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Letter: Beating climate change means tough choices on solar and EVs – Financial Times

Martin Sandbu is an optimist. He thinks that daily life will pretty much stay the same in our ongoing battle against global warming (Opinion, April 26). I like optimism, but I see tough choices ahead. First, from where do we…

Team effort is a must to combat climate change – San Mateo Daily Journal

On Wednesday, April 28, Senate Democrats, alongside Republican representatives, passed a vote to restore restrictions on the emissions of the climate-warming pollutant, methane. While this significant step toward combating the climate crisis sparks optimism, I think that national policies alone…

The 1.5℃ global warming limit is not impossible – but without political action it soon will be – The Conversation AU

Limiting global warming to 1.5℃ this century is a central goal of the Paris Agreement. In recent months, climate experts and others, including in Australia, have suggested the target is now impossible. Whether Earth can stay within 1.5℃ warming involves…

Don’t ask officials what they think of global warming — ask if they want a warning – Washington Post

As a professor of atmospheric sciences, I have researched weather and weather forecasting for 40 years. Forecasters issue warnings for hazardous weather because people answer yes to questions such as: “If you live in Key West and a hurricane might…

Carbon in the sky and climate change: Earth Day by the numbers – Al Jazeera English

Since Earth Day – the annual day for the environment – started being observed, global warming has dramatically worsened. Could carbon pricing be a silver bullet? Looking back over the past five decades, there’s been a fairly steady descent into…

The Climate Clock Now Ticks With a Tinge of Optimism – The New York Times

A hint of optimism has been added to the Climate Clock, the set of decreasing numbers on the facade of a building in New York’s Union Square that was conceived by two artists and activists, to communicate the urgency of…

Why rescuing the climate and saving biodiversity go hand in hand – New Scientist

By Michael Le Page A kangaroo and her joey survey the aftermath of a wildfire in Mallacoota, Australia, in 2020 Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals/naturepl THE Great Barrier Reef is already in a critical state. Rising sea temperatures are killing corals faster…

Chad Blair: Goodbye COVID-19, Hello Climate Change – Honolulu Civil Beat

Like thousands of Hawaii residents last week, I received my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It was so encouraging to see so many folks lined up ahead of and behind me that I almost let go my frustration at…

Fun Facts and Strange Customs to Celebrate the Vernal Equinox

As the vernal equinox heralds the first day of spring, all across the world, unique phenomena can be seen on this day alone. For thousands of years humans have known that around the day marked on the Gregorian calendar as March 20th (or 21st, but we’ll get into that later) the day and night were […]

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New and recent books about women, climate change, and the environment » Yale Climate Connections – Yale Climate Connections

To honor Women’s History Month, Yale Climate Connections’s March bookshelf presents a selection of new and recent titles on how women are changing the politics and prospects for action on climate change. Three books focus on the efforts of young…