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Al Gore on his hopes for the planet: “Job number one is to stop using the sky as an open sewer” – CBS News

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, which are helping warm the planet, increased by 6.2% last year as the economy rebounded after pandemic lockdowns—fueled by a rise in coal-generated power and pollution from trucking.  Former Vice President Al Gore has been warning about…

Extreme weather could get even worse in 2022 – Axios

Scientists say there’s reason to expect even more menacing extreme weather disasters in 2022, after a year in which extreme weather and climate events, from the Pacific Northwest heat wave to the Texas cold snap, affected us all. Why it…

What 2021 looked like for global climate change – The Indian Express

This year was a mixed bag for climate activists. There were devastating weather events that highlighted the dangers of a rapidly warming planet. Lockdown-induced blue skies and clear air that showed the potential for a cleaner future. Ambitious plans bookending…

Factbox: Prayers, petitions and boycotts: Desmond Tutu’s climate activism – Reuters

DURBAN, Dec 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Following the death of South African anti-apartheid and peace activist Archbishop Desmond Tutu aged 90 last Sunday, world leaders have praised his life-long advocacy on social justice issues from inequality, racism and homophobia…

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Telling people to ‘follow the science’ won’t save the planet. But they will fight for justice | Amy Westervelt

The biggest success of the fossil fuel industry’s decades-long campaign to push doubt about climate science is that it forced the conversation about the climate crisis to centre on science. It’s not that we didn’t need scientific research into climate…

If You Think “Don’t Look Up” Is Just an Allegory About Climate Change, You’re Missing Something – Mother Jones – Mother Jones

Michael Peterson/AP This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. It also contains spoilers for the film Don’t Look Up. Streaming just in time for Christmas, Adam McKay’s decidedly uncheery Netflix…

Can You Solve Climate Change Better Than World Leaders? – WIRED

En-ROADS is fun (and depressing) to explore. Spoiler alert: The massive scale of combined actions needed to keep warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius quickly becomes obvious. There is no single solution. Users can input any combination of scenarios, from carbon…

Greta Thunberg Blasts Inclusion Of Nuclear, Gas In EU Green Playbook

Greta Thunberg, alongside a host of other climate extremists, has decried the possible inclusion of nuclear and gas in the EU’s green investment playbook. The possible inclusion of nuclear and gas in an upcoming EU playbook for green investment has…

The Biden White House’s Energy Incompetence

In November, amid soaring energy prices and with winter on the horizon, the outlook for American consumers was bleak. The Biden administration chose not to sugarcoat it. The Energy Information Administration forecast that consumers would see year-over-year price hikes for…

The rare spots of good news on climate change – MIT Technology Review

The deadly consequences of climate change only grew clearer this year, as record-shattering heat waves, floods, and wildfires killed thousands and strained the limits of our disaster responders. In the closing days of 2021, scientists warned that the eastern ledge…

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