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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]…

Lawmakers Override Scott’s Veto of Global Warming Solutions Act – Seven Days

Lawmakers forced a contentious climate bill into law over the objections of the governor Tuesday, a move meant to ensure the state meets its aggressive greenhouse gas emission reduction goals. The Senate voted 22-8 to override Gov. Phil Scott’ veto…

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…

How German Schools Are Becoming Climate-Indoctrination Farms

In Berlin’s green movement, schools and officials aim to utilize youth to pave the way to a new world.  The Berlin daily, left-of-center Tagesspiegel admiringly looks at the Fridays for Future movement in Berlin, a city where it is particularly…

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…

Evaporation critical to coronavirus transmission as weather changes

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it is increasingly urgent to understand how climate impacts the spread of the coronavirus, particularly as winter virus infections are more common and the northern hemisphere will soon see cooler temperatures. Researchers studied the effects of relative humidity, environmental temperature, and wind speed on the respiratory cloud and virus viability. They found a critical factor for the transmission of the infectious particles is evaporation.

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.

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NOAA: Trump taps former Cato researcher as chief scientist

The Trump administration’s pick to become NOAA’s new chief scientist is a meteorologist who frequently criticizes “climate alarmists,” according to media reports and a source with knowledge of the appointment.