News from the UCS Blog “The Equation”

Winning at Climate Change: an Arctic and Boreal Story

Climate change is definitely not a competition, but if it were, arctic tundra and boreal forests would be crushing it by getting hotter and changing faster than the rest of the world.   Due to a phenomenon called Arctic amplification, these ecosystems are warming alarmingly fast, at twice the rate o […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Chevron Evades Questions About its History of Climate Disinformation

Although ExxonMobil has received the most attention for its early knowledge of climate science (spawning the hashtag #ExxonKnew), the entire petroleum industry knew its products would cause global warming. […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Reality Bites: Fossil Fuel Companies Face Climate Liability Claims After Decades of Denial

Fossil fuel companies knew they were damaging the planet—and spent millions to mislead the public. Is the law about to catch up with them? In the just completed annual general meetings season, climate change was a top priority for investors. While continuing to call for climate-proof business plans, […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Scientists Advocating for Climate Action in Oregon: Why we are stepping up and speaking out

We are two climate scientists, currently teaching about climate change at two universities in Portland, Oregon. We are also two concerned scientists who understand the severe threats that climate change is posing to human well-being, as well as two concerned parents (and one concerned grandfather) w […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

Climate Change and Human Health – The Win-Win of Tackling Air Pollution

The World Health Organization estimates that an alarming 7 million people die prematurely each year as a result of air pollution. To help tackle this issue, this year’s World Environment Day (June 5) is shining a spotlight on this environmental threat and the multiple benefits derived from tackling […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.