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News about Climate Change and our Planet

Month: January 2022

The Tongan Island That Blew Up The Climate Myth About Sea Levels

We have been warned repeatedly that rising sea levels will wipe small Pacific Island nations from the map of the world thanks to climate change; that they are particularly vulnerable to human-caused emissions of carbon dioxide. Not so the island…

Far From Dying, The Coal Industry Is Booming

In late 2021, diplomats spent hours arguing over whether to “phase-out” or “phase-down” coal in the final communique of the COP26 climate change summit. Under pressure from China and India, the watered-down second choice prevailed. Still, it was good enough for the…

Bill Nye Says the Way We Talk About Climate Change Matters

“The words are always watered down,” he said, pointing to discussions at COP26, a United Nations climate conference. Shifting the language of climate change can be harmful, he said. For example, using the phrase “phasing down coal” instead of “phasing…

Bill Nye Says the Way We Talk About Climate Change Matters – The New York Times

“The words are always watered down,” he said, pointing to discussions at COP26, a United Nations climate conference. Shifting the language of climate change can be harmful, he said. For example, using the phrase “phasing down coal” instead of “phasing…

‘This is just the beginning’: How high heat of 2021 drove catastrophic weather – NBC News

In 2021, as Europe recorded its hottest summer, June’s weather anomalies in North America were so significant that the continent recorded its hottest June in 171 years, according to the January Copernicus report. The record-breaking heat was even more notable,…

US judge annuls major oil lease sale over climate effect – Al Jazeera English

Court decision casts uncertainty over the future of offshore drilling in a significant win for climate campaigners. A US judge invalidated a major oil-and-gas lease sale saying the government failed to account for its climate change effect, in a significant…

Court Revokes Gulf of Mexico Oil and Gas Leases, Citing Climate Change

WASHINGTON — A federal judge on Thursday canceled oil and gas leases of more than 80 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico, ruling that the Biden administration did not sufficiently take climate change into account when it auctioned the…

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