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China pledges to go carbon neutral by 2060

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Olivia Acevedo, Co-Editor

October 21, 2020

China announced on Sept 22, that it has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2060. The country is the largest global producer of carbon dioxide, producing 28% of emissions today, according to Science Magazine. If China successfully reaches the goal of this pledge, the country could increase its gross domestic product (GDP) as much as 5% and reduc...

Bodies of water are suffering due to climate change

Icebergs melt due to warm temperatures

Olivia Acevedo, Co-Editor

October 13, 2020

Global oceans and other bodies of water are being destroyed by the impacts of climate change, causing many negative trends to occur throughout the world.  Ocean temperatures are important because for certain species, they determine how “breathable” certain parts of the ocean are, according to Ocea...

“ClimateClock” reveals seven years left

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Olivia Acevedo, Assistant Editor

September 29, 2020

 Tick tock. The unveiling of a giant clock in Manhattan’s Union Square has revealed how much time is left before the climate emergency becomes irreversible.  An article by the Washington Post went viral on social media after artists Andrew Boyd and Gan Golan unveiled their newest project: a cloc...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Boston institutions against climate change

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Olivia Acevedo

March 6, 2020

Businesses and organizations all over the world have pledged to implement effective   measurements that confront climate change such as switching to more renewable light sources, cutting down on greenhouse gas emissions, reducing plastic use and more. Here in Boston, many well-recognized companies an...

Suffolk Climate Watch: The future is weak for the Colorado River

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Olivia Acevedo

February 26, 2020

The volume of water in the Colorado River has been slowly shrinking due to rising temperatures. This freshwater resource is responsible for providing water to 40 million people, and has recently seen significant scarcities that could lead to critical water shortages, according to CNN. The river begins in ...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Climate change is real, No cap(s)

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Olivia Acevedo

February 19, 2020

The icebergs have been cracking in Antarctica, as temperatures have reached a record of 69.3 degrees Fahrenheit or 20.75 degrees Celsius. Scientists monitoring the continent in the northern area, called Seymour Island, reported the measurement, according to Fox News. Feb. 9 was a notable day in history,...

Suffolk Climate Watch: The bees are no longer buzzing

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Olivia Acevedo

February 12, 2020

Bees have been threatened by global warming for some time now, but researchers have recently found that the number of North American Bumblebees has dropped by 50% within the last century, according to the Washington Post. This wildlife loss has been known as “Climate Chaos.” This drop has been p...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Climate change pushing Miami underwater

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Olivia Acevedo

February 6, 2020

Super Bowl weekend has been one of America’s largest events since it began in 1967, but times may change as global warming has started to creep in on Miami’s largest stage. Though the weather for Super Bowl LIV was warm and sunny, rising temperatures and sea levels are currently threatening Miami...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Australia bushfires set world ablaze

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Olivia Acevedo

February 4, 2020

Over one billion animals and 24 humans have died, dozens are missing, 1,400 homes have been lost and 15.6 million acres have burned in Australia. Climate Signals, a website dedicated to climate change news, announced the rapidly increasing numbers that have been churning in Australia since October. Bu...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Deadly viruses spreading to marine mammals

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Olivia Acevedo

November 13, 2019

A warming climate is said to be contributing to the recent suffering of marine mammals contracting a deadly virus. It is documented to be sweeping the northern Pacific Ocean, according to NBC News. Scientists have been scratching their heads with data showing the correlation between mammal deaths and a vir...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Is California becoming unlivable?

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Olivia Acevedo

November 6, 2019

California has been ferociously burning due to the most destructive wildfires in the state’s history, according to the New York Times. The past three years have especially began to take a toll on the land and the people inhabiting it. The past two years alone have resulted in 24,000 California homes utte...

Suffolk Climate Watch: Staying hopeful in the wake of climate change

Olivia Acevedo

October 23, 2019

We are all going to die. At some point in our lives, our time will come and we will no longer be on this Earth. It may sound morbid, but it is the truth. Chances are, climate change will be the demise of humanity, but there is hope. Many people are aware of this prevalent issue, especially in tod...

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