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Toyota Warns We’re Nowhere Near Ready To Jettison Gas-Powered Vehicles

When Toyota speaks, car buyers listen. Hopefully, our elected officials will as well. It is one of the world’s two largest auto and truck manufacturers — twice the size of General Motors (GM), our biggest. Toyota warns the world is…

Global Warming Impacts Antarctic Glaciers and Wildfires – Modern Diplomacy

This year saw another steady stream of UN-backed reports reinforcing a stark message: man-made climate change is an urgent and even existential threat to life on Earth. Will the international community’s efforts to tackle the crisis, as seen at the…

2021 Year in Review: Climate action, or blah, blah, blah? – UN News

Heading into uncharted territory To avoid catastrophic climate change, global temperatures rises need to be kept to a maximum of 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels, but the odds of the world getting hotter in the next five years continue to…

More Pain At The Pump As Gas Prices Set To Skyrocket—Again

The price of gasoline is set to increase to $4 per gallon or more within five months, according to an industry analysis released Tuesday. The gas price surge is forecasted to take place by Memorial Day in late May, according…

2021 in review: Pope calls world to act on impact of climate change on poorest countries – National Catholic Reporter

Philippine Coast Guard personnel rescue residents stranded by floods caused by Typhoon Rai in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines, Dec. 16, 2021. As of Dec. 21, the storm had claimed more than 370 lives and Caritas Philippines has appealed for donations…

The Civil Beat Editorial Board Interview: UH Climate Expert Chip Fletcher – Honolulu Civil Beat

Editor’s note: The Civil Beat Editorial Board and reporters spoke with Chip Fletcher, associate dean for academic affairs at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawaii Manoa. He is also chairman of Honolulu’s Climate…

Biden Jacks Up Fuel-Efficiency Standards As Climate Bill Sinks

The Biden administration on Monday hiked U.S. fuel-efficiency standards on vehicles to their highest level ever, raising the bar for auto manufacturers even as the Democrats’ incentive-laden climate package teetered on the verge of collapse. The final rule unveiled by…

Aspen nonprofit seeks funds for climate change interns – Aspen Daily News

The Global Warming Mitigation Project, an Aspen nonprofit, says it has launched an end-of-year fundraising campaign to support “future climate leaders.” Through its Constellations program, the nonprofit connects students to virtual internships with applicants, finalists and laureates of the Keeling…

What the collapse of Build Back Better would mean for climate change – NBC News

WILMINGTON, Del. — The likely demise of President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better legislation would have devastating consequences for U.S. efforts to combat climate change, making it nearly impossible for the U.S. to meet its emissions-cutting pledges under the Paris…

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