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Women's Health
9 min leídos
Science

This Could Happen in Your Hometown

“Sunny day” flooding— caused not by rain but by rising tides—in 2015 in Miami. According to a report by the American Meteorological Society, the region “is more likely to experience [this type of] flooding…caused by global warming.” Warmer temperatures, which are linked to climate change, dry out the land, making forest fires—like this June 2016 one in L.A.— more extreme. Women of all stripes and political leanings have become passionate activists about issues that matter to them. But our progressively hotter planet—an issue that impacts us all—has drawn less zeal than it should. Maybe that’s
Literary Hub
5 min leídos

The Stories We’ll Tell: Getting Ready for a Total Eclipse of the Sun

I have a faint memory of watching a total solar eclipse as a child. My sister says she remembers being there with me. But this isn’t possible. The last total eclipse to occur in the contiguous United States was in 1979—two years prior to my sister’s birth and four years prior to mine. Most likely, we witnessed the partial solar eclipse that occurred in 1993. Yet somehow, over time and through retelling, our collective memory shaped a bigger story. This happens all the time. Memories are malleable. Details slip away from us so easily. After a while, or after no time at all, pieces of our life g
NPR
3 min leídos
Science

Greenland Is Still Burning, But The Smoke May Be The Real Problem

More than two weeks after they were first spotted, wildfires on the west coast of Greenland are still burning, worrying local residents and drawing the attention of scientists. The fires are roughly 90 miles northeast of the second-largest Greenlandic town, Sisimiut, as we previously reported. There are currently three growing hotspots, according to an analysis of NASA data by Stef Lhermitte, an assistant professor of geoscience and remote sensing at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Nina-Vivi Andersen, a reporter for Nanoq News in the capital, Nuuk, has lived in Greenland her
An Inconvenient Sequel
Alex P., Scribd Editor
From the Editors

Getting out of a crisis…

While Gore’s sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” is certainly advocating greater action to ward off the most dangerous side effects of our warming planet, it’s not a death knell. As Gore puts it: “Despair, after all, is simply another form of denial, and can serve to paralyze the will we need to fight our way out of this crisis.”