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Ocean eddies strongly affect global mean sea-level projections – Science Advances

INTRODUCTION Satellite-observed sea-level measurements indicate an ongoing increase in the global mean sea level since the satellite era (1–3). Global mean sea-level rise (GMSLR) threatens low-lying coastal regions, and these regions will benefit strongly from sea-level projections to adapt their…

Solar and wind power could mitigate conflict in northeast Africa

(KU Leuven) A new study shows that several disagreements between Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt around Africa’s largest hydropower plant, the new Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), could be alleviated by massively expanding solar and wind power across the region.

Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan go big enough on climate change? – Al Jazeera English

At first glance, United States President Joe Biden’s giant American Jobs Plan seems like an environmentalist’s dream: enormous investment in electric vehicles, big tax incentives for renewable energy and widespread improvements to the ailing US power grid. The initiative would…

Net-Zero’s Skyrocketing Costs Will Hit The Poor The Hardest

As a lofty political idea, Net-Zero has generated public support in the short term – but it could yet prove a devastating hostage to fortune as the full costs become apparent. How politically rewarding it must have seemed for Theresa…

Biden’s Jobs Plan Is Also a Climate Plan. Will It Make a Difference? – The New Yorker

The first known reference to Japan’s cherry blossoms comes from the country’s oldest surviving text, the Kojiki, completed in 712. Japan was trying to shrug off the influence of its more powerful neighbor, China, and cherry blossoms became a symbol…

Will Florida be submerged due to climate change? | Opinion – Sun Sentinel

Any intelligent, nonemotional person realizes we can’t get rid of fossil fuels because we need their energy output to power our economy in the near and distant future. Only recently we saw the drawback of a form of green energy….

Landslides: New early warning systems reduce false alarms

(CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change) The study of the Campania region in southern Italy: an area that is vulnerable to landslides. The use of innovative and reliable instruments, and the original use of new generation atmospheric models, leads to the development of better predictive tools that can improve early warning systems’ performances. The results of the research conducted by the CMCC Foundation – Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change.

World Bank commits to implementing global warming policies: Reuters | TheHill – The Hill

The World Bank is considering implementing new climate policies that target global warming in a meeting on Thursday, reported Reuters, citing a presentation outlining the proposed changes. The presentation shows a five-year plan that aims to “align its financing flows with…

Porkapalooza II: Biden Rolls Out $2.25T Spending Spree For Infrastructure

President Biden is rolling out a $2.25 trillion plan on Wednesday that would overhaul U.S. infrastructure such as roads and bridges, pour billions of dollars into retrofitting housing and transit with an eye toward climate change, and create new jobs…