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Climate change increases renters’ risks – Yale Climate Connections

In 2000, almost 8,000 affordable housing units in the United States were at risk from annual coastal flooding. By 2050, this number could rise to 24,518, according to a recent analysis by Climate Central. The nonprofit science-journalism organization found that…

Climate change likely to worsen despite worldwide pledges to cut carbon emissions, report finds – FOX 29 News Philadelphia

Biden, Harris speak at climate summit on Earth Day President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris opened Earth Day’s climate summit, with an ambitious pledge to cut by at least one-half the climate-wrecking coal and petroleum fumes that America…

Calpers under fire over opposition to BP climate vote – Financial Times

Calpers and Climate Action 100+, the influential investor group, have come under fire over the US pension fund’s decision to vote against a climate resolution at oil supermajor BP. The resolution, scheduled for a vote at BP’s annual general meeting…

Sea level rises from melting ice massively reduced by limiting global warming – Mirage News

Sea level rise caused by melting ice could be halved this century if the Paris Agreement target of limiting warming to 1.5°C is met. A new study, from an international research team including University of Leeds scientists, explored the land…

Johnson, Merkel Urge Economic Powers to Pledge Toward Climate Change – Voice of America

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged the world’s economic powers Thursday not to shy away from serious investments in combating climate change. Merkel hosted the 2021 Petersburg Climate Dialogue, an online conference designed to drive international…

The world needs to dramatically cut methane emissions to avoid worst of climate change, UN says – CNBC

Flames from a flaring pit near a well in the Bakken Oil Field. The primary component of natural gas is methane, which is odorless when it comes directly out of the gas well. In addition to methane, natural gas typically…

Catastrophic sea-level rise from Antarctic melting possible with severe global warming – EurekAlert

The Antarctic ice sheet is much less likely to become unstable and cause dramatic sea-level rise in upcoming centuries if the world follows policies that keep global warming below a key 2015 Paris climate agreement target, according to a Rutgers…

Catastrophic Sea-Level Rise from Antarctic Melting is Possible with Severe Global Warming – Rutgers Today

Antarctic ice sheet is more likely to remain stable if Paris climate agreement is met If Paris Agreement targets are not met, the collapse of melting Antarctic ice shelves – like the Wilkins Ice Shelf in 2009 – could cause…