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New York State Reaches Landmark Deal on Green New Deal-Style Climate Bill

If enacted, the bill would make New York the second big state — after California — to go for 100 percent carbon neutrality by midcentury. New York lawmakers reached a deal late Sunday night to pass one of the most…

Farm-ageddon:  Tariff-Slammed Farmers Now Battling Climate Change Flood Hell

Planting season is the slowest in decades as farmers grapple with floods, rains and sodden fields. Panicked farmers throughout the Midwest are facing the increasing probability that vast tracts of fields will remain unplanted or crops will fail this year…

More than Half the World Could See ‘Record-Setting Heat’ Every Year by 2100

More than half of the world could see new temperature records set in every single year by the end of the century if global warming is not curbed, a study finds. And new heat records could be set in two-thirds…

Pope Francis Convinced These Big Oil CEOs to Fight Global Warming – Fortune

With protestors clamoring outside the 9th Century Vatican walls last week, a collection of the world’s largest oil and gas companies and investment funds vowed to adhere to the Paris Agreement and to do their part to transition the planet…

High Temperatures over the Arctic

Melt extent over Greenland was well over 40% on June 12, 2019. The surface melt map that day (on the right) shows many coastal areas for which data are missing, as indicated by the grey color. As the June 13,…

Some Compelling Reasons Not to Give Up on Solving Climate Change

Reports that say we’re all doomed in the face of the climate crisis ignore a history of survival—and the opportunity to make the future better. In March, paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill wrote a tweet containing possibly the most radical emotion a…

Pope backs carbon pricing as ‘essential’ to cut global warming – Independent.ie

In an address on Friday to energy executives at the end of a two-day meeting, he also called for “open, transparent, science-based and standardised” reporting of climate risk and a “radical energy transition” away from carbon to save the planet….

Climate Change Could Mean More Kids, Not Less

The effects will vary across the globe and could worsen inequality. Climate change threatens to affect every inch of life as we know it.  Some impending disasters are obvious:  rising sea levels will cause flooding, droughts will restrict access to…