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‘Will action to slow climate change make the world poorer?’ » Yale Climate Connections – Yale Climate Connections

Dear Sara, My brother says that some economists have taken the view that 3 degrees Celsius is the most reasonable target for warming, and that limiting warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius would just make the world poorer. Many people now…

Electric Vehicle Subsidies And Other Green Fantasies

Electric vehicles (EVs) are the future. Everyone will want one because they’re emission-free, ecologically responsible, and more affordable every year. That’s why GM, Volvo, and other manufacturers will soon be making only EVs. Or so we’re told. Some people have…

Gas-guzzlers have to die to save planet from climate change – Los Angeles Times

The numbers paint a daunting picture. In 2019, consumers worldwide bought 64 million new personal cars and 27 million new commercial motor vehicles, a paltry 2.1 million of which were electric-powered. Climate scientists tell us that we have less than…

Hotter, drier, CRISPR: editing for climate change

(University of Queensland) Just 15 plant crops provide 90 per cent of the world’s food calories. A review of genome editing technologies published in Theoretical and Applied Genetics states gene editing technology could play a vital role to play in climate-proofing future crops to protect global food security. The review recommends integrating CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing into modern breeding programs for crop improvement in cereals.

AI tames data volumes for automated driving

(Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT) ) Large data volumes arise when testing highly automated vehicles. The new KIsSME project reduces data volumes to save storage capacity, power, and evaluation expenditure and, at the same time, at compressing data to enhance vehicle safety. Algorithms based on AI select data in the driving mode and sort them into scenario catalogs. Within the project funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) supplies data from test drives and simulations.

Texas Crisis Exposes a Nation’s Vulnerability to Climate Change – Yahoo News

Even as Texas struggled to restore electricity and water over the past week, signs of the risks posed by increasingly extreme weather to America’s aging infrastructure were cropping up across the country. The week’s continent-spanning winter storms triggered blackouts in…

Texas crisis exposes a nation’s vulnerability to climate change – Moneycontrol.com

Snow begins to accumulate as San Antonio police officers gather near the Alamo, February 18, 2021, in downtown San Antonio. (PC-AP Photo/Eric Gay) Even as Texas struggled to restore electricity and water over the past week, signs of the risks…

Here’s what Bill Gates is doing — and not doing — to help fight climate change – GeekWire

[embedded content] Climate change is by definition a global challenge, and in his new book, “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” Bill Gates describes solutions that require an all-hands response including government, companies, institutions and individuals. But as one of…