climate change Archive

Over 170 nations agree to cut global-warming chemical used in refrigerators and air conditioners

A global agreement to cut a heat-trapping chemical used in air conditioning units and refrigerators was announced today, with participation from over 170 nations. “The deal could have a greater impact on global warming than the Paris pact of 2015,” reports the New York Times. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers his keynote addres to promote U.S. climate and environmental goals, at the …

Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio and scientist Katharine Hayhoe talk climate change at SXSL

At an SXSL panel on Monday, President Obama, actor, environmentalist and philanthropist Leonardo DiCaprio and scientist Katharine Hayhoe discussed climate change and what we can possibly due to curb it. Hayhoe, who is the director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University, and CEO of ATMOS Research & Consulting, helps organizations like airports and public water utilities assess the potential impacts of climate change on their infrastructure and …