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Climate Change Tracker: Why 2021 is a crucial year to stop global warming – Livemint

2021 is already shaping up as an important year for climate change mitigation. As scientist and author Michael E. Mann wrote in Newsweek a few days ago, this year could well mark the tipping point for climate action. This is…

AXA, Other Mega-Investors Seek to Avoid Portfolios with Global Warming Potential – Insurance Journal

Article 0 Comments All good money managers expect to outperform their benchmark, and by one such metric the French insurer and investor AXA SA recently scored a market-beating success. Not by delivering higher returns, but by generating a lower level…

Biden Wants to Take On China and Climate Change at the Same Time – Slate

Global warming is, in large part, a U.S.-China problem. The two countries combined account for 43 percent of worldwide CO2 emissions. The decisions the two countries make in the coming years will shape what life is like on the planet…

Team Biden And Climate – 5 Dirty Secrets Behind Their War On Energy

On Friday, President Joe Biden pledged climate action at the virtual G7 and teased an upcoming major summit on Earth Day, April 22, 2021. Deep decarbonization is what Team Biden wants – the complete end of carbon fuel for electricity,…

The new politics of climate change – Financial Times

A billionaire, a novelist and a professor all write a book about climate change.  That may sound like the start of a joke but it is not, especially for philanthropist Bill Gates and author Jonathan Franzen. Their books have come out…

Do we need more scary climate change articles? Maybe. – Grist

Get weekly climate politics updates from Grist Subscribe to The First 100 Fires blaze across continents, seas submerge cities, deserts swallow up farmland — there’s no shortage of terrifying things about climate change. But does forcing people to confront all…

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PANDEMIC: COVID-19 aid should be contingent on climate action — report

The Biden administration should consider withholding pandemic aid from companies that fail to disclose their climate risks and don’t meet certain thresholds for reducing emissions, economists argue in a paper released this week.

Himalayan Glacier Disaster Shows Impacts of Climate Change: Scientists – Global Citizen

A aerial view of Tapovan barrage two days after a portion of the Nanda Devi glacier snapped off, releasing water trapped behind it in Tapovan, northern state of Uttarakhand, India, Feb.9, 2021. AP Photo Why Global Citizens Should Care Billions…

Alarming rise in global temperatures – World – ReliefWeb

The past six years have been the warmest on record since 1880, with 2016, 2019 and 2020 being the top three, according to a World Meteorological Organization (WMO) press release on 15 January. The year 2020 was 1.2°C above pre-industrial…