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    • • India's Over-Exposure to the Climate Crisis
      President Modi Will Feel the Heat, and Not Just Politically

      NYT

      June 4, 2024 -India, the world’s most populous country, is also among the most vulnerable to climate hazards. That’s not only because of the heat and floods that global warming has exacerbated, but also because so many of the country’s 1.4 billion people are vulnerable to begin with. Most people are poor, by global standards, and they have no safety net.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • Schools That Never Needed AC are Now Overheating
      Fixes Will Cost Billions

      WAPO

      May 25, 2024 -Nearly 40 percent of schools in the United States were built before the 1970s, when temperatures were cooler and fewer buildings needed air conditioning.

      That has changed. In recent decades, heat has crept northward, increasing the number of school days with temperatures above 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

    • • This Hurricane Season Could Be Among the Worst in Decades
      A Dire Warning From NOAA

      WAPO

      May 23, 2024 -The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned Thursday that the United States could face one of its worst hurricane seasons in two decades as the agency issued its most aggressive outlook ever.

      Government meteorologists predicted 17 to 25 tropical storms and said eight to 13 of them are likely to become hurricanes, including four to seven “major” hurricanes. The forecast underscores how record-hot ocean temperatures have increased the risk of destructive weather.

    • • Iowa Wind Farm Crumbles From a Twister Direct Hit
      Prescott Iowa Felt Much of the Impact

      REW

      May 23, 2024 -A wind farm in southwest Iowa suffered a direct hit from a powerful tornado that crumpled five of the massive, power-producing towers, including one that burst into flames. But experts say fortunately such incidents are rare.

      Video of the direct hit on the wind farm near Greenfield, Iowa, showed frightening images of the violent twister ripping through the countryside, uprooting trees, damaging buildings and sending dirt and debris high into the air.

    • • More Trees Could Cut ER Visits During Heatwaves
      Much of a Difference Low-tech Solutions Like Trees and White Paint Could Make in an Overheating World

      WAPO

      May 22, 2024 -Talk of tackling climate change often seems to involve high-tech gadgets—electric cars, giant wind turbines, machines that suck carbon dioxide from the air, and futuristic air conditioners, among other things.

      But sometimes, basic things can make the difference between life and death or sickness and health. Things like trees and some white paint.

    • • Brutal Heat in Mexico
      Causing Dead Monkeys
      to Fall From Trees

      NYT

      May 22, 2024 -Gilberto Pozo, a biologist, was monitoring a small forest in the town of Cunduacán, in southern Mexico, in early May when two mantled howler monkeys fell from a tree in front of him with a thud.

      “They were dehydrated and received treatment,” he said. “But they didn’t survive.”

    • • How It Feels to Watch My Home Town Disappear into the Sea
      Can Anything Be Done to Save What is Left?

      TGL

      May 21, 2024 -A decade ago, on my friend’s birthday, we took a huge tent and stayed the night at our local campsite. We laughed as we put the tent up where the grass met the shingle beach, the sunshine glistening on the water, the sound of the waves scraping the stones. I remember a night of ghost stories, teenage gossip and chasing each other with seaweed.

      But the land where we pitched our tent is no longer there. It’s somewhere in the North Sea.

    • • Extreme Weather is Coming for Your House
      Passive Energy Retrofits
      Can Save Lives

      Anthrop

      May 16, 2024 -Extreme weather is becoming an unfortunate reality because of climate change. The summer of 2023 was the northern hemisphere’s hottest in 2,000 years. Disasters such as heat waves and winter storms impact health and can take lives, and the worst effects are felt by impoverished communities.

      In a new study, researchers from the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory outline ways to retrofit residential buildings to make them more resilient to extreme heat and cold. The paper, which appears in Cell Reports Physical Science, focuses on passive routes that do not require energy.

    • • DeSantis Signs Bill Scrubbing ‘Climate Change’ From Florida Law
      A GOP Governor Eager to Use Global Warming as a Culture War Issue

      WAPO

      May 15, 2024 -Florida will eliminate climate change as a priority in making energy policy decisions, despite the threats it faces from powerful hurricanes, extreme heat and worsening toxic algae blooms.

      On Wednesday, the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis, signed the legislation, which is set to go into effect on July 1. The measure also removes most references to climate change in state law, bans offshore wind turbines in state waters and weakens regulations on natural gas pipelines.

    • • Insurers Around the U.S. Bleed Cash From Climate Shocks
      Homeowners Are the Losers

      NYT

      May 13 , 2024 -At first glance, Dave Langston’s predicament seems similar to headaches facing homeowners in coastal states vulnerable to catastrophic hurricanes: As disasters have become more frequent and severe, his insurance company has been losing money. Then, it canceled his coverage and left the state.

      But Mr. Langston lives in Iowa.

      Relatively consistent weather once made Iowa a good bet for insurance companies. But now, as a warming planet makes events like hail and wind storms worse, insurers are fleeing.

    • • Climate Change Raises Risks of Another Pandemic
      Human Disruptions to Natural Ecosystems Raises Risks of Disease Spread

      WAPO

      May 8, 2024 -As humans degrade Earth’s environment, we have created a world in which diseases may be increasingly apt to fester and multiply.

      Infection-spreading creatures such as mosquitoes and ticks are thriving on a planet warmed by a blanket of fossil fuel emissions. When pollution, hunting or development push rare organisms to extinction, parasites proliferate because they have evolved to target the most abundant species.

    • • At Least 3 Dead as Storms, Tornadoes Slam Eastern U.S.
      An Outbreak of Severe Storms Produced Damage from Missouri to the Carolinas

      WAPO

      May 8, 2024 Deadly tornadoes and severe thunderstorms erupted Wednesday across a wide swath of the eastern United States, causing damage in at least a dozen states from Missouri to the Carolinas. The most intense storms tore through the area from the Ozarks to Middle Tennessee on Wednesday evening, producing multiple strong tornadoes, large hail, damaging straight-line winds and flooding rain.

      Click now for the rest of the story.

    • • U.S. Had 300 Tornadoes in April
      Second Most on Record

      WAPO

      May 3, 2024 -Following a chaotic swarm of twisting storms in its final week, April’s tornado count in the United States climbed to at least 300, the second-highest in the month on record.

      Although April is often a busy time for tornadoes, the 300-plus twisters this year dwarfed the average of 182 and trails only the unbelievable total of 757 in April 2011 in modern records, according to a preliminary analysis by the National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center.

    • • Parched Philippine Dam Reveals Centuries-Old Town
      So, Not All Droughts Are Bad?

      REUTERS

      May 3, 2024 -Ruins of a centuries-old town have emerged at a dam parched by drought in northern Philippines, giving residents a rare spectacle and an extra source of income in a region dependent on rice-growing.

      Following a prolonged spell with little rain, the dried-up dam has revealed parts of a sunken church and foundations of old structures from the old town in Nueva Ecija province in recent weeks.

    • • A Streak of Record Global Heat Nears One-Year Mark
      April Marked an 11th Consecutive Month of Record Global Heat, the Latest Sign that Humans Are In Uncharted Climate Territory

      WAPO

      May 2, 2024 -But there is reason to predict planetary temperatures could moderate soon, though they would remain far above old normals because of human-caused global warming.

      “If 2024 continues to follow its expected trajectory, global temperatures will fall out of record territory in the next month or two,” Zeke Hausfather, a climate scientist with the payments company Stripe, wrote in a newsletter.

    • • Increasingly Frequent Ocean Heat Waves Trigger Mass Seal-Life Die-Offs
      Causing Grief Among
      Marine Scientists

      ICN

      May 1, 2024 -Heat waves recently extended across nearly 30 percent of the world’s oceans, an expanse equivalent to the surface area of North America, Asia, Europe and Africa.

      Click no for the whole story.

    • • Preparing For Hurricaine Season
      Initial Predictions by National Experts Foresee a Potentially Record Year in Terms of Named Storms

      (AARP), May 1, 2024, -Storm preparations are not merely a matter of convenience but a cornerstone of resilience. For years, longtimers have known to prepare both a "Stay Kit" and a "Go Kit" as hurricane season looms. These kits, stocked with essentials like alcohol-based sanitizing wipes, masks, bleach, and rubber gloves, serve as our lifelines in times of crisis. With a little foresight and planning, we empower ourselves to weather any storm that comes our way.

      But preparedness extends beyond the confines of our homes. It's about understanding our surroundings and knowing our vulnerabilities. Do you know if you reside in an evacuation zone or a flood-prone area? Tools like the "Know Your Zone, Know Your Home" site provide us with invaluable insights into our geographical risks, enabling us to take proactive measures to safeguard our homes and loved ones.

    • • Flash Floods, Landslide Kill at Least 45 in Central Kenya
      The Floods Have Also
      Wreaked Havoc on Infrastructure

      REUTERS

      Apr. 29, 2024 -Flash floods and a landslide in central Kenya killed at least 45 people and injured over 110 others on Monday as floodwaters swept away houses and cars in the town of Mai Mahiu, the government said.

      Police initially blamed the flooding on a burst dam, however the ministry of water later said it was caused by a river tunnel under a railway embankment becoming blocked with debris.

    • • Where Seas Are Rising at Alarming Speed
      Read The Story and See the Map

      WAPO

      Apr. 29, 2024 -One of the most rapid sea level surges on Earth is besieging the American South, forcing a reckoning for coastal communities across eight U.S. states, a Washington Post analysis has found.

      At more than a dozen tide gauges spanning from Texas to North Carolina, sea levels are at least 6 inches higher than they were in 2010 — a change similar to what occurred over the previous five decades.

    • • Can Corals Be Saved?
      As Record Ocean Heat Threatens Corals Off Florida and Many Others, Conservationists Shift Their Strategy

      WAPO

      Apr. 26, 2024 -With milk crates of corals in hand and scuba tanks strapped to their backs, Sam Burrell and his team disappeared under the water’s choppy surface. Heavy, breaking waves crashed against the charter boat anchored miles off the coast.

      With each breath they let out, they descended beneath the surface and felt a sense of relief: On this November morning, they were finally returning hundreds of corals pulled out of the water earlier in the year after one of the hottest marine heat waves on record threatened to wipe them out.

    • • Climate Change's Risk to the World's Workers
      It Keeps On Increasing

      REUTERS

      Apr. 22, 2024 -More than 70% of the global workforce is exposed to risks linked to climate change that cause hundreds of thousands of deaths each year, the International Labour Organization (ILO) said on Monday, adding governments would need to act as the numbers rise.

      Workers, especially the world's poorest, are more vulnerable than the general population to the dangers of climate extremes such as heatwaves, droughts, wildfires, and hurricanes because they are often the first exposed, or exposed for longer periods and at greater intensity.

    • • What Native Cultures Can Teach Us About Climate Change
      These are the Nine Practices

      WAPO

      Apr.22, 2024 - Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the world has experienced profound ecological changes. Wildlife populations have decreased by 69 percent, the result of habitat loss caused by rapid industrialization and changing temperatures. 2023 was the hottest year on record.

      Certain ancient practices could mitigate the deleterious effects of global warming. From building seaside gardens to water management in desert terrain, these time-honored practices work with the natural world’s rhythms. Some might even hold the key to a more resilient future and a means of building security for both Indigenous communities and other groups disproportionately impacted by climate change.

    • • A New Technology in Road Markers
      They Could Cool Cities By Up to 20°C

      Anthrop

      Apr. 18, 2024 -Heat-related deaths around the world are climbing up as more frequent, longer-lasting extreme heatwaves become a harsh reality due to climate change. Heat deaths are projected to increase by 370% if global warming continues at its current rate.

      This heating effect is more pronounced in dense cities because of the urban heat island effect. But reflecting sunlight back into the sky using the technology found in reflective road signs and bike reflectors could help cool cities down, according to Princeton University engineers.

    • • Climate Change and the Global Economy
      Could Shrink 19%
      (or Worse) by 2049

      ZME

      Apr. 18, 2024 - A new study has highlighted alarming new projections regarding the global economy’s response to climate change. Researchers found the global economy is on track to face a staggering 19% reduction in income within the next 26 years due to climate change, compared to a hypothetical baseline with no climate change impacts.

      Economic damage — worth $38 trillion a year — is estimated to be up to six times higher than the costs associated with weaning off fossil fuels and limiting warming in line with the Paris Climate Agreement requirements.

    • • Dubai's Record-Shattering "Rain Bomb"
      It Has Clear Climate Change Ties

      (AXIOS), Apr. 17, 2024, -The record "rain bomb" that struck Dubai and other nearby Gulf states on Tuesday dumped more than two years' worth of rain on the global financial and transportation hub.

      Why it matters: By bringing the city to a standstill, the floods demonstrated how inadequate existing infrastructure is for withstanding extreme weather events that are becoming more common and severe due to climate change.

    • • The Tragic Rainstorms in Afghanistan and Pakistan
      More Than 130 Have Been Killed

      NYT

      Apr. 17, 2024 - A deluge of unseasonably heavy rains has lashed Pakistan and Afghanistan in recent days, killing more than 130 people across both countries, with the authorities forecasting more flooding and rainfall, and some experts pointing to climate change as the cause.

      In Afghanistan, at least 70 people have been killed in flash floods and other weather-related incidents, while more than 2,600 homes have been destroyed or damaged, according to Mullah Janan Sayeq, a spokesman for the Ministry of Disaster Management. At least 62 people have died in the storms in neighboring Pakistan, which has been hammered by rainfall at nearly twice the average rate for this time of year, according to Pakistani officials.

    • • Green Islam in the World's Largest Muslim Country
      What Can It Achieve?

      NYT

      Apr. 17, 2024 - The faithful gathered in an imposing modernist building, thousands of men in skullcaps and women in veils sitting shoulder to shoulder. Their leader took to his perch and delivered a stark warning.

      “Our fatal shortcomings as human beings have been that we treat the earth as just an object,” Grand Imam Nasaruddin Umar said. “The greedier we are toward nature, the sooner doomsday will arrive.”

    • • Helping Save the Great Salt Lake
      A Tiny Inland Shorebird
      Could Do the Trick

      ICN

      Apr. 17, 2024 -With half its surface area gone, the country’s largest saline lake is verging on collapse due to the region’s overuse of water and climate change, threatening the ecosystem, Salt Lake City and Wilson’s phalarope.

      The tiny inland shorebird famed for its reversed gender roles often finds that food in the Great Salt Lake. Upwards of 250,000 of the birds, a third of the species’ total population, will find their way to the country’s largest saline lake in the coming months to fill up on an almost endless supply of alkali flies, brine flies and brine shrimp.

    • • Oil Vs Water: Which Is More Valuable?
      Corporations Are Cashing In on America's Drought

      TGL

      Apr. 16, 2024 - One of the biggest battles over Colorado River water is being staged in one of the west’s smallest rural enclaves.

      Tucked into the bends of the lower Colorado River, Cibola, Arizona, is a community of about 200 people. Maybe 300, if you count the weekenders who come to boat and hunt. Dusty shrublands run into sleepy residential streets, which run into neat fields of cotton and alfalfa...

    • • Electrify Everything Everywhere All At Once
      Redefining Energy Tech

      CT

      Apr. 15, 2024 -Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the glories of online recordings and AI transcription tools, it’s relatively easy to share both the transcript, and also the slides that I used, so I’m making a habit of it.

      Click now to learn more.

    • • The Swiss Climate Bind
      European Court Ruling
      Puts Out a Cautious Alert

      REUTERS

      Apr. 12, 2024 -Switzerland for all its snow-capped mountains and crisp Alpine air has failed to protect its people from the ravages of climate change, as a top European court ruled this week.

      Behind the picture postcard exterior, critics say, is a country that has done too little for the planet and acted as a business hub for some of the most powerful international corporations in fossil fuels and mining.

    • • Water Scarcity and Clean Energy
      They Collide in South Texas

      ICN

      Apr. 11, 2024 -A New Jersey-based chemical company, Avina Clean Hydrogen Inc., has purchased the last available water supply from the Nueces River of South Texas, raising concerns of regional scarcity as reservoirs dwindle and drought persists.

      Click now to read more.

    • • Heavy Rain and Rising Sea Levels in Charleston
      It's Sending Sewage
      Into Some Streets and Ponds

      ICN

      Apr. 11, 2024 -Environmental advocates threaten to sue within weeks if Charleston Water does not present a plan to prevent hundreds of wastewater overflows.

      Charleston’s predicament illustrates a dynamic climate risk: South Carolina, along with much of the eastern United States, is experiencing more frequent bouts of more intense rainfall as well as an accelerating sea level rise.

    • • Hot Oceans Are Harming Octopus Vision
      The Oceans Are
      Becoming One Big Soup

      NYT

      Apr. 11, 2024 -Our planet’s oceans are in a crisis. When we think about global warming, we usually think about the continents and the air, but the oceans are heating up much more than the atmosphere. The ocean is storing an estimated 91% of the excess heat energy trapped in the Earth’s climate system and the consequences are already affecting wildlife.

      We see this already. Numerous creatures are migrating to the deeper, cooler parts of the ocean. But octopuses are particularly vulnerable.

    • • Carbon Removal’s $100 Billion Conundrum
      That’s How Much
      the U.S. Should be Spending
      Per Year by 2050
      to Achieve Net Zero.

      (HEATMAP), Apr. 10, 2024, -Money seems to be pouring into the field of carbon removal from every direction. Every other week there’s an announcement about a new project. Multimillion dollar carbon removal procurement deals are on the rise.

      The Department of Energy is rolling out grants as part of its $3.5 billion “direct air capture” hubs program and also funding research and development. Some carbon removal companies can even start claiming a $130 tax credit for every ton of CO2 they suck up and store underground.

    • • CO2 and Methane Levels Continue to Rise
      This Causes Heat Trapping

      AP Logo

      Apr. 10, 2024 -The levels of the crucial heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere reached historic highs last year, growing at near-record fast paces, according to the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

      Carbon dioxide, the most important and abundant of the greenhouse gases caused by humans, rose in 2023 by the third highest amount in 65 years of record keeping, NOAA announced Friday.

    • • Record Heat For March 2024
      Last 10 Months Broke
      Global Temperature Records

      REUTERS

      Apr. 9, 2024 -The world just experienced its warmest March on record, capping a 10-month streak in which every month set a new temperature record, the European Union's climate change monitoring service said on Tuesday.

      Each of the last 10 months ranked as the world's hottest on record, compared with the corresponding month in previous years, the EU's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) said in a monthly bulletin.

    • • Swiss Women Win Landmark Climate Case
      As Ruled By Europe's
      Top Human Rights Court

      REUTERS

      Apr. 9, 2024 -Europe's top human rights court ruled on Tuesday that the Swiss government had violated the human rights of its citizens by failing to do enough to combat climate change, in a decision that will set a precedent for future climate lawsuits.

      The European Court of Human Rights's ruling, in favor of the more than 2,000 Swiss women who brought the case, is expected to resonate in court decisions across Europe and beyond, and to embolden more communities to bring climate cases against governments.

    • • The Flooding Charleston Streets and Ponds
      Heavy Rain and Rising Sea Levels Are Sending Sewage Into Them

      ICN

      Apr. 7, 2024 -When rain comes down in some parts of Charleston, S.C., sewage comes up. In the neighborhood of West Ashley, storms trigger waste overflows so often into a pond near Nell Postell’s home that she has a wet-weather routine based on forecasts: she buys surgical masks, clears her garden and then listens for the sewage to “gush”: her signal to phone local authorities.

      Click now to learn more.

    • •  Zambians Feel the Personal Consequences of Climate Change
      And the Dream
      of a Sustainable Future

      ICN

      Apr. 7, 2024 -Zambia, like its southern African neighbors, depends on rain for its food, energy and economy. But it hasn’t gotten enough this year, and likely won’t in the future, a victim of a climate crisis it didn’t cause.

      Click now to read more.

    • • The Corporate Carbon Cultprits
      More than 80% of Global Carbon Emissions are Produced by Them

      ZME

      Apr. 5, 2024 -Just 57 oil, gas, coal, and cement producers are tied to a significant 80% of the world’s fossil CO2 emissions post the 2016 Paris climate agreement. This small but powerful group, comprising both state-run and shareholder-owned giants, stands at the forefront of the ongoing climate crisis, as identified by a report released by the Carbon Majors Database.

      Despite the global commitment to reducing greenhouse gases at the Paris Climate Summit, subsequent analysis highlights a concerning trend: an uptick in fossil fuel production and associated emissions by these major corporations and nation-states.

    • • Extremely Active 2024 Atlantic Hurricane Season is Forecast
      CSU’s Hurricane Forecasting Team Warns of 23 Named Storms, 16 Hurricanes, Including Five Majors

      YCCC

      Apr. 4, 2024 -An extremely active Atlantic hurricane season is likely in 2024, the Colorado State University (CSU) hurricane forecasting team says in its latest seasonal forecast, issued April 4. Led by Dr. Phil Klotzbach, with co-authors Dr. Michael Bell, Alexander DesRosiers, and Levi Silvers, the CSU team is made the call. In comparison, the long-term averages for the period 1991-2020 were 14.4 named storms, 7.2 hurricanes, 3.2 major hurricanes, and an ACE of 123.

      Click now to learn more.

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    • • Do Carbon Prizes Work?
      The Power and the Peril of Multi-Million Dollar Grand Challenges

      NYT

      Apr. 4, 2024 -On Earth Day next year, expert judges will decide who should get the biggest incentive prize in history—$80 million for removing at least 1,000 tons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. They can use air, land, oceans or rocks, with a plan to scale up to gigatons annually.

      The XPRIZE for Carbon Removal is a $100 million effort funded by Elon Musk to help fight climate change and restore the Earth’s carbon balance.

    • • Global Forest Loss Remains High, Despite Recent Progress
      Wildfires and Agricultural Expansion Offset Big Gains in Protecting Tropical Forests Last Year

      NYT

      Apr. 4, 2024 -Despite major progress in protecting vast tracts of rainforest, the world failed again last year to significantly slow the pace of global forest destruction, according to a report issued on Thursday. Record wildfires in Canada and expanding agriculture elsewhere offset big gains in forest protection in Brazil and Colombia, the report found.

      Click now for more of this story.

    • • This Hurricane Season Will Be a Daunting One
      ‘Alarming’ Ocean Temperatures
      Are Suggesting It

      NYT

      Apr. 4, 2024 -A key area of the Atlantic Ocean where hurricanes form is already abnormally warm, much warmer than an ideal swimming pool temperature of about 80 degrees and on the cusp of feeling more like warm bathtub water.

      These conditions were described by Benjamin Kirtman, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Miami, as “unprecedented,” “alarming” and an “out-of-bounds anomaly.”

    • • What Stashing Pollution Beneath the Sea Could Bring
      Could Save Money and Jobs

      NYT

      Apr. 4, 2024 -The Italian energy giant Eni sees future profits from collecting carbon dioxide and pumping it into natural gas fields that have been exhausted.

      Click now to learn more.

    • • Global Warming Threatens The Stability Of Marine Ecosystems
      in the Sea Between Europe, Africa and the Middle East
      Enabling Tropical Species
      From the Atlantic to
      Colonize the Mediterranean Sea

      ICN

      Apr. 3, 2024 -If global warming continues at its current pace, a new study warns, tropical species could take over parts of Mediterranean marine ecosystems by the end of the century.

      The research analyzed a detailed fossil record showing how tropical mollusks replaced then-existing Mediterranean populations starting about 135,000 years ago, signaling a dramatic climate-driven and systemic reorganization of biodiversity.

    • • India’s Silicon Valley Faces a Water Crisis
      Software Cannot Solve the Problem

      NYT

      Apr. 2, 2024 -The water tankers seeking to fill their bellies bounced past the dry lakes of India’s booming technology capital. Their bleary-eyed drivers waited in line to suck what they could from wells dug a mile deep into dusty lots between app offices and apartment towers named for bougainvillea — all built before sewage and water lines could reach them.

      Click now for more information.

    • • Shell Says Landmark Emissions
      Ruling Won't Help Climate Goals
      It Begins Appeal Against 2021 Climate Ruling in Dutch Court

      ICN

      Apr. 2, 2024 -Shell, on Tuesday, told a Dutch court a 2021 order that it should drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions lacks a legal basis and risks obstructing the fight against climate change.

      In a landmark ruling that shocked the energy sector, a lower Dutch court in 2021 ordered Shell to reduce its planet warming carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 from 2019 levels.

    • • Can We Engineer Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis?
      Mammoth, a Giant Machine in Iceland that Will Pull Planet-Warming Carbon Dioxide Out of the Air

      NYT

      Mar. 31, 2024 -On a windswept Icelandic plateau, an international team of engineers and executives is powering up an innovative machine designed to alter the very composition of Earth’s atmosphere.

      If all goes as planned, the enormous vacuum will soon be sucking up vast quantities of air, stripping out carbon dioxide and then locking away those greenhouse gases deep underground in ancient stone — greenhouse gases that would otherwise continue heating up the globe.

    • • Sequestering Carbon and Combating Climate Change
      Biochar Is ‘Low-Hanging Fruit’

      ICN

      Mar. 29, 2024 Made from heating wood and other biomass at high temperatures with no oxygen, biochar mixed in soils dominated the carbon offset marketplace last year in tons of warming gases absorbed from the atmosphere.

      Click now to learn more.

    • • Heat Waves Are Moving Slower and Staying Longer, Study Finds
      Climate Change is Making Heat Waves Linger for Longer Stretches of Time, Exacerbating the Effects of Extreme Temperatures

      NYT

      Mar. 29, 2024 When heat waves swept across large parts of the planet last summer, in many places the oppressive temperatures loitered for days or weeks at a time. As climate change warms the planet, heat waves are increasingly moving sluggishly and lasting longer, according to a study published on Friday.

      Heat waves also now last about four days longer on average.



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    Jan. 22, 2022,-We live in an urbanizing world. Up to two-thirds of the its population – some six billion people – may live in cities by 2050.

    Cities have emerged as first responders to climate change because they experience the impacts of natural disasters firsthand and because they produce up to 70 percent of greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Causes and Consequences

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  • Meat Consumption
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  • Poor Regulation
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    Climate Change in Your City's Future

    Using the Calculator
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    The free to download ESD Research app was developed by EarthSystemData together with the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change at East Anglia University. It’s being launched the same week the United Nations COP26 climate conference was supposed to start in Scotland (which has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic).

    The simulations allow users to see what their city would look like in 2100 if global warming is limited to below 2ºC, which is the goal of the Paris Agreement from 2015. Then, as a second scenario, it shows the results of a “moderate” emissions reduction, with global temperatures reaching about 4ºC in 2100.

    Using it is pretty straightforward. You go into the app, type in the location you want to look at and then the app shows simulations of the current climate and projections of the future with the two possible scenarios. ESD Research is already available to download for free in the Apple Store and in Google Play.

    The researchers at Tyndall said that many cities are predicted to warm by approximately the same as the planet average by the end of the century — both in the low CO2 emissions and the moderate CO2 emissions projections. The warming in the Arctic could be more than double or more the planetary average increase in temperature.

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