Former Vice President Al Gore said he discussed climate change with Ivanka Trump Monday, in another sign that the first daughter will have an outsized role in President-elect Donald Trump’s administration.
When it comes to rising sea levels, we can’t afford denial, writes Jeffrey K. Salkin.
A surprising number of Jewish artists are in the forefront of the climate change movement. Simi Horwitz sits down with these enviro-artists who are remaking their worlds. And ours.
When it comes to climate change, we’ve all taken our eye off the ball, writes J.J. Goldberg. But the news from this summer should alarm us all over again.
A slew of new reports reinforces the truth of climate change and the effect it’s having in real time. So why, asks J.J. Goldberg, are more Americans less concerned than ever about the issue?
Most of us will soon forget the recent polar vortex, like other cold snaps and heat waves. But we do so at our peril — especially on Tu B’Shvat, when our tradition tells us to respect nature.
It’s tougher than you might think to link tornadoes — like the deadly Oklahoma one that killed dozens — to climate change. But the least we can do is help the victims.
The Guardian cites a new report from Price Waterhouse Cooper Consulting saying the world is on track for an average global temperature increase of 6 degrees C (10.8 F) by the end of the century at current rates of carbon emission, with catastrophic implications for human life.
In the Far Rockaways, there is no Red Cross relief, no FEMA, no National Guard shuttling in supplies for the elderly Polish and Russian Jews living in high rises without power or heat. There is no relief for the poor black and Latino families living in low-income housing. The lights haven’t come on, and for many the water hasn’t started to flow. There is no heat, and basic necessities like water and food are scarce. Life may be starting to look a bit like normal in parts of Manhattan, but here in the marginal communities of the Far Rockaways, there are only volunteers, mainly coordinated by Occupy Hurricane Sandy Relief. On Monday morning, when many people headed back to work, I decided to go back to Far Rockaway. We rented a van, donated by a wonderful rabbi’s grassroots fundraising, and picked up volunteers, both strangers and friends. Our motley crew drove to the Occupy Hub in Sunset Park to collect more supplies and make our way to Far Rockaway.
My mom has been a global warming true believer since I can remember. As an avid lover of winter and a careful listener of Al Gore, she thought the evidence was obvious: Our grandparents had snow from Thanksgiving to Passover while we have less and less.