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Biden’s Earth Day Summit Aims for Reset on Climate Change – Voice of America

A “coming-out party for the United States on climate change.” That’s how University of Maryland Center for Global Sustainability Director Nathan Hultman describes the virtual summit President Joe Biden is hosting with dozens of world leaders April 22-23. After four…

Drought-induced mortality of conifers

(University of Würzburg) When trees die during a drought event, they die of thirst: A field study on spruce trees shows that an abrupt collapse of the hydraulic system is responsible.

Climate Change Will Linger After Carbon Emissions Fall – NPR

Earth’s atmosphere photographed from the International Space Station. Greenhouse gases have accumulated rapidly and are trapping extra heat in the atmosphere. It will take decades for the gases to break down naturally or be reabsorbed on Earth’s surface. Expedition 28…

The Moms Who Are Battling Climate Change – The New Yorker

Three years ago, I had a baby. I won’t go into the details, but suffice it to say that she is extremely cute, and I enjoy being her mother. A few months after her birth, I was scrolling on my…

A Green New Deal Is Actually More Affordable in the Long Term Than Fossil… – Truthout

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EXTREME WEATHER: Climate-fueled heat waves pose dire threat to crops — study

Future agricultural losses from heat waves could be 10 times greater than previously thought, experts say — a dire projection that fuels uncertainty for an economic sector already stressed by climate change.

Study sounds latest warning of rainforest turning into savanna as climate warms – Mongabay.com

A recent study from Brazil shows that heat stress is disrupting a critical component of photosynthesis in tree species found in the Amazon and Cerrado belt. Leaves heat up faster than the ambient air, and sufficiently high temperatures can cause…

What would different levels of global warming look like? – The Economist

A rise of a few tenths of a degree will have big consequences for the planet Explaining the world, dailyThe Economist explains Mar 30th 2021 THE PARIS agreement, negotiated at a United Nations summit in 2015, committed its 194 signatory…

One quarter of global population faces fatal heat waves – Open Access Government

© Jahangir Alam Onuchcha In South Asia, global warming is set to create more deadly heat waves – with 60% of the region unable to take shelter and survive, due to working outdoors “The future looks bad for South Asia,…

By the end of the century, summer weather could last half a year – WLWT Cincinnati

Video above: Challenges arise for crop storage as planet warmsSummer weather could grow to half a year in length by the end of this century if no mitigation efforts are done on climate change, according to a new study. In…