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Fighting climate change with venture capital is different this time – Axios

Silicon Valley got a black eye a decade ago when its big venture capital foray into expensive and nascent cleantech didn’t pan out—but its recently renewed interest in a wider scope of technologies that can tackle the climate crisis could…

Saudi Arabia Plans to Plant 50 BILLION Trees – And Reduce Carbon Emissions by 60%

Saudi officials have announced a massive initiative aimed at protecting the Middle East from climate change. Home to some of the world’s largest, driest, and hottest shifting-sand deserts, Saudi Arabia is uniquely placed to suffer from rising global temperatures, as are their Gulf neighbors. The Green Saudi and Green Middle East initiatives aim to take […]

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Warming homogenizes apparent temperature sensitivity of ecosystem respiration – Science Advances

INTRODUCTION Terrestrial ecosystem respiration (Re), the sum of autotrophic respiration from primary producers and heterotrophic respiration from consumers and detritivores, represents a fundamental biospheric function and plays a major role in the global carbon cycle and growth rate of atmospheric…

Anti-Global-Warming-Hysteria Book Is Driving Norwegian Alarmists Nuts

Other than by misspelling “fjord,” how would an American geologist draw the ire of a pair of Norwegian politicians? Answer: Write a book that counters the notion that human activity is causing the globe to warm with catastrophic consequences. Gregory…

Why the House Republicans’ plan to fight climate change matters – MSNBC

As a rule, congressional Republicans aren’t in the habit of unveiling policy proposals on any issue. It’s the hallmark of a post-policy party: it’s up to others to do the unglamorous work of crafting substantive legislation. With this in mind,…

John Kerry: China’s Human Rights Abuses Won’t Stop Any Climate Deals

On Thursday, U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry said he was “not confident,” but “hopeful” China would do their part to reduce global carbon emissions. In an interview with India Today‘s Raj Chengappa during a diplomatic trip to India, Kerry expressed his doubts about…

Biden’s new 2030 climate change target: Will it be fair to other countries? – Vox.com

On April 22, President Biden will convene global leaders for a virtual climate summit in a bid to reassert US leadership and motivate countries to cut emissions much more aggressively. Of course, the US is only just recommitting to climate…

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POLITICS: Kerry says U.S. will adopt ‘aggressive’ CO2 cuts

Climate envoy John Kerry is wrapping up an eight-day tour to India, the United Arab Emirates and Bangladesh aimed at persuading them to adopt more stringent carbon reductions ahead of President Biden’s climate summit in two weeks.

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WHITE HOUSE: Biden wants a carbon price ‘at some point’ — Kerry

Carbon pricing supporters are pushing to include the policy in the ongoing infrastructure push, and they appear to have allies in the Biden administration, despite a turbulent political landscape on Capitol Hill.