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Reopening Has Risks. So Did The Industrial Revolution

Some commentators, searching for a parallel between COVID-19 and climate change, argue that the pandemic and lockdown show what we’re capable of if only we apply the same determination to the climate. This ruinous lockdown has thus provided a glimpse…

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New Study Shows Global Warming Intensifying Extreme Rainstorms Over North America – InsideClimate News

New research showing how global warming intensifies extreme rainfall at the regional level could help communities better prepare for storms that in the decades ahead threaten to swamp cities and farms. The likelihood of intense storms is rising rapidly in…

New Study Shows Global Warming Intensifying Extreme Rainstorms Over North America – InsideClimate News

New research showing how global warming intensifies extreme rainfall at the regional level could help communities better prepare for storms that in the decades ahead threaten to swamp cities and farms. The likelihood of intense storms is rising rapidly in…

SpaceX opens a new chapter in U.S. spaceflight

A little over 18 years since he first came up with the idea of building his own rockets as a means to both reignite and lower the cost of space exploration, Elon Musk watched this weekend as his company SpaceX…

Green-Energy Wish List Masquerades As Climate Poll

Last week, a raft of newspaper headlines declared “Canadians still support climate action: poll.” We are intended to believe that “COVID-19’s economic and health challenges haven’t diminished” ordinary people’s enthusiasm for green policies. But this poll has oodles of problems….

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How Virginia Is Deluding Itself About Net-Zero Energy

A few days ago I had a post about how tightening “green” energy regulations in Europe are gradually strangling sectors like the automobile and chemical industries. The post was titled “Europe Is Firmly Committed To Economic Suicide.” Here in the…

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EU’s greenhouse gas emissions continue to fall as coal ditched

Greenhouse gas emissions in the EU continued their fall in 2018, the latest year for which comprehensive data is available, according to a new report from Europe’s environment watchdog. Emissions fell by 2.1% compared with 2017, to a level 23%…

Study: Integrating satellite and socioeconomic data to improve climate change policy

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, News Bureau) Bangladesh is on track to lose all of its forestland in the next 35-40 years, leading to a rise in CO2 emissions and subsequent climate change, researchers said. However, that is just one of the significant land-use changes that the country is experiencing. A new study uses satellite and census data to quantify and unravel how physical and economic factors drive land-use changes. Understanding this relationship can inform climate policy at the national scale in Bangladesh and beyond.