Jun 23, 2020
America has failed the existential-crisis test
What the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic means for the global fight against climate change.
Countries already struggling with low crop yields will be hurt most by a warming climate.
With storms to the east and wildfires to the west, the climate crisis is currently at the forefront of public consciousness.
Farmer in Indonesia, which was one of the countries found to be most negatively impacted in the new study. (Credit: defika hendri/Unsplash)
Fires in Brazil's Amazon increased 13% in the first nine months of the year compared with a year ago, as the rainforest region experiences its worst rash of blazes in a decade, data from space research agency Inpe has shown.
For many residents of Newark, its concentration of Superfund sites underscores two New Jerseys: one of tree-shaded suburbs where wealth and political leverage guard communities from outside corporate interests and rampant pollution, and the other, of lower-income and predominantly Black and brown residents who have endured decades of discriminatory housing policies only to find their communities squeezed by heavy industry and used as dumping grounds for hazardous waste.
The coronavirus pandemic, climate change and space exploration are among the issues that Biden will influence if he wins the upcoming US election.