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Global CEOs urge G7 leaders to step up climate action – Financial Times

Major global companies are pushing world leaders to step up action to tackle climate change at the G7 summit in Germany this weekend, calling for large-scale carbon pricing and measures to boost demand for clean technology. In an open letter…

Aviation can meet Paris targets — if it makes massive changes – Salon

For those hoping to slow the halt of climate change, aviation often seems like a near-intractable problem. Roughly 115,000 flights take off and land around the world every day, accounting for 3 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions. A single…

Gas Prices Likely To Reach $4.75 Over Next Few Weeks, Expert Says

The national average retail price for a gallon of regular gasoline is projected to reach $4.75 over the next two weeks, according to an industry expert. On Monday, the national average hit a record high of $4.48 per gallon, according…

Biden’s Climate Czar Brags About WH Regs They’re Rolling Out; Threatens Airlines

White House National Climate Adviser Gina McCarthy hit airlines with a thinly-veiled threat Friday, warning of consequences if they don’t follow strict climate regulations. “Who would’ve thunk that [airlines would] be all in?” McCarthy, President Joe Biden’s top climate adviser,…

Scientists Spurred by Airline Delays Invent New Deicing Coatings to Last Longer and Cut Toxic Runoff

Airports delays are common, but especially during winter when jets need to be dowsed with thousands of gallons of deicing fluids to prevent ice formation and maintain the plane’s aerodynamics to avoid fatal accidents like the tragic Air Florida flight that fell into the Potomac River in Washington, DC directly after lift-off in a 1982 […]

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Less Air Travel May Partially Contribute to Global Warming – Eos

Editors’ Highlights are summaries of recent papers by AGU’s journal editors. Source: AGU Advances Particles in aircraft exhaust, mostly soot, may contribute to changes in the number concentrations and size of ice crystals in cirrus clouds, which in turn influence…

Are carbon credits really helping with climate change? – Times Union

COEYMANS — When a clutch of local officials and dignitaries gathered in late 2019 to celebrate the first check they received for protecting the woodlands around the Alcove Reservoir, they hailed the deal as a win for the environment locally…

Extreme heat already disrupts air travel: With climate change, it’s going to get worse – USA TODAY

Steven Pressfield’s 2019 book, “36 Righteous Men,” imagined a world where temperatures have risen so high commercial airlines in the Middle East have trouble flying. Neal Stephenson’s popular new climate change thriller, “Termination Shock,” begins with a plane crash caused, in part, by Houston’s…

Is travel ‘exempt’ from climate change? – Business Travel News Europe

The first part of this series of IPCC reports focussed on the climate science and warming scenarios (see Kit Brennan’s take on the report here) and the third part will be published in April and focus on mitigation. The IPCC’s…

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