New York Times Climate Change Articles 2020-2029
New York Times - Jul 23, 2020
"For most of human history, people have lived within a surprisingly narrow range of temperatures, in the places where the climate supported abundant food production But as the planet warms, that band is suddenly shifting north According to a pathbreaking recent study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the planet could see a greater temperature increase in the next 50 years than it did in the last 6,000 years combined By 2070, the kind of extremely hot zones, like in the Sahara, that now cover less than 1 percent of the earth’s land surface could cover nearly a fifth of the land, potentially placing one of every three people alive outside the climate niche where humans have thrived for thousands of years..."
" A 2017 study in Science Advances found that by 2100, temperatures could rise to the point that just going outside for a few hours in some places, including parts of India and Eastern China, 'will result in death even for the fittest of humans'..."
"The United Nations and others warn that in the worst case, the governments of the nations most affected by climate change could topple as whole regions devolve into war..."
"She sees her own city as an object lesson in what UN officials and climate-migration scientists have been warning of: Without a decent plan for housing, feeding and employing a growing number of climate refugees, cities on the receiving end of migration can never confidently pilot their own economic future..."CITATION: New York Times - Jul 23, 2020 - page Special Edition IMAGEHOLDER.ORG: PDF: ARCHIVE:
New York Times - Feb 28, 2020
"As an environmental journalist, I’ve been covering the frightening acceleration of climate change for more than a decade As a person who believes in the tenets of liberal democracy, I’ve watched the rise of white-supremacist, anti-immigrant and nationalistic ideologies with similar dread over the past few years But I always thought of those two trends — looming ecological dangers and the gathering strength of the far right — as unrelated, parallel crises in a turbulent time Only recently have I begun to understand that they are deeply interconnected, an ugly pairing of forces drawing power from each other..."
"As climate change reshapes our world, we face a future filled with new pressures and constraints on resources, including arable land, food and water Droughts, floods and storms are likely to push millions from their homes, some toward the relative safety and security of Europe, Australia and the United States..."
"Now I can see there is another path too, one in which dark forces wield real dangers as weapons to tear us apart, and scarcity fuels conflict, brutality and racism Our future in a hotter world of rising seas and more powerful storms already felt terrifying Unless we come together — and fast — behind serious action to check the existential danger of climate change, it could be darker still..."CITATION: New York Times - Feb 28, 2020 - page online IMAGEHOLDER.ORG: PDF: ARCHIVE:
New York Times - Aug 09, 2021
"At 15 degrees of warming, scientists have found, the dangers grow considerably Nearly 1 billion people worldwide could swelter in more frequent life-threatening heat waves Hundreds of millions more would struggle for water because of severe droughts Some animal and plant species alive today will be gone Coral reefs, which sustain fisheries for large swaths of the globe, will suffer more frequent mass die-offs..."
"Ocean levels have risen 8 inches on average over the past century, and the rate of increase has doubled since 2006 Heat waves have become significantly hotter since 1950 and last longer in much of the world Wildfire weather has worsened across large swaths of the globe Bursts of extreme heat in the ocean — which can kill fish, seabirds and coral reefs — have doubled in frequency since the 1980s..."
"And as global temperatures keep rising, the report notes, so will the hazards Consider a dangerous heat wave that, in the past, would have occurred just once in a given region every 50 years Today, a similar heat wave can be expected every 10 years, on average At 15 degrees Celsius of global warming, those heat waves will strike every 5 years and be significantly hotter At 4 degrees of warming, they will occur nearly annually..."
"Or take sea level rise At 15 degrees of warming, ocean levels are projected to rise another 1 to 2 feet this century, regularly inundating many coastal cities with floods that in the past would have occurred just once a century But if temperatures keep increasing, the report said, there is a risk that the vast ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland could destabilize in unpredictable ways, potentially adding another three feet of sea-level rise this century in the worst case..."CITATION: New York Times - Aug 09, 2021 - page online IMAGEHOLDER.ORG: PDF: ARCHIVE: