Is Refreezing the North and South Poles a Possible Solution to the Climate Crisis?

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Can We Stop the Poles From Melting, and Stop Sea Level Rise? A recent article in Newsweek described research into a plan where global warming could be partially reversed by refreezing the north and south poles, according to new research published in the journal Environmental Research Communications. Restoring Earth’s ice “caps” at its north and south … Read more

On the Air: Urban Trees Cool Chicago, Save $44 Million a Year

What’s cool depends on who you’re asking. James Dean was definitely cool, Mike Posner not so much, and tree hugging—well, again, it depends who you are asking. In this episode on Worldview, Jerome McDonnell and I explored the topic of how trees cool our homes, our cities, and our planet. We invited Robert Fahey PhD, … Read more

Global Warming’s Not-So-Hot Impact on Trees

How will climate change impact trees? Scientists are exploring the possibility as we speak. (D. Simmons) Trees help make us cool in the face of global warming*. But, sturdy and steadfast as they may be, some species are showing vulnerability in our increasingly warming world. “The effects of climate change on trees will be complex,” … Read more