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China pledges to become carbon neutral before 2060

China will reach carbon neutrality before 2060 and ensure its greenhouse gas emissions peak in the next decade, Xi Jinping has told the UN general assembly. “China will scale up its intended nationally determined contributions [under the Paris climate agreement]…

China, in Pointed Message to U.S., Tightens Its Climate Targets – The New York Times

President Xi Jinping of China pledged on Tuesday that his country would adopt much stronger climate targets and achieve what he called “carbon neutrality before 2060.” If realized, the pledges would be crucial in the global fight against climate change….

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Substantial CA Forest Management Changes Needed ESPECIALLY If You Think The Fires Are Caused by Climate Change

There is a debate raging between the usual suspects as to whether the larger fires in California are the inevitable result of manmade climate change or whether they are the result of poor forest management practices.  For this post I…

As Crops Set Records, WaPo Claims Climate Change Is Killing The Farm Belt

Today my Google search of “climate change” turned up this fact-challenged story from the Washington Post, “Climate change is killing the farm belt. With a little help, farmers can fix it.” The author writes, “The Great Plains is in the…

Forest margins may be more resilient to climate change than previously thought

A warming climate and more frequent wildfires do not necessarily mean the western United States will see the forest loss that many scientists expect. Dry forest margins may be more resilient to climate change than previously thought if managed appropriately, according to researchers.

The RPM Act — How A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry Is Trying To Ruin Our Air

With “defeat devices” once again in the news, thanks to yet another manufacturer failing to comply with the Clean Air Act, now seems as good a time as any to remind folks how the automotive industry is actively working to undermine the protections of the Clean Air Act and increase the use of defeat devices in passenger cars and trucks

Fungi in a warmer world

(Northumbria University ) Scientists from universities in the UK, US and Argentina are joining forces in a $1m research project to discover what impact an increase in global temperatures could have on the millions of species of fungi around the world.

40% of O’ahu, Hawai’i beaches could be lost by mid-century

The reactive and piecemeal approach historically used to manage beaches in Hawai’i has failed to protect them. If policies are not changed, as much as 40% of all beaches on O’ahu, Hawai’i could be lost before mid-century, according to a new study.