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The Column: Reckoning with my contribution to global warming – Newsday

I wear a 7½ shoe. No Sasquatch here. Still, the recent passage of significant climate-change legislation has me pondering the size of my carbon footprint. The pandemic’s forced reduction of my automobile use the past two years has been a…

The Tonga Volcano Shook the World. It May Also Affect the Climate. – The New York Times

The eruption of an underwater volcano in the Pacific Ocean in January that was so large it produced a global shock wave also spewed huge amounts of water vapor into the upper atmosphere, where it may cause a small, short-term…

Scientists Predict the Hole in the Ozone Layer Will Close in the Next 50 Years

Scientists have estimated that at current rates, the hole in the ozone layer will close around 2070. Levels of chemical emissions from refrigeration and air conditioning have fallen and continue to fall, leading the scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who measure the ozone hole every year to conclude its days are numbered. […]

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Duke Energy Is Leaking a Potent Climate-Warming Gas at More Than Five Times the Rate of Other Utilities – InsideClimate News

This article was published in partnership with NBC News.  DAVIDSON, N.C.—Four thin, metal cylinders containing the world’s most potent greenhouse gas stand lashed to the base of a Duke Energy substation on a quiet country road. The tanks are made…

Centre to work with eight IITs on R&D of low global warming potential chemicals – Hindustan Times

Union Environment Minister Bhupendra Yadav on Friday said that the Ministry would soon be entering into collaboration with eight Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) to promote research and development of chemicals with low global warming potential, including blends. These IIT…

Air conditioner tech is outdated. These are AC options for a hotter future. – The Washington Post

Listen 7 min Comment on this story Comment Gift Article This week, Californians got a reminder of one of the most vexing paradoxes of global warming. With temperatures well over 110 degrees Fahrenheit in some regions on Tuesday night, hundreds…

Fluorinated gases regulation and climate warming – EPHA – European Public Health Alliance

Guest article by Marta Montanari, Policy and Events Officer at the European Respiratory Society  In 2020, the European Commission started to work on a new initiative to update the current set of rules to reduce Fluorinated gases (F-gases) emissions. There…

The Hank Hill Solution to Climate Change – The American Prospect

The climate has a refrigerant problem. These chemicals, used across industries and homes, are often super-powerful greenhouse gases—thousands or even tens of thousands of times stronger than carbon dioxide—that contribute significantly to climate change. And with temperatures rising across the…

Remembering James Lovelock, Whose ‘Gaia Theory’ Shaped Our Understanding of Global Warming – Smithsonian Magazine

James Lovelock sits with one of his early inventions, a Gas Chromatography device that measures molecules in the atmosphere. Nick Ansell/PA Images via Getty Images Our knowledge of toxic pollutants, the ozone layer’s depletion and man-made climate change can all…

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