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Biden’s climate duo of Kerry and McCarthy puts U.S. back in global warming fight – CBS News

This story originally appeared at Reuters.com and is republished here as part of Covering Climate Now, a global journalism collaboration strengthening coverage of the climate story. An unlikely duo is steering President Joe Biden’s efforts to restore U.S. credibility on…

China Gives a Cool Boost to Effort to Reduce Global Warming – NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council)

President Xi Jinping said that China has decided to accept the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer earlier today. The announcement, part of a conversation with Chancellor Merkel of Germany and President Macron…

How Overreliance On Wind And Solar Fed Texas’s Power Outages

When the lights went out in Texas earlier this year, corporate media and the left swiftly developed a narrative and stuck to it: Texas failed because it didn’t regulate enough and it wasn’t part of the national grid. This storyline…

Climate Media Vs. Climate Science

Joe Biden has put a presidential imprimatur on climate change being an existential threat, and he doesn’t mean in the Jean-Paul Sartre sense of man’s search for meaning in an uncomforting universe. He means the end of humanity, a claim…

In the climate change fight, the Interior Department becomes a battlefield – The Washington Post

The next month, the White House backed away from its initial choice for Interior deputy secretary after Manchin suggested she was too hostile to fossil fuels and declined to meet with her. The senator has declined to comment about the…

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…

Biden Wants World Leaders to Make Climate Change Commitments – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is nearing agreements with Japan, Korea and Canada to bolster carbon emission reduction targets in all four countries ahead of a closely watched summit of global leaders on Earth Day, April 22. But in the…

Executives Call for Deep Emission Cuts to Combat Climate Change – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — More than 300 businesses, including Google, McDonalds and Walmart, are pushing the Biden administration to nearly double the United States’ target for cuts to planet-warming emissions ahead of an April 22 global summit on climate change. In a…

As climate change threatens world peace, Japan must face up to risk – Nikkei Asia

TOKYO — Almost a decade ago, then-President Barack Obama’s White House cited climate change as a “threat multiplier” to both American and international security. This assertion in the administration’s Quadrennial Defense Review was met with skepticism by some in the…

Politics

BUDGET: Biden’s $1.2B for adaptation falls short of Obama pledge

Financing has been at the core of global negotiations to combat climate change, and the issue is expected to play a major role in a U.S.-led climate summit among 40 world leaders later this month. But President Biden’s budget proposal released Friday would leave the United States playing catch-up on its climate commitments.