Week in Review
Week in Review: Top Environmental News for Feb. 3-9
February 9, 2019
State of the Climate and Other Reports Show Climate Change Impacts
Catch up with our roundup of posts summarizing the State of the Climate 2018 report, which was released by NASA and NOAA this week.
Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2018 were the fourth warmest since 1880. The past five years are, collectively, the warmest years in the modern record. https://t.co/tx8nop89Fn
— NASA Climate (@NASAClimate) February 6, 2019
The world’s shellfish are under threat as our oceans become more acidic https://t.co/Ryq9LRbcIs #oceans #environment pic.twitter.com/4jS7w64iqW
— World Economic Forum (@wef) February 8, 2019
Globe was 1.42 degrees F hotter than 20th century average last year, NOAA says. You think that’s warm, it’s going to get even hotter in next 5 years predicts @metoffice https://t.co/suxfCxPxsx pic.twitter.com/kpM3cUohdD
— seth borenstein (@borenbears) February 6, 2019
Atlantic hurricanes are becoming stronger faster, largely due to climate change, according to a new study.
Between 1982-2009, the % of Atlantic storms that underwent rapid intensification—defined as an increase in wind speed >35 mph in 24 hours—tripled. https://t.co/Dp3QeVvh7k pic.twitter.com/NWcLDZmkXo
— Yale Environment 360 (@YaleE360) February 8, 2019
Green New Deal Introduced
We’ve put together a roundup of top stories offering facts and perspectives on the Green New Deal.
.@AOC unveils #GreenNewDeal: “Today is also the day that we choose to assert ourselves as a global leader in transitioning to 100% renewable energy and charting that path… We should do it because we are an example to the world.” https://t.co/2wVPSEx6SK pic.twitter.com/a6AG8TWtPK
— The Hill (@thehill) February 7, 2019
Local Actions to Protect Species
Key West votes to ban sunscreens that harm coral reefs https://t.co/Vdb4Zwl6xD pic.twitter.com/3x0NcLkEcb
— Earther (@EARTH3R) February 6, 2019
More Efforts to End Plastic Pollution
Plastic. Is. Everywhere. https://t.co/fKKgtUrCz2
— grist (@grist) February 8, 2019
RIP U.S. Representative John Dingell
John D. Dingell Jr., who served almost 60 years in Congress, dictated parting words for America on the day he died.
Read them here. https://t.co/DbVZzVfZP3
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 8, 2019
RIP John Dingell. He helped write and pass the Endangered Species Act, probably the most muscular US environmental law on the books.
As @jmooallem writes in his book, Nixon didn’t really understand how powerful the act was when he signed it https://t.co/RTxAf3hDID pic.twitter.com/lF7ai3HkvU
— Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob) February 8, 2019