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After COP27, all signs point to world blowing past the 1.5 degrees global warming limit | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star

By Peter Schlosser The world could still, theoretically, meet its goal of keeping global warming under 1.5 degrees Celsius, a level many scientists consider a dangerous threshold. Realistically, that’s unlikely to happen. Part of the problem was evident at COP27,…

Giving Thanks for a Beloved Sugar Maple

The old maple is dying. It faded slowly at first, but last summer it began to go fast, its lichen-covered limbs snapping and falling to the ground, the gray bark covered with dark green moss. It has far fewer leaves….

Dimming the Sun to Cool the Planet Is a Desperate Idea, Yet We’re Inching Toward It – The New Yorker

If we decide to “solar geoengineer” the Earth—to spray highly reflective particles of a material, such as sulfur, into the stratosphere in order to deflect sunlight and so cool the planet—it will be the second most expansive project that humans…

What “longtermism” gets wrong about climate change – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Corn affected by 2013 drought in Texas. Global warming is making summer droughts in Texas longer and more severe. USDA photo by Bob Nichols In his new book What We Owe the Future, William MacAskill outlines the case for what…

Where U.S.-China Competition Leaves Climate Change – The Atlantic

The latest round of international negotiations on climate change, which concluded on Sunday, achieved a significant breakthrough by creating a fund to compensate poor countries for damage caused by global warming. But the two weeks of intense haggling at COP27,…

From the U.N. climate conference, advice for Philly as it adapts to global warming – The Philadelphia Inquirer

For a dozen days this month, an estimated 35,000 people from around the world gathered in Egypt at COP27, the United Nations climate conference. Among the attendees — in addition to representatives from the nearly 200 countries that signed onto…

Australia’s methane emissions, the Global Methane Pledge and COP27

Image: KarryosMethane inventories in select fossil fuel basins (size of bubble = Mt CH4/yr), coverage of satellite data (x-axis, relative to total country emissions) and annual trend rate since 2019 (y-axis). A report on global methane emissions by Karryos shows…

Manchin’s Upset Biden Told The Truth About His Plan To Kill Coal

Every so often President Biden blurts out what he really thinks, even if it’s politically or diplomatically embarrassing. He did it again Friday when he said his Administration will shut down coal plants across America. While true, his comment won’t…

Days Before The Election, Biden Brags He’s Shuttering All Coal Mines

As if John Fetterman’s debate with Dr. Oz wasn’t enough of a campaign killer, Joe Biden announced today that he will be closing coal plants in favor of wind and solar power. Let’s see how that goes over with Pennsylvania…

Energy Crisis A Predictable Outcome Of Demonizing The Oil and Gas Industry

Joe Biden the Wise, as history must record him, has recently brought his fabled wit’s lacerating whip to “big oil.” Thank you, Joseph. Naturally, the sage of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. is enraged beyond simple anger that the price of oil…

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