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From coal to gas: How the shift can help stabilize climate change

(National Institute for Environmental Studies) A transition from coal-based energy to cleaner-burning gas has long been viewed as a staple of many climate action plans, despite concerns over leakage and possible harmful emissions. A recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change finds that not only is such a shift central to meeting climate targets and stabilizing global temperature rise, but that the benefits of cleaner-burning gas outweigh its possible risks.

Why protesters should be wary of ’12 years to climate breakdown’ rhetoric – The Conversation – UK

I was invited to speak to a group of teenagers on climate strike in Oxford recently. Like many scientists, I support the strikes, but also find them disturbing. Which I’m sure is the idea. Today’s teenagers are absolutely right to…

How 18 Democratic Candidates Responded to a Climate Policy Survey – The New York Times

The New York Times asked all 18 declared Democratic presidential candidates for their views on a number of policy options related to climate change. [Read the article here.] The candidates unanimously supported recommitting to the Paris Agreement, restoring President Barack…

The Young Republicans Breaking with Trump on Climate Change – Earth Island Journal

Conservative millennials are trying to haul their party towards scientific reality April 15, 2019 Donald Trump’s indifference, punctuated by bursts of mocking disdain, towards climate change has been indulged and even cheered by his supporters. The president has called climate…

Millennial Trump Supporters Are Breaking With Their Party Over Climate Change – Mother Jones

Scott Olson/Getty Images This story was originally published by the Guardian and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Donald Trump’s indifference, punctuated by bursts of mocking disdain, towards climate change has been indulged and even cheered by his supporters….

Climate change could undermine children’s education and development in the tropics

(National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center) A new study by a University of Maryland researcher published in the April 15, 2019, issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concludes that exposure to extreme heat and precipitation in prenatal and early childhood years in countries of the global tropics could make it harder for children to attain secondary school education, even for better-off households.

Climate change: an increasingly dangerous recruiting sergeant for insurgent groups – The Defense Post

As the Trump administration continues to question climate change, temperature measured in the polar regions is breaking records. At the moment, the Arctic system is “trending away from its 20th Century state and into an unprecedented state,” and implications of this…

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