A 6th-grade social studies teacher at Jenks East Intermediate is challenging her students to do a project on a topic that interests them, but it has to be something they’ve never been involved in before. One ambitious student took her project as far as contacting us to get the word out about what she is doing. “I chose to create a nonprofit organization to help stop climate change,” Nyla Tripathy, a 6th-grade student at Jenks East Intermediate, said. ...
“Just look at the world around us right now. There’s bad weather. There’s stuff in our waterways that are not supposed to be there. There’s bad gasses and there’s so many pollutants. Just look at the world right now and I would hope that would convince them,” Tripathy said.
The Centre of Excellence in Climate Change Research, Banaras Hindu University: "Accounting for extensive socioeconomic household data and child anthropometric measurements, the researchers established that climate parameters like temperature, humidity, rainfall, solar radiation, and wind speed were significantly associated with the infectious diseases such as gastrointestinal diseases, respiratory diseases, vector-borne diseases, and skin diseases, in children in Varanasi."
Biden on September 7, 2021: "This is an opportunity. I think the country's finally acknowledged the fact that global warming is real. And it’s moving at an incredible pace and we've go to do something about it." ... "I think we are at one of those inflection points where we either act or we're going to be - we're going to be in real, real trouble. Our kids are going to be in real trouble."
Bjorn Lomborg: "Hurricanes in 2021 were unprecedented — as in unprecedentedly few. Globally, 2021 had the fewest hurricanes ever in the satellite era (1980-2021). Globally, 2021 had some of the fewest strong hurricanes in the satellite era (1980-2021). With 16 strong (Cat 3+) hurricanes, 2021 was the second-lowest strong hurricane year since 1980. Globally, 2021 was a weak hurricane year. When measured by total energy (Accumulated Cyclone Energy), 2021 was the 9th weakest year. Did you see that reported anywhere?
Hurricanes in 2021 were weak and exceptionally few. But we heard lots about North Atlantic hurricanes. Conveniently, North Atlantic is the only basin where hurricanes are stronger. Does this leave us well-informed?. But we hear lots about names storms (hurricanes + weaker storms). Ever-easier to detect, so numbers keep climbing (4 of 2020s 30 named storms wouldn't have been named in 2000!). Not as relevant, but hey, scary numbers."