Washington Post article detailing the animals killed in Australia's current fires.
From the New York Times: The EPA has announced new rules that will limit the agency's ability to rely on scientific research when writing public health rules.
A paper published in the journal Nature Communications indicates that the threat from rising seas is greater than previously assessed. "The new research shows that some 150 million people are now living on land that will be below the high-tide line by midcentury."
Washington Post story about unprecedented oceanic changes.
“We’re really playing catch-up,” said marine scientist Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Canada. “Everything we base our civilization on is based on the accumulated experience from the last 7,000 years, about how the world works, and how we can survive in this world that had an exceptionally stable climate.
“And we’re shifting away from that equilibrium at breakneck speed now. We’re living in a no-analog world that none of us has any experience with.”
The Washington Post reports that Moody's Analytics says climate change could cost $69 trillion by the year 2100.
NYT report on Swiss study indicating that restoring forests will help slow global warming.
Better get used to it, scientists say. NY Times article.
"Hope is contagious." Story in The Guardian.
NY Times story here.
Around the world, over 1000 people were arrested. Washington Post story.
The TV show Sixty Minutes ran a segment this weekend on a lawsuit making its way through the courts in the Pacific Northwest. Titled "Juliana vs. United States," the suit seeks to have the government stop supporting fossil fuel use. The lawsuit was filed in 2015 by Oregon lawyer Julia Olson on behalf of 21 children —the "climate kids" — that she recruited from environmental groups around the country. The plaintiffs submitted evidence indicating that as early as 1965 the government had information on the cumulative dangers of fossil fuel usage, and ignored it.
Here's some background on the program.