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News about Climate Change and our Planet


What we’re still learning about how trees grow

A new study finds that tree growth does not seem to be generally limited by photosynthesis but rather by cell growth. This suggests that we need to rethink the way we forecast forest growth in a changing climate, and that forests in the future may not be able to absorb as much carbon from the atmosphere as we thought.

Leaders descend on Miami, ‘ground zero’ for climate change in America, to find solutions – NBC News

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Hundreds of scientists, policymakers, activists and business leaders are descending on South Florida this week to discuss how best to tackle the most pressing aspects of the climate crisis. The inaugural Aspen Ideas: Climate conference, a…

Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown

The world’s biggest fossil fuel firms are quietly planning scores of “carbon bomb” oil and gas projects that would drive the climate past internationally agreed temperature limits with catastrophic global impacts, a Guardian investigation shows. The exclusive data shows these…

To Equitably Confront Climate Change, Cities Need to Include Public Health Agencies in Planning Adaptations – InsideClimate News

Cities must better involve their public health agencies in plans to prepare for the impacts of climate change if their adaptations are to equitably help their citizens, according to a recent study in PLOS Climate. City officials must prepare for…

Want to fight climate change? Eat more plants and fewer animals | Opinion – Pennsylvania Capital-Star

On April 22, Saint Paul, Minn. Mayor Melvin Carter issued a proclamation urging the public to consume more plant-based foods in place of animal products. Promoting plant-rich eating could be a key factor in achieving the city’s goal of achieving…

Say goodbye to chardonnay: Global warming changing the wines Australia can make – Sydney Morning Herald

Australia’s most popular varieties suited to cooler climates – shiraz, chardonnay, cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir and sauvignon blanc – may not be as easy to grow as temperatures increase, he adds. Rainfall also plays a significant role in wine production….

Warming Trends: Nature and Health Studies Focused on the Privileged, $1B for Climate School and Old Tires Detour Into Concrete – InsideClimate News

SCIENCE Nature and Health Research Ignored Populations That Weren’t White, Western or Wealthy A growing body of research shows that nature can benefit mental health and well-being. But an analysis of that research reveals that it almost exclusively focuses on…

Operating rooms are the climate change contributor no one’s talking about

The health care industry accounts for about 8.5% of all greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, and surgery is one of hospitals’ biggest culprits in this space. Two surgeons-in-training give some solutions to combat this problem.

May 24: Climate Experts to Discuss the Future of NYC’s Waterfront – City Limits

Join City Limits at the 2022 Waterfront Conference, a day-long event of speeches and panels by experts in resiliency, housing, and policy to address approaches to the climate crisis that range from federal policy to hyperlocal solutions. Adi Talwar View…

McKinsey launches climate change tech platform – Environment Analyst

Global consulting major is enhancing support for sustainable tech clients, building on the McKinsey Sustainability division created to consolidate its E&S business services. New York-headquartered professional services firm McKinsey has developed a new offering designed to help its clients develop…

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