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Real Media: Fighting Air Pollution with Direct Action

Roger Hallam: I’m researching ways to make radical campaigning more effective. Campaigns in the present environment need to do more nonviolent, direct action in order to get attention in order to leave a significant change. And in the last 30 years, this hasn’t really been done in a very effective way or hasn’t been done …

Global Warming and Extreme Cold: How One Leads to the Other

Global Warming and Extreme Cold: How One Leads to the Other

GREGORY WILPERT: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Gregory Wilpert coming to you from Quito, Ecuador. It’s official: 2017 was the costliest year on record for weather and climate disasters in the U.S., exceeding $300 billion. This shatters the previous U.S. annual record cost of $214.8 billion established in 2005 due to the impacts …

Global Warming Will Increase Risks of Desertification

Global Warming Will Increase Risks of Desertification

]GREGORY WILPERT: Welcome to The Real News Network. I’m Gregory Wilpert coming to you from Quito, Ecuador. 24 to 32 percent of the world will become arid deserts if we fail to curb runaway human-caused climate change, according to a recent study. The study, “Keeping global warming within 1.5 degrees Celsius constrains emergence of aridification,” …

Pollution Kills 9 Million People a Year

Pollution Kills 9 Million People a Year

AARON MATÉ: It’s the Real News. I’m Aaron Maté. Pollution kills at least nine million people per year around the world. This according to a major new study in the British Medical Journal, The Lancet. The study also highlights the deaths and damages resulting from air, water and soil pollution caused $4.6 trillion of economic …

President Trump on Climate Change | AXIOS on HBO

President Trump on Climate Change | AXIOS on HBO

On climate change, uh, I saw your, uh, CBS interview… Still a little confused. So the… Don’t be confused. -Is he confused? -But on your– When you look at– When you look at, like, NASA, or you look at, uh, the energy department… -Yeah. -…and what you own government, your own scientists have said about …

Global Warming’s Impact on Ocean Currents to Amplify Sea Level Rise

Global Warming’s Impact on Ocean Currents to Amplify Sea Level Rise

This is Dimitri Lascaris, reporting for the Real News from Montreal, Canada. Human-induced climate change is rapidly altering our physical world. Climate change is intensifying extreme weather events like hurricanes, flooding, snowstorms, and bone-chilling cold. It is worsening droughts and deadly heat waves. It is causing sea level rise through the melting of glaciers and …