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Global warming. Inequality. COVID-19. And Al Gore is … Optimistic? – Grist

News on climate in the time of coronavirus Subscribe today This story was originally published by Wired and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Before he was the guy with the climate change PowerPoint presentation, before…

Aquaculture’s role in nutrition in the COVID-19 era

(American University) A new paper from American University examines the economics of an aquaculture industry of the future that is simultaneously environmentally sustainable and nutritious for the nearly 1 billion people worldwide who depend on it.

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Global Warming. Inequality. Covid-19. And Al Gore Is … Optimistic? – WIRED

AR: You just said that was a huge opportunity for investing and a business opportunity. Do you not see a tension between so-called Environment, Social and Governance investing and the fiduciary responsibility that institutional investors and executives have to maximize…

Energy

Australian banks ‘undermining Paris agreement’ with $7bn in fossil fuel loans

Since the Paris agreement was signed, Australia’s big four banks have financed new fossil fuel projects that would cancel out the national emissions reduction target 21 times over, according to analysis by the activist investor group Market Forces. The analysis,…

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Agriculture – a climate villain? Maybe not!

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) claims that agriculture is one of the main sources of greenhouse gases, and is thus by many observers considered as a climate villain.

Major new paleoclimatology study shows global warming has upended 6500 years of cooling – EurekAlert

IMAGE: Holocene global mean surface temperature. view more  Credit: Victor O. Leshyk, Northern Arizona University Over the past 150 years, global warming has more than undone the global cooling that occurred over the past six millennia, according to a major study…

Bleaching affects aquarium corals, too

(ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies) A world-first study examines the temperature thresholds of Australian aquarium corals and finds they are at risk under climate change.

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Deforestation and land-clearing are taking a toll on Brazil’s corn yield

(Dartmouth College) Brazil is one of the top three producers of both soy and corn globally, and its agricultural sector accounts for one-fifth of the country’s economy. Deforestation and land-clearing practices have long been linked to decreases in biodiversity, and increases in temperature, stream flow, fire occurence, and carbon dioxide emissions. According to a Dartmouth study published in Nature Sustainability, these land-clearing practices in Brazil are also altering the climate and can significantly reduce corn yields