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News about Climate Change and our Planet


Bank of America:  Oil Demand Growth to Hit Zero Within a Decade, EVs the Culprit

By 2030 oil demand could hit a peak and then enter decline, according to a new report. For the next decade or so, oil demand should continue to grow, although at a slower and slower rate.  According to Bank of…

Planning ahead: A new robust approach for minimizing costs in power-distribution networks

(Tokyo Institute of Technology) Scientists at Tokyo Tech have developed a new method for scheduling the turning on and off of power generators that minimizes costs and ensures reliability while addressing the issues prevalent in multiple previous methods.

Green New Deal Aims To Get Rid Of Farting Cows And Airplanes — Eventually

An outline of the soon-to-be-unveiled “Green New Deal” says the proposal set a goal of achieving net-zero emissions — rather zero emissions — in the U.S. because it is not possible to eliminate “farting cows” and airplanes” within the next decade. A…

Women are essential to climate resilience in the Caribbean heres why

The impacts of climate change are felt most intimately by poor and rural women. Many women rely directly on nature for their income, and their lack of resources prevents them from shifting to alternate jobs or safer locations during disasters. However, the same factors that make women vulnerable – their connection to nature and ties to community – are also the strengths that make women critical and competent leaders in times of crises. In the Caribbean, climate experts are increasingly looking not…

Paris loosens pooch prohibitions at city parks

In a permissive modern city like Paris where parks sometimes feature open-air urinals, clothing-optional sections and drinking fountains where sparkling water flows freely, you’d think that allowing dogs in public green spaces would be a given. After all, dogs do…

Addressing cooling needs and energy poverty targets in the Global South

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) With most of the northern hemisphere currently in the icy grip of one of the coldest winters ever recorded, in the south, it is record-breaking heat that is the problem. The results of a new IIASA study show that between 1.8 and 4.1 billion people require access to indoor cooling to avoid heat-related stresses.


Already A Vintage Year For Climate Claptrap

It has been an encouraging start in the contest for the year’s loopiest climate story. First out of the blocks is a cracker from the geography department at University College London with the suggestion that Spanish colonization in the Americas…

EV’s: Crucial to Reducing CO2 Emissions

Posted on 6 February 2019 by Riduna In June 1988 a leading climate scientist, Dr James Hansen, presented the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources with data showing that by burning fossil fuels humans had created a greenhouse…

Millions of tons of plastic waste could be turned into clean fuels, other products

A new chemical conversion process could transform the world’s polyolefin waste, a form of plastic, into useful products, such as clean fuels and other items. The conversion process incorporates selective extraction and hydrothermal liquefaction. Once the plastic is converted into naphtha, it can be used as a feedstock for other chemicals or further separated into specialty solvents or other products.

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