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Australian wildfires had bigger influence on climate than lockdowns: Study – Axios

The COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdowns exerted a slight net warming effect on the planet, but Australian wildfires had a much bigger and faster climate impact, cooling the planet from December 2019 through mid-2020, a new study finds. Why it matters: The…

Deadly floods shook Europe. Is it ready for future climate change-related disasters? – NBC News

When professor Dieter Gerten learned that his home village was one of many hit with torrential rains and severe flooding this week, he was devastated, but not entirely surprised. For Gerten, a working group leader at Germany’s Potsdam Institute for…

Why climate change threatens your retirement savings – CBS News

As climate change worsens extreme weather events like the record-breaking heat in the Pacific Northwest last month, another concern looms — that the impact on companies from global warming could incinerate people’s retirement savings. Pensions and 401(k) plans are “vulnerable,” along…

Hollywood Celebs Demand Biden Cancel Pipeline Expansion: ‘We Worked Hard For Your Election’

A group of over 200 celebrities and Democrat donors signed a letter urging President Joe Biden to halt the expansion of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota, NBC News reported. The letter was signed by celebrities involved with the…

Improved prediction of Indian Monsoon onset three months in advance using machine learning – EurekAlert

IMAGE: The findings in brief. view more  Credit: TiPES/HP The onset of the Indian summer monsoon has been predicted three months ahead for the last 40 years with the highest precision up until today. The result indicates longer seasonal forecasts based…

Danish invention to make computer servers worldwide more climate friendly

(University of Copenhagen – Faculty of Science) An elegant new algorithm developed by Danish researchers can significantly reduce the resource consumption of the world’s computer servers. Computer servers are as taxing on the climate as global air traffic combined, thereby making the green transition in IT an urgent matter. The researchers, from the University of Copenhagen, expect major IT companies to deploy the algorithm immediately.

Global BECCS potential is largely constrained by sustainable irrigation

(National Institute for Environmental Studies) Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS), a negative emission technology, has been considered inevitable to achieve the 2°C or 1.5°C climate goal. Although numerous studies have been conducted, the effect of irrigation remains largely unexplored when taking water use sustainability into consideration. A new study finds that although unlimited irrigation could increase the global BECCS potential by 60-71% by the end of this century, sustainably constrained irrigation would increase it only 5-6%.

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