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Climate adaptation: we need local solutions to adapt to global warming – EU News

​​The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) welcomes the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change adopted by the European Commission on 24 February 2021. The CoR regrets, however, that even though it enables the move from planning to…

Climate Change Tracker: Why 2021 is a crucial year to stop global warming – Livemint

2021 is already shaping up as an important year for climate change mitigation. As scientist and author Michael E. Mann wrote in Newsweek a few days ago, this year could well mark the tipping point for climate action. This is…

Spend Billions On Green Innovation, Not Trillions On Carbon-Cutting

Across the world, politicians are going out of their way to promise fantastically expensive climate policies. U.S. President Joe Biden has promised to spend US$500 billion ($630 billion) each year on climate — about 13 percent of total federal revenue….

How Climate Change May Influence Deadly Avalanches – Scientific American

Big dumps of powder snow are a precious gift in the best of times around the West, where 40 or 50 feet can fall during a winter, forming frozen mountain water towers that slowly melt and sustain the region through…

Climate change: 5 places where global warming is a security risk – PreventionWeb

By Laurie Goering From Louisiana’s battle with two hurricanes and an icy polar vortex in the past year to Kenya’s struggle with locusts, drought and floods, climate risks are piling up – and colliding with other threats like COVID-19, making…

The new politics of climate change – Financial Times

A billionaire, a novelist and a professor all write a book about climate change.  That may sound like the start of a joke but it is not, especially for philanthropist Bill Gates and author Jonathan Franzen. Their books have come out…

Upton pupils research global warming and the world around us – The Isle of Thanet News

Exploring the world around us Life on the magical, marvellous, challenging and chaotic planet Earth is the theme for a term full of research, investigation and creativity for Year 6 children at Upton Junior School, Broadstairs. Their studies for the…

Energy

Recent Australian emissions cuts likely to be reversed in recovery from Covid and drought

Most of the reduction in Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions last year is likely to be wiped out as transport rebounds after Covid-19 lockdowns and farming recovers from the long-term-drought, according to an audit of national climate data. Scott Morrison told…

People Power Wins: Alberta Reverses Course on Coal Mining Atop Rocky Mountains

When the current Alberta government tried to repeal a piece of legislation restricting coal mining in the Rockies, Canadians of all varieties banded together to object. The idea of exploratory metallurgical mining pits opening in the most iconic of Albertan landscapes—the mountains—has seen nothing more than unprecedented mobilization from the public. Threatened wildlife, First Nation […]

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