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Faith and Values: Combatting climate change is a duty of our faith — whatever it may be – The Spokesman-Review

With the global environment experiencing more “natural” disasters, politicians and religious leaders continue to speak about climate change – whether it is real, if we should take it seriously and the like. We are at the crossroads of three areas:…

Petra Fromme honored with the prestigious Anfinsen Award

(Arizona State University) Arizona State University researcher Petra Fromme has received the 2021 Christian B. Anfinsen Award. The honor is bestowed by The Protein Society, the premier international association dedicated to supporting protein research.

Opinion: The realities of climate change – Los Angeles Times

Climate change is an extremely controversial topic in today’s modern society. It’s defined by NASA as “a long-term change in the average weather patterns that have come to define Earth’s local, regional and global climates” and the changes in earth’s…

Warming homogenizes apparent temperature sensitivity of ecosystem respiration – Science Advances

INTRODUCTION Terrestrial ecosystem respiration (Re), the sum of autotrophic respiration from primary producers and heterotrophic respiration from consumers and detritivores, represents a fundamental biospheric function and plays a major role in the global carbon cycle and growth rate of atmospheric…

Why the House Republicans’ plan to fight climate change matters – MSNBC

As a rule, congressional Republicans aren’t in the habit of unveiling policy proposals on any issue. It’s the hallmark of a post-policy party: it’s up to others to do the unglamorous work of crafting substantive legislation. With this in mind,…

Biden’s new 2030 climate change target: Will it be fair to other countries? – Vox.com

On April 22, President Biden will convene global leaders for a virtual climate summit in a bid to reassert US leadership and motivate countries to cut emissions much more aggressively. Of course, the US is only just recommitting to climate…

Climate change will hit ‘endemic’ plants and animals the hardest, study warns – Carbon Brief

Plants and animals that only live in one region – known as “endemic” species – are expected to be “consistently more adversely impacted” by climate change than their less specialised counterparts, new research shows. The synthesis study, published in Biological…

Biodiversity ‘hot spots’ devastated in warming world – FRANCE 24

Issued on: 09/04/2021 – 00:02 Advertising Read more Paris (AFP) Unless nations dramatically improve on carbon cutting pledges made under the 2015 Paris climate treaty, the planet’s richest concentrations of animal and plant life will be irreversibly ravaged by global…

Second Circuit Climate Change Ruling Affirms Dismissal of State-law Claims – JD Supra

In the past four years, state attorneys general or municipalities have brought 21 lawsuits based on state-law claims (e.g., nuisance, trespass, consumer fraud) seeking to hold fossil fuel companies liable for costs allegedly resulting from climate change. Of these 21…