2020 Is Our Last, Best Chance to Save the Planet — TIME

From our vantage point today, 2020 looks like the year when an unknown virus spun out of control, killed hundreds of thousands and altered the way we live day to day. In the future, we may look back at 2020 as the year we decided to keep driving off the climate cliff–or to take the… 2020…

New Study Projects Severe Water Shortages in the #ColoradoRiver Basin — Inside Climate News #COriver #aridification #snowpack #runoff #ActOnClimate #KeepItInTheGround — Coyote Gulch

From Inside Climate News (Bob Berwyn): The loss of the reflective snowpack drives evaporation and reduces the flow of water, the study found. The 40 million people who rely on Colorado River water need to prepare for a drier future. Global warming is shrinking the Rocky Mountain snowpack that feeds the river and flows are […]…

Climate Change Is Starving Out Reindeer in Sweden’s Arctic — TIME

(KIRUNA, Sweden) — Thick reindeer fur boots and a fur hat covering most of his face shielded Niila Inga from freezing winds as he raced his snowmobile up to a mountain top overlooking his reindeer in the Swedish arctic. His community herds about 8,000 reindeer year-round, moving them between traditional grazing grounds in the high… via…

Polar bear pictures and the climate emergency — The Ice Blog

Recently, the picture editor of the Guardian, Fiona Shields, published a piece explaining “why we are going to be using fewer polar bears and more people to illustrate our coverage of the climate emergency”. She writes: “At the Guardian we want to ensure that the images we publish accurately and appropriately convey the climate crisis […]…