When fast food restaurants disclose the climate change impact of menu items, customers place orders less harmful to the environment, a recent study concluded.
Author: Ben Adler
Extinction Rebellion, the U.K.-based organization that pioneered disruptive climate change protests such as sit-ins at major London traffic circles, has made a new year’s resolution to give up such tactics and focus instead on growing support for the climate movement.
Climate change may be exacerbating air turbulence, like the tumultuous winds that buffeted a Hawaiian Airlines flight Sunday from Phoenix to Honolulu. The phenomenon was so extreme that 36 of the 248 people aboard were injured, 11 of whom had to be hospitalized.
American automakers and consumers are stymieing progress on cutting the carbon pollution that causes climate change, according to the findings from the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2022 Automotive Trends Report. Even though miles per gallon are gradually increasing within each vehicle weight class, the ongoing shift from sedans to trucks and SUVs, which are subject to lower fuel efficiency requirements — and to bigger trucks and SUVs than the ones that were popular in previous decades — canceled out much of the expected benefits.
In recent years, fall seems to have all but disappeared — especially in the Northeast — and experts say climate change is partly to blame.
Climate change activists and experts fear that the United States may lose its momentum cutting climate change-causing greenhouse gas after the new Republican-majority House of Representatives is sworn in January.