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Critical measures of global heating reaching tipping point, study finds

July 27, 2021, The Guardian: Carbon emissions, ocean acidification, Amazon clearing all hurtling toward new records

Study Measuring Earth’s Vital Signs Warns of Climate Tipping Points

July 30, 2021, Smithsonian Magazine: The authors say tropical coral reefs, the Amazon rainforest, and the West Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets may have passed dangerous tipping points

One Year After Declaring Climate Emergency, Scientists Push for 'Massive-Scale Mobilization'

EcoWatch, Jan. 8, 2021: One year after over 11,000 scientists from 153 countries came together to declare a climate emergency and urge ambitious action, the Oregon State University researchers who launched that effort said on Wednesday that an urgent massive-scale mobilization is necessary to address the human-caused global crisis.

Climate crisis growing, scientists warn

The climate crisis is getting worse and a “massive-scale mobilization” is needed to avert disaster, according to the latest assessment by a group of scientists led by a pair of Oregon State University researchers.

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COVID-19 Shows How Ecosystems and Human Health Intersect

While there’s uncertainty about how the novel coronavirus originally infected people, it might have started as viral spillover (transfer) from bats or other wild animals. One emerging hypothesis based on DNA evidence is that, because of natural habitat destruction, horseshoe bats in China were forced into cities. Under increased stress, the bats shed viruses that were picked up by people and perhaps other animals in an early infection cluster.

Climate change fears propel scientists out of the lab and into the streets

LA Times, Dec 17: Bill Ripple said he was moved to act after the Camp fire devastated Paradise, Calif.

Uniting on the climate: the businesses working together to help the planet

Energy Advice Hub, Dec 12, 2019: Professor William Ripple told the Energy Advice Hub: “Action by businesses around the world is the key ingredient in our collective effort in tackling the climate crisis.”

The Climate Anxiety Decade: How We Came to Terms With Our Warming World in the 2010s

The 2010s was when society finally grasped the enormity of climate change. The 2020s will decide how we survive it.

Profiles of a climate emergency

A collection of trend lines monitoring global change

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More than 11,000 scientists issue fresh warning: Earth faces a climate emergency

NBC News, Nov. 5, 2019: A new study identifies six key areas for critical changes, including addressing the planet’s swelling population.

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