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Will Steffen, ‘courageous’ climate scientist, dies in Canberra aged 75

Globally renowned Australian climate scientist Prof Will Steffen has died, aged 75, with former colleagues and family remembering him as an inspiring, courageous and gentle human. Steffen died in Canberra hospital on Sunday evening after almost a year of treatment…

‘Recession Resilient’ Climate Start-Ups Shine in Tech Downturn – The New York Times

Tech workers and investors are flocking to start-ups that aim to combat climate change. When Arebeth Pease was laid off from the tech start-up MasterClass last year, she could have had her pick of jobs. But so many tech companies’…

Scientists Report a Dramatic Drop in the Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice – InsideClimate News

The new year started with the familiar refrain of climate extremes, as scientists with the National Snow and Ice Data Center reported Jan. 3 that the sea ice around Antarctica dropped to its lowest extent on record for early January….

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Climate risk insurance can effectively mitigate economic losses – Science Daily

Global warming is expected to lead to an accumulation of particularly intense hurricanes in the United States. This may substantially increase the economic losses caused by these storms. Better insurance could effectively mitigate the climate change-induced increase in economic losses….

Temporary warming over 2°C may cause cascading tipping events – Earth.com

The target of the United Nations Paris Agreement, signed by 196 parties in 2015, was to limit the global temperature rise to an average of between 1.5 and 2°C. Although some countries have made some progress towards reducing their greenhouse…

Climate Misinformation, Factual Errors, And Censorship Pervade Seattle Times

Perhaps I should not read the Seattle Times anymore.   During the past weeks, there have been several climate-related stories and opinion/cartoon pieces that are just plain wrong. Clear factual errors, or hyping/exaggerating the impacts of global warming. [emphasis, links added]…

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