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The coronavirus pandemic versus the climate change emergency | TheHill – The Hill

Protecting public health was a core function of governments long before the expansion of the state in the 20th century. “Great fears of the sickenesses here in the City, it being said that two or three houses are already shut…

Sorry, but the Virus Shows Why There Won’t Be Global Action on Climate Change – Foreign Policy

School students gather to demand action on climate change in Sydney, Australia, on Sept. 20, 2019. Jenny Evans/Getty Images The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted daily life, caused widespread sickness and fatalities, and sent the global economy careening toward a depression….

A breather from global warming? – New Straits Times

LETTERS: There is no doubt that Covid-19 has rattled the world. Many countries are unsure how best to deal with the pandemic. We are fortunate that China has given us all some useful lessons in fighting the coronavirus. The latest…

Energy Politics

UK greenhouse gas emissions fall for seventh year in a row

The UK’s greenhouse gas emissions fell for a seventh consecutive year in 2019 after a record year for renewable energy, according to government figures. The provisional data, published by the government on Thursday, revealed a 3.6% fall in greenhouse gas…

Eco-Nutters Deny Posting ‘Corona Is The Cure, Humans The Disease’ Signs

The eco-fascists are showing their true face in the Coronavirus pandemic. Activists claiming to be from Extinction Rebellion have put up posters exulting in the loss of human life. They say: “Corona is the cure Humans are the disease.” The…

The Coronavirus, Climate Change, and the Nature of Crisis – The New Yorker

Subscribers to The Climate Crisis newsletter received this piece in their in-boxes. Sign up to receive future installments. An idea beloved of the technorati is that we are actually living not on the earth we seem to inhabit but in…

Politics

FINANCE: Greens want BlackRock to prioritize climate as it helps Fed

Environmentalists are calling on BlackRock Inc. to keep climate change in mind now that the world’s largest asset manager has been tapped by the Federal Reserve to help protect the U.S. economy from the coronavirus crisis.

Longer lives not dependent on increased energy use

(University of Leeds) Growing consumption of energy and fossil fuels over four decades did not play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 countries. New research, led by the University of Leeds, has quantified the importance of different development factors to improvements in physical health on an international scale.