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Climate change risk is complex: here is a way to assess it – The Conversation CA

A key feature of climate change is that it doesn’t pose one single risk. Rather, it presents multiple, interacting risks that can compound and cascade. Importantly, responses to climate change can also affect risk. In our highly connected world, climate…

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…

Gov. Whitmer’s Oil Pipeline Shutdown Straining Ties With Closest Ally

Months after President Biden snubbed Canadian officials by canceling Keystone XL, an impending showdown over a second crude oil pipeline threatens to further strain ties between the two neighbors that were frayed during the Trump administration. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer,…

Connecting California: State’s climate change fight about more than global warming – Desert Sun

California’s fight against climate change isn’t doing all that much to slow climate change. But it should be considered a success anyway.   While California reached its 2020 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels, it is lagging in…

Biden: Americans Can Travel By Rail Nearly As Fast As A Plane

President Joe Biden defended his exorbitant “infrastructure” bill Wednesday by urging Americans to imagine a world in which they can travel by rail at the speed of an airplane and traverse the globe’s entire circumference in just an hour. These…

Does Biden’s American Jobs Plan go big enough on climate change? – Al Jazeera English

At first glance, United States President Joe Biden’s giant American Jobs Plan seems like an environmentalist’s dream: enormous investment in electric vehicles, big tax incentives for renewable energy and widespread improvements to the ailing US power grid. The initiative would…

Insurers have no choice: Stop backing projects climate-risky projects or drown | Greenbiz – GreenBiz

This article originally was published by Climate & Capital Media and is reprinted with permission. The climate crisis is increasing the frequency, severity and unpredictability of extreme weather, increasing claims and making it harder to predict risk. As premiums are…

Opening Day temps in Detroit rise in recent decades due to global warming – WDIV ClickOnDetroit

DETROIT – Last year, Opening Day was sweltering in Detroit — which probably has something to do with it being held in July because of the coronavirus pandemic. This year, Opening Day is unfolding on time, but with much colder…

How Climate Alarmists Fuel Climate Denial

‘The end is nigh!’ is an age-old conceit of religious zealots and prophets of doom. Preaching apocalypse may comfort believers, but it isn’t very convincing to unbelievers. In the Olivet Discourse, also known as the Little Apocalypse, Jesus predicts great catastrophic…