climate change Tag

climate change and its effects on people

The change in climate around the world is not only affecting the ecosystem and the environment but it has adverse effects on humans as well. Ysabelle Kempe is on a journey to chronicle the effects of climate change on people across the United States. The journalism student at Northeastern University has taken up a long journey to cover various places and topics across  the States....

Read More
youth rallies to fight climate change

There is no denying anymore that climate change is real, and is happening now! For years, we have seen protests and rallies to fight climate change, but nothing has ever come close to the worldwide youth-led rally on September 20, 2019. The strike was led by the youth but was joined by millions of people from all ages across the world.   Matthew Nisbet, a professor of...

Read More
thermal

Brooklyn is one of the most popular places in the world, especially for its bridges, bagels, and cyclone rides. Recently, however, it might have become a superfund site, as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) took the Gowanus Canal under its jurisdiction. Why are the water bodies becoming polluted? The answer is the combined sewage overflow. Something called a flir camera is used to capture the...

Read More
coasts

As is known, almost two-thirds of the major cities around the world are surrounded by coasts. Increase in population takes a toll on the cities, in turn, increases the pressure on coastal environments. Geoff Trussell is concerned about the current coastal scenario. He is the director of the Marine Science Center of Northeastern University. Along with it, he is also the chairperson of the Department...

Read More
wild-fires

Earth has already been heating up due to the emissions of greenhouse gases and deforestation. We have been calling it global warming. It is now going up-in flames as well. The number of wild-fires has been increasing exponentially over the decades but since last year, the numbers have gone up rather drastically with an 80% increase in the number of fires across Amazonia, Siberia, and...

Read More
a step towards stopping climate change

Climate change is one of the biggest problems that the world is facing today. Drying up water bodies to melting glaciers, cold places becoming warmer and hot places becoming hotter are all result of climate change. The problem is only rising with the carelessness and negligence of the human race. The biggest reason for climate change is the external forces exerted by humans, that is,...

Read More
plastic pollution in the oceans

The oceans and the marine life around the world are in grave danger due to pollution. All the sewer water and the garbage dumped in the rivers end up flowing into the oceans, harming the ecosystem. The rate of pollution, especially plastic pollution, is so surprisingly high that there are garbage patches in the oceans. Water bodies cover almost 71% of the earth, and oceans...

Read More
wake up now to fight climate-change.

The first step towards any healing process is acceptance. Once you accept your problem, only then will you be able to find a solution for it. Same goes for climate-change.   The thing with climate-change is that it is gradual and yet consistent. Slowly rising global temperature, melting of polar ice-caps, rising ocean levels, etc. are evidence enough that the world needs saving. We need to act...

Read More
Every year, more than 8 million tons (about 12m metric tons) of plastic is dumped into the oceans

Plastic is one of the most toxic elements adding majorly to the pollution around the world. Every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic is dumped into the oceans, damaging and disturbing the balance of the aquamarine ecosystem. Studies predict that the amount of plastic that is dumped into the oceans will outnumber the number of fish by 2050.   On a positive note, a new...

Read More
Earthquakes - A Big One

The first week of July 2019 panicked southern California with two major earthquakes. Jerome F. Hajjar, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northeastern University says, “it’s not a matter of if California will experience a huge, devastating earthquake, but when.” He also added the fact that only a few buildings at southern California is designed to withstand such quakes. The earthquake was recorded as...

Read More