No one says snow and cold spells are things of the past, but winters have warmed considerably since 1970 in the Northeast, according to data compiled by Climate Central, an organization of scientists and journalists that research and report on climate.
In the fight against climate change, recent conversations and protests have pivoted to what individuals, corporations and governments can actively change to reduce their environmental impact, rather than simply create awareness around what needs to be done.
International lawyers are drafting plans for a legally enforceable crime of ecocide – criminalising destruction of the world's ecosystems – that is already attracting support from European countries and island nations at risk from rising sea levels.
Trump's aggressive moves on climate change split U.S. industry. Companies that produce oil, cars and electricity opposed Trump's environmental rollbacks. The question now is whether they'll help President-elect Biden meet his carbon goals.