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As China Boomed, It Didn’t Take Climate Change Into Account. Now It Must. – The New York Times

China’s breakneck growth over the last four decades erected soaring cities where there had been hamlets and farmland. The cities lured factories, and the factories lured workers. The boom lifted hundreds of millions of people out of the poverty and…

If the pandemic tells us how the world will deal with global warming, we’re in big trouble – The Irish Times

If the Covid-19 pandemic is a dress rehearsal for the larger catastrophe on the horizon – the planet’s irreversible overheating – then it has exposed a world nowhere near ready to deal with what’s coming. As a crisis, the pandemic…

Climate Crisis Turns World’s Subways Into Flood Zones – The New York Times

Follow our live coverage of extreme weather and climate change. Terrified passengers trapped in flooded subway cars in Zhengzhou, China. Water cascading down stairways into the London Underground. A woman wading through murky, waist-deep water to reach a New York…

Global warming, Elder Parole bill, refugees and more – Newsday

Global warming is becoming the dominating economic, political and social issue of the 21st century [“Wildfire size, community density eyed,” News, July 20]. With tens of billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide emitted into the air every year, the…

Climate change is no longer other worldly, and inaction is no longer an option – USA TODAY

Not long ago, climate change for many Americans was like a distant bell. News of starving polar bears or melting glaciers was tragic and disturbing, but other worldly. Not any more. Hundreds died in unprecedented triple-digit heat in Oregon, Washington and western Canada late last…

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Dry spell ends but rains catch Delhi unprepared

It rained relief — and a little bit of nightmare — in Delhi. The delayed monsoon brought in the same story as every year: Submerged roads and traffic jams. At least 3 people died

‘No One is Safe’: How The Heatwave Has Battered the Wealthy World – The New York Times

And even though it will take extensive scientific analysis to link climate change to last week’s cataclysmic floods in Europe, a warmer atmosphere holds more moisture and is already causing heavier rainfall in many storms around the world. There is…

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EU’s green deal plans launched with ‘make-or-break decade’ warning

The EU executive has unveiled sweeping proposals to tackle global heating, warning of “a make-or-break decade” in the fight against the climate and nature crises. The dozen draft laws, spanning tighter curbs on industrial pollution, higher renewable energy targets, and…

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