Category Impacts

CLIMATE IMPACTS IN ALASKA

Don’t like hot, dry, fiery summers? Get used to them

Enjoy the smoke this summer? Get used to it. Wildfires around Alaska will get bigger and more frequent as climate change triggers higher temperatures and dries out the forests. A raging spruce bark beetle infestation, speeded by dried-out trees and warmer summers, has also infected half a million acres spruce forest, much of it in Southcentral Alaska.

 

Canadian Professor Katharine Hayhoe named UN Champion of the Earth

Canadian Professor Katharine Hayhoe named UN Champion of the Earth

Canadian climate scientist Professor Katharine Hayhoe awarded United Nations’ flagship environmental honor in science and innovation category Hayhoe recognized for expertise and passion in communicating real effects of climate change — Canadian climate scientist Professor Katharine Hayhoe has received a 2019 Champions of the Earth award, the UN’s highest environmental honor, for her stalwart commitment to quantifying the effects of climate change and her tireless efforts to transform public attitudes.

 

How Has Climate Change Affected Hurricane Dorian?

How Has Climate Change Affected Hurricane Dorian?

The links between hurricanes and climate change are complex, but some aspects are getting clearer. Tropical storms draw their energy from ocean heat – and more than 90 percent of the heat trapped by greenhouse gas emissions is being stored in the ocean. Storms that survive the cradle of formation can intensify quickly and become immensely powerful.

 

Talking Climate with the Vital Corps podcast

LvcS 0070: Katharine Hayhoe on studying climate change, knowing when to engage + unpacking science-y or religious-y smokescreens | vital corps | Kara Martin Snyder | Le vital corps Salon podcast | #33ktasklists | Orbits NYC

Meet Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist with Atmos Research and Consulting and Professor & Director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, talks about studying climate change, knowing when to engage + unpacking science-y or religious-y smokescreens on #LevitalcorpsSa

 

Fighting climate change in our daily lives – KCRW earth day Interview

Fighting climate change in our daily lives | Press Play

We often hear about the huge problems involving climate change: melting glaciers, rising sea levels, plus intensifying hurricanes, tornadoes, and other weather patterns. But what can we do about these problems, and not feel so powerless against them?

talking climate in wisconsin: my WPR interview

Prominent climate change scientist Katharine Hayhoe paid a visit to Wisconsin on Wednesday and Thursday. We’ll talk to her about the intersection of faith and climate change, and the state of global action on the issue.

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Q&A with Commonsense Media

Q: You’re a scientist and researcher and a skilled communicator (a rare and wonderful combination). You spend a good deal of time on the latter, particularly as it relates to… Read More