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Why Have Carbon Dioxide Levels Shot Up More In Recent Decades Than Ever Before?
The levels of the heat-trapping gas called carbon dioxide have gradually risen and fallen during the past 800,000 years — that is, until recent decades, when carbon dioxide levels shot up far higher than in the past.
Off-The-Radar Renewable Energy Explosion After COVID-19 Dust Settles
CleaEarlier this week, renewable energy advocates raised the alarm when it became clear that the new $2 trillion stimulus package will not shine so kindly upon wind, solar, and other clean tech.
Covid-19 Brings Out All the Usual Zombies
True, there are may be some billionaires who imagine that denying the crisis will work to their financial advantage. Just before Trump made his terrifying call for reopening the nation by Easter
Tackle climate crisis and poverty with zeal of Covid-19 fight, scientists urge
Government responses to climate breakdown and to the challenges of poverty and inequality must be changed permanently after the coronavirus has been dealt with
With the climate crisis and coronavirus bearing down on us, the age of disconnection is over
Everything is connected.It’s hard to imagine right now that, just weeks ago, the truism of ecological politics was treated as hippy nonsense by mainstream politics.
Coronavirus Already Hindering Climate Science, But the Worst Disruptions Are Likely Yet to Come
Early fallout includes canceled science missions and potential gaps in long-running climate records, while research budgets could take a hit in the long run.
Water Ways: Dutch Lessons For A Changing Coast
The Dutch have mastered water for a millennium. Could their new approach save New Orleans?
Boston's latitude, climate may contribute to coronavirus spread
While links between temperature, humidity and the spread of coronaviruses have been closely studied in recent weeks, a new study suggests something else could be enhancing the spread of COVID-19: Boston’s latitude.
Social Distancing? You Might Be Fighting Climate Change, Too
Will any of the low-carbon behaviors that people have adopted persist after the crisis passes? Charles Duhigg, the author of “The Power of Habit” and a former New York Times reporter, said habits built over lifetimes are hard to shake.
Carbon benefits of fast-growing trees have been clearly proven | Letters | Environment
The article based on the RSPB’s recent report (Tree plantations ‘do not help climate’ as timber not used over long term, 11 March) is an unhelpful contribution to the critical debate on land use in the context of the climate crisis.
Heartland Launches Website of Contrarian Climate Science Amid Struggles With Funding and Controversy
Dogged by layoffs, a problematic spokesperson and an investigation by European journalists, the climate skeptics’ institute returns to its old tactics.
Alaska judge stalls logging in Tongass National Forest
A U.S. District Court judge in Alaska ruled against the Trump administration late Wednesday, sidelining its plans to open logging in part of the state’s Tongass National Forest.
Climate Change Has Lessons for Fighting the Coronavirus
Scientists have repeatedly said that global emissions must be reduced by half over the next decade in order to keep average temperatures from rising to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, from preindustrial levels.
Coal power developers 'risk wasting billions'
Coal power developers risk wasting hundreds of billions of pounds as new renewable sources are now cheaper than new coal plants, a report has said.
We shouldn't have to pay for Jack Dorsey's $40m estate when it crumbles into the sea
Even by the standards of overpriced San Francisco, the Sea Cliff neighborhood is astronomically expensive.Nestled between two gorgeous parks and with what a realtor might describe as commanding views of the Golden Gate
UK companies to invest £12bn in switch to electric vehicles
British companies are expected to spend more than £12bn switching their fossil fuel vehicles for clean electric versions over the next two years.
The Climate Changes Before Your Eyes
Perhaps the most disquieting section is “Consequences of Climate Change,” which features “before and after” images of affected sites worldwide. An aerial photograph of Greenland in 2016 shows lakes and rivers that were not there in 2014 — that is how fast the ice is melting.
Let It Snow
The Washington Post last year reported that a tenth of the planet has already warmed by at least 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit since the mid-to-late 19th century, including my county in southern New York as well as all of New York City.
7 Things To Know About Decarbonization In The American Energy Innovation Act
A new legislative package on energy is working its way through the U.S. Senate. The American Energy Innovation Act (AEIA) is a compilation of dozens of energy bills that have passed the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, most with bipartisan support.
Climate crisis and Covid-19 conspire to crush oil firms like Tullow
Tullow Oil may emerge as the latest casualty of the coronavirus this week as it prepares to lay bare the toll of a difficult year, amid growing investor concern for the oil industry in the months and years ahead.
Coronavirus Could Slow Efforts to Cut Airlines’ Greenhouse Gas Emissions
France plans to put an “ecotax” on nearly all flights starting in 2020 and the Netherlands is preparing a similar policy. In November, nine countries asked the European Commission in November to tax the carbon dioxide emissions from airplanes.
Inside the Liberal state stepping into a low-emissions future | Australia news
This week a Liberal government set an ambitious 200% renewable energy target for 2040, a goal that foresees the creation of an extensive clean export industry.
Greenpeace Activists Avoid Felony Charges Following a Protest Near Houston’s Oil Port
Prosecutors in Harris County downgraded charges against a group of protesters to misdemeanors before a grand jury indictment Wednesday.
ExxonMobil 'tried to get European Green Deal watered down'
The US oil firm ExxonMobil met key European commission officials in an attempt to water down the European Green Deal in the weeks before it was agreed, according to a climate lobbying watchdog.
Europe’s cities are leading the fight against xenophobia and the climate crisis
Conservative politicians have long declared there is no alternative to capitalism.Many of capitalism’s cruelties, from housing crises and crumbling public amenities to increasingly precarious forms of employment, are most visible in towns and cities.
The Job of a Moscow Correspondent: Putin, Politics and Frozen Reindeer Meat
How do you relate a unique custom like stroganina to a primarily American audience?
In Dozens of Cities East of the Mississippi, Winter Never Really Happened
Something called the Arctic oscillation helped keep the polar vortex at bay. And then there’s climate change.
‘The Most Important Person on the Planet’
Yesterday, multiple news organizations reported that Bullock might be changing his mind and could soon announce that he would be running. He would be facing the incumbent, Steve Daines, a Republican and one of President Trump’s most eager supporters in Congress.
Tropical forests losing their ability to absorb carbon, study finds
Tropical forests are taking up less carbon dioxide from the air, reducing their ability to act as “carbon sinks” and bringing closer the prospect of accelerating climate breakdown.
Climate Change Affected Australia’s Wildfires, Scientists Confirm
Those values were extremely high, and were 30 percent more likely to be that high now than before 1900. Put another way, the researchers said, such high values are about four times more likely now than they were before.
Bushfire crisis conditions eight times more likely under 2C warming, analysis shows
The hot and dry conditions that helped drive Australia’s bushfire crisis would be eight times more likely to happen if global heating reached 2C, according to new analysis.
EU unveils climate law, Thunberg calls it 'surrender'
The European Commission unveiled a “climate law” on Wednesday to make the EU’s 2050 net zero emissions target legally binding, but Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and NGOs said more urgent action was needed to beat the climate crisis.
Breathing Polluted Air Shortens People’s Lives by an Average of 3 Years, a New Study Finds
Pollution, primarily from fossil fuels, was linked to more premature deaths than smoking, HIV/AIDS, malaria and even war, the researchers found.
California Had Its Driest February on Record. Here’s How Bad It Was.
Not a drop of rain fell in downtown San Francisco this February.
Boris Johnson urged to speak out against climate deniers
Boris Johnson should publicly declare climate deniers as wrong in order to secure the UK’s standing in vital UN climate talks this year, campaigners have urged, as climate deniers with links to the Tory party prepare for a new battle.
When Oil Companies Go Too Far — This Is Disgusting
FosWhat is the line that shows that oil companies have gone too far? Perhaps this could be it
Let’s enjoy some good climate news: the block on UK onshore wind farms is no more
On Monday, the government did something remarkable.In the windiest country in Europe, it finally ended a five-year block on new onshore wind turbines.
UN predicts above-average temperatures even without El Niño
Many parts of the world are likely to experience above-average temperatures over the next few months, even without a natural El Niño effect, according to weather experts.
Australia's summer of 2019-20 country's second hottest on record
The summer just finished was Australia’s second-hottest on record, with the temperature 1.88C above average, the Bureau of of Meteorology says.
A Trump Insider Embeds Climate Denial in Scientific Research
In interviews, four current and former Interior Department officials said Mr. Goklany’s rise was abrupt and unexpected.
Every 2 Seconds Climate Change Forces A Person From Their Home
Every 2 seconds, climate change is forcing someone from their homes, according to data from Oxfam International.
Dam The North Sea! Hey, It Could Happen
Their idea? Build two dams across the North Sea — one 475 kilometers long from the north of Scotland to the west coast of Norway, and another one 160 kilometers long across the English Channel from southwest England to Brest on the western tip of France.
Super Secret Perovskite Solar Cell Company Bursts Out Of Stealth Mode
For the past six years, a major US oil and gas holding company has been collaborating with the National Renewable Energy Lab on new breakthrough perovskite solar cell research.
Fighting Coal Was Supposed to Lift Bloomberg. Here’s Why It Didn’t.
“That dichotomy is kind of dumb,” said Tom Sanzillo, finance director for the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, who worked with the Beyond Coal Campaign.
Finance holds climate key but poor countries fear missing out
Finance holds the key to tackling the climate crisis, the UK’s business secretary and the Bank of England governor have declared to warm applause from City grandees and international investors.
World may miss carbon targets unless big firms improve
Businesses must improve how they disclose their impact on the environment or risk failing to meet climate targets, the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, warned the City on Thursday.
Great Barrier Reef: coral bleaching to worsen unless weather conditions change
The Great Barrier Reef is still at risk of a widespread outbreak of coral bleaching despite a cyclone to the far west helping to temporarily cool stressed corals, according to US and Australian science agencies.
Climate Change is Pushing Giant Ocean Currents Poleward
A new study identifies fundamental changes in ocean circulation, with potentially dire effects on food supplies, sea level and weather in densely populated areas.
Yes, Electric Trucks Make Sense For Regional Haul
Since 2009, the North American Council for Freight Efficiency (NACFE) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) have been working with the trucking industry to increase confidence in energy-efficient technologies and practices, as well as guiding fleets as they adopt disruptive new technologies.
Would You Pay Higher Gas Prices to Slow the Climate Crisis?
In the Northeast, a coalition of state leaders has been working for several years to figure out a way to turn the corner and begin cutting transport emissions.
Rio Tinto announces $1bn spend to reach net zero emissions by 2050
Mining giant Rio Tinto says it wants its globe-spanning operations to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and will spend US$1bn over the next five years to reduce its carbon footprint.
After Trump Mocks a Sea Wall in New York, Plan Is Abruptly Shelved
The Army Corps’ headquarters did not immediately respond to a request for comment. “We can only speculate, but I think the tweet gives a clue as to the reason” for the suspension
What the world could look like in 2050 if we do everything right on climate
In a new book, ‘The Future We Choose,’ two of the negotiators of the Paris climate agreement envision the future we could live in if the world comes together to fight climate change.
JP Morgan to withdraw support for some fossil fuels
JP Morgan Chase is to end fossil fuel loans for Arctic oil drilling and phase out loans for coal mining under new climate initiatives.
Avoid building homes on floodplains, says Environment Agency head
The head of the Environment Agency has warned against building homes on the floodplain amid pressure on the government during the worst winter storms in years.
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