As climate change takes hold, extreme heat is becoming a growing problem in cities across the globe. While urban heat waves have a devastating effect on cities' populations, they also highlight grave inequalities in urban life. As global temperatures rise, our cities are facing an existential problem: How can they combat extreme heat?
Climate activists Pattie Gonia, Aneesa Khan, Anita Okunde and Isaias Hernandez debunk some of the common climate myths currently in debate. The campaigners set the record straight If you’ve ever heard: ‘plastic use is harmless’, ‘the environment can't be racist’, ‘carbon offsetting will save us’ or ‘it’s your fault’.
The stark warning comes as Russia’s war further hinders efforts to confront global warming and its mounting impacts.
During an virtual climate summit, President Joe Biden laid out a plan for the United States to combat the climate crisis.
It wasn’t much: The official measurement at the Denver International Airport was three-tenths of an inch (7.6 millimeters).
The draft mentions the need to cut emissions by 45% by 2030 from 2010 levels and achieve “net-zero” by mid-century.
The South American nation has pledged to end “illegal deforestation” by 2028. It could do that by legalizing what is currently against the law.
Climate change remains the greatest threat to the iconic structures, which are disappearing around the globe at dire rates.
"He’s not listening to us, he’s listening to Big Money," one group's leader said. "That’s why we’re here at his yacht in D.C. today.”
Just five weeks ago, temperatures soared in record-shattering hot weather that killed scores of the most vulnerable in June.