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National COVID debts: climate change imperils countries’ ability to repay – Nature.com

COMMENT 06 April 2021 Analysis reveals three ways to boost green investment and achieve a resilient recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Arjuna Dibley Arjuna Dibley is a graduate fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance, Stanford Law…

Fossil discovery deepens snakefly mystery

(Simon Fraser University) The recent discovery of four new species of ancient insects are leading scientists to question the evolutionary history of the snakefly. The fossils, discovered in British Columbia and Washington State, are estimated to be 52 million years old and were unearthed in a region once thought uninhabitable.

Aquatic ecosystems source of half of global methane emissions

(Yale School of the Environment) Methane emissions from aquatic ecosystems are potentially a larger source of methane than direct anthropogenic methane sources, such as agriculture or fossil fuel combustion. Aquatic ecosystems and wetlands contribute at least as much as half of the total methane emissions budget.

Biden’s Big Climate Conference Looking Expensive And Useless

The Biden administration is desperate to demonstrate global leadership. President Biden has settled upon climate change as the ideal issue with which to be seen in command of the world. He has decided to lead a “climate summit” for forty…

Great Barrier Reef Doomed? Global Warming Has Put 99 Percent of Coral at Risk, Finds Study – News18

The world’s most extensive and spectacular coral reef ecosystem, the Great Barrier Reef is looking at large-scale destruction with almost 70 to 99 percent of corals feared to cease if the earth continues to face global warming with rapid speed….

Insurers have no choice: Stop backing projects climate-risky projects or drown | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

This article originally was published by Climate & Capital Media and is reprinted with permission. The climate crisis is increasing the frequency, severity and unpredictability of extreme weather, increasing claims and making it harder to predict risk. As premiums are…

Biden’s Jobs Plan Is Also a Climate Plan. Will It Make a Difference? – The New Yorker

The first known reference to Japan’s cherry blossoms comes from the country’s oldest surviving text, the Kojiki, completed in 712. Japan was trying to shrug off the influence of its more powerful neighbor, China, and cherry blossoms became a symbol…

Seriously ugly: Here’s how Australia will look if the world heats by 3°C – ThePrint

Drought conditions at Lake Hume, Victoria, Australia | Representational image | Flickr Text Size: A- A+ Imagine, for a moment, a different kind of Australia. One where bushfires on the catastrophic scale of Black Summer happen almost every year. One…

The deadly devastation of global warming – The Age

Federal Labor encourages us to get electric vehicles instead of using polluting, dirty, fossil fuel ones (The Age, 31/3), while its Victorian colleagues will slap a 2.5 cent per kilometre tax on the non-polluting EVs from July.John Merory, Ivanhoe No,…