One Billion People Will Live in Insufferable Heat Within 50 Years

Human cost of climate crisis will hit harder and sooner than previously believed, research reveals

An Indian farmer walks across the bed of a pond that has dried out during a water crisis. Photograph: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP via Getty Images

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NASA Looks Back at 50 Years of Earth Day

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It’s been five decades since Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders photographed Earth peaking over the Moon’s horizon. The iconic image, dubbed Earthrise, inspired a new appreciation of the fragility of our place in the universe. Two years later, Earth Day was born to honor our home planet. As the world prepares to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, NASA reflects on how the continued growth of its fleet of Earth-observing satellites has sharpened our view of the planet’s climate, atmosphere, land, polar regions and oceans.

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Climate Change is Playing Havoc With Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterflies
National Geographic

“More than 95 percent of the species migrates each year to the same few hillsides in Central Mexico. Changing temperatures and weather are making their journey more precarious.”

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Seduced and Abandoned: Tourism and Climate Change in the Alps | Environment | The Guardian

“Rising temperatures have contributed to the decline of hundreds of ski resorts on Italian slopes”.   theguardian.com: Seduced and abandoned: tourism and climate change in the Alps | Environment | The Guardian

“…the future of ski resorts at lower altitudes grows less certain, and those that do survive are forced to rely increasingly on artificial snow.”
Warmer winters and shorter ski seasons combined with bad investments and high running costs have contributed to the slow death of small- and mid-sized ski resorts.

“The Alps’ spectacular panoramas have changed, with white tongues of artificial snow now stretching through yellow meadows. Skiers queue to descend slopes that are increasingly frozen or rotten. Few of them realise how expensive it is to produce artificial snow, which costs €3-5 per cubic metre. Italy has about 2,500 miles (4,000km) of ski slopes, and the bill for covering them with fake snow adds up to €500m (£420m) every season.” — credit Tomaso Claravino Dec 9, 2019 The Guardian

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