Inside Climate News - Today's Climate

  • 05.23.22

    New Study Says World Must Cut Short-Lived Climate Pollutants as Well as Carbon Dioxide to Meet Paris Agreement Goals

    Climate policies that rely on decarbonization alone are not enough to hold atmospheric warming below 2 degrees Celsius and, rather than curbing climate change, would fuel additional warming in the near term, a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes. The study found that limiting warming in coming decades […]
  • 05.23.22

    As SpaceX Grows, So Do Complaints From Environmentalists, Indigenous Groups and Brownsville Residents

    One day last month, Juan Mancias, the chief of the Carrizo Comecrudo tribe of Texas, and two companions headed to Boca Chica village, a bayside community in Cameron County, at the southernmost tip of the Lonestar state, close to the Mexican border.  Boca Chica, which means “little mouth” in Spanish, is where the fresh waters […]
  • 05.22.22

    International Commission Votes to Allow Use of More Climate-Friendly Refrigerants in AC and Heat Pumps

    A secretive vote in the arcane and Byzantine world of international safety standards late last month may lead to a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from home heating and cooling systems in the coming years. In a closed-door process that concluded on April 29, two dozen technical experts from around the world voted unanimously […]

NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 05.23.22

    Spot the greenwashing

    Corporate climate pledges are everywhere. Some are solid, others definitely are not.
  • 05.23.22

    HSBC Executive Comments Downplays Climate Change Risk

    Stuart Kirk, the head of responsible investing for the bank’s asset management division, said the risks of climate change had been overblown. “Who cares if Miami is six meters underwater in 100 years?”
  • 05.23.22

    Climate Change Fuels Heat Wave in India and Pakistan, Scientists Find

    Warming since preindustrial times has made the extreme heat in South Asia, now in its third month, at least 30 times more likely.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 05.23.22

    Sharp cut in methane now could help avoid worst of climate crisis

    Focussing on carbon dioxide alone will not keep world within 1.5C limit of global heating, warn scientists

    Cutting methane sharply now is crucial, as focusing on carbon dioxide alone will not be enough to keep rising temperatures within livable limits, scientists have warned.

    CO2 is the greenhouse gas most responsible for heating the planet, with most of it coming from the burning of fossil fuels. As a result, it has been the major focus of international efforts to prevent climate breakdown.

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  • 05.23.22

    Deadly Indian heatwave made 30 times more likely by climate crisis

    Soaring temperatures in subcontinent, which have caused widespread suffering, would be extraordinarily rare without global heating

    The heatwave scorching India and Pakistan has been made 30 times more likely by the climate crisis, according to scientists. Extreme temperatures and low rainfall since mid-March have caused widespread suffering, including deaths, crop losses, forest fires, and cuts to power and water supplies.

    The study is the latest to show the already severe impacts of global heating on millions of people, even though the global average temperature has risen only 1.2C above pre-industrial levels to date. If it rises to 2C, heatwaves as intense as the current one would be expected as often as every five years in India and Pakistan, the scientists estimated.

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  • 05.23.22

    Supply chain delays and steel costs are part of ‘perfect storm’ stalling renewable energy growth

    Covid disruptions in China and rising costs are affecting supplies of solar panels and wind turbine parts, while domestic energy prices climb

    Supply chain delays from China and the soaring cost of steel and other materials are combining to slow the advance of renewable energy in Australia and elsewhere, a leading insurer and industry groups say.

    The cost of steel for wind turbine blades had risen by 50% or more since the Covid pandemic’s start, even before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted a scramble to accelerate the switch away from coal, oil and gas to clean energy alternatives, according to GCube, a global insurer of renewables that has recently opened its first Australian office in Sydney.

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