bloomberg has become arguably the biggest environmental philanthropist in the world — especially given the $500 million investment Bloomberg announced last month that he would soon ...

June was the warmest June ever recorded, but there’s a bigger problem

07.16.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

In 139 years of record-keeping, this June was the warmest June ever recorded. But June 2019 also revealed a deeper warming reality.  The first half of 2019, January through June, finished up as the second warmest half-year on record, newly relea... ...

Viking bones and DNA will decay quickly as Greenland thaws

07.11.2019 · Posted in Technology Articles

Viking settlers abandoned Greenland some 600 years ago. But the frozen ground has preserved centuries of the seafarers' hardy existence on the western shores of the remote landmass, including bones and DNA.  The Vikings, though, didn't first ste... ...

Climate change means warped train tracks and hellish travels

On June 26, as a potent  heat wave settled over Europe, atmospheric scientist Patrik Winiger also settled into his seat aboard a high-speed electric train traveling from Zurich to Amsterdam. The heat, which would soon topple temperature records ... ...