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As Bezos talks climate change, Amazon sells disinformation – Los Angeles Times

Soon after Jeff Bezos returned from the edge of space, the billionaire-turned-astronaut delivered a warning to everyone he’d briefly left behind on Earth. “We live on this beautiful planet,” Amazon.com Inc.’s founder — and, until recently, chief executive — said…

Newest False Claim: The ‘Climate Emergency’ Is A Result Of Our ‘Sinfulness’

Rev. Dr. Peter Walker, Principal of United Theological College at Charles Sturt University in Australia is getting some press exposure over his claim that wildfires and floods are direct results of “climate change.” He claims emitting industrial carbon dioxide (CO2) is…

New tracking system monitors danger to rainforests

(University of Delaware) Similar to the election needle and the stock market index, scientists have developed a new tracking system to detect danger to rainforests around the world. The data to build the index was culled from advanced satellite measurements of climate and vegetation of each tropical region on Earth.

Three degrees of global warming is quite plausible and truly disastrous – The Economist

Jul 24th 2021 BY THE STANDARDS of the 21st century as a whole, 2021 will almost certainly go down as a comparatively cool year. By the standards of the rest of human history its weather looks disconcertingly like hell. Listen…

Stellantis CEO on weather events pushing electrification: Our company is ready – Detroit Free Press

The head of the world’s fourth-largest automaker on Wednesday acknowledged that public opinion in the wake of recent devastating floods in Europe and elsewhere is likely to push governments toward stricter regulations on emissions and accelerate the auto industry’s move to electrification….

Hotter here, wetter there: How and why climate change will remake our world – The Times of Israel

Left to its own devices, nature is an artwork of balance and cycles. Carbon dioxide, for example — the most abundant global warming gas — produced by the likes of oceans, erupting volcanoes and decomposing life, is absorbed by forests…

As Bezos completes Blue Origin mission, many ask what’s the climate-change impact? – MarketWatch

Jeff Bezos’s historic space flight Tuesday used relatively clean fuel and inspired him to recommit to spend to try to save Earth given his new vantage point. But his push among billionaires to compete with more and more suborbital missions…

Why 11-, 12-, and 13-Year-Olds Are (Kind Of) Hopeful for the Future – Slate

Is the world better or worse than when you were born? That can be a difficult question to answer. Technology and medicine have never been more advanced, life expectancies continue to grow, and some people are the wealthiest in human…

Epicentre of major Amazon droughts and fires saw 2.5 billion trees and vines killed

(Lancaster University) Triggered by the 2015-16 El Niño, extreme drought and associated mega-wildfires caused the death of around 2.5 billion trees and plants and emitted 495 million tonnes of CO2 from an area that makes up just 1.2 per cent of the entire Brazilian Amazon rainforest, and 0.01 per cent of the whole biome.

How to watch Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin flight on July 20

Blue Origin counts down for July 20, 2021, when it will launch founder Jeff Bezos and three others to space. The flight will mark the first crewed launch of New Shepard and will be live-streamed; broadcasting will begin at 7:30 a.m. EDT (11:30 UTC) on Blue Origin’s website.

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