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Frozen U.S.-China cooperation presents new hitch for global warming – Japan Today

Beijing is freezing its cooperation with Washington on global warming, but experts are hoping that, for the sake of humanity, the cold spell between the world’s two largest emitters is only temporary. The unraveling relationship comes not long after China…

This is how climate change has impacted the world’s economy so far this year – ZME Science

Extreme weather events amplified by global warming have caused about $65 billion in losses in the first half of the year, half of which affected uninsured assets, according to a report by German insurer Munich Re. While overall damages dropped…

Analysis | The climate bill won’t stop global warming. But it will clean the air. – The Washington Post

Listen 11 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article The higher temperatures observed today across the world, implicated in everything from extreme heat to drought and worsening wildfires, are the result of many decades of rising greenhouse gas emissions…

New Study Offers a Surprising Timeline For Earth’s Sixth Mass Extinction – ScienceAlert

A climate scientist at Tohoku University in Japan has run the numbers and does not think today’s mass extinction event will equal that of the previous five. At least not for many more centuries to come. On more than one…

A Climate Emergency Is A Dictator’s Dream Come True

One of the most curious sights of the 21st century is radicals taking to the streets to demand a state of emergency. There was a time, back when politics was less crazy, when leftists and liberals were wary of emergency…

Global warming study: 5-year droughts could become the norm | The Asahi Shimbun: Breaking News, Japan News and Analysis – 朝日新聞デジタル

“Unprecedented” droughts lasting for at least five years will hit several regions around the world by mid-century if nothing is done to curb global warming, an international team of scientists warned. The researchers from Japan, Europe, the United States and…

Western Europe, a Climate Leader, Still Suffers From Global Warming – The New York Times

Western Europe has done more to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions over the past three decades than any other region in the world. It has vastly expanded solar and wind power. It has introduced carbon taxes and other policies to…

Energy

End of rapid Covid test and telehealth subsidies criticised – as it happened

From 1d ago What we learned: Tuesday, 12 July With that, we will wrap up the blog for the evening. We’ll be back first thing tomorrow, with all the latest from Fiji and closer to shore. Here are today’s major…

Japanese horseradish farmers fear for future amid climate change – Reuters.com

TOKYO, July 12 (Reuters) – Masahiro Hoshina, a Japanese farmer, starts worrying about typhoon season months before it begins, haunted by memories of the heavy rains and landslides that washed away wasabi farms during one 2019 storm. “Recently the power…

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