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Chicago’s climate superpower: How TOD can help address global warming – Streetsblog Chicago

Streetsblog has chronicled the role that our zoning and land use rules play in transit ridership, economic growth, and segregation. But the map above makes another point – Chicago’s land use policies have a major impact on our greenhouse gas…

Decoder: How are food and climate change connected? – News-Decoder

Food systems contribute greatly to climate change. Cooling the planet might require shaking up our meal plans. Substitute meat brands at a supermarket in Westchester County, New York, 16 February 2021. (STRF/STAR MAX/IPx) This article is the fifth in a…

Guest Post: Global carbon emissions at record levels with no signs of shrinking, new data shows. Humanity has a monumental task ahead

Marcin Jozwiak/Unsplash, CC BY Pep Canadell, CSIRO; Corinne Le Quéré, University of East Anglia; Glen Peters, Center for International Climate and Environment Research – Oslo; Judith Hauck, Universität Bremen; Julia Pongratz, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich; Philippe Ciais, Commissariat à…

Data Shows Carbon Dioxide Emissions Likely to Reach Record High in 2022 – The New York Times

The emissions data released Thursday contains some glimmers of good news. The yearly amount of carbon dioxide released by deforestation and changes in land use appears to have declined over the past two decades, to around 3.9 billion tons in…

Ratcheting of climate pledges needed to limit peak global warming – Nature.com

The Global Change Analysis Model GCAM is an open-source model developed and maintained at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Joint Global Change Research Institute. In this study, we use the version of the GCAM (v.5.3) used in ref. 5 and…

Health must be front and centre in the COP27 climate change negotiations – World Health Organization

On the eve of the pivotal climate talks at COP27, WHO issues a grim reminder that the climate crisis continues to make people sick and jeopardizes lives and that health must be at the core of these critical negotiations. WHO…

Countries vowed to ramp up climate pledges in 2022. Very few have. – The Washington Post

Last fall, at a high-profile global climate summit in Scotland, the countries of the world embraced what seemed like a significant commitment in the quest to combat climate change. Acknowledging that progress had been too slow, leaders agreed to “revisit…

Transforming Society

How can the problems of war, climate collapse and famine best be addressed?  Earlier this year, the U.N. issued a warning about famine, pointing out that war is compounding the problems of climate disruption and famine, adding that the “main…

Is Global Warming Real? The Short Answer Is Yes, But Here’s Why – Green Queen Media

6 Mins Read In 1856, American scientist Eunice Foote released a paper that described how an odorless gas, called carbon dioxide, could absorb heat. She concluded: “An atmosphere of that gas would give to our earth a high temperature.”One century…

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