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Meteorological winter arrives with a roar in North America

It’s December, which means it’s “meteorological winter” for the Northern Hemisphere. And while there are still a few weeks until the winter solstice — which marks the official beginning of “astronomical winter” on Dec. 21 — the weather across much…

UN Summit To Hear Call For Rich Nations To Pay Climate Reparations

Officials at the United Nations COP25 climate change conference in Madrid next week must consider implementing taxes on developed countries to transfer wealth to nations dealing with “the cost of drought, floods, and superstorms made worse by rising temperatures,” more than 150…

98% Of Air Passengers Won’t Buy Carbon Offsets To Fight Climate Change

There’s another round of push-poll fake surveys telling us how much the public wants action on climate change. Part of the aim is to scare politicians and trick them into thinking that voters won’t vote for skeptics and will be…

New study analyzes viability of sustainable fuels developed through ORNL process

(DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory) A technology developed at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and scaled up by Vertimass LLC to convert ethanol into fuels suitable for aviation, shipping and other heavy-duty applications can be price-competitive with conventional fuels while retaining the sustainability benefits of bio-based ethanol, according to a new analysis.

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ACTIVISM: Thunberg hitches a wind- and solar-powered ride to Madrid

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who boycotts air travel because of its outsized carbon footprint, announced yesterday that she will travel to the U.N. climate talks in Madrid on a low-emissions sailboat.

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Climate change deniers’ new battle front attacked – The Guardian

The battle between climate change deniers and the environment movement has entered a new, pernicious phase. That is the stark warning of one of the world’s leading climate experts, Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania…

A Cryin’ Shame: Europe’s ‘Flight Shaming’ Movement

If one invention in mankind’s history has connected people and places, helped raise the standard of living for billions of people, and allowed anyone to travel the world freely, it is the modern jet airliner. Yet environmental activists are now…

Climategate: Ten Years Later

This month marks the tenth anniversary of “Climategate” – the release of thousands of emails to and from climate scientists who had been (and still are) collaborating and colluding to create a man-made climate crisis that exists in their minds…

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Guardian environment writers: ‘With your help, we are tackling humankind’s greatest challenge’

George Monbiot, columnist and author of several books on the climate crisis Before I worked for the Guardian, I tried writing for other newspapers, in the belief I should reach the unconverted. But I gradually discovered that all of them…

A Small Electric Plane Demonstrates Promise, Obstacles of Climate-Friendly Air Travel

The four-seat eFlyer – with a maximum fly time of four hours – could take to the skies by 2021. When the pilot guides the electric airplane from its hangar, there is only a light whirring of propellers instead of…