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Policymakers Reluctant To Wreck Economies For Climate Goals

With the Covid-19 pandemic starting to recede, activists are again moaning that industrial emissions are destroying the climate. But having wrecked national economies once to fend off the virus, policymakers are proving reluctant to wreck them again for the climate…

UK Wind Farms Paid Whopping $11.3 Million Not To Run For Single Day

The British taxpayer will be footing the majority of a record £9.3-million ($11.3m) bill that was paid to wind farms not to run their giant turbines. On Friday, over 80 wind farms in England and Scotland were given “constraint payments” from…

Politics

The Guardian view on climate and Covid: time to make different choices | Editorial

The dust storms that devastated the US prairie during the Great Depression were the worst ecological disaster in American history. They were also, partly, manmade. Decades of farming in the Great Plains had rid the topsoil of its native grass,…

BLUESKY examines the lockdown-altered atmosphere

(Max Planck Institute for Chemistry) Over the next two weeks, as part of the BLUESKY research program, a team led by the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry and the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) will measure concentrations of trace gases and pollutants in the air over European urban areas and in the flight corridor to North America. The aim of these research missions is to investigate how reduced emissions from industry and transport are changing atmospheric chemistry and physics.

Coronavirus has altered the global warming trajectory. But for how long? – San Francisco Chronicle

The disruption caused by the coronavirus has been so profound that it’s altered the trajectory of global warming. Not since World War II — and perhaps never before — have the emissions of heat-trapping gases dropped as much around the…

Coronavirus has altered the global warming trajectory, with emissions dropping 17%. But for how long? – San Francisco Chronicle

The disruption caused by the coronavirus has been so profound that it’s altered the trajectory of global warming. Not since World War II — and perhaps never before — have the emissions of heat-trapping gases dropped as much around the…

Extinction Rebellion’s Plot ‘To Sabotage UK Economy’ Revealed

Extinction Rebellion wants activists to stage rent strikes, halt tax payments, and take out bank loans they never intend to repay in protest at an economic system they claim is fuelling a climate catastrophe. With Extinction Rebellion, the climate change…