Climate Change is Responsible for Devastating Wildfires 

With large fires still raging around the West, we can all feel empathy for those who lost their homes and even entire communities, as well as all of us suffering from the smoke. Still, there is a tremendous amount of smoke and mirrors about the blazes and their cause. The timber industry, Forest Service, and More

Source: Climate Change is Responsible for Devastating Wildfires – CounterPunch.org

Trump’s Destruction of America Started With Reagan 

Donald Trump and his billionaire buddies are letting America die. The billionaires who make their money from fossil fuels have bought off Trump and Republicans so that they’re denying climate change while a dozen states in the West burn and the Gulf Coast is repeatedly ravaged by hurricanes. Firefighters are using dogs to identify the More

Source: Trump’s Destruction of America Started With Reagan – CounterPunch.org

Hurricanes could be up to five times more likely in the Caribbean if tougher targets are missed 

Global warming is dramatically increasing the risk of extreme hurricanes in the Caribbean, but meeting more ambitious climate change goals could up to halve the likelihood of such disasters in the region, according to new research.

Source: Hurricanes could be up to five times more likely in the Caribbean if tougher targets are missed — ScienceDaily

After Two Years of School Strikes, The World is Still in a State of Climate Crisis Denial

On Thursday 20 August, it will be exactly two years since the first school strike for the climate took place. Looking back, a lot has happened. Many millions have taken to the streets to join the decades-long fight for climate and environmental justice. And on 28 November 2019, the European parliament declared a “climate and environmental emergency”.

Source: After Two Years of School Strikes, The World is Still in a State of Climate Crisis Denial | Portside

Widespread electric vehicle adoption would save billions of dollars, thousands of lives

A new study found that if EVs replaced 25% of combustion-engine cars currently on the road, the United States would save approximately $17 billion annually by avoiding damages from climate change and air pollution. In more aggressive scenarios — replacing 75% of cars with EVs and increasing renewable energy generation — savings could reach as much as $70 billion annually.

Source: Widespread electric vehicle adoption would save billions of dollars, thousands of lives: Study finds improved air quality would avoid health and climate damages — ScienceDaily