Inside Climate News - Today's Climate

  • 03.18.19

    Energy Execs: Climate Change a Concern, But Oil & Gas Will Be Needed for Decades

    InsideClimate News

    At a major energy conference in Houston, executives from some of the world's largest oil companies said the future is low-carbon, yet at the same time, their peers talked about a future where oil and gas demand would remain strong for decades.

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  • 03.18.19

    Who Gets to Harness the Power of the Sun?

    WFPL

    A bill that passed Kentucky's General Assembly last week would allow utility regulators to determine the rate of net metering credits for rooftop solar owners who feed energy into the grid. Rooftop solar advocates fear the proposal would lower the rate of credits and stunt the growth of the state's rooftop solar industry.

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  • 03.18.19

    Record Snowfall, 'Historic' Bomb Cyclone Lead to Flooding in Great Plains

    Omaha World Herald

    A "bomb cyclone," a severe drop in air pressure that triggers extreme weather, combined with a harsh, late winter snow storm produced historic flooding in the Great Plains. As the planet warms, such extreme weather events are increasing.

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NY Times - Global Warming and Climate Change

  • 03.17.19

    What Democrats Need to Know to Win in Rural America

    The G.O.P. under President Trump has given liberals an opening in places like Iowa. But they need to know how to speak to voters here.
  • 03.17.19

    I Am an Immigrant. Someday You Might Be One, Too.

    Increasingly, people are being forced to flee their homes not just by war and poverty, but also by climate change. It’s time we rethink our antiquated ideas about immigrants.
  • 03.15.19

    Pictures From Youth Climate Strikes Around the World

    Children and young adults around the world skipped school en masse Friday to demand action on climate change.

The Guardian - Keep it in the Ground

  • 03.18.19

    England could run short of water within 25 years

    Exclusive: Environment Agency chief calls for use to be cut by a third

    England is set to run short of water within 25 years, the chief executive of the Environment Agency has warned.

    The country is facing the ‘‘jaws of death”, Sir James Bevan said, at the point where water demand from the country’s rising population surpasses the falling supply resulting from climate change.

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  • 03.18.19

    Offshore windfarm development: bigger, better, cheaper

    Cost of offshore wind has fallen as turbines have improved, along with energy storage schemes

    It is hard to keep up with how quickly offshore wind technology is developing. Turbines standing in shallow seas will soon cover hundreds of square miles of the UK’s coasts, providing one-third of Britain’s electricity.

    Next it will be the turn of floating turbines. Admittedly, it took 15 years for Statoil to develop the first floating windfarm off Aberdeen, but its output has exceeded expectations. The Norwegian state oil company, renamed Equinor to make its image greener, has said more than half of the North Sea is suitable for deploying floating wind power. Electricity produced from these turbines anchored in deep water could provide all the EU’s electricity four times over.

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  • 03.18.19

    Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

    White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit Brel

    I’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on renaming White Hart Lane rail station as Tottenham Hotspur (Report, 18 March). Spurs are known for playing at “The Lane”. The effort by the current owners of Spurs to get the name changed is another attempt by corporate interests to makeover and rebrand Tottenham. It is a vibrant multicultural working-class area with a strong sense of community. Neoliberalism can’t stand that.
    Keith Flett
    Tottenham, London

    • The heart-warming photograph (Front page, 18 March) of Jacinda Ardern hugging a worshipper at a Wellington mosque made me wonder how our own prime minister, Theresa May, would have responded to such a tragic event as the Christchurch killings. Then I remembered the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, and I got my answer.
    John R Gill
    Heswall, Wirral

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