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The Weather Channel’s blazing-hot wildfire simulation clearly explains why wildfires are getting so much worse in California and the western US

It's shaping up to be another record-breaking year of wildfires in California, and a new Weather Channel simulation shows why hotter global temperatures are indisputably to blame.
The wealthiest 1% have almost half of the world's money.

A scientist who predicted a grim ‘Hothouse Earth’ says the world’s billionaires need to give up their money to save us

Ecologist Johan Rockström, who directs the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research in Stockholm, has proposed a plan that could cut global emissions, eliminate poverty and hunger, and keep the world cool enough to sustain future generations.
The athletes' village received a 3,500 litre delivery of non-alcoholic beer.

Extreme weather could trigger a global beer shortage that causes prices to skyrocket worldwide

Rising temperatures and severe drought could hinder the production of barley, creating a global beer shortage and a 16% decline in worldwide beer consumption.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City, U.S., September 20, 2017.

Bill Gates says there are 5 ‘grand challenges’ to stopping an apocalyptic future of floods, hurricanes, and drought

Renewable energy sources aren't enough to eliminate the harmful effects of climate change, Bill Gates wrote in a recent blog post. To prevent climate-related disasters such as floods, drought, and extreme temperatures, the world must focus on five "grand challenges," Gates said.

Stephen Hawking: Humans need to leave Earth or risk being annihilated by nuclear war or climate change

Stephen Hawking, who died in March, wrote a collection of essays that were published this week. Hawking believed humans need to leave the Earth to survive as a race. In one of the essays, he wrote that he is worried about the possibility of nuclear war and the devastating effects of climate change.
President Trump has been singing his Uncle John's praises for years.

President Trump said his uncle was a ‘great professor at MIT for many years’ — here’s what to know about John Trump

President Donald Trump's uncle, John Trump, was an MIT scientist who developed useful cancer treatments and radar technology used in World War II.
Sand Palace before Hurricane Michael

A Florida home called ‘Sand Palace’ survived Hurricane Michael while everything was flattened around it. Here’s why.

Hurricane Michael obliterated nearly every structure along the coast of Mexico Beach, Florida — except for a few shoddy foundations and one pristine home, known to its owners as Sand Palace.
Bill Gates and Melinda Gates with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations on September 25, 2015 in New York City.

Bill Gates and Ban Ki-moon are recruiting mayors, heads of state, and finance pros around the world on a last-ditch quest to save us from catastrophic...

In the wake of a dire climate change report, Bill Gates, Ban Ki-moon, and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva are teaming up with mayors, heads of state, and 17 big countries around the world. They're aiming to take dramatic action on climate change, starting next year. But first, they need a plan.
A woman wades through a submerged street at the UNESCO heritage ancient town of Hoi An after typhoon Damrey hit Vietnam in 2017.

20 things we could do right now to prevent the wave of natural disasters, poverty, and pollution to come

Chad Frischmann is convinced he can feed the hungry, curb global warming, and educate today's young minds, all while cooling the planet down for future generations. He explained this plan, called Project Drawdown, to an audience at TED Conference headquarters in New York.
Hurricane Michael sweeps the beachfront properties of Shell Point, Florida, on Wednesday.

We asked insurance workers where they’d live in the US to avoid future natural disasters — here’s what they said

After a devastating hurricane and amid predictions of a global rise in temperature, the world was reminded yet again of the catastrophe made possible by climate change. Actuaries weighed in on where they'd live to avoid these conditions.