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Extreme Weather


UN Report Warns Earth at 'Crossroads' in Battle Against Global Drought Crisis

The publication warns that without urgent action, an estimated 700 million people will be at risk of displacement by the end of the decade, while drought could affect over three-quarters of the world's population by 2050.

Brett Wilkins ·


Landmark Inquiry in Philippines Backs Accountability for 'Climate-Polluting' Corporations

"The findings of the Commission on Human Rights are a vindication for the millions of people whose fundamental rights are being impacted by the corporations behind the climate crisis."

Jessica Corbett ·


$50.5 Billion and Counting: Climate Groups Launch 'Cost of Inaction' Ticker

"In 2021, the United States experienced 20 billion-dollar-plus disasters, the second-highest of all time. Every second the Senate delays action on bold climate investments, the cost of inaction only increases."

Jessica Corbett ·


IPCC Scientist Warns India-Pakistan Record Temps 'Testing Limits of Human Survivability'

"Fossil fuels did this," said one climate justice campaigner. "Unless we ditch fossil fuels immediately in favor of a just, renewable-energy based system, heatwaves like this one will continue to become more intense and more frequent."

Kenny Stancil ·


Climate Emergency: India's Unprecedented Heatwave Adds to Global Bread Shortages

Modeling shows that not only increased average temperatures in India but also more frequent extreme heatwaves have the potential of reducing wheat yields by as much as 27%.

Juan Cole ·


'Unprecedented' Water Restrictions Ordered in Drought-Ravaged California

"We don't have enough water supplies right now to meet normal demand," warns one state official. "The water is not there."

Brett Wilkins ·


Extreme Heat Is Coming: What Policies Are in Place to Protect Workers?

OSHA must rapidly advance the rulemaking process for a workplace heat safety standard.

Shana Udvardy ·


'Another Loss For Big Oil': CA Lawsuits Against Fossil Fuel Giants Head to State Court

"This ruling is a major victory for these California communities seeking their day in court against corporate polluters that spent decades lying about their products' role in fueling the climate crisis," said one advocate.

Kenny Stancil ·


Despite Big Oil Roadblocks, Poll Shows Majority in US Support Climate Action

Amid congressional inaction, solid majorities of U.S. adults favor policies to slash greenhouse gas pollution, a new Gallup survey found.

Kenny Stancil ·


Rebellious Climate Scientists Have Message for Humanity: 'Mobilize, Mobilize, Mobilize'

In the face of the "escalating climate emergency," the advocacy group Scientist Rebellion warns that the IPCC summary to global policymakers remains "alarmingly reserved, docile, and conservative."

Kenny Stancil ·

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