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Australia’s 2030 climate targets for COP26

Source: Climate Council: from Paris to Glasgow report, 21 October, 2021 The Nationals have now given in principle support for Net zero by 2050. But 2050 is so far in the distance it is effectively irrelevant to what commitment and…

In Germany, global warming is changing more than just the climate. It’s changing politics, too. – NBC News

AHRWEILER, Germany — Layers of dried mud on sidewalks, concrete roads turned to gravel and time-worn stone bridges washed away. Three months after this summer’s catastrophic floods in Germany’s Ahrweiler region, there are reminders everywhere of the destruction they wrought….

A crucial U.N. climate summit kicks off Oct. 31. Here’s what you need to know. – The Japan Times

Amid the growing frequency of natural disasters, climate change has steadily moved up the global agenda, and at the end of the month a climate summit will begin that experts say could prove decisive in determining whether humankind can avoid…

This Plant-Based Jet Fuel Can Reduce Emissions by 68% – Without Displacing Crops

Replacing petroleum-based aviation fuel with a sustainable alternative derived from a type of mustard plant can reduce carbon emissions by up to 68%, according to new research from a University of Georgia scientist. Puneet Dwivedi led a team that studied the break-even price and lifetime carbon emissions of a sustainable aviation fuel derived from Brassica […]

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Australia’s loyalty to the coal industry puts any concerns over global warming in last place – Digital Journal

Smokestacks belch noxious fumes into the air from a massive coal-fired power plant on the Indonesian coast, a stark illustration of Asia’s addiction to the fossil fuel which is threatening climate targets – Copyright AFP Michele Spatari With COP26 taking…

A Lost Sunken City of Gold and Jewels Found in the Mud of Indonesian River

Nighttime divers on the Musi River in Indonesia are beginning to fish out fistfuls of gold, gems, and other treasures from the mud—and it might be the site of a fabled kingdom known in the 8th century as the ‘Island of Gold’. Dr. Sean Kingsley, a British maritime archaeologist, suspects the finds, such as a […]

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Before ‘Dune,’ Frank Herbert Learned From Native Americans

In Brian Herbert’s understanding, the environmentalism of “Dune” was partly based on conversations between his Mr. Hansen and his father. Mr. Hansen himself felt that he had “contributed many of the ideas” of the novel, his widow, Joanne Hansen, told…

The Glasgow Climate Change Summit’s Global Stakes

In 1992, more than 150 countries agreed in Rio de Janeiro to stabilize emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases at a level that would “prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system” — United Nations-speak for global warming….

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