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Could it be this simple to solve global warming? – Putman Media

I find myself newly optimistic about the future, and it’s not just because my oncologist thinks I might survive cancer, or that I’m retiring soon to, among other things, ride around North America on epic motorcycle camping trips. It’s because…

5 Global Trends Shaping Our Climate Future – The New York Times

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles are spreading far more quickly around the world than many experts had predicted. But this rapid…

Latest Climate Culprits: Asthmatics

By now you should know that you hate the planet if you eat beef, instead of mashed-up bugs or heavily salted soy protein or algae or whatever. And of course, you hate the planet if your car uses gasoline instead…

Why Chuck Schumer Is Completely Wrong About Electric Cars

New York Sen. Chuck Schumer has proposed a law requiring every car in America to be electric by 2040. Sorry, Senator — “not gonna happen,” to use President George H.W. Bush’s iconic phrase. And anyway, it wouldn’t begin to make…

Flood of Oil Is Coming, Complicating Efforts to Fight Global Warming – The New York Times

HOUSTON — A surge of oil production is coming, whether the world needs it or not. The flood of crude will arrive even as concerns about climate change are growing and worldwide oil demand is slowing. And it is not…

Expensive Climate Policies Sparked The Chilean Riots, Just Like In France

Climate activists and the United Nations are suffering a major black eye this week as protests and riots resulting from high energy prices have erupted in Santiago, Chile. Chile, which is hosting a major U.N. climate conference in December, earned…

Why Canada’s Federal Carbon Tax Won’t Reduce CO2 Emissions

Ottawa’s policy to reduce greenhouse gases (GHG) is based on the conventional theory that a carbon tax imposed on items with a high content of carbon dioxide will raise the price or cost of those items. The higher price will…

The one big thing to know when buying an electric vehicle

“Buy the biggest battery you can afford!” That might be the hot tip from your Uncle Joe, the car expert. And you’ll get similar advice from online reviews and sales staff trying to upsell you to increasingly longer-range electric cars…

Calif. E-Car Owners Turning To Gasoline Vehicles Amidst Planned Blackouts

Some electric vehicle owners in California are resorting to using gasoline power as the state’s power utility employs roving blackouts to avoid potential wildfires. Tesla warned its customers Wednesday to be aware of the problems and fully energize their vehicles…

Global warming: You have been warmed – Economic Times

By Jaideep Mishra Global warming is getting a lot of attention these days, but resource allocation for climate action has not been at a commensurate level. A recent finance ministry paper states that actual funds disbursed by the Green Climate…