Countries with More Women Leaders Pass More Climate Laws, New Research

Women may be better equipped to fight climate change. New research has found that the more gender-equal a country’s government is the more likely it is to pass climate laws. Using the Climate Change Laws of the World database, managed by the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment (2020), and the United…

Preventing hyperbole in climate discussions.

While the rate of occurrence of extreme weather events continue to rise with climate change, not all extreme weather events are attributed to climate change.  Using remote sensing technology, scientists can explain the difference. In 2015, Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the then-chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee brought a snowball to the Senate…

Should we be eating microplastic?

Microplastics are present in the air, water, and soil, and they infiltrate the food we eat every day.   However, the health impacts of inadvertently consuming plastic are still largely unknown. This paper explores two questions: First, where is microplastic present in food and water supplies.  Second, what studies have linked health concerns and the microplastics…