The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a groundbreaking report earlier this week. The report warns of catastrophic consequences if greenhouse gas emissions are significantly reduced by 2030. Here are the best articles on the report:
- UN Report: 'Unprecedented Changes' Needed to Protect Earth From Global Warming
- Why Half a Degree of Global Warming is a Big Deal (interactive)
- Climate Report Warns of Extreme Weather, Displacement of Millions Without Action
- Report: We Have Just 12 Years to Limit Devastating Global Warming
- The U.N.'s Climate Report Exposes How Badly Wrong Leaders Like Trump Have Got Climate Change
- Eating less meat is better for the environment, but "Meatless Monday" won't save our Earth. 71% of global greenhouse gas emissions since 1988 can be traced back to 100 fossil fuel companies. We need industrial and corporate changes, not just individual changes. Read more here about how society can make actual progress against climate change.
- One of the go-to arguments by climate skeptics is that protecting the environment and reducing emissions will cost too much money. These American economists just won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work which disproves this notion.
Elderly and Aging
- Leading an Active Life With a Diagnosis of Dementia: This article chronicles one woman's journey from self-pity to self-empowerment after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease at the young age of 55.
- A new study has linked cannabis use to accelerated brain aging. But don't throw out your joint just yet: the study and its methodology have been criticized by numerous medical experts.
- A brain scientist who studies Alzheimer's explains how she stays mentally fit by going to work every day and staying socially active.
- Worried that cracking your knuckles will give you arthritis? Don't be.
- Did you know that more people at 90 don't have dementia than have it? Or that a brain affected by Alzheimer's can weigh less than an unaffected brain? Neither did we. Read more about 15 common dementia misconceptions here.
- US Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Council, Nikki Haley, has resigned.
- A prominent Saudi journalist is believed to have been killed inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. Human rights activists across the globe are calling for an investigation.
- This project helps refugees harness their traditional talents to earn a living.
- It is LGBT History Month. Here are 20 movies you should watch.
- Why are the world's worst violators joining the UN Human Rights Council? After the US exit and a potential Eritrea and Bahrain entry, the future of the council is looking uncertain.
- Depression isn't just sadness. It can also be back pain, indecisiveness, and anger. Tips for depression screening and links to support are included in this brief article.
- As temperatures rise, so will mental health problems.