climate change

A new report says there’s a bird emergency in the air – climate change could eradicate two-thirds of the bird species now prevalent in Ohio by the end of this century. 

Governor Matt Bevin threw shade at 16-year-old environmental activist Greta Thunberg and continued to cast doubt on the science behind man-made climate change during a meeting of the Southern States Energy Board on Tuesday.

Bevin’s comments came during a meeting of an interstate compact of officials from 16 southern states focused on energy and environment policies at Louisville’s Seelbach Hotel. According to a video posted by WHAS reporter Chris Williams, Bevin said Thunberg’s climate activism is based on a lack of perspective.

 


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Climate change: It’s the T-rex chasing the jeep in Jurassic Park and the climate scientist is Jeff Goldblum yelling “must go faster.” It’s omnipresent and ineffable, it’s everywhere and touches everything. It’s a problem so complex that it’s easy to distract ourselves with the efficacy of plastic straw bans and recycling.

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"Al Gore was right."

"There is no Planet B."

"Climate inaction is genocide."

"We stand for all people and all nations."

A new report from the Ohio Environmental Council and Policy Matters Ohio says climate change has significant negative impacts on children's health, which they say highlights the urgency to reduce carbon emissions. 

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A University of Cincinnati professor is predicting the Arctic Ocean could have no September sea ice if global temperatures continue to rise.

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In a typical year, the Cincinnati region experiences roughly 17 days with a heat index above 90 degrees. The heat index accounts for what it "feels like" outside even if the actual temperature is slightly lower.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., announced Tuesday that he wants the Senate to vote on a massive plan to fight climate change.

This week we’ve seen a range of weather. We had a foot of snow and temperatures in the teens. Then it was 45 degrees and raining. Are these wild fluctuations caused by climate change? A Kent State geography professor says no. Cameron Lee says these types of ups and downs are normal.

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The impacts of global climate change are already being felt and are only projected to intensify. That's the conclusion of a U.S. government report that was supposed to come out in December. The Trump administration chose instead to release the report on Black Friday.

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Bloomberg Philanthropies announced Monday Cincinnati is one of 20 cities awarded a grant from the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge.

Kentucky Unlikely To Meet New Climate Change Goal

Oct 10, 2018
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Kentucky has just 12 years to drastically reduce its reliance on fossil fuels to do its part to save the planet from the worst impacts of climate change, according to a new report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change.

A new study from an environmental group says summer fun, as we know it, is changing -- that traditional summer activities, like going to the beach or even catching a ballgame, are under threat by climate change. 

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Anaiah Brooks is a sixth grader at John P. Parker school in Madisonville. She wants to be a baker when she grows up. She already knows chemistry is a big part of baking. And so Anaiah is big into science.

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While the world debates what to do about climate change, mice in Michigan are already taking action. Researchers from Miami University are watching the rodents as they adapt to a changing world.

After Paris: Global Approaches to Climate Change

May 12, 2017
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Thursday, June13 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: Host Madeleine Brand circles the globe to see how various countries are tackling the issue of climate change since the historic Paris climate agreement.

The world’s top carbon producers, China and India, are both committed to decreasing their carbon footprints but with different approaches. China is emphasizing innovation while India is focused on subsidizing the green energy market.

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Gaia Vince is the former editor at Nature magazine who decided to leave her office and travel the world to see how people on the frontline of our changing environment are living. 

Friday, December 4 at 7:00 pm
Hosted by Ari Shapiro

Heating Up is a one-hour special hosted by NPR’s Ari Shapiro. The special examines the current science of climate change, how much time scientists say there is to address it, the political and economic challenges nations will face during the meeting in Paris and what solutions might come from the summit.

BURN: The Adaptors

Mar 17, 2015

April 22 at 7:00 pm
Hosted by Alex Chadwick and Flora Lichtman

Climate change is calling. The Adaptors are responding… Hosted by public radio veterans Alex Chadwick and Flora Lichtman, “The Adaptors” chronicles how people are adapting to climate change.

University of Cincinnati  Assistant Professor Steve Matter and three undergraduate students traveled to the Canadian Rocky Mountains to study the effect of climate change on the Rocky Mountain Apollo butterfly. He stopped by our studio to share stories and insights from that research trip with the Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard.

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