Global Warming

Yet another climate change side effect: more frequent urban heat waves. And because urban temperatures tend higher than rural ones, cities should be ready to protect the most vulnerable.
Aug 2, 2015   The Nature Conservancy - Cool Green Science
Graphs and maps can be compelling means to illustrate the dire threat to our cities of rising seas caused by climate change. But for blunt impact, a series of photo illustrations by artist Nickolay Lamm are hard to beat.
Apr 11, 2013   Daily Mail
The draft of a new report issued last week by the U.S. government concludes the impacts of climate change are spreading faster than previously predicted.
Jan 14, 2013   Los Angeles Times
It may be hard to remember now that the winter weather has many dreaming of an escape to a warm beach, but last year's scorching temperatures set the record for the hottest year ever in the United States - by far.
Jan 10, 2013   The New York Times
Reflecting on the significance and impact of Superstorm Sandy, Bill McKibben and Lawrence J. Hanley propose a 3-step process focused on mass transit that America should pursue to promote community development, public health and the environment.
Dec 7, 2012   The Huffington Post
Sick of reading about all the work that must be done to slow and mitigate the impact of global warming? A growing number of scientists are investigating how to "make climate change work for us."
Dec 1, 2012   The New York Times
In an astonishing interactive graphic and accompanying opinion piece, Benjamin Strauss and Roberr Kopp outline several likely scenarios for the impact of rising seas on America's urban areas. New Orleans and Miami Beach could be completely submerged.
Nov 26, 2012   The New York Times
Howard Schneider examines a recent study by the World Bank, issued as a call-to-action for the international community not merely to curb, but to plan for and mitigate the crises that a 4°C rise in global temperatures would bring.
Nov 20, 2012   The Washington Post
Hazel Borys compiles an extraordinary list of studies quantifying the role of livable, walkable places in building equity, city coffers, health, and social capital.
Sep 14, 2012   PlaceShakers
With the number of days of 'extreme heat' on the rise, and dramatic increases projected, will global warming melt the Golden State?
Sep 8, 2012   Grist
Despite the seemingly positive news outlined in a new report detailing the role global warming periods play in increasing biodiversity, today's extremely-rapid warming trajectory may cancel out any hope of that.
Sep 6, 2012   The Guardian