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Even without new fossil fuel projects, global warming will still exceed 1.5℃. But renewables might make it possible – The Conversation AU

The International Energy Agency (IEA) last month made global headlines when it declared there is no room for new fossil fuel investment if we’re to avoid catastrophic climate change. However, our new research suggests the horse may have already bolted….

See 1st new images of Ganymede in over 20 years

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first new closeup images of Jupiter’s largest moon Ganymede in over 20 years. They show the moon’s craters, light and dark patches and tectonic faults in beautiful detail. See them here!

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Dinosaurs lived in greenhouse climate with hot summers

(Vrije Universiteit Brussel) Paleoclimatologist Niels de Winter and colleagues developed an innovative way to use the clumped isotope method to reconstruct climate in the geological past on the seasonal scale. They show that dinosaurs had to deal with hotter summers than previously thought. The results suggest that in the mid latitudes, seasonal temperatures will likely rise along with climate warming, while seasonal difference is maintained. This results in very high summer temperatures.

Turning a corner on addressing climate change — but is it enough? – The Seattle Times

I don’t mean to rain emissions on the parade of good climate-crisis news, but all is not as it appears. The big news stateside was ExxonMobil shareholders voting, against management, to seat at least three directors nominated by a small…

Australia Reforms Laws to Fight Carbon Dioxide Emissions – The National Law Review

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 In the past month, a number of landmark developments have occurred in climate change law in Australia and overseas, which have the potential to materially impact emissions-intensive corporations and projects. These reflect the ongoing willingness of…

Events Show Fast-Rising Climate Change Pressure on Energy Sector Firms – Engineering News-Record

Events Show Fast-Rising Climate Change Pressure in Energy Sector | 2021-05-30 | Engineering News-Record This website requires certain cookies to work and uses other cookies to help you have the best experience. By visiting this website, certain cookies have already…

Lawfare: Report Warns Companies, Rich Economies Face Onslaught Of Climate Litigation

Companies operating in rich, successful capitalist economies including Britain, Australia, Germany, France, Japan, Canada, and especially the U.S. must prepare for an onslaught of activist-driven climate litigation, a report released Friday warns. The prediction of expensive judicial activism comes in…

Factbox: Eyes on U.S. climate lawsuits after landmark Dutch ruling – Reuters

The Royal Dutch Shell logo is seen at a Shell petrol station in London, January 31, 2008. REUTERS/Toby Melville/File Photo A landmark ruling on Wednesday by a Dutch court ordering Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) to drastically cut its planned greenhouse…