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Words of Warming

Words of Warming is a series from Future Human defining the language of climate change and environmental and climate justice.

Definition of tar sands (also called oil sands):

A mixture of sand, clay, water, and bitumen—a thick, sticky oil that’s made of hydrocarbons; it can be refined to produce gasoline…


Words of Warming

“Words of Warming” curved around a globe with meridians, all in a big circle. The background is an orange-to-red diagonal gradient. A radial motion blur effect and noise have been added.

Words of Warming is a new series from Future Human defining the language of climate change and environmental and climate justice.

Definition of carbon capture and sequestration

1: a group of technologies aimed at removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and storing it in deep underground rock formations called…


WORDS OF WARMING

“Words of Warming” curved around a globe with meridians, all in a big circle. The background is a blue-to-teal-to-green gradient. A radial motion blur effect and noise have been added.

Words of Warming is a new series from Future Human defining the language of climate change and environmental and climate justice.

Definition of energy justice

: an attempt to remediate historic and ongoing social, economic, and health burdens suffered by historically marginalized communities because of how the energy system is…


Words of Warming

Words of Warming is a new series from Future Human defining the language of climate change and environmental and climate justice.

Definition of geoengineering

1: deliberate, large-scale projects aimed at intervening in Earth’s natural processes, typically aimed at mitigation of the impacts of climate change through intentional alteration of Earth’s…


Words of Warming

“Words of Warming” curved around a globe with meridians, all in a big circle. The background is an orange-to-red diagonal gradient. A radial motion blur effect and noise have been added.

Words of Warming is a series from Future Human defining the language of climate change and environmental and climate justice.

Definition of just transition

1. A concept that originated with trade unions in North America in the 1990s as “a program of support for workers who lost their jobs due to environmental protection policies,”…


Words of Warming

Words of Warming is a new series from Future Human defining the language of climate change and environmental and climate justice.

Definition of climate reparations

: the conceptualization of climate change as an injustice that must be addressed by law and policy; policies compensating for past and ongoing political decisions that led to previous…


Words of Warming

Words of Warming is a new series from Future Human defining the language of climate change and environmental and climate justice.

Definition of environmental racism

A type of systemic racism in which people of color are forced to live in close proximity to hazardous sites and bear the negative health effects because of racist…


Words of Warming

Words of Warming is a new series from Future Human defining the language of climate change and environmental and climate justice.

Definition of climate emergency

: the state we’re currently in, where the deadly consequences of global warming predicted by scientists have already started occurring in ecosystems around the world; used by activists, politicians…

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Life at the edge of science. A new publication from Medium.

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