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Paris Agreement

Emissions slashed today won’t slow warming until mid-century – The Economist

Jul 11th 2020 MUCH OF the international effort thus far to combat climate change has focused on cutting emissions of greenhouse gases, chief among them carbon dioxide. That is, of course, a rational approach. Global average temperatures are roughly 1.1°C…

UN: World could hit 1.5-degree warming threshold by 2024 – ABC News

The U.N. weather agency says the world could see average global temperatures rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius above the pre-industrial average for the first time in the coming five years By NADINE ACHOUI-LESAGE and FRANK JORDANS Associated Press July 9,…

Properly Addressing Climate Change Requires Letting Go Of Misguided Ideology

climate changePolitical responses to climate change are not happening fast or effectively. Almost all nations are on track to fall short of their Paris Agreement targets. Social movements are putting pressure on politicians to enact change, but politicians are limited by governing institutions and the ideologies of their constituents, some of which do not believe in the problem, let alone a government-driven solution. Avoiding catastrophe requires a structural socioeconomic overhaul, but without popular political mandates, how can nation-states respond without compromising classical liberal values

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How to tackle climate change, food security and land degradation

How can some of world’s biggest problems — climate change, food security and land degradation — be tackled simultaneously? Some lesser-known options, such as integrated water management and increasing the organic content of soil, have fewer trade-offs than many well-known options, such as planting trees, according to a new study.

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How to tackle climate change, food security and land degradation

How can some of world’s biggest problems — climate change, food security and land degradation — be tackled simultaneously? Some lesser-known options, such as integrated water management and increasing the organic content of soil, have fewer trade-offs than many well-known options, such as planting trees, according to a new study.

Energy

Australian banks ‘undermining Paris agreement’ with $7bn in fossil fuel loans

Since the Paris agreement was signed, Australia’s big four banks have financed new fossil fuel projects that would cancel out the national emissions reduction target 21 times over, according to analysis by the activist investor group Market Forces. The analysis,…

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Gold mining restricts Amazon rainforest recovery

Gold mining significantly limits the regrowth of Amazon forests, greatly reducing their ability to accumulate carbon, according to a new study. The researchers warn that the impacts of mining on tropical forests are long-lasting and that active land management and restoration will be necessary to recover tropical forests on previously mined lands.

Forests are a solution to global warming. They’re also vulnerable to it – Mongabay.com

Forest-based solutions play an important role in addressing climate change, but the risks to forests from climate change also need to be calculated, according to a newly published paper in Science. For forests to be good carbon-removal investments, they need…

Energy

Let’s end Australia’s climate and energy warfare, Albanese tells Morrison

Anthony Albanese has dumped Labor’s former backing of Malcolm Turnbull’s national energy guarantee and opened the door for taxpayer support for carbon capture and storage technologies, in a major overture to Scott Morrison to reach bipartisan agreement on energy policy….