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How did climate change cause the Texas snowstorm? – Johns Hopkins News-Letter

2021 has brought some surprises, and one of those surprises is the terrible snowstorm in Texas. Although there have been such conditions in the past, this storm hit hard, leading me to think about climate change’s role in the extremity…

California City Bans New Gas Stations…To Fight Climate Change?

As the debate over climate policy continues to heat up, one California city just took an unprecedented step: Banning all new gas stations. As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, the city of Petaluma will ban the construction, expansion, rebuilding,…

CSU’s Kyle Horton leads NASA study on impact of artificial light on migratory birds

(Colorado State University) The new project will focus on urban areas in the Central Flyway, primarily in the Great Plains. Researchers aim to provide more information on the impact of artificial light on bird behaviors and populations at a large scale.

Fewer butterflies seen across the warming, drying landscapes of American West

(University of Nevada, Reno) New methods of conservation and management of butterfly habitat may be needed to stem the consistent annual decline in the numbers of butterflies over the past 40 years in the western United States, according to a new study published in the journal Science. The decline was estimated using data from 72 locations with at least 10 years of data per location and more than 250 butterfly species.

Greenhouse gas emissions around the world exceed pre-pandemic lockdown levels – WTSP.com

After a drop in overall emissions in 2020, warming is expected to continue; and there are reasons climate experts are concerned. After declining sharply last spring, global emissions of greenhouse gases ended 2020 by exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to International…

Tenfold increase in CO2 emissions cuts needed to stem climate emergency – EurekAlert

New research shows 64 countries cut their fossil CO2 emissions during 2016-2019, but the rate of reduction needs to increase tenfold to meet the Paris Agreement aims to tackle climate change. This first global stocktake by researchers at the University…

Tenfold increase in CO2 emissions cuts needed to stem climate emergency

(University of East Anglia) New research shows 64 countries cut their fossil CO2 emissions during 2016-2019, but the rate of reduction needs to increase tenfold to meet the Paris Agreement aims to tackle climate change.

Assessing the aggregate and spatial economic impact of global warming | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

The effects of climate change are heterogenous across space. While some regions will be significantly negatively impacted, others may benefit from warmer temperatures. This column uses an integrated assessment model with rich spatial data that looks at interactions between regions…

Climate change is leading to premature births in the Brazilian Amazon – New Scientist News

By Luke Taylor Flooding in the Brazilian Amazon in 2015 Brazil Photos/LightRocket via Getty Images Extreme weather patterns and flooding worsened by climate change are adversely affecting the health of babies born in the Amazon rainforest. Luke Parry at Lancaster…

Gas-guzzlers have to die to save planet from climate change – Los Angeles Times

The numbers paint a daunting picture. In 2019, consumers worldwide bought 64 million new personal cars and 27 million new commercial motor vehicles, a paltry 2.1 million of which were electric-powered. Climate scientists tell us that we have less than…