From the New York Times: The EPA has announced new rules that will limit the agency's ability to rely on scientific research when writing public health rules.
A paper published in the journal Nature Communications indicates that the threat from rising seas is greater than previously assessed. "The new research shows that some 150 million people are now living on land that will be below the high-tide line by midcentury."
New York Times report on shocking findings reported in Science journal: 29 million fewer birds than there were fifty years ago.
Washington Post story about unprecedented oceanic changes.
“We’re really playing catch-up,” said marine scientist Boris Worm of Dalhousie University in Canada. “Everything we base our civilization on is based on the accumulated experience from the last 7,000 years, about how the world works, and how we can survive in this world that had an exceptionally stable climate.
“And we’re shifting away from that equilibrium at breakneck speed now. We’re living in a no-analog world that none of us has any experience with.”
Critical habitat protections will be diminished.
NPR report: "In a move that critics say will hurt plants, animals and other species as they face mounting threats, the Trump administration is making major changes to how the Endangered Species Act is implemented....."
The Washington Post reports that Moody's Analytics says climate change could cost $69 trillion by the year 2100.
NYT report on Swiss study indicating that restoring forests will help slow global warming.
Better get used to it, scientists say. NY Times article.
"Hope is contagious." Story in The Guardian.
New York Times article , "If Seeing the World Helps Ruin It, Should We Stay Home?" quantifies carbon cost of travel.
NY Times story here.
Around the world, over 1000 people were arrested. Washington Post story.