More info: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/434948-judge-temporarily-bans-drilling-on-public-lands-citing-climate
For the first time in five years, U.S. power plant emissions of carbon dioxide rose in 2018, according to preliminary data released by EPA.
Last year, 14 of these billion-dollar events killed at least 247 Americans. More info: https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/02/06/wildfires-hurricanes-other-extreme-weather-cost-nation-lives-nearly-billion-damage-during/?utm_term=.35830f5f639b
Today 75% of GM's 4,000 powertrain engineers work on internal combustion engine technology, and 25% work on EVs. Soon, those numbers will be reversed.
The House Energy and Commerce Committee plans to devote its first hearing to climate change. More: https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/423771-house-energy-panel-to-dedicate-first-hearing-to-climate-change
In a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll, 15 percent of Democrats said climate change should be the new Congress’ top priority, statistically tied for second with the economy and gun control, behind only health care. More info: https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/12/congress-to-confront-climate-change-health-care-nexus/
There were 15 extreme weather events in 2017 that were made more likely by human-caused climate change, according to in-depth studies published in the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
Tropical diseases like dengue fever have been making their way into the US in areas that it previously never occurred. One of the biggest health risks is heat stress, which can lead to kidney and cardiovascular disease. In 2017 157 million more people were exposed to extreme heat than in 2000. More info: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/climate/climate-change-health.html