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Insurers are Pulling out of Climate Risk Zones, Leaving Communities even more Vulnerable

By Jessica Garcia | ( Otherwords ) – In an era of climate disasters, Americans in vulnerable regions will need to rely more than ever on their home insurance. But as floods, wildfires, and severe storms become more common, a troubling practice known as “bluelining” threatens to leave many communities unable to afford insurance — […]

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No, Dubai’s Massive Desert Storm wasn’t Caused by Cloud Seeding; but 2,400 gigatonnes of CO2 is Changing our Climate

By Richard Washington, University of Oxford | – Some years ago, I found myself making my way up the narrow stairs of a Learjet on a sultry runway in a deserted airport near the South Africa-Mozambique border. The humidity was there to taste – the air thick with it. The weather radar was showing a […]

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Human-Caused Climate Change will cut your Paycheck by a Fifth over the next 26 Years

By Julian Wettengel | – Clean Energy Wire ) – The damaging effects of climate change are set to hit economic growth severely across most countries, said researchers from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). With the climate change that is already locked-in through past and “plausible” future emissions, income will be 19 […]

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Playing Russian Roulette with our Only Planet: Middle East Gets Failing Grades on Climate Action

This is my latest column for Tomdispatch.com. Do check in over there for Tom Engelhardt’s essential introduction. ( Tomdispatch.com ) – Last September witnessed what used to be a truly rare weather phenomenon: a Mediterranean hurricane, or “medicane.” Once upon a time, the Mediterranean Sea simply didn’t get hot enough to produce hurricanes more than […]

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America’s Red Snow: Hottest Winter on Record, Largest Wildfires in Texas History

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency announced Friday that the winter of 2023-24 was the hottest on record in U.S. history. Global records have been kept since about 1850, with the widespread use of mercury thermometers. The average surface temperature of the US this past winter was 37.6°, which is […]